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Trust Debuts 'Boom Goes the History' Podcast Series

Weekly episodes featuring historians, researchers and battlefield guides will share history and stories from battlefields

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(Washington, D.C.) — The American Battlefield Trust today launched its podcast series Boom Goes the History, a new endeavor for the leading preservation group, that hopes to use the series to engage listeners with the important history that happened on the more than 155 battlefields it’s helped to preserve. 

Hosted by American Battlefield Trust historians, the weekly podcast transcends traditional storytelling by leveraging the power of modern technology to transport listeners to the very locations where history unfolded. 

“Audiences everywhere view our popular videos and utilize our digital tools to connect to the stories and scenery of America’s hallowed ground,” said Trust President David Duncan. “We’re excited to offer this podcast series as a new opportunity for multiple generations of history enthusiasts to engage with our content.” 

Based on the Trust’s YouTube video series, the first installment of the series will run for 16 weeks and focuses on the Battle of Chancellorsville, fought April 30 to May 6, 1863. The next installment will feature stories and history from the Gettysburg Battlefield. New episodes will be released every Tuesday on our website at https://www.battlefields.org/boom-goes-history.

The Trust’s renowned historians will be joined by special guests ranging from fellow historians to descendants of key historical figures, adding a layer of personal connection to the stories being told. 

Boom Goes the History offers a fresh perspective on familiar tales, making history accessible, engaging, and relevant to a broad audience. 

The American Battlefield Trust is dedicated to preserving America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educating the public about what happened there and why it matters today. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization has protected more than 58,000 acres associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War across 155 sites in 25 states. Learn more at www.battlefields.org.