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Community Digital History: Podcasts

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Community Digital History: Podcasts


The Trefry Archives is proud to present a new archival collection available through its online exhibits site. As part of a new community history project to document and collect items and stories related to the area to help preserve it's rich history, the Archives has been collecting podcasts related to Jefferson County, West Virginia, where APUS is headquartered.

The project serves many purposes. Primarily it is to preserve the voices and stories of local residents from the recent past. It is important that these voices are collected and maintained now so that future generations can understand and learn from them.

The collection consists of 22 different podcasts and 34 total episodes from those podcasts. These represent a diverse cross-section of Jefferson County touching upon politics and history, local businesses and organizations, art and recreation, pottery and gardening, etc. The collection also shows the many different types of podcasts that there are. The interview style, recordings of live events, or just friends sitting around talking.

The podcasts in the collection highlight life in Jefferson County. They include Summit Point poet Steve Scafidi reading his poetry and interviews with Shepherdstown comic artist Danielle Corsetto. Local businesses have been producing podcasts such as Two River Treads in Ranson, a running store who interviews runners from around the area, and Friends That Carry On, a travel podcast by the travel company of the same name based out of Shepherdstown. Charles Town's Bob O'Connor produced a long running podcast on the Civil War, Chronicles of the Civil War, and his episodes that dealt with local history are represented here. Other aspects of local history particularly dealing with Harpers Ferry and John Brown's raid are covered by the West Virginia based podcast, The Wild and Wonderful Podcast. In addition, there are podcasts that take listeners inside some of the area's recreational offerings such as the Summit Point Motorsports Park and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The collection includes paranormal tales of the area from the story of Middleway's the legend of the Wizard Clip to ghost activity in Shepherdstown.

Nearly all of those podcasts that have been preserved we have received permission from the creators to preserve and make publicly available through our collections site. For those we did not hear back from, a preservation copy has still been maintained by the Archives but not being made publicly available. A link has been provided to where you can find a copy of the podcast online.

This is an active and growing collection and new podcasts and episodes of current podcasts will be preserved as they are either created or discovered.


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Collection Items

Dear Miss Clipcord - Ep. 102 - Misty Lord<br /><br />
Episode 102 Dear Miss Clipcord: Our Featured Artist: MISTY LORD of the Art of Misty Lord and Art’s Row of Charles Town, WV. MISTY is an amazing artist, fantastic tattooer and brilliant painter working in Charles Town WV. See her work at Instagram! …

Run For Your Life Podcast - Ep. 1 - Introducing Run For Your Life
Show Notes:
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella introduces the podcast, talks about his new book, and answers questions about running, recovery, and nutrition.

Click below to listen and subscribe in Apple Podcasts and Soundcloud.

Email Dr. Mark your questions…

Run For Your Life Podcast - Ep. 4 - Wheelchair Push Teams, Freedom&#039;s Run, and The Beast Series
Show Notes:
Two podcast team members share their own running stories in this episode.

First, we hear from the podcast “tech guy” Jake Hall about how he runs with his disabled son, Thad, and how they just completed their second Freedom’s…

Run For Your Life Podcast - Ep. 6 - How to Running Through the New Year with Local Running Legend John &quot;Bacon&quot; Carter
Show Notes:
Happy New Year! With a new year come resolutions for health, but how do you build new habits for being healthy that last? Listen to John "Bacon" Carter share his story about changing from being an overweight retiree to being an avid…

Run For Your Life Podcast - Ep. 10 - Thunder Squad Interviews: Kent Moreno
Show Notes:
Meet "Barefoot Kent": Husband, father, Deadhead, vegetarian, runner. Learn about his running adventures that find him dropping 70 pounds, pushing his son, Ben who is developmentally disabled, and finding the joy in running…

Blinkers Off - Ep. 375 - Kentucky Derby Preps Recap and Charles Town Classic Preview
Show Notes:
The Racing Dudes recap a crazy Kentucky Derby Prep season, take a sneak peek at handicapping the Kentucky Derby (G1), and then preview the Charles Town Classic (G2) at Charles Town.

Thunderdome Politics - Ep. 48 - Bread and Puppets Comes to Charles Town, WV
Recorded at and during the Bread and Puppet puppet show which took place in Charles Town on September 19, 2018. The host interviews members of the show who provide information on the background of the troupe. There are also interviews with attendees…

Holler: Voices of WV Women - Ep. 16 - See Sammi Run
In 2016, Sammi Brown ran for the WV House of Delegates, hoping for the chance to represent her hometown, Charles Town, WV, in the state legislature. Sammi didn't win, but she is back and more ready than ever for the 2018 elections. In this week's…

Saturday Morning Breakfast Club - Ep. 90 - Retreating with Old Friends and New
In this episode, we retreat at the Hillbrook Inn and Spa in Charles Town, West Virginia.

We talk with the Innkeeper about the historic facility.
And, retreat participants share their stories about the weekend.

Friends That Carry On - Ep. 15 - Shepherdstown: Home of Country Roads
Welcome back to the Friends That Carry On Podcast! We're a group of friends that like to travel the world together. We want to share our passion for travel through travel tips and tricks we've picked up along the way and stories of our adventures!…
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