Rockin’ New Libsyn Podcasts: The War of 1812 Podcast

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Q & A with Hammond and Dylan Knight from Forgotten Wars: The War of 1812

When did you start podcasting?

June 18th. It was our mom’s birthday and the 200th anniversary of the declaration of war.

Why did you start podcasting?

Hammond: For me it was a great opportunity to continue to learn and share history after college. Also, I grew up in a household without a television (I know right?) so I grew up listening Prairie Home Companion and All Things Considered and This American Life, so it has been a lot of fun to share something in a similar medium.

Dylan: I listened to history podcasts all the time. And I realized there are so many other subjects that weren’t covered. I took a class covering early American history and all the oddities surrounding the War of 1812 caught my attention.

What’s your show about?

The causes, courses, and consequences of the War of 1812. We’re hoping to expand it to other forgotten wars… But we’ve got our hands full with the War of 1812 right now.

What’s your podcasting set-up?

Ha ha a Macbook Pro, a Logitech Microphone, and a blanket fort.

Hardware, software, CMS, etc.


How have you promoted your podcast?

Facebook, Twitter, history blogs and forums.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?

The amount of time it would take and how to edit sound. Our first episode was really rough and we wish we had a stronger start. But it has been worth it. We have gotten great and helpful feedback, and it’s fun.

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