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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You’re Invited to Listen in on a Conversation with History's Most Interesting People.

Episodes

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 17, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1863 conversation with Nathaniel Hawthorne, he’ll explain why he can’t seem to write while the war ravages his nation. He’ll also further demonstrate how all his writing was not doom and gloom with his story The Celestial Railroad. And he’ll tell us how Sophia, his wife, saved the day when he was fired from his job and thought he was broke.
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Since 2018, Paul Riopelle has been portraying Nathaniel Hawthorne at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. He has also regularly appeared as the author at other historical Hawthorne sites, including The Old Manse and The Wayside in Concord. You can catch Paul in-person as Hawthorne in his one-man show, Haunted Fables at the Gables, presented each October at The House of the Seven Gables in Salem.

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1774 conversation with Mercy Otis Warren, she’ll explain what happened to her brother after being almost beaten to death and then recanting his beliefs of liberty. She’ll also talk about her next publication about the Boston Tea Party, and she will reluctantly share her feelings about how things might be different if she were able to express her genius as men do.
Start episode 2 to join the conversation.
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In Michele’s interpretation of Mercy Otis Warren, she masterfully captures the essence of this remarkable woman. Michele breathes life into Warren's intellectual prowess, and unwavering commitment to the ideals of liberty and justice. Her portrayal not only honors Warren's legacy, but also sheds light on the significant contributions of women in shaping the course of history. Learn more about Michele Gabrielson’s work or contact her at:
Michele's Instagram: @the_revolutionary_classroom
email: celebratemercyotiswarren@gmail.com
website: celebratemercyotiswarren.org

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