We are pleased to announce that the Journal of the American Revolution has launched a new podcast, Dispatches. Each week Dispatches will feature interviews with contributors to the journal as well as authors and other persons of interest to the JAR community, highlighting the latest in scholarship, news, and opinions regarding the Revolutionary and Founding Eras. Hosted by historian, author, and JAR contributor Brady J. Crytzer, new 30-minute episodes will be available every Sunday evening to download for free from iTunes, Stitcher, and the JAR Dispatches web site. Brady, who specializes in the colonial history of the Pennsylvania frontier, sees the podcast as an opportunity to enhance readers’ enjoyment of the Journal of the American Revolution. “Dispatches is another way to connect with JAR,” Crytzer said. “Not everyone has time to read as often as they’d like, but there’s always time to listen to quality historical programming during a commute or while doing a chore. This podcast makes new scholarship and historical conversation available to everyone on-demand each week, and I think readers will enjoy hearing the voices of people the have read in the journal.”
It is fitting that Brady’s first guest is Don N. Hagist, editor of the Journal of the American Revolution. In the inaugural episode, Don discusses how he became interested in this period of history, specifically the lives of the common British soldier, and why the history of the founding of our country is so important. “To really understand this period in history, it’s essential to see each side’s point of view—whether the conflicts that led to American independence, the war itself, or the conflicts within the new nation. That is a part of the core mission of the Journal of the American Revolution, and the Dispatches podcast will extend JAR’s reach in educating about this vital era.”
Upcoming episodes feature Vermont native Michael Barbieri making a case for the importance of the Champlain corridor in the war and historian and author Colin G. Calloway on his book, The Indian World of George Washington, winner of JAR’s 2018 Book of the Year Award.
Please subscribe to Dispatches (it’s free!)