2021 Season of The American Vandal Podcast Begins With “The Myths of Reconstruction in the Wake of Insurrection”

Brook Thomas discusses the myths of Reconstruction on new episode of The American Vandal.

Check Out This Bonus Episode of The American Vandal on Mark Twain in Elmira & Consider Submitting a Proposal to the C19 Podcast

Bonus Episode of The American Vandal Podcast re-releases the episode on Mark Twain in Elmira we did with C19 in 2019.

Final Episode of Inaugural Season of The American Vandal Podcast Features Reading & Discussion of Mark Twain’s “Letter From Santa Claus”

In homage to the season, we dedicate an episode to Mark Twain’s 1875 letter to his daughter, in which he impersonates the “jolly old elf.”

New Episode of The American Vandal Podcast Focuses on Good Lord Bird

James McBride’s 2013 novel, Good Lord Bird, was ubiquitously compared to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This episode features discussion of the recent Showtime miniseries adaptation.

Mark Twain Prize Winner Dave Chappelle is Subject of New Episode of The American Vandal

Comedy scholars discuss the recent work of stand-up comic Dave Chappelle on The American Vandal Podcast, from the Center for Mark Twain Studies.

New Episode of American Vandal Explores Origins of Police Departments in San Francisco & Charleston

Mark Twain and James Redpath both, in the years surrounding the American Civil War, denounced police forces for violently oppressing people of color.

New Episode of The American Vandal focuses on Lovecraft Country & The New Black Gothic

The recent HBO series, Lovecraft Country, is exemplary of what Sheri-Marie Harrison has dubbed New Black Gothic.

2020 Quarry Farm Symposium is Subject of Most Recent Episode of The American Vandal

Judith Yaross Lee, author of “American Humor & Matters of Empire,” discusses the 2020 Quarry Farm Symposium and the history of American Humor Studies on The American Vandal.

New Episode of The American Vandal Focuses on Elmira Correctional Facility

Anthropologist and Urban Studies professor, Andrea Morrell, talks about the history of Elmira Correctional Facility amidst a COVID outbreak within its walls.