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A podcast from HISTORY

HISTORY This Week

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36 Episodes • Released Weekly

36 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from HISTORY

HISTORY This Week

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36 Episodes • Released Weekly

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This week, something momentous happened. Whether or not it made the textbooks, it most certainly made history. Join HISTORY This Week as we turn back the clock to meet the people, visit the places and witness the moments that led us to where we are today.

Latest Episode

24 Aug 2020 • 25 mins

The First American Sex Scandal

August 25, 1797. Alexander Hamilton, the former Secretary of the Treasury, has published a new pamphlet. At first, readers assume this is going to be another one of Hamilton’s pro-Federalist, ideological screeds. But soon, the whole country will realize that this is something very different: an admission of guilt. This wasn’t about a crime, but an affair – the first sex scandal in the history of American politics. Why did Alexander Hamilton openly confess to his extramarital activities? And if he hadn’t, how might American History have unfolded differently?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.