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A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs

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A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs

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Episode 120: Slave-Owning Women in the Antebellum U.S.

3/29/2019
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Host: Joan Neuberger, Department of History, UT-Austin Guest: Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, University of California, Berkeley Historians have long assumed that white women in the U.S. south benefited only indirectly from the ownership of enslaved people. Historians have neglected these women … Continue reading →

Duration:00:34:59

Episode 119: Beatlemania and the 55th Anniversary of the First Beatles Tour to the US

3/8/2019
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Host: Augusta Dell’Omo, Department of History Guest: Eddie Watson, Department of History The Beatles arrived for their first concert in the United States on February 11, 1964 to rabid fanfare. Legions of screaming women greeted John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George … Continue reading →

Duration:00:32:46

Episode 118: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity

2/22/2019
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Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guest: Megan Raby, Department of History Biodiversity has been a key concept in international conservation since the 1980s, yet historians have paid little attention to its origins. Uncovering its roots in tropical fieldwork and … Continue reading →

Duration:00:23:48

Episode 117: Albert Einstein – Separating Man from Myth

2/8/2019
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Host: Augusta Dell’Omo, Department of History Guest: Alberto Martinez, Department of History The subject of endless speculation, fascination, and laudatory writings, German physicist Albert Einstein captured the imaginations of millions after his discoveries transformed the field of physics. Hailed as … Continue reading →

Duration:00:26:52

Episode 116: Jewish Life in 20th Century Iran

1/25/2019
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Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guest: Lior Sternfeld, Department of History and Jewish Studies, Penn State Iran is home to the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside of Israel. At its peak in the 20th century, the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:24:19

Episode 115: Violent Policing of the Texas Border

1/11/2019
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Host: Augusta Dell’Omo, Department of History Guest: Monica Martinez, Brown University Between 1910 and 1920, an era of state-sanctioned racial violence descended upon the U.S.-Mexico border. Texas Rangers, local ranchers, and U.S. soldiers terrorized ethnic Mexican communities, under the guise … Continue reading →

Duration:00:27:31

Episode 114: Slavery in Indian Territory

12/17/2018
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Host: Brooks Winfree, Department of History Guest: Nakia D. Parker, Department of History Many American Indian cultures, like the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, practiced a form of non-hereditary slavery for centuries before contact with Europeans. But after Europeans arrived on … Continue reading →

Duration:00:13:14

Episode 113: 1968 – The Year the Dream Died

12/7/2018
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Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guest: Ben Wright, Department of History and Briscoe Center for American History The year 1968 was a momentous and turblent year throughout the world: from the Prague Spring and the riots at the Democratic … Continue reading →

Duration:00:24:02

Episode 112: Harvey Milk, Forty Years Later

11/26/2018
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Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guest: Lisa Moore, Department of English On November 27, 1978, Harvey Milk and George Moscone were murdered in San Francisco’s City Hall. Milk was one of the first openly gay politicians in California, and … Continue reading →

Duration:00:20:06

Episode 111: The Legacy of World War I in Germany and Russia

11/9/2018
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Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guests: David F Crew and Charters Wynn, Professors of History, The University of Texas at Austin On November 11, 1918, the guns fell silent in Europe as the armistice with Germany ended World War One. World … Continue reading →

Duration:00:31:20

Episode 110: The Legacy of WWI in the Balkans and Middle East

10/26/2018
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Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guests: Mary Neuburger, Departments of History & Slavic Studies; Yoav Di-Capua, Department of History On October 30, 1918, the Ottoman Empire signed a treaty of capitulation to the Allied Powers aboard the HMS Agamemnon, … Continue reading →

Duration:00:34:38

Episode 109: The Tango and Samba

9/21/2018
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Host: Marcelo Domingos, Department of History Guest: Andreia Menezes, Department of Linguistics, Literature and Humanities, Federal University of São Paulo The first notes of the samba and the tango instantly capture ones attention, transporting the listener to Bahia and Rio de Janeiro in … Continue reading →

Duration:00:16:27

Episode 108: A History of the U.S. Marine Corps

9/7/2018
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Host: Augusta Dell’Omo, Department of History Guest: Aaron O’Connell, Department of History The US Marine Corps may now proudly boast to be the home of the few and the proud, but this wasn’t always the case. In the early part … Continue reading →

Duration:00:36:14

Episode 107: The Yazid Inscription

5/23/2018
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Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guest: Ahmad al-Jallad, Sofia Chair of Arabic Studies, The Ohio State University Like digging through archaeological layers, documenting the development of language and writing provides important clues about historical events. Recent discoveries in the … Continue reading →

Duration:00:21:33

Episode 106: The Blood Libel

5/9/2018
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Host: Joan Neuberger, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin Guest: Robert Weinberg, Isaac H. Clothier Professor of History and International Relations, Swarthmore College In Kiev, in 1911, a Jewish factory manager named Mendel Beilis was indicted for murdering … Continue reading →

Duration:00:21:47

Episode 105: Slavery and Abolition

4/25/2018
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Host: Brooks Winfree, Department of History, UT-Austin Guest: Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History, University of Connecticut It’s well known in American history that slavery was abolished with the 13th amendment to the constitution, however, the debate over slavery … Continue reading →

Duration:00:19:01

Episode 104: Foreign Fighters in the Spanish Civil War

4/4/2018
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Host: Joan Neuberger, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin Guest: Lisa Kirschenbaum, Professor of History, West Chester University During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), which pitted a left-leaning Republic, suported by the Soviet Union, against right-leaning nationalists, supported … Continue reading →

Duration:00:15:29

Episode 103: French Child Ambassadors in the East

2/21/2018
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Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin Guest: Julia Gossard, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Utah State University In the 17th and 18th centuries, France had its eyes on creating a worldwide trading empire. French merchant … Continue reading →

Duration:00:14:41

Episode 102: The “Servant Girl Annihilator”

1/17/2018
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Host: Augusta Dell’Omo, Department of History Guest: Lauren Henley, Department of History In 1885, the world’s attention was focused on a series of grisly murders that took place in the otherwise quiet town of Austin, Texas. Several African-American women were … Continue reading →

Duration:00:22:32

Episode 101: The Bolshevik Revolution at 100

1/4/2018
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Host: Joan Neuberger, Professor, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin Guest: Sheila Fitzpatrick, Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, University of Chicago and Professor of History, University of Sydney It’s been 100 years since the Emperor of Russia was overthrown … Continue reading →

Duration:00:13:00