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Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History

By Liz Covart

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This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

Customer Reviews

Ben Franklins Wort

Love the show. Topics are very interesting to a history buff like me. I especially enjoy episodes about issues regarding the daily life of revolutionary people. Liz asks pertinent questions and does her homework.
One thing drives me crazy: it’s Liz’ voice. When she starts the podcast and says Hel-looo and then on she uses a strange inflection. The last syllable rises to a sing song that reminds me of a character on a television show from the 50s. It’s often just during the introduction. Her voice during the discussion is more normal and conversational. Please correct your intro Liz!

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Always interesting

I always learn when listening

Love this Podcast

This focus of this podcast goes beyond Benjamin Franklin, the Founding Fathers, Colonial History and/or the Founding of our country, I would have been content if it was limited in scope to these subjects. I've always been a history geek, I have more fun on a trip to Williamsburg than I do on a trip to Disney World (and I'm a member of the Disney Vacation Club...just to provide the appropriate perspective.) I'd hope to get a degree in History when I went to College but some difficult life circumstances and then health issues made anything more than a class here and there beyond my reach. This podcast, with the variety of topics it covers while revealing that the the study of history, while a unique disipline, is also an art and sciene. I find myself yearning to focus on an event, person or place, pour over every any detail I can find, possibly uncovering a new means of learning more and then turn it all into story to provides a new understaning of the subject. But, I don't have to stop my day to day life and camp out at the library to get my fix. Liz Covart provides a weekly interview with an historian who's done just that thing and presents listerners with information old and new and forms a narrative that broadens the mind and deepens one's understanding of the subject At this point in my life my family has relocated to housing development located in he area of the Civil War's Battle of the Wilderness......I just might find myself involved in the communy's Hstory Club. Before this podcast I thougt such study was beyond my abilities, with this podcast for inspiration that dream may become a reality.

Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History
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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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