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 Frequently Asked Questions about Podcasts:

What is a podcast?

Podcasts are audio files that are automatically delivered directly to your computer and can be transferred to your iPod or other portable MP3 player. If you are familiar with RSS, simply think of podcasting as RSS for audio.

How do I get started?

To get started, all you need is podcasting software, such as iTunes. Once you have downloaded and installed the software, you can subscribe to the TAH podcast. In iTunes, this is done by selecting “Advanced” in the toolbar along the top of the program window and then selecting “Subscribe to Podcast.” This will bring up a window with a text box for the podcast’s URL. To subscribe to the TAH podcast, simply paste in the following:

How much does it cost?

All TAH podcasts are free of charge.

Do I need an iPod to listen to a podcast?

No. While many podcast users do listen on their portable MP3 players, you can also listen straight from your PC using a program such as iTunes.

What audio format do TAH podcasts use?

Ashbrook podcasts are available in .mp3 format, and will work in virtually any audio player software or portable MP3 player.

The Teaching American History podcast will provide subscribers with a weekly seminar from a leading history scholar from our extensive audio archive. These seminars are designed to encourage teachers to seriously examine significant events in American history in light of the principles of the American founding, and also to encourage the use of primary source materials in the classroom.


  

 Past Podcasts:

  • “A President for All Americans: Frederick Douglass on Abraham Lincoln”, Peter Myers,
    1:14:57 |
  • “Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy” (Part 2 of 2), Sidney Milkis,
    1:34:21 | Description |
  • “Lincoln on Slavery, Race, and Civil Liberties” (Part 1 of 2), Michael Burlingame,
    1:35:07 | Description |
  • “Lincoln on Slavery, Race, and Civil Liberties” (Part 2 of 2), Michael Burlingame,
    1:32:37 | Description |
  • “The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution: 1980-1989” (Part 1 of 2), Steven Hayward,
    1:37:48 | Description |
  • “The Age of Reagan: The Conservative Counterrevolution: 1980-1989” (Part 2 of 2), Steven Hayward,
    1:38:57 | Description |
  • “Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington,” Robert J. Norrell,
    1:51:37 | Description |
  • “Re-Thinking Uncle Tom: The Political Philosophy of H. B. Stowe” (Part 1 of 2), William B. Allen,
    1:23:46 | Description |
  • “Re-Thinking Uncle Tom: The Political Philosophy of H. B. Stowe” (Part 2 of 2), William B. Allen,
    1:30:40 | Description |
  • “Frederick Douglass: The Original Audacity of Hope”, Peter C. Myers,
    1:23:33 | Description |

  • “The Right to Land in the Land of Rights” (Part 1 of 2), Mark Hulliung,
    1:38:09 | Description |
  • “Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power” (Part 1 of 2), Jeremy Bailey,
    1:45:07 | Description |
  • “Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power” (Part 2 of 2), Jeremy Bailey,
    1:22:29 | Description |
  • “How the Hoover-Roosevelt Debate Shapes the 21st Century” (Part 1 of 2), Gordon Lloyd,
    1:25:37 | Description | |
  • “How the Hoover-Roosevelt Debate Shapes the 21st Century” (Part 2 of 2), Gordon Lloyd,
    1:38:20 | Description | |
  • “How to Read Federalist #10” (Part 1 of 2), James Muller,
    1:35:16 | Description | |
  • “The Declaration in American History and World History” (Part 2 of 2), Harry V. Jaffa,
    2:06:20 | Description | |
  • “The Declaration in American History and World History” (Part 1 of 2), Harry V. Jaffa,
    1:07:35 | Description | |
  • “Republicanism: Cynicism and Nobility in Theory and Practice” (Part 2 of 2), Michael Anton,
    1:40:38 | Description | |
  • “Republicanism: Cynicism and Nobility in Theory and Practice” (Part 1 of 2), Michael Anton,
    1:37:06 | Description | |
  • “Slavery and the American Founding,” Lucas Morel,
    1:30:35 | Description |
  • “Being Human, Being American, Being Equal,” Christopher Flannery,
    1:28:19 | Description |
  • “Presidential Greatness,” Sidney Milkis,
    2:01:53 | Description | |
  • “The Origins and Development of the American Presidency: Hoover and FDR,” John Moser,
    1:24:27 | Description | |
  • “Foundational Ideas in American Political Thought” (Part 2 of 2), James Ceaser,
    1:41:25 | Description |
  • “Foundational Ideas in American Political Thought” (Part 1 of 2), James Ceaser,
    1:24:48 | Description |
  • “Calvin Coolidge and the Staid 1920s” (Part 2 of 2), Robert Ferrell,
    1:09:57 | Description | |
  • “Reassessing Harry Truman’s Statesmanship” (Part 2 of 2), Elizabeth Edwards Spalding,
    1:27:38 | Description |
  • “Reassessing Harry Truman’s Statesmanship” (Part 1 of 2), Elizabeth Edwards Spalding,
    1:27:53 | Description |
  • “FDR and the Second Bill of Rights” (Part 2 of 2), Donald Brand,
    1:37:20 | Description | |
  • “Winston Churchill’s My Early Life“, James Muller,
    1:39:21 | Description | |
  • “FDR and the Second Bill of Rights” (Part 1 of 2), Donald Brand,
    1:39:21 | Description | |
  • “Calvin Coolidge and the Staid 1920s” (Part 1 of 2), Robert Ferrell,
    1:27:53 | Description | |
  • “Benjamin Franklin” (Part 2 of 2), Steven Forde,
    1:28:31 | Description | |
  • “Jefferson and Hamilton: Opposed in Death as in Life” (Part 2 of 2), Stephen Knott,
    1:27:35 | Description | |
  • “Constitutional Convention IV: The End is in Sight” (Part 4 of 4), Gordon Lloyd,
    1:30:05 | Description | |
  • “Benjamin Franklin” (Part 1 of 2), Steven Forde,
    1:28:31 | Description | |
  • “What is Citizenship?” (Part 2 of 2), Danielle Allen,
    1:38:47 | Description | |
  • “Thomas Paine” (Part 2 of 2), John Koritansky,
    1:43:31 | Description | |
  • “Jefferson and Hamilton: Opposed in Death as in Life” (Part 1 of 2), Stephen Knott,
    1:25:54 | Description | |
  • “A Patriot’s History of the United States” (Part 2 of 2), Larry Schweikart,
    1:46:42 | Description | |
  • “What is Citizenship?” (Part 1 of 2), Danielle Allen,
    1:38:47 | Description | |
  • “A Reconsideration of the Original Case Against the Bill of Rights” (Part 2 of 2), Hadley Arkes,
    1:28:55 | Description | |
  • “Constitutional Convention III: The Committee of Detail Report” (Part 3 of 4), Gordon Lloyd,
    1:33:47 | Description | |
  • “Thomas Paine” (Part 1 of 2), John Koritansky,
    1:43:13 | Description | |
  • “A Patriot’s History of the United States” (Part 1 of 2), Larry Schweikart,
    1:18:45 | Description | |
  • “A Reconsideration of the Original Case Against the Bill of Rights” (Part 1 of 2), Hadley Arkes,
    1:28:21 | Description | |
  • “The American Way of War” (Part 2 of 2), Victor Davis Hanson,
    1:28:00 | Description | |
  • “Constitutional Convention II: The Connecticut Compromise” (Part 2 of 4), Gordon Lloyd,
    1:29:06 | Description | |
  • “Originalism and the Constitution” (Part 2 of 2), Matthew Spalding and David Forte,
    1:40:12 | Description | |
  • “Originalism and the Constitution” (Part 1 of 2), Matthew Spalding and David Forte,
    1:34:20 | Description | |
  • “The American Way of War” (Part 1 of 2), Victor Davis Hanson,
    1:35:37 | Description | |
  • “Liberty and Freedom” (Part 2 of 2), David Hackett Fischer,
    1:42:06 | Description | |
  • “Contemporary Supreme Court Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation” (Part 2 of 2),
    Ralph Rossum,
    1:23:55 | Description | |
  • “Contemporary Supreme Court Approaches to Constitutional Interpretation” (Part 1 of 2),
    Ralph Rossum,
    1:51:18 | Description | |
  • “The Causes of the Civil War” (Part 2 of 2), James McPherson,
    1:34:44 | Description | |
  • “Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison” (Part 1 of 2), Richard S. Ruderman,
    1:25:54 | Description | |
  • “Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison” (Part 2 of 2), Richard S. Ruderman,
    1:56:20 | Description | |
  • “Constitutional Convention I: The Alternative Plans” (Part 1 of 4), Gordon Lloyd,
    1:31:09 | Description | |
  • “The Causes of the Civil War” (Part 1 of 2), James McPherson,
    1:41:33 | Description | |
  • “Liberty and Freedom” (Part 1 of 2), David Hackett Fischer,
    1:31:09 | Description | |

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