Cover art for podcast John Brown's Body

John Brown's Body

8 EpisodesProduced by Alexander BaggettWebsite

A narrative history of the life and adventures of John Brown in the 12 years leading up to his fateful raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859. Support this podcast:

episodes iconAll Episodes

Episode 7: A Crime Against Kansas and the Caining of Charles Sumner

September 9th, 2020


The violence in Kansas is now spilling over into Washington, as one of the most famous examples of partisan politics in America takes place on the …

Episode 6: The Wakarusa War/The Kikapoo Rangers

August 23rd, 2020


John Brown and his boys finally arrive in Lawrence to defend the outnumbered free-soilers. Ruffians murder one more Free-statesman, and John Brown …

Episode 5: Radical/A Lot of Walking/ Recipe for a Civil War/ The Beginning of the Wakarusa War

May 7th, 2020


John Brown makes a bold statement to the Convention of Radical Abolitionists and begins his ascent into Kansas. Then the political tensions in the …

Episode 4: How to Move West in 1855/How to Win an Election in Kansas

April 13th, 2020


We follow John Brown's five sons as they make the harrowing voyage west to make a new home in Kansas. Then we follow the first-hand accounts in three …

Episode 3: Bad Timing/The Trial of Anthony Burns/A Boston Ballad, By Walt Whitman

April 1st, 2020


In this episode we find out the whereabouts of 'Ol John Brown; the fate of Anthony Burns; and we hear an obscure poem by Walt Whitman inspired by the events which take place during this episode. Please enjoy!

--- …

Episode 2: Sent from Heaven/Beginning of the End/The Arrest of Anthony Burns

March 28th, 2020


John Brown escapes his creditors by answering another man's prayers. Meanwhile, the Antebellum South continues to suck really hard as they tighten their grasp on the American people. And finally, part 1 of the two-part …

Episode 1: An Ambitious Proposal/John Brown Plays the Markets

March 19th, 2020


We begin our story in a gloomy industrial quarter of Springfield Massachusetts, 1847. 

--- Support this podcast:

John Brown's Body: Introduction

March 19th, 2020


An introduction to my "Social Distancing Project"

--- Support this podcast:
Loading ...

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to John Brown's Body


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens