CBC Radio's, Ideas, with Paul Kennedy, is one of my favorite podcasts. From time to time over the past couple years they've presented episodes examining the War of 1812. Their September 15, 2014 show, Oh Say, Can You See? is a fine piece of radio journalism. The detailed story of Francis Scott Key and the experiences that lead to his writing the poem, "Defence of Fort McHenry" which in time became our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, alone is worth your time.