Armchair Historians

Armchair Historians

What’s your favorite history? Each interview on this podcast begins with this one question. Our guests are people who like history and get really excited about a particular time, place or person from our distant or not so distant past. The jumping off ?


Eric Walter, Dark Side of the Mountain,The Disappearance of Keith Reinhard
Oct 20 • 56 min
Today we talk to Eric Walter about the mysterious disappearance of Keith Reinhard in Silver Plume, Colorado. Eric Walter is an award-winning director, editor, and documentary filmmaker in Los Angeles, known for producing investigative nonfiction films…
Paulus The Cabaret Geek, Part 2
Oct 13 • 42 min
Today in part 2 of my interview with Paulus The Cabaret Geek we go deep into the bigger implications of cabaret, historically and today. If you haven’t done so already, we strongly recommend you go back and listen to part 1 of this interview. Be sure to…
Paulus The Cabaret Geek, Part 1
Oct 6 • 39 min
Paulus is (at his core) a cabaret performer, working in the world of variety entertainment for 30 years. He has performed in musicals, plays and on television, but his passion for cabaret, vaudeville, review and music hall has dominated his career,…
Tom Carradine, Vintage Lifestyle, Victorian Music Hall, Part 2
Sep 29 • 44 min
In part 2 of Anne Marie’s interview with Tom Carradine, the genius behind Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-Long, Tom shares his personal journey from science major at university to dapper sing-a-long entertainer who has truly embraced his inner vintage dandy.
Tom Carradine, Victorian Music Hall, Part 1
Sep 22 • 42 min
Anne Marie talks to Tom Carradine, the genius behind Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-Long.
Les Maes, Part 2, The Great American Experiment of Homesteading the American West
Sep 15 • 49 min
In part 2 of our Homesteading series we talk to Colorado licensed dentist and rancher, Les Maes. As a follow up to our interview with Frank Young, who took us back to the American frontier and the 1862 Homestead Act. If you haven’t done so already, I…
Frank Young, Part 1, The Great American Experiment of Homesteading the American West
Sep 2 • 42 min
In Part 1 of our Homesteading the American West series, Frank Young explains the history of the great experiment of homesteading the American West.
Kristyn J. Miller Talks about The Schleswig-Holstein Question
Aug 19 • 53 min
In this episode Anne Marie talks to Kristyn J. Miller about her most unusual and hardly known favorite history, the Schleswig-Holstein problem.
Author Laurie Marr Wasmund Talks about the American West, WWI and Colorado Hero Philip Van Cise
Aug 11 • 52 min
Our guest today is author Laurie Marr Wasmund. Laurie loves the American West and has written five novels having ties to it including My Heart Lies Here, A Novel of the Ludlow Massacre; Clean Cut, A Romance of the Western Heart; and three books in the…
Savor & Yore’s Melanie Hamilton Talks about Ida B. Wells, Part 2
Aug 4 • 41 min
In part 2 of this interview, Melanie shares the journey that led her to Tbilisi, Georgia, becoming a freelance writer and much more!
Savor & Yore’s Melanie Hamilton Talks About Ida B. Wells
Jul 28 • 30 min
Savor & Yore’s Melanie Hamilton tells us about the harrowing story of American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement Ida B. Wells.
Emerald Talks About WWII
Jul 21 • 23 min
In this powerful episode Anne Marie talks to 13-year-old Emerald from Idaho Springs, Colorado. Emerald shares a history that has weighed heavily on her mind for a long time, a history she finds fascinating, WWII. Find out about some of Emerald’s…
Anik Gee Talks About Madam C. J. Walker, Part 2
Jul 14 • 22 min
Part 2 of Anne Marie’s interview with The Chillary podcast host, Anik Gee
Anik Gee Talks About Madam C. J. Walker, Part 1
Jun 30 • 29 min
This week we talk to podcaster, writer, and New Yorker 4 ever, Anik Gee. Her comedy interviews podcast, The Chillary, is a place to chill and talk about adulting which “is like folding a fitted sheet and nobody talks anymore. We post, we tweet, we text….
Leon Joseph Littlebird, Part 2
Jun 23 • 28 min
Singer/Songwriter and Storyteller, Leon Joseph Littlebird, takes us on a family adventure through the Colorado Rocky Mountain mining town of Silver Plume and then on to Denver for cowboy stories.
Leon Joseph Littlebird, Part 1
Jun 16 • 26 min
Leon Joseph Littlebird is an internationally renowned musician, recording artist and performer. A third generation native of Colorado with ancestral roots in both Pioneer & Native American cultures his multi-instrumentalist style is called: “Native…
Random History of Belgium, Part 2
Jun 9 • 29 min
Part 2 of my interview with Manuel, host of Random History of Belgium podcast. We continue our discussion of Belgium during WWI and WWII. We also touch on the idea of the ownership of history and the hospitality of Belgian people.Episode photo that…
Random History of Belgium, Part 1 and The Problem with Hitler
Jun 2 • 31 min
Anne Marie interviews Manuel, host of the Random History of Belgium podcast and 13 year-old Emerald.
Joolz Guides host Julian McDonnell, Part 2 and Double Decker Buses
May 26 • 36 min
Joolz Guides host Julian McDonnell and 9-year-old Liam talks to Anne Marie about history and other stuff.
Joolz Guides host Julian McDonnell and Liam’s Favorite History
May 18 • 37 min
In this episode we talk to YouTube celebrity Julian McDonnell, host of Joolz Guides, about his favorite bit of London history. I’ll give you a hint: it has to do with one of the funnest royals. For our Kid Wisdom segment we talk to 9-year-old Liam from…
Kevin Kuharic, Part 3, The Mysterious Frenchman and King Cobra
May 12 • 41 min
In episode 1, part 3 we talk to Kevin Kuharic, executive director of Hotel de Paris Museum, about entrepreneur and hotelier Louis Dupuy, the things Kevin has discovered about Louis’s interest in sanitary science and how Louis proceeded to implement his…
Kevin Kuharic, Part 2, The Mysterious Frenchman and I Used to Call him Barack
May 5 • 38 min
In episode 1, part 2 we talk to Kevin Kuharic, executive director of Hotel de Paris Museum, about entrepreneur and hotelier Louis Dupuy, his secret identity and the things Kevin has discovered about Louis’s interest in sanitary science and how he…
Kevin Kuharic, Part 1, The Mysterious Frenchman and All Stay Safe and Wash Your Hands
Apr 28 • 40 min
In episode 1 we talk to my dear friend Kevin Kuharic, executive director of Hotel de Paris Museum, about entrepreneur and hotelier Louis Dupuy and the things Kevin has discovered about Louis’s interest in sanitary science and how he proceeded to…
Premier Trailer
Apr 25 • 1 min
What’s your favorite history? Each interview on this podcast begins with this one question. Our guests are people who like history and get really excited about a particular time, place or person from our distant or not so distant past. The jumping off…