Welcome to the 18th Century Podcast, I’m your host Cj. If you’d like to read the script for this episode and its citations, go to https://18thcentury.home.blog that’s 1, 8, t h, century dot home dot blog. Type the numbers don’t spell them. As you probably can tell this is merely an introduction episode and I’m going to lay the foundation for this podcast. But I want to give you a little background about why I’m doing this. You see, I love history. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved history. There are many times and places I’ve loved, and being from America, the founding period has always captured my interest. Recently I was lucky enough to go on a trip to Virginia to see places like Geroge Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s home at Monticello, and Colonial Williamsburg, among other places too. The American War for Independence, the French Revolution, the Age of Enlightenment, and many other wars, people, and movements have fascinated me. I want to learn more about this time period and the people who inhabited it. So you dear listener, I invite you to come along with me as we learn about the 18th Century together. Typical episodes will be about 15-30 minutes long. This introductory episode will be shorter than 15 minutes. Unless its bonus material, expect an average episode to run for 15-30 minutes. My goal is to make this a weekly show. I just want to give you a quick note about the next few episodes, I prerecorded them and, I said transcript but I should have said script which can be read by clicking the link in the description. I was incorrect in saying that, so when you hear me say transcript in the next three episodes, just think script instead, my apologies. I plan on covering just about anything related to this time period, from people to places, from firearms to wars, from cooking to clothing, from games to hunting. I think you get the idea. Many of the first few episodes will lean on the shorter side and closer to the 15-minute mark. As the series progresses I plan to do more deep dives, but for the first few episodes, I will do general overviews of topics. So come along and learn with me about the fascinating time which is the 18th Century!