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A Hit of American History Set to Arrive as History Hit Launches a Brand New Podcast

A Hit of American History Set to Arrive as History Hit Launches a Brand New Podcast

UK’s biggest digital History brand to launch its first American-focused podcast fronted by US TV presenter Don Wildman.

History Hit, the podcast, SVOD and content platform founded by historian Dan Snow and acquired by award-winning digital content agency and media network  Little Dot Studios, is set to launch a new podcast; ‘American History Hit’, on the 12th of September. 

Alongside its widely successful SVOD, History Hit currently produces seven history-focused podcast series, including the UK’s most listened to history podcast ‘Dan Snow's History Hit’. Publishing 18 episodes a week and reaching millions of listeners every month, their latest venture, ‘American History Hit’, will be hosted by American TV presenter and historical professor, Don Wildman.  Listeners can join the bi-weekly podcast that highlights key events from periods of America's rich history every Monday and Thursday. From famous battlefields to secret cities, familiar names to lesser-known events, Don will speak with experts from across the United States and beyond to bring American history to life.

Freely available from all podcast providers, including Apple and Spotify from the 12th September, listeners can join Wildman for an insight into American history, as he explores stories from the past to help understand the United States of today.

In the first few episodes, Don will investigate the Declaration of Independence, Oak Ridge: The Secret City which Built the Atomic Bomb, Battle of Midway and Pontiac’s Rebellion. Listeners will also be transported back in time to witness Thomas Jefferson write the declaration at Graff House in Philadelphia, visit the city in Tennessee which helped build the atomic bomb, watch codebreakers during the Battle of Midway and hear all about Chief Powhatan as he prepares for war with English colonists.

Listeners can also look forward to guest appearances, including; Saul David, Ray Smith, Dan Snow, Ned Blackhawk and Kathy Feeley, to name a few. 

Don Wildman, American History Hit podcast host said: “To be part of the History Hit team and lead its first step into podcasting American History to the masses is really exciting. Engaging people in history is something that I’m hugely passionate about and to bring American history to listeners around the world is fantastic. The subject matter for each episode is so rich and I can’t wait to get under the skin of each event; sharing it with both current history fans and those that are about to discover it.”

Dan Snow, co-founder and creative director of History Hit added: “North America has such a vibrant and complex history, we’re really looking forward to bringing this to life with Don. He’s a fantastic narrator, not only will he be able to add colour for those who know a little of America’s history but for those who don’t, he’ll make them feel like they were there. With an increasing appetite for American history, this podcast allows us to discuss key events and reflect on how they impact today’s American society. We very much look forward to hearing what people think of our latest podcast.”

This article was originally written for Little Black Book, visit the original article here.