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World War I and the New National World War I Memorial

World War I and the New National World War I Memorial

April 15, 2021

"(WWI) is a war that is under-studied in the United States. Somebody said this to me once, that we feel about World War II in the United States, the way that Europeans feel about World War I....World War I is the big trial, and World War II is kind of this thing that happened afterward. And to wit, we have a friend, Matilda...and she moved to a teeny tiny town in the middle of nowhere France for a little while and there's about 100 people that live there, and on Armistice Day...they all get together,  and day drink, because France; and they read out the names of all the of the people from their village that died in the war."

 

We are dedicating a new memorial in DC, the National World War One Memorial, this week! We at Tour Guide Tell All are never ones to let a good opportunity go to waste, so the Rebeccas are here to chat about the memorial, and give an overview of American participation in the war.

Join us as we discuss the basics of World War I, debunk some myths, and prepare to usher a new memorial to the Nation's capital.

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl
The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King
Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

 

1893 World’s Columbian Exposition: Crossroads of America

1893 World’s Columbian Exposition: Crossroads of America

April 9, 2021

There are few events in American history that are truly a crossroads of people, ideas, and technology but the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is one of them. Join us as we discuss this landmark event that brought together notable names, amazing inventions, and some of our favorite foods and drinks while also marking our nation’s transition into the 20th Century. 

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Canden Arciniega & Dan King

Technical & Admin Work Done During Naptime: Canden Arciniega 

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Our April fool: Dan Sickles

Our April fool: Dan Sickles

April 1, 2021

“He’s so fun to talk about. I think he’s kind of perfect for April Fools because the story is just so over the top and ridiculous.”

We have something special for April Fools, a scandal for the ages, full of murder, sex, intrigue and the US Congress! We are talking about the scandalous life of Dan Sickles.

Daniel Sickles was a bad husband, a murderer, and a questionable member of Congress. Join us as we discuss his many delicious and often hilarious exploits.

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The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King

Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Special Anniversary Re-Release: The Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan

Special Anniversary Re-Release: The Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan

March 30, 2021
This is a special re-release of one of our very first episodes, dropped today to mark the 40th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in Washington, DC.
 
Thank you for a year of supporting us!
 
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Ronald Reagan, I dont care what you think about his politics, and we live in a very left of center city, but I dont care what you think about President Reagans politics, the man is an honest to goodness cowboy. And I think this story best exemplifies that.
 
Tour Guide Tell All talks all about assassination…. Attempts.  On the Anniversary of the attempted assassination of President Reagan, we do a deep dive into this insane story.  Join us as we talk all this Reagan and the absolutely crazy story of his would be assassin and the event itself.
If you have an questions about the episode, want to suggest a future episode or just say hello, please send us an email tourguidetellall@gmail.com
 
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You’re Listening To: Dan King and Rebecca Fachner
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Technical and Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
Francis Perkins: The Quiet Powerhouse of the Labor Movement

Francis Perkins: The Quiet Powerhouse of the Labor Movement

March 25, 2021
“So as FDR is approaching her about joining his cabinet, about becoming this cabinet appointee, she has adapted a very specific look, which is sort of no nonsense, black and navy suits, very little makeup...she was very reserved...just very quiet and to the point. But she wrote somebody and basically said that women in politics were accepted if they reminded men of their mothers. So this is what she goes in with the mindset of; that if she is going to take what she accomplished in New York, and get this done on a national scale, this is how she’s going to play the game. And I just think it’s important to note that she is not naive about  what it’s like to be a woman in politics at this time, and that she is very calculated in the way she has presented herself."
 
We have reached the end of Women’s History Month and are finishing off with a woman that we have wanted to cover for a long time: Frances Perkins! First female cabinet secretary, champion of the worker, author of Social Security; Perkins did all that and more but gets so little credit for any of it!
Join us for some labor history AND some women’s history, along with some discussion of one of the worst industrial disasters in history. Perkins has all that and more!
 
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The Brilliant and Bombastic Flo Kennedy

The Brilliant and Bombastic Flo Kennedy

March 18, 2021

"When it came to...rhetorical style, Flo was a down and dirty kinda type...Let’s say the uncomfortable thing, let’s get up into our uncomfortable space, because that’s where we can start to move past, and start getting the real work done. And I think she acted on that in every facet of her life."

March is Women's History Month and our team is diving deep into the lives and legacies of a few incredible women from American History.  We continue our exploration of interesting women in history with Florynce Kennedy.  Florynce "Flo" Kennedy was a pivotal member of the Women's Liberation and Civil Rights movements in the 20th century and used her work as an activist and advocate to build a better world for women of all backgrounds.

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  • Florynce Kennedy - Harvard Radcliffe Institute (includes some great images of Flo and her ensembles!)
  • Florynce Kennedy - WHYY Vision 2020 Women
  • Flo Kennedy - New York Times Obituary
  • Florynce Kennedy - Washington Post Obituary
  • Color Me Flo by Florynce Kennedy
  • Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical by Sherie M. Randolph

You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King

Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

YouThink You Know Pocahontas?

YouThink You Know Pocahontas?

March 11, 2021

Everybody has heard the name, and I feel like there’s an overview where everyone has this shared collective experience of Pocahontas, and as you’re probably not going to be surprised to learn, almost none of that is true.’

March is Women’s History Month! We continue our stories about incredible women in American history by looking at one of our earliest celebrities: Pocahontas! More myth than fact at this point, the real woman behind the story played an important role in early America and the development of the relationship between native Americans and the settling Europeans.

Join The Rebeccas as they discuss, for the first time, another Rebecca. Why does Pocahontas take the Christian name of Rebecca? This and so many other questions are answered in our latest pod.

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Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Madaline Pollard

Madaline Pollard

March 5, 2021

"I think she’s really remarkable because she never paints herself as an angel either.  She realizes that first of all, that’s never going to work, and second of all, that’s not real."

 

March is Women's History Month and our team is diving deep into the lives and legacies of a few incredible women from American History.  We are kicking off this month with the story of a woman whose name is not well-known but whose experience has been shared by women throughout history.  Meet Madeline Pollard, the schoolgirl who brought down a colonel and a congressman. 

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Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Eugene Bullard: The Black Sparrow

Eugene Bullard: The Black Sparrow

February 25, 2021
"Bullard, son of an enslaved man and a Creek Indian woman, who escaped the racism of the American south, was in Paris with a pocketful of money. His dream was finally realized. Except it was 1914."

 

Have you ever heard of Eugene Bullard? He was unrecognized even in his own time here in the United States, but the Black Sparrow lived many lifetime's worth of adventures in his 66 years.

From runaway to two world wars, jazz drummer, Parisian nightclub owner and elevator operator, Eugene Bullard's story is one that should be remembered. 

Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us tourguidetellall@gmail.com

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You’re Listening To: Canden Arciniega (who also did the editing and admin for this episode)

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

The Incredible Barbara Jordan

The Incredible Barbara Jordan

February 19, 2021

"It’s fascinating how much in a short, relatively short political career, she is so admired, she is so celebrated….she is called a genius, she is called a hero; the salvation of American politics! She was called the best politician of the century, but also she faced incredible criticism from all sides. Which is not surprising because she was a Black woman in politics."

Our Black History Month series continues with an exploration of the life and legacy of legendary Texas politician, Barbara Jordan.  She busted every glass ceiling she encountered on her political journey and in a relatively short career, made incredible strides for women of color.  Learn about the Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas political traditions, the Watergate impeachment hearings, hidden disease, a secret love, and more.

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Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

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