Latest Podcast Episodes

Bonus Episode: Nullification and the U.S. Constitution

This bonus episodes discusses the nature of the American Union. I present the compact theory of the union and discuss why nullification is not only needed, but it was never used to protect slavery. If you want more information on this topic there are a couple of great books I’d recommend, both of which are…

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2.15 Texas part 3

Today we discuss the geography and climate of the region as well as take the tale up to the eve of Independence. Here are some photos and two maps of the state.

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2.14 Texas part 2

In this episode we continue to explore the history of Texas in the 1820s. We look at the Comanches, the Apaches and their raids on Mexico as well as the various groups who were living in Texas, including the development of the Texas mindset.

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Just a few random thoughts

Finally we are back up and running. I apologize for the delay between episode 2.7 and 2.8. As I explain in the new episode, life interfered, as did grad school, work, and finally moving the website domain from weebly to bluehost. Hopefully from here on out we will be back on a weekly schedule. The…

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Season 2

Season 1: Colonial America, ended a few days ago, but never fear! Season 2 is going to launch Sunday. Two episodes, “2.0 Introduction” and “2.1 Jefferson’s Legacy, Madison and the War of 1812” will be available Sunday. We are going to kick season 2 off in style by releasing the first 5 episodes, what I…

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State of the Podcast

I’ll be doing a state of the podcast update at the end of season 1, which is fast approaching. However, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts now via the blog. I’m hoping that, for season 2, I can release an episode twice a month, once on the first and then a second episode…

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Podcast Reviews

  • This podcast is awesome
    October 22, 2018 by Greg n Emily from United States

    This podcast is so well done, i get excited every time i get to palay a new episode. The host rocks the party and is very well spoken and instightful. You need to add this to your history line up.

  • Great history podcast!!
    August 22, 2018 by spartacus2001 from United States

    Kind of stumbled onto this podcast looking for something to listen to while driving to and from work. Thoroughly enjoy listening to the show and quite informative. Thanks for making dealing with my drive to and from work less painful!!

  • True Gem
    July 28, 2018 by Dutch JimBo from United States

    This historical podcast is a lot knowledge well organized info condensed digestible nuggets.

  • Excellent Host!
    July 8, 2018 by WI Appraiser from United States

    Shawn’s passion for history is contagious and shines through in every episode! He is clearly very knowledgeable, and presents history in a way that can be easily understood by all! Keep up the incredible work Shawn!

  • Great Podcast
    July 5, 2018 by Skinsfanin661 from United States

    Some of the audio is sketchy, but the content is concise and a pleasure to absorb.

  • good job
    July 4, 2018 by ccrubi from United States

    I don't always agree with him, but Shawn does a good job and is as objective as a historian can be. I like how he gets into the subject without any fluff. I also like how he references books and other historians. There are so many podcasts that I delete when narrators are just hanging out entertaining themselves and are off topic. Fortunately, Shawn's podcast doesn't waste anytime with that nonsense.

  • Quick and easy info...
    July 1, 2018 by COEric429 from United States

    The host needs some polishing but that will happen with time.

  • Enjoy
    January 5, 2018 by No muzic from United States

    I really enjoy listening to this podcast. It's very informative without being boring.

  • Thank you so much!
    December 23, 2017 by H brogan from United States

    This is just what I was looking for! I wish I would have been taught history like this.

  • Well-researched and engaging
    September 4, 2017 by Cwailele316 from United States

    I love how this podcast presents US history in a new light, covering topics not generally discussed in schools or universities. Warswick is well-researched and does a fantastic job explaining how America was established as a state and nation. I especially like Episode 3, which presents stronger evidence supporting the legality of secession than I've ever heard or read from either a pro- or anti-secession perspective in the past. Looking forward to future episodes!

  • Remembering the forgotten
    September 1, 2017 by karmenriv from United States

    As a high school student learning about colonial America, I remember there existing myriad knowledge gaps that were left unanswered by the traditional curriculum. Native peoples' roles were either minimized, diminished or flat-out excluded from our founding narrative. However, the narrator does a fantastic job in bridging this gap and shedding light on an oft-ignored yet crucial part of America's history in an informative, digestible way. Great job!

  • Great Lessons
    August 29, 2017 by Br0sephJ0seph from United States

    Good podcast. Very informative. Lots of facts and not much opinion. Like it a lot!!

  • Bonus episode.
    August 28, 2017 by Shanksalot from United States

    Well done. A thoroughly researched, clearly expressed podcast. This is history without condescension or sentimentality. I know some history, but this reminds me not to stop learning. History informs my vote. Thanks for this.

  • Great podcast
    August 26, 2017 by annulian from United Kingdom

    A great start to what, I am sure, will be an excellent podcast. Shawn clearly knows his stuff and brings years of academic experience to a fascinating topic. He has a nice style and good content. Well worth a listen if you fancy a podcast with quality content.

  • really well informed
    August 1, 2017 by nuclearkitty from United States

    well thoughtout

  • A work out for the brain
    July 24, 2017 by Davy C Rock3t from United States

    This podcast is great! Tons of great info that you don't normally learn from traditional education. I listen to this while work out. Two muscles worked out at once!

  • Very Good
    July 24, 2017 by Pizza Fan 1000 from United States

    This podcast is very good. I liked how the speaker shatters myths about what the Americas were like before the Europeans came. I also like the little quips that the speaker makes. The podcast it very informative and I recommend it to strong history buffs.

  • Dispelling myths
    July 18, 2017 by I feel bad for Paul from United States

    I liked the information and the dispelling of myths. It's hard to believe there may have been 50 million native Americans living before Colombus

  • Great Podcast
    July 18, 2017 by IamSAMCK from United States

    This podcast is informative and the information is provided in a digestible style. I highly suggest this podcast to those interested in history.

  • Fantastic!
    July 18, 2017 by Mwt131 from United States

    Great podcast, full of information and well done. Keep it up!

Shawn Warswick

I'm a historian, teacher and university lecturer with a focus on militarization and empire in American history.