Virginia History Podcast
Virginia History Podcast
Robert Van Ness
The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include - Colonial Era American War for Independence Pre-Civil War Civil War Reconstruction Early Modern Virginia During the World's Wars Cold War Virginia Contemporary Virginia Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at
The Deadly Politics of Giving - Dr. Seth Mallios Interview
In which Dr. Mallios discusses how gift giving played a pivotal part in Ajcan's downfall, as well as gift giving's influence at the later Roanoke and Jamestown colonies.
Dec 23, 2020
47 min
First Families of Virginia - The Randolphs
In which the Randolph's Virginia beginnings are detailed, and some of their fascinating later generations are highlighted.
Nov 24, 2020
1 hr 11 min
Special Halloween Episode - Haunted Tuckahoe with Jessica Stith
In which Tuckahoe's Jessica Stith tells some of Tuckahoe Plantation's haunted history such as the famous Gray Lady Ghost and other spooky happenings.
Oct 28, 2020
31 min
Scott Dawson and the "Lost Colony Mystery"
In which historian Scott Dawson tells the "Lost Colony" story based upon primary sources and archaeological evidence found on Hatteras Island, NC.
Sep 25, 2020
1 hr 9 min
First Families of Virginia - The Corbins
In which a young Henry Corbin emigrates to Virginia and builds a strong family that profoundly touches Virginia's story is recounted.
Aug 17, 2020
43 min
Virginians and their Histories - Brent Tarter Interview, Part 3
In which Brent Tarter and I discuss the shaping of Modern Virginia as she emerged from the Civil War and into the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Jul 23, 2020
57 min
Virginians and their Histories - Brent Tarter Interview, Part 2
In which historian Brent Tarter and I discuss the 18th Century and events leading up to the Civil War.
Jun 15, 2020
1 hr 9 min
Virginians and their Histories - Brent Tarter Interview, Part 1
In which I interview historian Brent Tarter for the first of three episodes in advance of his upcoming book Virginians and Their Histories.
May 14, 2020
41 min
Lessons from the 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic - Tony Williams Interview
In which historian Tony Williams and I discuss his book The Pox and the Covenant to learn about how Bostonians handled the serious 1721 Smallpox epidemic in comparison to today's current virus pandemic.
May 7, 2020
46 min
First Families of Virginia - The Pages
In which the Page family's 17th Century rise, 18th Century zenith, and 19th Century demise are recounted.
Apr 27, 2020
44 min
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