Dustin Connors is creating Rebellion
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REBELLION is a bi-weekly podcast that blows the cobwebs off of The American Revolution. Each episode tells the story of the amazing men and women who put their lives at risk for a future they'd never live to see. It is my goal and my passion to reintroduce Americans to the men and women who were responsible for laying the foundation of our country.

The Idea

The idea for REBELLION came after teaching a lesson to my 4th grade class about The Revolutionary War. After the lesson was over, they were clamoring for more stories from that period. Not one to let down my students, and reluctant to begin my unit on helping verbs, I gathered them all at the carpet, where I regaled them with the story of Nathan Hale. Maybe they were all jacked up on cookies from lunch the previous period, or maybe it was because a school bearing his name sits just up the street, but whatever it was, my students couldn't get enough.

And so began a weekly ritual. Soon, my class couldn't wait for Freedom Fridays to arrive so they could hear another story. After a month of telling some of my favorites (Sybil Ludington's Ride, John Adams and The Boston Massacre, and my boy Baron Von Steuben), it dawned on me that I could record these stories and share them with others.

That's where you come in!

My fascination with the Revolutionary Era has never dwindled, so it is paramount that my research is thorough. This involves traveling to locations that house primary documents, securing rare books, and scouring the web for every bit of detail I can find on each subject. I do this all on top of teaching the best 4th grade curriculum I can. It's been a challenge to work full time, fund and manage my website, and record quality audio the best I can, all between the hours of 6:00 and 11:00 pm (and weekends, of course).

Your contribution will help cover the costs of everything listed above, and allow me to continue putting out as great a production as I can going forward.

THANK YOU!
If you are lending any support for me and my podcast, I will never be able to fully thank you. But I hope you enjoy the access it gives you, and I hope you continue to listen, to share, and to look back at our compelling history!
Tiers
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$1 or more per month
5% STORE DISCOUNT

Receive 5% off all purchases in the Rebellion Podcast store


EPISODE TRANSCRIPTS

View PDFs of each episode with notes on further reading materials to slake your Revolutionary thirst


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Get access to occasional announcements and blog posts available only to Rebellion Patrons

Lieutenant Colonel
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ACESS TO EXCLUSIVE READING LIST

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Brigadier General
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15% STORE DISCOUNT

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ACCESS TO "UPRISING"

Exclusive access to Rebellion's companion podcast: UPRISING, which dives deeper into details about the Revolutionary Era.

Aide-de-Camp
$10 or more per month
Episode Transcripts

Member-Only Posts

Exclusive Reading List

Access to "UPRISING"


20% STORE DISCOUNT

Receive 5% off all purchases in the Rebellion Podcast store


FREE COPY OF UPCOMING BOOK

Receive a free copy of the upcoming anthology book: In Rebellion, which will cover the subjects of each episode, share the inspiration behind each topic, and detail the research that went in to the making of the show (the book is in development now).

Goals
42% complete
Hey, the American Revolution didn't happen overnight, and neither can this! This goal would put a dent in the monthly costs of running my website and producing the show. I would still be paying for most of it on my own, but we have to start somewhere! Let's see if we can reach this modest goal.
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REBELLION is a bi-weekly podcast that blows the cobwebs off of The American Revolution. Each episode tells the story of the amazing men and women who put their lives at risk for a future they'd never live to see. It is my goal and my passion to reintroduce Americans to the men and women who were responsible for laying the foundation of our country.

The Idea

The idea for REBELLION came after teaching a lesson to my 4th grade class about The Revolutionary War. After the lesson was over, they were clamoring for more stories from that period. Not one to let down my students, and reluctant to begin my unit on helping verbs, I gathered them all at the carpet, where I regaled them with the story of Nathan Hale. Maybe they were all jacked up on cookies from lunch the previous period, or maybe it was because a school bearing his name sits just up the street, but whatever it was, my students couldn't get enough.

And so began a weekly ritual. Soon, my class couldn't wait for Freedom Fridays to arrive so they could hear another story. After a month of telling some of my favorites (Sybil Ludington's Ride, John Adams and The Boston Massacre, and my boy Baron Von Steuben), it dawned on me that I could record these stories and share them with others.

That's where you come in!

My fascination with the Revolutionary Era has never dwindled, so it is paramount that my research is thorough. This involves traveling to locations that house primary documents, securing rare books, and scouring the web for every bit of detail I can find on each subject. I do this all on top of teaching the best 4th grade curriculum I can. It's been a challenge to work full time, fund and manage my website, and record quality audio the best I can, all between the hours of 6:00 and 11:00 pm (and weekends, of course).

Your contribution will help cover the costs of everything listed above, and allow me to continue putting out as great a production as I can going forward.

THANK YOU!
If you are lending any support for me and my podcast, I will never be able to fully thank you. But I hope you enjoy the access it gives you, and I hope you continue to listen, to share, and to look back at our compelling history!

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Tiers
Major
$1 or more per month
5% STORE DISCOUNT

Receive 5% off all purchases in the Rebellion Podcast store


EPISODE TRANSCRIPTS

View PDFs of each episode with notes on further reading materials to slake your Revolutionary thirst


MEMBER-ONLY POSTS

Get access to occasional announcements and blog posts available only to Rebellion Patrons

Lieutenant Colonel
$3 or more per month
Episode Transcripts

Member-Only Posts


10% STORE DISCOUNT

Receive 5% off all purchases in the Rebellion Podcast store


ACESS TO EXCLUSIVE READING LIST

Receive updates on books, sources, sites, and websites used to bring Rebellion to life.


Brigadier General
$5 or more per month
Episode Transcripts

Member-Only Posts

Exclusive Reading List


15% STORE DISCOUNT

Receive 5% off all purchases in the Rebellion Podcast store


ACCESS TO "UPRISING"

Exclusive access to Rebellion's companion podcast: UPRISING, which dives deeper into details about the Revolutionary Era.

Aide-de-Camp
$10 or more per month
Episode Transcripts

Member-Only Posts

Exclusive Reading List

Access to "UPRISING"


20% STORE DISCOUNT

Receive 5% off all purchases in the Rebellion Podcast store


FREE COPY OF UPCOMING BOOK

Receive a free copy of the upcoming anthology book: In Rebellion, which will cover the subjects of each episode, share the inspiration behind each topic, and detail the research that went in to the making of the show (the book is in development now).