Welcome to A Georgia History Podcast!
My name is Cam Yearty, and I’m a guy that lives in Athens, Georgia. I would describe myself as a husband and a dog owner, who works in Community Planning in my spare time. I have lived all of my life in Georgia, in various cities around the state. I’ve grown to appreciate my home state, and I think it’s worthy of a dedicated podcast to tell the story of its history.
I became interested in history podcasting through Mike Duncan’s The History of Rome, which runs a single narrative from Romulus and Remus through to the abdication of Romulus Augustulus. I have since been following along with the History of Byzantium podcast by Robin Pierson, who picks up where Mike left off. Outside of their narrative style of storytelling, I enjoy Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast, which takes (very) deep dives into specific historical events. These podcasts, and others, have introduced me to an array of storytelling methods.
I wanted to begin this podcast because I see our state at a moment of great change. Each year, more and more folks are moving to our state who don’t have a vast knowledge of its history. Heck, even those of us who have lived here our whole lives don’t always have a comprehensive understanding of historical events, much less the “whys” of history. I do not pretend to have, or to be able to communicate, a grand understanding of Georgia History. What I do plan is to talk about the people, places, and events that have shaped our history.
I invite you to join me on our adventure as we work through the People, Places, and Events that populate Georgia History. Feel free to reach out with any questions, critiques, comments, or advice!
Have a good one,