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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

Mini Episode 1 from the UK, Borough Market and Mudlarking

5/16/2022
Anne Marie and Bob are coming to you from Bankside in this first UK mini episode. They recount their favorite history of the day at Borough Market and Mudlarking along the Thames. River Thames: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Thames Southwark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Borough_of_Southwark Borough Market: https://boroughmarket.org.uk Borough Market, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borough_Market Foreshore Permits:...

Duration:00:08:01

Nick Brooks, Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts

5/3/2022
In this episode, Anne Marie interviews Airforce Veteran and Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle member Nick Brooks. Nick talks about the new documentary Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts and the almost erased history of the first African American Soldiers who earned the nickname "buffalo soldiers" most likely from the Cheyenne people. The name stuck and followed the segregated black military until desegregation in 1947. About the documentary: In 1866, six all-black cavalry and infantry...

Duration:00:49:29

Dr. Rod Tanchanco, First Patients: The Incredible True Stories of Pioneer Patients

4/19/2022
Anne Marie talks to Dr. Rod Tanchanco about his new book, First Patients. This timely narrative looks at how far we’ve come; what we’ve learned from past pandemics and the real-life patient stories behind our most important medical advancements. Often marked by the desperate need to save human lives, important developments in medicine have invariably started with patients—people whose ordeals fostered the advancement of medical knowledge. This book is a collection of such stories, each...

Duration:00:38:20

Gregory Smithers, Reclaiming Two-Spirits

3/29/2022
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Gregory Smithers about his new book, Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America. Two Spirits is a sweeping history of Indigenous traditions of gender, sexuality, and resistance that reveals how, despite centuries of colonialism, Two-Spirit people are reclaiming their place in Native nations. Gregory Smithers is a professor of American history and Eminent Scholar (2019-2024) in the College of Humanities and...

Duration:00:44:02

Heather Ashley & Joe Ortiz, Women of Herstory Podcast

3/24/2022
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to the co-hosts of Women of Herstory Podcast about the history of body hair (its removal, its inconvenience in battle, designated gender norms on "appropriate" lengths and styles...) so many things to know about body hair! Who knew? Heather Ashley: Born in Japan, raised in Texas, and currently residing in New York, Heather is no stranger to adventure. She is a dancer, singer, actor, activist. She was most recently seen in a site-specific bilingual play in...

Duration:00:44:23

Wendy Rouse, Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Suffrage Movement

3/15/2022
In this Women's History Month episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Wendy Rouse about the suffrage movement, specifically about the all but erased queer history of the movement. Wendy Rouse is a historian whose research focuses on the history of gender and sexuality in the Progressive Era. Her most recent book, Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement (NYU Press), challenges the heteronormative framing of the traditional narrative of the...

Duration:00:31:03

Dana Rubin, Speaking While Female

3/9/2022
Dana Rubin is single-handedly giving voice to women throughout history. Dana's passion project, Speaking While Female, showcases female speakers across time and around the world, from antiquity to the present. Historically, women have not been silent, but their words have scarcely been noted in the history books. What they said was seldom valued, recorded, or remembered. Donna is a consultant and speaker, committed to women's speech, voice, and thought leadership. She created the Speaking...

Duration:00:31:59

Ellen Shrecker, Is Today's Anti-intellectualism Worse than McCarthyism?

3/1/2022
In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Yeshiva University professor emerita Ellen Schrecker about the history leading up to today's anti-intellectualism. Ellen has been involved with the politics of higher education and academic freedom for decades. According to Ellen, the current right-wing campaign against teaching critical race theory and other so-called “divisive concepts” is by far the most serious threat to academic freedom (as well as K-12 education) the United States has ever...

Duration:00:43:47

Dr. Tara Green, See Me Naked and Alice Dunbar-Nelson

2/22/2022
In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Dr. Tara Green. Dr. Green has recently published not on but two books, See Me Naked and Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. See Me Naked: takes a look at the lives of noted black women, including actress, singer, and activist Lena Horne, stand-up comedian Moms Mabley, teacher and Harlem Rennaisance influencer Yolande DuBois, and blues singer and performer Memphis Minnie, and how, despite their public...

Duration:00:28:21

Jason Sommer, Shmuel's Bridge

2/3/2022
In this episode, Anne Marie interviews memoirist and award-winning poet Jason Sommer. Jason is the author of five poetry collections: most recently, Portulans in the University of Chicago’s Phoenix Poets Series. His two other Phoenix books are Other People’s Troubles, which won the Society of Midland Authors Award and was a finalist for the PEN/USA West Award, and The Man Who Sleeps in My Office, a finalist for Kansas City Star’s William Rockhill Nelson Award.The Laughter of Adam and Eve was...

Duration:00:44:34

Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher, Jeannie Barbour

1/11/2022
In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Jeannie Barbour. Jeannie is the Content Producer of the recently released film, Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher starring Martin Sensmeier, Tommy Flanagan, Dermot Mulroney, and Grace Montie. The movie brings to life the true rags to riches story of Montford T. Johnson who built a cattle ranching empire on the Western plains of Indian Territory. It “tells of his time among settlers, cowboys, tribes, military, and bandits. Armed with...

Duration:00:35:50

Mike Lawlor Talks Gun Legislation on 9-Year Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting

12/14/2021
Anne Marie talks to American politician, criminal justice professor and author of the first red flag gun law in the nation, Mike Lawlor about the Sandy Hook Shooting and the history of gun legislation. Trigger warning. We talk about gun violence and mass shootings in this episode. This episode is being released on the 9-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting. Resources: Mike Lawlor Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Lawlor University of New Haven:...

Duration:01:01:16

Kevin Kuharic, A Clutter of Patchwork Squares: A Chronicle of Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery

12/7/2021
In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Kevin Kuharic about his recently published book, A Clutter of Patchwork Squares: A Chronicle of Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery. For those of you who have been following us from the beginning, you may remember that my first episode was a three-part series in which Mr. Kuharic shared the history of famous hotelier and French chef of the Rockies, Louis Dupuy. A Clutter of Patchwork Squares, which is rising quickly up the Amazon chart for...

Duration:00:52:43

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