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 Mar 27, 2024

On Feb 19, 1774, Mercy Otis Warren was tending to her family when she received a call from the future…
Mercy was a writer and poet that found a way to use her gifts to further the cause of liberty. In this episode, she’ll talk about the meetings in her home that eventually played a role in uniting the colonies. She’ll also discuss the anonymously published play she wrote that created a safe way for the citizens of Boston to communicate about the injustices and freedoms that were slowly being taken from the colonists.
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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

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1810 conversation with Sacagawea, she will tell us why she was forced to trade her favorite blue beaded belt for an otter skin coat. She’ll also talk about her near-death experiences at the Great Falls and how her presence on the expedition likely saved everyone’s life.
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Robin Pease’s portrayal of Sacagawea will change the way you feel about this amazing woman and her story forever. Robin brings to life the strength and resilience of this historical figure without ignoring the fact that Sacagawea’s life was tragic. This is a masterful interpretation that will leave a lasting impression on all who listen.
Learn more at:
womeninhistoryohio.com/sacajawea.html
kulturekids.org
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Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

On October 30, 1810, Sacagawea was in her home in St. Louis when she received a call from the future…
In this episode, Sacagawea will share the details of being kidnapped and taken from her family as a 12-year-old. She’ll talk about Lewis and Clark and why they needed a native American woman with a newborn on their expedition. And, how she was forced to marry after her husband either purchased her or won her in a poker game.
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Robin Pease’s portrayal of Sacagawea will change the way you feel about this amazing woman and her story forever. Robin brings to life the strength and resilience of this historical figure without ignoring the fact that Sacagawea’s life was tragic. This is a masterful interpretation that will leave a lasting impression on all who listen.
Learn more at:
womeninhistoryohio.com/sacajawea.html
kulturekids.org

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1692 conversation with Rebecca Nurse, she will explain how a person is guilty until they can prove their innocence. She will make a guess why Tituba, who was clearly a witch, was not executed first, and why the magistrates let Rebecca go free, and then arrested and eventually hung her anyway.
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Jessica Michna’s portrayal of Rebecca Nurse is nothing short of mesmerizing. You can feel the unwavering conviction of Rebecca Nurse’s innocence in her voice as you are transported to this tumultuous time in history. Her portrayal of Rebecca Nurse allows you to explore this fascinating period without having your own neck in the hangman’s noose. You can learn more about Jessica and the many other characters she portrays at: historicalfirstimpressions.com or 262-758-2131.
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Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

On July 18, 1692, Rebecca Nurse was languishing in prison the day before she would be executed as a witch, when she received a call from the future…
In this episode, she will talk about what it’s like to live in a time where anyone can accuse another of witchcraft, and those accusations are enough to establish guilt and condemn a person to death by hanging. She also talks about how this all started with a slave imported from Barbados and two pre-teen girls.
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Jessica Michna’s portrayal of Rebecca Nurse is nothing short of mesmerizing. You can feel the unwavering conviction of Rebecca Nurse’s innocence in her voice as you are transported to this tumultuous time in history. Her portrayal of Rebecca Nurse allows you to explore this fascinating period without having your own neck in the hangman’s noose. You can learn more about Jessica and many other characters she portrays at: historicalfirstimpressions.com or 262-758-2131.

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1922 conversation with Margaret Brown, she will talk about her efforts across the ocean to help those with broken families after World War I. She’ll tell us where the nickname ‘unsinkable’ came from. And she’ll discuss what she did to prevent 10-year-old kids from doing hard time for stealing a loaf of bread.  
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Thank you, JoAnn F. Peterson, for your magnificent portrayal of Margaret Brown. You can learn more about JoAnn, her acting, singing, and amazing portrayals of Historic Women at: Www.joannpeterson.com, or contact her at Joannfpeterson@gmail.com. You can also listen to her as Mary Lincoln on the podcast dated December 21, 2022. It’s extraordinary.

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

On April 15, 1922, Margaret Brown was in France when she received a call from the future…
In this episode, she will share her experience of watching the Titanic sink as well as her contempt for the cowards that prevented her from assisting those that eventually drowned. She will also explain how a young girl stripping tobacco leaves became a wealthy socialite that spent her fortune helping those that could not help themselves.
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Thank you, JoAnn F. Peterson, for your magnificent portrayal of Margaret Brown. You can learn more about JoAnn, her acting, singing, and amazing portrayals of Historic Women at: Www.joannpeterson.com, or contact her at Joannfpeterson@gmail.com. You can also listen to her as Mary Lincoln on the podcast dated December 21, 2022. It’s extraordinary.

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1830 conversation with Richard Allen, he’ll explain why the Africans voted not to return to Africa, why the quakers kicked him out of their church, and why black people are immune to yellow fever (per Dr. Benjamin Rush).
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Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

In 1830, Richard Allen had just finished church when he received a call from the future…
In this episode, he will discuss why he picked the last name Allen after being born a slave without it. How he helped Martha Washington’s personal slave escape to freedom, and what George Washington did about it.
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Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1910 conversation with Isabella Stewart Gardner, she’ll tell us why they called her the ‘serpent of muddy river’, how she dealt with people who thought she was rude, and some insight into her favorite artifacts and how they were acquired.
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