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. 33: Hamilton: Six Years Later
In this episode, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers reflect back on the reception, impact, and legacy of Hamilton: The Musical.
Ep. 32: Insurrections in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the history of insurrections and rebellion in the decades after independence, including the Newburgh Conspiracy, Shays's Rebellion, the Whiskey Rebellion, and more.
Ep. 31: Holidays in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss the origins and development of holidays in early America including Christmas, thanksgivings, Pope's Day, and the Fourth of July.
Ep. 30: The Electoral College in Early America
Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers explore the origins of the Electoral College and its early development prior to the Civil War, including the debates at the Constitutional Convention and during ratification, its implementation in the first few presidential elections, and how it changed during the first half of the nineteenth century.
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.
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.
Keep it up. Really enjoyed the BB “Ideological” historiography.
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!