A look at Virginia's rich history, one week at a time.
Season 5 Trailer
Season 5 launches on Monday, July 5. How We Got Here, presented by NBC12 in Richmond, Virginia, is a podcast highlighting Virginia’s rich history, one week at a time.
Season 4 Behind the Sounds
In this bonus episode of How We Got Here, we go behind the sounds with Host Rachel DePompa and Executive Producer Colten Weekley to dive deep into how we made this season. You’ll hear about some of our favorite guests and which segments really stuck with us.
Episode 6: Nov. 9-15
In this episode of How We Got Here – The fight in Virginia to give women the right to vote; a three-generation, 72-year battle that came down to one vote. Plus, the day the angel of the Confederacy was born. Why the title she was given is still debated to this day. And we look at the founding of the Virginia Military Institute, including its fight to survive the Civil War and the social battles it faces today.
Episode 5: Nov. 2-8
In this episode of How We Got Here – Tales from the Lewis and Clark expedition that you didn’t learn in school. Plus, the political process to elect the first – and only – President of the Confederate States of America. And one of the worst plane crashes in Virginia history is a little-known story that changed the way the United States Army transported troops around the country.
Episode 4: Oct. 26 - Nov. 1
In this episode of How We Got Here – the history of one of Richmond’s most glamorous and ritzy places to stay, the Jefferson Hotel. What you didn’t learn about Bacon’s rebellion in history class. We’ll take you inside a catastrophic disaster at NASA’s Wallops Island facility as a rocket headed for the International Space Station explodes seconds after liftoff. Finally, the day British General Charles Cornwallis is suddenly paroled and allowed to sail back to Britain after his surrender at Yorkto
Episode 3: Oct. 19-25
In this episode of How We Got Here - the extraordinary life of a naval aviator and explorer from Virginia. The incredible journeys to both ends of the earth by Adm. Richard Byrd. Plus—a deadly delivery in the mail as anthrax is found in envelopes in the aftermath of 9/11. We take you inside the moment human speech first crossed the Atlantic Ocean, going from Virginia to Paris. And—one of NASCAR’s darkest days, as news of a tragedy in the skies finally reaches the half-mile of mayhem.
This podcast is SO great!!! It’s Richmond through and through!
Written 11/2020: Glad to hear there will be a 4th season and glad to hear I don’t have to wait a full year for a new season. I’ve been addicted to this podcast since first stumbling across it when you were just a couple episodes in. There are so many great episodes, it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite, but given that the Lee statue was just taken down, listening to Season 3, Episode 6 where the birth of Monument Avenue was discussed was so moving to me. Fantastic job on that episode and on the entire series! Keep them coming!!!!!!!!
Written 05/2021: When are you guys coming back? Feels like forever! Miss this GREAT podcast!!!
Love this pod cast!
I very much enjoy listening to this podcast! Ms. DePompa does her research into her podcasts. She is also very impartial. Worth the listen!
Stop the giggles!
Really like the premise of this podcast and most of the content. They try way, way too hard to be funny and the giggles are killing me. To the point that I might have to stop listening. Trust me, if you are funny, you don’t have to giggle like a girl at your own jokes. Be yourself, but please, please for the love of God cut that out.