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The Chilling History of the AR-15
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The Chilling History of the AR-15

Audio of my conversation with Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson

Not long ago, I interviewed reporters Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson of The Wall Street Journal about their new book, American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15. I hoped a topical moment to share our interview, which traces how the gun came to be used in mass shootings, wouldn’t arrive for a long time. Alas, a gunman in Maine thought otherwise.

I’ll note that, while the search for the gunman continues, it’s unclear exactly what kind of semi-automatic rifle he used.

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Skipped History
Skipped History
Interviews with top historians about their latest work. Mainly educational, often funny. Conveniently, most of the jokes are about people too far underground to punch back.
Hosted by Ben Tumin, creator of the NYT-profiled Skipped History web series.