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Professor Buzzkill is an exciting podcast that explores history myths in an illuminating, entertaining, and humorous way.

    Rallies for "More History" at the Gettysburg Battlefield

    Rallies for "More History" at the Gettysburg Battlefield

    Professor Scott Hancock from Gettysburg College joins us to explain the development of efforts to contextualize and historicize the Confederate Monuments at the Gettysburg National Military Park. The summer of 2020 saw a great deal of tension and confrontation during these presentations. Dr. Hancock explains how this helped the "We Want More History" movement. One of our best shows ever! Episode #393
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    • 44 min
    Forward and in High Heels: from Ginger Rogers to Ann Richards to Kamala Harris

    Forward and in High Heels: from Ginger Rogers to Ann Richards to Kamala Harris

    Kamala Harris is just the latest female politician to have her dress sense scrutinized. In this episode, we look at the famous quote about Ginger Rogers doing everything that Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels. And the Professor ruminates on what Vice-President-Elect Harris's shoe choices say about her career and contemporary American politics. Episode #392
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    • 10 min
    Georgian Texel Uprising and Hitler's Revenge, April-May 1945

    Georgian Texel Uprising and Hitler's Revenge, April-May 1945

    The Texel insurrection was one of last battles of World War II, but few people know about it. Georgians serving in the Wehrmacht on Texel island off the Dutch coast rose up and slaughtered their German masters. Hitler ordered the island to be retaken and fighting continued for weeks, well after the war's end. A gripping story with multiple meanings, misconceptions, and myths! Episode #391
     

    • 33 min
    The Press and Women Politicians from Victoria Woodhull to Kamala Harris

    The Press and Women Politicians from Victoria Woodhull to Kamala Harris

    Professor Terri Finneman explains how the press has portrayed women politicians running for high office in the United State. From Victoria Woodhull in the 1870s to Kamala Harris in 2020, she enlightens us about how media discourse of women politicians has and hasn’t changed over this long period! Episode #390.

    • 45 min
    Election Polling Errors in US History

    Election Polling Errors in US History

    The pollsters correctly predicted a Biden win in the 2020 Presidential election. But there was no Blue Wave, and Senate seats didn't flip, as many pollsters predicted. Polling prediction errors are common in American history. Professor W. Joseph Campbell explains why! Episode #389

    • 37 min
    Native Americans in Film 1941-1960

    Native Americans in Film 1941-1960

    Professor Liza Black enlightens us about her new book, Picturing Indians: Native Americans in Film 1941-1960. She examines many misunderstandings and misconceptions about Native Americans working in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Episode #388

    • 39 min

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