Episodes

66. How Do I Reach These Kids?

Aug. 2, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Allison Wickens, Vice President of Education at George Washington's Mount Vernon. For more information check out our website at www.mountvernon.org/podcast. --- Send in a …

65. George Washington: Master Farmer

July 26, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Sam Murphy, Manager of Historic Trades at George Washington's Mount Vernon. For more information check out our website at www.mountvernon.org/podcast. --- Send in a voice …

64. Who Interprets History?

July 19, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Jeremy Ray, Manager of History Interpretation at George Washington's Mount Vernon. For more information check our website at www.mountvernon.org/podcast. --- Send in a voi…

63. Confronting Tragic History

July 12, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Mount Vernon character interpreter Brenda Parker to discuss the challenges of portraying and articulating the past in a modern setting. For more information check out our web…

62. "[Hamilton] History is Happening"

July 5, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Hamilton musical U.S. tour cast members Sabrina Sloan (Angelica Schuyler) and Nicholas Christopher (Aaron Burr). For more information check out our website at www.mountvernon…

61. Reflections on a Historian's Lifetime

July 4, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Gordon Wood sits down with Dr. Douglas Bradburn, the President and C.E.O. of George Washington's Mount Vernon, to discuss Dr. Wood's fifty-three year career as a historian of early America. For more info…

60. Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

July 4, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Gordon Wood sits down with Dr. Douglas Bradburn, the President and C.E.O. of George Washington's Mount Vernon, to discuss Dr. Wood's new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. For more i…

59. Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

July 4, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Douglas Bradburn, the President and C.E.O. of George Washington's Mount Vernon, sits down with author Russell Shorto to discuss his monumental new book, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom. For …

58. First in Books, First in Peace

July 4, 2018

In this episode, Mount Vernon's President and C.E.O. Douglas Bradburn sits down with scholar Kevin J. Hayes to discuss his new book, George Washington: A Life in Books. For more information check out our website www.mountver…

57. Battlefield Office Politics

July 4, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Washington Library research fellow Dr. Mark Edward Lender to discuss the Conway Cabal and the challenge to General Washington's leadership position. For more information chec…

56. #SoulClave

July 4, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Washington Library research fellow Iris de Rode to discuss the relationship between George Washington and François Jean de Chastellux. For more information check out our webs…

55. Codfish Olé

July 4, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Washington Library research fellow Dr. Elisa Vargas to discuss the early diplomatic relationship between Spain and the United States, focusing on the work of Diego María de G…

54. Where History Has Never Gone Before

July 4, 2018

In this episode, Mount Vernon President and C.E.O. Doug Bradburn sits down with the Senior Vice President of Visitor Engagement Rob Shenk to discuss the challenges and opportunities of public history in the age of New Media,…

53. How To "Be Washington"

July 4, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Matt Briney, the Vice President of New Media at George Washington's Mount Vernon, and Joseph Cortina, the founding partner of Cortina Productions, to discuss the new interact…

52. Feisty Fluid Free Trade

June 29, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Washington Library research fellow Dr. Lawrence B.A. Hatter to discuss his topic, Negotiating Independence: American Overseas Merchant Communities in the Age of Revolution. F…

50. Patrick Henry And Jefferson Too

June 29, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Douglas Bradburn, the President and C.E.O. of George Washington's Mount Vernon, sits down with Dr. Jon Kukla to discuss his book, Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty. For more information check out our we…

51. Another Badly Behaving Woman

June 29, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Washington Library research fellow Dr. Charlene Boyer Lewis to discuss her topic, The Traitor’s Wife: Peggy Arnold and Revolutionary America. For more information check out o…

49. Transatlantic Gunrunning Playwrights

June 29, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Joseph Stoltz sits down with Dr. Larrie Ferreiro to discuss his book, Brothers At Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It. For more information check out our website at w…

48. Edward Gray

Aug. 2, 2017

Dr. Edward Gray is Professor of History at Florida State University where he teaches a range of courses in U.S. history, Native American history, and the history of the Pacific in the age of Captain James Cook. He was named …

47. Alan Taylor

Aug. 1, 2017

Dr. Alan Taylor is the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair and Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He has written numerous books on colonial North America, the American Revolution, and the early Republic. Dr. T…

46. Louisa Thomas

July 31, 2017

Louisa Thomas is a graduate of Harvard University and former fellow at the New America Foundation think tank. She is also a former contributor to the sports and pop culture blog Grantland and contributing editor at Newsweek.…

45. Michael Klarman

July 30, 2017

Dr. Michael Klarman is the Kirkland and Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School and received his Ph.D. in legal history from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. Dr. Klarman is the author of numerous book…

44. George Goodwin

July 29, 2017

George Goodwin is Honorary Author in Residence at Benjamin Franklin House in London, the world's only remaining Franklin home. He is also a Fellow at the Royal Historical Society, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and th…

43. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

July 28, 2017

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware where her teaching focuses on slavery, racial injustice, and gender equality. In 2011 she was na…