Ben Franklins World

By Liz Covart

Ben Franklin’s World is an award-winning podcast about early American history. It is a show 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 a conversation with a historian who sheds light on important people and events in early American history.

  1. 1.
    305 Erik Seeman, Speaking with the Dead in Early America
    53:57
  2. 2.
    304 Annette Gordon-Reed, On Juneteenth
    53:54
  3. 3.
    303 Matthew Powell, An Early History of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
    54:49
  4. 4.
    302 From Inoculation to Vaccination, Part 2
    53:00
  5. 5.
    301 From Inoculation to Vaccination, Part 1
    46:51
  6. 6.
    300 Vast Early America
    1:05:21
  7. 7.
    299 Janine Yorimoto Boldt, Colonial Virginia Portraits
    41:19
  8. 8.
    298 Lindsay Schakenbach Regele, Origins of American Manufacturing
    1:01:27
  1. 9.
    297 Claudio Saunt, Indian Removal Act of 1830
    1:00:46
  2. 10.
    296 Serena Zabin, The Boston Massacre: A Family History
    56:30
  3. 11.
    295 Ibrahima Seck, Whitney Plantation Museum
    1:02:59
  4. 12.
    294 Mary Beth Norton, 1774: The Long Year of Revolution
    56:19
  5. 13.
    293 Christine Walker, Jamaica Ladies: Female Slaveholding in Jamaica
    1:05:52
  6. 14.
    292 Glenn Adamson, Craft in Early America
    57:06
  7. 15.
    Bonus: The Plimoth Patuxet and Tomaquag Museums
    8:17
  8. 16.
    291 The World of the Wampanoag, Part 2: 1620 and Beyond
    55:32
  9. 17.
    290 The World of the Wampanoag, Part 1: Before 1620
    46:58
  10. 18.
    289 Marcus Nevius, Maroonage in the Great Dismal Swamp
    1:03:15
  11. 19.
    288 Tyson Reeder, Smugglers & Patriots in the 18th-Century Atlantic
    1:03:46
  12. 20.
    Our History Has Always Been Spoken: Trailer for Massachusetts, 1620 Series
    3:36
  13. 21.
    Bonus. Listener Q&A: The Early History of the United States Congress
    18:23
  14. 22.
    287 Elections in Early America: Presidential Elections & the Electoral College
    1:02:04
  15. 23.
    286 Elections in Early America: Native Sovereignty
    56:42
  16. 24.
    285 Elections in Early America: Elections & Voting in the Early American Republic
    1:10:20
  17. 25.
    284 Elections in Early America: Democracy & Voting in British North America
    51:49
  18. 26.
    Bonus: A Brief History of the United States Supreme Court
    10:39
  19. 27.
    283 Anne Marie Lane Jonah, Acadie 300
    1:02:51
  20. 28.
    282 Vincent Brown, Tacky's Revolt
    1:00:29
  21. 29.
    281 Caitlin Rosenthal, The Business of Slavery
    53:31
  22. 30.
    280 Rick Atkinson, The British Are Coming
    1:02:38
  23. 31.
    279 Lindsay Chervinsky, The Cabinet: Creation of an American Institution
    1:12:49
  24. 32.
    278 Sarah Pearsall, Polygamy: An Early American History
    54:37
  25. 33.
    277 Whose Fourth of July?
    1:12:15
  26. 34.
    Bonus Listener Q & A: Young Benjamin Franklin
    16:03
  27. 35.
    276 Stephen Fried, Benjamin Rush: Founding Father
    1:05:38
  28. 36.
    275 Ingrid Tague, Pets in Early America
    25:20
  29. 37.
    274 Alan Gallay, Walter Ralegh: Architect of Empire
    1:09:21
  30. 38.
    273 Victoria Johnson, David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Early Republic
    1:03:45
  31. 39.
    272 Origins of the 11th Amendment
    11:07
  32. 40.
    271 BFW Team Favorites: Paul Revere's Ride Through History
    1:33:10
  33. 41.
    270 BFW Team Favorites: Slavery & Freedom in Early Maryland
    50:21
  34. 42.
    269 BFW Team Favorites: One Colonial Woman's World
    46:15
  35. 43.
    268 BFW Team Favorites: Young Benjamin Franklin
    1:02:21
  36. 44.
    267 Thomas Wickman, Winter in the Early American Northeast
    1:02:15
  37. 45.
    266 Johann Neem, Education in Early America
    32:16
  38. 46.
    265 Lindsay Chervinsky, An Early History of the White House
    1:00:34
  39. 47.
    264 Michael Oberg, The Iroquois, United States, and the Treaty of Canandaigua 1794
    56:52
  40. 48.
    263 Sari Altschuler, The Medical Imagination
    52:25
  41. 49.
    262 Interpreting the Fourth Amendment (Doing History 4)
    1:02:54
  42. 50.
    261 Creating the Fourth Amendment (Doing History 4)
    58:43

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