Ohio V. The World
Summary: An Ohio History podcast, hosted by Alex Hastie.
Episode 5: “Ohio v. Impeachment” (Ben Wade/Andrew Johnson) Merry XMas!!! Alex sits down with the Bruce Carlson, the host of the amazing show, “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics”, to discuss impeachment and more specifically, the Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. We look at the life and career of Senator Benjamin Wade of Ohio and how/why Sen. Wade falls one vote short of being the 18th President of the United States. Alex is also joined by Walt Keys of Land Grant Brewing in Columbus, OH. Walt discuss our beer of the episode, 1862 Ale, (5:00) and the Morrill/Land Grant Act, sponsored by Sen. Wade in 1862 and passed by Congress (37:30). Everyone’s talking about presidential impeachment these days, find out how it works and its history.. Rate/review the show on iTunes. Check out Land Grant Brewing (www.landgrantbrewing.com) and Bruce Carlson’s awesome podcast “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics” at (www.myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.com). Happy New Year, Ohio!!!
Season 2, Episode 4 “Ohio v. Murder 2.0 (Part One)” (Christie Mullins) Alex delves into an infamous murder from Ohio’s history, the murder of 14 year old Columbus girl, Christie Mullins in 1975. Alex interviews author John Oller about the murder and trial detailed in his eBook “All American Murder” (2014). We look at the brutal crime, quick arrest and a dubious confession in the summer of 1975 that shook the Clintonville neighborhood. We look at the trial of Jack Carmen, a slew of suspects and the bungled police investigation with Oller and Mary Mendicino, a fellow student and friend of the murder victim. This is Part 1, don’t forget to check out Part 2 of “Ohio v. Murder 2.0”. Rate and review the show! Email us at email@example.com with show ideas or to say hello.
Season 2, Episode 4 “Ohio v. Murder 2.0 (Part Two)” (Christie Mullins) In Season 2’s true crime episode, Alex interviews author John Oller about how his book and his own investigation solved the cold case murder of Christie Mullins. We speak with Mary Mendicino about how the investigation of her friend’s murder warms up after being a cold case for nearly 40 years. We look at a modern investigation of a 1970s crime and how our guest helped to crack the case open. Rate and review the show! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with show ideas.
Season 2, Episode 3: "Ohio v. Espionage" (Agnes Meyer Driscoll). Alex delves into the world of 20th century spycraft and interviews historian Beth Weinhardt about the incredible life of U.S. Navy codebreaker, Agnes Meyer Driscoll. We analyze Miss Aggie's decades at the forefront of the field of cryptology from WWI to WWII into the Cold War. We look at the successes and failures of Madame X during her 40-plus years in codebreaking. Check out the new book, "Code Girls" and rate and review our show (we'll read your review on air!!!) on iTunes or Stitcher.
Season 2, Episode 2: “Ohio v. the State Up North” (The Toledo War): It’s Michigan Week! Alex goes back to the 1830s to uncover the origins of the Michigan-Ohio rivalry. Alex interviews U of M grad and attorney Jon Sherk about how a mistake on an early map of the Northwest Territory set the table for a war between the states, the Toledo War. We see appearances by Robert E. Lee, President Andrew Jackson and the “Boy Governor” Stevens T. Mason of Michigan. O-H-I-O, it’s a border war!!
Season 2, Episode 1: “Ohio v. the Bomb” (Paul Tibbets) WE’RE BACK!!! Season 2 starts with a bang…the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Alex and his guest, Bruce Carlson, the host of the awesome political history podcast “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics” discuss the mission of Col. Paul Tibbets of Columbus and the decision to drop the atom bomb on the Japanese Empire. We analyze the political realities and the state of the war in the Pacific in the summer of 1945 and the end of World War II. We hear audio from President Truman and Col. Tibbets. Check out Bruce’s popular pod “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics” on iTunes or at www.myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.com. Rate/Review the show and subscribe. Email Alex at email@example.com with questions and Season 2 show ideas. Thanks to Jason Lee McCormick for this episode's music check him out at jasonleemccormick.bandcamp.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or hit us up on Facebook to tell us who you think did it.