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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.
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 "Never Tell It": John Brown and the Masonic LodgeMarch 10, 2021 Episode artwork Zooming John Brown: A Visit with Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner of MagpieFebruary 23, 2021 Episode artwork All Their John Browns (With Some Lincoln Birthday Fun)February 16, 2021 Episode artwork Pulled Back In: America’s Good Terrorist and the Mind of Old Virginia--A ReviewFebruary 03, 2021 Episode artwork John Brown's Bankruptcy BookshelfJanuary 22, 2021 Episode artwork Catch Him if You Can: The True Story of Alexander Ross, John Brown’s Fraudulent “Friend”January 10, 2021 Episode artwork "Emperor" Shields Green--A Hollywood Movie and My Book TooDecember 29, 2020 Episode artwork "What Was John Brown Like?" A Biographer's Deep DiveDecember 20, 2020 Episode artwork The Fool as Biographer: Otto Scott and "The Secret Six"December 12, 2020 Episode artwork John Brown, Philadelphia, and a Decoy CoffinDecember 06, 2020 Episode artwork