This is Problematic! Podcast

About the podcast

Conner Prairie brings you the straight up facts of the history still affecting us today! We hold no punches getting to the core of the problems of the past and their ramifications. Come sit with us, and our guests, as we take a journey through problematic history!

Hosts

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Hannah Murphy

Podcast host Hannah Murphy is originally from Aberdeen, Scotland. Her undergraduate degree is in History and Politics from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Currently she is pursuing a MA in Public History and MLIS from IUPUI. She has worked at a variety of museums and has been here at Conner Prairie since February 2020. In her current role as Research Associate in the Curatorial Department she works to uncover untold stories from History and bring them to life through writing and presenting. This is Problematic is the newest forum to do this work here at Conner Prairie and Hannah is thrilled to be a part of it!

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Easton Phillips

The other half of the podcast powerhouse is Easton Phillips. Originally from the beautiful city of Cincinnati, Easton's historical journey began with the 2014-2015 Youth Docent program at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. After studying History at the University of Cincinnati and graduating in the spring of 2021, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, a minor in Anthropology, and a certificate in International Human Rights. By the time he'd celebrated his socially distanced commencement ceremony, he had already been put in contact with the renowned Dr. Charlene Fletcher. Hired on as a Research associate that October alongside the exceptional Hannah Murphy, the question became how to best bring Conner Prairie home to those who either could not see it in person, or those history-buffs who wanted to take some history home with them. The podcast quickly became a perfect vehicle for historians like Easton to share their expertise, and the best is yet to come!

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Where to listen

Episodes

Show notes and transcripts

Episode 0: Introduction to This is Problematic
Episode 1: First Person Interpretation with Norman Burns (Conner Prairie President & CEO)
Episode 2: The Story of Kent Brown and the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Charlene Fletcher
Episode 3: Native American Representations and Misrepresentations in American Media and Culture with Dr. Liza Black
Episode 4: William Conner with David Heighway
Episode 5: Pete Smith with David Heighway
Episode 6: Mekinges with Sara Schumacher
Episode 7: Gentrification w/ Kisha Tandy and Paula Brooks
Episode 8: Halloween: Leave the dead alone!
Episode 9: Dale Wrong Burgess
Episode 10: Peace out Big Boy!: His Accidency John Tyler
Episode 11: Museum Education with Brandy Whitaker
Episode 12: U-turn on Sesame Street with Dr. Charlene Fletcher

Show notes and transcripts

Episode 0: Introduction to This is Problematic
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Episode 1: First Person Interpretation with Norman Burns (Conner Prairie President & CEO)
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Episode 2: The Story of Kent Brown and the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Charlene Fletcher
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Episode 3: Native American Representations and Misrepresentations in American Media and Culture with Dr. Liza Black
Native American
Episode 4: William Conner with David Heighway
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Episode 5: Pete Smith with David Heighway
Pete Smith with David Heighway Part 2 of 3
Episode 6: Mekinges with Sara Schumacher
Mekinges with Sara Schumacher
Episode 7: Gentrification w/ Kisha Tandy and Paula Brooks
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Episode 8: Halloween: Leave the dead alone!
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Episode 9: Dale Wrong Burgess
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Episode 10: Peace out Big Boy!: His Accidency John Tyler
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Episode 11: Museum Education with Brandy Whitaker
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Episode 12: U-turn on Sesame Street with Dr. Charlene Fletcher
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