A history podcast from Gimlet Media, where we go back to the time our divisions turned into a war, and bring you stories left out of the official history.
November 9, 2018
How difficult is it to escape, when your owner is the most powerful man in the world?
Two women with a very peculiar relationship, work together to bring the Confederacy to it's knees.
December 27, 2017
A listener voicemail sends us deep down the rabbit hole into one of the most toxic myths of the Confederacy.
December 20, 2017
Rachel Swarns of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century.
December 13, 2017
In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War.
December 6, 2017
A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy.
November 15, 2017
We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.
November 8, 2017
From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.
November 1, 2017
A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.
October 18, 2017
We sat down with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine, Al Letson of Reveal, and Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum to talk about how they take down Civil War myths.
October 11, 2017
A 19th century promise, and a 21st century betrayal. The past and present of 40 acres and a mule.
October 4, 2017
A group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.
August 24, 2017
A new history podcast from Gimlet Media, where we go back to the time our divisions turned into a war, and bring you stories left out of the official record.