Category Archives: Podcast

Podcast: Our Country is No Longer Able to Support Us

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode-05-Bill-Waiser.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Bill Waiser delivered his talk “Our Country is No Longer Able to Support Us.” The talk was part of “The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events…. Read more »

History Slam Episode 113: Studying and Interpreting the Bible

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/History-Slam-113.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In the world of history, so much of the work we do is based on interpretation. Whenever we walk into a museum, read a book, and visit a historic monument, we are consuming, at least a little, somebody else’s interpretation of what happened. This isn’t necessarily a good or bad thing,… Read more »

Podcast: The 1860s and the Origins of Canada’s Transitions to Fossil Fuels

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode-04-Ruth-Sandwell.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Ruth Sandwell delivered her talk “The 1860s and the Origins of Canada’s Transition to Fossil Fuels.” The talk was part of ‘The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada… Read more »

Podcast – Uncomfortable Pews: British North America’s Religious Groups Ponder Confederation

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode-03-Mark-McGowan.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Mark McGowan delivered his talk “Uncomfortable Pews: British North America’s Religious Groups Ponder Confederation.” The talk was part of ‘The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of its Canada 150 events…. Read more »

History Slam Episode 112: Use and Abuse of Patriotism in Sports

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/History-Slam-112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham The 2018 Paralympic Games came to a close on Sunday, thus completing another Olympic cycle. The next major international sporting event comes this summer when Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup. And right now, March Madness, one of the most bet-upon sporting events on the calendar, has the NCAA in the… Read more »

Podcast: Evangelicalism, Liberalism, and the Origins of the Lord’s Dominion in Mid-Nineteenth Century Canada

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode-02-Todd-Webb.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Todd Webb delivered his talk “Evangelicalism, Liberalism, and the Origins of the Lord’s Dominion in Mid-Nineteenth Century Canada.” The talk was part of ‘The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History at the University of Toronto as part of… Read more »

Podcast: The Civilization of the Canadas in the 1860s

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/History-Chats-Episode-01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn April 22, 2017, Professor Elsbeth Heaman of McGill University delivered the annual Donald Creighton Lecture at the University of Toronto. Entitled ‘The Civilization of the Canadas in the 1860s,” the lecture was part of ‘The Other 60s: A Decade that Shaped Canada and the World,” a symposium hosted by the Department of History… Read more »

Introducing the History Chats Podcast Feed

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Episode-00.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere at Activehistory.ca, we have a terrific collection of recordings featuring world class historians. While a lot of people have found them on the site or through our YouTube channel (which has over 1,500 hours of watch time), there are so many that we decided we needed to highlight the offerings. That’s why we… Read more »

History Slam Episode 111: From Left to Right

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/History-Slam-111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In this episode of the History Slam, I talk with Brian Thorn about his book From Left to Right: Maternalism and Women’s Political Activism in Postwar Canada. We talk about the book’s origins, the nature of women’s activism on both the left and right of the political spectrum, and the issues… Read more »

History Slam 110: Blood, Sweat, and Fear

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http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/History-Slam-110.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham As far as I can remember, I’ve only been punched in the face once. It was in elementary school on the playground in the midst of an argument over something that I did. I was in the wrong in the situation, but that was the only time that I feel as… Read more »