250 episodes

A weekly podcast of conversations covering various topics such as history, pop culture, philosophy, music, etc.

In the Corner Back By the Woodpile Spun Counterguy

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A weekly podcast of conversations covering various topics such as history, pop culture, philosophy, music, etc.

    In The Corner Back By The Woodpile #276: The Dismal Presidency of Franklin Pierce with Dr. David Alvis

    In The Corner Back By The Woodpile #276: The Dismal Presidency of Franklin Pierce with Dr. David Alvis

    Franklin Pierce is not one of the better known presidents in U.S. history but is still worth examining if for anything the lessons that can be learned on how not to run a country or a political party. Dr. J. David Alvis comes Back By the Woodpile to explain.







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    • 56 min
    In the Corner Back by the Woodpile 275: 10’s verses 20’s with Dr. David Krugler

    In the Corner Back by the Woodpile 275: 10’s verses 20’s with Dr. David Krugler

    The 1920’s were a time marked by new and more affordable technology, massive economic growth, a renewed push for civil rights and relative peace, its daily life beating along to a new music genre called jazz. But one element of the roaring 20’s that is lost on most of us these days is how it contrasted with the decade previous. To help us compare the 1910s to the 1920s, is historian Dr. David F. Krugler who has written and taught extensively on those early 20 years of the 20th century.





     

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    In the Corner Back By the Woodpile #274: The Life of Una Mae Carlisle

    In the Corner Back By the Woodpile #274: The Life of Una Mae Carlisle

    Spun Counterguy sets out to present the most thorough biography to date of jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Una Mae Carlisle, including her adventures in Europe just as the clouds of World War II were gathering, the world’s spotlight put on her thanks to Fats Waller, her recording careers with Leonard Feather and Joe Davis and her desperate attempt to record and perform as much as possible before her looming death.





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    • 59 min
    In the Corner Back By The Woodpile #273: In Search of Una Mae Carlisle

    In the Corner Back By The Woodpile #273: In Search of Una Mae Carlisle

    The singer and songwriter Una Mae Carlisle is a name tragically lost to modern memory. On this first of two episodes, Spun Counterguy talks about how he discovered the woman and her music and the places it’s taken him.





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    • 40 min
    In the Corner Back By the Woodpile #272: Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

    In the Corner Back By the Woodpile #272: Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

    Former Cuban political dissident Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo is now a writer and blogger advocating for his home country’s liberataion from the current oppressive regime. We’ll hear many of Orlando Luis’s views on the current state of the island naion in addition to some of his own personal life experiences.





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    • 1 hr 13 min
    In The Corner Back By The Woodpile 271: Reformations V with Carlos Eire

    In The Corner Back By The Woodpile 271: Reformations V with Carlos Eire

    We’re going back to Europe, specifically France and Switzerland, and five hundred ago on top of that. Serving as our tour guide is once again Carlos Eire, who wrote the book Reformations and he’s going to introduce us to a few figures- notably John Calvin- and how he and others still affect us today, both in positive and negative ways.

     

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    • 54 min

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