The Consul and I

Consolation Prize

May 17 2022 • 25 mins

In this episode of Consolation Prize, we meet two Americans in 1860s Thailand. Reverend Dan Beach Bradley was a Christian missionary and a newspaper publisher, and Captain James Madison Hood was the US consul to the Kingdom of Siam. These two men could not be more different from one another, but they both craved power in their own ways. In their quest for political power and moral superiority, they got involved in an international diplomatic kerfuffle of epic proportions in the Kingdom of Siam.

This episode was produced by Abby Mullen, Deepthi Murali, and Kris Stinson. Shownotes available at consolationprize.rrchnm.org.

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