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Liz Covart
Ben Franklin's World
This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 1,414 ratings
Well done
Enlightening, Interesting and important… I’m not sure if there is another resource on early American history that is this well researched and accessible.
JGilr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/23
First History Podcast
I have a special place in my heart for this podcast. It was the first history podcast I discovered and loved. The passion the host has is evident.
Bnkielar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/23
The prisoner of war story interested me greatly, however I got very little out of the podcast due to terrible audio from the guest/expert. I was in my car and the hum and so on from the road coupled with garbled quality of the guests words (not to mention his accent), made it so I could hardly...Read full review »
crm2272 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/23
Recent Episodes
Published 03/14/23
How did Indigenous people adapt to and survive the onslaught of Indigenous warfare, European diseases, and population loss between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries?  How did past generations of Indigenous women ensure their culture would live on from one generation to the next so their...
Published 03/14/23
People of African descent have made great contributions to the United States and its history. Think about all of the food, music, dance, medicine, farming and religious practices that people of African descent have contributed to American culture. Think about the sacrifices they’ve made to create...
Published 02/28/23
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