JFK’s legacy is inextricably tied up with the mystery of his death. If Abraham Lincoln, to quote Edwin M. Stanton, “belonged to the ages” after his assassination, JFK may well belong to the X-Files. The official story is full of holes, but many of the conspiracy theories of how he really died are equally hard to believe. Well, Jack O’Brien believes he’s discovered the answer. In this episode, he talks to noted JFK experts Jefferson Morley, of the Washington Post and JFKfacts.org, and Bonar Menninger, author of JFK exposé “Mortal Error”, to determine the surprising truth.
Thanks to shows like Ancient Aliens, the idea that early civilizations could create structures like the Great Pyramids without supernatural help is being questioned more than ever. On this second installment of Good Question, Jack learns about the staggering things prehistoric peoples were able to accomplish, no aliens required. First, he will talk to Charles Mann, the author of "1491," about the surprisingly advanced technology North Americans had before Columbus arrived. Then, Jack interviews historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto about the roles of art, gender and cannibalism in ancient civilizations.