Kenneth Owen, Michael Hattem, and Roy Rogers discuss popular history as part of the Junto’s monthly podcast. During the course of their conversation they discuss the Junto March Madness tournament, attempt to distinguish between popular and academic history, recommend some good popular histories, and reflect on how historians can reach larger audiences.
I am glad to see these younger historians emphasize teaching, public lectures, and blogging as a way of reaching larger audiences. Soon we will all be public historians.
I also want to thank Kenneth Owen for the shout-out at the beginning of the podcast.