BackStory

The American History Podcast

A Program Of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Listen
Connect
Newsletter

Pop History

U.S. history is everywhere in pop culture — in movies like Selma, TV shows like The Americans, even in video games like Assassin’s Creed, with a recent version set during the French and Indian War. So in their shout-out to the Oscars this year, Brian, Ed and Peter consider how all kinds of popular media adopt historical themes in their plot lines. How did last year’s art, literature and entertainment relive — and reinvent — America’s past?