Cinco de Mayo has become one of the most popular and promoted holidays in the United States... but what is it? When did it begin? What ACTUALLY happened on that day? Guest historian Alejandro de Quesada joins Glen Kyle to clear up some of the myths around this day.
Dr. Craig Pascoe joins Glen to discuss the historic origins of barbecue, the varieties and methods that have evolved, and a new directory of mom & pop BBQ joints you should check out! Dr. Pascoe is a Professor of History at Georgia College in Milledgeville and has also assisted in creating the Georgia BBQ trails website: ww.georgiabbqtrails.com
Dr. Thomas Greene joins Glen to discuss the Crusades from what motivated Crusaders, the non-Western cultures that were impacted, the influential politics of the time, and how the Crusades are understood through popular media.
Today Atlanta is well known as a center of producing popular content of all kinds: music, theatre, comedy, movies... but the roots of that success go further back than you might think! This week's guest, Dr. Steve Goodson, author of _Highbrows, Hillbillies, and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930 _tells us that since the late 19th-century popular culture has been a major influence on the growth of the city.
Dr. Marianne Holdzkom joins host Marie Bartlett (née Walker) to review the historical accuracy and interpretation of well-known films, musicals, TV shows, and miniseries that feature the American Revolution. Dr. Holdzkom is an Associate Professor of History at Kennesaw State University who specializes in Colonial and Revolutionary U.S. History as well as the History of U.S. Religion and Culture.
Be sure to keep a lookout for Dr. Holdzkom's upcoming book Monuments Will Never Be Erected to Me: John Adams in History and Memory.
Through songs, images, stories, marketing campaigns, pie, and cobbler, peaches are inextricably linked with Georgia...but how did it get to be that way? We've asked historian Dr. Tom Okie of Kennesaw State University and author of The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in the American South to tell us the story of how our state and the most delicious fruit around became a match made in heaven.
Before a character even speaks a line, the audience has already been introduced to them through their costume. In this podcast, Marie interviews professional Costume Designer Cole Spivia about her designs for theatrical pieces with a historical setting. How does one research what was worn in the past? What is the design process like? Where is the fine line between historical accuracy and theatrical practicality? Listen to find out!
Follow Cole Spivia on Instagram @colespivia to see her fantastic work.
When you listen to this podcast, you will experience public history: applying the methodology of historians outside the academic sphere. It's a documentary, a living history program, a podcast. It's a museum like the Northeast Georgia History Center! In this episode, Dr. Akela Reason joins Marie to discuss and define public history as well as explore the role of museums in society. Dr. Reason is an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia who specializes in material culture, urban history, museum studies, and public history.
In honor of our 100th episode (wow!), Johnny Vardeman shares his experience and insight researching and writing about Gainesville, Georgia's history. Johnny Vardeman is a retired Editor of The Gainesville Times who currently writes a fascinating local history column for the newspaper. Join Glen and Johnny as they reflect on Gainesville's past and the events that Johnny witnessed and reported that have made Gainesville the city it is today.
The Civil War had a profound impact on American society in every way, including the environment and the way Americans viewed nature. Join Marie Walker as she interviews Dr. Brian Drake, senior lecturer at the University of Georgia, who specializes in environmental history. Environmental History is a discipline that explores the interactions of humans with the natural world, the active role that nature plays in shaping human history, and vice versa. As we look at the environment of the civil war we come to understand it in new ways.
If you enjoyed this podcast you may be interested in The Blue, the Gray, and the Green: Toward an Environmental History of the Civil War, edited by Dr. Brian Drake and published by UGA Press.