Catch up on the UNC Press Presents Podcast

The UNC Press Presents podcast, in partnership with the New Books Network, features interviews with UNC Press authors about their books and research. You can stream on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or directly from the UNC Press Presents webpage.

Browse some of our recent podcast episodes below or browse all episodes here.

A conversation with J. Brent Morris, author of Dismal Freedom: A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp, hosted by Adam McNeil, Ph.D. Candidate in History at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

This is the story of resilient, proud, and determined people of color who made the Great Dismal Swamp their free home and sanctuary and who played an outsized role in undermining slavery through the Civil War.

A conversation with David S. Painter and Gregory Brew, authors of The Struggle for Iran: Oil, Autocracy, and the Cold War, 1951–1954, hosted by Grant Golub, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and PhD candidate in US and international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The Struggle for Iran dispels myths and misconceptions that have hindered understanding this pivotal chapter in the history of the post–World War II world.

A conversation with Viola Franziska Müller, author of Escape to the City: Fugitive Slaves in the Antebellum Urban South, hosted by Katrina Anderson, doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware.

Escape to the City reveals what life was like for the enslaved people who ran away to the antebellum South’s sanctuary cities.

A conversation with Jonathan W. White, author of To Address You as My Friend: African Americans’ Letters to Abraham Lincoln, hosted by Omari Averette-Phillips, graduate student in the department of history at UC Davis.

This book centers African American voices to explore how they felt about the president and how they understood the possibilities and limits of the power vested in the federal government.