America is divided, and it always has been. We're going back to the moment when that split turned into war. This is Uncivil: Gimlet Media's new history podcast, hosted by journalists Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika. We ransack the official version of the Civil War, and take on the history you grew up with. We bring you untold stories about covert operations, corruption, resistance, mutiny, counterfeiting, antebellum drones, and so much more. And we connect these forgotten struggles to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.

Society & Culture
Introducing Resistance: Is It Too Revolutionary?
39 min
The Fugitive
How difficult is it to escape, when your owner is the most powerful man in the world?
31 min
The Ring
Two women with a very peculiar relationship, work together to bring the Confederacy to its knees.
30 min
Uncivil Presents: The Nod
Uncivil presents: The Nod
28 min
The Portrait
A listener voicemail sends us deep down the rabbit hole into one of the most toxic myths of the Confederacy.
27 min
The Assets
Rachel Swarns of the New York Times joins us to discuss what she discovered when she followed the money trail of one of the nation's top financial institutions all the back to the 19th century.
26 min
The Sentence
In 1640 three men attempted to escape indentured servitude. The outcome lay the foundation for the split in America that lead to Civil War.
22 min
The Paper
A small shopkeeper in Philadelphia unwittingly stumbles into a con that helps take down the Confederacy.
21 min
The Song
We dig deep into the anthem of the Confederacy, and learn that almost everything we thought we knew about it... was wrong.
26 min
The Spin
From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.
26 min
The Soldiers
A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.
21 min
The Takedown
We sat down with Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times Magazine, Al Letson of Reveal, and Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum to talk about how they take down Civil War myths.
33 min
The Deed
A 19th century promise, and a 21st century betrayal. The past and present of 40 acres and a mule.
28 min
The Raid
A group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.
24 min
Give Us a Call
We want to hear from you! Do you have a family story from the Civil War? A myth you've seen on social media you want busted? Let us know! Call 347-395-5078 and leave us a voicemail.
1 min
Coming Soon
A new history podcast from Gimlet Media, where we go back to the time our divisions turned into a war, and bring you stories left out of the official history.
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