Calling History: Listen In on Conversations with History’s Most Influential People.

The Calling History Podcast is an unscripted, interview style phone conversation with the heroes, the villains, and the great thinkers of history. It’s an opportunity to ask them anything, in their time, while they are living it. How did Benjamin Franklin feel about leaving his comfortable life of fame and excess in London as a loyal British citizen to risk it all and return to America as a rebel? How did record setting Louise Thaden feel about racing and beating Amelia Earhart and yet her name is almost unknown? Who is Jack the Ripper and why did he enter the scene so violently and then disappear like a whisper? Subscribe now and join this entertaining, interesting, and unpredictable journey back in time as we learn who these people really were and answer the question, “If you could call anyone in history, what would you ask them?”

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Episodes

5 days ago

On March 14, 1955, Albert Einstein was contemplating unified field theory when he received a call from the future…
In this episode, he’ll tell the story of the gift his father gave him as a child that initiated his never-ending curiosity. He’ll also explain the great lengths he took to avoid conscription into the German army. And he’ll solve the mystery of why his hair always looks like he just woke up.
Start the episode now to join the conversation.
 
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A professional actor could spend a lifetime trying to master the art of Albert Einstein's voice, his mannerisms, and at the same time being in total control of the history and brilliance of this once-in-a-generation genius. But that's exactly what George has done. His work honors Einstein’s contribution to mankind.
George’s performing career includes working as a professional storyteller for audiences of all ages. He has performed around the world, and in many of Boston’s theaters. George is also a writer and award-winning poet. His published works include both fiction and nonfiction titles for educational publishers. In recent years, George has been on tour performing his one-person show in which he performs as the celebrated physicist and humanitarian/social justice activist Albert Einstein. He and his wife Nancy live in Durham, NC with their 8-year-old Golden Retriever, Sasha.
He can be reached at: georgecapaccio.com/einstein or capaccio.g@gmail.com or 339-368-0750.

Wednesday Jul 10, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1891 conversation with PT Barnum, he will explain the difference between fraud and humbug. He’ll explain where he drew the strength to recover when his life’s work was burned to the ground twice, and he’ll give us all some tips on the Art of Getting Money.
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Adam Gertsacov is one of the most educated clowns in the world (barring certain elected officials.) He wears many hats, including those of a professional clown, an author, an influencer, an entrepreneur, a comedy director, a P.T. Barnum impersonator, a flea circus impresario, and the esteemed hat of the Clown Laureate of Greenbelt, Maryland. His shows have been performed in over 37 states and 6 countries. His interpretation of PT Barnum is magnificent and will clear up once and for all whether Barnum was a scoundrel who cared only about money, or a savvy businessman who served and entertained the public for his entire life.
Find out more about his work as PT Barnum at: meetptbarnum.com, his clown work at acmeclown.com, and his flea circus at trainedfleas.com. 
 
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Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

On April 1, 1891, PT Barnum was contemplating a life of showmanship when he received a call from the future…
In this episode, Barnum will discuss his relationship with the 161-year-old nurse of George Washington. He’ll talk about the time he bet his entire fortune on a singer he had never heard. And he’ll share his greatest regret.
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Adam Gertsacov is one of the most educated clowns in the world (barring certain elected officials.) He wears many hats, including those of a professional clown, an author, an influencer, an entrepreneur, a comedy director, a P.T. Barnum impersonator, a flea circus impresario, and the esteemed hat of the Clown Laureate of Greenbelt, Maryland. His shows have been performed in 37 states and 6 countries. His interpretation of PT Barnum is magnificent and will clear up once and for all whether Barnum was a scoundrel who cared only about money, or a savvy businessman who served and entertained the public for his entire life.
Find out more about his work as PT Barnum at: meetptbarnum.com, his clown work at acmeclown.com, and his flea circus at trainedfleas.com. 

Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

A Message From Tony Dean - Next Podcast July 3, 2024. We are just getting started. 

Wednesday May 29, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1836 conversation with James Bowie, He will talk about the nearly unbelievable smuggling scheme he concocted with the Pirate Jean Lafitte. He’ll also explain how he sold pieces of the Louisiana purchase, even though it was not his land to sell.
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Jack Edmondson’s interpretation of James Bowie is exceptional. His deep knowledge and engaging storytelling bring this complex character to life. Somehow Jack highlights his bravery and historical significance without romanticizing too much where we’d forget that Bowie did some shady stuff. Thank you, Jack, for giving us this vivid glimpse into early American history.
facebook.com/jack.edmondson.98

Wednesday May 22, 2024

On March 5, 1836, James Bowie was sick and lying on a cot in the Alamo when he received a call from the future…
In this episode, Bowie will go in detail about the Sandbar Duel that cemented his legacy in the history books. He’ll dispel some of the myths of his life including the fact that he is not a knife fighter. And he’ll tell the story of his search for a lost silver mine that probably never existed.
Listen to the Calling History Podcast on Spotify, Google, Apple, or your favorite provider.
 
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Jack Edmondson’s interpretation of James Bowie is exceptional. His deep knowledge and engaging storytelling bring this complex character to life. Somehow Jack highlights his bravery and historical significance without romanticizing too much where we’d forget that Bowie did some shady stuff. Thank you, Jack, for giving us this vivid glimpse into early American history.
facebook.com/jack.edmondson.98

Wednesday May 15, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1870 conversation with Ruby Waller, she will talk in detail about the extraordinary place called Urania cottage giving fallen women a safe plan to start again by creating a new life in Australia. She'll also explain what a badger game is. And she'll talk about her meetings later in life with Charles Dickens when he was an old man.
Start the episode now to join the conversation.
 
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From Connecticut to Maine, from Baltimore to London, Jennifer Emerson has honed her craft as a living history playwright, First-Person Interpreter, performer, and speaker over the past twenty-three years. 
Her first novel, Dickens and the Whore, is a work of historical fiction concerning Dickens and his involvement in prostitution reform. Jennifer currently works as an actor with History Alive, Inc and on the staff of The House of the Seven Gables.
Her Portrayal of Ruby Waller will leave you breathless and eager to see Jennifer at one of her live events. 
You can find out more about Jennifer at:thepetticoatpages.comInstagram: ThePetticoatPages1693Facebook: facebook.com/thepetticoatpages

Wednesday May 08, 2024

In Autumn of 1870, Ruby Waller was sitting comfortably in her home reminiscing about her days on the streets of London as a prostitute when she received a call from the future …
Do not listen to this episode if you are under-age or have a weak stomach. Ruby is going to explain the gruesome circumstances that caused her to become a child prostitute. She'll also talk about the meeting with Charles Dickens that changed her life as well as the moment they dragged her from the river and threw her on a pile of dead bodies.
Start the episode now to join the conversation.
 
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From Connecticut to Maine, from Baltimore to London, Jennifer Emerson has honed her craft as a living history playwright, First-Person Interpreter, performer, and speaker over the past twenty-three years. 
Her first novel, Dickens and the Whore, is a work of historical fiction concerning Dickens and his involvement in prostitution reform. Jennifer currently works as an actor with History Alive, Inc and on the staff of The House of the Seven Gables.
Her Portrayal of Ruby Waller will leave you breathless and eager to see Jennifer at one of her live events. 
You can find out more about Jennifer at:thepetticoatpages.comInstagram: ThePetticoatPages1693Facebook: facebook.com/thepetticoatpages

Wednesday May 01, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1958 conversation with Frances Perkins, she explains why her daughter turned into a spoiled debutante that didn’t want to work, her uneasy but loving relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt, and her greatest regrets after accomplishing so much.
Start episode 2 to join the conversation.
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Janet Parnes takes overlooked sculptors of the American evolution out of history’s dusty archives and onto the stage. Audiences hear stories from Frances Perkins, Dolley Madison, Deborah Sampson, and more.
Website: www.women-history.com.
Email: LadiesTell@gmail.com
Frances Perkins has been described as one of America’s most influential women in the first half of the 20th century. Yet she sits in the back seat of American history. Thank you, Janet, for keeping her story alive.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

In 1958, Frances Perkins was preparing a lesson for her students when she received a call from the future…
In this episode, you’ll learn how Frances managed to make such an enormous impact in an industry dominated by men. She’ll also share the horrifying story of 140 people burning to death that inspired her life’s mission.
Start the episode now to join the conversation.
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Janet Parnes takes overlooked sculptors of the American evolution out of history’s dusty archives and onto the stage. Audiences hear stories from Frances Perkins, Dolley Madison, Deborah Sampson, and more.
Website: www.women-history.com.
Email: LadiesTell@gmail.com
Frances Perkins has been described as one of America’s most influential women in the first half of the 20th century. Yet she sits in the back seat of American history. Thank you, Janet, for keeping her story alive.

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