Uncivil

Gimlet

A new history podcast from Gimlet Media, where we go back to the time our divisions led to war. We ransack America's past, and bring you stories left out of the official history. Hosted by Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika.

  • 41 minutes 49 seconds
    Introducing Resistance: Is It Too Revolutionary?

    Hey Uncivil listeners! We want to share a new show we think you’ll love, made by one of our producers. Resistance is a show about refusing to accept things as they are. Stories from the front lines of the movement for Black lives, told by the generation fighting for change. In this first episode, 22-year-old Chi Ossé goes out to protest and the trajectory of his life is changed forever. If you like this episode, follow now on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    27 October 2020, 1:00 pm
  • 34 minutes 35 seconds
    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. 

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    9 November 2018, 10:00 pm
  • 33 minutes 35 seconds
    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. 

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    9 November 2018, 10:00 pm
  • 33 minutes 25 seconds
    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.

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    7 February 2018, 11:00 am
  • 32 minutes 44 seconds
    The Portrait

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

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    27 December 2017, 11:00 am
  • 31 minutes 25 seconds
    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.

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    20 December 2017, 11:00 am
  • 27 minutes 24 seconds
    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.

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    13 December 2017, 11:00 am
  • 26 minutes 4 seconds
    The Paper

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

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    6 December 2017, 11:00 am
  • 31 minutes 54 seconds
    The Song

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

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    15 November 2017, 11:00 am
  • 31 minutes 21 seconds
    The Spin

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

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    8 November 2017, 11:00 am
  • 26 minutes 4 seconds
    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.

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    1 November 2017, 10:00 am
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