Ohio v. the World
Episode 13: Ohio v. Gold (Tommy Thompson/Gold Rush)
Alex interviews former Columbus Dispatch reporter Kathy Gray about Ohio's most famous treasure hunter, Tommy Thompson. We discuss how the California Gold Rush transformed America, the tragic sinking of the "Ship of Gold" the SS Central America in 1857 and Tommy Thompson's quest to find North America's largest sunken treasure. Alex and Kathy discuss the finding and recovery of the gold and the many investors who pay for Tommy's expeditions. We also look at the downward spiral of Tommy's...
Episode 12: "Ohio v the Nazis" (Jesse Owens)
Episode 12: Ohio v. the Nazis” (Jesse Owens) Alex interviews David Steigerwald, US history professor at The Ohio State University about the “Buckeye Bullet”, Jesse Owens. We look at the Owens’ family’s role in the Great Migration, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich, FDR, the near US boycott of the Games and Jesse’s 4 gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to rate/review the show on iTunes.
Episode 11: Ohio v the Confederacy (Morgan's Raid)
Episode 11: Ohio v. the Confederacy (Morgan's Raid). We journey back to the Civil War and Morgan's Raid of Ohio in the summer of 1863. Alex interviews historian, David Mowery, author of Morgan's Great Raid (2013). David and Alex analyze the Confederate Army's raid of the Buckeye State in July 1863. In our longest single episode of Season One, we look at the Battle of Buffington Island and General Morgan's raiders on their epic ride as they achieve the northernmost incursion of the rebels...
Episode 10: Ohio v. the Victorian Age (Victoria Woodhull)
Episode 10: "Ohio v the Victorian Age". Alex interviews Lisa Wood, of the Ohio History Connection, about the "Most Interesting Woman in the World", Victoria C. Woodhull. We look at the nine lives of Victoria: child preacher, spiritualist, actress, Wall St. broker, suffragist, presidential candidate, mother, inmate and classy English landowner. We look at the Victoria's extraordinary life in 19th Century America as she takes on the social and political norms of the Victorian Age. Email us...
Episode 9: Ohio v Jim Crow (William McCulloch and Civil Rights)
Alex and his guest, Jim Dicke, tell the story of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the role of Ohio congressman, William McCulloch of Piqua, Ohio. Alex and Jim discuss the turbulent years in America as African Americans struggle towards equality in the awful world of Jim Crow. We look at the roles of JFK, LBJ, MLK, SNCC and the unknown Rep. McCulloch on the difficult road to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Freedom Summer of '64 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Episode 8: Ohio v Flight (Wright Brothers)
Season 1, Episode 8: Ohio v Flight. Alex interviews Wright Bros. amateur historian, Mike Allbritain, about the Dayton brothers who conquered human flight. We look at how they accomplished the impossible and began the age of flight. Mike lets us in on how ice hockey helped spark flight and how Orville and Wilbur Wright's work ethic changed human history forever.
Episode 7, Part One: Ohio v. Murder (Sam Sheppard)
Episode 7, Part One: Ohio v. Murder (Sam Sheppard): Alex explores all sides of the "Trial of the Century" in the Buckeye State, the murder trials of Sam Sheppard in 1954 and 1966. The murder that inspired "The Fugitive" is examined. In this two-part, true crime episode we ask the listeners to tell us, whodunit? Alex interviews Bill Mason, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and author of "Dr. Sam Sheppard on Trial". Is Sam innocent of killing his wife, Marilyn? Email us at email@example.com...
Episode 7, Part Two: Ohio v. Murder (Sam Sheppard)
Episode 7, Part Two: Ohio v. Murder (Sam Sheppard): We go full Law & Order to wrap up the case of the "The Fugitive" Sam Sheppard. Alex interviews Bill Mason, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, about his 2000 civil trial for wrongful imprisonment of Sam Sheppard. Is Sam innocent of killing his wife, Marilyn? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on Facebook to tell us who you think did it.
Episode 6: Ohio v. War (Iraq Town Hall '98)
Episode 6: Ohio v. War...we're back!! Alex is the host and guest for this episode focusing on America's foreign policy in the 1990s. We go to a forgotten, historic event on Ohio State's campus on Feb. 18, 1998 to find out how Ohio stopped a war. Alex takes you to a CNN International Town Hall TV event with Pres. Clinton's cabinet broadcast live across the world as the U.S. prepared to bomb Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The role of Central Ohioan protestors, Monica Lewinsky, and American's failed...
Episode 5: Ohio v. Death (Eddie Rickenbacker)
Ohio v. Death: Alex travels to and records in an exact replica of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's childhood home. We interview Warren Mott, the owner and curator of the awesome Mott's Military Museum in Groveport, OH. Alex and Warren look at the life and many near deaths of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's "Ace of Aces" in World War I. We look at the dozens of times he cheats death during his incredible life as Columbus' first national celebrity. Rate and Review the Show on iTunes, Stitcher and...
EPISODE 4: Ohio v. the British Empire (War of 1812)
Episode 4: Ohio v. the British Empire. Alex sets sail to the North Coast to look at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Our guest, Jason Anderson, discusses the immortal Oliver Hazard Perry and his stunning naval victory off of Put-In-Bay over the powerful British Navy in September 1813. Email the show at email@example.com. Don't forget to rate/review and subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher, and share it on Facebook with your friends.
Episode 2: Ohio v. the Electoral College (Why Ohio picks the president)
So goes Ohio, so goes the Nation. Alex interviews author and political analyst, Kyle Kondik, about his book The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President (2016). We more closely analyze the 1948, 1976 and 2004 presidential elections and why the Buckeye State has correctly picked the President in 29 of the last 31 elections. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and Tune In Radio. Follow us on Instagram (ohiovtheworldpodcast) and Facebook. Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio V. The Nixon Administration (Kent State)
Our first episode of the Ohio V. The World. Alex discusses the shooting at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Alex interviews two eyewitnesses, Dean Kahler and Larry Disbro, about their experiences on that tragic day and how close the U.S. came to a revolution against the Nixon Administration. Like us on Facebook and rate and review the show on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneInRadio. Email the show at email@example.com.