Ohio V. The World
Summary: An Ohio History podcast, hosted by Alex Hastie.
Episode 15: “Ohio v. Hollywood” (Jack Warner). In the Season 1 Finale, Alex sits down with rock star and amateur historian, Jerry DePizzo, of the band O.A.R to discuss his hometown of Youngstown, OH in the early 20th century and its native sons, the Warner Brothers. We discuss the WB’s role in changing the movies forever. Alex and Jerry look at the amazing career of Jack Warner, the golden age of American film and how Y-Town plays a role in the youth and adult life of one of the original Kings of Hollywood. We discuss the massive immigration and growing pains in the Mahoning Valley at the turn of the century when both the Warner’s and the DePizzo's emigrate to Ohio. We have awesome t-shirts for sale, check the Facebook, Instagram (@ohiovtheworldpodcast) and website to see how cool they look. Email us at email@example.com to order some shirts, just let us know what sizes you want. See you soon for Season Two!!
“Ohio v Baseball” (Fleet Walker/Branch Rickey/BlackSox/Merkle’s Boner) In Episode 14 (ONE EPISODE LEFT!!!), Alex looks at our national pastime from the 1880s to WWII. We tell 4 different stories about Ohioans in baseball with 4 amazing guests: 1) Moses Fleetwood Walker, the 1st African American to play professional baseball with the Toledo BlueSox. Guest Craig Brown tells this little-known story and his efforts to get Moses Fleetwood Walker Day recognized by the State of Ohio (5:45); 2) Branch Rickey, Delaware, Ohio’s famous baseball innovator and how he and Jackie Robinson break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Capital University AD Roger Ingles shares stories of Mr. Rickey’s remarkable career (24.00); 3) The BlackSox Scandal of 1919. Baseball historian Rick Huhn tells the story of the infamous 1919 World Series and the Cincinnati Reds 1st world championship (47:00); 4) Merkle’s Boner. Fred Merkle, of Toledo, and famous baserunning blunder that leads to one of baseball’s biggest controversies. Chicago Cubs historian and author Sam Pathy discusses the Chicago Cubs last World Series win in 1908 before beating the Indians in 2016 (1:10:00).
Alex interviews former Columbus Dispatch reporter Kathy Gray about Ohio's most famous treasure hunter, Tommy Thompson. We discuss how the California Gold Rush transformed America, the tragic sinking of the "Ship of Gold" the SS Central America in 1857 and Tommy Thompson's quest to find North America's largest sunken treasure. Alex and Kathy discuss the finding and recovery of the gold and the many investors who pay for Tommy's expeditions. We also look at the downward spiral of Tommy's life, why is he still in jail and we ask where is the gold? Rate/review the show on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ohio-v-the-world/id1210853919?mt=2).
Episode 12: Ohio v. the Nazis” (Jesse Owens) Alex interviews David Steigerwald, US history professor at The Ohio State University about the “Buckeye Bullet”, Jesse Owens. We look at the Owens’ family’s role in the Great Migration, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich, FDR, the near US boycott of the Games and Jesse’s 4 gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to rate/review the show on iTunes.
Episode 11: Ohio v. the Confederacy (Morgan's Raid). We journey back to the Civil War and Morgan's Raid of Ohio in the summer of 1863. Alex interviews historian, David Mowery, author of Morgan's Great Raid (2013). David and Alex analyze the Confederate Army's raid of the Buckeye State in July 1863. In our longest single episode of Season One, we look at the Battle of Buffington Island and General Morgan's raiders on their epic ride as they achieve the northernmost incursion of the rebels in the Civil War. Don't forget to rate and review the show on iTunes, like our Facebook and Instagram pages and check out our website www.ohiovtheworldpodcast.com
Episode 10: "Ohio v the Victorian Age". Alex interviews Lisa Wood, of the Ohio History Connection, about the "Most Interesting Woman in the World", Victoria C. Woodhull. We look at the nine lives of Victoria: child preacher, spiritualist, actress, Wall St. broker, suffragist, presidential candidate, mother, inmate and classy English landowner. We look at the Victoria's extraordinary life in 19th Century America as she takes on the social and political norms of the Victorian Age. Email us at email@example.com with questions and comments. RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes!!
Alex and his guest, Jim Dicke, tell the story of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the role of Ohio congressman, William McCulloch of Piqua, Ohio. Alex and Jim discuss the turbulent years in America as African Americans struggle towards equality in the awful world of Jim Crow. We look at the roles of JFK, LBJ, MLK, SNCC and the unknown Rep. McCulloch on the difficult road to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Freedom Summer of '64 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Season 1, Episode 8: Ohio v Flight. Alex interviews Wright Bros. amateur historian, Mike Allbritain, about the Dayton brothers who conquered human flight. We look at how they accomplished the impossible and began the age of flight. Mike lets us in on how ice hockey helped spark flight and how Orville and Wilbur Wright's work ethic changed human history forever.
Episode 7, Part One: Ohio v. Murder (Sam Sheppard): Alex explores all sides of the "Trial of the Century" in the Buckeye State, the murder trials of Sam Sheppard in 1954 and 1966. The murder that inspired "The Fugitive" is examined. In this two-part, true crime episode we ask the listeners to tell us, whodunit? Alex interviews Bill Mason, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and author of "Dr. Sam Sheppard on Trial". Is Sam innocent of killing his wife, Marilyn? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on Facebook to tell us who you think did it.
Episode 7, Part Two: Ohio v. Murder (Sam Sheppard): We go full Law & Order to wrap up the case of the "The Fugitive" Sam Sheppard. Alex interviews Bill Mason, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, about his 2000 civil trial for wrongful imprisonment of Sam Sheppard. Is Sam innocent of killing his wife, Marilyn? Email us at email@example.com or hit us up on Facebook to tell us who you think did it.
Episode 6: Ohio v. War...we're back!! Alex is the host and guest for this episode focusing on America's foreign policy in the 1990s. We go to a forgotten, historic event on Ohio State's campus on Feb. 18, 1998 to find out how Ohio stopped a war. Alex takes you to a CNN International Town Hall TV event with Pres. Clinton's cabinet broadcast live across the world as the U.S. prepared to bomb Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The role of Central Ohioan protestors, Monica Lewinsky, and American's failed foreign policy in the Middle East in helping Ohio to stop a war...for 10 months anyways. Email the show firstname.lastname@example.org with thoughts and show ideas, let us know on our Facebook page if you were there on 2/18/98 when Ohio stopped another war w/ Iraq.
Ohio v. Death: Alex travels to and records in an exact replica of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's childhood home. We interview Warren Mott, the owner and curator of the awesome Mott's Military Museum in Groveport, OH. Alex and Warren look at the life and many near deaths of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's "Ace of Aces" in World War I. We look at the dozens of times he cheats death during his incredible life as Columbus' first national celebrity. Rate and Review the Show on iTunes, Stitcher and Tune In Radio. Check the show's website for additional features on each episode www.ohiovtheworldpodcast.com. Also, continue the convo on our Facebook page or email the show at email@example.com.
Episode 4: Ohio v. the British Empire. Alex sets sail to the North Coast to look at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Our guest, Jason Anderson, discusses the immortal Oliver Hazard Perry and his stunning naval victory off of Put-In-Bay over the powerful British Navy in September 1813. Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to rate/review and subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher, and share it on Facebook with your friends.
Why is Prohibition Ohio's fault?? Alex goes to the Anti-Saloon League Museum in Westerville, OH to interview Beth Weinhardt about the ASL and Prohibition. We analyze how the heck the 18th amendment came to be the law of the land in 1920. Don't forget to subscribe to the show and rate/review the show on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn Radio. Email Alex at email@example.com with any show ideas or questions. Check out the website at www.ohiovtheworldpodcast.com.
So goes Ohio, so goes the Nation. Alex interviews author and political analyst, Kyle Kondik, about his book The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President (2016). We more closely analyze the 1948, 1976 and 2004 presidential elections and why the Buckeye State has correctly picked the President in 29 of the last 31 elections. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and Tune In Radio. Follow us on Instagram (ohiovtheworldpodcast) and Facebook. Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.