Kick Ass Oregon History, the latest series of podcasts from the enthusiastic historians behind ORHistory.com debuts on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
With the Kick Ass Oregon History podcast they plan to cover just the good stuff: Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll and Earth Shattering, Devastating Destruction.
I have inside information on the topic of episode #1, and though I’ve been asked to be coy about it, what I will say is that the series will begin with a bang!
[Update: Episode 1 is available here: The Roseburg Blast]
The brains behind this project are the crack hustlers of Oregon History Doug Kenck-Crispin and Andy Lindberg. Doug is a graduate student studying Public History and Pacific Northwest History at PSU, and Andy, though a Portland native, is currently working as an actor in New York City. Doug does most of the research and writing for the podcasts with input from Andy, who voices the broadcasts with a thespian’s flair.
Why do they do this?
Ultimately, our goal is to take Oregon History out of the hallowed halls of the academy, get folks excited and enthused about this shared history, and get them out into the state, digging it and experiencing it. Get them to embrace it, and get their boots muddy in the process. It’s all OUR History; nobody owns it.