Then Again

E134 The Portrayal of Women in Western Art

with Dr. Donna Cassidy

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Our Research Intern Kate Chenault discussed the portrayal of women in Western art with Dr. Donna Cassidy, Professor of Art and American & New England Studies at the University of Southern Maine. Discussed in this episode: early female artists, the male gaze, the feminist movement and art, interpretations of the female reclining nude, and what art can tell us about a culture.

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E133 How Pigs Transformed the Early Medieval West

with Dr. Jamie Kreiner

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Released from our 2022 Members-Only season: Dr. Jamie Kreiner joins Glen to discuss her book Legions of Pigs in the Early Medieval West which explores the ways in which pigs impacted early medieval culture, daily life, politics, and even religion.

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E132 Ms. Bessie Bickers

with Cecilia Hadley

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Today's episode is from an oral history interview with Cecilia Hadley to share the story of her great aunt, a local hero named Ms. Bessie Bickers. Ms. Bessie was a local school teacher in Gainesville in the early 1900s who was known for her positive attitude, fun-loving nature, hard work ethic, and especially her love for animals. Bessie founded the Humane Society of Hall County back in 1913, which remains one of the oldest human societies in Georgia.

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E131 James Longstreet: The Good Confederate?

with Richard Pilcher of the Longstreet Society

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Recent events have led to the re-evaluation of the memory and commemoration of Confederate symbols and leaders, from statues to street names to military bases. One man, however, seems to come through that re-evaluation as someone who's convictions, in the end, are something to at least respect and perhaps admire... join us as we dive more deeply into the life and legacy of James Longstreet with Richard Pilcher of the Longstreet Society.

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E130 The T.R.R. Cobb House

With Ashleigh Oatts

In our latest episode of Then Again Podcast, we explore the T.R.R. Cobb House and its history. The name Cobb pops up a lot in Georgia history, especially in Athens, Georgia. T.R.R. Cobb is considered to be one of the "first citizens" of Athens, but he also became quite a controversial figure.

Join Marie Bartlett as she talks to Ashleigh Oatts, the Education Coordinator at the T.R.R. Cobb House as they explore this complex history.

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E129 Beyond the Diary of Anne Frank

With Adina Langer

Anne Frank's Diary is one of the most famous documentations of the Holocaust told through the eyes of a young teen coming of age in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Since the diary's publication in 1947, it has been translated into more than 70 languages and made into stage plays, movies, and an opera. In this podcast, Marie Bartlett speaks with Adina Langer, curator for the Kennesaw State University's Museum of History and Holocaust Education, about the life and legacy of Anne Frank.

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E128 History MASH-Up!

With Glen and Marie

Most folks know about Hawkeye, Colonel Potter, Radar, "Hotlips" Houlihan, and the whole gang... characters from one of the most popular TV shows of all time. But what's the story behind the show, and how much of it is based on real history? Is it really about the Korean War, or something else? Glen and Marie answer these questions and more. Warning: there's a fair bit of nostalgia thrown in....

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E127 The Atlanta Campaign

With Glen Kyle and Marie Bartlett

Can we summarize the entire Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War in under 30 min? Why was Atlanta so important, and how did all this affect the reelection of Abraham Lincoln? In this episode Glen and Marie pull it off... barely. There are of course battles and generals, but this series of events goes far beyond the military details, changing not just the course of the war, but American history.

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E126 Molly McIntire and the WWII Home Front

With Sandy White

In this Podcast, Marie Bartlett speaks with Sandy White the Education Director at the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, which manages the  WWII Home Front Museum on Saint Simons Island, GA. Molly McIntire is one of the original historical characters from the American Girl Doll Brand whose story begins in 1944 and continues until the end of the war in 1945. Her 6-book series chronicled what life was like on the American Homefront for a 9-year-old girl and her family. Marie and Sandy dive in deeper to see how WWII affected the lives of everyday Americans, specifically those living in GA.

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E125 Preserving Local History

With Peter Madruga

Preserving local history takes dedication, patience, curiosity, and a true passion for your community. In this episode, Libba speaks with Peter Madruga, President of Habersham Education and Research which is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Habersham County, Georgia. Most recently, Peter and his team have produced a documentary about the history of the train depot in Cornelia, Georgia, which has been an iconic part of the town since its construction in the late 1800s.

Cornelia: a Train Town premieres Saturday, September 17th and will be shown again on October 15th. The documentary will also be released to the public at a later date. Details at:

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