Category Archives: Public History

December 7 Podcast: The Halifax Explosion, the College Football Playoffs, and more

This week Stan tells the story of the tragedy of the largest man-made explosion in the pre-atomic age that happened 100 years ago this week, shares random thoughts about the college football playoffs, and remembers Cornelia Walker Bailey.

November 15 Podcast: The Time Change

Time—what is it exactly and why do we move our clocks backward and forward during the year? Where did “time zones” come from? Who first came up with clocks? And who decided there should be 7 days in a week? We’ll explore these questions and more in this week’s podcast.

New Podcast: October 12

This week’s action-packed podcast: Tom Petty, John Denver, Poisoned Tylenol, The Little Rock Nine, Charles Lindbergh in Atlanta, Button Gwinnett, Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton Jordan, Sherman’s March, and Goat Castle. What does it all mean? Listen and find out….