32 episodes

Come on down the rabbit hole with us as we answer real questions from visitors to President Lincoln’s Cottage that we wish we could spend a half hour answering. We always start with Lincoln and the Cottage, but we often end up in unexpected places…
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Q & Abe President Lincoln's Cottage

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Come on down the rabbit hole with us as we answer real questions from visitors to President Lincoln’s Cottage that we wish we could spend a half hour answering. We always start with Lincoln and the Cottage, but we often end up in unexpected places…
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    Bonus: Resonance Then and Now

    Bonus: Resonance Then and Now

    This bonus episode accompanies episode 4.3, "Did Lincoln ever play basketball?"
    Curtis Harris told us a little more about how the aftermath of the Civil War affected the ideologies behind the invention of basketball, and Len Elmore spoke to us about how he tries to share the long arc of history with his students. 
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    • 6 min
    Did Lincoln ever play basketball?

    Did Lincoln ever play basketball?

    For this episode, we're answering a question from a young person impressed by Lincoln's height. Along the way we talk about the peach basket story, Lincoln's wrestling bouts, whether he would've been able to keep up in the NBA, and the intersection of sports and activism. Come along with us!
    Guests:
    Curtis Harris
    Tamika Dudley
    Len Elmore
    Lee Roy Smith
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    • 38 min
    Bonus: Furniture Details

    Bonus: Furniture Details

    This bonus episode accompanies episode 4.2, "Where's all the furniture?"
    Erin Carlson Mast explains how the interpretation team made the decision that it was going to be ok for visitors to sit on the antique furniture in the house, and tells the story of how the Cottage acquired some objects from when Lincoln was in residence.
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    • 4 min
    Where's all the furniture?

    Where's all the furniture?

    For this episode, we're exploring one of our all-time top questions at the Cottage. Along the way we'll stop by the White House records, historical cooties, measuring authenticity, and defining what a museum even is, anyway. Come along with us!
    Guests:
    Matt Costello
    Erin Carlson Mast
    Rainey Tisdale
    Michael Atwood Mason
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    • 40 min
    Bonus: Aftermath of Emancipation

    Bonus: Aftermath of Emancipation

    This bonus episode accompanies episode 4.1, "Was Lincoln a racist?"
    Richard Blackett told us about one of the obstacles folks promoting emancipation in the US faced before the Civil War, and Seth Levi told us about a project he’s working on to help support voting rights in communities descended from the formerly enslaved, among others.
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    • 6 min
    Was Lincoln a racist?

    Was Lincoln a racist?

    In this episode, we're talking through a question we've gotten from older visitors, documentarians, and teen students alike. Along the way we pass through the Lincoln-Douglas debates, monumental controversies, the power of anger, and lost historical perspectives. Come along with us!
    Guests:
    Richard Blackett
    Brian Dirck
    Gwen Westerman
    Seth Levi
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

historic america ,

Just found this great podcast!

Q&Abe is a tremendous Lincoln resource. We run our own podcast (A Place in Time) and needed to learn as much as possible about Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War life & times. Q&Abe helped us fill in the gaps! Plus we really enjoyed the episodes where they focus on questions asked to them by museum guests. “Who did Lincoln trust the most?,” was a particular favorite. Well done!

Pickaclover ,

Answers all my burning questions about Lincoln

I came across Q and Abe after listening to an interview on the A Place in Time podcast. These vignettes are stimulating, clearly well researched, and compelling. Excited to subscribe and hear more!

Sat26 ,

Had no idea

Had no idea this was a podcast until I got an email today. I loved Lincoln’s cottage when I visited and can’t wait to dive into this. I already know this is going to be 5 stars

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