Q & Abe
Bonus: Leadership After the Election
This bonus episode accompanies episode 3.4, "Did Lincoln ever worry he was unqualified to be president?"Normally, for a bonus episode, we share with you portions of our initial conversation with our guests, but today’s episode is a little different. We checked back in for a new conversation with Jared Peatman and Nancy Belmont just yesterday,afterthe election. What is the responsibility of the people being led? www.lincolncottage.org
Did Lincoln ever worry he was unqualified to be president?
Season 3, Ep. 4
In this episode, we're exploring a question from a friend of the Cottage about Lincoln's self doubt and what it means to be qualified for the presidency. Encounters along the way include rowdy 1860s politics, imposter syndrome, the Constitution, and a formula for courage. Come along with us!Guests:Michael GreenJared PeatmanNancy Belmontwww.lincolncottage.org
Bonus: Lincoln in the Bardo
This bonus episode accompanies episode 3.3, "Willie was his favorite, right?"As we work on answering the questions for the show, we sometimes have fascinating encounters that are outside the main episode, but we still want to get them in your hands.About two and a half years ago, our Executive Director Erin Carlson Mast was in conversation with George Saunders, the author ofLincoln in the Bardo, on the Kojo Nnamdi show.The Kojo Show and American University were gracious enough to allow us to share with you some excerpts from the conversation.You can hear the full show at: https://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2018-02-14/george-saunders-introduces-us-to-166-singular-ghosts-and-another-side-of-president-lincolnwww.lincolncottage.org
Willie was his favorite, right?
Season 3, Ep. 3
In this episode, we're investigating a visitor question about Lincoln's relationship with his four sons, including Willie. While we're looking around, we run into mischief in the telegraph office, our innate need to be loved, and a new reflection on Lincoln's oldest son, Robert. Come along with us!Guests:Alan ManningMichael Mintzwww.lincolncottage.org
Bonus: Brain Questions and Neuroaesthetics
This bonus episode accompanies episode 3.2, "Wasn't she crazy?"As we talk to our experts looking for answers to the questions for the show, we run into fascinating things sometimes that don’t quite fit within the main episode - but we still want to share them with you all.We asked Anjan Chatterjee an existential question, and also to explain a little more about his field ofneuroaesthetics as it might apply to a place like the Cottage.www.lincolncottage.org
Wasn't she crazy?
Season 3, Ep. 2
In this episode, we're digging into a question we often get from visitors about Mary Lincoln and her mental health. Along the way we stop off at the orbitofrontal cortex, what it's like to lose an election, the physiology of grief, and the connection between spiritualism and the telegraph. Come along with us!Guests:Catherine ClintonAnjan ChatterjeeJoanne CacciatoreEmily Cainwww.lincolncottage.org
Bonus: "I Don't See Color"
This bonus episode accompanies episode 3.1, "Wait, she's black?" As we talk to our experts looking for answers to the questions for the show, we sometimes have conversations that might not quite fit within the main episode - but we don’t think that should keep you all from hearing them. One of the things we've been hearing a lot, in all the conversations about race this summer, is an idea that “I don’t see color.” Karen Grigsby Bates and Nina Jablonski helped us gain insight into how to respond to that statement. www.lincolncottage.org
Wait, she's black?
Season 3, Ep. 1
In this episode, we're digging into a question a fifth grade student asked about Elizabeth Keckly, a formerly enslaved woman who became a renowned dressmaker to Mrs. Lincoln. Encounters along the way include colorism, the term "mulatto," racial passing, and Carolus Linnaeus. Come along with us! Guests:A.B. WilkinsonJennifer FleischnerKaren Grigsby BatesNina Jablonskiwww.lincolncottage.org