We’re back with the first episode of 2024! This week, Alyson and Ryan Pryor discuss the connection between Ernest Hemingway and John F. Kennedy, along with their usual catch-up banter.
Today is November 22nd, which marks 60 years since the tragic assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas. National tragedies are never forgotten; everyone remembers where they were when they first heard terrible news. Alyson wasn’t born yet in 1963, but she wanted to hear from a few people who remember that day vividly, and how it impacted their lives and the lives those around them.
This week, ahead of the 60th anniversary of the tragic assassination of President Kennedy in 1963, Alyson discusses the newly released commemorative edition of “Five Days in November” with best-selling authors, Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Hill.
In the series premier, we recap the basic events surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination. We’ll discuss the formation of the famous Warren Commission, its findings — and highlight the one thing about its report that’s often overlooked.nBuy the book Countdown to Dallas: The Incredible Coincidences, Routines, and Blind “Luck” that Brought John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald Together on November 22, 1963 here.nLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
**This episode was pre-recorded several weeks ago** This year was the 70th anniversary of Jack and Jackie’s wedding. Alyson shares all the details about the big day.
The besties are back! Alyson and everyone’s favorite history teacher, Ryan Pryor, spend most of this episode catching up with each other after not recording for 4 months. They also share some of the CIA assassination attempts on Fidel Castro. But… it’s mostly banter. You’ve been warned.
This week, Alyson talks about the Kennedys’ Irish heritage, and JFK’s tour of Ireland in 1963.
This week, Alyson discusses the history behind President Kennedy and J. Robert Oppenheimer’s interactions, including President Johnson presenting him with the Enrico Fermi Award.
This week, Alyson discusses Ted Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign.
This week, Alyson talks about Jacqueline Bouvier’s first visit to the Kennedy Compound on July 20, 1953.