The AskHistorians Podcast
About This Show
A podcast by history nerds for history nerds (and everyone else too).
The AskHistorians Podcast features members of Reddit's AskHistorians community, as well as published academics, and experts for long-form 60-90 minute in-depth conversations about a topic of their research. Additionally, each podcast episode is accompanied by a thread in AskHistorians where the expert swings by to answer followup questions. Find us answering questions at www.reddit.com/r/askhistorians or on patreon at www.patreon.com/askhistorians.
Most Recent Episode
AskHistorians Podcast 098 -- Slavery in Pre-War America and the Caning of Charles Sunmer
Today, we are lucky to be joined again by /u/freedsmenspatrol! He is here to talk to us about about the entire history of the assault on Charles Sumner on the senate floor on May 22, 1856. He also give a detailed account of the events leading up to the caning, including episodes from the battle over the Fugitive Slave Act so a listener can understand how events lead up to the Civil War. It will give us an amazing background and history of a really important moment in american history. This is a really gripping and narrative podcast, and definitely shines as a great episode to listen to or to recommend to friends interested in the topic, which please do! Feel free to come by our discussion thread for this episode!
Rated 5 out of
So informative and so nicely made!
This show is a go-to for someone who's inquisitive about history and the ramifications of past actions on the present.
Date published: 2017-03-27