In this episode, Natalia, Niki, and Neil discuss the Senate campaign of Herschel Walker and the controversy it has created.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Football star Herschel Walker is running for U.S. Senate as a conservative Republican in Georgia. Niki referred to historian Leah Wright Rigueur’s book The Loneliness of the Black Republican. Niki and Neil discussed this Christian Science Monitor article they co-authored in 2009. Neil drew on this Slate article about Walker’s son, an online influencer. Natalia referenced this New York Times profile about Walker’s local reputation.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia reflected on two controversies in academia, one surrounding historian Patricia Limerick and the other chemist Maitland Jones.
- Neil discussed Eric Burkett’s Bay Area Reporter story, “LGBTQ Agenda: Pentagon Office Finds Fears of Gay Service Were Unfounded, Report Says.”
- Niki discussed President Biden’s federal pardons of those convicted for marijuana possession.