44 episodes

Join us on the digital airwaves with History Factory Plugged In, a biweekly podcast that takes a refreshing look at the rich and sometimes provocative heritage of major U.S. and global organizations. Host Jason Dressel, Managing Director at History Factory, and his guests explore current events and other topics related to business heritage. Company history comes alive in this engaging, thought-provoking show.

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Join us on the digital airwaves with History Factory Plugged In, a biweekly podcast that takes a refreshing look at the rich and sometimes provocative heritage of major U.S. and global organizations. Host Jason Dressel, Managing Director at History Factory, and his guests explore current events and other topics related to business heritage. Company history comes alive in this engaging, thought-provoking show.

    S2E6: History of Union Pacific with John Turner

    S2E6: History of Union Pacific with John Turner

    “History Factory Plugged In” wishes the Union Pacific Railroad a happy 160th birthday! To mark the milestone, we welcome John Turner, senior vice president of the Harriman Dispatch Center and network planning at Union Pacific, to talk about the history of the company, where it is today and where it’s going.

    Company history comes alive with “History Factory Plugged In.” We explore the rich heritage of major organizations in this thought-provoking podcast. If you have questions, comments or ideas to share, please email us at pluggedin@historyfactory.com.

    • 37 min
    S2E5: The Birth of CNN With Lisa Napoli

    S2E5: The Birth of CNN With Lisa Napoli

    “History Factory Plugged In” returns with guest Lisa Napoli, author and journalist, to discuss the 42nd anniversary of CNN’s founding. In the episode, we talk about how the network came to be, how it survived through its early years, and how it became the international news juggernaut it is today.

    Company history comes alive with “History Factory Plugged In.” We explore the rich heritage of major organizations in this thought-provoking podcast. If you have questions, comments or ideas to share, please email us at pluggedin@historyfactory.com.

    • 45 min
    S2E4: NYSE Turns 230 with Pete Asch

    S2E4: NYSE Turns 230 with Pete Asch

    “History Factory Plugged In” welcomes Pete Asch, corporate archivist and corporate communications manager for the New York Stock Exchange and executive producer of “Inside the ICE House,” a podcast produced by International Exchange, to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the NYSE’s founding.

    We cover the Exchange’s origin story, how it uses its archives to link past to present, and what the future might hold for one of the most influential organizations in the world.

    Company history comes alive with “History Factory Plugged In.” We explore the rich heritage of major organizations in this thought-provoking podcast. If you have questions, comments or ideas to share, please email us at pluggedin@historyfactory.com.

    • 31 min
    S2E3: Tractor Wars with Neil Dahlstrom

    S2E3: Tractor Wars with Neil Dahlstrom

    On the latest installment of “History Factory Plugged In,” host Jason Dressel reminisces about his childhood growing up on a farm in North Carolina. We welcome Neil Dahlstrom, author and Branded Properties and Heritage Manager at John Deere, to discuss his latest book, Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture. The two talk about the development of the tractor industry in America and muse on what a day in the life of a corporate archivist entails.

    Company history comes alive with “History Factory Plugged In.” We explore the rich heritage of major organizations in this thought-provoking podcast. If you have questions, comments or ideas to share, please email us at pluggedin@historyfactory.com.

    • 28 min
    S2E2: Reconciling the Past and Present in a New Age of CSR

    S2E2: Reconciling the Past and Present in a New Age of CSR

    This week on “History Factory Plugged In,” host Jason Dressel talks with Dr. Sarah Federman, Ph.D., about how companies can grapple with past actions that may be inconsistent with today’s ethics and standards. We examine the subject both through a historical lens and with regard to how the implications often play out in real time.
    Sarah Federman is an author, educator, and conflict resolution practitioner who unites business savvy with peacebuilding wisdom. She has been published in many journals, including a recent article in the Harvard Business Review titled, “How Companies Can Address Their Historical Transgressions.”

    History Factory’s Perils of the Past looks at perceptions among consumers, executives and investors about possible transgressions in a company’s past. Download today for more information.

    Company history comes alive with “History Factory Plugged In.” We explore the rich heritage of major organizations in this thought-provoking podcast. If you have questions, comments or ideas to share, please email us at pluggedin@historyfactory.com.

    • 36 min
    S2 E1: The Invasion of Ukraine and the Art of Persuasion with Alan Kelly

    S2 E1: The Invasion of Ukraine and the Art of Persuasion with Alan Kelly

    History Factory Plugged In makes its return with a new episode on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We talk to Alan Kelly, president and founder of Playmaker Systems, a strategy and analytics firm, about the role of persuasion, influence, PR and rhetoric in the ongoing war.

    Alan has published numerous papers including Decoding Crimea, a 2020 breakthrough analysis of Vladimir Putin’s influence strategy, and has been a featured analyst on Plays for the Presidency, a weekly radio series on the non-partisan Sirius XM satellite channel P.O.T.U.S. 124.

    Company history comes alive with “History Factory Plugged In.” We explore the rich heritage of major organizations in this thought-provoking podcast. If you have questions, comments or ideas to share, please email us at pluggedin@historyfactory.com.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

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Very interesting podcast. Great take on the business history that makes it interesting and relevant.

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