Happy Holidays from the Southern Oral History Program!
I hope that your holiday season is filled with peace, good health, and good stories.
As our gift to you, I want to share the new SOHP podcast,
. We've been working on this idea for a long time, and we are proud and excited to launch our new venture today.
Press Record is a podcast about the joys and challenges of oral history. We will share gems from our archives, talk to experts in the field, share our own thoughts on the art and method of interviewing, give tips to those new to the field, and reflect on learning about the past from those who lived it. We hope you will enjoy it, and share it with anyone you know who might also be interested!
Our first episode is called "Silence Speaks Volumes," and it ruminates on silence and power in oral history. I cohost this episode with field scholar and podcast editor extraordinaire, Evan Faulkenbury. You can listen in as I talk with Jacquelyn Dowd Hall about the first time she interviewed Katherine DuPre Lumpkin in 1974 and how she managed
and later interpreted--Katherine's silences. Evan gives some tips for handling silence in interviews, and we discuss three clips from interviewees in our archive who all talk about the relationship between silence and activism. We got great advice from Susan Davis of
and want to thank her for all her support.
So as you are frying up those latkes or baking those cookies, listen in and let us know what you think! You can send us suggestions or comments at
From our family to yours, happy holidays.