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The Richmond History Podcast




52 Reconstruction at Chimborazo-Mike Gorman

On this episode, Mike Gorman, who is a historian with the Richmond National Battlefield Parks talks about reconstruction in Richmond focusing on what was the former Chimborazo Hospital. Listen or subscribe to History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein, or another podcast … Continue reading →


(Repost) 27 Baseball and Richmond/ Scott Mayer

Since the playoff hunt is heating up in the MLB is only seemed fitting to repost this remastered episode that covers the early days of baseball in RVA. Guest Scott Mayer is the co author of the book Baseball and Richmond, … Continue reading →


51 Masons’ Hall-Phillip Barnard part 2

This is part 2 of the conversation with Phillip Barnard. This part of the conversation concentrates on the 19th and 20th century history of the great Masons’ Hall in downtown RVA. In the conversation George Washington, The Marquis de Lafayette, … Continue reading →


50 Masons’ Hall-Phillip Barnard part 1

Phillip Barnard is the guest on this episode talking about the history of one of the most under rated historic buildings in RVA, Masons’ Hall. It is one of a handful of 18th century buildings in the area. During the … Continue reading →


49 Eliza Poe/Debbie Phillips

This episode has 2 guests, Eliza Poe, the mother of Edgar Allan Poe and Debbie Phillips. Eliza Poe discusses her life. Debbie Phillips, who is the Director of Operations for Richmond Discoveries and has developed a program called the Life and … Continue reading →


mini ep 1

On this first “mini” episode, There is a quick discussion on some of the things in RVA history that happened in July and August throughout the years from the #OTDinRVA from social media. This is the first of many mini … Continue reading →


48 The Confederate Battle Flag’s History – John Coski part 2

This is part 2 of a Conversation with historian John Coski about the history of the Confederate battle flag. Coski is a historian at the Museum of the Confederacy which is part of the American Civil War Museum. He is … Continue reading →


47 The Confederate Battle Flag’s History – John Coski

On this episode, John Coski talks about the history of the Confederate Battle Flag. Coski is a historian at the Museum of the Confederacy which is part of the American Civil War Museum. He is also the author of the … Continue reading →


(Repost) 8 Baseball in Richmond/ John O’Connor

As we get closer to the MLB All-Star break, I am reposting episode 8 with John O’Connor who is a long time sports writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He tells some great stories about Parker Field, the building of the … Continue reading →


46 John Murden/ Church Hill People’s News

This episode features John Murden, the publisher of the Church Hill People’s News. He discusses the area known as Church Hill and its history. What is casually called Church Hill is actually a collection of many neighborhoods, (including a neighborhood … Continue reading →


45 Ed Peeples/ Scalawag (2/2)

This is part 2 of the conversation with Ed Peeples who is a human rights activist, emeritus professor from VCU, and the author of Scalawag: A White Southern’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activist. This is a frank conversation … Continue reading →


44 Ed Peeples/ Scalawag (1/2)

This episode is part 1 with Ed Peeples, who is an emeritus Professor of VCU, a human rights activist who grew up in RVA in the 1930’s and 1940’s and the author ofScalawag: A White Southern’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights … Continue reading →


10 Lincoln in Richmond-Mike Gorman (CW150 Repost)

This episode is being reposted in honor of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s historic trip to Richmond, Virginia on April 4, 1865. It was less than 48 hours after the Confederate Government left the city. During Lincoln’s “adventure” to … Continue reading →


43 150th of the Fall of Richmond-Mike Gorman

This special Civil War 150th episode features Mike Gorman, talking about the fall of Richmond that began April 2, 1865 and the evacuation fire that followed. The fire will destroy somewhere between 800-1000 buildings. The fall of the Capitol of the … Continue reading →


3 Patrick Henry-Kevin Grantz (repost)

This episode is being reposted for the 240th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech at St John’s Church in Church Hill. The speech was delivered 3/23/1775. The conversation is with Kevin Grantz who normally played George Washington at St John’s … Continue reading →

42 Richmond Hill/ Rev Ben Campbell

On this episode, the senior pastor at Richmond Hill, The Rev Ben Campbell talks about the history of the community. Founded in 1987, Richmond Hill is an ecumenical Christian fellowship and residential community in Richmond’s historic Church Hill. It is housed … Continue reading →


41 Oral History/William and Martha Harkess

On this episode William and Martha Harkess discuss growing up in Richmond, VA. They are both 84 years old. Martha was born in NC, but moved to Scott’s Addition with her family when she was about 3. Later her family moved … Continue reading →


40 Ed Ayers

Ed Ayers, the President and a History Professor at the University of Richmond is the guest. He discusses some of the complexities of emancipation, what emancipation means in a practical terms, and post Civil War Richmond. He also discusses why many … Continue reading →


39 Maggie Walker/ Ajena Cason Rogers

On this Episode of History Replays Today, Ajena Cason Rogers, The Supervisory Park Ranger at the Maggie L Walker National Historic Site discusses the life of Maggie Walker. Walker is best know as the first black woman to charter a … Continue reading →


38 The VA State Capitol during the Civil War/Mark Greenough Part 2

The is part 2 of a conversation with Mark Greenough, The Tour Supervisor and Historian at The Virginia State Capitol. He discusses how the State and Confederate Governments were able to work together in one building, what the Capitol was like … Continue reading →