The Rogue Historian
By Keith Harris
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United States history with an edge. No scripts, no academic nitwittery – just some really smart people discussing essential historical topics: political, social, cultural, and economic. Subscribe, listen, and #GoRogue…you’ll know more than you did yesterday.
||Explicit024 Historical Interpretation with John Heckman||Interview with the Tattooed Historian||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit023 Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter with Coni Constantine||We are shifting focus as of 2018...new episodes will feature interviews AND movie reviews AND book reviews AND lots of other interesting things beyond the standard history podcast format. Yay. For this episode, co-host Coni Constantine, creator of...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit022 Wearing Gay History with Eric Gonzaba||This week we talk with George Mason University Ph.D. candidate Eric Gonzaba about his work with two absolutely fascinating digital archives: Wearing Gay History and the Rainbow History Project. If there has ever been a great case for exploring how...||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit021 Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority with Ellen Wu||Peeps - this is a super fascinating story...tracing the history of Asian Americans from Chinese immigration and the exclusion act to Japanese internment and well beyond. Ellen explains how Asians went from being mostly reviled in the United States to...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit020 Art as Iconoclast with Dara Vance||I am thrilled to have Dara on the show - she is a Ph.D. Candidate in history at the University of Kentucky, former producer of the Long Story Short podcast, and a really really talented artist. We have some fun discussing the way Dara's most recent...||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit019 Cocktails (and Other Stuff) with Maggie Yancey||Holla!!! We're back!!! After a second semester hiatus I am very happy to return to the podcasting world with Maggie Yancey. Maggie is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Tennessee (her home state) and is finishing up her dissertation on Civil War...||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit018 Lady Balls Radio featuring Fawesome Women in Film||I lifted this straight from my wife's podcast - Lady Balls Radio. She has a knack for finding (and interviewing) women who are doing really cool things. And on this episode, she speaks with Team RAD - a trio of women who are currently making a series...||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit017 Old Timey Casting with Guy W. Gane||You all know that I love fashion...I talk about it all the time on my various other social outlets (sometimes I even post a pic!). This is why I am happy to have Guy on the show. We have the love for fashion in common...and he also really digs...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit016 Beyond the Irish Brigade with Damian Shiels||Wow - so if you ever wanted to know about mid-19th century Irish immigration and Irish involvement in the American Civil War this is your guy. We discuss all kinds of stuff, including Damian's most recent book, The Forgotten Irish. I had a great time...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit015 Free Blacks and Radical Creoles: African Americans in Antebellum and Reconstruction New Orleans with Alexis Hlavaty||I could talk about this stuff all day (well, I sort of do...) and so I am thrilled to offer this fascinating conversation with Alexis Hlavaty. I think most are unaware of how vibrant the free black community was in New Orleans during the antebellum...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 Teaching History Beyond the Classroom with Chris Lese||I love speaking with my fellow high school teachers - and I am thrilled to have such an inspiring educator on the show. Chris and I have collaborated in the past, and I am looking forward to some upcoming projects - we talk about those AND how he gets..||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 Teaching with Creativity with Lance Mosier||What if the CSI crew were around to help bring John Wilkes Booth to justice? That's what Lance Mosier has his 8th graders imagine...Seriously, if he had been my history teacher in middle school - I might have paid closer attention. In this episode,...||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit012 The Slave Dwelling Project with Joseph McGill||There is really no way that we, as Americans in the 21st century, will ever know what it was really like to experience what slaves did in the Ante-Bellum South. However, we can get closer to understanding it - archival research is a good start. But,...||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit011 Low Country Africana with Toni Carrier||Toni is a historian and genealogist who is doing some outstanding work researching the lives of slaves and former slaves in the so-called Low Country. If you do not know where that is then you need to listen - like right now. I am really happy to...||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit010 Teaching with Passion with Amy Rebecca Jacobs||You know...many of us with advanced degrees in the humanities started off in this with one intention, others were not quite sure what to make of the whole thing...and we wound up teaching history at private high schools. My good friend Amy Rebecca...||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit009 Patrick Lewis: Digital History and the Civil War Governors of Kentucky||Okay so we took a short break to recover from the election. 'Nuff said. But we're back and I am freakin' stoked to be talking digital history with Patrick Lewis - director of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary project. Yo, this is..||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008 Thomas Dixon: The Apostle of Hate with Lynn Lyerly||The 1915 silent film, The Birth of a Nation, is about as controversial as a film can get. Why? Because racism. What you might not know is that the film is based in part on a novel - a historical romance, really - written by Thomas Dixon. The name of...||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007 Old-Time Banjo with Dusty Lee Elmer||You know what? Banjo music makes me happy. So I am super stoked to have Dusty on the show - he is a first-rate banjo player and a really cool dude. Dusty plays NINE instruments - can you believe it? Today we are focusing on the banjo - its origins and..||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006 Los Angeles History in Verse with Mike the PoeT||I'm stoked because today I got to interview my old friend Mike Sonksen - well known to the world as Mike the PoeT. Mike is a third-generation Angeleno (a rarity in Los Angeles) and is dedicated - through his work as a historian, teacher, writer, and...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005 Civil War Music with Christian McWhirter||Next time you find yourself humming the melody to John Brown's Body in line at the grocery store - make sure to think over what Christian says about Civil War music...it's more than just the backdrop to the shooting.||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004 The Non-Aligned World with Robert Rakove||This is pretty much the straight dope on the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and their approach to those places in the world that did not choose sides in the Cold War. And not for nothing...I throw Rob a few curve balls...which he handles with...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003 The Civil War in the Far Far West with Megan Kate Nelson||From time to time you will read about the small (relatively) battles that took place in the far West during the Civil War. Historians seldom mention these, and when they do - they usually gloss over the events as little more than interesting...||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002 Voting Rights in Richmond, Virginia with Julian Hayter||We all think we know about the great victories of the movement to secure voting rights in the 1950s and 1960s. What if you found out that there were some unintended consequences of this movement? Would that blow you mind? Because it blew mine! Let's...||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001 Black Confederates with Kevin Levin||You may have heard people talk about the thousands of black Confederate soldiers who filled the ranks of southern armies during the Civil War. Well...those people are confused. There really no evidence at all that these folks existed - no matter how...||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great for teachers and more
Thanks for the interview with the teacher from Milwaukee(Lese). Great ideas on how to engage the students on History, Civil War and Techno.
Fresh and funny
Keith Harris's The Rogue Historian is a lively, down-to-earth discussion of history - of the past and how to approach it today. Many but not all episodes deal with 19th century America and the Civil War. Check it out!