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  • There are few events in American history that are truly a crossroads of people, ideas, and technology but the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is one of them. Join us as we discuss this landmark event that brought together notable names, amazing inventions, and some of our favorite foods and drinks while also marking our nation’s transition into the 20th Century.

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    Chicago Architecture Center- 1893 World’s Columbian ExpositionAmerican Experience - World's Columbian Exposition of 1893The Field Museum - Fun Facts About the World's Columbian Exposition Library of Congress - Bird's Eye View of the World's Columbian ExpositionThe Brief History of the Ferris Wheel - Smithsonian MagazineWhere Did Pabst Win That Blue Ribbon - Smithsonian MagazineExpo - Magic at the White City - YouTubeThe Devil and the White City by Erik Larson

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  • “He’s so fun to talk about. I think he’s kind of perfect for April Fools because the story is just so over the top and ridiculous.”

    We have something special for April Fools, a scandal for the ages, full of murder, sex, intrigue and the US Congress! We are talking about the scandalous life of Dan Sickles.

    Daniel Sickles was a bad husband, a murderer, and a questionable member of Congress. Join us as we discuss his many delicious and often hilarious exploits.

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    American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles by Thomas KeneallyInfo about the death of Key and the Trial of Sickles: Sickles at Gettysburg The Army Medical Museum exhibit about Sickles leg Find Sickles Grave at Arlington National Cemetery

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  • This is a special re-release of one of our very first episodes, dropped today to mark the 40th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in Washington, DC. Thank you for a year of supporting us! --------------(Original Release Notes)--------------- “Ronald Reagan, I don’t care what you think about his politics, and we live in a very left of center city, but I don’t care what you think about President Reagan’s politics, the man is an honest to goodness cowboy. And I think this story best exemplifies that.” Tour Guide Tell All talks all about assassination…. Attempts. On the Anniversary of the attempted assassination of President Reagan, we do a deep dive into this insane story. Join us as we talk all this Reagan and the absolutely crazy story of his would be assassin and the event itself.If you have an questions about the episode, want to suggest a future episode or just say hello, please send us an email tourguidetellall@gmail.com Support Tour Guide Tell All:Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a venmo @tourguide-tellallCheck out our STORE for Tour Guide Tell All podcast paraphenelia from tote bags to stickers - https://tour-guide-tell-all.myshopify.com/Become a Patron for bonus episodes and early release: https://www.patreon.com/tourguidetellall

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    The Miller Center at UVA has an article with remembrances about the eventSome really great photosFrom the Reagan Library itselfWaPo footage of itBrady Campaign to Prevent Gun ViolenceIMDB page for Taxi DriverBio for John Hinckley, Jr Erotomania You’re Listening To: Dan King and Rebecca FachnerThe Person Responsible For it Sound Good: Dan KingTechnical and Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden ArciniegaIntro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
  • “So as FDR is approaching her about joining his cabinet, about becoming this cabinet appointee, she has adapted a very specific look, which is sort of no nonsense, black and navy suits, very little makeup...she was very reserved...just very quiet and to the point. But she wrote somebody and basically said that women in politics were accepted if they reminded men of their mothers. So this is what she goes in with the mindset of; that if she is going to take what she accomplished in New York, and get this done on a national scale, this is how she’s going to play the game. And I just think it’s important to note that she is not naive about what it’s like to be a woman in politics at this time, and that she is very calculated in the way she has presented herself." We have reached the end of Women’s History Month and are finishing off with a woman that we have wanted to cover for a long time: Frances Perkins! First female cabinet secretary, champion of the worker, author of Social Security; Perkins did all that and more but gets so little credit for any of it!Join us for some labor history AND some women’s history, along with some discussion of one of the worst industrial disasters in history. Perkins has all that and more! Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us tourguidetellall@gmail.com Support Tour Guide Tell All:Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a venmo @tourguide-tellallCheck out our STORE for Tour Guide Tell All podcast paraphernalia from tote bags to stickers - https://tour-guide-tell-all.myshopify.com/Become a Patron for bonus episodes and early release: https://www.patreon.com/tourguidetellallIf you’re interested in more information, we found these sources helpful:Frances Perkins CenterPerkins and FDR If you want info about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the book Triangle by David von Drehle was excellentWoman behind the New DealThe National Park Site dedicated to PerkinsYou’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca GrawlThe Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan KingTechnical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

  • "When it came to...rhetorical style, Flo was a down and dirty kinda type...Let’s say the uncomfortable thing, let’s get up into our uncomfortable space, because that’s where we can start to move past, and start getting the real work done. And I think she acted on that in every facet of her life."

    March is Women's History Month and our team is diving deep into the lives and legacies of a few incredible women from American History. We continue our exploration of interesting women in history with Florynce Kennedy. Florynce "Flo" Kennedy was a pivotal member of the Women's Liberation and Civil Rights movements in the 20th century and used her work as an activist and advocate to build a better world for women of all backgrounds.

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    Florynce Kennedy - Harvard Radcliffe Institute (includes some great images of Flo and her ensembles!)Florynce Kennedy - WHYY Vision 2020 WomenFlo Kennedy - New York Times ObituaryFlorynce Kennedy - Washington Post ObituaryColor Me Flo by Florynce KennedyFlorynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical by Sherie M. Randolph

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  • ‘Everybody has heard the name, and I feel like there’s an overview where everyone has this shared collective experience of Pocahontas, and as you’re probably not going to be surprised to learn, almost none of that is true.’

    March is Women’s History Month! We continue our stories about incredible women in American history by looking at one of our earliest celebrities: Pocahontas! More myth than fact at this point, the real woman behind the story played an important role in early America and the development of the relationship between native Americans and the settling Europeans.

    Join The Rebeccas as they discuss, for the first time, another Rebecca. Why does Pocahontas take the Christian name of Rebecca? This and so many other questions are answered in our latest pod.

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    The True Story of Pocahontas from Smithsonian MagWomen’s history museum Historic Jamestowne Native American perspective on her An Atlantic article about her cultural impactPocahontas marriage re-enactment

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  • "I think she’s really remarkable because she never paints herself as an angel either. She realizes that first of all, that’s never going to work, and second of all, that’s not real."

    March is Women's History Month and our team is diving deep into the lives and legacies of a few incredible women from American History. We are kicking off this month with the story of a woman whose name is not well-known but whose experience has been shared by women throughout history. Meet Madeline Pollard, the schoolgirl who brought down a colonel and a congressman.

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    Bringing Down The Colonel by Patricia MillerThe Court Case that Inspired the Gilded Age's #MeToo Moment - Smithsonian MagazineLost and Found by Patricia Miller - Lapham's QuarterlyWilliam Campbell Preston Breckinridge - History, Art & Archives, United States House of Representatives

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  • "Bullard, son of an enslaved man and a Creek Indian woman, who escaped the racism of the American south, was in Paris with a pocketful of money. His dream was finally realized. Except it was 1914."

    Have you ever heard of Eugene Bullard? He was unrecognized even in his own time here in the United States, but the Black Sparrow lived many lifetime's worth of adventures in his 66 years.

    From runaway to two world wars, jazz drummer, Parisian nightclub owner and elevator operator, Eugene Bullard's story is one that should be remembered.

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  • "It’s fascinating how much in a short, relatively short political career, she is so admired, she is so celebrated….she is called a genius, she is called a hero; the salvation of American politics! She was called the best politician of the century, but also she faced incredible criticism from all sides. Which is not surprising because she was a Black woman in politics."

    Our Black History Month series continues with an exploration of the life and legacy of legendary Texas politician, Barbara Jordan. She busted every glass ceiling she encountered on her political journey and in a relatively short career, made incredible strides for women of color. Learn about the Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas political traditions, the Watergate impeachment hearings, hidden disease, a secret love, and more.

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    The Making of Barbara Jordan - Texas MonthlyBarbara Jordan - History, Art, & Archives of the United States House of RepresentativesBarbara Jordan - National Women's History Museum1974 Speech Introducing Nixon Articles of Impeachment - YouTube1976 Democratic National Convention Speech - YouTube1992 Democratic National Convention Speech - YouTubeAnn Richards & Barbara Jordan Photo - The Portal to Texas HistoryAnn Richards Eulogy of Barbara Jordan - YouTube

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  • “I got the idea to do this topic specifically on Twitter, someone tweeted about how when Hiram Revels, the very first African American Senator was appointed, because all senators in those days were appointed, he takes his seat and there was a big controversy about whether he should be seated and some segregationist senators literally turned their backs on him on the floor of the United States Senate. And I thought: this is a really interesting story, we should talk about that” February is Black History Month, and Tour Guide Tell All is highlighting important but perhaps lesser known African American heroes this month, all month long. We continue our exploration of African American history with a discussion of the first two Black Senators, Hiram Revels and Blanche Bruce. Both were appointed from Mississippi just after the end of the Civil War and represent both the hope and the tragedy of Reconstruction. Join Rebecca and Becca as they discuss two lesser known heroes who both boldly tried to envision a more equal United States, only to have history turn against them. Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us tourguidetellall@gmail.comSupport Tour Guide Tell All:Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a venmo @tourguide-tellallCheck out our STORE for Tour Guide Tell All podcast paraphernalia from tote bags to stickers - https://tour-guide-tell-all.myshopify.com/Become a Patron for bonus episodes and early release: https://www.patreon.com/tourguidetellallIf you’re interested in more information, we found these sources helpful:US Capitol history for RevelsConstitution center article about RevelsUS Capitol history for BruceZinn Education project has some great resources You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca GrawlThe Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan KingTechnical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

  • "And his experience is not unique. There were men who fought in World War I, Black soldiers who would be beaten up for wearing their uniforms, who would be attacked for talking about their service….and it’s exceptionally tough for these World War I veterans of color who come back."

    Our Black History Month series kicks off with an exploration of service and sacrifice in uniform. Tour Guide Tell All comes back to the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery to explore some of the notable figures of Black history laid to rest on the grounds and the often-untold stories of those that called the land home. Learn about Maria Syphax, Uncle Jim, a freedman's village, "Black Death," a highly decorated father-son duo, and more.

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    Self Guided Black History at Arlington National Cemetery Tour - Free Tours by FootArlington National Cemetery Audio Tour - Free Tours By Foot & Atlantis Audio ToursArlington National CemeteryHow the African-American Syphax Family Traces Its Lineage to Martha Washingon - Smithsonian MagazineElection of 1840 Resource Guide - Library of CongressSergeant Henry Johnson - Medal of HonorGeneral Roscoe Robinson Junior - Military.comBenjamin O. Davis, Sr Residence - Cultural Tourism DCBenjamin Oliver Davis Senior - US Army Center of Military HistoryBenjamin O. Davis Junior - US Air ForceThe Dying Tecumseh and the Birth of A Legend - Smithsonian Magazine

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  • In honor of Black History Month, we're re-releasing our mini episode on Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month.

    This episode originally aired July 2020

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    "He's listed as one of 100 greatest African Americans...But his greatest legacy...is that Black History Week has turned into a month, and is celebrated and recognized across the country."

    If you have ever wondered why Black History Month is in February, this pod has the answers!

    Join us as we discuss the Father of Black History, Carter Woodson and his DC memorial.

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    If you’re interested in in more information, we find these sources helpful:

    Carter Woodson from the NAACPShort biography of Woodson NPS site for his houseThe Association for the Study of African American Life and HistoryJournal of African American History

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  • “You can sort of imagine the way it breaks down - Harrison is obviously going to run on this platform of Martin Van Buren as a snob, as an elite, as someone who has fiddled while the nation has burned economically - and he is going to portray himself as a war hero and a simple man of the frontier. Which is not really what he is but that sort is the persona he is going to keep pushing forward"

    Tour Guide Tell All digs into the tumultuous election of 1840, where a financial crisis, new forms of campaigning, and two interesting candidates led to a blow-out election followed by an unprecedented presidency. Learn about Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, 19th century campaign songs, inauguration trivia, and more.

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    Election of 1840 Resource Guide - Library of CongressMartin Van Buren - White House Historical AssociationWilliam Henry Harrison - White House Historical AssociationIn 1841, pneumonia killed the president in 31 days - The Washington PostTippecanoe and Tyler Too Campaign Song - They Might Be GiantsElection of 1840 - 270 to WinWhat Really Killed William Henry Harrison - The New York TimesThe Dying Tecumseh and the Birth of A Legend - Smithsonian Magazine

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  • “What I would like to see is the moving out of the White House. So the way that this happens, at exactly noon when the legal transfer of power takes place there is a small army of staff that basically fans out across the White House, they literally wrap up all the stuff from the old presidents house and cabinet. All the personal items are going to go to whatever address they are moving next, all their official documents get sent to their archive and at the same time they unpack all the stuff from the new president.” Welcome to our Presidential Inauguration episode, Part I. Tour Guide Tell All is celebrating the 59th Presidential Inauguration by talking about all the other ones! Join Becca and Rebecca as we discuss the history of inaugurations, the ones we have planned for and the ones we haven’t. We have some stories, fun trivia and more. The Vice Presidents get their due as well, and we discuss their own swearing in procedures. Come along on our inaugural 2021 episode (see what we did there?)!!Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us tourguidetellall@gmail.com Support Tour Guide Tell All:Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a venmo @tourguide-tellallOur Merch STORE for Tour Guide Tell All podcast paraphernalia from tote bags to stickers will be returning in March - https://tour-guide-tell-all.myshopify.com/Become a Patron for bonus episodes and early release: https://www.patreon.com/tourguidetellall If you’re interested in more information, we found these sources helpful:Some Inaugural TriviaA quiz about inauguration from the National ArchivesJoint Congressional Committee on Presidential InaugurationsBiden Transition website You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca GrawlThe Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan KingTechnical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden ArciniegaIntro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

  • “So, the party. It's New Year's Eve 1921 to 1922. Remus is going to throw this massive party. He invites 100 people of the finest families in Cincinnati, and he’s going to give them all kinds of crazy party gifts. This is the party you want to go to. If you’re a gentleman you get a diamond stick pin. And you get a brand new Pontiac car if you’re a lady. And this is 1921, cars are a luxury item in 1921.” Tour Guide Tell All wants to celebrate New Year's Eve in style, with the absolute best New Year's Eve party in history! We are taking you back to the 1920s, where Prohibition forms the backdrop for a forgotten but fascinating criminal bootlegger. Help us welcome 2021 as we discuss George Remus, a man who could entertain with the best of them, the so-called "King of the Bootleggers", and the real-life inspiration for one of the most famous figures in American literature, Jay Gatsby. Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us tourguidetellall@gmail.com Support Tour Guide Tell All:Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a Venmo @tourguide-tellallCheck out our STORE for Tour Guide Tell All podcast paraphernalia from tote bags to stickers - https://tour-guide-tell-all.myshopify.com/Become a Patron for bonus episodes and early release: https://www.patreon.com/tourguidetellall If you’re interested in more information, we found these sources helpful:The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen AbbottThe PBS Ken Burns documentary on Prohibition features Remus (voiced by Paul Giamatti) and is just fascinating generallyWe reference the HBO show Boardwalk Empire, in which Remus plays a minor roleRemus in the current cultural momentHe has his own bourbon now! You’re Listening to: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca GrawlThe Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan KingTechnical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden ArciniegaIntro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

  • "But really, most of what I think the average American Family associates with Christmas or the Holiday Season is a 20th century invention, so we don't have a lot of records of early Presidents throwing these big shindigs because that's not what Americans did back then. But because the White House is a family home....we've had families celebrating the holidays there, going all the way back to 1800."

    Tour Guide Tell All is getting into the holiday spirit by sharing the history of Christmas at the White House! Learn about how different holiday traditions began and what to expect if you ever visit the people’s house during the holidays!

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    Holiday Lights Tours - DC By Foot

    Visit The White House - DC By Foot

    Self-Guided Tour of Lafayette Square Park - DC By Foot

    Washington DC Christmas Trees and Holiday Lights Video - Free Tours By Foot

    The National Christmas Tree

    National Christmas Tree - National Park Service

    Christmas at the White House through the years - Town & Country

    White House Christmas Traditions - White House Historical Association

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  • “(Evalyn Walsh McLean) is so famous that she took this big trip to Russia, and Cole Porter wrote about her. And this is when I turn my chair around backwards and I lean over to show teenagers how hip I am. 'Cole Porter was like a rapper in that he would drop references to the hottest chicks, the most important people, and all the tabloid drama!' And so the fact that she gets referenced in this Cole Porter song is definitely a testament to the fact that she was like a Kardashian, that level of notoriety and fame. And the line is: 'When Mrs. Ned McLean (God bless her) / can get Russian Reds to "yes" her / then I suppose / Anything goes....'"

    Tour Guide Tell All continues it's look into the outrageous lives of some of Washington DC's wildest women, and in this episode we focus on Evalyn Walsh McLean. Once one of the most famous and envied women in the world, she suffered a great many tragedies which may or may not have been caused by one of the most famous pieces of jewelry she came to own, the notoriously "cursed" Hope Diamond.

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  • “The Petticoat Affair is an amazing name. To me, it reads like a bodice-ripper title - this would be some sultry book you would take to the beach or it sounds like an old period movie. I love this story because it combines several things that you and I love which is women's history, there are some really interesting women who play in this story; presidential history, we're going to mention a lot of names that have come up in previous episodes; and it's sort of this great little scandal."

    Tour Guide Tell All digs into the life and marriages of one beautiful DC woman, which became not just local gossip but a literal issue of national importance. Learn how Andrew Jackson upended his Cabinet, the double standards for women in the 19th Century, and what Martin Van Buren has to do with any of this.

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    Ghost & Scandals Tours - DC By FootOak Hill Cemetery - DC By FootPeggy Eaton - History of American Women BlogJohn H. Eaton - Miller Center at UVAThe Petticoat War - Boundary Stones, WETAMartin Van Buren - The White House John C. Calhoun - US Senate"Just Say Wench" - The Washington Post

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    Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega

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  • “I read this, and I feel that this is the most true statement about Warren Harding that has ever happened, one of his biographers said of him that he starts out life as a small town newspaper editor and that was as far as his talents SHOULD have taken him in life. That was the summit of his intellectual ability.” Here it is, friends, the one you’ve been waiting for, the one we’ve been promising: our holiday gift after a long year…. It's Warren Harding, y’all! The Scandalous OG, our 29 th President and his many loves.Grab a good stiff drink, settle in and enjoy the Most Underratedly Scandalous US President. Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us@ tourguidetellall@gmail.com Support Tour Guide Tell All:Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a Venmo @tourguide-tellallCheck out our STORE for Tour Guide Tell All podcast paraphernalia from tote bags to stickers Become a Patron for bonus episodes and early release: If you’re interested in in more information, we find these sources helpful:The Wiki article for Harding has some great photosHush moneyNan BrittonThe LOVE letters! The Many Loves of Warren (Politico article) You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca GrawlThe Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan KingTechnical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

  • "...it's kind of heartbreaking to me to think that there was an entire community of people, a whole culture that not only has been wiped away from the earth, but the only legacy left - doesn't even pronounce their name right."

    Canden and Rebecca talk about the original inhabitants of what is the DC area today, the Nacotchtank tribe. If you want to text to find out whose land you're on: +1-907-312-5085 Comments or Questions? Or have an idea for future episodes - #pitchtothepod? Email us tourguidetellall@gmail.com Support Tour Guide Tell All:Want to send a one off donation to support the podcast team? We have a venmo @tourguide-tellallCheck out our STORE for Tour Guide Tell All podcast paraphernalia from tote bags to stickers - https://tour-guide-tell-all.myshopify.com/Become a Patron for bonus episodes and early release: https://www.patreon.com/tourguidetellall You’re Listening To: Canden Arciniega & Rebecca FachnerThe Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan KingTechnical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden ArciniegaIntro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero