"Five Minutes of Fire": Foreign Debts, Homeless Vets, AIDS

Season 4 | Episode 36
4m | Jan 22, 2024

Embark on a daily time-travel experience with "Five Minutes of Fire," the podcast series that unravels the historical layers within Billy Joel's iconic anthem, "We Didn't Start the Fire." Join us twice a day for a quick and insightful exploration of the historical names and events that have shaped the 20th century.

In today's episode, the flames of history burn bright with the Latin American Debt Crisis of 1982, a pivotal moment that reverberated across the global financial landscape. We then shift our focus to the pressing issue of the homeless veteran problem, shedding light on a concerning societal challenge. The narrative takes a somber turn as we delve into the AIDS epidemic, an era-defining crisis that brought forth both tragedy and resilience.

In just five minutes, we'll guide you through these historical snapshots, providing context, anecdotes, and a deeper understanding of the individuals and events that defined their times. Whether you're a devoted Billy Joel fan or someone eager to explore the stories behind the lyrics, "Five Minutes of Fire" is your daily ticket to historical enlightenment.

Subscribe now to join us as we unravel the verses of "We Didn't Start the Fire," offering insights that breathe life into the captivating tales behind the names etched into the song. "Five Minutes of Fire" - where history unfolds swiftly and vibrantly, twice a day. Don't miss your daily spark of historical exploration!

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