1865
1865
Airship / Wondery
April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice.***1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.
Introducing 1865: Season 2
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton returns in Season Two, still fighting to carry forward President Lincoln’s legacy. To finish the job of Reconstruction, Stanton joins with newly elected President Ulysses S. Grant to fight a political battle in Washington and win a war against a menacing threat wreaking havoc all across the South: the Ku Klux Klan.  Heavily researched, this historical political thriller podcast is an audio drama that explores America’s darkest hours. You will be astonished—and all of it is based on true events.
Apr 6
2 min
Introducing: Seizing Freedom
This excerpt comes from the Seizing Freedom episode titled "A Powerful Black Hand." From the start of the Civil War, Black Americans were eager to lend their resources to the Union cause, but the Union was slow on the uptake. Despite their other differences, the North and South remained united in their belief in white supremacy. But when the Union found itself on the back foot, Northerners changed their tune, letting Black men and women join the ranks.That decision shifted the tide of the war, with more than 70% of northern Black men of military age enlisting to fight against the Confederacy. But many whites feared that granting equal access to American freedom might result in retaliation for all the wrongs of slavery. Seizing Freedom is a production of VPM and Witness Docs from Stitcher. It's hosted by Dr. Kidada E. Williams, and produced by Joshua Moore, Ronald Young, Jr., Lushik Wahba, Kelly Jones and Gavin Wright. Sound Design by Jakob Lewis of Great Feeling Studios. Music by Dan Burns. For more information about this series, visit seizingfreedom.com.
Feb 1
9 min
Bonus: In Their Own Words
It’s New Year’s Eve, 2019, and the entire team behind 1865 wants to wish you a happy new year, with health, prosperity and good listening in 2020. We have high hopes for the coming year, including more from 1865. But today, we’re presenting an episode that’s previously only been available to our subscribers at 1865podcast.com. It’s a bonus series called “In Their Own Words,” wherein we explore the journals, letters and speeches of some of the major characters in our series, performed by our incredibly talented cast. You’ll hear these historical figures’ unfiltered, unmistakable, often uncomfortable emotions and opinions as they witness and participate in this tumultuous period of history.  I hope you enjoy it. If you do, consider becoming a subscriber yourself at 1865podcast.com, to gain access to all these bonus episodes and more, plus early access to what’s coming next. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at 1865podcast.com to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Dec 31, 2019
15 min
Totalus Rankium | 17
Last week, 1865 writers and co-creators Steve Walters and Erik Archilla spoke with the hosts of the podcast Totalus Rankium--an irreverent and often cheeky revue of American presidents from a Brittish perspective. These two gents, Rob and Jamie, rank each president in categories of statesmanship, scandal, how Hollywood-ready they are, and how good their official portrait is. The podcast aired over the weekend, but Rob and Jaimie were kind enough to allow me to rebroadcast the episode on our feed. I hope you enjoy it, and if you do, be sure to subscribe to Totalus Rankium--they’ve just finished their ranking of Rutherford B Hayes, who of course succeeded Ulysses S Grant, who of course succeeded Andrew Johnson.  It’s a great show, amusing but informative, much like their conversation with Steve and Erik. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Oct 8, 2019
1 hr 11 min
Inside the Episode: S1E16
In the last of the three-part bonus series on the John Wilkes Booth story, with the surrender of Robert E Lee, Booth was driven to take the final, foreboding step towards his dark and violent destiny. In this final Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and production team Steven Walters, Erik Archilla and Lindsay Graham about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Oct 1, 2019
48 min
Booth: A Hideous Dream | 16
In the finale of the three-part bonus series on the John Wilkes Booth story, with the surrender of Robert E Lee, Booth is driven to take the final, foreboding step towards his dark and violent destiny. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Featuring (in order of appearance): Montgomery Sutton (John Wilkes Booth) Jessica Renee Russell (Lucy Hale) Reed Birney (Senator John P. Hale) Steven Walters (Robert Lincoln) Cameron Cobb (John Harrison Surratt, Jr.) Max Hartman (Lewis Thornton “Payne” Powell) Derek Phillips (David Edgar Herold) Tyson Rinehart (George Andrew Atzerodt) Matthew Gray (Ford Theater Actor 1) Pam Dougherty (Ford Theater Actor 2) Didi Archilla (Ford Theater Actor 3) Taylor Harris (Soldier 1) Erik Archilla (Soldier 2) Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla Directed by Robert McCollum Written by Steven Walters Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla, Robert McCollum and Steven Walters Music and Sound Design by Lindsay Graham To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. Look for the final special “Inside the Episode” interview with the writers and producers of the series to find out more about the real history behind 1865.
Oct 1, 2019
23 min
Inside the Episode: S1E15
In the second of three John Wilkes Booth special episodes, John and his co-conspirators tried to turn the tide of the war and Lucy Hale found herself caught between the duty of a daughter and her love for Mr. Booth. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and co-producers Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sep 24, 2019
12 min
Booth: All Honorable Men  | 15
Please note, this episode contains contains adult themes, sexual content, and strong language. Listener discretion is advised. In this second of three John Wilkes Booth special episodes, as John and his co-conspirators try to turn the tide of the war, Lucy Hale finds herself caught between the duty of a daughter and her love for Mr. Booth. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. Featuring (in order of appearance): Montgomery Sutton (John Wilkes Booth) Christopher Sabat (Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd) Jessica Renee Russell (Lucy Hale) Cameron Cobb (John Harrison Surratt, Jr.) Drew Wall (Waiter) Reed Birney (Senator John P. Hale) Derek Phillips (David Edgar Herold) Max Hartman (Lewis Thornton “Payne” Powell) Tyson Rinehart (George Andrew Atzerodt) Erik Archilla (Samuel O’Laughlen) Sally Vahle (Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt)  Created by Steven Walters and Erik Archilla Directed by Robert McCollum Written by Steven Walters Executive Producer: Lindsay Graham Co-executive Producers: Erik Archilla, Robert McCollum and Steven Walters Music and Sound Design by Lindsay Graham To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. New episodes air weekly, and look for special “Inside the Episode” interviews with the writers and producers of the series to find out more about the real history behind 1865.
Sep 24, 2019
26 min
Interview With Professor Greg Jackson
1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. In this bonus episode, Professor Greg Jackson, a bona fide historian and host of the podcast History That Doesn't Suck, joins executive producer Lindsay Graham and co-creator and lead writer Steven Walters in a discussion about Civil War history, its consequences and controversies, the importance of learning history ⁠— and why podcasting about it is important. To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. New episodes air weekly, and look for special “Inside the Episode” interviews with the writers and producers of the series to find out more about the real history behind 1865.
Sep 19, 2019
57 min
Inside the Episode: S1E14
In the first of three John Wilkes Booth special episodes, the country - and the Booth family - was torn apart in Civil War. John had to choose between his family's legacy and his personal convictions. In this Inside the Episode bonus feature, hear director and co-producer Robert McCollum interview the writers and co-producers Steven Walters and Erik Archilla about the true history behind the podcast. 1865 is an Airship production. You can support this show at Patreon.com/1865podcast to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more. To find out more about 1865, go to 1865podcast.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Sep 17, 2019
13 min
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