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The Way of Improvement Leads Home
American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic life.
A biweekly discussion dedicated to American History, historical thinking, and the role of history in our every day lives. Hosted by historian John Fea
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4.8 stars from 110 ratings
Wonderful
I have enjoyed every episode. I suppose I am new to the podcast and it looks like the podcast has ended - strike that last sentence, Dr Fea still releases new episodes - not as often as I’d like, but he seems to be a very busy man. The new platform is called Current and I have enjoyed the site...Read full review »
NM CK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/22
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I came to the podcast through several of Dr. Fea’s books and then Twitter. I absolutely love the historical context the podcast provides for contemporary events and the blending of history, religion, and politics. Doing so provides at least a glimpse into understanding why people behave the way...Read full review »
Ralph McRalph via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/21
Continually enriching our minds
I have never missed an episode of The Way of Improvement Leads Home. John Fea has the unique gift of bringing on guests about things I’m passionate about, know nothing about, and had previously dismissed. And yet, every episode captivates my attention. As the great historian he is, Fea asks great...Read full review »
zacharyfcote via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/11/20
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