Wednesday, June 13, 2012

BackStory with the American History Guys Podcast

Tom Ireland House, Webberville, Travis County, TX 1937 (via Library of Congress)

Sometimes I really appreciate technology. I received an email from Frank Cirillo, a researcher at BackStory with the American History Guys. This is a history public radio program and podcast run out of the University of Virginia.  The program features three renowned history professor hosts and a number of interviews and calls from a range of people.

Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder might be interested in this recent podcast entitled, "Home Bittersweet Home," which discusses the home ownership as an integral part of the American Dream. Guests for this episode include:

  • Loren Moulds — Historian, University of Virginia
  • Richard White – Professor of History, Stanford University
  • David Edelstein — Film critic, New York Magazine

  • Covering a wide range of topics, BackStory with the American History Guys sounds like a fabulous place for history lovers to investigate and learn more. Projects in the works include an in-depth look at the War of 1812 and the social, economic, and health consequences of drinking in America.

    What Would You Like to See Here?

    It's not that I don't have a lot of ideas. It's that I don't have a lot of time. Hopefully that will change, but in the meantime, I would love to hear what you would like to see. That way, in the time I have I can bring you more of what you want.

    So, let me hear ya!