The Historians

The Historians is a weekly audio interview podcast that features authors and other guests who discuss the rich heritage of the region and the nation, produced and hosted by Bob Cudmore.


South Dakota Virtual Festival of Books 2020

“Writing and Illustrating The Voice of Liberty” — Angelica Shirley Carpenter (author) and Edwin Fotheringham (illustrator) show how the words and pictures in their book evolved and answer questions about their creative process.

Virtual Book Launch at Petunia's Place Bookstore

A virtual book launch for Angelica's picture book for young children, Voice of Liberty, hosted by Petunias' Place Bookstore in Fresno, CA.

Voice of Liberty Interview

A picture book for young children, Voice of Liberty captures a dramatic event in the history of the Woman Suffrage movement that was led by Baum’s fearless mother-in-law, Matilda Joslyn Gage. Sarah Crotzer interviews author Angelica Shirley Carpenter about her life-long love for Oz and how that path led her to research Gage.

Born Criminal Talk in Santa Monica

Short video

Full event video

Matilda Talk for Oz Club

See my brief talk about L. Frank Baum and his mother-in-law, Matilda Joslyn Gage.

Down the Rabbit Hole with Lewis Carroll and Leonard Weisgard

In 2011 I curated a Lewis Carroll exhibition at California State University, Fresno. Watch my guided tour of this display.