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Series credits

Hosts: Jason Steinhauer and Paul Steege
Research Assistants: Maggie Strolle and Claire Hoffman
Audio Engineer: Jason Egner
Artwork: Jubilee Marshall
Music: Lee Rosevere


Episode 1 - Income Inequality


Interview with Marisa Chappell, March 26, 2018
Interview with Victoria Wolcott, March 26, 2018


Bregman, Rutger. "Nixon’s Basic Income Plan," Jacobin, May 5, 2016.
Galeon, Dom. "Hawaii just became the first US state to pass a bill supporting basic income." Futurism, republished by Business Insider, June 15, 2017.
Life Magazine, March 8, 1968. Vol. 64, No. 10.
Macdonald, Dwight. “Our Invisible Poor,The New Yorker, January 19, 1963.
Sreenivasan, Jyotsna. Poverty and the Government in America: A Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 1. ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2009.
U.S. Department of Commerce. Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1968.

Archival Sources

Lyndon Johnson speech, University of Michigan, May 22, 1964, courtesy LBJ Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration


Episode 2 - Endless War


Interview with Lien Hang Nguyen, March 13, 2018
Interview with Mark Bowden, March 15, 2018


Bowden, Mark. Hue, 1968. Grove Atlantic, 2017.
LIFE MAGAZINE, March 1968.
Nguyen, Lien-Hang. ”Between the Storms: North Vietnam’s Strategy During the Second Indochina War (1955-1973).” Ph.D. Dissertation, Yale University 2008.
Kimball, Jeffrey. "Review: Fredrik Logevall. Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam. " H-Diplo, H-Net (February 2000).
Zelizer, Julian. "How Congress Helped End the Vietnam War ." The American Prospect. February 6, 2007.


Episode 3 - Distrust in Government


Interview with Daniel C. Hallin, March 26, 2018
Interview with David Farber, March 29, 2018


Culbert, David. "Television's Visual Impact on Decision-Making in the USA, 1968: The Tet Offensive and Chicago's Democratic National Convention." Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 33, No. 3 (July, 1998).
McCarthy, Mary. "Notes on the Election." New York Review of Books. October 24, 1968.
Nader, Ralph. "The Great American Gyp. New York Review of Books. November 21, 1968.
Pew Research Center. "Public Trust in Government, 1958-2017." December 14, 2017.


Episode 4 - Development


Interview with Ryan Irwin, March 29, 2018
Interview with Emma Hunter, March 29, 2018


Bachir Diagne, Souleymane.“1968: Crisis in African Letters.” The Romantic Review, Vol. 101, No. 1-2 (2008).
Brennan, James R. "Youth, The Tanu Youth Leauge and Managed Vigilantism in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 1925-73." Africa, Vol. 76, No. 2 (2006).
Ferguson, James. “Invisible Humanism: An African 1968 and Its Aftermaths.” The Long 1968. Indiana University Press, 2013.
Irwin, Ryan M. "Apartheid on Trial: South West Africa and the International Court of Justice, 1960-66." The International History Review, Vol. 32, No. 4 (December 2010).
Melbourne, Roy M. "The American Response to the Nigerian Conflict, 1968." Issue: A Journal of Opinion, Vol. 3, No. 2. (Summer 1973).

Archival sources

United Nations Opening Session 1960. AP Archive. Accessed via YouTube.


Episode 5 - Student Activism

Guest Host

Andrea Spencer, History Communuication Fellow, Lepage Center


Interview with Raul Diego Rivera Hernandez, July 10, 2018
Interview with Paul Steege, July 10, 2018


Frazier, Leslie Jo and Cohen, Deborah. "Mexico '68: Defining the Space of the Movement, Heroic Masculinity in the Prison, and 'Women' in the Streets." Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 83, No. 4, November 2003.
González de Bustamante, Celeste. "1968 Olympic Dreams and Tlatelolco Nightmares: Imagining and Imaging Modernity on Television." Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2010.
The New York Times. "At least 20 Dead as Mexico Strife Reaches its Peak.” October 3, 1968.
The New York Times. "Deaths Put at 49 in Mexican Clash: 500 Wounded After Troops Fire on Students at Rally—1,500 Taken Prisoner.” October 4, 1968.


Episode 6 - The Environment


Interview with Paul Rosier, April 30, 2018
Interview with Sibylle Machat, March 26, 2018

Ehrlich, Paul. The Population Bomb. Rivercity Press, 1968.
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. "Thanksgiving 1966 Air Pollution Episode in the Eastern United States." July 1968. Accessed via

Archival sources

Apollo 8 broadcast, December 24, 1968. Accessed via YouTube.

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