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Scott and Jenn of Walk with History - The History Inspired World Travelers

Scott and Jenn give you the inside scoop on what it takes to visit historic locations and discuss details that don't make the Walk with History YouTube cut! 📜 They visit sites of ancient history, Civil War history, WWII history, Civil Rights events, Presidential homes, battlefields, and even Hollywood history. Wherever history happened they take you there! 🗺️ Examine history with them as they recount their adventures, interview history experts, and learn from other travelers through conversations full of history you may know...and much you may not. 🎙️ Jenn is a historian and former Navy pilot with a Master's Degree in American History and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. Her military and educational experience gives her a unique perspective on history that you will love! 🚁 Scott produces YouTube videos and podcasts for Walk with History and Talk with History, as well as edits HistoryNewsletter.com 🎥 read less
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Episodes

Harriet Tubman's Life and Legacy
Apr 8 2024
Harriet Tubman's Life and Legacy
🎙 In this episode of Talk With History, hosts Scott and Jenn explore the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Harriet Tubman, the celebrated conductor of the Underground Railroad. They discuss their visit to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park in Dorchester County, Maryland, which includes stops at Tubman's birthplace, the Visitor Center with its enlightening exhibits and artifacts, and other significant locations tied to Tubman's life. The episode delves into Tubman's early years, her brave actions leading others to freedom through the Underground Railroad, and her significant contributions during the Civil War as a spy, nurse, and leader. The hosts also highlight Tubman's deep religious faith, her injuries and the resulting visions that inspired her, and her later life activities, including her involvement in the suffrage movement. This episode aims to inspire listeners with Tubman's courage, resilience, and dedication to freedom and justice.Video from Harriet Tubman Museum and Birthplace0:00 Harriet Tubman00:13 Welcome to Talk With History00:40 Diving Into Harriet Tubman's Legacy01:47 Exploring the Underground Railroad and Tubman's Early Life05:14 The Significance of Family and Freedom in Tubman's Life08:46 Born 1822 17:15 Harriet Leaves18:55 Understanding the Underground Railroad26:24 Harriet Tubman: A Renaissance Woman28:01 Harriet Tubman's Impact on History -------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
Guardians of the Purple Heart - Our interview on the Cover Down podcast
Mar 25 2024
Guardians of the Purple Heart - Our interview on the Cover Down podcast
🎙 Scott and Jenn were guests on the Cover Down podcast...run by a Veteran support organization called Guardians of the Purple Heart. We discuss the profound impact of history on both an individual and societal level, featuring discussions with Scott and Jen from the Walk with History YouTube channel, and insights into the Guardians of the Purple Heart organization. It covers the inception and significance of the Purple Heart Medal, personal ties to history, and the importance of preserving historical narratives. We explore our desire to visit and share stories of historical sites worldwide, from ancient temples in India to the landscapes of Europe. This is an overall interesting AND fun interview that all history fans are sure to enjoy.Support Guardians of the Purple Heart00:00 The Significance of the Purple Heart Medal01:02 Guardians of the Purple Heart: Making a Difference01:41 Diving into History with the Cover Down Podcast02:10 Exploring the Depths of History and Its Impact02:38 The Personal Journey into History with Scott and Jen05:45 Unveiling the Fascination with History and Its Heroes13:58 The Art of Storytelling in History15:24 Exploring Personal Connections to History25:43 The Power of Narrative History Telling36:56 John Wayne and the Influence of Military Service on Storytelling43:43 Paying Tribute through Military and Historical Stories44:08 Sharing Medal of Honor Stories45:35 Favorite Pizza Debate: Pineapple or Not?47:50 The Power of Evergreen Content50:38 Exploring the History of the Purple Heart53:12 Doc Holliday and the Wild West56:56 Genealogy and Personal History Connections01:00:29 Launching 'History or Die' Merchandise01:04:19 Dream Destinations for History Episodes01:16:00 Reflecting on the Conversation and Future Plans-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
Chris Jackson of Hamilton on Broadway for our 100th episode
Mar 18 2024
Chris Jackson of Hamilton on Broadway for our 100th episode
🎙 Full video version of InterviewIn the 100th episode of 'Talk with History', hosts Scott and Jenn celebrate this milestone by inviting Christopher Jackson, known for his role as George Washington in 'Hamilton', to discuss his career, passion for history, and the portrayal of historical figures. Jackson shares his journey from first thoughts on portraying George Washington to deeply researching the role and visiting historical sites like Mount Vernon and Valley Forge. The conversation also explores the complexity of historical figures, the impact of 'Hamilton' on public interest in history, and the importance of truth in historical storytelling. Jackson hints at his future projects, including a historical drama on the Pullman porters and the upcoming 10th anniversary of 'Hamilton'.0:00 Interview with Chris Jackson of Hamilton00:55 The Iconic Role of George Washington in Hamilton01:55 A Special Connection Through History and Music03:09 Exploring Personal Histories and the Impact of Hamilton04:36 The Importance of Historical Locations and Personal Reflections04:49 Diving Deep into the Role of George Washington09:11 The Personal Journey of Christopher Jackson10:47 Learning History Through Different Lenses11:51 The Influence of Family and Early Education on Historical Perspective16:25 Exploring Ancestry and the Great Migration20:08 Preparing for the role of George Washington27:12 Personal Stories and Historical Events That Shape Us29:06 A Trip Down Memory Lane: Age and Memories29:30 Historical Reflections: The Challenger Disaster and Valley Forge30:01 The Complexity of Historical Figures: Washington's Dual Legacy32:16 The Evolution of Historical Understanding33:05 Revisiting Mount Vernon: A Changed Perspective34:20 The Power of History and Storytelling38:32 History is always there 42:33 Inspiration to learn history48:15 A Look Ahead: Future Projects and Reflections-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
The Mysterious End of Merriwether Lewis
Mar 11 2024
The Mysterious End of Merriwether Lewis
🎙 Scott and Jenn delve into the life and enigmatic death of Meriwether Lewis, renowned for his role as co-captain in the Lewis and Clark expedition. After exploring the newly acquired American West, Lewis's story takes a dark turn as he dies under suspicious circumstances in 1809, sparking debates over whether his death was a suicide or murder. The hosts explore various facets of Lewis's life, including his contributions as an explorer, his role as the governor of the Louisiana Territory, and his struggles with mental health and potential illnesses. They also discuss differing accounts and theories surrounding his death, emphasizing the historical significance of Lewis's achievements and the lingering questions about his demise. This episode reflects on Lewis's contribution to American history and investigates the mystery of his tragic end.The Mysterious End of Merriweather Lewis0:00 99 Merriweather Lewis00:27 Intro01:52 Setting Off on Horseback: The Life and Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis03:01 Meriwether Lewis: The Man Behind the Lewis and Clark Expedition06:01 The Mental State of Meriwether Lewis: A Deep Dive09:40 Governorship and Financial Struggles: Lewis's Later Years15:39 The Final Journey: From Memphis to the Mysterious End19:43 The Mysterious Night at Grinder's Stand20:49 Theories and Family Folklore22:47 The Aftermath and Investigation27:24 Exhuming the Truth: A Historical Puzzle34:12 The Legacy and Lasting Questions of Meriwether Lewis36:14 Exploring the Site Today: A Call to Action36:33 Reflecting on the Legacy of Lewis and Clark-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
Unity Through History: The Impact of the "Join or Die" Cartoon
Mar 4 2024
Unity Through History: The Impact of the "Join or Die" Cartoon
🎙 This episode of Talk with History, hosted by Scott, focuses on the historical significance of the Join or Die cartoon, created by Benjamin Franklin in 1754, amidst growing unrest in the American colonies. The cartoon, featuring a segmented snake representing the colonies, served as a powerful call to unity and action, emphasizing that disunity equates to weakness. Beyond revisiting this pivotal moment, the episode announces the launch of HistoryOrDie.org, a new initiative to foster a community of history creators and enthusiasts. This site is designed to aggregate high-quality, unbiased historical content and support creators through community building and merchandise sales, reflecting the host's dedication to promoting unity and collaboration, drawing from his experience as a Navy officer.HistoryOrDie.org00:00 Introduction and Announcements00:44 Journey Back to 1754: The Unrest in American Colonies00:58 The Birth of a Powerful Symbol: The Join or Die Cartoon02:14 The Impact and Legacy of the Join or Die Cartoon03:04 Introducing HistoryOrDie.org: A New Initiative03:49 The Vision and Mission of HistoryOrDie.org04:35 Supporting the Community and Wrapping Up-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
The history of 'Masters of the Air' with an Aviator turned Historian (a Watch with History episode)
Feb 5 2024
The history of 'Masters of the Air' with an Aviator turned Historian (a Watch with History episode)
🎙 In this episode of 'Talk with History', hosts Scott and Jenn review the Apple TV Plus miniseries 'Masters of the Air'. They explore how closely the show portrays the historical realities of the experiences of World War 2 B-17 bomber crews. They delve into the complexities of flying planes, the psychological pressures the soldiers endure in combat and the resounding aviation concepts passed down to subsequent generations. They also touch upon the relevance of superstitions in the aviation world and the hidden meanings behind nose art. Jenn, a former US Navy aviator, provides her insightful perspectives throughout the episode.The Bedford Boys podcast link0:00 Masters of the Air Watch with history00:05 Introduction to the Podcast and Hosts00:31 Appreciation for Listener Reviews and Feedback00:48 Discussion on the Bedford Boys Episode02:00 Introduction to the Main Topic: Masters of the Air03:45 Insights into the Life of a Pilot04:58 Jenn's Personal Experience as a Naval Aviator07:45 Historian Bias09:57 The Setting10:07 The Impact of the Hundredth Bomber Group11:31 Differences between WWII ground warfare and air warfare14:45 Challenges of flying in a B1723:21 Training to be a POW24:28 The Importance of Sharing Information 25:17 The Bloody Hundredth: Reputation and Reality27:59 The Unpredictable Nature of Combat29:59 Dealing with combat and the role of superstition in aviation33:14 The Importance of Checklists in Aviation36:45 LT Rosenthal38:39 The Munster Raid and how they got their name40:05 Why a book about the 100th?41:40 Larger-than-life stories43:39 The Legacy of the Men of the Century45:22 The Impact of Nose Art and Personalization on Morale48:31 Conclusion: The Masters of the Air-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
Exploring Lightbulb Moments in Human History with Author Scott Williams
Jan 29 2024
Exploring Lightbulb Moments in Human History with Author Scott Williams
🎙 You can buy Lightbulb Moments hereIn this engaging episode of 'Talk With History', hosts Scott and Jenn welcome Scott Williams, author of 'Lightbulb Moments in Human History from Cave to Coliseum'. 💡They dive into the essential moments and ideas that shaped humanity's progression, discussing everything from the origins of writing to the importance of beer in ancient civilizations. 🍺Scott Williams emphasizes the need for a balanced understanding of our past, acknowledging both the greatness and the flaws of historical figures. He also highlights the importance of history in sparking conversations, facilitating understanding, and promoting progress. The discussion also previews Scott's future books which will chronologically explore significant historical 'lightbulb' moments.💡0:00 92 Lightbulb Moments in Human History author Scott Williams00:31 Introduction and Welcome00:49 Introducing the Guest and His Book01:47 Discussion on Scott Williams' Background and Inspiration05:32 Exploring the Concept of 'Lightbulb Moments'06:08 The Impact of Historical Innovations and Discoveries10:31 The Role of History in Shaping Society16:02 The Process of Writing 'Lightbulb Moments in Human History'18:13 Favorite 'Lightbulb Moments' from the Book22:43 The Importance of Understanding and Appreciating History23:19 Negative Lightbulb moments24:27 Lightbulb Moments Volume 233:53 Preview of Upcoming Books35:31 Conclusion and Final Thoughts-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
History of US Battleships from WWII to the Gulf War and a tour of the Battleship Wisconsin
Jan 22 2024
History of US Battleships from WWII to the Gulf War and a tour of the Battleship Wisconsin
🎙 In this podcast, hosts Scott and Jenn discuss the naval history of the battleship USS Wisconsin, widely known as 'The Big WhisKey.' The ship, with a wooden deck and steel hull, was created during World War II and saw action in the Pacific. Involved in the battle of Iwo Jima, it played a vital role in shooting down kamikaze aircraft. After the war, it was used as a training ship before being decommissioned. It saw service again during the Korean War and the Gulf War and was finally made into a museum ship in Norfolk. The podcast also covers the incredible story of the ship's collision in 1956, its remarkable repair within 16 days, and its unique connection with the unfinished Kentucky.00:00 Introduction and Welcome02:03 Imagining the USS Wisconsin04:03 The Battleship Wisconsin04:28 Behind the Scenes of the YouTube Channel05:19 History of the Battleships07:11 The Wisconsin's Role in World War II10:47 The Wisconsin's Role during WWII 13:02 Decommission and Recommission of the Wisconsin18:04 The Wisconsin Battleship Operations Manager21:29 Modernization of the Battleships23:23 Post-Korean War Activities and the Collision with the Eaton24:18 Why it is called the WisKy...26:08 The Ship's Role in the Invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War28:39 An Early Days of Drone Usage Story32:06 The Ship as a Museum and Its Legacy35:20 Touring the ship if you cannot climb ladders - a service to Veterans-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
Honoring Marines buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Jan 15 2024
Honoring Marines buried at Arlington National Cemetery
🎙 Video from ArlingtonHistory or Die t-shirtIn this episode of 'Talk With History', hosts Scott and Jenn discuss their visit to Arlington National Cemetery post-Christmas break, visiting the graves of famous figures from Marine Corps history and examining their contributions and stories. Among the featured topics are 'Talk With History' merchandise (inspired by Benjamin Franklin), actors Gunnery Sgt. Ermey and Lee Marvin, and astronaut John Glenn who surprised the hosts with his Marine Corps background. Additionally, they discuss the highly debated Confederate circle, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the graves of Major Megan McClung and Ira Hayes from the Black Sheep Squadron. The hosts encouraged listeners to visit these historic sites and pay tribute to these heroes.00:00 Introduction and Welcome Back00:37 Holiday Break and New Merchandise01:46 Appreciation for Supporters and Community02:59 The 'History or Die' T-Shirt and Its Significance03:33 A Journey Through Arlington National Cemetery04:29 Visiting Arlington on Veterans Day05:46 Unexpected Encounter with the Confederate Circle10:43 Controversy Surrounding the Confederate Circle14:08 Honoring the Marines: Gunny Ermey and Lee Marvin19:58 Remembering Pappy Boyington: A Marine Corps Pilot21:05 Baa Baa Black Sheep TV Series and its Real-Life Inspiration22:59 Tips for Visiting Arlington National Cemetery23:50 The Record-Breaking Achievements of Boyington24:22 Exploring the Life and Legacy of Ira Hayes25:11 Remembering the Heroic Actions of Ira Hayes at Iwo Jima27:25 The Post-War Life and Legacy of Ira Hayes29:46 Honoring Major Megan McClung34:06 The Unexpected Marine Corps Service of Astronaut John Glenn37:23 Visiting the Iwo Jima Memorial41:48 Wrapping Up the Journey of Remembrance-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
Reviewing Napoleon with a World-Famous Napoleon Reenactor: What Hollywood Got Right and Wrong
Dec 4 2023
Reviewing Napoleon with a World-Famous Napoleon Reenactor: What Hollywood Got Right and Wrong
🎙 In this episode of our podcast, "Talk With History", join our hosts Scott and Jenn in an insightful discussion as they are joined by Mark Schneider, a renowned reenactor of Napoleon Bonaparte. Tapping into Mark's vast knowledge of Napoleon, the trio delves deep into the intricacies, context, and potential inaccuracies of Ridley Scott's epic portrayal of Napoleon in his film, "Napoleon". They discuss the character dynamics, the costumes, and key moments in the film while providing a historical filter to it all. Mark, who has been passionately portraying Napoleon at events and history museums for years, shares personal experiences from his journey, adding an engaging, real-world touch to the episode. This episode serves as a treat for history buffs and cinema enthusiasts alike, promising a captivating conversation about one of history's most fascinating figures.Video version of this podcast0:00 Napoleon Review00:41 Introduction and Welcome01:33 Introducing the Guest: Mark Schneider02:11 Mark's Journey into Historical Reenactment03:32 Mark's Experiences as a Napoleon Reenactor05:59 Mark's Role in Colonial Williamsburg07:11 Discussion on Historical Accuracy in Reenactment11:13 Mark's Memorable Moments as a Reenactor13:30 Discussion on Historical Costumes17:33 Review and Discussion of the Movie 'Napoleon'28:04 Discussing the Movie's Portrayal of Napoleon and Josephine's Relationship28:45 Analyzing the Historical Accuracy of Napoleon's Love for Josephine29:17 Debunking the Movie's Depiction of Napoleon's Infidelity and Divorce30:39 Exploring the Importance of Heir and Infidelity in French Royalty32:33 Understanding the Emotional Depth of Napoleon's Love Letters35:02 Critiquing the Movie's Representation of Napoleon's Military Tactics35:56 Discussing the Movie's Cinematic Choices and Historical Inaccuracies36:33 Reflecting on the Movie's Portrayal of Napoleon's Military Campaigns38:48 Analyzing the Movie's Depiction of Napoleon's Downfall45:16 Final Thoughts and Ratings on the Movie-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
A Political Thriller from the view of John Quincy Adams with Author Michael B Zucker
Nov 27 2023
A Political Thriller from the view of John Quincy Adams with Author Michael B Zucker
🎙 In this episode of 'Talk With History', hosts Scott and Jenn engage in a captivating conversation with author Michael B Zucker about his book, 'The Middle Generation: A Novel of John Quincy Adams and the Monroe Doctrine'. Zucker shares his research experience, his decision to write the book in the first person, and details about Adams' intriguing character arc. Scott and Jenn learn about the global politics that Adams was involved with and discover his political nemesis from Austria...a man who helped bring down Napoleon himself. This episode offers valuable insights for history buffs and talks about the perfect balance between informed research and a political thriller that 'The Middle Generation' presents.The Middle Generation: A Novel of John Quincy Adams and the Monroe DoctrineMichael on X ( @MichaelZucker1 )00:00 Introduction00:00 The Perfect Person for the Job: John Quincy Adams01:10 Welcome to Talk With History01:33 Interview with Michael B Zucker: The Author's Journey02:25 The Middle Generation: John Quincy Adams02:48 The Eisenhower Chronicles: A Learning Experience03:33 John Quincy Adams: The Master of Foreign Policy04:03 The Middle Generation: An Overlooked Era04:45 The Era of Good Feelings: A Time of Crises06:24 The Monroe Administration: Navigating the Initial Crisis07:13 The Founding Father Presidents: The Last Generation07:30 The Historian and the History Nerd07:49 John Quincy Adams: The First American Leader to Navigate Global Politics11:08 The Character Arc of John Quincy Adams12:53 The Middle Generation: A New Perspective12:53 The Middle Generation: A New Term13:47 The Research Process: A Deep Dive into History24:42 The Middle Generation: A Political Thriller29:25 The Middle Generation: A Year and a Half in the Making33:56 Conclusion-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com
Visiting Loretta Lynn's Butcher Holler home origins
Nov 20 2023
Visiting Loretta Lynn's Butcher Holler home origins
🎙 Full video from Butcher HollerEmbark on a musical pilgrimage with us as we journey through the heartland of country music and explore the remarkable life and legacy of the legendary Loretta Lynn. In this episode of Talk with History, our host takes you on a first-person adventure, sharing the awe-inspiring moments of discovering Butcher Holler, the hometown that shaped the iconic 'Coal Miner's Daughter.' From the rustic landscapes of Kentucky to the intimate spaces of Loretta's childhood home, every creak of the floorboards tells a tale of resilience, passion, and the indomitable spirit that propelled her to become the First Lady of Country Music.As we peel back the layers of time, immerse yourself in the authentic soundscapes of Butcher Holler and the soul-stirring melodies that defined an era. From the struggles etched in the walls to the triumphs echoed in every chord, this episode is a heartfelt tribute to the impact Loretta Lynn had on country music. Join us as we explore the roots, the rise, and the lasting influence of an artist who dared to break barriers, leaving an everlasting imprint on the genre. So, tighten your bootstraps, tune in, and let the magic of Loretta Lynn's journey unfold in this immersive episode of Talk with History. You won't want to miss a note of this musical odyssey through time.-------------------------------------------------------Want to support the team? You can buy us a coffee here ☕️-------------------------------------------------------Explore more of our Walk with History media productions📧 contact: talkwithhistory@gmail.com