Been There, Done That: Show Segments
The following are individual show segments included in the BackStory episode “Been There, Done That: Historical Reenactments,” broadcast in October 2012. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Man o’ War
Author Charlie Schroeder talks with the American History Guys about how he reenacted his way through history and lived to write a book about it.
To Reenact or Not to Reenact
Brian talks with Vince Vaise from Hampton National Historic Site about “Slave for a Day,” a proposed living history event at Hampton Plantation that, when announced, caused a controversy.
Where the Buffalo Roam
Brian chats with historian Richard Slotkin about how Buffalo Bill’s Wild West brought scenes from the American West to audiences around the globe.
Georgia On Our Mind
Contributor Jacqueline Olive tells the story of a group of people who get together each year to reenact the notorious 1946 Moore’s Ford lynching in Georgia.
Telling the Untold Story Pt. 1
The American History Guys speak with Marvin Greer about why he spends his weekends playing the part of a slave at Civil War reenactments.
Telling the Untold Story, Pt. 2
Arik Greenberg explains to Peter, Ed, and Brian what compels him to reenact the Vietnam War.
BackStory producer Eric Mennel attends a vintage baseball game and, in the process, learns the value of a bib.