Uncivil

By Gimlet

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 Aug 5, 2018
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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

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Uncivil Presents: The Nod
2005
Hey, Uncivil listeners! This week we’re sharing a story from our friends at the <em>The Nod</em>, a podcast that tells the stories of Black life that don't get told anywhere else. We know you all will love this episode about a woman who broke away from a plantation in the South, where descendants of enslaved people and slave owners stayed together as family, long after the end of slavery. <br><br>To listen to part 2 of the story, Diary of a Mad Black Cousin, look for The Nod in your podcast feed, wherever you get them, or on their website, <a href="https://www.gimletmedia.com/the-nod">http://www.gimletmedia.com/the-nod</a>.
Feb 07, 2018
The Portrait
1964
A listener voicemail sends us deep down the rabbit hole into one of the most toxic myths of the Confederacy.
Dec 27, 2017
The Assets
1885
<a href="https://rachelswarns.com">Rachel Swarns</a> of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century. <br><br>Further reading:<br><br>You can read more of Rachel Swarns's reporting <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/us/insurance-policies-on-slaves-new-york-lifes-complicated-past.html?_r=0">here</a>, and check out her book, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0070XAZ64/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&amp;btkr=1"><em>American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama</em></a>. For further reading on slave insurance we recommend <em>Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America</em> by Sharon Ann Murphy.
Dec 20, 2017
The Sentence
1644
In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War.
Dec 13, 2017
The Paper
1564
A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy.
Dec 06, 2017
The Song
1914
We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.
Nov 15, 2017
The Spin
1881
From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.
Nov 08, 2017
The Soldiers
1564
A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.
Nov 01, 2017
The Takedown
2318
We sat down with <a href="https://twitter.com/nhannahjones">Nikole Hannah-Jones</a> of the New York Times Magazine, <a href="https://twitter.com/Al_Letson">Al Letson</a> of Reveal, and Christy Coleman of the <a href="https://twitter.com/ACWMuseum">American Civil War Museum</a> to talk about how they take down Civil War myths.<br><br>For more Uncivil, visit our website: <a href="http://uncivil.show/?utm_source=show-notes&amp;utm_campaign=bonus-episode">uncivil.show</a>
Oct 18, 2017
The Deed
1995
A 19th century promise, and a 21st century betrayal. The past and present of 40 acres and a mule. <br><br>For more Uncivil, visit our website: <a href="http://uncivil.show/?utm_source=show-notes&amp;utm_campaign=bonus-episode">uncivil.show</a>
Oct 11, 2017
The Raid
1759
A group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.
Oct 04, 2017
Give Us a Call
93
We want to hear from you! Do you have a family story from the Civil War? A myth you've seen on social media you want busted? Let us know!&nbsp;<br><br>Call 347-395-5078 and leave us a voicemail with your name, story, and the best way to reach you.
Sep 20, 2017
Coming Soon
132
America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.<br><br>For early access, check out <a href="http://uncivil.show?utm_source=Uncivil&amp;utm_medium=podcast&amp;utm_campaign=UncivilTrailer&amp;utm_content=uc-shownotes">uncivil.show</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Aug 24, 2017