Season Four at The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast is a wrap! We will be back later this month with two bonus episodes (stay tuned!), but we are done recording episodes. I am writing because we could really use your hope as we start preparing for the possibility of a fifth season. in the Fall.
For those unfamiliar, the podcast brings interviews and commentary related to American history, historical thinking, and the role of history in our everyday lives. In each episode we talk to someone doing innovative, creative, and thoughtful work in American history. Our guests include historians, authors, filmmakers, museum professionals, teachers, public intellectuals, podcasters, and journalists.
Our guests have included:
- Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Frances Fitzgerald on American evangelicalism
- National Book award finalist Nancy MacLean on libertarianism and democracy
- Bancroft Prize-winning historian Nancy Tomes on the history of American healthcare
- Historian R. Marie Griffith on sexual politics
- Historian Amy Bass on sports and community
- Author Scott Hartley on the need for the humanities in the Silicon Valley
- Filmmaker Martin Doblmeier on Reinhold Niebuhr
- Mount Vernon CEO Doug Bradburn on George Washington’s legacy
- National Book award finalist Manisha Sinha on the history of abolitionism
- NPR reporter Sarah McCammon on covering Donald Trump
- Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed on Thomas Jefferson
- ESPN writer Paul Lukacs on nostalgia and the history of sports uniforms
- Stanford professor Sam Wineburg on historical thinking and public schools
- Atlantic editor Yoni Appelbaum on presidential politics and “useable pasts.”
And much, much more!
The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast relies on the support of patrons like you. If you appreciate what we do, please consider heading over to our Patreon page and joining our support team!
And yes, mugs and books are still available!