5 episodes

Have you ever wondered if your vote actually counts? Is a drone or a dog more useful in a combat zone? How long has there been a War on Christmas? We want to answer these questions by talking with historians. The catch: they have to be brief. A joint production of the Department of History and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Follow us on Twitter: @AShorterHistory

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Have you ever wondered if your vote actually counts? Is a drone or a dog more useful in a combat zone? How long has there been a War on Christmas? We want to answer these questions by talking with historians. The catch: they have to be brief. A joint production of the Department of History and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Follow us on Twitter: @AShorterHistory

    Episode #201: Caroline

    Episode #201: Caroline

    It's 1862 and an ex-slave named Caroline has been convicted of infanticide in Louisville, KY. Some argue that she deliberately killed the child whereas others believe that the father's reckless use of poison to kill nuisance animals resulted in the death of the toddler. Caroline's future hangs in the balance as an all-white jury and pro-slave governors consider whether to execute or pardon her from the crime. Join Long Story Short as we speak to historians at the Kentucky Historical Society who are investigating this story as a part of their Civil War Governors of Kentucky project. You can find out more about the project by visiting this site: http://civilwargovernors.org/the-caroline-chronicles/

    • 45 min
    Ep #105: I Voted For Shirley Chisholm

    Ep #105: I Voted For Shirley Chisholm

    Noted American philosopher Biz Markie once said, "Make you co-op-er-ate with the rhythm, that is what I give 'em/ Reagan is the pres but I voted for Shirley Chisholm." In this episode of Long Story Short, Dara and Cody pull back the curtain on Shirley Chisholm's 1972 Presidential bid and, through her, take a look at what it would take for a woman to become President of the United States.

    • 32 min
    EP #104: Dogs of War

    EP #104: Dogs of War

    Dogs are a part of our everyday life and are justly called our best friends. But how old is this friendship? Why did early settlers welcome dogs into their household? Dara Vance and Cody Foster speak with Andrew Patrick and Bill Needle about the role that dogs have played in history (specifically the American frontier and WWI).

    • 39 min
    Ep #103: Darkness (Halloween Special)

    Ep #103: Darkness (Halloween Special)

    Chills run down your spine even though you know you are alone. Dark basements tap into your deepest nightmares. Even the night - with the subtle hoot of an owl and the vastness of the empty (or full) woods - can tap into your fears. Perhaps this is because we know what can happen in the dark. Join Dara, Cody, and Jacob as they dive deeper into the dark tales of mischief, mystery, and murder. Happy Halloween!

    • 36 min
    Ep #102: The Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    Ep #102: The Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    In this episode of Long Story Short, our host Dara Vance will discuss the often controversial historical figure Christopher Columbus, and the significance of his famous voyage in 1492.

    • 26 min

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