Thursday, 10 September 2015

American History Untucked 17 -- Ari Kelman

Folks, I know it's been a long time since our last episode. Things have been kind of crazy, but I'm hoping to podcast more consistently this year.

I'm really excited about our guest this episode: Ari Kelman. Ari is a professor at Penn State and author of Misplaced Massacre, which won all kinds of awards over the past couple of years. In our conversation, we mostly talk about his new book, Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War. We discuss the collaborative process Ari went through, working with an illustrator and co-author, to write Battle Lines.

Friday, 20 March 2015

American History Untucked 16 -- Keith Harris

My guest for this episode is Keith Harris. Keith is probably familiar to many people as the man behind the popular blog Cosmic America, which has now been replaced by his new site keithharrishistory. Keith is also the editor of an exciting new online journal, The Americanist Independent and the author of a recently published book, Across the Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans.

In our conversation, we talk about engaging with the public, about his recent and upcoming publications, and about the problems with the academic job market for historians.

Here's a clip from my favorite feature from his old blog, Office Hours:

Thursday, 19 February 2015

American History Untucked 015 -- Liz Covart

My guest for this episode is historian and podcaster Liz Covart. Her new podcast, Ben Franklin's World, been amazingly successful since it debuted at few months ago. We talk about academic historians and podcasting, how a podcaster envisions her/his audience, her research on New Englanders in upstate New York, and the snow in Boston.

You can check out her show on iTunes and other popular podcasting venues.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

American History Untucked 014 -- Kevin Levin, mark two.

The iTunes feed seems to be acting up. I've reposted it.

American History Untucked 014 -- Kevin Levin

Sorry for the long hiatus since the last episode. I'm really happy to be back with a new episode of American History Untucked.

My guest for this show is Kevin Levin, whose blog Civil War Memory has been probably my favorite Civil War website for years. He is also the author of an excellent recent book, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder and has written for the New York Times and the Atlantic. He's managed to do all this while teaching high school full time.