The Innovative History Podcast
Innovative History puts history in motion and explores how new technologies are transforming historical research and teaching.
What is innovative about capitalism?
Welcome to Innovative History, a podcast that explores new directions in historical research and storytelling. Now in its third season, Innovative History is hosted by Fulton Bryant-Anderson and Mike Halvorson, two historians at Pacific Lutheran University. Together, the team investigates the most creative approaches to teaching and learning history, including using video games to study the past, musicians as agents of historical change, the roots of capitalism, and the impact of new technologies on research. To contact your hosts, send email to email@example.com.
Meet The Hosts
Dr. Mike Halvorson
Dr. Mike Halvorson teaches history, business, and innovation-related courses at PLU. His most recent book is Code Nation: Personal Computing and the Learn to Program Movement in America, published by ACM Books (2020). He worked at Microsoft Corporation from 1985 to 1993 and has written over 40 books about software, technology, and history. He is a PLU graduate (1985), and received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington. He currently serves as Director of Innovation Studies and Benson Family Chair in Business and Economic History.
Most Popular Episode:
How do musicians influence history?
Season 1 | Episode 2: What would happen if historians put music and musicians at the center of their analysis when interpreting the past? Fulton and Mike explore music as a vibrant, living historical source. The team surveys a range of musical material–from the chant of medieval monks to the protest songs of Canadian singer-songwriter Willie Dunn. Guest Felix Halvorson introduces Dunn’s Half Breed Blues (1971).
Season 1, Episode 2 | 37 min
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