In The Past Lane - The Podcast About History and Why It Matters
By Edward T. O'Donnell
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In each episode of In The Past Lane, the history podcast, we take up topics in American history and explore them through feature pieces, interviews, book and film reviews, and more. Our guiding philosophy is that history is not just about the past - it's about our world, here and now. History explains why things are the way they are, everything from our economy, religious practices, and foreign policy, to political ideology, family structure, and rates of poverty. Our aim is to be both informative and educational, as well as entertaining and funny. We hope you'll join us for memorable journeys In The Past Lane.
||CleanThe Ten Commandments in US History: The Making of an American Icon||Jenna Weissman Joselit talks about her book, Set In Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032 How Baseball Became America’s National Pastime||The history of the origins and popularization of baseball||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031 America’s Forgotten Colony in Cuba||Historian Michael Neagle talks about his book, America's Forgotten Colony||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030 Presidents and the Media: The History of Political Spin||ITPL talks to historian David Greenberg about "Republic of Spin"||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029 Spies, Traitors, & Saboteurs: Civil Liberties in Times of National Crisis||ITPL Visits the Chicago History Museum to talk about "Spies, Traitors, & Saboteurs"||6/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028 The Crises of the 1790s and the Making of US National Identity||Carol Berkin talks to ITPL about her new book, A Sovereign People, about the tumultuous 1790s||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027 JFK at 100 - The Legacy and Memory of a President||Michael J. Hogan talks to ITPL re his book, The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Biography||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026 The Spanish American War & The Birth of US Imperialism||Stephen Kinzer talks re his book, The True Flag: : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025 Who Was Thomas Jefferson?||Annette Gordon-Reed talks to ITPL about her biography of Thomas Jefferson||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 The Path to War: The US and World War I||Historian Michael Neiberg talks to ITPL about his book, The Path to War||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 Alexander Hamilton: The Man, The Myth, and yes, The Musical!||Stephen F. Knott talks about his book, Hamilton and Washington||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 The History of Mass Incarceration in America - part 2||Historian Elizabeth Hinton talks about her book, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 African American Soldiers in the Civil War||Douglas Egerton speaks to ITPL about his new book, Thunder at the Gates||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 The Hidden History of Indian Slavery in America||Historian Andres Resendez talks about his new book, The Other Slavery: The Uncovered History of Indian Slavery in America||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 The Rise of Conservative Media||Nicole Hemmer talks about her new book, Messengers of the Right||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 American Revolutions||Alan Taylor talks to ITPL||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 Women and the White House - Convention Edition!||This week, as the Democratic National Convention …||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 The History of the Republican Party - Convention Edition!||This week, in honor of the G.O.P. Convention, In …||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 What the Declaration of Independence Declared (and Declares Today)||It's the Independence Day weekend edition of In T…||7/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 Why We Pledge Allegiance, Betsy Ross, & More||This week, in honor of the 100th anniversary of F…||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 The History of Gay Liberation in the US||June is Pride Month in the US, so in this episode…||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 Scandal! in American History||Who doesn't love a good scandal - so long as it d…||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 Tubman on the Twenty & More||This week at the In The Past Lane history podcast…||4/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 Taxes and Tax Revolts in US History and More||This week at In The Past Lane, in honor (if that'…||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 How America Got Cool||This week In The Past Lane looks into the little …||4/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 Irish Terrorists, Spies, & More||With St. Patrick's Day (March 17) being celebrate…||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 Why Do We Hold Political Primaries?||This week at In The Past Lane, we take a look at …||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 Where Have You Gone, Robert F. Kennedy?||This week at In The Past Lane, the podcast about …||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 The Abolitionist Movement & More||This week at the In The Past Lane podcast, we bri…||2/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 The Statue of Liberty & Immigration History / Mercy Street PBS Ep 2 Review||In this episode of In The Past Lane, the history …||1/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 Death and The Civil War / Mercy Street PBS Ep 1 Review||This week In The Past Lane takes a close look at …||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Lively and Educational
Historian Ed O'Donnell does a great job with this podcast. A must listen for anyone who enjoys a fresh take on US History!
Listen and Enjoy!
Educational does not have to be boring! Ed connects us to the past and brings it to life.
In The Past Lane
Outstanding podcast shining a bright, entertaining, and informative light on how history is relevant to our present condition. Ed O'Donnell's knowledge and enthusiasm generate excellent fodder for further discussion and reflection upon history's impact on our lives, government and economy. His guests are also well-informed and entertaining. I look forward to new episodes. Keep up the great work!
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