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What's your favorite history? Each interview on this podcast begins with this one question. Our guests are people who like history and get really excited about a particular time, place or person from our distant or not so distant past. The jumping off point is the place where our they became curious then entered the rabbit hole into discovery through scholarly research, pop culture, documentaries, other podcasts...We look at history through the filter of other peoples eyes.https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=965986

What's your favorite history? Each interview on this podcast begins with this one question. Our guests are people who like history and get really excited about a particular time, place or person from our distant or not so distant past. The jumping off point is the place where our they became curious then entered the rabbit hole into discovery through scholarly research, pop culture, documentaries, other podcasts...We look at history through the filter of other peoples eyes.https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=965986

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What's your favorite history? Each interview on this podcast begins with this one question. Our guests are people who like history and get really excited about a particular time, place or person from our distant or not so distant past. The jumping off point is the place where our they became curious then entered the rabbit hole into discovery through scholarly research, pop culture, documentaries, other podcasts...We look at history through the filter of other peoples eyes.https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=965986

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Episodes

Jeffrey H. Jackson, Paper Bullets

11/23/2021
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Jeffrey H. Jackson, historian and author of the book Paper Bullets which captures the riveting and courageous story of Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, two gender norm-defying artists better known as Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, who undertook a dangerous years-long anti-propaganda campaign, which used art to demoralize the Nazis. Paper Bullets was named a 2020 Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction and Best Book of 2020 by Booklist, as well as longlisted...

Duration:00:32:11

Deadly Victoriana, Lindsay Valenty, Ye Olde Crime Podcast

11/3/2021
It's literally sickening. In this episode Lindsay Valenty talks to Anne Marie about how deadly it was to live during the Victorian era. From toxic Scheele's Green to ballerinas on fire...literally, find out some of the many ways the Victorians were hell bent on destroying themselves on this Lindsay Valenty is the host of "Ye Olde Crime" podcast, where she and her sister Madison discuss the funny, strange, and obscure crimes that took place before the 1900's. She's also one of the co-hosts...

Duration:00:53:56

Melissa Gilbert, Haunted Georgetown, Washington DC

10/28/2021
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to DC By Foot tour guide Melissa Gilbert. Melissa specializes in the Ghosts of Georgetown and shares some of the DC neighborhood's scary tales with us today. Originally from Bullhead City, Arizona, the unceded lands of the Pipa Aha Macav, Melissa Leigh Gilbert has spent her career working in Theater Arts and Education but a lifetime of pursuing the arts as they relate to the human experience. Her work as designer, artisan, and educator has spanned numerous...

Duration:00:37:13

Valley of the Headless Men, Craig Baird, Canadian History Ehx

10/20/2021
Welcome to episode five of our 2021 Halloween Season Series! This one promises to scare the living daylights out of you. In this episode, Anne Marie talks to fellow history podcaster Craig Baird who tells us the tail of the Valley of the Headless Men. Steeped in lore and legend, this isolated valley is situated in Nahani National Park Reserve along the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Craig is the host of several podcasts, including Canadian History Ehx and From John to...

Duration:00:54:47

The Vampire Panic of Rhode Island, Lauren McDonnough, Operation History,

10/13/2021
This is the fourth episode of our 2021 Halloween Season series 👻🧛‍♀️ In this episode, Lauren McDonough, cohost of Operation History, tells us about the nineteenth-century vampire scare of Rhode Island. Yep, you heard me right, vampire scare! Lauren describes herself as a 20-something corn miller with a master's in colonial American history. She is one of four cohosts of the podcast Operation History, a podcast where four history majors come together to discuss, debate, and educate all...

Duration:00:24:46

The Black Donnellys, Brenda Ganske, Horrifying History Podcast

10/6/2021
This episode has it all! Several weeks back we put out a call for spooky stories on Twitter. The response was incredible!! This is one of the Halloween season episodes that resulted. Brenda Ganske has crafted a truly horrifying history that has everything, horse hauntings, successful squatters, angry town's people, murders, and much more. Sit back fellow Armchair Historians and buckle up while the host of the Horrifying History podcast enchants you with the true story of the Black...

Duration:00:35:17

Amityville Horror, Amanda Woods, Encounters: A Paranormal Experience

9/29/2021
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Amanda Woods, cohost of Encounters: A Paranormal Experience. You guessed it, a podcast about the paranormal. Amanda chose to talk about a haunting in the United States that began a movie franchise, but more than that, it is the haunting that helped to launch the paranormal into the mainstream. Whether you believe in ghosts or not this episode has some fun facts and campfire-worthy stories that may stray off course, but will ultimately lead back to the...

Duration:00:40:56

Ethan Healey, Mary Todd Lincoln, Her Seances and Spiritualism

9/22/2021
In this episode, Anne Marie chats with Ethan Healey about Mary Todd Lincoln and her desire to connect with the spirits of her loved ones, including two children who died in childhood, through seances and spiritualism. Ethan Healey is a BA History student at New England College in Henniker, NH. His thesis is on John Adams during retirement and how Adams views the legacy he left behind. Ethan's work has been featured in The Henniker Review, a local college publication. He is currently in the...

Duration:00:42:26

Finley, Little Blaze and the Blackfoot Tribe

9/8/2021
In this episode Anne Marie is doing something a little bit different. You may recall that she interviewed her great nephew Finley for Armchair Historian's New Year’s 2021 episode. If you haven’t done so we highly recommend listening to that episode (it’s one of our favorites) Well Finley and Anne Marie talked about a lot of things, some of which did not make into the final cut. In this installment of Armchair Historians we share one of the sidebar conversations they had from that interview...

Duration:00:10:49

Chris Albrecht, Golden Colorado, "Where the West Lives"

8/24/2021
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to history geek, storyteller, and tour operator, Chris Albrecht about Golden Colorado's history, The town that almost became the capital of Colorado. Chris says, "there’s no better way to get to know a city than having a local teach you about it through stories. You can also get great recommendations for things to do, when to do them, and the places to avoid." So when he moved to Golden, Colorado, and realized there wasn't a guided history tour available in...

Duration:00:49:54

Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Elizabeth Dixon, Who Was She and Why Was She at President Lincoln's Deathbed?

8/17/2021
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Caroline Welling VanDeusen. Caroline is the author of Diary of Elizabeth Dixon, 1845-47 published in White House History, Issue 33, by the White House Historical Association. You may wonder who Elizabeth Dixon is because Elizabeth actually worked hard to erase herself from history. She went so far as to pay off reporters not to write about her. She did, however, leave behind her diaries and letters, which were passed down from generation to generation...

Duration:00:47:29

Joe McGill, The Slave Dwelling Project

7/15/2021
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to The Slave Dwelling Project founder Joe McGill. Joe shares his journey and passion project. According to theslavedwellingproject.com, The Slave Dwelling Project envisions a future in which the hearts and minds of Americans acknowledge a more truthful and inclusive narrative of the history of The Nation, one that honors the contributions of all our people, is embedded and preserved in the buildings and artifacts of people of African heritage and inspires...

Duration:00:31:43

Operation Bluecoat and Men in the Shed, Billy Leblond and Colin Foster

6/16/2021
In this episode Anne Marie talks to La Percée du Bocage museum president, Billy Leblond and Men in the Shed Blogger, Colin Foster about Operation Bluecoat and the story behind Men in the Shed. Men in the Shed tells the story of 18 Allied POWs who literally left their mark on the wall of a wooden shed owned by a French baker in Normandy. The shed (commandeered by the German military) became a temporary jail for Allied POW's during the fighting following the D Day landings in...

Duration:01:06:01

Jack Chesher, Living London History

5/25/2021
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Living London History blogger Jack Cheser about her most favorite place in the world, London. Like many history lovers, Jack is interested in the tangible, liveable and breathable history we are surrounded by as we go about our everyday lives. He started his blog so that he could share his journey discovering London’s fascinating and vibrant past as he walked its bustling grand streets, diving down its mysterious alleyways and strolling along the banks...

Duration:00:40:05

Rebecca Goos Shares Grandfather, Sol Liber's Holocaust Survival Story

5/6/2021
WARNING: The subject matter in this episode might be too disturbing for some people as it contains details of a holocaust survivors story. In this episode, Rebecca Goos tells the story of her beloved grandfather, Sol Liber. Sol's story is a harrowing one of survival through one of our histories darkest events, the holocaust. Rebecca shares Saul's story through the filter of an admiring grandchild. Not Again! Podcast: https://notagain.podbean.com/e/not-again-trailer/ Rebecca's Bio on...

Duration:01:04:59

Corinna Bellizzi, Care More. Be Better Podcast, The Truth About our Neanderthal Kin

4/14/2021
In this episode Anne Marie talks to do-gooder Corinna Bellizzi, host and producer of care more. be better podcast. Corinna reaches back to her anthropology roots and shares her take on the archaic human species Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, better known as Neanderthal, how the species has been misinterpreted and misrepresented by the academic gatekeepers of anthropological and archeological studies for hundreds of years. Corinna lives, works, and podcasts from her home in Scotts Valley,...

Duration:01:14:06

Tobi Olowe, Impressions of America, 1960's Human Potential Movement

3/31/2021
Anne Marie talks to Impressions of America (IA) podcast co-host Tobi Olowe. Tobi talks about the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s, who were its proponents, where do we see its effects today and the magnificent pop culture that came out of it. Tobi is a London based History Graduate with a deep and evolving interest in American History and popular culture. He is particularly fascinated by the history of US conservatism, its key characters, and where it may be going in the future. He is...

Duration:01:24:40

James McKissic, Wilson Woods: From Bill of Sale to Prosperous Land Owner

3/17/2021
James McKissic shares the legacy of his great great-great-grandfather, Wilson Woods, who was born into slavery in Meigs County, Tennessee during the 1820's. Wilson's mother was a slave named Mary, his father was also his owner. When Mr. Mckissic's mother shared his ancestor's 1862 bill of sale (between his two white half brothers), with James, he shared it with the National Museum of African American History which began a whole sequence of activities including a Washington Post article and...

Duration:00:40:02

Simon Heptinstall, Impressions of America, Reflections of America in 20th Century TV and Film

3/4/2021
In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Impressions of America podcast co-host, Simon Heptinstall. You may remember a couple weeks back we talked to another of the Impressions of America co-host, Vaughn Joy, about how American culture is reflected in Christmas films during the Cold War period. If you haven’t done so already, I strongly recommend that episode. Impressions of America is a podcast which looks at the wider subjects of culture, politics, and media that formed...

Duration:01:25:25

Erik Escobar, Comedian, Millennial and Baby Boomer Compare Notes on the 80s

2/17/2021
Anne Marie chats with comedian, actor and TEDx Talk presenter Erik Escobar. They compare notes on the 1980's, she having lived it from the inside and he having admired the decade from the outside. Can a millennial teach a baby boomer something new about the decade of decadence? Eric has appeared on Fox's I Can See Your Voice, BuzzFeed, NBC's Last Comic Standing (Season 7) and the feature VHYes alongside Tim Robbins and Thomas Lennon. As a standup comedian he has performed throughout the...

Duration:01:05:58