Then Again

E88 Genghis Khan & the Mongol Empire

with Dr. Timothy May

Episode Notes

You have may have heard the name Genghis Khan, likely mispronounced, but the fascinating history of the Mongol Empire has not been well understood by mainstream audiences. Dr. Timothy May from the University of North Georgia specializes in this very subject and joins Glen in conversation about the culture and rise of the Mongol Empire in this week's episode.

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E87 What Is Retro?

with special guest Preston Burt

Episode Notes

Preston Burt is back with us again to answer a very important question...just what is "retro" and how does nostalgia influence the media we consume? What kind of items become popular as they age into retro styles and why? Join the conversion in this episode!

Preston Burt is one of the creators of the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo which aims to "share the nostalgia and skill of the game with long-time gamers, and to spread the joy of discovery with new fans of all ages."

Preston also hosts the Wayback Attack podcast, so please give them a listen!

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E86 For the Love of Pinball

the history of this nostalgic game with Preston Burt

Episode Notes

Preston Burt from Southern Fried Gaming Expo and the Wayback Attack podcast joins Glen in exploring the history of pinball. This nostalgic arcade game goes back arguably hundreds of years, but most of us are familiar with the digital age of pinball with themed games like The Addams Family, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars. Learn all about pinball and its rise to fame in popular culture during this episode!

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E85 The Fascinating Life of Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low

with Libba Beaucham

Episode Notes

Our very own Libba Beaucham joins us on the podcast today to discuss the fascinating life of Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Low. Low, or "Daisy" as she was nicknamed, began the Girl Scout movement in the United States in 1912. Learn how she became the leader of what is now the largest leadership organization for girls in the world and what inspired her in this episode.

Mentioned in this podcast: Stacey Cordery's book The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts Juliette Gordon Low

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E84 Patchworks of the Past & Present

with Artist Sarah Atlee

Episode Notes

In this episode, we explore the history and technique of quilting with artist and quilter Sarah Atlee. Sarah discusses her work and methods with Marie as well as the historic significance of quilting during this fascinating conversation about a medium of expression and preservation that continues in new ways to this day.

The quilt featured in the episode graphic is made by Sarah! View more Sarah Atleeā€™s work at https://www.sarahatlee.com/

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E83 Tales of the Renaissance Festival

Glen & Marie share their favorite stories from the Georgia Renaissance Festival

Episode Notes

Glen and Marie share their favorite tales from times at the Georgia Renaissance Festival in this episode recorded during our 2020 Telethon.

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E82 American Girl Doll 35th Anniversary Special

with Melissa of Hat to Hem

Episode Notes

Celebrate 35 years of American Girl Dolls with Marie and Melissa Case! Melissa is a historical seamstress who has made outfits from the with Renaissance, Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian Eras. She chronicles those sewing adventures in video diaries as well as sew-along/tutorials on her YouTube channel named Hat to Hem. Marie and Melissa discuss the historical context of American Girl Dolls and how they inspired Marie and Melissa to study history.

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E81 Interpreting Historic Food Ways

Episode Notes

We can learn so much from artifacts and documents, but how do historians interpret food in a historic context? In this episode, Glen and Marie discuss how "food ways" can help us explore cultures and practices of the past and present.

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E80 The ABC's of Historic Preservation

Episode Notes

Historic preservation is essential to understanding the past, but what exactly does it entail? In this episode, learn about the "ABC's" of historic preservation with Marie and Glen as they discuss the skills, research, and methods of historic preservation.

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E79 Gamifying History with David French (Part 2)

Episode Notes

Join us for Part 2 of our discussion with David French who created original educational history games for us! Learn the philosophy and methodology behind the games David has created and how you can create your own.

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