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
First Families of Virginia - The Parkes
In which the rapid rise and fall of the Parke Family of Virginia is recounted.
Dec 30, 2021
43 min
First Families of Virginia - The Custises Part 2
In which the Custis influence from the time of John Custis IV to George Washington Parke Custis is discussed.
Nov 24, 2021
1 hr 15 min
First Families of Virginia - The Custises Part 1
In which the Custis family foundations up to John Custis IV of Williamsburg are discussed.
Nov 24, 2021
49 min
Special Halloween Episode - Evelyn Byrd's Ghost
In which Evelyn Byrd's life is summarily illustrated, and stories about her ghost are told.
Oct 24, 2021
12 min
Debunking the 1619 Project - Dr. Mary Grabar Interview
In which Dr. Mary Grabar discusses her new book Debunking the 1619 Project.
Sep 27, 2021
1 hr 13 min
The 1619 Project - Phillip Magness Interview
In which Dr. Phillip Magness explains much of the criticism levied at The New York Times' 1619 Project.
Aug 28, 2021
1 hr 24 min
First Families of Virginia - The Grymes
In which the Grymes Family of Virginia's history and genealogy is outlined.
Jun 28, 2021
36 min
The Lafayette Trail - Julien Icher Interview
In which the Lafayette Trail's Julien Icher discusses Lafayette's 1824 tour of the United States, and his work to highlight that famous visit.
May 30, 2021
50 min
First Families of Virginia - The Ludwells
In which the Ludwell family and their impact upon Virginia is discussed.
Apr 30, 2021
33 min
First Families of Virginia - The Fitzhughs
In which the Fitzhugh story, dating back to 13th Century England, is illustrated from those humble beginnings to William "The Immigrant", his Virginia progeny, and beyond.
Mar 27, 2021
1 hr 1 min
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