Armchair Historians

Armchair Historians

What's your favorite history? Each interview on this podcast begins with this one question. Our guests are people who like history and get really excited about a particular time, place or person from our distant or not so distant past. The jumping off point is the place where our they became curious then entered the rabbit hole into discovery through scholarly research, pop culture, documentaries, other podcasts...We look at history through the filter of other peoples eyes.https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=965986

Episodes

June 14, 2022 48 min

In this special episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie is joined by her great-nephew and co-host Finley. We talk to YouTube sensation Simon Bourne of Si Finds about one of our favorite hobbies, treasure hunting and specifically mudlarking. Since the beginning, the River Thames which flows from the Cotswolds, through the heart of London, and into the North Sea has been a place where people from all over the world and throughout ...

Share
Mark as Played

Today’s guest has made it his mission to look at the chroniclers who have shaped our understanding of the past by looking at their personal history and taking into account how their personal story shaped their biases and therefore their interpretation of history.

Author Richard Cohen talks to Anne Marie about his new book, Making History: The Storytellers Who Shaped the Past. Cohen says “Every author of a work of history is an inte...

Share
Mark as Played

Anne Marie and Bob are coming to you from York in the UK. They recount their favorite histories during their week-long stay in this historical cathedral city with Roman origins.

York, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York
Yorkshire Museum, website: https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
Jorvik Viking Centre, website: https://www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk
York City Wall: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_city_walls

Support Armchair ...

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode, we share Anne Marie's appearance spot on Ye Olde Crime Podcast in which podcast host, Lindsey, challenges her to crack the cramp word. Can she do it? Listen to find out!

Ye Olde Crime Podcast, website: https://www.yeoldecrimepodcast.com
Lindsey Valenty appearance on Armchair Historians: https://armchairhistorians.buzzsprout.com/1020073/9483164-deadly-victoriana-lindsay-valenty-ye-olde-crime-podcast

Support Armchai...

Share
Mark as Played

Anne Marie and Bob are coming to you from Bankside in this first UK mini episode. They recount their favorite history of the day at Borough Market and Mudlarking along the Thames.

River Thames: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Thames
Southwark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Borough_of_Southwark Borough Market: https://boroughmarket.org.uk
Borough Market, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borough_Market
Foreshore Permit...

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode, Anne Marie interviews Airforce Veteran and Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle member Nick Brooks. Nick talks about the new documentary Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts and the almost erased history of the first African American Soldiers who earned the nickname "buffalo soldiers" most likely from the Cheyenne people. The name stuck and followed the segregated black military until desegregation in 1947.

About...

Share
Mark as Played

Anne Marie talks to Dr. Rod Tanchanco about his new book, First Patients. This timely narrative looks at how far we’ve come; what we’ve learned from past pandemics and the real-life patient stories behind our most important medical advancements.

Often marked by the desperate need to save human lives, important developments in medicine have invariably started with patients—people whose ordeals fostered the advancement of medical know...

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Gregory Smithers about his new book, Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America. Two Spirits is a sweeping history of Indigenous traditions of gender, sexuality, and resistance that reveals how, despite centuries of colonialism, Two-Spirit people are reclaiming their place in Native nations.

Gregory Smithers is a professor of American history and Emin...

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode, Anne Marie talks to the co-hosts of Women of Herstory Podcast about the history of body hair (its removal, its inconvenience in battle, designated gender norms on "appropriate" lengths and styles...) so many things to know about body hair! Who knew?

Heather Ashley:
Born in Japan, raised in Texas, and currently residing in New York, Heather is no stranger to adventure. She is a dancer, singer, actor, activist....

Share
Mark as Played

In this Women's History Month episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Wendy Rouse about the suffrage movement, specifically about the all but erased queer history of the movement.

Wendy Rouse is a historian whose research focuses on the history of gender and sexuality in the Progressive Era. Her most recent book, Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement (NYU Press), challenges the...

Share
Mark as Played
March 9, 2022 31 min

Dana Rubin is single-handedly giving voice to women throughout history. Dana's passion project, Speaking While Female, showcases female speakers across time and around the world, from antiquity to the present. Historically, women have not been silent, but their words have scarcely been noted in the history books. What they said was seldom valued, recorded, or remembered.

Donna is a consultant and speaker, committed to women'...

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Yeshiva University professor emerita Ellen Schrecker about the history leading up to today's anti-intellectualism.

Ellen has been involved with the politics of higher education and academic freedom for decades. According to Ellen, the current right-wing campaign against teaching critical race theory and other so-called “divisive concepts” is by far the most serious threat to academic freedom ...

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode of Armchair Historians,  Anne Marie talks to Dr. Tara Green. Dr. Green has recently published not on but two books, See Me Naked and Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

See Me Naked: takes a look at the lives of noted black women, including actress, singer, and activist Lena Horne, stand-up comedian Moms Mabley, teacher and Harlem Rennaisance influencer Yolande DuBois, and blues singer a...

Share
Mark as Played
February 3, 2022 44 min

In this episode, Anne Marie interviews memoirist and award-winning poet Jason Sommer. Jason is the author of five poetry collections: most recently, Portulans in the University of Chicago’s Phoenix Poets Series. His two other Phoenix books are Other People’s Troubles, which won the Society of Midland Authors Award and was a finalist for the PEN/USA West Award, and The Man Who Sleeps in My Office, a finalist for Kansas City Star’s W...

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Jeannie Barbour. Jeannie is the Content Producer of the recently released film, Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher starring Martin Sensmeier, Tommy Flanagan, Dermot Mulroney, and Grace Montie. The movie brings to life the true rags to riches story of Montford T. Johnson who built a cattle ranching empire on the Western plains of Indian Territory. It “tells of his time among s...

Share
Mark as Played

Anne Marie talks to  American politician, criminal justice professor and author of the first red flag gun law in the nation, Mike Lawlor about the Sandy Hook Shooting and the history of gun legislation.

Trigger warning. We talk about gun violence and mass shootings in this episode.

This episode is being released on the 9-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Resources:

Mike Lawlor
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_...

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Kevin Kuharic about his recently published book, A Clutter of Patchwork Squares: A Chronicle of Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery.

For those of you who have been following us from the beginning, you may remember that my first episode was a three-part series in which Mr. Kuharic shared the history of famous hotelier and French chef of the Rockies, Louis Dupuy.

A Clutter of Patchwork...

Share
Mark as Played
November 23, 2021 31 min

In this episode, Anne Marie talks to Jeffrey H. Jackson, historian and author of the book Paper Bullets which captures the riveting and courageous story of Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, two gender norm-defying artists better known as Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, who undertook a dangerous years-long anti-propaganda campaign, which used art to demoralize the Nazis. Paper Bullets was named a 2020 Stonewall Honor Book in Nonficti...

Share
Mark as Played

It's literally sickening. In this episode Lindsay Valenty talks to Anne Marie about how deadly it was to live during the Victorian era. From toxic Scheele's Green to ballerinas on fire...literally, find out some of the many ways the Victorians were hell bent on destroying themselves on this 

Lindsay Valenty is the host of "Ye Olde Crime" podcast, where she and her sister Madison discuss the funny, strange, and obscur...

Share
Mark as Played

In this episode, Anne Marie talks to DC By Foot tour guide Melissa Gilbert. Melissa specializes in the Ghosts of Georgetown and shares some of the DC neighborhood's scary tales with us today.

Originally from Bullhead City, Arizona, the unceded lands of the Pipa Aha Macav, Melissa Leigh Gilbert has spent her career working in Theater Arts and Education but a lifetime of pursuing the arts as they relate to the human experience. He...

Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Will Ferrell reprises his role as Ron Burgundy in the world-famous Ron Burgundy Podcast! Each episode has a different theme in which Ron engages in conversation with another notable person on the topic at hand. In true Ron Burgundy fashion, these conversations have a tendency to go off the rails, and we find out things about people we never knew we wanted to know. Join America’s favorite Anchorman, continuing to delight audiences with the comical musings of Ron Burgundy – and leave them wanting more!

    Dateline NBC

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    The Bobby Bones Show

    Listen to 'The Bobby Bones Show' by downloading the daily full replay.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.