108 episodes

The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include -

Colonial Era

American War for Independence

Pre-Civil War

Civil War

Reconstruction

Early Modern

Virginia During the World's Wars

Cold War Virginia

Contemporary Virginia

Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com

Virginia History Podcast Robert Van Ness

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    • 4.4 • 108 Ratings

The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include -

Colonial Era

American War for Independence

Pre-Civil War

Civil War

Reconstruction

Early Modern

Virginia During the World's Wars

Cold War Virginia

Contemporary Virginia

Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com

    Berkeley's 1662 Return and Slavery's Legal Introduction

    Berkeley's 1662 Return and Slavery's Legal Introduction

    In which Governor Berkeley returns to Virginia and sets the Commonwealth on disastrous course.

    • 16 min
    Longstsreet - Elizabeth Varon Interview

    Longstsreet - Elizabeth Varon Interview

    In which Dr. Varon and I discuss her newest book.

    • 43 min
    Did Edgar Allan Poe Visit Alexandria?

    Did Edgar Allan Poe Visit Alexandria?

    In which the Alexandria Historical Society's Scott Vierick discusses the enduring legend of Poe's Alexandria visit.

    • 39 min
    Robert E. Lee on Leadership - H.W. Crocker III Interview

    Robert E. Lee on Leadership - H.W. Crocker III Interview

    In which historican H.W. Crocker discusses Robert E. Lee's leadership legacy.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    First Families of Virginia - The Carters, Part 3

    First Families of Virginia - The Carters, Part 3

    In which we look at the Carters after Robert "King"Carter, including other Carter lines that bring us Country Music and the 39th President of the United States.

    • 41 min
    The Jeffersonians - Dr. Kevin Gutzman Interview

    The Jeffersonians - Dr. Kevin Gutzman Interview

    In which Dr. Gutzman and I discuss his newest book, The Jeffersonians.

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Anth0711 ,

Too parochial

Content is limited to Virginia- not a problem, given its fascinating and voluminous history. Unfortunately, the podcast has become parochial to the point of being uninteresting to those outside the state. E.g., the never ending series on Virginia’s first families is difficult to identify with, as are routine references to local sites, parks, bridges, etc.

ELBEE33 ,

Horrible

I am a native of Virginia and have studied VA history for almost 50 years. My bachelor’s degree and Master’s degrees are both in the study of VA history. The narrator of this podcast is the least engaging and least interesting speaker to ever do a podcast. I have repeatedly tried to overlook his horrible delivery, mispronunciations of VA localities, and people, but I cannot. Your mileage may vary.

Tester of apps ,

Transphobic content

“This whole transgender nonsense”
Really bro if your going to have history content, great. Don’t have old white dudes on your show talking nonsense like this. At the very least, edit this kooks outdated opinions.

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