Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History


Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history.

It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.

Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.


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Title: 243 Joseph Adelman, Revolutionary Print Networks

243 Joseph Adelman, Revolutionary Print Networks

June 18th, 2019

For the American Revolution to be successful, it needed ideas people could embrace and methods for spreading those ideas. It also needed ways for revolutionaries… Go to Episode

242 David Young, An Early History of Delaware

June 11th, 2019

Delaware may be the second smallest state in the United States, but it has a BIG, rich history that can tell us much about the history of early America.… Go to Episode

241 Molly Warsh, Pearls and the Nature of the Spanish Empire

June 4th, 2019

Spain became the first European power to use the peoples, resources, and lands of the Americas and Caribbean as the basis for its Atlantic Empire. How… Go to Episode

240 Flora Fraser, Biography and a Biographer's Work

May 28th, 2019

Have you ever had one of those really conversations where the person was so fascinating that you wished the conversation didn’t have to end? Flora Fraser… Go to Episode