I downloaded the course using the “single ZIP file” method. When I listened to the end of lecture 13 “The Washington Administration”, Prof. Gutzman was just about to discuss the Whiskey Rebellion when the recording ended (at 52:09).
Thinking my file was incomplete, I came back here to re-download the lecture but it turns out that the individual mp3 link is to an entirely different recording that lasts only 44:35.
What’s the deal? Are the files in the ZIP file earlier, somewhat rougher, recordings that were re-recorded? Oh, and what ever happened about the Whiskey Rebellion? 😉
I downloaded the whole series as a MB4 AAC audiobook and I also had a terrible jump as well, a bad error in the file, where it went from discussing George Washington as President and fighting the whiskey rebellion, and then poof, we are discussing the introduction of the Alien and Sedition Acts in the Adams administration!!
I just listened to lecture 13 about the Washington Administration on my iPod a couple days ago and noticed the cut off at the end as well. I looked into it just now, and immediately noticed a discrepancy. If you look at the video\audio that you can play directly from the lecture page, both are 44:35 in length, and they do not stop abruptly at the end, But when you go to the main course page and download the whole course packaged into a ZIP file, lecture 13 is 52:09 long. I listened to the first few moments of both versions, and they seem to be different recordings.
I seem to recall someone saying that a couple of the lectures had to be redone at one point, but I don’t remember which ones. Maybe the audiobook download and the ZIP file that contains the whole course simply needs to be updated with the new audio recordings that are on the individual lecture pages?