Riverhistory.com Podcast

Enjoy this journey of discovery through the fascinating stories, remarkable people, and amazing significance of the rivers of America both then and now.

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Description
Welcome to the RiverHistory.com podcast, sharing fascinating stories from United States river history to enlighten, enrich, and entertain curious minds. Enjoy this journey of discovery through the fascinating stories, remarkable people, and amazing significance of the rivers of America both then and now.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-01 16:54
last episode published
2017-03-01 06:14
publication frequency
7.64 days
Contributors
RiverHistory.com's Bill Wiemuth | Speaker | Writer | Producer author  
Bill Wiemuth owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
25
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Categories
Society & Culture Science & Medicine Places & Travel History Social Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
1.03.2017

RHP026 10 Ways Help Your River

In this episode I share some inspiring tips from the Friends of the Mississippi River and the National Park Service about how we can all make a difference in the quality of our precious rivers.
23.11.2016

RHP024 Happy Thanksgiving with Mark Twain episode.mp3

Mark Twain and I share our expressions of gratitude and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving weekend! All the best, Bill
18.11.2016

RHP023 The Gettysburg Address anniversary

RHP023 The Gettysburg Address anniversary Tomorrow, November 19, is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s famous speech. Learn about the event and hear the incredible speech.
18.11.2016

RHP022 New Mississippi River Pedestrian Bridge

RHP022 New Mississippi River Pedestrian Bridge In this episode, learn about how an old bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Memphis, TN recently reopened as the longest pedestrian bridge across the river.
4.11.2016

RHP021 Easing Your Election Stress

RHP021 Easing Your Election Stress This episode soothes raw nerves about the U.S. election by sharing a selection that celebrates what is beautiful about our nation. These selections from Walt Whitman’s “American Feuillage” celebrate what is diverse an...
31.10.2016

RHP020 Special Halloween River Ghost Story

RHP020 Special Halloween River Ghost Story For this special Halloween episode, I’ve got a wonderful riverboat ghost story written by a listener to this podcast – a wonderful author named Laurence MacDonald. Enjoy this thriller!
28.10.2016

RHP019 West Florida Rebellion

RHP019 West Florida Rebellion The startling story of an independent country that existed along the Mississippi River for only 74 days. This 1811 event shaped the boundaries of the young United States. The tale also includes the first appearance of a un...
24.10.2016

RHP018 Guest Experts Discuss Wine and the Columbia River

RHP018 Guest Experts Discuss Wine and the Columbia River Today’s episode welcomes wine experts Donna Moyer and Harry Moen to discuss the impact of the Columbia River on the amazing vineyards and wineries along the river valley. Learn the factors of riv...
21.10.2016

RHP017 The Journey of the Steamboat “New Orleans”

RHP017 The Journey of the Steamboat “New Orleans” On October 20, 1811 the first steamboat built for the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers -- called the “New Orleans” – departed from Pittsburgh on a 2200-mile journey to New Orleans. Along the way it seemed th...
18.10.2016

RHP016 Mark Twain's Boyhood Days.mp3

RHP016 Mark Twain's Boyhood Days.mp3 This episode highlights the influence of the Mississippi River on the development of Samuel Clemens who later adopted the pen-name Mark Twain. Enjoy!
14.10.2016

RHP015: Amazing Astoria

RHP015: Amazing Astoria This episode highlights the amazing exploration, development, and significance of the first settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy!
10.10.2016

RHP014 The Death of Meriwether Lewis

RHP014 The Death of Meriwether Lewis This episode memorializes the death of Meriwether Lewis on October 11, 1809 and discusses some of the factors that might have contributed to his suicide. We also look at some of the theories that he might have been ...
7.10.2016

RHP013: King of the Riverboat Gamblers

RHP013: King of the Riverboat Gamblers   This episode shares samples of our new audiobook “King of the Riverboat Gamblers” and the adventures of George Devol, one of the most infamous gamblers of the 19th century.   Welcome to the RiverHistory.com podc...
3.10.2016

RHP012: The Oregon Trail

RHP012: The Oregon Trail   This episode discusses the reasons why Americans began to journey across the continent to the Willamette and Columbia River valleys. Why go? How did they prepare?   Welcome to the RiverHistory.com podcast, sharing fascinating...
1.10.2016

RHP011: The Impact of the Rivers Today

RHP011: The Impact of the Rivers Today   This episode discusses the amazing ways that rivers impact our lives and economy. Hydroelectric, irrigation, navigation, recreation, and much more.   Welcome to the RiverHistory.com podcast, sharing fascinating ...
26.09.2016

RHP010: The Incredible Characters of River History

RHP010: The Incredible Characters of River History This episode highlights some of the fascinating historical characters we will discusses in more detail in future episodes. Steamboat pilots, engineers, politicians, and artists such as author Mark Twai...
23.09.2016

RHP009: Humankind versus The Rivers

RHP009: Humankind versus The Rivers   This episode discusses the unending struggle to harness the rivers to benefit navigation and commerce, to generate power, control flooding and erosion, and provide benefits such as drinking, irrigation, and recreat...
19.09.2016

RHP008 The Civil War and the Rivers

RHP008: The Civil War and the Western Rivers To Control the Rivers was to Control the West. This episode examines why the Mississippi River and its tributaries were so important to both sides during the Civil War.  Welcome to the RiverHistory.com podca...
16.09.2016

RHP007 Steamboats Changed America

RHP007: Steamboats Changed America This episode explores the development of steam-powered boats and the impact that mechanized travel had on river transportation, commerce, and the westward development of the United States. Welcome to the RiverHistory....
12.09.2016

RHP006 Challenges of Early River Travel

RHP006: Challenges of Early River Travel This episode highlights the challenges of the century of river travel before the development of steamboats. Arduous journeys down the Ohio and Mississippi and then the challenge to return. This period of western...
9.09.2016

RHP005 The Lewis and Clark Expedition

005: The Lewis and Clark Expedition – A Journey of Discovery This episode highlights the drama, adventure, and impact of the 1804-06 expedition across the continent (and back) led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. This is one of the great adventur...
5.09.2016

RHP004 The Louisiana Purchase.mp3

004: The Louisiana Purchase – The role of the Mississippi River in the United States doubling in size. Today’s story is filled with international intrigue and secret deals, slave rebellion and global conquest, and the desire for the United States to co...
30.08.2016

RHP003 The Early River Explorers

RHP003 RiverHistory.com Podcast - The Early River Explorers  This episode introduces the people and nations that explored and developed the rivers. Who was there first? How did they get there? What countries claimed what areas? How did the United State...
30.08.2016

RHP002 The Significance of the Rivers

002 The Significance of the Rivers - An overview of the importance of the rivers in history and today. For thousands of years, the rivers of America have served as transportation routes and carried the growth of the United States westward. This episode...
29.08.2016

RHP001 River History - What and Why - An Introduction

Welcome to the RiverHistory.com podcast, sharing fascinating stories from United States river history to enlighten, enrich, and entertain curious minds. Enjoy this journey of discovery through the fascinating stories, remarkable people, and amazing sig...