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Replay: History Worth Repeating with Russell Cobb
Missed our summer session on telling historical narratives? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.
Whether you want to start a new podcast, write a documentary treatment, or simply write a family history, this class with scholar, author, and radio journalist Russell Cobb will get you started. Writing about the past is daunting. We can’t interview the dead, and the archival trail is often tucked into obscure locations. Russell will teach you where to look, and how to organize all your breadcrumbs into a cohesive story. He leads a discussion on researching, framing, and narrating history for the general public. He surveys the field of history podcasts and talks about print and online outlets looking for history stories.
This is not a live seminar. Purchase includes: password to access recorded webinar and a tip-sheet from the author to guide you through future projects.
Date: Jul. 30/20
Instructor: Russell Cobb
Length: 1hr 53 min.
Attachment: Writing historical narratives tip-sheet with access information for recorded tutorial
About the instructor: Russell Cobb is an associate professor at the University of Alberta, radio journalist, and nonfiction writer. Publisher’s Weekly called his book The Great Oklahoma Swindle: Race, Religion, and Lies in America’s Weirdest State an “unflinching look at Oklahoma’s singular past.” He’s also the editor of The Paradox of Authenticity in a Globalized World and the reporter of the This American Life story that served as the basis for the Netflix film Come Sunday. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Slate, the Nation, and on NPR.