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The Mythology of Mary Ball Washington

The Mythology of Mary Ball Washington

Washington’s Cabinet of Personalities with Lindsay Chervinsky

Washington’s Cabinet of Personalities with Lindsay Chervinsky

Potty-Mouthed Parrots

Potty-Mouthed Parrots

Thomas Jefferson’s Deadly Lust For Wool

Thomas Jefferson’s Deadly Lust For Wool

Season 3 Book Giveaway and Merch Store!

Season 3 Book Giveaway and Merch Store!

Saving John Quincy Adams at History Camp America

Saving John Quincy Adams at History Camp America

Andrew Jackson Knew He Was The Boogeyman

Andrew Jackson Knew He Was The Boogeyman

Join us at Intelligent Speech 2021!

Join us at Intelligent Speech 2021!

The Sauciest Presidential Love Letters (Podcast)

The Sauciest Presidential Love Letters (Podcast)

John Adams: Superspreader

John Adams: Superspreader

The Peacemaker and the Cradle Robber (Podcast)

The Peacemaker and the Cradle Robber (Podcast)

Gouverneur Morris and the Vampire of Bizarre (Podcast)

Gouverneur Morris and the Vampire of Bizarre (Podcast)

Finding Madison’s Funny Bone (Podcast)

Finding Madison’s Funny Bone (Podcast)

Died On The Fourth Of July (Podcast)

Died On The Fourth Of July (Podcast)

Elizabeth Jefferson’s Earthquake Drowning (Podcast)

Elizabeth Jefferson’s Earthquake Drowning (Podcast)

Alexander Hamilton & John Adams: A Superabundance of Hate (Podcast)

Alexander Hamilton & John Adams: A Superabundance of Hate (Podcast)

Podcast: Paranormal Presidents Part II

Podcast: Paranormal Presidents Part II

Podcast Season 2 Premiere: Paranormal Presidents Part 1

Podcast Season 2 Premiere: Paranormal Presidents Part 1

Podcast Giveaway: Totally Not Haunted Vintage George Washington Doll

Podcast Giveaway: Totally Not Haunted Vintage George Washington Doll

Andrew Jackson Was Not A Product Of His Time

Andrew Jackson Was Not A Product Of His Time

Chatting About Unkillable Cannibals and Awkward Dinner Parties

Chatting About Unkillable Cannibals and Awkward Dinner Parties

8 Free and Discounted Virtual American History Experiences

8 Free and Discounted Virtual American History Experiences

John Quincy Adams and the Mole People Myth

John Quincy Adams and the Mole People Myth

Is It Time For An Adams Memorial in Washington, DC?

Is It Time For An Adams Memorial in Washington, DC?

Kids’ Inspiring Responses to Teacher’s Presidential Quote Challenge

Kids’ Inspiring Responses to Teacher’s Presidential Quote Challenge

Episode 6: Andrew Jackson’s Slut-Shaming Evolution

Episode 6: Andrew Jackson’s Slut-Shaming Evolution

Episode 5: John Quincy Adams vs. The Internet

Episode 5: John Quincy Adams vs. The Internet

Episode 4: A Tale of Two Stepsons

Episode 4: A Tale of Two Stepsons

Join Us At HISTORYCON!

Join Us At HISTORYCON!

Episode 3: The Scandalmonger’s Revenge

Episode 3: The Scandalmonger’s Revenge

Podcast Debut: Episodes 1 & 2

Podcast Debut: Episodes 1 & 2

Announcing the Plodding Podcast!

Announcing the Plodding Podcast!

The Perfect Gifts for History Buffs

The Perfect Gifts for History Buffs

This Anecdote About John Tyler Could Save Your Thanksgiving

This Anecdote About John Tyler Could Save Your Thanksgiving

A First Lady’s 200-Year-Old Anti-Smoking Campaign

A First Lady’s 200-Year-Old Anti-Smoking Campaign

Facts, Firebolts, and a Founding Fetus: An Update

Facts, Firebolts, and a Founding Fetus: An Update

Did George Washington Poop With Friends?

Did George Washington Poop With Friends?

Periodic Presidents Contest Winners On The Value Of Teaching History

Periodic Presidents Contest Winners On The Value Of Teaching History

Andrew Jackson’s Advice On Dueling

Andrew Jackson’s Advice On Dueling

Periodic Presidents Poster Contest!

Periodic Presidents Poster Contest!

10 Things John Quincy Adams Loved

10 Things John Quincy Adams Loved

JQA: A Late Review, An Early Baby

JQA: A Late Review, An Early Baby

Benjamin Franklin’s Secret Rendezvous at Notre Dame

Benjamin Franklin’s Secret Rendezvous at Notre Dame

Bizarre and Beautiful Love Letters From The Early American Presidents

Bizarre and Beautiful Love Letters From The Early American Presidents

Alexander Hamilton And The First Five Presidents

Alexander Hamilton And The First Five Presidents

John Adams’s Excuses For Not Writing You Back

John Adams’s Excuses For Not Writing You Back

12 Great Holiday Gifts for History Lovers

12 Great Holiday Gifts for History Lovers

Abigail Adams and the Ghost of John Adams

Abigail Adams and the Ghost of John Adams

Why I Love John Quincy Adams: An Open Letter To My Wife

Why I Love John Quincy Adams: An Open Letter To My Wife

Thomas Jefferson and the Shapeshifting UFO

Thomas Jefferson and the Shapeshifting UFO

The Weirdest Statues of the American Presidents

The Weirdest Statues of the American Presidents

Kids’ Letters to President Kennedy

Kids’ Letters to President Kennedy

Dolley Madison: Clever, Gay, and Yeasty

Dolley Madison: Clever, Gay, and Yeasty

John Quincy Adams’s Pet Alligator Was A Crock

John Quincy Adams’s Pet Alligator Was A Crock

Valentines for Your Presidents Day – Part II

Valentines for Your Presidents Day – Part II

It’s Groundhog Day, James Madison

It’s Groundhog Day, James Madison

The Trials of a Scold: Book Review

The Trials of a Scold: Book Review

John Adams and Hamilton’s Superabundance of Secretions

John Adams and Hamilton’s Superabundance of Secretions

My Uncomfortable Night With “Thomas and Sally”

My Uncomfortable Night With “Thomas and Sally”

John Quincy Adams’s Footloose Winter

John Quincy Adams’s Footloose Winter

Hamilton Rocks The Future Of History

Hamilton Rocks The Future Of History

Solar Eclipse Tips From John Quincy Adams

Solar Eclipse Tips From John Quincy Adams

The Senator Who Hated John Adams’s Stupid Face

The Senator Who Hated John Adams’s Stupid Face

John Quincy Adams’s Life in 9 Boats

John Quincy Adams’s Life in 9 Boats

John Quincy Adams’s Prophetic Diary Entry

John Quincy Adams’s Prophetic Diary Entry

History Carnival #166

History Carnival #166

The Hypocritical Hagiographies of Harlow Giles Unger

The Hypocritical Hagiographies of Harlow Giles Unger

Andrew Jackson Was A Real-Life Horror Movie Monster

Andrew Jackson Was A Real-Life Horror Movie Monster

The Skinny on John Quincy Adams’s Skinny Dipping Interview

The Skinny on John Quincy Adams’s Skinny Dipping Interview

Hollywood Needs To Tell Louisa Adams’s Story

Hollywood Needs To Tell Louisa Adams’s Story

Donald Trump Is All The Worst Parts of Thomas Jefferson

Donald Trump Is All The Worst Parts of Thomas Jefferson

George Washington’s Attack on Christmas Pies

George Washington’s Attack on Christmas Pies

John Quincy Adams and Jack the Ripper

John Quincy Adams and Jack the Ripper

10 Things James Monroe Loved

10 Things James Monroe Loved

How to Teach Your Baby About Slavery

How to Teach Your Baby About Slavery

Died on the Fourth of July… Almost

Died on the Fourth of July… Almost

Ranking the Founding Fathers as Fathers

Ranking the Founding Fathers as Fathers

Can You Spot James Monroe in These 3 Famous Paintings?

Can You Spot James Monroe in These 3 Famous Paintings?

Mary Lincoln’s Flannel Pajamas: Book Review

Mary Lincoln’s Flannel Pajamas: Book Review

Madison vs. Monroe: A Field Guide to Jameses

Madison vs. Monroe: A Field Guide to Jameses

8 Things James Madison Loved

8 Things James Madison Loved

My Interview with The Washington Post

My Interview with The Washington Post

The Abusive Poetry of James Madison

The Abusive Poetry of James Madison

Madison’s Bad Blood with Washington Part IV: Die Hard

Madison’s Bad Blood with Washington Part IV: Die Hard

Madison’s Bad Blood with Washington Part III: Damn John Jay!

Madison’s Bad Blood with Washington Part III: Damn John Jay!

Madison’s Bad Blood with Washington Part II: The Destructors

Madison’s Bad Blood with Washington Part II: The Destructors

Madison’s Bad Blood with Washington Part I: Inferior Endowments

Madison’s Bad Blood with Washington Part I: Inferior Endowments

10 Things Thomas Jefferson Loved

10 Things Thomas Jefferson Loved

The Many Faces of Thomas Jefferson

The Many Faces of Thomas Jefferson

Valentines for your Presidents Day

Valentines for your Presidents Day

What the First 5 Presidents Taught Me About Raising My Newborn Daughter

What the First 5 Presidents Taught Me About Raising My Newborn Daughter

Thomas Jefferson’s Head, Heart, and Wrist

Thomas Jefferson’s Head, Heart, and Wrist

Thomas Jefferson’s 7 Step Guide to Successful Emails

Thomas Jefferson’s 7 Step Guide to Successful Emails

The Earthquake That Drowned Thomas Jefferson’s Sister

The Earthquake That Drowned Thomas Jefferson’s Sister

Thomas Jefferson’s Deleted Scenes from the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson’s Deleted Scenes from the Declaration of Independence

8 Things John Adams Loved

8 Things John Adams Loved

Sometimes Absolutely Mad: The Maddest Things John Adams Ever Did

Sometimes Absolutely Mad: The Maddest Things John Adams Ever Did

Presidential Eponyms and Why John Adams Doesn’t Get Any

Presidential Eponyms and Why John Adams Doesn’t Get Any

Love in the Time of Smallpox

Love in the Time of Smallpox

John Adams vs. George Washington: The Beer Test

John Adams vs. George Washington: The Beer Test

10 Things George Washington Loved

10 Things George Washington Loved

Washington’s Mortifying Mother (and My Own)

Washington’s Mortifying Mother (and My Own)

George Washington’s Superhero Origin Story

George Washington’s Superhero Origin Story

George Washington Did WHAT to Prostitutes?!

George Washington Did WHAT to Prostitutes?!

George Washington’s Disappointing Stepson

George Washington’s Disappointing Stepson

How The First Two Alien Movies Are Basically The French And Indian War

How The First Two Alien Movies Are Basically The French And Indian War

Did George Washington’s Colossal Incompetence Start the French and Indian War?

Did George Washington’s Colossal Incompetence Start the French and Indian War?

Dog Unidentified

Dog Unidentified