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Virginia History Podcast
47 minutes | a month ago
The Deadly Politics of Giving - Dr. Seth Mallios Interview
In which Dr. Mallios discusses how gift giving played a pivotal part in Ajcan's downfall, as well as gift giving's influence at the later Roanoke and Jamestown colonies.
71 minutes | 2 months ago
First Families of Virginia - The Randolphs
In which the Randolph's Virginia beginnings are detailed, and some of their fascinating later generations are highlighted.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Special Halloween Episode - Haunted Tuckahoe with Jessica Stith
In which Tuckahoe's Jessica Stith tells some of Tuckahoe Plantation's haunted history such as the famous Gray Lady Ghost and other spooky happenings.
70 minutes | 4 months ago
Scott Dawson and the "Lost Colony Mystery"
In which historian Scott Dawson tells the "Lost Colony" story based upon primary sources and archaeological evidence found on Hatteras Island, NC.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
First Families of Virginia - The Corbins
In which a young Henry Corbin emigrates to Virginia and builds a strong family that profoundly touches Virginia's story is recounted.
58 minutes | 6 months ago
Virginians and their Histories - Brent Tarter Interview, Part 3
In which Brent Tarter and I discuss the shaping of Modern Virginia as she emerged from the Civil War and into the 20th and 21st Centuries.
69 minutes | 7 months ago
Virginians and their Histories - Brent Tarter Interview, Part 2
In which historian Brent Tarter and I discuss the 18th Century and events leading up to the Civil War.
41 minutes | 8 months ago
Virginians and their Histories - Brent Tarter Interview, Part 1
In which I interview historian Brent Tarter for the first of three episodes in advance of his upcoming book Virginians and Their Histories.
47 minutes | 8 months ago
Lessons from the 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic - Tony Williams Interview
In which historian Tony Williams and I discuss his book The Pox and the Covenant to learn about how Bostonians handled the serious 1721 Smallpox epidemic in comparison to today's current virus pandemic.
44 minutes | 9 months ago
First Families of Virginia - The Pages
In which the Page family's 17th Century rise, 18th Century zenith, and 19th Century demise are recounted.
38 minutes | 10 months ago
First Families of Virginia - The Burwells
In which the Burwell Family foundation and rise to prominence is recounted.
42 minutes | a year ago
First Families of Virginia - The Harrisons
In which the Harrison Family's founding as well as their influence on Virginia and the United States is illustrated.
29 minutes | a year ago
First Families of Virginia - The Lees
In which Lee family patriarch Richard I and wife Anne Constable's lives as well as the lives of many of their descendants are briefly illustrated.
15 minutes | a year ago
First Families of Virginia - The Bollings
In which a series outlining Virginia's "First Families" is begun by introducing the Bolling Family Line.
18 minutes | a year ago
Interview with Berkeley Castle's Charles Berkeley
In which I had the pleasure of interviewing Cherles Berkeley, 27th generation owner of Berkeley Castle, and we discuss the Gloucestershire influence upon Berkeley Plantation and Virginia's history.
10 minutes | a year ago
Special Halloween Episode - Haunted Thoroughgood
In which a few haunted tales from Virginia Beach's Thoroughgood House are retold from L.B. Taylor's The Ghosts of Tidewater.
30 minutes | a year ago
Berkeley Challenges the Navigation Acts
In which Governor Berkeley challenges the Navigation Acts before The Council for Foreign Plantations and King Charles II's Privy Council, while the Virginia settler landscape evolves.
55 minutes | a year ago
Jamestown Burned! Interview with eyewitness Thomas Mathews
In which Thomas Mathews - portrayed by Historic Jamestowne's Willie Balderson - recalls the terrible events and aftermath of Bacon's Rebellion.
32 minutes | a year ago
Berkeley Returns to Power
In which Sir William Berkeley and King Charles II return to power and begin organizing their lands under the renewed Stuart cause once again.
35 minutes | a year ago
Sir William Berkeley - Interview with Dr. Warren Billings
In which Dr. Warren Billings and I talk about Sir William Berkeley's importance on 17th Century Virginia's development.
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