Tour Guide Tell All
Scandal on the South Side: The Black Sox

Scandal on the South Side: The Black Sox

September 24, 2020

“This episode has it all - baseball, the American past time, it has mobsters, money, capitalism and labor disputes."

Tour Guide Tell All heads over to Chicago to talk about the infamous Black Sox scandal. Did the baseball team conspire with Chicago mobsters to throw the 1919 World Series?

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Canden Arciniega 

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Constitution Day Part II

Constitution Day Part II

September 17, 2020

“He has studied deeply before coming to this Convention. He has read everything he can read about the past, about the present, what was happening in Ancient Greece, what was happening in Rome, what contemporary European societies are doing at this point.  He has looked at it from a philosophical perspective, a theological perspective, a legal perspective and he has put together what he thinks is the best plan going forward...and it's a pretty good one to what we have today.  What Madison creates is the blueprint...but he puts in the work."

Tour Guide Tell All digs into one of our "charters of freedom," the founding document that gives birth to our government - the United States Constitution!  In honor of Constitution Day, the Rebeccas dig into why and how the document was developed, the key players and compromises, and the legacy it still has today.  Join us as we talk civics, politics, and more on this episode.

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King

Technical & Admin Work Done During Naptime: Canden Arciniega 

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Constitution Day, Part 1

Constitution Day, Part 1

September 14, 2020

"It might be weird to say I love the Constitution but I really do.... I love the promise of American and the foundation of America. I think the Constitution is amazing and fascinating.... I think a lot of people think the Constitution is great and its okay to think its great, but I want you to be able to tell me why"

In honor of Constitution Day coming up, Becca and Rebecca discuss this founding document in a way that is usually skipped over in history class. 

This episode starts with some background as to why we are going to talk about the Consitution episode and the events leading up to the Constitutional Convention. Tune in on Thursday, Constitution Day, to hear the rest of the episode.

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

 

 

Two Bombings at Embassy Row

Two Bombings at Embassy Row

September 10, 2020

“The two stories I’m going to tell you, they both involve a bombing and they take place
geographically about a block and a half apart, but that is where their similarities end, the stories
have nothing else in common, they take place 50 years apart with 2 completely different sets of
actors, motivators.”

All about the bombings this week! Tour Guide Tell All brings you two smaller stories with one
big theme: a bombing! Join us as we discuss two unrelated but incredibly interesting bombings
in Washington DC, both with political motivations, and some very surprising results.

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

Wild Women of Washington (Bonus Episode)

Wild Women of Washington (Bonus Episode)

September 7, 2020

We wanted to do a quick shoutout to segue from suffragists to other badass women in Washington DC history. 

Escaped slave turned spy Mary Touvestre risked it all to scuttle Confederate plans to break the Union blockade. Trading petticoats for trousers to work at the Union hospitals, Dr. Mary E. Walker was both the only female Medal of Honor recipient and the possessor of a police record for impersonating a man. During Prohibition, First Lady Florence Harding hosted jazz soirees and served up cocktails in the White House gardens. From pioneering photographers and newspaperwomen to enterprising madams and soldiers in disguise, Canden introduces readers to the decidedly daring and wild women of the capital.

You’re Listening To: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

 

The Life and Legacy of Edwin Stanton

The Life and Legacy of Edwin Stanton

September 3, 2020

"Edwin Stanton is best remembered for being Secretary of War under President Lincoln and helping to lead the Union government to victory in the Civil War. I find Stanton fascinating. He has a really interesting life and career, he's a very difficult person to love and yet I love him for all his difficulties. His life story has tragedy, it has sadness, romance, it has a little bit of everything."

Becca stays true to her love of all things Lincoln to bring more depth to someone you may have heard of but don't know much about. Edwin Stanton most famously utters the line "now he belongs the ages" after Lincoln's death, but he should be known for his work in its own right. Learn more about this lawyer turned Secretary of War turned almost Supreme Court justice.

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BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ:

  • Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary by Walter Stahr
  • April 1865 by Jay Winik
  • Manhunt by James Swanson

TOURS YOU SHOULD TAKE: Lincoln's Assassination

WEBSITES TO RESEARCH:

 

You’re Listening To: Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Canden Arciniega 

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Ratification of the 19th Amendment (Anniversary Special)

Ratification of the 19th Amendment (Anniversary Special)

August 29, 2020

“So, the amendment passes in 1919 and all of the sudden, the women’s groups look around and they think, hey wait a second. 1920 is coming. And 1920 is a presidential election year. So we’ve got a hard deadline we want to get to. We don’t want women to vote for dogcatcher in their local town, we want the big enchilada, we want to be able to vote for President”

Tour Guide Tell All’s Celebration of the Centennial of the ratification of the 19 th Amendment reaches its dramatic conclusion this week as we focus on the final push towards passage. This episode is going to take us to Nashville, TN and introduce us to a whole cast of interesting characters, including a very unlikely hero and a strong willed mother.

We are joined by Special Guest Kaitlin Calogera who helps us break down the drama of that hot August in TN.

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Special thanks to our guest, Kaitlin Calogera from A Tour of Her Own, we are so grateful to her for lending us her expertise and for TOHO for their continued support.

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner, Becca Grawl and Special Guest Kaitlin Calogera
The Person Responsible For it Sound Good: Dan King
Technical and Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

6th and I Synagogue (Mini Episode)

6th and I Synagogue (Mini Episode)

August 24, 2020

“The 6th and I building is going to be purchased and occupied by the Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 2002 the Turner Methodist Church is going to move to Hyattsville, MD and offers the building up for sale. At that time, the director of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington is going to appeal to the DC Jewish Community  to save this historic building.”

 

Our mini episode this week is a listener request!  We focus this week on Jewish life in the Nations Capital, from the earliest days to the vibrant community that exists in DC today.  In particular we discuss the Historic 6th and I synagogue in downtown Washington DC and its long time connection with the oldest active Jewish congregation in the area.  We also discuss the upcoming Capital Jewish Museum, as well as the only congregation in the US to have its own Congressional charter.

 

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner

The Person Responsible For it Sound Good: Dan King

Technical and Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Ida B. Wells (19th Amendment Anniversary Special)

Ida B. Wells (19th Amendment Anniversary Special)

August 20, 2020

Tour Guide Tell All’s celebration of the Centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment continues with a look at Ida B. Wells. All month long, to celebrate this important milestone for women and the country, we are focusing on the struggle for suffrage, and the women who fought to give us the right to vote.  For our third installment, we are talking about suffragist, civil rights pioneer, journalist, and anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells.  

 

Join us as we tell the story of this incredible woman and talk about the emergence of feminism from the perspective of women of color and how their story has diverged, often in painful ways, from the more traditional (and incomplete) narrative of white feminism.  

 

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Becca Grawl

The Person Repsonsible For it Sound Good: Dan King

Technical and Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Lucy Burns & Inez Milholland (19th Amendment Anniversary Special)

Lucy Burns & Inez Milholland (19th Amendment Anniversary Special)

August 13, 2020

There’s a quote from Inez that I love, ‘I am prepared to sacrifice every so-called privilege I possess, in order to have a few rights.’ And I love that, this idea that even if you are privileged by your class...by beauty, by whatever, privilege does not, at the end of the day, replace rights under the law.”  

Tour Guide Tell All continues our celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.  All month long, our regular episodes highlight women who made important contributions to this struggle. This week, “The Rebeccas” take a deep dive into two women who aren’t often highlighted when we talk about the Suffrage Movement, but were greatly responsible for the eventual success of the campaign by refining tactics and overall strategies to, once and for all, demand unequivocally women’s right to vote.  

 

Lucy Burns will be one half of a formidable partnership with Alice Paul, using her intellect and keen writing ability to create a new sense of urgency and passion for a movement that many believed had stalled out in the very early 20th century.

 

Inez Milholland, whose striking classical beauty becomes the literal face of the Suffragette Movement, brings a new energy for the campaign. You may not remember the name, but you might recognize her from pictures leading the immense 1913 Suffragette March in Washington DC while perched atop a stunning white horse. She will become known as “The American Joan of Arc” and will, quite literally, die for the movement before the 19th amendment is passed.  

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You’re Listening To: Becca Grawl & Rebecca Fachner

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

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