[For this year’s Valentine’s Day series, I wanted to highlight some of the wonderful podcasts on which I’ve been honored to be interviewed. Leading up to this weekend post highlighting a handful of other great podcasts—share other ones you love, please!]
This week’s podcast highlights were ones on which I was honored to appear, but of course there are many others I love as well! Here are a few more, and I would love further suggestions from fellow AmericanPodcastStudiers:
1) Ben Franklin’s World: Liz Covart’s podcast on all things early American is really the gold standard for historical and public scholarly podcasts, and is still going strong with well more than 300 episodes.
2) Welcome to Your Fantasy: Another form of podcast is the limited series, a podcast that tells one compelling story in all its depth and complexity. The best public scholarly such podcast I’ve encountered is Natalia Mehlman Petrzela’s justifiably acclaimed series on the wild true crime story behind the Chippendales.
3) Now & Then: I don’t know that I need to say much about this smash hit, featuring two of our (if not the two) most prominent public scholars, Joanne Freeman and Heather Cox Richardson. What I love most about it is right there in that titular ampersand—the consistent way this podcast reveals the deep interconnections between present and past.
4) Drafting the Past: One of the newest public scholarly podcasts is Kate Carpenter’s unique and awesome Drafting the Past, which debuted its first episode this week (featuring the awesome Megan Kate Nelson). I just recorded my own episode on Friday, which I can’t wait to share with you all soon!
Anti-favorites series starts Monday,
PS. Other podcasts you love?