Virginia Episodes

April 15, 2021

199. Unravelling the Strange Genius of Mr. O. with Dr. Carolyn Eastman

In the early years of the nineteenth century, former Virginia schoolteacher James Ogilvie embarked on a lecture tour that took th…

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Aug. 27, 2020

173. Tracing the History of the Syphax Family with Steve Hammond and …

The Syphax Family has deep historic ties to Mount Vernon and other sites of enslavement in Virginia. In 1821, Charles Syphax, an …

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Aug. 13, 2020

171. Reinterpreting Mary Ball Washington with Karin Wulf, Martha Saxt…

On today's show, we bring you the audio from our annual Martha Washington Lecture. This year's topic was Mary Ball Washington, Ge…

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July 30, 2020

169. Re-investigating an Early American Murder with Jessica Lowe

Season 5 of Conversations at the Washington Library is just around the corner. Until then, we're happy to bring you Jim Ambuske's…

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April 23, 2020

155. Painting Portraits of Colonial Virginia with Janine Yorimoto Bol…

In 1757, Martha Dandridge Custis paid the artist John Wollaston the handsome sum of 56 pistoles for portraits of her, her husband…

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March 4, 2019

96. Jefferson's Daughters

In this episode, Dr. Kevin C. Butterfield sits down with Dr. Catherine Kerrison, a Professor of history at Villanova University, …

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