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Amerikan Rambler with Colin Woodward

Based in Richmond, Virginia, Amerikan Rambler discusses history, music, film, politics, and pop culture. The show is hosted by Colin Woodward, a Damn Yankee, historian, writer, and archivist. He is the author of Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He is writing a book on Johnny Cash. You can reach Colin at his Twitter, WordPress, and Facebook page.
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Now displaying: November, 2016
Nov 21, 2016

Fredericksburg is a nice place to spend a day thinking about and experiencing history. It's also a good place to get a cup of coffee. But Colin's recent visit to Fredericksburg took place in the wake of what historians should be calling the Revolution of 2016. The Rambler discusses what he thinks of Trump and how his election will affect the country.

Nov 16, 2016

Gary Olsen lives in Virginia, but he grew up in the Boston area, where he studied film at Emerson College. After thirty years in the Justice Department, Gary now spends his retirement days lecturing on movies. He recently concluded a monthly series at the Fredericksburg public library on great directors and best picture contenders. Gary and Colin talk about everything from Scorsese to Hitchcock, to D. W. Griffith and Spielberg (and how Jaws may have both saved and ruined Hollywood).

Nov 4, 2016

In this episode, Colin talks about three things: Foghat, his visit in September to the Antietam battlefield, and Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles. It's his most Maryland episode yet!

Nov 1, 2016

Karen Louvar is Collections Manager at Stratford Hall. She now lives in Virginia, but her moves across the country tell us a lot about surviving in the 21st century economy. Karen talks with Colin about growing up in West Virginia, her years in college in Kentucky, and the eternal resting place of "Socks," the presidential cat.

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