Radioactive

Ep. 2: Radio Days

Father Coughlin builds his church, with a little help from famous friends

October 12, 2021

Father Coughlin builds his church, with a little help from famous friends. The ambitious priest embraces the airwaves and becomes America’s first talk radio celebrity. 

Radioactive
Ep. 2: Radio Days
Father Coughlin builds his church, with a little help from famous friends
October 12, 2021
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Radioactive is hosted by Detroit journalist Andrew Lapin and produced by Tablet Studios, with support from Maimonides Fund, ​and in association with The WNET Group’s reporting initiative, Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism. The show’s theme music is from The Ghost Writer and was composed by Alexandre Desplat. All speeches and material of Father Coughlin, as well as music and other audio from his radio program, are authentic to the source.

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