Episodes

Episode 098

The Battle of Lake Champlain

In one of our most requested episodes we see a pivotal victory for the Americans via a naval battle on Lake Champlain and the nearby town of Plattsburgh

Episode 086

The First Barbary War

United States President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay this tribute to pirates from the Barbary States seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom, causing Tripoli to declare war against the United States

Episode 085

Fries’ Rebellion

When the Quasi-War with France threatened to escalate in 1798, Congress $2 million in new taxes on real estate and slaves. John Fries (like many American citizens) was not too fond of these taxes, and took action in Pennsylvania.

Episode 084

The XYZ Affair & The Quasi-War

The XYZ Affair and the subsequent Quasi-War was the result of disagreements over treaties and America's status as a neutral in the Wars of the French Revolution.

Episode 083

Whiskey Rebellion

Angered that the Federal government has imposed taxes on "distilled spirits" local citizens rise up in arms and anger, in George Washington's first and only domestic rebellion during his presidency.

Episode 074

Happy Veteran’s Day – From John Glenn

John Glenn, during his political career, was accused by Howard Metzenbaum of never holding down a job. His response sums up what I think all of my veteran listeners would say in response to that.

Episode 000

Announcing The Podcast!

I'm excited to announce that the American Military History Podcast is officially launching on July 4, 2015. Check back then for the first episode!