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  • Season 2, Episode 6: Transcript

    Hayley Bowman: Content warning: this episode discusses child sexual abuse, rape, and incest. In 1894, the nation’s leading textbook of legal medicine asserted that child rape was “the most frequent form of sexual crime” in the United States.[1] Physicians encountered venereal disease among young girls so frequently that they described it as an “epidemic.”[2] Ten was the age……

  • Season 2, Episode 5: A Prison by Any Other Name: Imagining Childhood Criminality in 1920s Chicago

    Season 2, Episode 5: A Prison by Any Other Name: Imagining Childhood Criminality in 1920s Chicago

    How can childhood histories help us understand the dynamic between children, authority figures, and the spaces they inhabited in 1920s Chicago? How can we best hear their voices?

  • Season 2, Episode 5: Transcript

    Hayley Bowman: Childhood. A time of play, imagination, and make-believe. Of innocence and safety.  A distinct period of life signaled by markers, things designated “for kids!” Toys, clothes, even venues and restaurants designed with children (and profits) in mind. Entertainment, apps like Netflix and movie studios like Pixar, cater specifically to children, providing content deemed appropriate……

  • Season 2, Episode 4: Mother Caravan: Disappearance and Resistance along the Migrant Trail

    Season 2, Episode 4: Mother Caravan: Disappearance and Resistance along the Migrant Trail

    When their children began to disappear en route to the United States, a small group of mothers banded together to demand that their children be returned to them alive.

  • Season 2, Episode 4: Transcript

    Hayley Bowman: If you were following the news or on social media in November of 2018, you probably saw the photo. Taken outside of the Tijuana border checkpoint, it depicts a grizzly scene. Walls of metal and barbed wire stretch across the background, glimmering in the sun. Crowds flee in the distance, attempting to outrun white……

  • Season 1, Episode 7: Archie Bunker for President!

    Season 1, Episode 7: Archie Bunker for President!

    Many liken Donald Trump to sitcom character Archie Bunker, a comparison based on personal characteristics and a shared hometown: Queens, New York.

  • Season 1, Episode 7: Transcript

    Daniela Sheinin: How do past voices resonate in the present moment? And how do we make sense of those voices? What were they trying to say? And whose job is it to find out? This is Reverb Effect.   Daniela Sheinin: A few years ago I found a drinking glass in an antique mall in Maumee, Ohio. It had……

  • Season 1, Episode 6: Policing Gold: Law Enforcement in the Shadow of the LA Olympics

    Season 1, Episode 6: Policing Gold: Law Enforcement in the Shadow of the LA Olympics

    As athletes, spectators and press from around the world arrived in the city, they would be watched.

  • Season 1, Episode 6: Transcript

    Daniela Sheinin: How do past voices resonate in the present moment? And how do we make sense of those voices? What were they trying to say? And whose job is it to find out? This is Reverb Effect.   The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed. The announcement came just days prior to this recording from the international……

  • Season 1, Episode 5: Capacity Matters: Immigrant Prisons in the United States

    Season 1, Episode 5: Capacity Matters: Immigrant Prisons in the United States

    Migrant detention at the US border is not new. When did asylum seekers become criminals?

  • Season 1, Episode 5: Transcript

    Daniela Sheinin: How do past voices resonate in the present moment? And how do we make sense of those voices? What were they trying to say and whose job is it to find out? This is Reverb Effect. Archival Audio (PBS NewsHour): …leaving the White House today for a rally in El Paso, Texas, President Trump weighed in……

  • Season 1, Episode 4: Archive Magic: Assembling History, One Clue at a Time

    Season 1, Episode 4: Archive Magic: Assembling History, One Clue at a Time

    The clue was a note, tucked away in a digitized letter, referencing a 1969 illustration of an indigenous woman in protest …

  • Season 1, Episode 4: Transcript

    Daniela Sheinin: How do past voices resonate in the present moment? And how do we make sense of those voices? What were they trying to say and whose job is it to find out? This is Reverb Effect. Daniela Sheinin: One of the challenges for historians, is figuring out how to start a story. Usually it starts when……

  • Season 3, Episode 2: Navigating Pregnancy: A Century of Prenatal Care

    Season 3, Episode 2: Navigating Pregnancy: A Century of Prenatal Care

    In 1930 the Children’s Bureau detailed a schedule of prenatal visits during pregnancy. And there the schedule sat while the world changed for nearly 100 years.

  • Season 3, Episode 2: Transcript

    [Reverb Effect Introduction] Alex Peahl: Good morning Ms. Jones. Thanks so much for coming in today. I’m Dr. Peahl. How are you doing? Mrs. Jones: I’m fine. Pretty tired though. I’m getting so big and my two-year-old daughter won’t give me a break. She’s always running around. Alex Peahl: They will do that! But I’m glad to hear you’re……