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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.
There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

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    • 4.5, 2.5K Ratings

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.
There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

popwitch ,

Excellent podcast

Relevant topics, well-researched, expert guests and hosts.

YoungSeminarian ,

Fascinating, timely, inclusive

Dear other reviewers: your white fragility is showing.

This podcast is slowly doing a better job of incorporating non-white, non-male voices. (They were originally called “The American History Guys,” and the older episodes reflect a more narrow understanding of history as belonging to white men).

Thank you to the producers, editors, researchers, etc, who are contributing to holistic public history.

guy fargo ,

Dishonest PC dribble

Why happened? I used to like this podcast.... now it is just revisionist propaganda

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