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Take a journey into history and witness for yourself some of the most compelling moments in American history. Let Kent Masterson Brown’s passionate storytelling transport you to a time and place in history!

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    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

Take a journey into history and witness for yourself some of the most compelling moments in American history. Let Kent Masterson Brown’s passionate storytelling transport you to a time and place in history!

    "Into the Bluegrass" with Mel Hankla

    "Into the Bluegrass" with Mel Hankla

    Listen while Mel Hankla joins Kent Masterson Brown to discuss his book, "Into the Bluegrass: Art and Artistry of Kentucky's Historic Icons," an incredible publication about the cultural fabric of Early Kentucky as shown in its art and artifacts, such as the Kentucky longrifle, pottery, silver, and furniture.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    PODCAST 114: “The Coming of the American Revolution”

    PODCAST 114: “The Coming of the American Revolution”

    Listen while Kent Masterson Brown is interviewed about the latest WHEF project, "The shot heard 'round the world: The Coming of the Revolution, Colonial America to 1775."

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Podcast 113: "Growing up with Lincoln" with Jon Park, Eyewitness to History

    Podcast 113: "Growing up with Lincoln" with Jon Park, Eyewitness to History

    Listen while Kent Masterson Brown and his guest Jon Park discuss Jon's boyhood growing up in Springfield, Illinois, in the shadow of Abraham Lincoln, and why a life imbued with history brings meaning and depth to the human experience.  Jon is the Chairman of the Kentucky Independence Semiquincentennial Commission, in anticipation of celebrating the 250th anniversary of American independence.  Kent is a member of the Commission as well, and he and Jon discuss some ideas for Kentucky's celebration. Enjoy!

    • 56 min
    PODCAST 112 – Kent Masterson Brown Interviews Acting Chief of Interpretation, Steve Phan, Camp Nelson, Kentucky

    PODCAST 112 – Kent Masterson Brown Interviews Acting Chief of Interpretation, Steve Phan, Camp Nelson, Kentucky

    Listen as Kent interviews Steve Phan, Acting Chief Interpreter for Camp Nelson, Nicholasville, Kentucky.  Steve come to us from the National Park Services Defenses of Washington, and WHEF is thrilled to welcome him to Kentucky and to herald the work going on at Camp Nelson.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    PODCAST 111: The Union Army of the Potomac Before Gettysburg

    PODCAST 111: The Union Army of the Potomac Before Gettysburg

    Listen to Kent Masterson Brown describe the plight of the Union Army for the twenty-one months before the Battle of Gettysburg, and give you a sneak peek of one of the themes from his new book, "Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command," available from the University of North Carolina Press in June 2021.

    • 56 min
    Podcast 110: EMBATTLED FREEDOM: JOURNEYS THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR’S SLAVE REFUGEE CAMPS. Interview with Dr. Amy Taylor.

    Podcast 110: EMBATTLED FREEDOM: JOURNEYS THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR’S SLAVE REFUGEE CAMPS. Interview with Dr. Amy Taylor.

    Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor discusses with Kent Masterson Brown the fascinating stories of the legal ambiguities surrounding slaves during the Civil War, especially in Union-occupied Central Kentucky.  Dr. Taylor is a Professor of History at the University of Kentucky where she was honored with a “Great Teacher Award” from the U.K. Alumni Association.  Dr. Taylor’s research interests are in the area of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the South.  Her recent book, “Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps” was published in 2018 by UNC Press and has won many national awards.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Great podcast.

Mhm every 10 seconds for an hour isn’t great. The content is very good.

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