Uncivil

A new history podcast from Gimlet Media, where we go back to the time our divisions turned into a war, and bring you stories left out of the official history.

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Episodes

6. 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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5. The Spin

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

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4. 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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3. The Takedown

We sat down with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine, Al Letson of Reveal, and Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum to talk about how they take down Civil War myths.

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The Takedown - Full Recording

We sat down with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine, Al Letson of Reveal, and Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum to talk about how they take down Civil War myths.

2. The Deed

A 19th century promise, and a 21st century betrayal. The past and present of 40 acres and a mule.

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1. The Raid

A group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.

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We want to hear from you! Do you have a family story from the Civil War? A myth you’ve seen on social media you want busted? Let us know! Call 347-395-5078 and leave us a voicemail with your name, story, and the best way to reach you.

Coming Soon

America is divided, and it always has been. We’re going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media’s new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

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