83 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

    • History
    • 4.5 • 63 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

    The James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage

    The James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage

    In which Museum Director Bethany Sullivan highlights the James Madison Museum of Orange County, Virginia.

    • 44 min
    First Families of Virginia - The Taliaferros

    First Families of Virginia - The Taliaferros

    In which the Taliaferro family's immigration to Virginia, as well as their spread throughout Virginia and the United States touching many lives along the way is outlined.

    • 29 min
    The Deadly Politics of Giving - Dr. Seth Mallios Interview

    The Deadly Politics of Giving - Dr. Seth Mallios Interview

    In which Dr. Mallios discusses how gift giving played a pivotal part in Ajcan's downfall, as well as gift giving's influence at the later Roanoke and Jamestown colonies.

    • 47 min
    First Families of Virginia - The Randolphs

    First Families of Virginia - The Randolphs

    In which the Randolph's Virginia beginnings are detailed, and some of their fascinating later generations are highlighted.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Special Halloween Episode - Haunted Tuckahoe with Jessica Stith

    Special Halloween Episode - Haunted Tuckahoe with Jessica Stith

    In which Tuckahoe's Jessica Stith tells some of Tuckahoe Plantation's haunted history such as the famous Gray Lady Ghost and other spooky happenings.

    • 31 min
    Scott Dawson and the "Lost Colony Mystery"

    Scott Dawson and the "Lost Colony Mystery"

    In which historian Scott Dawson tells the "Lost Colony" story based upon primary sources and archaeological evidence found on Hatteras Island, NC.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Old Boy Himself ,

Insightful, Well Done

Mr. Van Ness does a masterful job in this examination of Virginia history. He is faithful to facts while presenting the facts in new and insightful ways. He flavors the mix with interviews with leading authors and historians. Although I am quite familiar with Virginia history and early American history in general, I don’t think I’ve heard a single podcast without learning something new.

.223@tyrannts ,

New favorite!

Thank you!, for helping keep our history alive. A service as important as any service to be provided. History is the the rudder to this human experience without it we are just adrift.

Shutupsoccerpasta ,

Not Super Impressive

episode one:

- the term “Indian” is not accurate.
-very mono-toned :/ and a lot of audio jumps while speaking.
-i love VA history so i’ll keep listening but not very impressed so far
- virginia’s history did not begin in the 1500s, indigenous people lived there prior.

i think this show could be improved upon with a guest to bounce off of.

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