249 episodes

This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.

Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History Liz Covart

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 623 Ratings

This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.

Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
623 Ratings

623 Ratings

scottD125 ,

Very good

Great history lessons with an enthusiastic host.

Myjhan ,

History Enthusiast, Rooting for Liz

I am a history enthusiast and I love hearing about Early American history, the good, bad and the ugly. I am currently listening to Ep10 with Don Hagist and I have enjoyed each of the speakers thus far—my favorites being the director of the Library Company and Sara Georgini in the charge of the Adam Papers, both of whom were VERY engaging and knowledgeable subject-matter experts!

ALL THAT SAID...I am truly hoping Liz gets more comfortable in her interviews. Her voice comes off VERY unemotional and she sounds as if she’s reading everything off of a paper—even her jokes. I find Liz to be very knowledgeable herself and she asks good thought-provoking questions of her guests but I’m praying the inflections in her voice improve. I can look passed it b/c I’m genuinely interested in the subject matter but as a new listener it’s VERY hard to sit through at times. I heard a recent podcast (by mistake) and she sounded a little more natural so here’s hoping it gets better as I go through the podcast 🤞🏽 ANYWHO I am really enjoying the quality content and look forward to more.

Running for weightless ,

Academic Binge listening

I’ve been binge listening from the first show, it only got better and better. I love the academic quality and I love Brake Master Cylinder’s music. I’m almost caught up!!

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