Find our how powers are separated between the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches of government. It's pretty cool how the system of checks and balances helps limit the power that any one branch can exercise!
Turn on the TV, browse a blog, or flip through a magazine, and you'll be bombarded with complex messages, often intended to persuade or manipulate. Arm yourself with the tools to become a smart and savvy media consumer!
Learn the origins of and differences between Democrats and Republicans, plus the party affiliations of our most famous Presidents. But what about our nation’s smaller parties? And do any of these parties serve cake?
Whether you’re in Iowa or New Hampshire, all politicians know that primaries and caucuses are the road to the big elections in November! So what’s the difference between the two, and does a super-delegate wear a cape?
The only living head of state who served in World War II, since 1952 Queen Elizabeth has maintained a steadfast presence as the Head of State of Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations. Spot of tea, anyone?
Whether you go to a synagogue, a church, or a mosque, religion has always been a lifeline for questioning people. Tim and Moby discuss religions and the importance of tolerance of other people’s beliefs.
The 37th President of the U.S., from young Navy officer to congressman, senator, and Vice-President, Nixon fought for success. But as President, despite diplomatic success with China and Russia, he engineered his own downfall.
This lifelong fan of FDR and former movie actor become a popular conservative by lowering taxes and overseeing the end of the Cold War! But his administration also left behind a legacy of debt and was tarnished by scandal.
How do you get known as “The Great Liberator?” Win independence for six countries! Follow the victories and defeats that marked Bolivar’s path in moving from revolution to independence in South America.
Tim and Moby will help you understand the terrible institution of slavery, from ancient history up through Africans’ slavery in the United States. Learn how things began to change, the Civil War that followed, and how we’re still dealing with slavery’s effects today.
What does it mean to own a piece of a company? And how do you buy one, anyway? Tim and Moby delve into the world of corporations, what stocks are high-risk, and how investing can make you rich--or a pauper!
Meet the folks who literally invented the wheel! Explore a typical Sumerian city-state, from the ziggurat at the center of town to the king who kept an eye on trade, politics, and religious ceremonies.
All rise for the honorable Tim and Moby and their appealing movie about the highest court in the land! Supreme Court justices and their decisions affects not only federal law, but also how people you know lead their daily lives.
The man who said “no” to Manifest Destiny. Tecumseh refused to let his people be shoved off their land, so this famous warrior and statesman built a mighty confederacy to challenge the government. Learn how the war of 1812 led to his downfall.
Terrorism is frightening, but the best way we can fight it is by living our lives without terror. Tim and Moby talk about extremists, terrorist groups, and September 11th. They also discuss how, for most people in the world, terrorism is an ugly, disgraceful tactic.
It’s more than turkey and cranberry sauce! There’s pumpkin pie, too. Learn about the Pilgrims’ first winter and how Native Americans helped them survive and celebrate the Earth’s bounty. But the peace wasn’t so long lasting...
Lots of presidents have character, but this one was a real pistol-packer! 26th President, rancher, environmentalist, author, Army colonel...Theodore Roosevelt held all these titles and more! Next time you’re in a national park, grab a big stick and think of Teddy.
Tim and Moby give look at the thirteen settlements: New England, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies. And then get a sneak peek at what led them to unite against the mighty British Empire! Tea, anyone?
The third President of the U.S. was one of the most influential of the Founding Fathers, and signed the Louisiana Purchase. But in writing the Declaration of Independence, his pen started a revolution!
They thought they built a ship the water wouldn’t go through! They were wrong, and it led to the most famous shipwreck in history. Here’s an iceberg of a tale about a shipwreck that changed maritime safety law.
We the People...in order to make a more perfect movie, bring you Tim and Moby to discuss the U.S. Constitution! Learn about the constitution’s seven key principles, amendments, and the checks and balances built right into our government.
Tim and Moby take on Thor! Europeans lived in fear of Vikings, vicious raiders from the frozen North. These Norsemen were warriors who had surprisingly civilized legal codes and respect towards women’s rights.
Tim and Moby show how the deadliest conflict in history began with appeasement, giving facists the impetus to push for more. Then, as Hitler stormed through Europe, Imperial Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.