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This is a podcast about history's losers. People we deem to be villains or lost causes, but we don't really know about. In this case, Aaron Burr.

Everyone knows him as man who shot Alexander Hamilton. After the success of the musical 'Hamilton,' all anyone will remember him for is that.

But, what if I told you-he is the hero of that story? The man who was one of America's first progressive politicians. He was a Revolutionary War hero and-if not for a few twists of fate- would have been remembered better than his nemesis.

A History of Losing. Season 1: Burried Alive Matt Gregory

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This is a podcast about history's losers. People we deem to be villains or lost causes, but we don't really know about. In this case, Aaron Burr.

Everyone knows him as man who shot Alexander Hamilton. After the success of the musical 'Hamilton,' all anyone will remember him for is that.

But, what if I told you-he is the hero of that story? The man who was one of America's first progressive politicians. He was a Revolutionary War hero and-if not for a few twists of fate- would have been remembered better than his nemesis.

    Episode 5: The Duel

    Episode 5: The Duel

    This is the last chapter in the political life of Aaron Burr. It ends with a fatal duel between Burr and his rival Alexander Hamilton. History records Burr as the villain or murderer. But,  what do we see when we look back more than 200 years? Is it perhaps a story more complicated than that?

    • 21 min
    Episode 4: How to Gain a Vice

    Episode 4: How to Gain a Vice

    Episode 4 follows the rise of Aaron Burr from State Delegate to Vice President. A look inside the election of 1800 that ended in a tie. How Aaron Burr's Vice Presidential time ruins his career and ends Alexander Hamilton's life. 

    • 22 min
    Episode 3: Everything is political

    Episode 3: Everything is political

    The continuing saga of the infamous Aaron Burr's rise to power in the United States. How did a relatively unconnected attorney rise to the Senate in New York? 

    In this episode we see the roots of Burr's political life. We take a look at the three family power-structure of New York politics in the 1790's. Finally, how Burr's rival, Alexander Hamilton, is the man responsible for sending Burr to the national stage. 

    • 20 min
    Episode 2: Finding Love in the New Republic

    Episode 2: Finding Love in the New Republic

    This episode follows the final heroic years fro Aaron Burr during the American Revolution.  His rise through the military ranks and why he isn't remembered for his heroics. 

    Burr is one of our first progressive politicians-how did he get that way? We examine his family life after the war. 

    • 15 min
    Episode 1: A Young Nation and Young Hero

    Episode 1: A Young Nation and Young Hero

    This is a podcast about history's losers. People we deem to be villains or lost causes, but we don't really know about.  In this case, Aaron Burr. 

    Everyone knows him as man who shot Alexander Hamilton. After the success of the musical 'Hamilton,' all anyone will remember him for is that. 

    But, what if I told you-he is the hero of that story? The man who was one of America's first progressive politicians. He was a Revolutionary War hero and-if not for a few twists of fate- would have been remembered better than his nemesis. 

    The first episode introduces you to the young man who would become a great attorney, powerful Senator, and, finally, Vice President. 

    What led up to that infamous duel? You've only heard it from Hamilton's perspective. What was Burr thinking? It's all here in the first season of "A History of Losing."

    • 25 min

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