The Monday American


About the podcast

Dive into a side of history you've never experienced before! Andrew hosts The Monday American  by taking topics from American history and presenting them with a narrative that'll leave you wanting more. This history podcast spans a wide array of topics from the American Revolution to the Civil War, both World War One and World War Two, America's forgotten Korean War, The Vietnam war and all the non military conflict that U.S. history (and World History) has to offer.

The Monday American strives to bring a new take on an old story, presenting fact based arguments with thorough research and delivering with an engaging narrative that is sure to captivate. Your host Andrew brings these stories to you with an often comedy induced dryness while simultaneously presenting a point that will leave you with a new inspiration of historical thought.

The Monday American is the show that puts the "story" back into History.

20 - The Juice is Loose (Featuring Justin Kelly)

We were graced with the presence of Justin Kelley from "Juice in the Morning" Podcast. We had a really great talk that spanned stories about Justin getting shot, general podcasting behind the scenes stuff, the nature of humanity and SO much more!

The reason we hosted Justin is fairly simple... He hosts a podcast that we regularly listen to (as should you!) and on an episode released shortly after the shooting in Las Vegas he spoke for a bit about politics and the state of the nation. I was so impressed by what he had to say that I immediately reached out to him to have him on the show. The goal of this talk, it isn't much of a traditional interview, was to just have an open discussion about an array of topics. What resulted was an INCREDIBLE conversation about a wide variety of issues that you will certainly want to hear!

19 - Discussion on politics, news and culture Featuring Mulder Was Right

Discussion without Anger: It's not Dead.

On this episode we invited Brendan, Joe, Curtis and Saqeef all of whom are hosts of Mulder Was Right podcast and we had an absolutely amazing conversation. 

The reason behind these guys coming on to join us for this episode? Aside from their incredible sexual appeal (obviously), they all generally don't agree with me on a politics and culture level. I wanted to intentionally get them on in order to ensure that I had a differing viewpoint, alternative opinion, or just any accountability for myself while talking about politics, news and today's America. 

What ensued was a nearly two hour conversation involving topics ranging from Hunting and Guns to Transgender Rights and Tax Reform. We covered just about everything, what made this talk truly special was the fact that we didn't agree on most subjects but were able to have a thoughtful, polite and incredibly civil conversation which resulted in our being able to think differently and more deeply about our own thoughts and opinions. 

There were no notes, there was no script and we hardly even had a rough outline for this show. We went with our gut and followed the conversation where it led us. I (and the MWR podcast fellas) truly hope that you are able to enjoy this episode as well as walk away from it knowing that disagreement and differing views are not only ok, they are necessary for society to thrive. Listen in to the funny, serious and stupid on our nineteenth episode!

18 - The Miracle over Miami: Eastern Airlines Flight 855

Eastern Airlines Flight 855: The Miracle over Miami.

 This is the story of how a commercial jetliner was able to avoid utter disaster over the ocean and safely land in Miami, all 172 passengers and crew along with it. 

Although this is a slight deviation in the normal American history episodes we do it still plays an integral part in the nation's story. We hope you enjoy. 

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17 - Identity Crisis

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This episode covers a variety of concerns in today's political climate as well as culture war in America between the right, the left and logic. It's sure to piss off more than a few!

16 - The American Revolution (Part III)

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George Washington Suffers defeat after defeat in the Revolutionary War, ultimately leading many to question his capability to lead the Army against the British invaders. For all his early failures and misfortunes he is able to plan one of the most iconic attacks in military history; resulting in the revival of the revolutionary cause for the colonies divided to become states that were united. This is the story of how George Washington saved America before it was even born.

*Bonus* With "Mulder Was Right" Podcast: 9/11 Collaboration (Part Four)

Part four of the highly anticipated and nearly critically acclaimed series on 9/11 brought to you by the collaboration of "The Monday American" and "Mulder Was Right" podcasts!

Enjoy the fourth and final part of this series where we discuss the implications since the attack and the possible motives for the attack if it were done by one of our own...

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15 - The American Revolution (Part II)

The American Revolution (Part II)

The Second of three parts devoted to the American Revolution. We go through the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Second Continental Congress' decision to declare their independence from Great Britain, and their decision to appoint George Washington as the General of the first Continental Army. An episode packed with a story of struggle, excitement and fear that is ultimately the beginning of American History.


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*Bonus* With "Mulder Was Right" for 9/11 Series (Part Two)

9/11 Part 2/4

This is part two of four of the September special where all month long we team up with the "Mulder Was Right" podcast for the massive topic of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. This is part two where the topic is mainly the Twin Towers and the oddities surrounding their collapse. 

It is an episode that is long, full of information, and of course several digressions unrelated to anything involving the topic that are sure to entertain.  

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*Bonus* With "Mulder Was Right" for 9/11 Series (Part one)

This episode is part one of four which "The Monday American" and "Mulder Was Right" join forces and tackle the massive, challenging and downright painful topic of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11th 2001. What I want to ensure is that anyone listening knows that we are two very different podcasts that cover very different topics. "The Monday American" is a history based program that doesn't dive too much into the present day where the "Mulder Was Right" podcast tackles conspiracy theories and other "alternative facts" or lesser known stories. 

What we strived for in doing an in depth analysis of 9/11 was to dive into the background of it, the attacks themselves, what happened or didn't and what the implications of that have been and will continue to be. On a personal side, I tend to not buy the conspiracy behind the attacks whereas many do. My focus in this collaboration with the hosts of "Mulder Was Right" is talk about the macro of the topic. The attacks forcibly took us out of the WWII era that we were still in and launched us into the post 9/11 era of fear and civil liberties being placed on the chopping block seemingly at will. 

The guys at Mulder Was Right are a great bunch of guys, if you haven't listened to their show go check them out now and thank me later. We got together to tackle another big topic and this one is for the entire month of September. Three more episodes will be released this month that focus on the attacks that fateful Tuesday Morning. I want to be clear that in no way do myself, "The Monday American" or "Mulder Was Right" attempt to dishonor the lives lost either from the attack or from the heroes who ran towards the chaos to help others rather than away. We know that this is a very difficult topic for many to this day and will be for quite some time. We attempted to stay as neutral to the facts and evidence as possible and if you find offense from this or any of the episodes it was unintentional on our part. 

Enjoy the first part of the September 11th attacks and buckle up because its a long haul! 

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#14 - The American Revolution (Part I)

In the first of three episodes comprising a series devoted to The American Revolution, we discuss how we got to the point of all out war against the largest military power the world had seen so far. Who were these people that left Great Britain in search of entrepreneurial fortune and adventure in a brand new world? What made these colonists so angry that they decided their very own lives were worth less than their cause?

Listen to part one and find out everything you didn't know about the American Revolution.

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Sources used:

Kierner, Cynthia A. Revolutionary America, 1750-1815: sources and interpretation. Upper Saddle River (N.J.): Prentice Hall, 2003.

McCullough, David G. 1776. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006.

Fischer, David Hackett. Washingtons crossing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

#13 - "A" Is For Apathy

America's Lunge Towards Apathy

Welcome back, welcome back! I know I'm excited for this episode, it gets back to the current events side of the show after quite a long run of World War II episodes; if you haven't listened to them yet I'd suggest going back and starting it from the first part of the three you'll love them, trust me.

Another thing I wanted to mention before starting is an article recently written on "Disoverpods" that featured this show and was quite a great spotlight article if I do say so myself. You can see the interview of me where I go into a bit of background into why I decided to start this show and how I try to go about each episode as far as planning and stuff like that. Go check that article out on or you can get there with links on the show's webpage,

#12 - World War II (Part III): A War Against Evil

-Thanks for listening to the third installment of the World War II series on the show. This episode is titled "A war against evil." We spent a long time debating what to call it, titles aren't always easy. Eventually as more and more research and work was done for this episode it became clear that was the only choice. The men who fought this war weren't fighting it for political gain or for conquest; they were fighting on the battlefield against pure evil itself. I hope you enjoy this episode, it begins in the winter of 1944 in Belgium where the American 101st airborne division is about to experience the coldest winter of their lives...

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Ep. 10 - World War II (Part I): Foundation for Destruction

Part one analyzing the complex nature and grotesque scene of human carnage and destruction known as World War II. Listen as we take you into the minds of the soldiers and civilians who lived through this un-speakable event and hear the stories that they recount from the memory of witnessing these horrors with their very own eyes. 

This is World War Two as you've never heard it; unfiltered and up close with the biggest characters in history who shaped the world as we know it today. Discover what it was like for the marine's fighting the Japanese, for the American planners to come up with and execute the biggest invasion in the history of human kind under the supervision and leadership of Dwight D. Eisenhower. 

Listen to the painful descriptions of what war is like on a battlefield we cannot even fully comprehend without actually being there. Listen to WWII on The Monday American

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