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A History Based YouTube Journey and Introduction to Talk With History
Episode 127th September 2021 • Talk With History • Scott Bennie
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Talk With History was born from a desire to go deeper in to the history that continues to impact our lives today.

Scott (the host) and Jenn (the historian) talk about what they have discovered through making a history based YouTube channel as well as why Jenn thinks more people need to how historians think and research.

In this first episode they briefly touch on Walk With History’s most popular YouTube video to date, and what that experience has been like.

 

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is that the one that you liked from like

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yeah the one that sounds like National

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Treasure yeah

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okay so this is the Taco History Podcast

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yes so this is our very first one and

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this is an introduction yeah uh so my

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name is Scott I will be the host of this

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podcast and my name is Jen your name is

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Jen Jen tell us who you are

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I am the host of walk with history on

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YouTube and this talk with history will

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be more of a

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personal in-depth look to those episodes

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so we will talk about

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just the research and the thought

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process and the history that goes into

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making each of those videos Okay

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um now tell us about yourself so I'll

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introduce myself since I'm the host yes

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uh Scott I am from California I'm a

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California Kid

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and if people don't know already you and

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I are husband and wife yes

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so um 15 years 15 years we got married

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15 years 15 short years ago almost 15

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years you don't even know hey I'm the

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one who remembers when our anniversary

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is and the year that we got married

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um so I'm I'm the host I work with you

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on the walk with history YouTube channel

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I would say work with you but I do I'll

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just go ahead and say that I do the

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heavy lifting when it comes to the

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production side yeah I will tell

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everybody here that Jen does all the

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research all the outlines

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she finds the topics she basically she

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finds and seeks out the content

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and I do all the basically the back end

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stuff so we've actually made a really

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good team and I joke with a lot of

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people and then I will turn it over to

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you that we finally found something

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after 14 years and change that we enjoy

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doing together yes and that is the that

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is the Walk of History YouTube channel

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so after that we've

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been doing we're coming up on 30

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episodes here yes

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for the walk with history

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and we decided to start talk with

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history so you just mentioned a little

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bit about what talk with history is

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going to be about who are you tell tell

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someone who hasn't seen walk with

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history who you are where you're from in

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your background absolutely

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so I am Jennifer I am a veteran

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so I was in the U.S military for almost

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eight years

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and I was a Naval aviator you'll

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probably hear me say that a lot it's a

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running joke

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um because Pilots like to tell people

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that they're Pilots I flew helicopters

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in the Navy and

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after I got out of the Navy I decided to

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go back to school and I used the GI Bill

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the post 911 GI Bill and I got a

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master's degree of American history from

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the University of Memphis and I got a

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graduate certificate in museum studies

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from the University of Memphis

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but being in a military family we move

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around a lot so it's hard to find a job

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that's kind of stationary and once covet

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happened

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I started watching a lot of YouTube

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channels

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about history and I was noticing that

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people just

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were barely scratching the surface of

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some things and they weren't giving

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they were showing some information some

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locations but weren't really relaying on

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why that would matter to me or what was

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interesting to maybe the viewer

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so I thought and I brought it up to you

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what if I did a YouTube channel what if

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we started a YouTube channel and we

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could go to the historic places and

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locations and talk about their impact of

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history and history makers and the

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influence people will feel from them

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today that they might not even notice or

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what has what these people did that

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actually changed the course of history

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and just kind of make it fun and

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because history can be fun

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and just try to connect it to today to

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have a better future for people so

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that's who I am it's what I what we do

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and I really enjoy it yeah so I joke all

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the time and this is for anyone who

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doesn't know us but I joke all the time

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to Jen that she's a 65 year old person

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trapped in a smoking hot 40 year old

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body I think so and uh and to to those

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listening who are curious about this

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this podcast

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um I am not a history fan like you are

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but one of the things that I've learned

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that you've taught me is that all this

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stuff that I learned in high school

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there's a whole lot more to it all the

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stuff that I learned in college there's

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a whole lot more to it and I have grown

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to become more interested

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in these interesting tidbits that you

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pull out because the one thing that I

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will say that you do well on the walk

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with history YouTube channel and I think

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that you'll go in more depth here

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because you do a great job of talking

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about the impact

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of a historical event that we've all

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heard of and how that has impacted our

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lives and continues to impact our lives

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today so I'm I'm excited to

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continue to let you kind of dive deeper

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into those walks with history because on

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a YouTube channel on a 15 minute video

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there's a lot of information that we

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just can't get all in and so this is the

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podcast for someone who wants to dive a

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little bit deeper I think yeah

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absolutely I think

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you saw the

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example of that come to fruition with

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our Arlington video because I had really

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stressed that I wanted to go to

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Arlington and film Maureen O'Hara's

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grave and I think at first you weren't

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even sure who Maureen O'Hara was and I

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had to kind of explain who she was and I

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was just so excited about her I had

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grown up with John Wayne movies and we

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had actually at one time gone to Ireland

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and we had gone to Kong Ireland where

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they filmed The Quiet Man and I

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basically drug you all around Ashford

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castle and where they filmed The Quiet

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Man and the cottage and it was such a

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great experience and I know you liked it

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after we were there

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and Maureen O'Hara is actually buried in

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Arlington and most people don't know

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that because her husband was a brigadier

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general and he was a pilot

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and he had died and you if your spouse

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of someone who is buried in Arlington

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then you can be buried in Arlington and

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she she always wants to be buried there

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with him and she passed recently I'd say

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in the last three to five years and I

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had tried to find someone going to her

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grave in Arlington and there was nothing

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on YouTube about her so I wondered if

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people even knew she was there so I had

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really stressed to you that I wanted to

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do that video and you really you weren't

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sure you were kind of like okay and and

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then when I did it that video was the

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one for us that has really taken off had

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a lot of viewers and I'm really thankful

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since I have done it more people have

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filmed her grave at Arlington but I

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think we do a really good job of

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telling people who she was especially in

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reference to John Wayne and because she

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was one of his biggest co-stars and who

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she was just as an actress and so I

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think

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those are the things I try to relay

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different

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movies that she did and Leading Men that

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she had worked with and then people and

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I I also you know I tell people how she

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was with Lucy the first time she met

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Desi Arnaz so just Lucio ball Lucille

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Ball yeah yes so those are the kind of

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things I try to connect for people that

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that these stars are kind of all

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influencing each other and working

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together and building

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that part of you know media together but

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yeah mourin O'Hara I know Scott is

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coming to realize a little more but

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she's a big deal she's a big deal when

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it comes to movies and I'm a I'm a big

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Turner Classic Movie fan and I've gone

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to the Turner Classic Movies weekends in

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La when we lived in California

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and she's a big she's a big star to

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people who like Classic Movies so I was

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very

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proud and privileged to have showcased

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her grave at Arlington and that's still

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to this day is our biggest video on

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YouTube yeah that was uh one of the

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surprising things for me was that you

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know it took I think three or four weeks

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and then all of a sudden we just started

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getting like hundreds and hundreds and

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hundreds and thousands of views and that

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that video is at close to 50 000 views

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now yes

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um so for a brand new YouTube channel

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that was that was pretty exciting that

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that was someone I've been doing YouTube

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videos for a few years just kind of for

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family stuff and things like that but

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um one of the other things

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for walk with history and talk with

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history is when you find a niche that's

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interesting that people are interested

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in that you're passionate about and

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that's what excited me about this about

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not only the YouTube channel now doing a

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podcast and us getting to to talk more

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about it you getting to talk more about

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it because there might be people out

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there who want to hear more about the

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video but there also might be people out

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there who don't watch YouTube as much

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and they do lots of podcasts yeah so

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um I think this is an exciting

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opportunity for us and I'm happy that we

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get to to start this yeah start this

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together it'll be really great I think

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this will be good for anyone who you

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don't have to watch the walk with

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history videos if you just want to hear

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about what it

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how a historian is thinking and how our

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historian is trying to give you the

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information

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in the most researched

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I wouldn't say non-biased because you

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always have to be aware of your personal

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bias but you're trying to do all the

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research and cover all the bases and

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present all the facts that are out there

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and try not to have an agenda when you

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present the facts just present the facts

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and The Listener or the viewer can

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decide for themselves

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I do believe my subscribers and my

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audience are

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educated and smart people and they can

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decide for themselves how they feel

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about something I'll just give them the

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information and I think a good historian

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does that I'm not trying to hide

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something from you so you think one way

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or another I'm trying to give it all to

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you so you understand who this person

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was and or this event was

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and then it's entirety because I think

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that is how I build trust and how you'll

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come to

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just know that the information I'm

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giving you is reliable

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yep yep so I think um again so this

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podcast is really a couple things right

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it's a little bit of behind the scenes

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of walk with history how do we get there

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interesting things we saw there that

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weren't really relevant to the video

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what it was like driving around in the

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Mississippi Delta trying to find

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different historical sites so it's

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behind the scenes it is a deeper dive

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into some of those videos if you watch

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the videos and you've come here to the

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podcast

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and it's also what you said about

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talking about how historians think and

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research and how they try to remove like

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you said their personal bias so I think

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those three things for those anyone

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listening

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if you're interested in that kind of

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stuff behind the scenes videos of how to

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how to film

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videos like this on YouTube

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for research based insight into these

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historical events as well as how a

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historian thinks researches and what you

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think as a historian I think this is the

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podcast for for you the listener so

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yeah thank you again for those who

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downloaded and listened please feel free

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to kind of continue to subscribe in

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whatever podcast player that you guys

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are using yes and we will talk to you

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guys next week yes thank you thank you

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