Here are some one liners...
A Roosevelt Utopia -- I talk about the New Deal communities and how they failed. They seem relevant to the podcast subject matter.
The Nazis Are On Fire! -- Hitler consolidates power and FDR makes the wrong move appointing Dodd as Ambassador.
Notable Births -- Louis Farrakhan, Gene Kranz, Ann Richards, Dianne Feinstein, Willie Nelson, Gene Wilder, Caroll Spinney, Joan Rivers, and Michael Caine.
In Other News -- Prohibition is REPEALED, and Inauguration Day is changed, King Kong is released, FM radio is patented, a United Airlines flight blows up and Ukrainians are dying by the millions.
A Roosevelt UtopiaPeople are struggling to survive through this Great Depression. Coal miners of West Virginia have been pooling their resources and working farms to feed their families. This is a great idea, but private people cannot be successful without government support. (I think it is a rule or something.) When First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hears of this community effort she turns it into her pet project to build a government Utopia in West Virginia. Thus Arthurdale is first conceived. Several hundred homes are built and families interviewed to join the community. Singles and immigrants need not apply and while we are at it... no blacks or Jews either. Finally, no private sector employment is allowed except as it relates to producing products for government consumption. It is the perfect little world... except that the Republicans are calling it a commie stronghold. (Those Republicans spoil everything!) Government funding dries up despite the First Lady's pleas to Congress. The community should have been self-sustaining without continuing government help, but the residents seem unable to grow enough food. Businesses attempt to establish themselves in Arthurdale, but they don't stay long. Within a few years it is clear that these "New Deal" communities have failed.  
The Nazis Are On Fire!Germany needs a firm hand, so Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor, and just in time. Weeks later a Dutch communist sets fire to the parliament building (in German: Reichstag). Obviously the communists are out of control! (Well... yes. They are out of control, but this seems too convenient for the Nazis.) Hitler is granted sweeping powers, thus nullifying civil rights and lifting the restrictions on police action. An American physician practicing in Berlin is rumored to be an enemy of the state. His house is searched and he is taken away. They strip him and beat him until his flesh is raw and bleeding. He finally comes to the US Embassy for help. Subordinates have been sending warnings to the State Department about the growing violence, but where is the Ambassador? FDR cannot find anyone to take the position. He finally settles on William Dodd, a college professor and Woodrow Wilson fanboy. This is odd because ambassadors are usually rich people who are expected to foot the bill for state dinners, fancy dishes and a limousine. But Dodd is a professor! Not a playboy. Yet, what choice does FDR have? The German people will soon realize that Hitler is a kook. No need to panic, eh? Dodd can cover it for now, but actually no. He can't. This is a fatal error.   
- Louis Farrakhan (Living): Controversial leader of the Nation of Islam. 
- Gene Kranz (Living): NASA Flight Director who NEVER said, "Failure is not an option," but embraced it after the movie "Apollo 13" came out. 
- Ann Richards: Governor of Texas and a major force in the Democrat Party. 
- Dianne Feinstein (Living): US Senator from Calif. and former mayor of San Francisco. 
- And in Entertainment...
- -- Willie Nelson (Living): Entertainer best known for "On the Road Again", "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", and for smoking weed. 
- -- Gene Wilder: Best known for "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", "Young Frankenstein", and "Blazing Saddles". 
- -- Caroll Spinney (Living): He plays Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. 
- -- Joan Rivers: Standup comedian, talk show host and reality TV star. She did it all. 
- -- Michael Caine (Living): I loved him in Miss Congeniality. He favored communism until he served in the Korean War and saw how the communists treated their citizens. 
- **Note: (Living) means they were alive when I checked.
In Other News
- King Kong is released!. Faye Wray is the first in a long line of ladies to scream their way to fame. 
- A United Airlines flight blows up. A bomb goes off in the toilet causing the tail section to separate. The bomber was never identified. 
- The life expectancy of a Ukrainian is now 7.3 years. The Holodomor is a man-made famine created by Stalin that kills off millions of Ukrainians. There are no exact numbers. Say 10 million. Welcome to socialism.