Digital Programs

Podcasts, videos, and other online resources.

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How did we go from journalism as a trusted form of information to an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts”? Presidential historian Harold Holzer examines the tension between chief executives and their chief critics, from George Washington to the present.

The talk is part of our free Fall Conference: “Democracy 20/20.” View all of the sessions recorded for the conference.

Digital Programs

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Fall Conference Recorded Sessions

Videos from our free 2020 Fall Conference “Democracy 20/20.” View talks.

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Upcoming Digital Events

Free lectures, discussions, and workshops, presented on our website and social media channels. See list of events.

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Before Your Time Podcast Series

Exploring Vermont’s history, one object at a time. Produced with the Vermont Historical Society. See list of episodes.

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The Portable Humanist Podcast Series

Listen to Vermont Humanities talks and learn when you’re on the go. View list of episodes.

Recent Digital Posts

Democracy Knitting Circle with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

Democracy Knitting Circle with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

Knit Democracy Together is a modern take on historical knitting circles like those that supported the abolitionist and suffragist movements. At a time when people are losing confidence in government, this project creates a positive model of democracy.

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Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

Justin Morgan’s Horse: Making an American Myth

Video: Amanda Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society explores the story of the first Morgan horse, which is tied up with the idea of Vermont identity, the relationship between humans and animals, and the creation of American myth.

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Words in the Woods with Poet James Crews

Words in the Woods with Poet James Crews

Video: Poet James Crews, author of “Bluebird,” reads from and discusses his poetry at Jamaica State Park for our Words in the Woods series. He also shares writing prompts for those inspired by his words.

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Before Your Time: Vermont on the Silver Screen

Before Your Time: Vermont on the Silver Screen

From “A Vermont Romance” to “Funny Farm,” our state has been featured in films for over a century. What are the myths that Hollywood creates about our lives in Vermont? And what are the myths that we create ourselves?

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The Value of Our Stories

The Value of Our Stories

Video: Rajnii Eddins shares his poetry and discusses how our stories can be used to confront racism and other injustices, affirm diversity and equity, and initiate community dialogue.

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