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Rediscovering
History

Our story in more than just numbers.

What is Rediscovering History?

History doesn't have to be limited to memorizing years and figures. From peering into well-known historical events with a fresh lens to talking about facts you've never heard of, take a listen to explore fresh sides of history! Explore and discover your favorite episodes, whether it be a discussion about the inevitable impacts our past has on our status quo or a story about a historical figure you haven't yet learned about.

Through research, discussions, and interviews, we strive to satisfy both me and my audiences' desire to learn more about history that they've never learned about in school or on the news.

All Seasons

Below are brief descriptions of each endeavor taken! Happy trails.

Season 1: New Perspectives

We are all aware of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. But who were the people working behind the scenes? From the grassroots activism during the Montgomery Bus Boycott to Black journalists during the 1900s, this season highlights those we don't hear about often.

Season 4: Remarkable Individuals

This season introduces individuals throughout history who have wonderful stories to tell through their words and actions.

Season 2: Gripping Readings

Listen to find out different ways to approach pieces such as The Interesting Narrative of The Life of Olaudah Equiano or to learn about new ideas by looking into Professor Teodros Kiros' analysis of Zara Yacob's ideas on the rationality of the human heart.

Season 3: Interesting History

The history of yearbooks, plushies, surfing, and zoos... If these topics sound intriguing, then this is the Rediscovering History season for you! In this season, we take a dive into histories of miscellaneous topics.

Season 6: Interviews—Exploring Diverse Identities and Experiences in the US

Season 5: Discussions with Friends

In this season, each episode is in a discussion format, with the hosts' guests on the podcast to discuss several of their favorite historical events. From the Space Race to the Emu Wars, tune in to learn about fascinating topics!

This epic season includes interviews with a wide variety of people: from a teacher who taught in L.A .during the Race Riots to a detective currently working in the NYPD, tune in to listen to everyone's unique experiences!

Interview Spotlight

Teaching in L.A. During the Race Riots: A Conversation With Ms. Sabin

Caroline Sabin shares her experiences with how it was like for her teaching at a school in L.A. during the race riots in 1992. Tune in to learn about how she handled the situation in the classroom, her reflections on what she wishes she could have done differently, and the ongoing shortage of teachers in public schools that persists to this day.

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Intersection of Race and Law: A Conversation with Professor Kenneth Mack

Professor Kenneth Mack from Harvard University shares experiences from school during his childhood and the impact his father had on his life. They also delve into critical race theory and the legal field, covering topics such as racism in the legal profession, laws and policies that continue to play a role in upholding structural racism, and the importance of promoting diversity and inclusivity in law schools. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation on the intersection of race and law.

African-American Genealogy: Myth or Fact? with Shannon Christmas

Mr. Shannon Stewart Christmas specializes in genetic, colonial American, and African-American genealogy and serves as a 23andMe Ancestry Ambassador. He uses autosomal DNA to verify and extend pedigrees, assess the veracity of oral history, and reconstruct ancestral genomes. In this episode, Mr. Christmas debunks myths and confirms truths about the historical lineages of African Americans.

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Work as a Detective in the NYPD: A Conversation with Omarr Lofton

NYPD detective Omarr Lofton shares personal insights on his journey from childhood to the force. The conversation explores media stereotypes, the impact of defunding the police, and Lofton's views on racial bias, offering a nuanced perspective on the challenges and future of law enforcement in the United States. Tune in for a concise yet thought-provoking exploration of policing, diversity, and justice.

Connections Between Us and History: A Conversation with Ilyon Woo

Ilyon Woo, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Master Slave Husband Wife, shares her love for history and the moments of inspiration that led her to writer her most recent book about Ellen and William Craft, an enslaved couple who embark on an epic journey of mutual self-emancipation in 1848. She also shares experiences from her childhood and how the education she was able to receive allowed her to be more open-minded.

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A Remarkable Journey from Ethiopia to the U.S.: A Conversation with Professor Teodros Kiros

Professor Teodros Kiros shares his experience of moving from Ethiopia to the United States as a young age and his current work as a philosophy professor at Berklee College of Music and Harvard University. He also shares his thoughts on how to approach racism in the U.S.

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