In light of President Trump's ban on trans soldiers serving in the armed forces, Frank and David explore the history of who could and couldn't serve in the U.S. military, including:

  • The role of African American troops in both the Revolution and the Civil War and how both Washington and Lincoln changed their minds about black soldiers
  • How women like Deborah Sampson served by disguising themselves as men
  • How World War II and the Cold War shaped the ban on gays in the military

Last Drops

Frank: Madeline Miller's Song of Achilles

David: Historian Nina Silber's take on HBO's Confederate

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