Welcome to BackStory! This is an American History public radio show and podcast hosted by renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh. They provide the backstory for recent news events offering historical perspective on the things that are happening today.

When you arrive at the site you’ll find the Latest Show featured on the home page, and then beneath that you’ll find a list of recent episodes, blog posts, and comments.

At the top of the page you’ll find navigation options to the Show Archives, How to Listen, and the About section. I started my visit in the About section so  I could learn more about what BackStory is about. After that I dived into the most recent episode and then plumbed the depths of the Show Archives.

Go check it out for yourself today!