Featured Podcasts

Episode 00: Walter Johnson & St. Louis Civil Rights Icon Percy Green

Historian Walter Johnson, author of “The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States,” joins local civil rights icon, Percy Green, founder of ACTION and the man who climbed the arch–to talk about a range of issues pertinent to Johnson’s new book including racism,…

Read More

Episode 2: The Myth of Black Immunity In The Divided City, A discussion with Dr. Ezelle Sanford III & Chelsey Carter

Liz Wolfson speaks with Dr. Ezelle Sanford III, a medical historian and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chelsey Carter, a medical anthropologist and PhD/MPH candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, about the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Topics discussed include: how Sanford and Carter are thinking…

Read More

Episode 5: Public Historian (and National Park Service Ranger) Nick Sacco

Nick Sacco is a public historian — he explains exactly what that is during this episode — as well as a writer and National Park Service ranger at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. He’s been involved with public history since 2010, and has worked for the National Council on…

Read More

Meet the Informal History Team

Informal History is a publication/podcast which brings together a group of professional and amateur historians from the archives to the streets, the museum to the gallery floor. Each host brings to the project a unique perspective of what public history should be. Below, meet our editorial and podcast personalities as share why they think Informal History offers a unique, fresh take at creating a more authentic, accessible public history.