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Podcast 60: The Battle of Charlottesville. Remembering Chad Vanderford.

Recorded the day after the deadly rally, Colin talks about the battle over the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, and what it might mean for the debate over Confederate monuments in Richmond. Also, Colin remembers Dr. Chad Vanderford, … Continue reading

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Podcast 29 (repost): Museum Talk with Karen Louvar

Karen Louvar works at Stratford Hall, but she is a proud native of Huntington, West Virginia, who came to the Northern Neck via Kentucky and Arkansas. Although Karen never worked in a coal mine or played in a bluegrass band, … Continue reading

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Podcast 59: My Vinyl Collection

Part one of Colin’s tour through his vinyl collection gives him the opportunity to discuss his eclectic taste in music. It also gives him to do “both halves” of his Ginger Baker impersonation. Plus, Jack Davis draws a Johnny Cash … Continue reading

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Podcast 58: Allen Gulezo

Allen Guelzo is a three time winner of the prestigious Lincoln Prize and a professor of the Civil War era at Gettysburg College. But as he tells Colin, he began as a scholar of colonial religion and philosophy. In their … Continue reading

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Podcast 57: John J. Hennessy

John J. Hennessy is an author and historian who has dedicated his career to the National Park Service. He is now chief historian at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He sat down with Colin for a talk at … Continue reading

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Podcast 56: North Carolina

  After a 4th of July visit to North Carolina, Colin discusses being a “beach guy,” a visit to a record store in Wilmington, and the logic behind people who fly both Confederate and United States flags. He concludes with … Continue reading

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Podcast 55: Dr. Michael Caires

A California native, Mike Caires got his Ph.D. in history at the University of Virginia, where he studied under Gary Gallagher. For the past year, he worked at the American Civil War Museum in downtown Richmond. Mike has a book … Continue reading

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