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American Rambler with Colin Woodward

Based in Richmond, Virginia, American Rambler discusses history, music, film, politics, and pop culture. The show is hosted by Colin Woodward, a historian, writer, and archivist. Episodes feature long form interviews that looks at people's upbringing, education, career path, and creative work. Along the way, Colin talks with guests about how artists and intellectuals must navigate the changing technological, creative, and political waters in America. it's a show that talks about everything from the Civil War to Netflix.
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May 5, 2016

A Virginia-based podcast discussing history, books, film, music, and pop culture.

May 5, 2016

It’s Graham Dozier Day on American Rambler! Graham is the author and editor of A Gunner in Lee’s Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter, which is available through University of North Carolina Press. The book contains 100 letters written by Carter, an artillery officer in Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Graham is also the editor of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography at the Virginia Historical Society.

In this, the first interview on American Rambler, Colin talks with Graham about his early love of Egyptian history, his Yankee roots and college days at Virginia Tech, and his love of classic rock bands.

It’s a talk that lasts about an hour and 45 minutes, and it’s a good one.

May 5, 2016

Jon Bachman is Public Events Manager at Stratford Hall, the home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. Jon is a true raconteur, who talks about being a principal in the public school system, music, and growing up as the son of a horn player in the 1960s. Jon also discusses college life in West Virginia and the perils of going on the road as a solo act. His album The Star in the Cottonwood is available on amazon. Lots of great stories here.

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