Fringe Presidential Candidates
Guest: Mark Stein, author, "The Presidential Fringe: Questing and Jesting for the Oval Office"
Fringe presidential candidates, throughout American history, bring to the national stage issues that might otherwise be ignored.
The Legacy of Ross Perot
Guest: Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and Professor of Public Affairs and History, The University of Texas at Austin
The bizarre and unprecedented presidential campaign of Ross Perot.
Guest: Kate Winkler Dawson, author, "American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI"
In the first half of the 20th century, Edgar Oscar Heinrich rose to fame as highly skilled and multi-faceted forensic scientist, developing and pioneering techniques that are still used today by criminal investigators.
How Victorian Poisonings Shaped Forensic Toxicology
Guest: Linda Stratmann, author, “The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder”
One of the defining fears of the Victorian age, writes Linda Stratmann, is fear of being murdered by poison. In fact, the scandal and fascination surrounding publicized poisonings may have shaped forensic toxicology as we know it today.