Revised Introduction for New and Longstanding Listeners

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After the experience of 15 months, 66 substantive episodes, and more than 180,000 aggregate downloads/listens, I thought it would be useful to reintroduce the podcast. I labored over the original introduction and still stand by it, and yet it does not really reflect the tone of the podcast as it has turned out. This episode is therefore a new introduction for both new and longstanding subscribers. It includes a description of the podcast as it has actually evolved, and also my thoughts on the need for history to be fun and interesting, the avoidance of "presentism," and the importance of attempting to keep politics out of the teaching and telling of history. And there's an awesome clip from "Inherit the Wind."

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