January 2021

Presidential Transitions in American History

By |2021-01-13T12:38:58-05:00January 13th, 2021|Myths|

Even though nothing tops the 2020-2021 Trump-Biden "transition," presidential transitions have not always been smooth and stable in American history. Professor Philip Nash explains all and puts historical transitions in the context of what's happening [...]

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Girls to the Rescue: Young Heroines in American Series Fiction of World War I

By |2021-01-04T15:48:44-05:00January 4th, 2021|Myths|

During World War I, many young American women longed to be part of a larger, more glorious war effort. A new genre of young adult books entered the market, written specifically with the young girls [...]

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December 2020

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

By |2020-12-29T12:34:44-05:00December 29th, 2020|Myths|

Dr. Kate Lemay from the National Portrait Gallery tells us about the popular historical exhibition, “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence.” She outlines the movement for women to obtain the right to vote as [...]

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The Weemsy Awards! Worst Abuses of U.S. History in 2020

By |2020-12-23T11:27:06-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Myths|

The Weemsy Awards spotlight the most egregious misrepresentations of U.S. History in the past year by politicians, celebrities, executives, and more! Professor Edward T. O'Donnell joins us to unveil the winners! Episode #399.

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” Myths and Urban Legends

By |2020-12-26T10:21:33-05:00December 20th, 2020|Myths|

Imagine being tortured by wartime memories. Explosions, death, mutilated bodies (some of them friends of yours), all the screaming. Now, imagine them coming from a very confined and dangerous place. I’ve always thought that being [...]

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Christmas: Commercialism, FDR, the Nazis, and Beyond!

By |2020-12-15T08:11:04-05:00December 15th, 2020|Myths|

Professor Philip Nash explains the complexities of the celebration and commercialism of Christmas -- from the Roman holiday of Saturnalia to the Victorian era to the Nazi period and beyond! Listen to the best explanation [...]

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“I, Eliza Hamilton” and “The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr” – Fiction Friday!

By |2020-12-05T11:56:52-05:00December 5th, 2020|Myths|

Historical novelist, Susan Holloway Scott, joins us to discuss two of her fabulous books -- "I, Eliza Hamilton" and "The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr." We learn a lot about these historical figures, but also [...]

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George Washington and the Development of the Cabinet

By |2020-12-01T09:37:48-05:00December 1st, 2020|Myths|

How and why did George Washington create the cabinet structure that he used in his Presidency? How did it help create new political norms and traditions in the early United States? What was its long-standing [...]

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Gustav Stresmann – Man Crush Monday!

By |2020-12-04T10:27:14-05:00December 1st, 2020|Myths|

Professor Philip Nash explains his man-crush on Gustav Stresemann, the important German politician during the Weimar period. What do Stresemann's career and his hopes for Germany tell us about the strengths that can be found [...]

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November 2020

Rallies for “More History” at the Gettysburg Battlefield

By |2020-11-24T20:14:25-05:00November 24th, 2020|Myths|

Professor Scott Hancock from Gettysburg College joins us to explain the development of efforts to contextualize and historicize the Confederate Monuments at the Gettysburg National Military Park. The summer of 2020 saw a great deal [...]

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