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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we make history engaging and fun.
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169 Available Episodes (175 Total)Average duration: 00:49:46
Jan 18 | 00:56:21
When You Just Want to be Alone: The History of Solitude in America
Jan 11 | 00:38:03
The BackStory Prize: Our Choice for the Best Public History Project in America
Jan 04 | 00:56:26
Finding Americana: Butter Sculptures, Tiny Towns and Other Irresistible Gems
Dec 28 | 00:53:07
What’s Cooking? A History of Food in America
Dec 21 | 00:59:16
Playing the Past: Video Games and American History
Dec 14 | 01:04:19
The BackStory Holiday Book Show: 19 History Books for the Holiday Season
Dec 07 | 01:22:17
Out of the Closet: The LGBTQ Community in American History
Nov 30 | 00:46:20
Forgotten Flu: America & the 1918 Pandemic
Nov 23 | 01:12:05
Stuffed: Taxidermy in the History of America
Nov 16 | 00:59:46
Divided States of America? The History of An Often Disjointed Union
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