29 episodes

REBELLION is a bi-weekly podcast that blows the cobwebs off of The American Revolution. Each episode tells the story of the amazing men and women who put their lives at risk for a future they'd never live to see. Discover how our unprecedented past still reverberates today.

Rebellion Dustin J. Connors

    • Society & Culture

REBELLION is a bi-weekly podcast that blows the cobwebs off of The American Revolution. Each episode tells the story of the amazing men and women who put their lives at risk for a future they'd never live to see. Discover how our unprecedented past still reverberates today.

    George Washington Part 6: An August Image

    George Washington Part 6: An August Image

    After decades of public service, George Washington finally got to retire to his estate on Mount Vernon as he had always dreamed. However, he wasn't there long before a sudden illness took his life. Washington's death was a major blow to the newly-formed United States. But his loss wasn't just felt at home - it reverberated around the globe - as the whole world mourned America's fallen leader.

    • 22 min
    George Washington Part 5: The Unanimous Choice

    George Washington Part 5: The Unanimous Choice

    George Washington became America's first President in April of 1789. From that day on, every decision he made, from minor things like what to wear and how to be addressed, to fatal decisions on slavery and war, broke new ground. His actions in that first term would set the precedent that every leader from then on would follow and build upon.

    MUSIC BY: Soft and Furious, Lee Rosevere, Komiku, The US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Kosta T, Free Piece of Tape, Nettle, Sam Shalabi, and Sergey Cheremisinov

    • 23 min
    George Washington Part 4: Almost Blind

    George Washington Part 4: Almost Blind

    Though it's hard to imagine now, George Washington spent most of the war as an underdog. It wasn't until 1781, with the help of French allies, that his fortunes began to change. Listen to learn just how far he fell before he was able to finally taste victory.

    • 28 min
    George Washington Part 3: A Weak General

    George Washington Part 3: A Weak General

    Our national memory esteems George Washington as a military genius and flawless leader. The reality, though, is that in service as Commander-in-Chief, Washington really stumbled out of the gate. Learn about the years of crushing defeat in battle, and thousands lost to disease and desertion, that shaped the military mind of America's first leader.

    MUSIC
    On Early Light; The Telling; Qi by Blue Dot Sessions
    The Great Mission; No Other Choice by Lee Rosevere
    Pulsar by Sergey Cheremisinov
    The Bridge is Too Far by Laszlo Harsanyi
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    Sad walk with sad melodica by Komiku
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    • 27 min
    George Washington Part 2: Bountiful Providence

    George Washington Part 2: Bountiful Providence

    Learn about George Washington's years between the French and Indian War and the Revolution, how he positioned himself as Commander-In-Chief, and the two methods used to amass his fortune: marriage and slavery.

    • 24 min
    George Washington Part 1: Journey Over the Mountains

    George Washington Part 1: Journey Over the Mountains

    To understand George Washington, the man who invented the Presidency and guided our nation through its infancy, it's imperative to study his early years. The events that transpired in his early life, giving him the tools to one day lead a nation, were a mix of hardship, tragedy, opportunity, and violence.

    MUSIC
    The Great Mission by Lee Rosevere
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    Waltz for Zacaria; Early Light; by Blue Dot Sessions
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    Meekness; Global Warming; Mercy by Kai Engel
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    The Bridge is Too Far by Laszlo Harsanyi
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    • 27 min

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