Oh Genie Who Directs The Hands Of Mortals! | Guest

February 16, 2021

In which Elizabeth Powel and her nephew bicker through letters over just how unreadable his handwriting is. She argues that “to your mother, it is algebra.”

Come for the familial banter, stay for the discussion of 18th century epistolary education!


A Presidential Blunder | Guest

July 7, 2020

Guest on Season 1, Episode 2 of “Your most obedient & Humble Servant,” a bi-weekly history podcast that showcases 18th and 19th century women’s letters that don’t always make it into the history books.

My episode analyzes a letter from Elizabeth Powel to George Washington after she purchases his desk and finds a bundle of letters from Martha Washington, and what comes next.

The Powerbroker and the Kingmaker: The Life of Elizabeth Willing Powel | Guest

September 19, 2019

Guest on Season 3, Episode 12, of Conversations at the Washington Library, a Conversations a weekly exploration of early American history, culture, and the people who teach it.

My episode focuses on the Life of Elizabeth Willing Powel during the period of the British Occupation of Philadelphia, and how she and her husband navigated their changing political stances before and after the Occupation.

The Return of The Harpsichord | Host

February 14, 2019

Interviewed Dr. Joyce Lindorff a Scholar Eighteenth Century Music, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, at Temple University, for Season 2 Episode 7, of Conversations at the Washington Library. We discussed her research at the Washington Library on Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis’ harpsichord, for Mount Vernon’s Year of Music.

The Ultimate Lightning Conductor | Host

November 15, 2018

Interviewed George Goodwin, Author in Residence at the Benjamin Franklin House in London and scholar of the Early Republic, for Season 1, Episode 31 of Conversations at the Washington Library. We discussed his latest findings regarding Benjamin Franklin, espionage, and the propaganda dealings in Europe in the American Revolution.



Elizabeth Powel: Dear Friend of George Washington | Speaker & Host

Members Only Livestream, George Washington’s Mount Vernon


Elizabeth Powel and the Early Republic | Speaker

Fireside Chat Series, Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2020.


What was the last letter George Washington wrote?| Speaker

Ask Mount Vernon Educational Shorts, Mount Vernon, Virginia, March 2018.

“Did George Washington have Nice Handwriting?” | Speaker

Ask Mount Vernon Educational Shorts, Mount Vernon, Virginia, March 2018.