Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note: 1/17-1/24

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H-Atlantic Subscribers,

As many scholars throughout the world work to dodge the Coronavirus, interpret the wealth gaps of Davos, and understand the contemporary variances of the American political spectrum during impeachment, the Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note blog submits many episodes fresh with knowledge for considering contemporary significances for Atlantic societies.

This week, the Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note blog highlights episodes on the legacies and meanings of the American Constitution for contemporary discussions of political power, implications of Native American slavery on understandings of race, gender, and early American historiography, religious discourses of Iberian empires, and imperial and economic establishments in early English America.

Also, look below to an extensive Remembrance of Past Podcasts from this week, as many podcast listings provided important episodes on the meanings of racism in contemporary cultures, stimulating modern cultural connections across Atlantic spaces, narratives of commodity exchange and sweetness, and the relevance of Presidential misconduct throughout American history.

Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note:

1) Scene on Radio – “The Excess of Democracy” – Hosts John Biewen and Chenjerai Kumanyika – With Interviews from Woody Holton, Dan Bullen, and Price Thomas

2) Ben Franklin’s World - Andrés Reséndez - “The Other Slavery”

3) New Books Network – Emily Colbert Cairns – Esther in Early Modern Iberia and the Sephardic Diaspora: Queen of the Conversas

4) New Books Network – Lauren Working – The Making of an Imperial Polity: Civility and America in the Jacobean Metropolis

5) Cambridge Seminar in America History – Peter Mancall – “The Origins of the American Economy”

This Day in History Class:

1/21/1840 – Sophia Jex-Blake Born

1/20/1839 – Battle of Yungay

Remembrance of Past Podcasts:

This week’s episode of Making Sense with Sam Harris offered an interesting episode with relevance for scholars of modern racism, through an interview with Thomas Chatterton Williams on Self Portrait in Black and White.

In similar terms of modern American racism, Atlantic scholars may also be interested in a podcast from the New Yorker with Michelle Alexander on “Ten Years After The New Jim Crow.”

Topics of race and nation were common this week on podcasts, as the New Books Network also released an episode with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas on The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games.

In similar intellectual pathways regarding discussions of race and liberation, the History of African Philosophy provided an interesting podcast on Maria Stewart entitled “Religion and Pure Principles.”

The Dig Podcast, previously introduced in the Atlantic Studies Podcasts of Note blog, provided a fascinating episode on the meanings of sugar in the commodity trades of the Atlantic, entitled “Bittersweet: Sugar, Slavery, Empire, and Consumerism in the Atlantic World.”

From the world of sport, an episode on Atlantic connections came from Sporting Witness at the BBC this week. For this piece on a soccer team from South Africa travelling to Brazil in the abhorrent contexts of apartheid see “Stanley Matthews’ Soweto Team.”

In similar modern connections across Atlantic spaces, New Books Network also offered an interview with Catherine Besteman on Making Refuge: Somali Bantu Refugees and Lewiston, Maine.

With impeachment on the minds of many in the United States, New Books Network also provided an interview with James Banner Jr. on Presidential Misconduct: From George Washington to Today.


Andrew Kettler

Co-Editor, H-Atlantic

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