Tour Guide Tell All
The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis

October 21, 2021

What is scarier than the end of the world? For your spooky October listening we have an episode about what nearly became a real nuclear apocalypse, the Cuban Missile Crisis. It even took place around this time of year!

 

Join Becca and Rebecca as they discuss possibly the scariest moment of the 1960s, when the world nearly came to the brink of the abyss and made it through. 

 

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The full length book we reference about cuba is called Cuba, an American History by Ada Ferrer

The Robert Kennedy memoir is called Thirteen Days, by Robert Kennedy

The movie we reference is also called Thirteen Days

 

You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl
Production & Editing: Canden Arciniega

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero 

American Spiritualism

American Spiritualism

October 7, 2021
This week, to kick off some spooky themes for the spooky month of October, the Rebeccas delve into the fascinating, ethereal world of American Spiritualism; the belief that the dead are real spirits still among us, with otherworldly knowledge, who can be contacted and can communicate with us from the beyond! Learn how the belief in Spiritualism took off in this country, especially during the tragic times of both the Civil War and World War I, and learn about one of our favorite tour stops in Georgetown, the Church of Two Worlds. 
 
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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl
Editing & Production: Dan King
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
The Assassination of President McKinley

The Assassination of President McKinley

September 23, 2021

Did you know that Secret Service wouldn't start protecting the President until after 3 presidential assassinations (and many more attempts?) Becca and Rebecca talk about the assassination of President McKinley and its effect on the presidency today.

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl

Editing & Production: Canden Arciniega

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Johnstown Flood of 1889

Johnstown Flood of 1889

September 9, 2021

Welcome to the start of Tour Guide Tell All Season Two!

Rebecca and Becca are back to talk about some Labor History for September. We are starting with a natural disaster that wasn’t so natural after all, the Johnstown Flood

Join us as we discuss Gilded Age era excess and those who paid the most horrific price for that excess. 

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl

Editing & Production: Canden Arciniega

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

The Missteps of the Donner Party

The Missteps of the Donner Party

August 19, 2021
Listener request! A pod listener has requested that we talk about: The Donner Party! One of the most famous stories about the early west, an infamous tale of misunderstanding, bad advice, arrogance and tenacity. 
 
Join Rebecca and Becca as we continue our occasional series on the Wild West by discussing some of the most infamous western travelers, the Donner/Reed Party
 

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl
The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

George Washington’s Personal Secretary: Tobias Lear

George Washington’s Personal Secretary: Tobias Lear

August 12, 2021

For nearly 15 years, Tobias Lear served as George Washington's right hand man.

Join Becca and Rebecca for his many career changes, scandalous life and what happened to George Washington's diary? 

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Biography of Lear, Mount Vernon: https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/tobias-lear/

Live Chat with Tobias Lear, Mount Vernon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfRWpnWd8rU

National Archives, Lear’s Notes on Washington’s Death: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/06-04-02-0406-0001

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/06-04-02-0406-0002

Tobias Lear Home, New Hampshire: https://tobiaslearhouse.com/

The Checkered Career of Tobis Lear by Ray Brighton

You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl
The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good:  Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Gilded Age Scandal: The Shocking, Tragic Story of Evelyn Nesbit

Gilded Age Scandal: The Shocking, Tragic Story of Evelyn Nesbit

July 29, 2021

This week we have a scandal of a different kind, a darker kind. We are tackling the story of Evelyn Nesbit and the architect Stanford White. A story about desire and greed at the height of Gilded Age New York.

Join Becca and Rebecca for a story that isn’t a good guy versus bad guy, but a story with two and a half bad folks, and a tragically abused victim.

 

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  • A good full length book about this is American Eve, by Paula Uruburu
  • An overview (including pictures of White and his giant red mustache!) of the story from an NYC historical association  
  • While we aren’t in the habit of recommending other pods, The Bowery Boys are the last word on NYC history
  • PBS take on Evelyn
  • IMDb page for Evelyn's 1917 Hollywood star turn

 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Secret Washington DC with Author Joann Hill

Secret Washington DC with Author Joann Hill

July 15, 2021
Join us for a very special interview with DC educator and author, Joann Hill! Joann shares her experience as a lover of all things DC and her new book, Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.

Joann chats with Becca about her book writing process, what the book offers locals and visitors, and shares one of her favorite chapters - tune in to hear which First Lady had a penchant for seances!

 
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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Grawl and Joann Hill
The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
The Election of 1976

The Election of 1976

July 8, 2021
A more modern story for you history lovers, Becca and Rebecca bring you back to 1976 to talk about Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Walter Mondale, Bob Dole & others.
 
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Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
The Pearl Incident

The Pearl Incident

June 29, 2021
Becca and Rebecca discuss the Pearl Incident - a dramatic attempted escape of enslaved persons in Washington DC - that most people have never heard of.
 
I really feel like this should be a better known event ... The Pearl Incident was the largest non violent attempted escape of enslaved people in our nation's history.
 
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Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
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