Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare: Part 2

Senator Joseph R. McCarthy waves a document while discussing Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson. Bettman/Getty Images

Senator McCarthy's celebrity skyrocketed after he made his name denouncing spies. Fear and intimidation kept many from speaking out against him, but public opinion soon turned. Join Sarah and Ben as they discuss McCarthyism and the Hollywood Blacklist.

Topics in this Podcast: communism, Joseph McCarthy, American history, 20th century, U.S. history, red scares, figurative witch hunts