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American Revolution Podcast

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Rank #139 in History category

Society & Culture
History
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A chronological history of the Revolutionary War era.

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A chronological history of the Revolutionary War era.

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Best Revolutionary War Podcast Available!!

By History Noob - Oct 17 2019
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This podcast has been an awesome listen!!

Really enjoying this series

By ArgoJason - Oct 12 2019
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It’s hard to listen to 100+ episodes but I’m enjoying it.

iTunes Ratings

253 Ratings
Average Ratings
233
10
2
5
3

Best Revolutionary War Podcast Available!!

By History Noob - Oct 17 2019
Read more
This podcast has been an awesome listen!!

Really enjoying this series

By ArgoJason - Oct 12 2019
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It’s hard to listen to 100+ episodes but I’m enjoying it.

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American Revolution Podcast

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A chronological history of the Revolutionary War era.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Episode 120 The American Crisis

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As the Continental Army struggle to keep itself alive at the end of 1776, Thomas Paine writes The American Crisis to rally Americans to fight the British and Hessians.

Visit my site at blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this topic.

Book Recommendation of the Week: Thomas Paine: Collected Writings: Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / Pamphlets, Articles, and Letters, by Eric Foner (ed)

Online Recommendation of the Week: Project Gutenberg's "The Writings of Thomas Paine" https://www.gutenberg.org/files/31270/31270-h/31270-h.htm

Oct 27 2019

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Rank #2: Episode 002: American Background

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Background on the American Colonies. For more text, pictures, maps, and sources, please visit my site at AmRevPodcast.Blogspot.com.

Jul 24 2017

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Rank #3: Episode 069: The South Joins the War

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Over the summer of 1775, the southern colonies throw out their royal governments and take control.  Virginians fight off a British raid on Hampton.  Carolinians capture forts and munitions.  The Mecklenburg Resolves declare independence. Georgia patriots fight loyalists for control of the colony.

Visit https://blog.AmRevPodcast.com for more text, pictures, maps, and sources on this week's episode.

Nov 04 2018

27mins

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Rank #4: Episode 119 Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia and Newport Rhode Island

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Over the winter of 1776-77, Patriots attempt to capture Fort Cumberland and bring Nova Scotia into the rebellion.  Also, the British capture Newport Rhode Island to use as a winter port for the navy.  Generals Clinton and Percy return to Britain.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: The Siege of Fort Cumberland, 1776: An Episode in the American Revolution, by Ernest Clarke 

Online Recommendation of the Week: Memoir of Jonathan Eddy on Archive.org.

Oct 20 2019

28mins

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Rank #5: Episode 105 Staten Island Peace Conference

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After capturing Brooklyn and Long Island General Howe and Admiral Howe halt their military offensive for two weeks.  During that time, they invite three members of the Continental Congress to discuss the possibility of a negotiated peace.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Stop the Revolution: America in the Summer of Independence and the Conference for Peace, by Thomas J. McGuire 

Online Recommendation of the Week: Industrial Revolutions Podcast https://industrialrevolutionspod.com

Jul 14 2019

28mins

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Rank #6: Episode 094 War at Sea, Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet

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Elements of the Continental Navy as well as a hoard of privateers harass and battle with the British Navy up and down the East coast. Naval Commodore John Barry emerges and an early naval hero.

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Apr 28 2019

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Rank #7: Episode 001: Introduction

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Today I begin the American Revolution Podcast.

For more text, pictures, maps, and sources, please visit my site at AmrevPodcast.blogspot.com.

Jul 16 2017

5mins

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Rank #8: Episode 003: British Background

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Background on the American Colonies. For more text, pictures, maps, and sources, please visit my site at AmRevPodcast.Blogspot.com.

Jul 30 2017

24mins

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Rank #9: Episode 053: Paul Revere Rides

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As Gen. Gage prepares to deploy a brigade of regulars to Concord, the Patriots activate their warning system.  Joseph Warren deploys William Dawes and Paul Revere to alert countryside.  The riders alert the militia and reach Lexington, while avoiding British patrols.  They warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock at Lexington before continuing their ride.

On the road to Concord, a British patrol captures Revere.  Dawes gets thrown from his horse during his escape.  But a third rider, Samuel Prescott, completes the mission to warn Concord.  The British detain Revere for a while.  They release him near Lexington after hearing gunfire.  Revere returns to Lexington on foot where he helps a dawdling Hancock and Adams get out of town.  Once they are gone, Revere returns again to Lexington where he attempts to secure some of Hancock's secret papers.  While doing so, the British arrive at Lexington Green.  Revere at a distance, hears the first shots of the American Revolution.

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Jul 15 2018

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Rank #10: Episode 068 Congress' Olive Branch Petition

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In the summer of 1775, after creating a the Continental Army and making Washington its commander, Congress makes one final effort for peace, sending the King the Olive Branch Petition. After that, Congress focuses on the war at hand, drafting a Declaration on the Necessity of Taking up Arms.  It organizes committees to run military affairs and creates a new Post Office.  Congress also rejects Parliament's Conciliatory Proposition before it adjourns for the rest of the summer.

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Oct 28 2018

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Rank #11: Episode 111 Retreat from Lake Champlain

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Benedict Arnold avoids almost certain capture near Valcour Island with a daring night move.  The British fleet catches up with him, but Arnold is able to ground most of his ships and escape overland back to Fort Ticonderoga.  The British, after reaching Crown Point, decide it is too late to begin a siege of Ticonderoga.  Instead, they return to Canada with plans to return in the spring.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrick.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Based on a True Story Podcast https://www.basedonatruestorypodcast.com

Aug 25 2019

28mins

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Rank #12: Episode 028: Letters from a Pennsylvania Farmer

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Following passage of the Towshend Acts in 1767, the colonists are unsure how to respond. These are import tariffs, not taxes, which was the line they drew over the earlier Stamp Act. They don't want to pay but have trouble articulating a good argument that everyone accepts.

John Dickinson writes a series of 12 letters, purportedly from "a farmer in Pennsylvania" explaining why these new laws are just as objectionable. His letters push the colonists into real opposition to the new laws. British attempts to shut down the protests by force, only make things worse.

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Jan 21 2018

20mins

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Rank #13: Episode 055: British Retreat from Lexington and Concord

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By the afternoon of April 19, 1775, having completed his search and destroy mission to Concord. Lt. Col. Smith finds himself facing a twenty mile gauntlet back to Boston. Thousands of angry militia stand ready to attack.  His men are exhausted and running low on ammunition.  His column barely makes it back to Lexington, where Lord Percy's relief column saves them from surrender.  The combined force then faces its own running battle before finally returning to the safety of Charlestown.  The regulars are impressed by the colonial militia's ability to stand up to them.  Gen. Gage can no longer deploy soldiers from Boston.  His only access in or out is by sea.  The Provincial army grows into the tens of thousands as they lay siege to Boston.

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Jul 29 2018

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Rank #14: Episode 067: Washington Takes Command

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Newly appointed General George Washington arrives in Cambridge to take command of what is now the Continental Army.  He is shocked by the lack of discipline and the fact that his army has almost no ammunition. He quietly attempts to rebuild his army and collect more arms and ammunition.  His hopes of a quick and successful offensive against the regulars on Boston are quickly dashed. 

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Oct 21 2018

27mins

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Rank #15: Episode 087 Canada Spring 1776

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Following the failed attempt to take Quebec City, the Continentals keep a token force around the city.  General Benedict Arnold recovers from his wounds while he fights with his fellow officers over what to do next.  General David Wooster pulls rank and takes command of Quebec, forcing Arnold to leave.

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Mar 10 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: Episode 004: Britain, France, and the Indians

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Britain and France had spent the prior century in almost continuous fighthing.  In American, Native tribes attempted to play off the two European powers against one another, while engaging in their own power struggles with neighboring tribes.  Today's episode looks at the power dynamics in play before the outbreak of the French and Indian War. 

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Aug 06 2017

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Rank #17: Episode 106 Arms Race on Lake Champlain

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The British spend months putting together a fleet to crush the Americans on Lake Champlain and retake Fort Ticonderoga.  Generals Carleton and Burgoyne do not get along and create a divided command.  Those divisions, however, are nothing compared the divisions on the American site where Generals Schuyler and Gates fight to control the northern Continental Army.  General Arnold also fights with a court martial, which tries to hold him in contempt.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Benedict Arnold's Navy, by James Nelson.

Online Recommendation of the Week: Dispatches Podcast, with Brady Critzer

Jul 21 2019

26mins

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Rank #18: Episode 098 Voting for Independence

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In the spring of 1776, the Second Continental Congress struggles to reach a unanimous vote on independence.

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Book Recommendation of the Week: Signing Their Lives Away, by by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese

Online Recommendation of the week: Online Liberty Library oll.libertyfund.org

May 26 2019

27mins

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Rank #19: Episode 080 The Knox Expedition

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General Washington appoints Henry Knox Commander of Artillery.  His first mission is to find some artillery to command.  Knox hauls 59 artillery pieces from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston.  These will prove instrumental in ending the Siege of Boston.

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Jan 20 2019

26mins

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Rank #20: Episode 081 Common Sense

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Thomas Paine arrived in America in 1774 with a head full of radical ideas: abolition, women's rights, republicanism, and independence.  This British immigrant was more radical than most Americans.  His publication of Common Sense in January 1776 is widely credited with pushing public opinion in favor of independence.

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Jan 27 2019

27mins

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