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 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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Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

In December of 1910, Isabella Stewart Gardner was walking through the museum that bears her name when she received a call from the future…
In this episode, she’ll discuss what inspired a 25-year worldwide treasure hunt. How she ended up walking a lion, and the experience that caused her to build a venetian palace in the middle of Boston.
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Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

In Part 2 of the 1820 conversation with Napoleon, he’ll explain his purpose in going to Egypt and why he left his soldiers behind. He will also explain why he brought back slavery after it had been abolished. And finally, he’ll close with his story of what happened in Waterloo ending his reign in France.
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Saturday Jan 06, 2024

In December of 1820, Napoleon was exiled to the island of St. Helena when he received a call from the future…
In this episode, Napoleon explains his desire for peace, claiming that he was not starting wars, he was finishing them. He will talk about creating a golden age in France that was disrupted by European countries not following through with agreements they had made. And he clarifies what is true about crowning himself as emperor.
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Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

We'll be off for the holidays, but the next podcast will be on January 6, 2024. Thanks for listening and Happy Holidays! 

Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

In Part 2 of the 1849 conversation with Edgar Allen Poe, he’ll explain why he refused to compromise when his editor told him that his work was too violent. He’ll tell us what happened when he showed up at The White House drunk looking for a job. And he’ll share some of his other work that demonstrated how truly talented he was.
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Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

In September of 1849, two weeks before he would mysteriously disappear for three days, Edgar Allan Poe received a call from the future…
In this episode, Poe will talk about his fascinating approach to writing the Raven and what it meant. He’ll show us what a brilliant writer does when he is called a drunken poet. And he’ll talk about why it was ok to marry his 13-year-old cousin.
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Wednesday Nov 01, 2023

In Part 2 of the 1795 conversation with Rochambeau, he’ll explain what happened at Yorktown when the British were wanting to surrender to him instead of George Washington. He’ll also tell us what caused the Reign of Terror in France a few years after returning home a hero. And how close he was to execution.
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