Short on time (the standard lament of the podcast reviewer), we could only dip in and out of the Washington Post's excellent Presidential podcast last year. But their newest outing, Constitutional, will be a fixture in our regular rotation, having already proved to be unmissable listening. As physically distant but deeply interested observers of the US (i.e. Australians), we're not well-schooled in Constitutional history, but we do know that, for many, it's akin to a sacred object. This podcast sweeps aside the mythology that shrouds the Constitution to examine it more directly - as an imperfect, man-made product of its time, which nonetheless remains the beating heart of democracy. This second episode, in which Indigenous leader Chief Standing Bear establishes the Constitutional right of Native American people to be treated as people at all, shook and moved us. New instalments weekly.
From: Washington Post
Released: 7 Aug 2017