Each week since October 2004, host Gerald Prokopowicz and a guest discuss the various aspects of Civil War History. Each show consists of an hour long conversation with guests from the very well known historians James McPherson, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Gary Gallagher to mention a few. Gerald also speaks with artists such as Don Troiani, filmmakers Ken Burns, re-enactors Rob Hodge, novelists Jeff Shaara, curators, game designers, children’s authors, collectors, and others. In addition to well known names like the ones mentioned, the show often features authors of first books who are just starting to make their reputations.
Civil War Talk Radio - June 15th, 2022
Gerry Prokopowicz, our host....Almost Live, from the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College
Civil War Talk Radio - June 8th, 2022
Sarah J. Purcell, author of "Spectacle of Grief: Public Funerals and Memory in the Civil War Era"
Civil War Talk Radio - June 1st, 2022
Elizabeth D. Leonard, author of "Benjamin Franklin Butler: A Noisy, Fearless Life"
Civil War Talk Radio - May 25th, 2022
Michael Somerville, author of "Bull Run to Boer War: How the American Civil War Changed the British Army"
Civil War Talk Radio May 4th 2022
Vincent L. Burns, author of "Voices of the Army of the Potomac"
Civil War Talk Radio April 27th 2022
Tim Talbott, on the Battle of New Market Heights Memorial and Education Association
Why the confusing double listings?
Other then that , find it well done and interesting. Although slightly biased toward the union point of view. That can be expected this day and age.
Nice, thoughtful presentations
I have to advance every podcast to about the 8:45 minute mark to avoid the humdrum banalities of the professor. I am not interested in the events at your backwater college. It is not germane to the listener. He is quite impressed with himself. This is how tenure affects the academic types. He also commits the cardinal sin of interpreting historical events, especially involving slavery, through modern eyes. This is okay for laymen, but completely unforgivable from a seasoned history professor. Sir, you know better... Additionally, he often interjects his left wing political views. Subtly of course, but it is quite obvious.
The show content is usually quite interesting. Delving into little discussed areas and topics. I enjoy it. However, it suffers because the host is quite dry and rather uninspiring. And it begs the obvious question; How do your students remain awake? This could be so much better. Perhaps if it were hosted by one of your teaching assistants? Someone with a bit more energy and enthusiasm.