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They say that those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. Don’t be a repeater! Watch Hindsight, the history podcast brought to you by resident Los Angeles drunks, er, history buffs Tom Berry and Matthew Leddy featuring lively discussions about some of history’s forgotten stories, bizarre happenings, and intriguing curiosities. Special guests will materialize from time to time to keep them honest as they venture back into the analects of human existence to uncover the tales your high school history teacher didn’t have the guts to tell you… all in hopes of better understanding the crazy world we live in.


Bi-Weekly, Wednesday at 5PM PST!



Who Killed the Pacific Electric Railroad? – Hindsight Ep. 11

Who Killed the Pacific Electric Railroad? – Hindsight Ep. 11

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  Tom and Matthew discuss the history of the lost Pacific Electric Railway system of Los Angeles and Southern California, the largest public transportation network ...

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American Environmentalism – Hindsight Ep. 10

American Environmentalism – Hindsight Ep. 10

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Tom and Matthew talk with Earth Sciences Professor and Environmental Scholar George Leddy about the history and evolution of American Environmentalism and how it relates ...

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Facts, Fables & The Fourth of July – Hindsight Ep. 9

Facts, Fables & The Fourth of July – Hindsight Ep. 9

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On July 3rd, 1776, John Adams wrote a letter from which the below statement has been excerpted: – The second day of July, 1776, will ...

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Hindsight goes to the Movies! – Hindsight Ep. 8

Hindsight goes to the Movies! – Hindsight Ep. 8

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What filmmaker was so obsessed with historical accuracy that he had NASA make special lenses in order to light the vast interiors of European palaces ...

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Solving the ‘Black Dahlia’ – Hindsight Ep. 7

Solving the ‘Black Dahlia’ – Hindsight Ep. 7

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Larry Harnisch, copy editor at The Los Angeles Times and ‘Black Dahlia’ expert joins Tom and Matthew to discuss the case, it’s role in Los ...

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History of the Cocktail – Hindsight Ep. 6

History of the Cocktail – Hindsight Ep. 6

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Today on HINDSIGHT, Tom and Matthew will talk and imbibe with resident Los Angeles barkeep D. Max Maxey of Cole’s in downtown Los Angeles (dating ...

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Historic Rivalries: EDISON v. TESLA – Hindsight Ep. 5

Historic Rivalries: EDISON v. TESLA – Hindsight Ep. 5

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A lively discussion about the infamous rivalry between titans of electricity Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, where it began, it’s culmination during the “Current Wars” ...

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The Origins of Comi-Con – Hindsight Ep. 4

The Origins of Comi-Con – Hindsight Ep. 4

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It was 1970, the Vietnam War was raging, The National Guard was shooting college kids, The Beatles were breaking up, Houston was “having a problem” ...

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“REAL” VAMPIRES! – Hindsight Ep. 3

“REAL” VAMPIRES! – Hindsight Ep. 3

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Tom and Matthew discuss several documented incidents of “real” vampirism in the Austrian Empire of the mid-18th century that contributed to decades of vampire hysteria ...

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The Baltimore Plot – Hindsight Ep. 2

The Baltimore Plot – Hindsight Ep. 2

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Tom and Matthew discuss rigged Monopoly games from World War II that helped allied POWs escape Germany, the Baltimore Plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln in ...

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The Anti-Rent Movement – Hindsight Ep. 1

The Anti-Rent Movement – Hindsight Ep. 1

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Tom and Matthew introduce the show and start off with a brief chat about the history of LA’s Bunker Hill neighborhood before beginning their main ...

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