Talk With History

Talk With History

Scott and Jenn give you the inside scoop on what it takes to visit historic locations and discuss details that don't make the Walk with History YouTube cut! πŸ“œ They visit sites of ancient history, Civil War history, WWII history, Civil Rights events, Presidential homes, battlefields, and even Hollywood history. Wherever history happened they take you there! πŸ—ΊοΈ Examine history with them as they recount their adventures, interview history experts, and learn from other travelers through conversations full of history you may know...and much you may not. πŸŽ™οΈ Jenn is a historian and former Navy pilot with a Master's Degree in American History and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. Her military and educational experience gives her a unique perspective on history that you will love! 🚁 Scott produces YouTube videos and podcasts for Walk with History and Talk with History, as well as edits HistoryNewsletter.com πŸŽ₯

Episodes

May 20, 2024 β€’ 3 mins

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πŸ“§ contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com

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In this episode of Talk With History, hosts Scott and Jen dive into the compelling story of John Wilkes Booth's final days, highlighting the Garrett family's significant but often overlooked role.

The narrative begins with a recount of the day Booth was seen at Ford's Theatre and tracks his movements up to his arrival at the Garrett farm, where he ultimately meets his fate. The podcast sheds light on the sequence of events leadi...

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May 6, 2024 β€’ 32 mins

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In this episode of Talk With History, hosts Scott and Jenn explore the complex legacy of Confederate General Robert E. Lee through their visit to the University Chapel (formerly Lee Chapel) at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

They delve into Lee's life, legacy, and the ongoing controversies surrounding his figure, highlighting their visit to his burial site and crypt, the recumbent statue of Lee, and the fam...

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Band of Brothers at Arlington video

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Scott and Jenn paid a visit to Arlington National Cemetery to honor the real-life heroes of Easy Company, featured in the book and miniseries Band of Brothers. They explore the lives and service of five Easy Company veterans buried at Arlington, offering insights into the inaccuracies surrounding Albert Blythe's portrayal in the miniseries, and highlighting the contribution...

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April 22, 2024 β€’ 49 mins

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This podcast episode, hosted by Scott and his historian wife, Jen, takes a deep dive into the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud, an emblematic saga of conflict between two families post-Civil War.

We begin by invoking the atmosphere of tension in the air, referencing notable figures such as Devil Anse Hatfield and Randolph McCoy, and suggesting a dispute over a pig as the feud's catalyst. The episode details our journey to Pikeville,...

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April 15, 2024 β€’ 77 mins

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John Wayne was in over 160 movies...we give you the best of the best.

Jenn is a Historian, Veteran, and grew up on these movies...Scott hadn't seen 9 of the 10 until now.

Video version of this podcast

Did we get the list right?

Intro: 0:00

#10: 4:11

#9: 9:37

#8: 13:58

#7: 19:31

#6: 26:06

#5: 33:47

#4: 40:50

#3: 48:19

#2: 55:12

#1: 1:00:03

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April 8, 2024 β€’ 29 mins

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In this episode of Talk With History, hosts Scott and Jenn explore the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Harriet Tubman, the celebrated conductor of the Underground Railroad. They discuss their visit to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park in Dorchester County, Maryland, which includes stops at Tubman's birthplace, the Visitor Center with its enlightening exhibits and artifacts, and other significa...

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In this episode of 'Talk with History', hosts Scott and Jenn explore the critical yet often overlooked roles women played during the Battle of Gettysburg and the broader Civil War. Focusing on exceptional individuals such as Elizabeth Thorn and Jenny Wade, the hosts delve into stories of courage and determination where women, beyond being caretakers, acted as soldiers, spies, and more.

Elizabeth Thorn, highlighted for her braver...

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Scott and Jenn were guests on the Cover Down podcast...run by a Veteran support organization called Guardians of the Purple Heart.

We discuss the profound impact of history on both an individual and societal level, featuring discussions with Scott and Jen from the Walk with History YouTube channel, and insights into the Guardians of the Purple Heart organization. It covers the inception and significance of the Purple Heart Medal...

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Full video version of Interview

In the 100th episode of 'Talk with History', hosts Scott and Jenn celebrate this milestone by inviting Christopher Jackson, known for his role as George Washington in 'Hamilton', to discuss his career, passion for history, and the portrayal of historical figures.

Jackson shares his journey from first thoughts on portraying George Washington to deeply researching the role and visiting historical sit...

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March 11, 2024 β€’ 38 mins

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Scott and Jenn delve into the life and enigmatic death of Meriwether Lewis, renowned for his role as co-captain in the Lewis and Clark expedition. After exploring the newly acquired American West, Lewis's story takes a dark turn as he dies under suspicious circumstances in 1809, sparking debates over whether his death was a suicide or murder. The hosts explore various facets of Lewis's life, including his contributions as an exp...

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This episode of Talk with History, hosted by Scott, focuses on the historical significance of the Join or Die cartoon, created by Benjamin Franklin in 1754, amidst growing unrest in the American colonies. The cartoon, featuring a segmented snake representing the colonies, served as a powerful call to unity and action, emphasizing that disunity equates to weakness.

Beyond revisiting this pivotal moment, the episode announces the ...

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We delve into our experiences visiting the weathered 20-foot busts of past American Presidents at the "Ruins of President's Park" in Virginia. These remnants of an ambitious, yet short-lived theme park are not pristine but provide an eerily captivating glimpse into history. Jenn explains that each statue was intricately detailed and represented the presidents faithfully while Scott discusses his experience filming these massive ...

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February 19, 2024 β€’ 37 mins

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This episode of 'Talk With History' is dedicated to discussing historical landmarks and must-visit locations in Memphis, Tennessee. The hosts share their personal experiences while visiting iconic locations such as Graceland (Elvis Presley's home), the Lorraine Motel (now the National Civil Rights Museum), Beale Street, Peabody Hotel, and the Memphis Pyramid. The episode also covers Memphis's contribution to music and its storie...

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February 12, 2024 β€’ 28 mins

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Full video from Jamestown

Scott and Jen discuss their experiences exploring historical sites in Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the New World. They provide insight into their preferred order of visitation and recommend the Jamestown Settlement as a family-friendly location with interactive exhibits and reenactments. They also touch on the more authentic historical site of Jamestown which offers an a...

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In this episode of 'Talk with History', hosts Scott and Jenn review the Apple TV Plus miniseries 'Masters of the Air'. They explore how closely the show portrays the historical realities of the experiences of World War 2 B-17 bomber crews. They delve into the complexities of flying planes, the psychological pressures the soldiers endure in combat and the resounding aviation concepts passed down to subsequent generations. They al...

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You can buy Lightbulb Moments here

In this engaging episode of 'Talk With History', hosts Scott and Jenn welcome Scott Williams, author of 'Lightbulb Moments in Human History from Cave to Coliseum'. πŸ’‘

They dive into the essential moments and ideas that shaped humanity's progression, discussing everything from the origins of writing to the importance of beer in ancient civilizations. 🍺

Scott Williams emphasizes the need for a bala...

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In this podcast, hosts Scott and Jenn discuss the naval history of the battleship USS Wisconsin, widely known as 'The Big WhisKey.' The ship, with a wooden deck and steel hull, was created during World War II and saw action in the Pacific. Involved in the battle of Iwo Jima, it played a vital role in shooting down kamikaze aircraft. After the war, it was used as a training ship before being decommissioned. It saw service again d...

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Video from Arlington

History or Die t-shirt

In this episode of 'Talk With History', hosts Scott and Jenn discuss their visit to Arlington National Cemetery post-Christmas break, visiting the graves of famous figures from Marine Corps history and examining their contributions and stories.

Among the featured topics are 'Talk With History' merchandise (inspired by Benjamin Franklin), actors Gunnery Sgt. Ermey and Lee Marvin, and astr...

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December 19, 2023 β€’ 8 mins

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In this episode, Scott takes us on a historical sleigh ride through the fascinating origins of Christmas. From pagan rituals to medieval feasts, Scott uncovers the history, magic, and traditions behind the holiday season. Join us as we explore the evolution of Christmas and discover why it holds a special place in our hearts.

Merry Christmas from the Talk With History team!

0:00 History of Christmas

00:09 Introduction and Gratitud...

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