Virginia History Podcast

Virginia History Podcast

The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include - Colonial Era American War for Independence Pre-Civil War Civil War Reconstruction Early Modern Virginia During the World's Wars Cold War Virginia Contemporary Virginia Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com

Episodes

July 31, 2022 44 min

In which Jeremy Moss discusses his new book - Colonial Virginia's War Against Piracy: The Governor and the Buccaneer.

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In which I interview Dr. Samuel Mitcham about his new book The Encyclopedia of Confederate Generals.

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In which the Wormeley family is outlined from their earliest days as Norman Conquerors to their important time in Virginia.

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In which I discuss the Armisteads and their important connections to Virginia's history.
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February 27, 2022 63 min

In which the Nelson family of Virginia's founding and influence upon Virginia and the United States is discussed.

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December 31, 2021 43 min

In which the rapid rise and fall of the Parke Family of Virginia is recounted.

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In which the Custis influence from the time of John Custis IV to George Washington Parke Custis is discussed.

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In which the Custis family foundations up to John Custis IV of Williamsburg are discussed.

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In which Evelyn Byrd's life is summarily illustrated, and stories about her ghost are told.

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In which Dr. Mary Grabar discusses her new book Debunking the 1619 Project.

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In which Dr. Phillip Magness explains much of the criticism levied at The New York Times' 1619 Project.

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In which the Grymes Family of Virginia's history and genealogy is outlined.

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In which the Lafayette Trail's Julien Icher discusses Lafayette's 1824 tour of the United States, and his work to highlight that famous visit.

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In which the Ludwell family and their impact upon Virginia is discussed.

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In which the Fitzhugh story, dating back to 13th Century England, is illustrated from those humble beginnings to William "The Immigrant", his Virginia progeny, and beyond.

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In which Museum Director Bethany Sullivan highlights the James Madison Museum of Orange County, Virginia.

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In which the Taliaferro family's immigration to Virginia, as well as their spread throughout Virginia and the United States touching many lives along the way is outlined.

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In which Dr. Mallios discusses how gift giving played a pivotal part in Ajcan's downfall, as well as gift giving's influence at the later Roanoke and Jamestown colonies.

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November 24, 2020 71 min

In which the Randolph's Virginia beginnings are detailed, and some of their fascinating later generations are highlighted.

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In which Tuckahoe's Jessica Stith tells some of Tuckahoe Plantation's haunted history such as the famous Gray Lady Ghost and other spooky happenings.

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