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How We Got Here

Jul 19, 2021

In this episode of How We Got Here - how the bounties of the Caribbean island of Bermuda helped save Jamestown – in a story that inspired William Shakespeare. Plus, Virginia soil was stained with blood from the first major battle of the Civil War. How the First Battle of Manassas, or Bull Run, would shape years of...


Jul 12, 2021

In this episode of How We Got Here - years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in Alabama, Irene Morgan in Virginia did the same thing, leading to a landmark Supreme Court decision that became the starting point for dismantling segregation in the United States. Plus, the story of the man known as the father...


Jul 5, 2021

In this episode of How We Got Here - A look at the final execution in Virginia before the first state in the South abolished the death penalty. Plus, the most ‘animated’ of the Confederate statues comes down along Monument Avenue. Then, the decades-long tale of the Norfolk Four, from their wrongful convictions to...


May 31, 2021

Season 5 launches on Monday, July 5. How We Got Here, presented by NBC12 in Richmond, Virginia, is a podcast highlighting Virginia’s rich history, one week at a time.


Nov 16, 2020

In this bonus episode of How We Got Here, we go behind the sounds with Host Rachel DePompa and Executive Producer Colten Weekley to dive deep into how we made this season. You’ll hear about some of our favorite guests and which segments really stuck with us.