The Railsplitter: The Abraham Lincoln Podcast
#131 A Discussion of HISTORY’s Miniseries “Grant”

#131 A Discussion of HISTORY’s Miniseries “Grant”

June 12, 2020

This week we discuss HISTORY’s three-night miniseries, “Grant.”

#130 Railsplitter Book Club: “Tried by War” by James McPherson - Part 3

#130 Railsplitter Book Club: “Tried by War” by James McPherson - Part 3

May 29, 2020

This week we continue with The Railsplitter Book Club by discussing chapters 7 - 9 of James McPherson's "Tried by War".

#129 A Chat with Christian McWhirter

#129 A Chat with Christian McWhirter

May 22, 2020

This week we welcome Christian McWhirter back to the show. He tells us how the ALPLM is faring during the pandemic, what he's been working on as well as an article he wrote that was in the Chicago Sun-Times.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/30/21242933/civil-ward-family-households-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-lincoln-library-museum-christian-mcwhirter

 

#128 Lincoln’s Secretaries - Part 1

#128 Lincoln’s Secretaries - Part 1

May 15, 2020

This week we begin a two-part series on Abraham Lincoln's private secretaries, starting with John G. Nicolay.

#127 16 and 45

#127 16 and 45

May 8, 2020

Earlier this week, #45 was interviewed at the Lincoln Memorial and we thought that warranted some discussion.

#126 Railsplitter Book Club: “Tried by War” by James McPherson - Part 2

#126 Railsplitter Book Club: “Tried by War” by James McPherson - Part 2

May 1, 2020

This week we continue with The Railsplitter Book Club by discussing chapters 4 - 6 of James McPherson's "Tried by War".

#125 The Book Club Episode That Wasn’t

#125 The Book Club Episode That Wasn’t

April 24, 2020

In typical Railsplitter fashion we go off the rails and discuss the trailer for the upcoming miniseries, "Grant" which premieres on May 25. We'll get to the book club in our next episode.

#124 When You Need a Night to Just Talk Lincoln

#124 When You Need a Night to Just Talk Lincoln

April 17, 2020

Our lives in quarantine seem unstructured and so does this episode. We needed a night to just talk about whatever Lincoln-related topics popped into our heads.

#123 Railsplitter Book Club: “Tried by War” by James McPherson

#123 Railsplitter Book Club: “Tried by War” by James McPherson

April 10, 2020

Our third installment of The Railsplitter Book Club kicks off with discussing chapters 1 - 3 of James McPherson's "Tried by War".

#122 Lincoln and Viruses

#122 Lincoln and Viruses

April 3, 2020

As the world navigates its way through the current COVID-19 pandemic, we welcome Dr. David J. Kent back to the show to share his insights on various illnesses that President Lincoln suffered from through the years.

https://www.facebook.com/DavidJKentWriter/

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