The Civil War was one of the bloodiest and most historically important events in American history. 150 years after the fact, the same political, cultural, and social schisms still play a role in our everyday lives.
The new seven-part podcast, The Last Resort, presents the following question: What if California seceded from the United States? Founded by Marcus Ruiz-Evans and Louis J. Marinelli, the movement is called Calexit. Each episode examines the state’s past and the potential effects should this idea become a reality.
It’s an interesting concept, both as an idea for a podcast and an exploration of who we are as Americans. If nothing else, it asks the listener to consider difficult questions about who we are as a country and what we imagine our future will be like.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
New episodes of The Last Resort are released every Tuesday.