If you have a gap in your listening schedule for articulate writers conversing on American history, culture and politics, you'll want to fill it with this, a new podcast from the iconic magazine. The Atlantic was first published in 1857. As then-managing editor Cullen Murphy wrote in 1994, "Railroads did not yet cross the North American continent ... The publication of Darwin's Origin of Species was two years away ... Abraham Lincoln in 1857 was no more widely known nationally than any former one-term Congressman is today." The Atlantic's wide lens on the nation's history lends it an informed perspective on, and genuine stake in, America's present. Two episodes to date have explored, through discussions among the magazine's editors and contributors, the evolution of American exceptionalism and the waning of religious faith; both instalments were relentlessly interesting. New episodes drop Fridays.
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From: The Atlantic