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

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April 14, 2021 72 min

In this episode Anne Marie talks to do-gooder Corinna Bellizzi, host and producer of care more. be better podcast. Corinna reaches back to her anthropology roots and shares her take on the archaic human species Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, better known as Neanderthal, how the species has been misinterpreted and misrepresented by the academic gatekeepers of anthropological and archeological studies for hundreds of years.

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Anne Marie talks to Impressions of America (IA) podcast co-host Tobi Olowe. Tobi talks about the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s, who were its proponents, where do we see its effects today and the magnificent pop culture that came out of it.

Tobi is a London based History Graduate with a deep and evolving interest in American History and popular culture. He is particularly fascinated by the history of US conservatism, its key ...

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James McKissic shares the legacy of his great great-great-grandfather, Wilson Woods, who was born into slavery in Meigs County, Tennessee during the 1820's. Wilson's mother was a slave named Mary, his father was also his owner. When Mr. Mckissic's mother shared his ancestor's 1862 bill of sale (between his two white half brothers), with James, he shared it with the National Museum of African American History which b...

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In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to Impressions of America podcast co-host, Simon Heptinstall. You may remember a couple weeks back we talked to another of the Impressions of America co-host, Vaughn Joy, about how American culture is reflected in Christmas films during the Cold War period. If you haven’t done so already, I strongly recommend that episode. 

Impressions of America is a podcast which looks at th...

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Anne Marie chats with comedian, actor and TEDx Talk presenter Erik Escobar. They compare notes on the 1980's, she having lived it from the inside and he having admired the decade from the outside. Can a millennial teach a baby boomer something new about the decade of decadence?

Eric has appeared on Fox's I Can See Your Voice, BuzzFeed, NBC's Last Comic Standing (Season 7) and the feature VHYes alongside Tim Robbins and ...

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Anne Marie talks to Impressions of America Podcast cohost Vaughn Joy about the historic footnotes found in the mundane every day life of people from the past.

Vaughn Joy is a PhD candidate at University College London and co-host of the Impressions of America podcast. Currently, she is studying early Cold War Christmas films and their reflections of and influences on American culture in the immediate post-war period of 1946 to 1961....

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In this episode, Anne Marie chats with UK electro swing performer Madam Misfit. Her musical style combines elements of electro swing (also known as vintage remix), and chap hop. The inspiration behind her music comes from childhood influences of television and too much panda pop, with lyrics tumbling out of her imagination onto paper entertaining audiences with her delightful and witty humour.

Madam Misfit shares her love of WWII mu...

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In this 2021 Inauguration special Anne Marie talks to Dr. Teri Finneman about Victoria Woodhull,  first woman to run for the office of President of the United States in 1872.  Dr. Finneman reaches to the shadows of history to raise this erased-from-history woman and event into the light once again. On the eve of Inauguration Day we talk about the momentousness of the American people voting the first female Vice President into offic...

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In this episode of Armchair Historians, Anne Marie talks to comedian and podcast host/producer Zack Lyman. Zack has been performing stand-up comedy for over 12 years. On his podcast, cleverly named the Zack Lyman Podcast, Zack sits down with creative guests to have a fun and laid-back conversation and talk about what they create and why they do it. The Zack Lyman Podcast is a lighthearted show, made with passion for comedy, podcast...

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December 31, 2020 29 min

In this episode we wash that year right out of our hair and look forward to the new one. Fingers crossed!

The episode ends with the recently released song and appropriately title song, "Well this is Shit"  by musician extraordinaries Thomas Benjamin Wild Esquire.

Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq.

Website: https://tombwild.com 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdiqOyAeu__yBOZBt_Op0JQ/videos

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/...

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I love coffee and I love history. Which is why, when I stumbled on the podcast of our next guest, I knew I had found something good. Alycia Asai is the host and producer of  Civics and Coffee, a podcast about The people, events and topics of United States history, shared in the time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee.

According to Alycia, unlike a lot of other history based podcasts, she keeps her episodes short and sweet - giving he...

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A couple weeks ago Anne Marie talked to married couple Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell. authors of the newly published book Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s. Hugh and Neal have been happily married for 30 years. The love between them is palpable, even after all those years.

They called it the accidental collection and what began as a lucky coincidence became a rescue mission. Charged with protecting antiquity, ...

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Today I talk to Simon J. James, host and producer of the up and coming podcast Achtung History. We talk about his favorite history, Berlin, and some of the lesser known aspects of this vibrant city's past. 

Simon J. James also known as the Berlin Tour Guide, loves Berlin so much he moved there from Yorkshire England and started a tour guide business. His tours are not your run of the mill though, Simon dives deep into the resear...

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Today my guest is Nicki Woodard. Nicki is the host and producer of the podcast As the Money Burns, a deep exploration into the lives of actual heirs and heiresses to some of America's most famous fortunes and what happens to them when the great depressions hits. As the Money Burns is part audio drama, part documentary and part contemporary commentary.

As the Money Burns:
website: https://asthemoneyburns.com
Instagram: https://bit....

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Today Ruth Rosenfeld shares her personal account of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, a history that literally shook her world.

Ruth Rosenfeld is an author, blogger, photographer and world traveler. She has been to all but one of the world's continents, lived in four countries and visited over fifty! 

Her yet to be released travel memoir, Go Wherever You Want, is an account of her unique experiences living abroad in three ...

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November 4, 2020 61 min

Today I talk to the makers of the soon-to-be-released Amazon series, Trails to the Unknown which follows three paranormal investigators as they explore mysterious locations in hopes of uncovering clues to some of today’s most interesting myths & legends.

In part four of our Halloween 2020 series we hear from not one, not two but three different guests involved in the making of Trails to the Unknown.

Filmmaker, Alan Megargle known...

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November 1, 2020 1 min

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 they become curious. Then enter the rabbit hole into discovery through their own research. Fueled by this need to know more, we look at history through t...

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In episode 3 of our special 2020 Halloween series Anne Marie talks to Mystery History Podcast's brother and sister cohosts Allison Blankenship and Jordan Walters about their favorite history, the Radium Girls, female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint back in the early 1900's 

Mystery History Podcast is a weekly podcast that explores true crime, conspiracy th...

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In this special Halloween edition minisode, Anne Marie talks to Eric Walter about the making of his award winning documentary, My Amityville Horror. In the film Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975.
In the film Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville Haunting that terrified his family in 1975. We also talk about the paranormal.

George and Kathleen L...

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Today we talk to Eric Walter about the mysterious disappearance of Keith Reinhard in Silver Plume, Colorado.

Eric Walter is an award-winning director, editor, and documentary filmmaker in Los Angeles, known for producing investigative nonfiction films that explore bizarre cold cases, unexplained phenomena, and the dark side of human psychology.

His directorial debut, My Amityville Horror, was named one of the top 10 festival genre fi...

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