Government Episodes

September 15, 2021

210. Winning a Consolation Prize with Dr. Abby Mullen (Summer Repeat)

Consuls are essential to American foreign relations. Although they may not be as flashy or as powerful as an Ambassador like Thomas Jefferson or John Quincy Adams, they’re often the go-to people when an American gets in troub...

Diplomacy Government China Public History Podcast

December 10, 2020

187. Winning a Consolation Prize with Dr. Abby Mullen

Consuls are essential to American foreign relations. Although they may not be as flashy or as powerful as an Ambassador like Thomas Jefferson or John Quincy Adams, they’re often the goto people when an American gets in troubl...

Diplomacy Public History Government China

September 24, 2020

177. Harnessing Harmony in the Early Republic with Billy Coleman

On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key began composing "The Star-Spangled Banner after witnessing the British attack on Fort McHenry. Of all the things he could have done after seeing that flag, why did Key write a song? A...

Music Politics Society & Culture Government

September 10, 2020

175. Finding Redemption from Tyranny with Bruce Stewart

Conversations at the Washington Library kicks off Season 5 by exploring the life of a radical populist who never met a revolution he didn’t like. Almost unbelievably, Herman Husband participated in some of the most significan...

American Revolution Religion Great Awakening Government Books

September 03, 2020

174. (Recast) Tracing the Rise and Fall of Light-Horse Harry Lee with Ryan Cole

This episode originally aired in September 2019. You may know him as Robert E. Lee’s father, but Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee was so much more. Born into a Virginia dynasty, the man who would become one of George Washington ...

American Revolution George Washington Military History Government Books

March 05, 2020

148. Inventing Disaster with Cindy Kierner

On the morning of November 1, 1755, a devastating earthquake struck the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. The quake leveled buildings, triggered fires, and caused a tsunami that laid waste to the urban landscape. When it was all ...

Atlantic World Disaster Philanthropy Government Politics