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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.
There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

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    • 4.6, 2.4K Ratings

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.
There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Michelle from Baltimore ,

Thought Provoking

I love this podcast & always learn something new from it. I wondered if you would do something on the Great Migration & consider a guest like Isabel Wilkerson. This is a part of our history that dramatically transformed our country yet netted no more than a paragraph in my high school history book.

Harryprince1234 ,

Excellent show!!!

Amazing podcast. Wonderful knowledge, analysis and interviews. I look forward to listening each week!

Degerfors ,

Horizon Stretching!

I have been listening to this podcast since I first heard it on our local NPR station. It just gets better and better. This season has been especially good. The subjects have not been traditionally historical. Instead, they are more inclined to be on Social Justice. The podcast is delivered by well educated and thoughtful historians and they give me material to think about. They stretch my horizons as any good class should.

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