Youve heard the term podcast, but what is it? Technically, a podcast is a multimedia file containing content that is distributed over the Internet. It uses syndication feeds for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The term originated in 2004, fusing the terms iPod and broadcasting. Below is a partial listing of podcasts; as new ones are discovered we will list and link them here. Is there is a podcast you wish to recommend? Contact us at This page is sponsored by USA.

Teaching American History Podcast
The Teaching American History Podcast is based on programs for teachers sponsored by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. These seminars are designed to encourage teachers to seriously examine significant events in American history in light of the principles of the American founding, and also to encourage the use of primary source materials in the classroom. The seminars, which include both lecture and discussion, are taught by leading scholars in their field from throughout the nation.

Talking History: Organization of American Historians
The Organization of American Historians is the largest learned society devoted to the study of American history. Its podcasts include the study of the American Revolution. The Founding Documents
The Founding Documents Podcast is a periodic showcase presented in audio format. Here you will be able to listen to the declarations, speeches and essays that form the core principles of U.S. Government.

You Are There!
Historical Journalists Go Back in Time and Cover the Declaration of Independence

Journeys Into American History: Lexington and Concord
The Battle of Lexington and Concord were the first military battles of the American Revolution.

Colonial Williamsburg
This is one of America’s foremost living history museums and host to some of the best historical podcasts on the Internet today.

Michael Medved’s Lecture on the American Revolution at American Conservative University
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Monticello: The Home of Thomas Jefferson
(Streaming Video)
Located near Charlottesville, Virginia, this was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, founder of the University of Virginia and third President of the United States.

The Thomas Jefferson Hour with Humanities Scholar and Author Clay S. Jenkinson
The Thomas Jefferson Hour focus on the tradition of Thomas Jefferson - the founding father educated in Enlightenment ideals and considered by many to be the visionary of the founding of our nation. On the Wing of Speed
The year 2006 marked the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown, a significant event in the American Revolutionary War. Author Donald T. Phillips discusses how he brings that story to life in his novel, On the Wing of Speed.

Jerry Bowyer interviews Jeffrey H. Morrison,
author of John Witherspoon And The Founding Of The American Republic.

The teachings of John Witherspoon and the religious ideas that laid the foundation for America’s independence are discussed.


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“As a boy, I have frequently wandered over the hills at Valley Forge on which were encamped the army of Washington during that memorable winter of 1777-78, one of the darkest periods of our nations historymy imagination has again peopled those fields and chestnut groves with that ragged collection of barefooted men whose bloody tracks in the snow attested their devotion to the cause of freedom...”

Dr. J. Scott, U.S. Consul, American Legation, Honolulu
Anniversary of American Independence. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Honolulu: July 9, 1870.