Fredericksburg is a nice place to spend a day thinking about and experiencing history. It's also a good place to get a cup of coffee. But Colin's recent visit to Fredericksburg took place in the wake of what historians should be calling the Revolution of 2016. The Rambler discusses what he thinks of Trump and how his election will affect the country.
Gary Olsen lives in Virginia, but he grew up in the Boston area, where he studied film at Emerson College. After thirty years in the Justice Department, Gary now spends his retirement days lecturing on movies. He recently concluded a monthly series at the Fredericksburg public library on great directors and best picture contenders. Gary and Colin talk about everything from Scorsese to Hitchcock, to D. W. Griffith and Spielberg (and how Jaws may have both saved and ruined Hollywood).
In this episode, Colin talks about three things: Foghat, his visit in September to the Antietam battlefield, and Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. It's his most Maryland episode yet!
Karen Louvar is Collections Manager at Stratford Hall. She now lives in Virginia, but her moves across the country tell us a lot about surviving in the 21st century economy. Karen talks with Colin about growing up in West Virginia, her years in college in Kentucky, and the eternal resting place of "Socks," the presidential cat.