In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the senatorial campaign of John Fetterman and his recovery from a stroke.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- John Fetterman is the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, and an NBC interview drew attention to his disability and media’s treatment of it. Natalia referred to Rebecca Traister’s profile of Fetterman for New York magazine. Neil recommended this Disability Studies Quarterly article by historians Paul Renfro and Byrd McDaniel. We drew on this HISTORY overview of disabled presidents and this POLITICO piece about politicians and mental illness.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia shared Constance Méheut’s New York Times article, “With Leaps and Bounds, Parkour Athletes Turn Off the Lights in Paris.”
- Neil commented on Nicole Laporte’s Town and Country article, “Why Are So Many Northern Kids Moving South to College?”
- Niki discussed Elizabeth Becker’s book You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War.