BFM 89.9

HIGHLIGHTS  GE15
Podcast  >  Evening Edition  >  When We Last Left Our Heroes  >  Episode #8: Superman vs. The Klan (When We Last Left Our Heroes)

Episode #8: Superman vs. The Klan (When We Last Left Our Heroes)

09-Jun-15 19:00

Episode #8: Superman vs. The Klan (When We Last Left Our Heroes)

In the 1940s, The Adventures of Superman was a radio sensation. Kids across the country huddled around their sets as the Man of Steel leapt off the page and over the airwaves. Now the producers of the Superman radio show were never hesitant on tackling the issues of the day. The Superman radio show had provided astute social commentary subjects as diverse as juvenile delinquency, rising racial tensions, political corruption, and the treatment of war veterans. Through his radio show and cartoons, Superman was an incredible propaganda tool in taking on America’s foreign enemies. In his time, the Man of Tomorrow had taken on the Nazis and the Japanese, he had served as part of a successful PR strategy that reached millions of Americans.

This week, on When We Last Left Our Heroes, Umapagan Ampikaipakan tells the story of how Superman - with the help of a man called Stetson Kennedy - took on the Ku Klux Klan. And won.


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories: 

Tags:  when we last left our heroessupermanevening editionku klux klanstetson kennedy


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : The 6AM Stretch

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Dato' Teng Chee Wai, Managing Director, AHAM Capital

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

The Property Show

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Lim Xin Yu & Jason Wee, Co-founders, The Asli Co.

11:05 AM

HerVantage

Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin, Senior Director of Partnerships & Creative Sector of Think City Sdn Bhd

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Dato' Teng Chee Wai, Managing Director, AHAM Capital

2:05 PM

Live & Learn

3:05 PM

Earth Matters

COP27: Did it Deliver for People and Planet?

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Walking Out After Joint Replacement

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

The Evening Edition

7:35 PM

Popcorn Culture - Review

Don't Worry Darling

8:00 PM

Cruise Control

Daniel Fernandez, dsf.my | Ariff Roose | Richard Bradbury

10:00 PM

The Pulse