In The Past Lane, the history podcast, launched on January 22, 2016. Each week host and Historian-at-Large, Edward T. O’Donnell, correspondents, and guests will bring you news, stories, interviews, film and TV reviews, and special features on all things history. Our aim is to be both engaging and entertaining, but also informative and thought-provoking. We are inspired by the notion that history is not just about the past. History is about us, here and now. It explains the world we live in and why things are the way they are. And history gives us insights into how to achieve a better future. So our focus is on the past, but always with an eye to the present and future. We hope you’ll come along with us as we journey In The Past Lane.
Host and Historian-At-Large, Edward T. O’Donnell is a historian, writer, podcaster, and public speaker. He earned his PhD in US History from Columbia University. He is an associate professor of history at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA where he teaches courses on reform movements, Irish American history, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and US wars.
He is the author of Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age (Columbia University Press, 2015), Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum(Random House, 2003), and the US history textbook (co-author) Visions of America: A History of the United States (Pearson, 3rd ed. 2016).
He also has created two video courses for The Great Courses (aka The Teaching Company): Turning Points in American History and America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
O’Donnell is also a popular public speaker.
You can see video clips of some of his talks here.
For more information, please visit his website: www.EdwardTODonnell.com.
You can follow Ed on Twitter @InThePastLane, Facebook at InThePastLanePodcast, and Instgram at In ThePastLane.