BackStory With The American History Guys

BackStory with the American History Guys engages challenging themes in American history and how they connect with today.


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BackStory is hosted by historians Peter Onuf, Ed Ayers, and Brian Balogh. Produced by VFH Radio at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

LATEST SHOW | Friday, January 2, 2015

BackStory: Health Nuts: A History Of Nutritional Advice

in this episode, the Guys take the long view on nutritional advice and explore some of the more surprising ways that past generations have defined “health food.” 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the News Station, in place of Insight.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tapped Out: Thirsting For Fresh Water

As much of the Western U.S, including California, feels the effects of extreme drought, this episode looks at how Americans have managed access to water throughout our history. 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. in place of Insight.