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The Railsplitter: The Abraham Lincoln Podcast
66 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
#151 The Conspirator
This week we discuss the film, The Conspirator, in collaboration with Civil War Breakfast Club podcast. It was directed by Robert Redford and premiered in 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival (with a wider release in 2011.)
58 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
#150 CNN Original Series "Lincoln: Divided We Stand" (Episodes 3 - 6) & News
This week on the show we finish our discussion of the CNN Original Series "Lincoln: Divided We Stand" and mention a few news items as well.
58 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
#149 Secretary of War Simon Cameron
On this week's show we discuss Lincoln's first Secretary of War, Simon Cameron, and the events that led to his "firing."
65 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
#148 CNN Original Series "Lincoln: Divided We Stand" (Episodes 1 & 2)
This week we discuss the first two episodes of the CNN Original Series "Lincoln: Divided We Stand".
68 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
#147 Books We've Read & Books We're Reading
This week we discuss books we read in 2020 and books we are looking forward to (that are being published in 2021).
68 minutes | Jan 16, 2021
#146 Attack on the United States Capitol
This week we discuss the attack on the US Capitol and how it connects back to Lincoln and the Civil War.
64 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
#145 2020 Holiday Episode
It's time for our annual Holiday episode! We hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season and wish all of our listeners the very best in 2021.
65 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
#144 Lincoln, Buchanan & the Transition of Power
We discuss the transition of power between Buchanan & Lincoln which was undoubtedly a challenging one. EDITOR'S NOTE: We had some issues with mics during this episode so the sound quality isn't as good as I would have liked it to be. I'll work on correcting this for the next episode.
69 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
#143 The 157th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
"..of the people, by the people..." This week we discuss the Gettysburg Address on its 157th anniversary.
62 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
#142 If Abraham Lincoln Were Here in 2020
This week we are focused on the election and apply what we have learned about Lincoln and how it relates to 2020.
73 minutes | Oct 17, 2020
#141 The Supreme Court of the United States & Lincoln
This week we discuss the recent activity surrounding the Supreme Court of the United States and as it was during Lincoln's presidency.
63 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
#140 Lincoln's 2020
This week we discuss Lincoln and the year 1862 which was his 2020. Also, we introduce the first ever Railsplitter dad joke (thanks, Jeremy).
56 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
#139 Lincoln News: the Good, the Weird, the Bad & the Ugly
This week we take a look at a wide variety of Lincoln news from the last month or so including the good, the weird, the bad and the ugly.
63 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
#138 The Current State of Things in the USA
This week we diverge from Lincoln and history to discuss the current state of things in the United States.
58 minutes | Aug 22, 2020
#137 Lincoln's Secretaries - Part 2
We're back at it after a month-long summer break to bring you the conclusion of our discussion on Lincoln's secretaries. This episode is all about John M. Hay.
73 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
#136 The 54th Massachusetts & "Glory"
This week we talk about the 54th Massachusetts and the movie "Glory" with our guest Darin.
70 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
#135 Railsplitter Book Club: “Tried by War” by James McPherson - Part 4
This week we dive into our 4th and final installment of this edition of The Railsplitter Book Club with Chapter 10 and the epilogue of James McPherson's "Tried by War".
60 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
#134 The Vicksburg Campaign Part 2
This week we conclude our discussion on the Vicksburg Campaign and what it meant to the outcome of the Civil War. We even get into a little East vs. West!
64 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
#133 Confederate Monuments
This week we discuss the current state of Confederate monuments and statues in America.
58 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
#132 An Interview with Nathan Raab
This week we are joined by Nathan Raab, author of, "The Hunt for History." He is a principal at the Raab Collection, a historian, an expert in authenticity, a consultant, and a dealer in important historical documents.
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