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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.
||CleanThe Ring||Two women with a very peculiar relationship, work together to bring the Confederacy to its knees.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fugitive||How difficult is it to escape, when your owner is the most powerful man in the world?||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUncivil Presents: The Nod||Uncivil presents: The Nod||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Portrait||A listener voicemail sends us deep down the rabbit hole into one of the most toxic myths of the Confederacy.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Assets||Rachel Swarns of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sentence||In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Paper||A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Song||We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Spin||From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Soldiers||A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Takedown||We sat down with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine, Al Letson of Reveal, and Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum to talk about how they take down Civil War myths.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Deed||A 19th century promise, and a 21st century betrayal. The past and present of 40 acres and a mule.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Raid||A group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGive Us a Call||We want to hear from you! Do you have a family story from the Civil War? A myth you've seen on social media you want busted? Let us know! Call 347-395-5078 and leave us a voicemail.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon||A new history podcast from Gimlet Media, where we go back to the time our divisions turned into a war, and bring you stories left out of the official history.||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The SJW Guide to the Civil War
Are you a trendy, progressive-minded millennial who knows very little about the American Civil War? Do you want to moderately improve your understanding of it WITHOUT skimming Wikipedia? THIS is the podcast for YOU!
PRO: It may be helpful in understanding and dismantling prominent Lost Cause narratives.
CON: If you're already well-acquainted with contemporary Civil War scholarship, the omissions/virtue-signalling from the hosts/guests can be a distraction.
I really tried to give this podcast a fair shake, but it just isn't my cup of tea. I can see its appeal to younger audiences seeking to opine on the parallels between the rise of the Confederacy and the current political climate in 140 characters or less. But some academics and history enthusiasts, myself included, may find it tough-going. Others may disagree. Give it a listen and decide for yourself.
Not the show I thought it would be
Focuses less on history and more on making people wrong and bragging about tearing people down on Twitter. Would be nice to hear stories that clear up commonly held misconceptions about the civil war; too bad this isn’t it.
I’m sorry, I can’t take anything seriously that cites “Uncle Baby” as a source.