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American History Podcasts from Colonial Williamsburg

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American History Podcasts from Colonial Williamsburg

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63 Ratings
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By mamalujobenn - Feb 23 2016
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So professional and fun. Excellent way to learn our history.

You're Back!!!

By Rob Sniffen - Oct 20 2015
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The drought is over! Really missed the podcast over the past few months. Keep em coming!

iTunes Ratings

63 Ratings
Average Ratings
48
4
4
3
4

Love it

By mamalujobenn - Feb 23 2016
Read more
So professional and fun. Excellent way to learn our history.

You're Back!!!

By Rob Sniffen - Oct 20 2015
Read more
The drought is over! Really missed the podcast over the past few months. Keep em coming!
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Colonial Williamsburg History Podcasts - Image Enhanced

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American History Podcasts from Colonial Williamsburg

Rank #1: Martha Leads the Charge

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While General George Washington commanded the troops in the field, Martha led the charge at home. Historic Interpreter Lee Ann Rose describes the impact women made during the Revolution.

Apr 18 2011
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Rank #2: Founding Feuds

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Paul Aron, Director of Publications for Colonial Williamsburg, joins to discuss his new book “Founding Feuds: The Rivalries, Clashes, and Conflicts that Forged a Nation.” In this podcast, Paul delves into some of the most infamous feuds of the 18th and 19th centuries that included some very famous names such as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton.

Jun 20 2016
21 mins
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Rank #3: The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War

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Abraham Lincoln makes good on the founders’ promises of freedom and equality. Author Gordon Wood lays out the Revolutionary origins of the Civil War.

Apr 25 2011
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Rank #4: Historic Farming

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Historic farming retains a connection to field and yield that modern farming does not. Farmer Ed Shultz describes the animals and methods he uses at Great Hopes Plantation.

Sep 24 2012
13 mins
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Rank #5: Williamsburg's Blacksmith

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Williamsburg’s blacksmith transforms crude metal into elegant, functional tools. Master Blacksmith Ken Schwarz details the trade.

Sep 19 2011
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Rank #6: Cannibalism at Jamestown

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A gruesome relic informs a desperate history. Historic Jamestowne’s Senior Archaeological Curator Bly Straube describes the find that let scientists and historians confirm the tales of cannibalism in America’s fledgling years.

Jan 06 2014
18 mins
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Rank #7: Women of the Revolution

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Could the war have been won without women? Author and Professor Holly Mayer thinks not. Learn more about the inner workings of the Continental Army.

May 09 2011
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Rank #8: First Do No Harm

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Restoration presents a paradox when repairing old instruments could mean erasing their stories. Conservator John Watson walks the fine line.

Sep 26 2011
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Rank #9: New clues for the Lost Colony

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The mystery of the Lost Colony was doomed to remain unsolved, until researchers got curious about patches on an old map. Dr. Jim Horn lays out the story in two parts.

Nov 19 2012
12 mins
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Rank #10: Marry Me?

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Modern marriage owes its structure to an historic form. Equal parts love, practicality, and business, today’s unions share more than you’d think with their colonial counterparts.

Mar 02 2015
13 mins
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Rank #11: Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

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Patrick Henry demands liberty or death in his rousing 1775 speech. Hear the immortal words voiced by interpreter Richard Schumann.

Jul 11 2011
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Rank #12: George Washington's Farewell

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George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address teems with advice that rings true today. Listen to interpreter Ron Carnegie read excepts from the timeless epistle.

Jul 25 2011
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Rank #13: Pirates Amongst Us

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A disgruntled pirate’s haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for “Pirates Amongst Us.”

Oct 29 2012
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Rank #14: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Thomas Jefferson reads the words that started it all: The Declaration of Independence.

Jul 04 2011
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Rank #15: The Idea of America

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Democracy is an experiment sustained through debate; rights are a privilege earned through participation. Michael Hartoonian introduces The Idea of America.

Aug 29 2011
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Rank #16: Bruton Parish Church: Restorations and Revisions

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Bruton Parish Church is as storied a building as any in Williamsburg, with a history of idealistic restorations and later revisions. Carl Lounsbury describes the evolution of this living church.

Aug 27 2012
15 mins
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Rank #17: Ghosts Amongst Us

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A chilling specter of the 18th century reaches its icy grasp to the present day. Hear the story of Moses Riggs, a man possessed.

Oct 28 2013
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Rank #18: The Return of the Cherokee

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Each year, Colonial Williamsburg hosts Return of the Cherokee. This special event draws hundreds to observe Cherokee culture as it was in the 18th century when members would come to Williamsburg for trade, diplomacy, or even education. Buck Woodard with Colonial Williamsburg’s American Indian Initiative joins to explain some of the exciting updates to this year’s event.

May 16 2016
13 mins
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Rank #19: Washington's Whiskey

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George Washington’s retirement venture had a high alcohol content. Mount Vernon’s Director of Preservation, Dennis Pogue, leads us on a tour through Washington’s whiskey distillery.

Jun 06 2011
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Rank #20: Blackbeard!

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Colonial Williamsburg is embarking on its first-ever Halloween experience. The infamous pirate, Blackbeard, has returned to seek revenge after members of his crew were tried and executed in Williamsburg.

Oct 14 2015
6 mins
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