The Whiskey Rebellion is a history podcast hosted by Frank Cogliano and David Silkenat. Frank and David teach American history at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Whiskey Rebellion 144: RIP RBG
Frank and David discuss the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what the upcoming political fight for her seat could look like.
Frank: 100th birthday of Roger Angell and coverage on Effectively Wild podcast
David: new segment on BBC Scotland's Good Morning Scotland show
Whiskey Rebellion 143: Suburban Lifestyle Dream
In recent weeks, President Trump has claimed that the suburbs would wither under a Biden administration. Frank and David talk about the history of the suburbs and unpack what Trump means when he talks about a "Suburban Lifestyle Dream".
Frank: Dirk Hayhurst, Out of My League
David: Umbrella Academy
Whiskey Rebellion 142: Not Made By Slaves
Frank and David are joined by Bronwen Everill to talk about her new book Not Made By Slaves: Ethical Capitalism in the Age of Abolition. They discuss how ideas about ethical consumption shaped the Atlantic World.
Hear Frank talk about his research on Thomas Jefferson and George Washington's friendship.
Whiskey Rebellion 141: Reason to Fear and to Hope
Inspired by a recent Joanne Freemen article in the Atlantic, Frank and David take a step back to look at the panoply of political and cultural crises Americans face and what historians can say about the present.
Frank: new book by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
David: WP article on Civil War forts in DC and NYT piece by Martha Jones about her grandmother and voting
Whiskey Rebellion 140: Running Mates
With the imminent announcement of Joe Biden's choice of running mate, Frank and David talk about the history of VP selection, including thoughts about the best and worst choices.
Frank: Christine Hauser's article on 1918 "mask-slackers" in NYT.
Whiskey Rebellion 139: Party Time!
Summer in an election year usually means it's time for party nominating conventions, but COVID-19 has caused both the DNC and RNC to delay and modify their 2020 conventions. Frank and David talk about the history of party conventions, how they've changed over time, and what the future might hold.
Frank: It Was Simple podcast
David: new discovery on first humans in the Americas
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Just started listening to your podcast recently. I really enjoy it but can you work on the sound? It’s really hard to hear/understand even at full blast.
But lord and mercy the audio quality goes from decent to totally horrendous and back again. Can we do a go fund me for a microphone or something? You are funny and insightful and relevant but some of the audio quality issues make great episodes near impossible to listen to. Only reason it’s not five stars. There’s got to be some free you tube videos on podcast audio quality!!! Thank you for doing this!
A much needed dose of perspective
Refreshing to hear history put in context so well, but not surprising given the calibre of the hosts.