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BackStory

Summary: BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

Podcasts:

 236: Teen Activists: A History of Youth Politics and Protest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3967

On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Brian and Ed talk about the role young people have played in American politics.

 272: Burnt Corks & Cakewalks: The Toxic Legacy of Blackface in American History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4056

On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian explore the history of blackface and look to explain its long life in American culture.

 243: Shore Thing: A History of the Beach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3125

On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Joanne, and Brian dip their toes into four tales from America’s shoreline.

 271: Oh, Bloody Hell: BackStory’s History of Profanity in America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3412

On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian and Nathan look at the history of profanity in America.

 270: Shattering the Glass Ceiling in America: BackStory Celebrates Women's History Month | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2393

On this episode of BackStory, Brian showcases our favorite segments that highlight female achievement in American history.

 269: Man vs. the Machine: Technophobia and American Society | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2538

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

 268: Love Off Limits: A History of the Relationships Once Considered Taboo in America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3069

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

 267: The Faces of Racism: A History of Blackface and Minstrelsy in American Culture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2203

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

 266: BlackStory: BackStory Celebrates Black History Month with a Compilation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3213

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

 265: Nixon Beyond Watergate: A History of the Presidency Before the Scandal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3939

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

 264: When You Just Want to be Alone: The History of Solitude in America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3311

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

 263: The BackStory Prize: Our Choice for the Best Public History Project in America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2213

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

 262: Finding Americana: Butter Sculptures, Tiny Towns and Other Irresistible Gems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3316

What could be more American than . . . butter carving? Maybe miniature roadside towns or perhaps a dead whale on a train. On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian and Nathan explore the best of Americana, finding the unique and the kitschy in American culture. (This show features two segments from previous episodes.)

 225: What’s Cooking? A History of Food in America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3117

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

 261: Playing the Past: Video Games and American History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3486

BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.

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