History Buzz Ep01: The Origin of Krispy Kreme, West Coast Earthquakes, and MLK

In the first episode of The History Buzz we talk about the assassination of Martin Luther King and how we all learned about that event differently from West Coast to East Coast and North to South. Our guest tells us the first major historical event he remembers happening in his lifetime….as well as some OhioContinue reading “History Buzz Ep01: The Origin of Krispy Kreme, West Coast Earthquakes, and MLK”

The Civil Right Museum and Facts You Didn’t Know About the MLK Assassination

I visit the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee and talk about LITTLE KNOWN FACTS of the MLK Assassination. It leads one to believe that James Earl Ray was not the actual assassin. Intro: 0:00Background of MLK Assassination: 0:18The Church and The Mountaintop Speech: 3:21The Lorraine Motel: 7:40James Earl Ray: 8:07MLK is Shot: 11:47Coretta King:Continue reading “The Civil Right Museum and Facts You Didn’t Know About the MLK Assassination”

An Introduction to The History Buzz Podcast

This History Buzz uses history as a springboard for conversations on how we all learn through a different lens. Jenn is a Historian from Pittsburgh with a graduate degree in American History from the University of Memphis and Scott is from California, and a career Navy Officer. Together they have built a life that isContinue reading “An Introduction to The History Buzz Podcast”

How to RESEARCH a Historic Marker (part 2)

I show you how I researched during my work to put up a historic marker in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. This marker is dedicated to the first documented lynching in Memphis, that occurred on January 1st, 1851. While I was never able to find the actual name of the enslaved man that was killed, I talkContinue reading “How to RESEARCH a Historic Marker (part 2)”

Podcast Ep04: Jimmy Stewart – Visiting his hometown and the Jimmy Stewart Museum

Have you ever watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Christmas time? If you have then you will probably love this episdoe of Talk With History. Jenn and Scott talk about visiting Indiana, Pennsylvania…not only the Christmas Tree capitol of the world…but also Jimmy Stewart’s hometown! Jimmy grew up here and visited his childhood home allContinue reading “Podcast Ep04: Jimmy Stewart – Visiting his hometown and the Jimmy Stewart Museum”

How to Research for a Historic Marker

I talk about my work to put up a historic marker in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. This marker is dedicated to the first documented lynching in Memphis, that occurred on January 1st, 1851. While I was never able to find the actual name of the enslaved man that was killed, I talk you through how IContinue reading “How to Research for a Historic Marker”

Podcast Ep02: How should controversial historical figures be taught?

This week is podcast launch week! We talk about Nathan Bedford Forrest and how he came to have a statue in Memphis…and later why that statue was taken down. Listen to more of our Talk With History podcast here. Transcript Ep02: How should controversial historical figures be taught? Scott 0:11Greetings, and welcome to the TalkContinue reading “Podcast Ep02: How should controversial historical figures be taught?”

President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Estate

When our friends over at History Hunters on YouTube recommended visiting the Eisenhower National Historic site in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania…how could I resist!?!? This little treasure of a historic location is right next to the famous battle field and it was amazing to walk where so many presidents, foreign dignitaries, and other historic figures walked beforeContinue reading “President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Estate”

TV, Movie, and Media Influencers Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

We revisit Arlington National Cemetery to visit the TV, Movie, and Media Influencers buried there! You may not recognize their names right away…but you DEFINITELY know the legacy they left behind. Intro 0:00John Daly (Who’s Line is It?) 0:25John Cooper (Superman’s Perry White) 2:06Charles Durning 4:10Jenn Introduction 6:43Priscilla Lane 7:46Sammuel Hammet (Maltese Falcon Author) 9:05MaryContinue reading “TV, Movie, and Media Influencers Buried at Arlington National Cemetery”