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Uncivil

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Uncivil

Uncivil

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America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

Latest Episodes

The Fugitive

A young woman, held by one of America’s founding slaveowners, bolts one day for a life of freedom that keeps her on the lam for the rest of her life, eventually touching upon the life of the most notorious slaveowner of the Civil War.

32 MIN2018 NOV. 10
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The Fugitive

The Ring

Two brilliant women—one black, one white—assemble a spy ring in the rebel capital of Richmond, Virginia that eventually attempts a ‘mission impossible’ inside the military planning rooms of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

33 MIN2018 NOV. 10
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The Ring

Uncivil Presents: The Nod

Hey, Uncivil listeners! This week we’re sharing a story from our friends at the The Nod, a podcast that tells the stories of Black life that don't get told anywhere else. We know you all will love this episode about a woman who broke away from a plantation in the South, where descendants of enslaved people and slave owners stayed together as family, long after the end of slavery. To listen to part 2 of the story, Diary of a Mad Black Cousin, look for The Nod in your podcast feed, wherever you get them, or on their website, http://www.gimletmedia.com/the-nod.

33 MIN2018 FEB. 7
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Uncivil Presents: The Nod

The Portrait

A listener voicemail sends us deep down the rabbit hole into one of the most toxic myths of the Confederacy.

32 MIN2017 DIC. 27
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The Portrait

The Assets

Rachel Swarns of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century. Further reading: You can read more of Rachel Swarns's reporting here, and check out her book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. For further reading on slave insurance we recommend Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America by Sharon Ann Murphy.

31 MIN2017 DIC. 20
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The Assets

The Sentence

In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War.

27 MIN2017 DIC. 13
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The Sentence

The Paper

A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy.

26 MIN2017 DIC. 6
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The Paper

The Song

We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.

31 MIN2017 NOV. 15
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The Song

The Spin

From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.

31 MIN2017 NOV. 8
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The Spin

The Soldiers

A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.

26 MIN2017 NOV. 1
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The Soldiers

Latest Episodes

The Fugitive

A young woman, held by one of America’s founding slaveowners, bolts one day for a life of freedom that keeps her on the lam for the rest of her life, eventually touching upon the life of the most notorious slaveowner of the Civil War.

32 MIN2018 NOV. 10
Comments
The Fugitive

The Ring

Two brilliant women—one black, one white—assemble a spy ring in the rebel capital of Richmond, Virginia that eventually attempts a ‘mission impossible’ inside the military planning rooms of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

33 MIN2018 NOV. 10
Comments
The Ring

Uncivil Presents: The Nod

Hey, Uncivil listeners! This week we’re sharing a story from our friends at the The Nod, a podcast that tells the stories of Black life that don't get told anywhere else. We know you all will love this episode about a woman who broke away from a plantation in the South, where descendants of enslaved people and slave owners stayed together as family, long after the end of slavery. To listen to part 2 of the story, Diary of a Mad Black Cousin, look for The Nod in your podcast feed, wherever you get them, or on their website, http://www.gimletmedia.com/the-nod.

33 MIN2018 FEB. 7
Comments
Uncivil Presents: The Nod

The Portrait

A listener voicemail sends us deep down the rabbit hole into one of the most toxic myths of the Confederacy.

32 MIN2017 DIC. 27
Comments
The Portrait

The Assets

Rachel Swarns of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century. Further reading: You can read more of Rachel Swarns's reporting here, and check out her book, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. For further reading on slave insurance we recommend Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America by Sharon Ann Murphy.

31 MIN2017 DIC. 20
Comments
The Assets

The Sentence

In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War.

27 MIN2017 DIC. 13
Comments
The Sentence

The Paper

A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy.

26 MIN2017 DIC. 6
Comments
The Paper

The Song

We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.

31 MIN2017 NOV. 15
Comments
The Song

The Spin

From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.

31 MIN2017 NOV. 8
Comments
The Spin

The Soldiers

A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.

26 MIN2017 NOV. 1
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The Soldiers

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