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John Brown Today

Louis DeCaro Jr.

John Brown Today is a podcast devoted to historical and contemporary themes relating to the abolitionist John Brown (1800-59), the controversial antislavery and antiracist freedom fighter. John Brown Today is hosted by Louis A. DeCaro Jr., a Brown biographer and researcher, the most prolific author on the John Brown theme since the abolitionist's death in 1859. John Brown Today engages a range of themes from history and biography to popular culture and other contemporary themes.
What Did Blacks Really Think of John Brown? The Question of "Sambo Mistakes" (Part 2)October 24, 2022 Episode artwork What Did Blacks Really Think of John Brown? Kudos & Conflicts (Part 1)October 24, 2022 Episode artwork Questioning John Brown’s Sanity: A Historical Thread ConsideredSeptember 09, 2022 Episode artwork John Brown’s Trial: The “Lost” Narrative of George H. HoytJuly 25, 2022 Episode artwork Why John Brown? A Biographer's Reflections in Response to a Thoughtful CriticJune 29, 2022 Episode artwork Good Boy with a Gun: The Tragic Story of Will Leeman, A Harper’s Ferry RaiderMay 26, 2022 Episode artwork "John Brown Has Been Lost to His Own Church": An Interview with Louis DeCaro Jr. by Dr. Chris Dost, July 10, 2021April 29, 2022 Episode artwork Biography: The Ups and Downs of Mr. Brown, 1835-1851April 04, 2022 Episode artwork A Disparate Legacy: Oswald Garrison Villard and the John Brown BiographyMarch 15, 2022 Episode artwork Interrogating History: The Mayflower, “America,” and John BrownJanuary 31, 2022 Episode artwork Light vs. Lies: The Real History of the Harper's Ferry Raid (with a Jan. 6th epilogue!)January 15, 2022 Episode artwork My John Brown Holiday NotesDecember 24, 2021 Episode artwork A Text For the Nation: John Brown Beyond BiographyDecember 13, 2021 Episode artwork John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Moral Core: A Juxtaposition for December 2November 30, 2021 Episode artwork Explaining John Brown Correctly: A Conversation with Dan MorrisonNovember 17, 2021 Episode artwork Mary Ellen Pleasant and "The Rule of Credible Evidence"October 17, 2021 Episode artwork The Voices of the Past: A Conversation with Ian Barford (Part 2)September 27, 2021 Episode artwork The Voices of the Past: A Conversation with Ian Barford (Part 1)September 06, 2021 Episode artwork Reading John Brown's "A Declaration of Liberty" (July 4, 1859)July 05, 2021 Episode artwork Father and SonJune 17, 2021 Episode artwork John Brown Remembrance (2020)June 02, 2021 Episode artwork John Brown's Best Friend in the Twentieth CenturyMay 23, 2021 Episode artwork Hurrah For Old John Brown: The July 4th 1860 Meeting at John Brown's Farm & GraveMay 06, 2021 Episode artwork "God's Angry Men" RevisitedApril 04, 2021 Episode artwork Letters and Friends: A Zoom Conversation with Margaret Washington!March 27, 2021 Episode artwork