The Railsplitter: The Abraham Lincoln Podcast

The Railsplitter: The Abraham Lincoln Podcast

The only podcast dedicated to discussing, learning about, and having fun with #16

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April 16, 2021 66 min

This week we discuss the film, The Conspirator, in collaboration with Civil War Breakfast Club podcast. It was directed by Robert Redford and premiered in 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival (with a wider release in 2011.)

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This week on the show we finish our discussion of the CNN Original Series "Lincoln: Divided We Stand" and mention a few news items as well.

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March 12, 2021 57 min

On this week's show we discuss Lincoln's first Secretary of War, Simon Cameron, and the events that led to his "firing."

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This week we discuss the first two episodes of the CNN Original Series "Lincoln: Divided We Stand".

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This week we discuss books we read in 2020 and books we are looking forward to (that are being published in 2021).

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January 15, 2021 67 min

This week we discuss the attack on the US Capitol and how it connects back to Lincoln and the Civil War.

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December 18, 2020 64 min

It's time for our annual Holiday episode! We hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season and wish all of our listeners the very best in 2021.

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We discuss the transition of power between Buchanan & Lincoln which was undoubtedly a challenging one.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We had some issues with mics during this episode so the sound quality isn't as good as I would have liked it to be. I'll work on correcting this for the next episode.

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"..of the people, by the people..."

This week we discuss the Gettysburg Address on its 157th anniversary.

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This week we are focused on the election and apply what we have learned about Lincoln and how it relates to 2020.

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This week we discuss the recent activity surrounding the Supreme Court of the United States and as it was during Lincoln's presidency.

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September 25, 2020 62 min

This week we discuss Lincoln and the year 1862 which was his 2020. Also, we introduce the first ever Railsplitter dad joke (thanks, Jeremy).

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This week we take a look at a wide variety of Lincoln news from the last month or so including the good, the weird, the bad and the ugly. 

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This week we diverge from Lincoln and history to discuss the current state of things in the United States. 

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August 21, 2020 58 min

We're back at it after a month-long summer break to bring you the conclusion of our discussion on Lincoln's secretaries. This episode is all about John M. Hay.

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This week we talk about the 54th Massachusetts and the movie "Glory" with our guest Darin. 

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This week we dive into our 4th and final installment of this edition of The Railsplitter Book Club with Chapter 10 and the epilogue of James McPherson's "Tried by War".

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July 10, 2020 59 min

This week we conclude our discussion on the Vicksburg Campaign and what it meant to the outcome of the Civil War. We even get into a little East vs. West!

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July 3, 2020 63 min

This week we discuss the current state of Confederate monuments and statues in America.

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June 19, 2020 58 min

This week we are joined by Nathan Raab, author of, "The Hunt for History." He is a principal at the Raab Collection, a historian, an expert in authenticity, a consultant, and a dealer in important historical documents.

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