Teaching world history with a new podcast, Consolation Prize

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The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has recently started a new podcast which may be of interest to some of you. It's called Consolation Prize, and it tells the stories of the United States in the world through the eyes of its consuls (for this season, anyway; we'll be branching to other consuls in later seasons). Though we start from the perspective of these diplomatic officials, this isn't a show exclusively about diplomacy--we've talked about religion, commerce, slavery, nationalism, rights, and a lot more.

This podcast may be especially useful to those of you who are teaching online now or in the spring, as the episodes are mostly around 30 minutes and so they're easy to assign for class. The team has created a blog post that breaks down the various topics that the episodes might be useful for here.

We'd love for you all to listen and use these episodes in your classrooms (and let us know what you think!).