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Bits of History Podcast

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Welcome to the Bits of History Podcast!

From a look at early Spanish exploration of the mountains to an overview of the life and times of Jim Hunt to a deep dive into the development of the banjo, our Bits of History podcasts cover a wide range of subjects related to the North Carolina's history and culture.

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Most Recent Podcasts

The French and Indian War and the Seeds of Revolution, a conversation with John R. Maass, education specialist, National Museum of the US Army

In 1754 war spread from Europe to North American and became a struggle over territory fought between the French and the British and their respective American Indian allies. By 1763 the British had won domination over the colonies—but they also had sown seeds of discontent among American colonists. Historian and author John Maass discusses this critical and fascinating period of America’s past. Approximate run time: 41 minutes.


Toy Boom! Toys from the 1950s and '60s, a conversation with Katie Edwards, Curator of Popular Culture for the North Carolina Museum of History

Learn about the museum's new exhibit Toy Boom!, and how toys of the Boomer generation reflected American society and culture during the 1950s and '60s.


Arthur Dobbs and the Colonial Records Project, a conversation with Joseph Beatty, State Office of History and Archives

The state’s Colonial Records Project cares for thousands of documents that depict the history of the state from its earliest days of settlement by Europeans through ratification of the United States Constitution. Beatty discusses his work with the project, including some insights he discovered while working, in particular, with the records of Royal Governor Arthur Dobbs. Approximate run time: 38 minutes.