17 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.

    Ep. 17: Memorial Day and COVID-19 Corporate Memory Project

    Ep. 17: Memorial Day and COVID-19 Corporate Memory Project

    Host Jason Dressel dives into the history of Memorial Day (once known as Decoration Day) and the looming meat shortage with History Factory CEO and Founder Bruce "Big Chief" Weindruch. They also discuss the COVID-19 Corporate Memory Project, a new pro bono initiative from History Factory to record history related to the unfolding pandemic in real time.

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

    • 27 min
    Ep. 16 International Nurses Week

    Ep. 16 International Nurses Week

    This week History Factory Plugged In looks at the history of nursing in honor of National Nurses Day, International Nurses Day and International Nurses Week, which all feature in the month of May. Host Jason Dressel welcomes Dr. Arlene Keeling, Professor Emerita of nursing at the University of Virginia.

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

    • 28 min
    Ep. 15: A Brief History of Memes

    Ep. 15: A Brief History of Memes

    This week on History Factory Plugged In host Jason Dressel welcomes a number of History Factory colleagues in our first ever video podcast. We discuss the history of the meme, which has become increasingly important to keep us sane during the #coronavirus era, and share some of our favorites from the past few weeks of quarantine.

    Feel free to listen to the podcast, or, join us on our youtube channel to watch the visual component of our podcast: https://bit.ly/2Si6snU

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

    • 59 min
    Ep. 14: The Histories of Craft Beer and the Census

    Ep. 14: The Histories of Craft Beer and the Census

    On the latest episode of History Factory Plugged In, host Jason Dressel dissects two things that are uniquely American: craft beer and the census. Jason interviews the senior vice president of professional brewing at the Brewer's Association, Paul Gatza, to talk about the explosion of craft beer over the last decade. He also talks to author and historian Ted Widmer to talk about the 230 year history of the census and how it has shaped America.

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

    • 50 min
    Ep. 13: The History of U.S. Pandemics

    Ep. 13: The History of U.S. Pandemics

    We're back with a special pandemic edition of History Factory Plugged In. From serious talks about the economy to whimsical histories of toilet paper, this episode has it all.

    Host Jason Dressel welcomes U.C. Berkeley professor, author and historian of medicine and public health Dr. Elena Conis to talk about past pandemics in the United States and the country's response; and History Factory founder and CEO, Bruce Weindruch, to muse on how this response compares to past crises.

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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 12: St. Patrick's Day and Graybar Origin Story

    Ep. 12: St. Patrick's Day and Graybar Origin Story

    Host Jason Dressel welcomes back professor of history and religion, Lisa Bitel, to talk about who St. Patrick was, some common misconceptions about him and how we celebrate today the story of the patron saint of Ireland. We also welcome Graybar's Director of Strategic Communications, Carrie Johnson, to talk about the company's origins, and little known stories from its founder and history.

    If you enjoy the podcast, don't miss the opportunity to hear Carrie speak at the Anniversary Marketing Summit, where she'll share more about the company's successful 150th anniversary.

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

    • 53 min

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7 Ratings

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Interesting

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

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