The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in one of the greatest crises in modern times. But, as history tells us, we have been through similar calamities, and we have survived them.
"Hope, Through History" is a new series of podcasts from presidential historian Jon Meacham and Cadence13. The discussions examine some of the most historic and trying times in American history: the 1918 Flu Pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the polio epidemic and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In the series, Meacham is joined by other leading historians, including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Walter Isaacson and Erik Larson.
Episode One of "Hope, Through History" explores the first 100 days of the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidency, as he mapped out a plan to lead the U.S. out of the Great Depression. It's available now at Radio.com or wherever podcasts are offered. A new episode in the series will be launched each Tuesday through May 19.
Meacham talked about the new podcasts with KRLD's Chris Sommer.