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Ohio V. The World: The one and only Ohio History Podcast! Hosted by Alex Hastie

Ohio V. The World: The one and only Ohio History Podcast! Hosted by Alex Hastie
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Ohio V. The World: The one and only Ohio History Podcast! Hosted by Alex Hastie






Episode 5: Ohio v. the Cold War (Curtis Lemay)

Episode 5: “Ohio v. the Cold War” (Curtis Lemay) Alex welcomes back Bruce Carlson, podcast host of “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics” (https://myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com/). Alex and Bruce travel through the first 25 years of the Cold War by chronicling the life of General Curtis E. Lemay from Columbus, Ohio. Lemay’s career was in the front row for Pearl Harbor, WWII in Europe, the firebombing of Tokyo, the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan, the Berlin Airlift, the...


Episode 4: Ohio v. Civil War (Edwin Stanton)

Episode 4: Ohio v. Civil War (Edwin Stanton). Alex speaks with author Walter Stahr (www.walterstahr.com) about his acclaimed 2017 book Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary and the life of Stubenville, Ohio’s Edwin Stanton. Stanton, was the Secretary of War during the U.S. Civil War and a member of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Team of Rivals.” Stahr walks us through Stanton’s rise from a poor teen in Eastern Ohio to the savior of the Union Army. We look at his rapid rise as a lawyer in the...


Ep. 3: Ohio v. Black Power (Carl Stokes/Glenville Shootout)

Episode 3: Ohio v. Black Power (Carl Stokes/Glenville Shootout). Alex travels to the Land to meet with historian/author Jim Robenalt about his awesome book Ballots and Bullets (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075TH4YNT/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1). We discuss Jim's book and how Cleveland became the center of the civil rights movement in the North. We journey through the 1960s in Cleveland, including: the Hough Rebellion, Martin Luther King, Jr., the election of Carl Stokes and...


Ep. 2: "Ohio v. Bootlegging" (George Remus)

Episode 2: “Ohio v. Bootlegging” (George Remus) Alex travels to Cincinnati to meet with 3 historians from the Price Hill Historical Society about the “King of the Bootleggers”, George Remus. We follow his rise from a German immigrant to a high-powered lawyer in Chicago to becoming the most successful bootlegger of the Prohibition Era in the United States. We discuss 1920s Cincinnati, Remus’ business, life, love and ultimate fall with Joyce Meyer, Julie Hotchkiss and Mark Plageman. We also...


Season 3, Ep. 1: Ohio v. the Moon (Neil Armstrong)

Season 3, Episode 1: “Ohio v. the Moon” (Neil Armstrong). 3…2…1…liftoff to Season 3 of Ohio v. the World. We’re going on mankind’s greatest adventure from the Earth to the Moon with Wapakoneta, Ohio’s own, Neil Armstrong. Alex travels to Wapak to the Armstrong Air&Space Museum and hosts a roundtable discussion with 3 Armstrong experts. We discuss his early life in NW Ohio, his many near death experiences as an aviator/astronaut and the epic journey of Apollo 11. Kraig Noble, Brittany...


Ep. 15 LIVE!! "Ohio v. Punishment" (The Caning of Michael Fay)

Episode 15: “Ohio v. Punishment” (The Caning of Michael Fay) LIVE!!! It’s the Season Two finale and it’s our 1st live show. We chat with comedian Mark Lucas at the Columbus Podcast Festival live from the historic Garden Theatre. We’ll discuss the May 1994 caning of Michael Fay in Singapore for his alleged vandalism crimes. We analyze how this barbaric punishment of the 18 year-old Ohioan becomes an international diplomatic crisis. We try to figure out why the American public supported the...


Episode 14: Ohio v. Peace (Bosnian War/Dayton Peace Accords)

Episode 14: “Ohio v. Peace” (Dayton Peace Accords/Bosnian War) Alex tackles the complicated Bosnian War of the 1990s and the peace conference in Dayton, OH that finally brought war to an end in the former Yugoslavia. Alex is joined by OSU Professor of Eastern European history, Theodora Dragostinova, to break down how Ohio ended a war that cost the lives of over 100,000 people. We analyze the turbulent 20th century in the former Yugoslavia, ethnic cleansing and the Dayton Peace Accords at...


Episode 13: "Ohio v. the South" (William Tecumseh Sherman)

Episode 13: “Ohio v. the South” (William Tecumseh Sherman) Alex travels to Lancaster, Ohio to the Sherman House Museum to meet with Frank and Laura Bullock. The Bullocks lay out the life and military career of General William Tecumseh Sherman, the main who conquered the South and ended the Civil War. The interview occurs at the Sherman House in downtown Lancaster, visit the museum (www.shermahouse.org). We discuss Cump’s times in Ohio, his many famous quotes and his famous March to the Sea...


Episode 12: "Ohio v. the '60s"

Episode 12: “Ohio v. the ‘60s” Alex is joined by OSU History professor David Steigerwald and author Bill Shkurti to discuss the most turbulent decade of the 20th Century, the 1960s. We discuss the entire decade using Bill’s 2016 book “The Ohio State University in the Sixties” (purchase the book here https://ohiostatepress.org/books/titles/9780814213070.html) as a guide. We use OSU as a microcosm for the changes in the United States from the early ‘60s to 1970. Even Alex’s mom makes an...


Episode 11: "Ohio v. the Gilded Age" (John Hay)

Episode 11: “Ohio v. the Gilded Age” (John Hay). Alex sits down with award-winning author, John Taliaferro, to discuss the most interesting man of the late 19th Century, John Hay of Cleveland, Ohio. We dive into John’s book, “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay From Lincoln to Roosevelt” (click here to buy https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C4GLYP8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1) or download on Audible. From his days at President Lincoln’s side in the White House, his years...


Episode 10: Ohio v. Slavery (Underground Railroad)

Episode 10: “Ohio v. Slavery” (the Underground Railroad). Alex looks at the central role of Ohio in the Underground Railroad and the abolition movement to defeat African American slavery and the Fugitive Slave Act in the mid-19th century. We interview Mary Oellerman of the Kelton House, a “station” on the UGRR, in Columbus. (www.keltonhouse.com). Alex travels to the College of Wooster to discuss the UGRR in Northeast Ohio with Hope Nelson, a senior history major at Alex’s alma mater. Learn...


Episode 9: "Ohio v. the Mafia" (Danny Greene)

Episode 9: “Ohio v. the Mafia”. Alex interviews Rick Porrello, author of To Kill the Irishman, about the Cleveland Mafia and its downfall at the hands of Danny Greene in the 1970s. We travel to Little Italy on Cleveland’s east side to discuss the history of the Mayfield Road Mob from Prohibition to its demise in the ‘70s. We discuss the Sugar War of the 1930s, the life of Jewish gangster, Shonder Burns, the impact of Danny Greene on the mafia in NE Ohio and find out how Cleveland became...


Episode 8: "Ohio v. Celebrity" (Kate Chase)

Episode 8: “Ohio v. Celebrity” (Kate Chase) Alex and author John Oller sit down again to discuss America’s first celebrity, Cincinnati’s Kate Chase. They discuss the Civil War-era “belle of the north” and her decades in the public spotlight during the Gilded Age. Alex discusses John’s 2014 book, American Queen, about the beautiful and well-educated Kate Chase. We look at her years in Cincy, Columbus and her fascinating life in our nation’s capital, where she was known as “Mrs. Lincoln’s...


Episode 7: Ohio v. Rock n Roll (Alan Freed,the Who,Dimebag Darrell,CD 102.5 and OAR)

Episode 7: “Ohio v. Rock n’ Roll” Alex interviews 4 guests about the history of rock n’ roll in Ohio. We sit down with Jerry Depizzo, of the band OAR, to discuss the birth of rock n’ roll in Cleveland, OH and famous DJ Alan Freed (5:00). We look at the tragic concert by the Who in Cincinnati, OH in 1979 where 11 concertgoers were killed trying to get into Riverfront Coliseum. Our guest, Ross Wagner, was at that show at age 15 (27:30). Vince Tornero, of In The Record Store podcast...


Episode 6: "Ohio v. the White Man" (Tecumseh)

Ep. 6: “Ohio v. the White Man” (Tecumseh). Alex discusses the heroic life and times of the famous Shawnee Indian Chief, Tecumseh. We sit down with Brady Crytzer, professor, author, TV and podcast host of Battlefield Pennsylvania and WarTime: A History Podcast. (check out WarTime at www.wartimepodcast.com or iTunes). We travel back to the Ohio Country and talk about life on the dangerous frontier of the new United States of America at the turn of the 19th century. We meet Tecumseh’s brother,...


Episode 5: "Ohio v. Impeachment" (Ben Wade/Andrew Johnson)

Episode 5: “Ohio v. Impeachment” (Ben Wade/Andrew Johnson) Merry XMas!!! Alex sits down with the Bruce Carlson, the host of the amazing show, “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics”, to discuss impeachment and more specifically, the Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. We look at the life and career of Senator Benjamin Wade of Ohio and how/why Sen. Wade falls one vote short of being the 18th President of the United States. Alex is also joined by Walt Keys of Land Grant Brewing in...


Episode 4: "Ohio v. Murder 2.0 (Part 1)" (Christie Mullins)

Season 2, Episode 4 “Ohio v. Murder 2.0 (Part One)” (Christie Mullins) Alex delves into an infamous murder from Ohio’s history, the murder of 14 year old Columbus girl, Christie Mullins in 1975. Alex interviews author John Oller about the murder and trial detailed in his eBook “All American Murder” (2014). We look at the brutal crime, quick arrest and a dubious confession in the summer of 1975 that shook the Clintonville neighborhood. We look at the trial of Jack Carmen, a slew of suspects...


Episode 4: "Ohio v. Murder 2.0" (Part 2)(Christie Mullins)

Season 2, Episode 4 “Ohio v. Murder 2.0 (Part Two)” (Christie Mullins) In Season 2’s true crime episode, Alex interviews author John Oller about how his book and his own investigation solved the cold case murder of Christie Mullins. We speak with Mary Mendicino about how the investigation of her friend’s murder warms up after being a cold case for nearly 40 years. We look at a modern investigation of a 1970s crime and how our guest helped to crack the case open. Rate and review the show!...


Episode 3: "Ohio v. Espionage" (Agnes Meyer Driscoll)

Season 2, Episode 3: "Ohio v. Espionage" (Agnes Meyer Driscoll). Alex delves into the world of 20th century spycraft and interviews historian Beth Weinhardt about the incredible life of U.S. Navy codebreaker, Agnes Meyer Driscoll. We analyze Miss Aggie's decades at the forefront of the field of cryptology from WWI to WWII into the Cold War. We look at the successes and failures of Madame X during her 40-plus years in codebreaking. Check out the new book, "Code Girls" and rate and review our...


S2, Episode 2: Ohio v. the State Up North (The Toledo War)

Season 2, Episode 2: “Ohio v. the State Up North” (The Toledo War): It’s Michigan Week! Alex goes back to the 1830s to uncover the origins of the Michigan-Ohio rivalry. Alex interviews U of M grad and attorney Jon Sherk about how a mistake on an early map of the Northwest Territory set the table for a war between the states, the Toledo War. We see appearances by Robert E. Lee, President Andrew Jackson and the “Boy Governor” Stevens T. Mason of Michigan. O-H-I-O, it’s a border war!!