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American Rambler with Colin Woodward

Based in Richmond, Virginia, American Rambler discusses history, music, film, politics, and pop culture. The show is hosted by Colin Woodward, a Damn Yankee, historian, writer, and archivist. He is the author of Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He is writing a book on Johnny Cash. You can reach Colin at his Twitter, WordPress, and Facebook page.
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Oct 26, 2016

Ira Berlin has been called "one of the greatest living historians of slavery in the United States." His works include Slaves without Masters, Many Thousands Gone (which won the Bancroft Prize), and more recently, The Long Emancipation. He has taught at the University of Maryland for a half century and got his degree at the University of Wisconsin. But he was raised in the Bronx. Here, Dr. Berlin talks about his first plane ride, activism in the 1960s, and why he chose to exchange a lab coat for the historian's garb. Also, Ira and Colin share their thoughts about the 2016 election.

Oct 24, 2016

Bun and Hawk take another swipe at doing a porch podcast. Despite Bun's difficulty staying awake, the two manage to have fun talking about renting in Richmond (including an unpleasant encounter with a rat), Halloween's past and present, and the Trump campaign. Also, Colin manages to ask a question that allows him to do his Marc Maron impersonation.

Oct 24, 2016

William C. Davis is one of the most prolific and prodigious of American historians. Over the past forty years, he has focused on the Civil War era and southern history, writing about everything from Jefferson Davis to the Texas Revolution to--as he shows in his newest book--a New Orleans prostitute who claimed to be a Confederate soldier. Davis worked for 20 years at Civil War Times Illustrated, and has won the prestigious Jefferson Davis award four times. He talks to Colin about growing up in Missouri, college in California, his work ethic, and the near loss of Gregory Peck's hat.

Note: This is a shorter version of a previous podcast. The introduction has been abbreviated to a few minutes.

 

Oct 21, 2016

William C. Davis is one of the most prolific and prodigious of American historians. Over the past forty years, he has focused on the Civil War era and southern history, writing about everything from Jefferson Davis to the Texas Revolution to--as he shows in his newest book--a New Orleans prostitute who claimed to be a Confederate soldier. Davis worked for 20 years at Civil War Times Illustrated, and has won the prestigious Jefferson Davis award four times. He talks to Colin about growing up in Missouri, college in California, his work ethic, and the near loss of Gregory Peck's hat.

In the intro, Colin talks about his battles with a "Mutant Pig Virus" and getting the attention of Foghat during their recent trip to Colonial Beach for Bike Fest.

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