Jeff Schechtman

The Plot to Kill King, James Earl Ray

The Plot to Kill King

William Pepper, who’s devoted most of his life to uncovering the truth of the King assassination, recaps the events and players that came together at the Lorraine Motel 50 years ago today.

FBI Building

How the FBI Used a Famous Black Photographer to Spy on Martin Luther King

Longtime Memphis journalist Marc Perrusquia has spent years examining the questionable tactics of the FBI in their surveillance of Martin Luther King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference. This week’s podcast explores the Bureau’s behavior and reveals that — amazingly — these same shadowy tactics, and their cover-up, continue to this day.

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

The 75-Year-Old Book That Drives Our Politics

A conversation with the president of the Ayn Rand Institute on the legacy of The Fountainhead, published 75 years ago this month. Love it or hate it, there is no doubt that the ideas of individualism and “selfishness” its author explored are influencing policy in Washington, DC.