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: 281 Caitlin Rosenthal, The Business of Slavery

281 Caitlin Rosenthal, The Business of Slavery

August 25th, 2020

We live in an age where big businesses track our shopping habits and in some cases our work habits. But is the age of data new? When did the “age of… Go to Episode

280 Rick Atkinson, The British Are Coming

August 11th, 2020

The American Revolution is embedded in the American character. It’s an event that can tell us who we are, how we came to be who we are, and how we can… Go to Episode

279 Lindsay Chervinsky, The Cabinet: Creation of an American Institution

July 28th, 2020

As the first President of the United States, George Washington set many precedents for the new nation. One of the biggest precedents Washington set came… Go to Episode

278 Sarah Pearsall, Polygamy: An Early American History

July 14th, 2020

Polygamy is not a practice that often comes to mind when many of us think about early America. But it turns out, polygamy was a ubiquitous practice among… Go to Episode