Consolation Prize


This is the digital archive for Consolation Prize. Consolation Prize is a podcast about the history of the United States in the world through the eyes of its consuls. Hosted by Abby Mullen, the show discusses the complicated lives and careers of the low-level diplomats that were largely responsible for the United States’ reputation in the world. To learn more, visit

Recent Submissions

  • Brett, Megan; Mullen, Abby; Cote, Andrew; McKenzie, David; Phelps, Nicole (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2020-09-01)
    Season 1, Episode 1 of Consolation Prize. In our first episode of Consolation Prize, we go to Mexico to investigate how Americans tried to maintain their rights as Americans while sometimes subverting Mexican authority. ...