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What's "Natural" on the Galapagos Islands?

In geologic years, the Galapagos Islands are infants. Located on the perpetually moving Nazca tectonic plate, the islands were formed through repeated volcanic activity. Layer by layer, the islands have risen off the ocean floor, forming a chain that is approximately five million years old. Find out more in this video written by David Bernstein and narrated by Nicholas Breyfogle. A textual version of this video is available here.

Women in American Politics (a History Talk podcast)

As we near the centennial of the 19th Amendment—and with the possibility of America’s first female president on the horizon—History Talk takes a look at women’s role in American politics.  Guests Kimberly Hamlin, Susan Hartmann, and David Steigerwald discuss the impact of women’s suffrage in the twentieth century, the emergence of female political candidates, and the cultural and institutional hurdles faced by women seeking public office.

Women in WWII

Created by Belle Teesdale. This video is a digital project completed as part of Professor Lilia Fernandez's History 4015: Research in Modern U.S. History course at Ohio State University in the spring of 2015. 

Writers Talk featuring Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries on Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama's Black Belt

An interview with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, author of BLOODY LOWNDES: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama's Black Belt, and Associate Professor, The Ohio State University Department of History. Dr. Jeffries speaks about his book which tells the remarkable story of the local people and SNCC organizers who ushered in the Black Power era by transforming rural Lowndes County, Alabama from a citadel of violent white supremacy into the center of southern black militancy by creating the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO), an all-black, independent, political party that was also the original Black Panther Party.

Writers Talk featuring Dr. Peter Mansoor, former Executive Officer to General Petraeus and Commanding General of Multi-National Force-Iraq

Interview with Dr Peter Mansoor, author of Baghdad at Sunrise, Associate Professor and General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair in Military History, Department of History at The Ohio State University. Professor Mansoor has completed 26 years of distinguished military service including serving as a Brigade Commander and Executive Officer for General David Petraeus in Iraq.

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