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,…

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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…

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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…

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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.