Published: October 13, 2010
BackStory invites you to propose a topic for our winter/spring season and let us know why you think it would make for a compelling hour of radio (or half-hour of podcast). Which concerns facing Americans today could use historical unpacking by the History Guys? What do you predict will be on everyone’s minds in 2011? What are the most important questions surrounding your proposed topic?
If you’ve never listened to BackStory, spend some time in our archive of past shows to get a sense of what we’re all about. Or, you can read what others have pitched in the past here, here, here, and here. To find out how we use your input, check out this post. Basically, we’re looking for topics we can trace over the entire course of American history, rather than single episodes or chapters from history. So….
The Civil Rights Era = Bad Topic
The History of Activism = Good Topic
The Gold Rush = Bad Topic
Boom & Bust in American History = Good Topic
To suggest a topic, either “Join the Discussion” below OR send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.