Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note: 9/15-9/21

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H-Atlantic Subscribers,

This week was quite busy for podcasts on the Atlantic World.

Many podcasts from this week focused on specific events in the field of Atlantic History, while even more continue to summarize key works within recent Atlantic historiography.

As well, this week numerous podcasts focus tangentially on Atlantic Studies through concentrating on major issues and recent works related to the return of virulent forms of race construction.

Please see an extended Remembrance of Past Podcasts section, which normally introduces older podcast series for this blog, and this week includes many of these interesting listens on race construction, a cultural feature central to the ideological waves that drove the accumulations of wealth upon the Middle Passage.

Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note: 9/15-9/21:

1) Ben Franklin’s World – Christian Koot – “Mapping Empire in the Chesapeake.”


2) New Books in History – Interview with Scott Heerman – The Alchemy of Slavery: Human Bondage and Emancipation in the Illinois Country


3) American History Tellers – Dutch Manhattan – Pirates and Prostitutes


4) New Books in History – Interview with Gregg Frazer – God Against the Revolution: The Loyalist Clergy’s Case Against the American Revolution

(On the Mobile Feeds; Yet to Make it to the Website for an Individual Episode Listing)


5) New Books in History – Interview with Sara Georgini – Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family


A Remembrance of Past Podcasts:


This blog has yet to post from Stuff You Missed in History Class.

This long-running podcast offered an Atlantic Studies focused episode this week on Spanish poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

As well, this blog has not yet posted about Ridiculous History, a recent podcast from How Stuff Works that provided an interesting and quick summary this week on “The Gaspee Affair: Rhode Island’s Revolutionary ‘Tea Party’.”

A few podcasts this week also tangentially touch on Atlantic Studies through analysis of contemporary issues of race and nation.

NPR’s Throughline provided an episode on the history and present statehood questions regarding Puerto Rico.

NPR’s Fresh Air offered an interesting historical piece on How Reconstruction Remade the Constitution – An Interview with Eric Foner.

Making Sense with Sam Harris provided an episode on contemporary issues of race and nation entitled – Omens of a Race War.

Point of Inquiry also distrubuted a podcast on race pseudoscience through an interview with Angela Saini on Superior: The Return of Race Science.


Andrew Kettler

Co-Editor, H-Atlantic