Talking Hoosier History

Episode Six // Scenes from the Indiana State Fair

August 1, 2017

Episode Six: Thanks, Credits, and Notes


Episode Five // The KKK, Political Corruption, and the Indianapolis Times

July 3, 2017

Episode Five: Thanks, Credits, and Notes

Episode Five is based on research by Casey Pfeiffer for the Indianapolis Times State Historical Marker.
For more information, read Justin Clark's Hoosier State Chronicles blog post: The Indianapolis Times: A Short History.  


Episode Four // Midwestern Making of Poet Kenneth Rexroth

June 1, 2017

Episode Four: Thanks, Credits, and Notes

This episode features the 2016-2017 Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner reading the works of Kenneth Rexroth. But we have so much more than we could fit into the podcast!  Listen to Wagner read these Rexroth poems:

"Maroon Bells"

"Andree Rexroth"

"Delia Rexroth"

Excerpt from "The Phoenix and The Tortoise"

Episode Four is based on research by Jill Weiss for the Kenneth Rexroth state historical marker.
Weiss wrote two blog posts you can read at Blogging Hoosier History:

Part One: The Midwestern Making of Kenneth Rexroth: Robbing Cash Registers and Reading the Classics

Part Two: Kenneth Rexroth: Poet, Pacifist, Radical, and Reluctant Father of the Beat Generation


Listen to past episodes of Talking Hoosier History:

Episode Archive

Or Listen to past episodes on Soundcloud:

Episode One: Bill Garrett and the Integration of IU Basketball

Episode Two: Physicist Melba Phillips Vs. the Atomic Bomb and the Cold War

Episode Three: George Washington Julian Vs. Slavery


About Talking Hoosier History

Join us on the first of every month for a new episode of Talking Hoosier History featuring a significant person or event in Indiana History.  Each episode is based on research conducted by Indiana Historical Bureau staff and features newspaper articles from Hoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s digital historic newspaper database. The project is operated by the Indiana State Library with financial support from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services along with the National Endowment for Humanities’ National Digital Newspaper Program. 

Your Host

Lindsey Beckley is a born and raised Hoosier. She attended Ball State University, where she obtained a degree in public history. She fell in love with history after a visit to Connor Prairie in 4th grade and made it her life goal to work there one day. Directly after college, she achieved that goal and so everything since then has been icing on the cake. She joined the IHB team in 2015 and has loved having the opportunity to learn all the unique stories the history of her state holds. Now, she’s beyond excited to bring those stories to you in her favorite form of media, podcasts.
 

Your Podcasting Team

Jill Weiss is also a lifelong Hoosier, hailing from "the Region." She's been with IHB for almost a decade and especially loves Indiana art and music history.  Her master's thesis on Indiana artist William Merritt Chase is coming soon, she swears. Jilly is also a musician and lends her ear to recording, editing, and mixing  all of the great voices, music, and sound effects that makes THH a lively story-telling podcast. She posts on the Hoosier State Chronicles blog and at Blogging Hoosier History.
 
Justin Clark is the project assistant for Hoosier State Chronicles and host of our podcast's "Newspaper Corner." Born in Shelbyville, Justin is another life-long Hoosier with a passion for history, sparked by his first trip to the Lincoln boyhood home when he was just seven. He holds an MA in Public History from IUPUI and wrote his thesis on the freethinking orator Robert Ingersoll. He loves religious history,  intellectual history, reading, spending time with his wife, Kalie and their cat, Bowie, and geeking out to hard rock and heavy metal. He also posts on on the Hoosier State Chronicles blog. Follow him @HS_Chronicles

Episodes Coming Soon:

 
 
The Indiana State Fair // August 1, 2017
 
Spanish Influenza at Fort Benjamin Harrison  // September 1, 2017
 
The Notorious Mrs. Clem with Guest Wendy Gamber // October 1, 2017