In the style of Paul Harvey and Charles Osgood, Tracing the Path is a podcast that goes deep into history to find the true origins of America's popular culture. This monthly podcast details a different story, with almost always there be connections to previous episodes. Find out how Rand McNally, The Indianapolis 500, South Beach Miami and a cadre of camels are all part of the history of Route 66. The Wizard wouldn't be without the World's Fair, Frank Lloyd Wright and Susan B. Anthony. And even learn how our common alphabet originates with a nursery rhyme in 16th century England.
Maaza Mengiste in coversation with Prof. Loredana Polezzi and Dr. Simone Brioni.
Reverb Effect is a podcast brought to you by the University of Michigan Department of History. In each episode, historians ask how past voices resonate in the present, and how historians make sense of those voices.