Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Nic Butler, Ph.D.

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my first podcast: a digital audio version of my recent “Invasion of 1706” radio program.  You can listen to the program here on the Charleston Time Machine whenever you like, and soon you’ll be able to subscribe to my podcast feed through iTunes and other podcatching services.

In the late summer of 1706, a combined force of French warships and Spanish soldiers sailed into Charleston harbor with the intention of destroying the town and driving the English out of Carolina. Over the course of an action-packed week, the South Carolina militia faced their foes on and land and at sea, and lost only one man in their heroic effort to repel their enemies. Few people remember this dramatic episode in our history, but it was an important victory that helped secure the future of this fledgling colony.

This first podcast, which was also my first WYLA radio program in early October 2016, is 49 minutes long, which is entirely too much!  It was a pilot episode, if you will, in which I learned a host of technical skills and worked far too long on the script.  Subsequent episodes will be about half that length because the Charleston Time Machine is a one-man operation.

Now that I’ve overcome the technical hurdles to launch this first podcast, additional episodes should follow on a weekly basis (more or less).  Thanks for listening!

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