Historian Jon Meacham continues to expand his roster of podcasts, this time with a daily dose of history. His Shining City Audio, a history-focused podcast studio joint venture between C13Originals, creates Reflections of History, an abbreviated daily podcast series on which Meacham reflects on critical moments in world history and how they continue. to have an impact on the world today.
Each weekday, Meacham will take listeners on a brief historical journey through an event that occurred on that date, offering insight into the past as well as a guide for the present. Reflections of History will launch on April 4, with the first episode marking the anniversary of the creation of NATO on April 4, 1949. New episodes will air Monday through Friday.
“I welcome the opportunity to reflect on the past and offer quick feedback on the interesting and important things – and sometimes both – that happened on a given date,” Meacham said. “I am honored to work with the C13Originals team to bring this series to life.”
Other key events explored in Reflections of History include the approval of the polio vaccine; the birth of Francis Ford Coppola; Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball; Paul Revere’s ride; the sinking of the Titanic ; the staging of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Globe; the start of the Battle of Shiloh; LBJ’s signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; and the birth of Queen Elizabeth II.
“Being able to hear a daily history lesson from Jon Meacham is something very special, period,” said Cadence13 Chief Content Officer Chris Corcoran. “We are incredibly proud of the continued expansion of the Shining City Audio slate and the creation of these impactful projects with Jon.”
C13Originals and Meacham have also collaborated on It Was Said, a documentary podcast series produced in association with The History Channel; It was said: Sports with Doc Rivers; Hope, through history; de facto destiny; and an upcoming series from Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr.