Eclectic interviews with historians, authors and other interesting guests. Moderated by Rob Mellon.
Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation (Peter Cozzens)
The first biography of the great Shawnee leader in more than twenty years, and the first to make clear that his misunderstood younger brother, Tenskwatawa, was an equal partner in the last great pan-Indian alliance against the United States.Until the...
ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History (Jennifer Dasal)
Art historian and author Jennifer Dasal talks about some the the most fascinating and truly unbelievable stories in art history. She details the wild journey of the Mona Lisa and indicates that it might be possible the one on display is actually a...
The Final Campaign of the War from Petersburg to Appomattox in General Grant's Own Words (Curt Fields)
The nation's leading Ulysses S. Grant interpreter talks about the campaign for Petersburg and the end of the American Civil War as General Grant. He discusses the difficulty but importance of crossing the James River to put General Robert E. Lee in a...
Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates (Eric Jay Dolin)
Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”―spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s―when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of...
Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich (Robert Gervarth)
Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the twentieth century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo,...
The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi (Timothy B. Smith)
Benjamin Grierson’s Union cavalry thrust through Mississippi is one of the most well-known operations of the Civil War. There were other simultaneous operations to distract Confederate attention from the real threat posed by U. S. Grant’s Army of the...
Really enjoy the podcast but loved the reference to the great Fr. Aaron. He woke me up to history and married my wife and I. He was a kind soul and generous with his time and talent.