Tour Guide Tell All
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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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 

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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. 

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

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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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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

The First Two Black Senators in US History

The First Two Black Senators in US History

February 11, 2021
“I got the idea to do this topic specifically on Twitter, someone tweeted about how when Hiram Revels, the very first African American Senator was appointed, because all senators in those days were appointed, he takes his seat and there was a big controversy about whether he should be seated and some segregationist senators literally turned their backs on him on the floor of the United States Senate. And I thought: this is a really interesting story, we should talk about that”
 
February is Black History Month, and Tour Guide Tell All is highlighting important but perhaps lesser known African American heroes this month, all month long.  We continue our exploration of African American history with a discussion of the first two Black Senators, Hiram Revels and Blanche Bruce.  Both were appointed from Mississippi just after the end of the Civil War and represent both the hope and the tragedy of Reconstruction.
 
Join Rebecca and Becca as they discuss two lesser known heroes who both boldly tried to envision a more equal United States, only to have history turn against them.
 
 
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Black History at Arlington National Cemetery

Black History at Arlington National Cemetery

February 4, 2021

"And his experience is not unique.  There were men who fought in World War I, Black soldiers who would be beaten up for wearing their uniforms, who would be attacked for talking about their service….and it’s exceptionally tough for these World War I veterans of color who come back."

 

Our Black History Month series kicks off with an exploration of service and sacrifice in uniform. Tour Guide Tell All comes back to the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery to explore some of the notable figures of Black history laid to rest on the grounds and the often-untold stories of those that called the land home.  Learn about Maria Syphax, Uncle Jim, a freedman's village, "Black Death," a highly decorated father-son duo, and more.  

 

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Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Black History Month Special Re-Release: Carter G. Woodson

Black History Month Special Re-Release: Carter G. Woodson

February 1, 2021

In honor of Black History Month, we're re-releasing our mini episode on Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month.

This episode originally aired July 2020

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"He's listed as one of 100 greatest African Americans...But his greatest legacy...is that Black History Week has turned into a month, and is celebrated and recognized across the country."

 

If you have ever wondered why Black History Month is in February, this pod has the answers!

Join us as we discuss the Father of Black History, Carter Woodson and his DC memorial.

 

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Carter Woodson from the NAACP
Short biography of Woodson 
NPS site for his house
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Journal of African American History 

You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner
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

History of Presidential Inaugurations Part (Tippecanoe & Tyler) II

History of Presidential Inaugurations Part (Tippecanoe & Tyler) II

January 28, 2021
 
“You can sort of imagine the way it breaks down - Harrison is obviously going to run on this platform of Martin Van Buren as a snob, as an elite, as someone who has fiddled while the nation has burned economically - and he is going to portray himself as a war hero and a simple man of the frontier.  Which is not really what he is but that sort is the persona he is going to keep pushing forward"
 

Tour Guide Tell All digs into the tumultuous election of 1840, where a financial crisis, new forms of campaigning, and two interesting candidates led to a blow-out election followed by an unprecedented presidency.  Learn about Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, 19th century campaign songs, inauguration trivia, and more.

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History of Presidential Inaugurations (Part I)

History of Presidential Inaugurations (Part I)

January 21, 2021
“What I would like to see is the moving out of the White House. So the way that this happens, at exactly noon when the legal transfer of power takes place there is a small army of staff that basically fans out across the White House, they literally wrap up all the stuff from the old presidents house and cabinet. All the personal items are going to go to whatever address they are moving next, all their official documents get sent to their archive and at the same time they unpack all the stuff from the new president.”
 
 
Welcome to our Presidential Inauguration episode, Part I. Tour Guide Tell All is celebrating the 59th Presidential Inauguration by talking about all the other ones! Join Becca and Rebecca as we discuss the history of inaugurations, the ones we have planned for and the ones we haven’t.  We have some stories, fun trivia and more. The Vice Presidents get their due as well, and we discuss their own swearing in procedures.
 
 
Come along on our inaugural 2021 episode (see what we did there?)!!
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George Remus & THE BESTEST New Year’s Eve Party EVER!

George Remus & THE BESTEST New Year’s Eve Party EVER!

December 31, 2020
“So, the party. It's New Year's Eve 1921 to 1922. Remus is going to throw this massive party. He invites 100 people of the finest families in Cincinnati, and he’s going to give them all kinds of crazy party gifts. This is the party you want to go to.  If you’re a gentleman you get a diamond stick pin. And you get a brand new Pontiac car if you’re a lady. And this is 1921, cars are a luxury item in 1921.”
 
Tour Guide Tell All wants to celebrate New Year's Eve in style, with the absolute best New Year's Eve party in history!  We are taking you back to the 1920s, where Prohibition forms the backdrop for a forgotten but fascinating criminal bootlegger.
 
Help us welcome 2021 as we discuss George Remus, a man who could entertain with the best of them, the so-called "King of the Bootleggers", and the real-life inspiration for one of the most famous figures in American literature, Jay Gatsby.
 
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Christmas Traditions at the White House

Christmas Traditions at the White House

December 26, 2020

"But really, most of what I think the average American Family associates with Christmas or the Holiday Season is a 20th century invention, so we don't have a lot of records of early Presidents throwing these big shindigs because that's not what Americans did back then. But because the White House is a family home....we've had families celebrating the holidays there, going all the way back to 1800."

 

Tour Guide Tell All is getting into the holiday spirit by sharing the history of Christmas at the White House! Learn about how different holiday traditions began and what to expect if you ever visit the people’s house during the holidays!

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

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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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