University of KY History Podcasts

Two doctoral students in the History Department at the University of Kentucky, Dara Vance and Cody Foster, have started a podcast series called “Long Story Short: A Brief History of History” that features UK historians reflecting on and summarizing fascinating stories in history. The target audience is local, regional and global audiences as well as, in particular, 14-19 year old youth who might be interested in learning more about history and historical topics.

The series started with “The Power of the Vote, with Mark Summers” and “The Voyage of Chistopher Columbus, with Erik Myrup” and has several others in the line-up now, including one on Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential bid and relating that to today’s chances for a woman to become President of the United States.

Subscribe to the podcast series in SoundCloud at

You can hear a radio interview on WUKY with Dara and Cody on October 29th where they describe their goals and aspirations for the podcast series.


Contact Info:

Dara Vance and Cody Foster
University of Kentucky
1713 Patterson Office Tower
Department of History
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
Department Office Telephone: (859) 257-6861

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