Journalism History
Episode 85: Making Jesse James a Folk Hero

Episode 85: Making Jesse James a Folk Hero

August 2, 2021

Researcher Cathy Jackson explains the outsized role that newspapers played in making a folk hero out of Jesse James. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 84: Life Magazine’s “College Girl”

Episode 84: Life Magazine’s “College Girl”

July 19, 2021

Researcher Lindsay Hargrave discusses the history of Life magazine and how college-aged women were portrayed in the 1930s. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 83: America’s “Tory” Printer

Episode 83: America’s “Tory” Printer

July 4, 2021

Historian Autumn Lorimer Linford tells the real story of James Rivington, the most infamous printer of the American Revolution. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 82: The Hutchins Commission

Episode 82: The Hutchins Commission

June 21, 2021

Historian Stephen Bates recounts the creation and findings of the Hutchins Commission ahead of the 75th anniversary of the “A Free and Responsible Press” report. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 81: The Plucky Path of Nellie Bly

Episode 81: The Plucky Path of Nellie Bly

June 7, 2021

Author Brooke Kroeger reviews the daring career of Nellie Bly, the newspaper reporter who feigned insanity to investigate abuse at an asylum and traveled the world in a record-breaking 72 days. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

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Podcast Trailer

June 1, 2021

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Episode 80: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Episode 80: The Tulsa Race Massacre

May 30, 2021

Journalist Randy Krehbiel discusses his book, Tulsa, 1921: Reporting a Massacre, for the 100th anniversary of this long ignored moment in history. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 79: Hoover and the Fourth Estate

Episode 79: Hoover and the Fourth Estate

May 24, 2021

Author Matt Cecil explains how J. Edgar Hoover built and protected a heroic narrative for the FBI by manipulating journalists and information. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/.

Episode 78: The Commercialization of PBS

Episode 78: The Commercialization of PBS

May 10, 2021

Historian Camille Reyes charts the history of the Public Broadcasting Service as a platform for new ideas and information that has been haunted and hobbled by capitalism and cronyism. Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

Episode 77: The Founding Mothers of NPR

Episode 77: The Founding Mothers of NPR

April 26, 2021

Author Lisa Napoli describes how four women – Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg, and Cokie Roberts – transformed journalism through their pioneering work on National Public Radio.  Show transcripts are available at https://journalism-history.org/podcast/

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