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HISTORY BANTER PODCASTEpisode 26: The Americans (FX, 2013-)
This week, we look at season 1 of the FX show, The Americans (2013-), starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as deep-cover Soviet KGB agents living in the United States. Set in the 1980 during the early years of the Reagan Administration, the show following the lives of these two spies, as well as the lives of an FBI agent (Noah Emmerich) hunting spies and a Russian informant (Annet Mahendru) looking for asylum. Throw in some sex, wigs, and giant 1980s glasses and you get the gist of this show. Is the show convincing? Does it get American viewers to feel sympathy for Soviet spies trying to destroy America? And how tragic/crazy/odd is Martha (Alison Wright)?
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Episode 21: 10 Video Game Ideas from History
Episode 20: From Hell (2001)
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