In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss Ukraine’s connection to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, the declining bird population of North America, and the high price of parking spaces in New York City.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Ukraine is at the center of the impeachment probe against the president. Niki referred to Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich and to Zack Beauchamp’s Vox piece about how the Ukraine scandal changed his mind on impeachment. Neil also took on this topic in his column at The Week.
- The bird population is disappearing at an alarming rate. Natalia recommended Philip Dray’s book The Fair Chase: The Epic Story of Hunting in America and Niki referred to Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring.
- Parking lots are the latest aspect of New York City life to become a luxury commodity. Neil referenced this National Council on Public History post on the historical importance of preserving parking lots.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed an episode of the podcast Welcome to LA, “The Recruiter.”
- Neil recommended Matthew Avery Sutton’s book, Double Crossed: The Missionaries Who Spied for the United States During the Second World War.
- Niki talked about the ABC podcast “The Dropout.”