Working Historians
Marc Reyes and William Black - Editors, Contingent Magazine

Marc Reyes and William Black - Editors, Contingent Magazine

June 26, 2019

Marc Reyes and Bill Black are editors of Contingent Magazine, a non-profit online publication dedicated to the radical idea that historians deserve to be paid for their work. In this episode we discuss their academic and professional backgrounds and also talk about the magazine itself, which invites pitches from all historians that may not fit with more traditional academic history publications.

This episode’s recommendations: You’re Wrong About… podcast: Kings, Kitchens, and their Stories: John O’Malley, Urethane Revolution: The Birth of Skate, San Diego 1975 (The History Press, 2019), Karin Wulf, “What Naomi Wolf and Cokie Roberts Teach Us About the Need for Historians,” Washington Post, June 11, 2019,

Henry Crawford - Owner, History by Choice

Henry Crawford - Owner, History by Choice

June 13, 2019

Henry Crawford is the retired Curator of History for the Museum of Texas Tech University and is currently affiliated with the Science Spectrum in Lubbock, Texas. He is the owner and operator of History by Choice, where he serves as a living history consultant.

This episode’s recommendations: The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums: Museum of Texas Tech University: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center:

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