Announcing a new podcast, Consolation Prize

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The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is pleased to announce Season 1 of a new podcast, Consolation Prize, about consuls and their world. This narrative podcast will investigate American consuls in the nineteenth century. There will be mayhem! romance! intrigue! exotic animals! and much more, when we explore how consuls interacted with Americans who traveled the world. We'll also tackle questions of identity, race, diplomacy, and politics, as we situate these consuls in their larger context.

You can read more about the podcast here: You can listen to the trailer and subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast or wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow us on Twitter at @ConsolPrize.

(Thanks, by the way, to those who responded to my earlier call for stories about consuls--this podcast is a direct result of the strong response I got from that inquiry! I'd still be happy to hear from anyone else who would like to tell me stories about a consul. You can reach me at