In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the history of divorce law in the United States.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Speaker of the House Mike Johnson is a proponent of “covenant marriage,” an institutional arrangement that makes it much more difficult to get divorced. Natalia referred to this Atlantic article about the history of no-fault divorce. Niki drew on this JSTOR Daily piece on how women advocated for these changes and on this CNN piece as well.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended the “Dog Eat Dog” episode of Season 4 of the History Channel’s Food That Built America program.
- Neil discussed Bruce Weber’s New York Times obituary, “Bobby Knight, Basketball Coach Known for Trophies and Tantrums, Dies at 83.”
- Niki shared about a new edited collection, LBJ’s America: The Life and Legacies of Lyndon Baines Johnson.