Next weekend Episode 38 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast will be available via ITunes and most other podcasting sites. Our guest is Randall Stephens of Northumbria University. We will be talking with Randall about his new book The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ‘n’ Roll. It is a great episode!
The forthcoming pisode 38 is our final regular episode of Season 4. We think it has been our best yet. During the 2017-2018 academic year we talked with the following guests:
Episode 37: Erin Bartram talked about her viral essay “The Sublimated Grief of the Left Behind.
Episode 36: Timothy Shannon discussed Atlantic History and his new book Indian Captive, Indian King.
Episode 35: We talked the history of ice hockey and globalization with historian Bruce Berglund
Episode 34: Princeton University’s Kevin Kruse talked about life as a twitterstorian/
Episode 33: Amy Bass joined us to talk about her new book One Goal: A Coach, A Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together.
Episode 32: R. Marie Griffith joined us to talk about her new book Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics
Episode 31: We chatted with history students from Boston Trinity Academy in Boston, Massachusetts
Episode 30: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Frances Fitzgerald joined us to discuss her latest book, The Evangelicals.
Episode 29: National Book Award finalist Nancy MacLean talked her book Democracy in Chains
Episode 28: Jeff Kollath, the Executive Director of the Stax Museum in Memphis, joined us to talk about soul music.
Episode 27: We were joined by Julian Chambliss for a discussion of Florida history and Mar-a-Lago
Episode 26: Pedagogy expert Kevin Gannon joined us to talk about teaching history
Episode 25: KKK scholar Kelly Baker helped us put Charlottesville in some historical perspective
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