The JuntoCast is a monthly podcast about early American history. Each episode features a roundtable discussion by academic historians, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and guest panelists, exploring a single aspect of early American history in depth. The JuntoCast brings the current knowledge of academic historians to a broad audience in an informal, conversational format that is intellectually engaging, educational, and entertaining.
Ep. 29: The Supreme Court in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and Mark Boonshoft discuss the origins and early development of the Supreme Court. Topics include the Court's colonial antecedents, debates during the Constitutional Convention and ratification, and the significance of the Jay and Marshall courts and their most important decisions.
Ep. 28: Political Parties in Early America
With the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaching, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and guest panelist Lindsay Chervinsky discuss the origins of political parties and political organization in early American history, from the colonial period through the early nineteenth century. Topics include factions in colonial politics, political organization during the Revolution, and the rise and fall of the "First Party System" following the ratification of the Constitution.
Ep. 27: Sport in Early American History
In this episode, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss sport history in early America from pre-contact to the Civil War, including horse racing and gambling, boxing, and baseball.
Ep. 26: Political Violence in Early America, Part II
In the second of a two-part discussion, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the development of political violence in early America, from the American Revolution to the Civil War, including the rebellions of the 1790s, uprisings of enslaved persons, Native American removal, anti-abolitionist violence, urban riots, Harper's Ferry, and more.
Ep. 25: Political Violence in Early America, Part I
In the first of a two-part discussion, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the origins of political violence in early America—from Jamestown to the American Revolution—including conflicting definitions of "political violence," the roles of class, race, and religion in violence by and against the state, the "contagion of violence," the differences between individual and crowd-led violence, and the political power of fear and perceptions of potential violence.
Ep. 24: Impeachment in Early America
WE'RE BACK! The JuntoCast returns and resumes production after a more-than-three-year hiatus as Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers explore the early American origins and history of impeachment.
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Love the hyper academic look at historical topics. However, where did you guys go? Did the Trump election ruin everything for you guys? Find it odd that episodes were consistent until the 2016 election.
Glad they are back!
I found this podcast while they were on hiatus and am very glad they are back producing new episodes. Really insightful - a wonderful deep-dive on all things colonial America!
Glad you’re back!
Thoughtful, engaging discussion. Thanks for continuing this important conversation!