The Innovative History Podcast

Innovative History puts history in motion and explores how new technologies are transforming historical research and teaching.

Promo: Cultural History & L.A. Noire

by Innovative History | Season 1, Promo 1

Welcome to Innovative History, a podcast that explores new directions in historical research and storytelling. 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, and the impact of new technologies on research. To contact your hosts, send email to innovativehistory@plu.edu. 

Meet The Hosts

Fulton Bryant-Anderson

Fulton Bryant-Anderson

Co-host

Fulton Bryant-Anderson ‘23 is a PLU student majoring in History and Communications. During Summer 2021, Fulton was a Benson Family Foundation Research Fellow, and as part of his work he developed the concept for the Innovative History Podcast. He believes that by blending historical research and podcasting, he can offer listeners a unique transitive experience, producing new knowledge and insights into past cultures. Bryant-Anderson plans to graduate in Spring 2023 and pursue a career that combines history, journalism, and emerging media. Innovative History is the first fruit of that work.

Dr. Mike Halvorson

Dr. Mike Halvorson

Co-host

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.

Felix Halvorson

Felix Halvorson

Music Director

Felix Halvorson ’23 is a double major in English-Writing and Communications with a supporting minor in German. He composed, performed, and recorded the original soundscapes for Innovative History and is an occasional guest on the show. Halvorson also plays guitar in the University’s critically-acclaimed jazz ensemble.

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