Podcast 135: Professor Buzzkill


Dr. Joseph Coohill is the host of the popular history podcast Professor Buzzkill. Trained as a historian of 19th English politics, Joe’s penchant for “busting myths” began in the classroom. Now, it serves as the basis for his weekly show, where he covers everything from Chinese feminists and the Pearl Harbor attacks to Jesse James and Richard Nixon.

Joe talks about how he got started on the mic, some early lessons he learned, and how the show has become part of an international podcasting network. What are the differences between historical myths and conspiracy theories? How have movies such as Patton,The Imitation Game, and The Bridge on the River Kwai affected our historical consciousness? And did Mussolini really make the trains run on time?

Also, Colin takes advantage of Joe’s expertise in English history to talk about the historic mess that is Brexit. Interested in doing a history (or any) podcast? Joe is here to help!


Listen here: http://americanrambler.libsyn.com/episode-135-professor-buzzkill

And on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-135-professor-buzzkill/id1108550067?i=1000436521320

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