R2 Studios

R2 Studios

R2 Studios explores history through podcasts. We tell unexpected stories based on the latest research to connect listeners with the past.

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The Green Tunnel

The Green Tunnel explores the history and culture of the United States’ most iconic long-…

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Worlds Turned Upside Down

Worlds Turned Upside Down tells the story of the American Revolution as a transatlantic c…

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Consolation Prize

Consolation Prize is a podcast about the history of the United States in the world throug…

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History of American Antisemitism

How can Americans overcome a problem that they can’t define, a bigotry whose particulars …

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Recent Episodes

March 21, 2023

Iconic Locations: Center Point Knob

Have you ever wondered where the center point of the Appalachian Trail is? If you guessed Center Point Knob, Pennsylvania you would be wrong. But it was the location of an infamous crime. Well sort of.

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March 7, 2023

Finding Virginia’s Lost AT with Dakota Jackson and Mills Kelly

On this special episode of The Green Tunnel, Dakota Jackson, Director of Visitor Experience at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, talks with Mills Kelly about his new book, Virginia's Lost Appalachian Trail.

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Feb. 21, 2023

The Lost AT

Today, we’re going to tell you a story from the earliest days of the Appalachian Trail, a time when trail scouts were still trying to find a complete route north or south through what was sometimes unmapped wilderness.

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Feb. 7, 2023

Iconic Locations: Damascus, Virginia

Today we're exploring one of the more famous trail towns along the Appalachian Trail, Damascus, Virginia.

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Jan. 24, 2023

Native Persistence

Hikers don’t often realize they’re passing through the traditional homelands of many Indigenous nations. In today’s episode, we’re focusing on some of the Indigenous lands the Appalachian Trail runs through.

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Dec. 13, 2022

Iconic Locations: Roller Coaster

Today, we explore one of the most infamous sections of the Appalachian Trail. Get ready for the ups and downs of Northern Virginia's Roller Coaster.

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Nov. 29, 2022

Crappalachian Trail

Today, we’re going to be talking about something everybody does, but not everybody’s comfortable discussing. There’s no nice way to say this, other than to just get right to it. Today’s episode is about pooping along the Appalachian...

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Nov. 15, 2022

Iconic Locations: Monson, Maine

The AT originally ran right through Monson, Maine, fueling its economy, but when the trail was moved and things threatened to change, the community established itself as a hiker haven.

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Nov. 1, 2022

Uprooted

Today we’re going to tell you the story of the people who lived in the Shenandoah mountains traversed by the Appalachian Trail before Shenandoah National Park.

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Oct. 18, 2022

Iconic Locations: Mount Greylock

Today we’re taking you to the highest peak in Massachusetts, Mount Greylock which despite being very far from an ocean has an iconic lighthouse.

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Oct. 4, 2022

Gear Up

Gear is one topic that every hiker has in common with every other hiker, but the gear you see on the Appalachian Trail today is radically different from what hikers carried in the past.

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Sept. 20, 2022

Season Two Trailer

In season two of The Green Tunnel, we have some fantastic new stories for you on the history of the Appalachian Trail.

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