Friday, May 23, 2008

BackStory Radio Show

Catherine Moore sent me an e-mail about a new public radio show called the Backstory. A temporary site is up at

It looks worthy so here is some information on it:

The site notes, "BackStory is a brand-new call-in radio show that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us every day. Each week, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths."

In her e-mail, Catherine wrote, "Over the course of a show, the hosts are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers who want to explore the roots of what’s going on now. Together, they drill down to colonial times and earlier, revealing the connections (and sometimes, the disconnections) between past and present."

I hope this show is successful and that many people are exposed to quality history over the radio.


a. tuzztimonial said...

Thanks for posting this. I can't wait for the show to air regularly (currently listening to the pilot episode). Do you know of any other history-related podcasts?


M said...

Sorry, I am not familiar with any history podcasts. I am sure many must be out there. Maybe a Google search?


Catherine said...

Thanks for the post, M. Our second show, "Controversial Wars," will air this weekend, so be sure and tune in (if you live in Virgina) or listen on the web starting this Friday evening. There are definitely other history podcasts available through the "history" section of the itunes store. Our aim is to become a featured show, and the more subscribers we have, the better our chances, so spread the word!