The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won't find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you'll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
BackStory with the American History Guys is a nationally syndicated, hour-long, weekly public radio show hosted by renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh. We're based in Charlottesville, Virginia at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Each week we take a topic that people are talking about and explore its roots in American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversation with our listeners, we turn the things Americans take for granted inside out. And we have a lot of fun.
Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition. www.historyofphilosophy.net
History is full amazing stories. Join hosts Bryan Moriarty, Eric Bricmont, and Sarah Ashley as they explore the most inspirational, terrifying and hilarious events in history, and learn something new at the same time.
This podcast, assembled by a PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern day.
Communio Sanctorum is Latin for “The Communion of Saints.” This podcast Communion Sanctorum is a weekly podcast on the History of the Christian Church. Church History can be a complex and confusing subject with endless lists of names, dates, and issues. The podcast is an attempt to give believers a popular and non-academic review of church history in a manageable format with episodes that are under a half hour. While the Latin phrase Communio Sanctorum has been in use for centuries, the German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s dissertation was titled Sanctorum Communio. Written at the age of only 21, the book is a monumental tome describing Bonhoeffer’s ideas on the work of the Spirit in the Church building a community of the redeemed.
A journey through the 5000 years of history documented by one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations. For all the episodes for free, as well as additional content, please subscribe and/or visit http://thehistoryofchina.wordpress.com .
New York City history is America's history. It's the hometown of the world, and most people knows its familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it? The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the last fifteen years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived. Join them for a fun take on history, a "romp down the back alleys of New York City." Every other week, they look into another fascinating aspect of the Big Apple -- the people, the places, its beginnings and effects on American culture. (For our older shows, please check out the podcast 'NYC History: Bowery Boys Archive', also here on iTunes.)
On the 19th August, 14 CE, 767 years after the founding of Rome, nearly exactly 2001 years ago, the first Emperor of Rome, Augustus, finally died, at 75 years of age. His great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, the most brilliant and successful general in Rome’s history, had been assassinated aged 56 after being the dictator of Rome for only 5 years. Augustus, on the other hand, thrust into the limelight at age 18, with no military or political experience, ruled Rome either as one-third of a triumvirate or by himself for 58 years and died, probably of natural causes, while still in power. His reign laid the foundations of a regime that lasted, in one form or another, for nearly fifteen hundred years through the ultimate decline of the Western Roman Empire and until the Fall of Constantinople in 1453. He was one of the most influential figures in all of Western history - and yet I bet most of you hardly know anything about him. WELL - THIS IS HIS STORY. It's a story that con ...
Informative, casual, and a little bit sexy. Unbuttoned History is the raucous history podcast for people who want to learn a bit about yesteryear, but with silly voices and swearing. Hosts Emma, Mike, a second Mike and Caleb guide you through time immemorial and play a few ridiculous games along the way.
15 Minute History is a podcast—with supplementary materials—about World and US history. This is a joint project of Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at the University of Texas at Austin, and Not Even Past, a website with articles on a wide variety of historical issues, produced by the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin. This podcast series is devoted to short, accessible discussions of important topics in World History and US History. The discussions will be conducted by the award winning faculty and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. Our topics will be drawn from the new World History and US History Standards—The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)—for K-12 social studies courses in Texas, and will be tied to specific objective and goals set in the standards to help educators prepare their students for the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR™ exams. They are meant to be a resource for both tea ...
The Thomas Jefferson Hour features conversations with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as portrayed by the award-winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson. The weekly discussion features Mr. Jefferson’s views on events of his time, contemporary issues facing America and answers to questions submitted by his many listeners. To ask President Jefferson a question visit his website at www.jeffersonhour.com
The Maritime History Podcast is a chronological look at maritime history and its numerous facets. Beginning with ancient history, the podcast looks at trade, exploration, boat and ship-building, economics, and the relationship between the ocean and the development of society and culture throughout history. Learn more about the podcast at http://maritimehistorypodcast.com.
The Shadow of Ideas - History, Politics, and Current Events on the Edge
A fortnightly biography of an intriguing individual from British history. Each episode in the podcast is a biography selected from the Oxford DNB - the authoritative collection of more than 56,000 lives of men and women from around the world who have shaped Britain's history. You can download more free biographies from the web site at www.oxforddnb.com.
Renaissance England was a bustling and exciting place...new religion! break with rome! wars with Scotland! And France! And Spain! The birth of the modern world! In this twice-monthly podcast I'll explore one aspect of life in 16th century England that will give you a deeper understanding of this most exciting time.
Past Present brings together three historians to discuss what's happening in American politics and culture today. Natalia, Neil, and Niki bring historical insights to the news of the day, offering listeners an alternative to the reflexive and polarized world of punditry. Interested in the world around you but exhausted by rote reactions and partisan talking points? You've come to the right place.
An interactive history project, producing a book on the history of the internet era by crowdsourcing facts and first person accounts from listeners. Each podcast represents a new chapter focusing on some section of internet history.
Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
Too often when we think about the history of a country we think of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the mediaeval queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Mediaeval England, seen through the lives of its queens
A daily time capsule of stories about the important, intriguing or just plain forgotten events of history and the people, places and things behind them that in time’s relentless march forward all share the common distinction of having occurred on this day.
Saga Thing is a podcast for people who love history, literature, Vikings and all things medieval. In each episode, the hosts review a saga from medieval Iceland and then dig in to categories for discussion, including: Best Bloodshed, Body Count, Notable Witticisms, Nicknames, Outlawry, Thingmen, and Ratings.
A special book, person or place has the power to transport us into the past, to times and moments long before we were born. You may reach the last page of a biography and mourn a person who died a century ago, or meet a fictional character so vivid, you become lifelong friends. The History Author Show vaults beyond the usual layman's questions, and offers a show by history lovers for history lovers. Enjoy fascinating guests who write history in their daily lives, including award-winning writers from publishers like Simon & Schuster. These are the people who build time machines with their words. New episodes every Monday morning with bonus Classical Wisdom Wednesday and History in Five Friday episodes.
Colonial Williamsburg: Past and Present brings you new perspectives from the Revolutionary War era. American history is explored in interviews with historic interpreters, tradesmen, musicians, historians, curators, authors, archaeologists, and more.
The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include - Colonial Era American War for Independence Pre-Civil War Civil War Reconstruction Early Modern Virginia During the World's Wars Cold War Virginia Contemporary Virginia Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com
Chronicles of the Ordinary is a bi-weekly podcast that follows the history of the every day. Each episode will take a deeper look at the ordinary and follow the tales of what we consider to be normal. After all, everything has a story.
Wise About Texas presents Texas history in an engaging, scholarly and interesting way. You'll learn more about the Texas history you know, and a lot of Texas history you don't know. Most importantly, you'll come to understand the spirit of Texas! So get Wise About Texas!
Range: Stories and Trailblazers of the New American West. Co-hosts Julia Ritchey and Amy Westervelt uncover issues and entrepreneurs who embody the outlaw spirit of the West. Season 1 features pimps, miners, ranchers, the cult of Tesla, and much more.
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners.
May 27, 2016 – It’s History in Five Friday, presented by Simon & Schuster — check them out at Facebook.com/HistoryInFive. While it’s no secret that Abraham Lincoln didn’t have an idyllic childhood, today’s guest — journalist and political aide Sidney Blumenthal — noticed something in particular about young Lincoln’s experience that might have impacted the way he perceived and spoke about slavery. Blumenthal is the author of the book, A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849. Simon & Schuster’s History in Five Friday. It’s the perfect way to kick off your modern weekend…with people, from the past. The post H5F: Sidney Blumenthal – A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln appeared first on History Author Show.
The young socialite Dorothy Arnold seemingly led a charmed and privileged life. The niece of a Supreme Court justice, Dorothy was the belle of 1900s New York, an attractive and vibrant young woman living on the Upper East Side with her family. She hoped to become a published magazine writer and perhaps someday live by herself in Greenwich Village. But on December 12, 1910, while running errands in the neighborhood of Madison Square Park, Dorothy Arnold -- simply vanished. In this investigative new podcast, we look at the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, from the mysterious clues left in her fireplace to the suspicious behavior exhibited by her family. This mystery captivated New Yorkers for decades as revelations and twists to the story continued to emerge. As one newspaper described it: "There is general agreement among police officials that the case is in a class by itself." ALSO: What secrets lurk in the infamous Pennsylvania "House of Mystery"? And could a sacred ob ...
In 1996, a delegation of Chechen separatist rebels negotiated peace with Russia's President Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin. It took them just two hours to reach an agreement. Akhmed Zakayev was a member of the Chechen delegation. Photo: Akhmed Zakayev in 2004. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Fashion historian April Calahan joined Holly for a talk about the surprising ways that women of France protested German occupation during WWII.
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1001 Heroes. Legends, Histories & Mysteries interviews Seth Margolis, the author of the new history/mystery thriller "The Semper Sonnet", which is a story involving a young graduate student who discovers a rare Shakepeare sonnet and immediately becomes involved in a murder investigation. If you like Dan Brown- you'll enjoy this thriller. Get the story-behind-the-story here! Support 1001 at www.patreon.com/1001Heroes with a monthly pledge-Thank You! The Semper Sonnet is available at Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. Link to Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Semper-Sonnet-Seth-Margolis/dp/1682300560
Teacher John Scopes indicted for teaching evolution, JFK sets goal of landing a man on the moon, Star Wars released, Frank Oz, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Ludlum, Beverly Sills, Mike Myers, and Octavia Spencer...all On This Day!
In May 1991, at the end of Ethiopia's civil war, 14000 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel in just 36 hours during "Operation Solomon". An ancient Jewish community had lived in Ethiopia for centuries but amid war and famine, many tried to reach Israel. In 1984, Israel had rescued thousands of Ethiopian Jews from refugee camps in Sudan, Operation Solomon was meant to bring the remaining Ethiopian Jews to Israel. We hear from Daniel Nadawo, an Ethiopian Israeli, about his memories of the dramatic airlift. Photo: Ethiopian Jews known as 'Falashas' sit on board an Israeli Air Force Boeing 707, during Operation Sololmon, May 25th 1991 (AFP/Getty Images)
May 25, 2016 – It’s Classical Wisdom Wednesday, presented by Classical Wisdom Weekly — bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, every Wednesday morning before your first cup of coffee. We might take for granted our civil liberties. Those of us living in the modern age might think that the political freedoms that we enjoy are the norm, but history buffs know that this was not always the case. When we talk about political liberty (at least in the Western, European tradition) we often think of the age of enlightenment. However, before Lock or Voltaire, the ancients were crafting, dare we say inventing, the earliest forms of political freedoms. Your guide through the classical landscape is Van Bryan, Associate Editor of Classical Wisdom Weekly. You can catch Classical Wisdom Wednesday every week before your first cup of coffee, right here on the History Author Show. The post CWW: The Invention of Freedom appeared first on History Author Show.
George Fox, born in 1624 in Leicestershire, is best known as the founder of the Quakers. In early life he was apprenticed to a shoemaker, and for a while he worked as a shepherd as well. But it was as a preacher travelling widely across the land that he made his name, and also received the most abuse. As he writes: "... the people fell upon me in great rage, struck me down and almost stifled and smothered me. And I was cruelly beaten and bruised by them with their hands, Bibles and sticks." Nominating the dissenting George Fox is Ann Limb, chair of the Scout Association. Also in studio, Jonathan Fryer, editor of George Fox and the Children of the Light. Matthew Parris presents, and the producer in Bristol is Miles Warde.
There are tales of strange creatures seen in the mines and caves of Appalachia. On this episode, Rod and Steve tell the story of the giants in the earth, on Stories. You can subscribe at iTunes, the iPhone podcast app, Google Play or on your favorite Android or Windows phone podcast app. We’re on Facebook and we’re also on Twitter, @storyappalachia. You can also hear more stories about Appalachia and beyond on our radio station, Stories Radio, on the Tunein app. Just add us to your favorites list. Thanks for listening!
In May 1986, more than five million people took part in Hands Across America - an attempt to form a nationwide human chain to raise awareness of poverty and homelessness. Hear from the organiser of the event, Hollywood promoter Ken Kragen. Photo: Santa Monica California. Credit: Associated Press.
Insatiable hunger completely dominated every aspect of this French man in the 18th century. His life took a series of twists and turns, but his condition was never truly diagnosed or cured.
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I don’t often have a chance to read books that focus solely on Belarus, which is exactly why I was intrigued by The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906-1931 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015). Per Anders Rudling‘s study…
The prevalence of media that reinforces a traditional masculine image of Vladimir Putin, Russia’s leader, is at the core of Valerie Sperling‘s analysis of gender norms and sexualization as a means of political legitimacy. Not surprisingly, the cover of…
May 23, 2016 – Lynn Sherr’s book is titled: Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space. It includes unique insights from her friendship with the astronaut, tennis player, astrophysicist, children’s book author, and genuine American legend, as well as exclusives from Dr. Ride’s family, partner, and countless friends and colleagues. You can enjoy more from our guest @LynnSherr on Twitter, or Facebook.com/SallyRideBio. And although Dr. Ride passed away in 2012, her mission to inspire young people in science, technology, engineering, and math — and to promote STEM literacy — endures at Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego. You can visit them at SallyRideScience.com, or follow them @SallyRideSci. The post Lynn Sherr – Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space appeared first on History Author Show.
In this long overdue episode with a deceiving title we don't actually get around to the Yuan Dynasty. However a nice handy and confusing overview tracing the rise of the Mongol nation is presented which includes a bio on Genghis Khan. We'll get to rise of Kublai Khan this time and look at the Yuan Dynasty next episode. Terms from this Episode numero ciento sesenta y nueve Number 169 Qin Shihuang 秦始皇 Qin Dynasty founder Da Yuanchao 大元朝 The Great Mongol Dynasty Parthians 帕提亚 Iranian nomadic people Scythians 斯基泰人 Iranian nomadic people Yuezhi 月氏 Originally from Xinjiang and Gansu, defeated by the Xiongnu Goths 哥特 West central Asian power, the scourge of the Roman Empire Magyars 马扎儿人 West central Asian power. Today they are known as Hungarians. Huns 匈奴 More from the western part of the steppe, often confused with Xiongnu Xiongnu 匈奴 Often called Huns, they were an early northern tribe who kept invading China Slavs 斯拉夫人 People from central Europe and the West Asian steppe Xianbei 鲜卑 So-c ...
In Leaving the Jewish Fold: Conversion and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History (Princeton University Press, 2015), Todd Endelman looks across three centuries and on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to examine the history of Jews who decided to…
Summary Larry Kramer was the founder of MarketWatch.com. He’s also been the President and Publisher of USA Today and he’s currently interim CEO of TheStreet.com. We talk to him about creating a brand like MarketWatch in a space dominated by powerful incumbents like The Wall Street Journal, CNBC and others. But we also hear what it was like to work in the legendary Washington Post newsroom in the 1970s and 80s, as well as what it takes to bring success to modern media properties like USA Today in the digital era. If you want a first hand primer of when digital and old-world media collided, you couldn’t do better than to listen to the career path of Larry Kramer.
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Journey down the misty waters of the Mekong River and see the city-sized temples of indescribably ornate masonry and refinement; the unparalleled landscaping, and artificial bodies of water; and cities of millions in the 1100s. Have you entered a mythic land of gods? Or could Could it be, the Khmer Empire.
We know that the Magnates and peerage made some cutbacks and prettified fewer of their residences - but what of the Gentry, who by and large would have 1 or 2 manors? And the peasantry and their yardland?
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University of Georgia professor Stephen Berry teaches a class about coroners in the 19th century South. He discusses the role of a coroner as an agent of the state and talks about the records created from their inquests.
Moonshining has long been associated with Appalachia. Probably the most well-known and well-marketed moonshiner was Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton of Cocke County, Tennessee. Popcorn dressed the part, at least the way he believed everybody outside the area thought a moonshiner should look like. And he made sure everybody knew who he was, appearing on television, in books, and on the internet. On this episode of Stories, Steve and Rod tell the story of Popcorn Sutton, mountain moonshiner. You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play. Like us on Facebook for even more stories about our region. We’re on Twitter, too, @storyappalachia. Thanks for your ears!
French forces surrender in Vietnam after the battle of Dien Bien Phu, signalling the end of French colonialism in Indochina. Plus, Marcus Garvey's black nationalism; the filming of Citizen Kane; Maori rights; and the 1968 riots in Paris. (Photo: a French military Red Cross helicopter preparing to land, while French soldiers try to defend their positions in Dien Bien Phu against the Viet Minh, 23 March 1954. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
There have been gearheads and car guys for as long as there have been cars, but Tesla has developed a whole new level of groupies. In this episode of Range podcast--our last episode of Season 1--we dig into what makes a Tesla fanboy, and what it is about both Tesla and Elon Musk that has attracted such fierce devotion from so many people.
To date, four states have legalized recreational marijuana, 23 states allow it for medical purposes and at least another five are expected to pass marijuana-related legislation this year. Meanwhile, heroin addiction and abuse of prescription painkillers are becoming a national epidemic. We have a checkered past where drug usage is concerned. Brian, Ed and Peter start this episode by looking at the 19th century, when opium and cocaine were legal. Along the way, we’ll explore the influence of the medical establishment, as well as the role of drugs in popular culture.
“Women’s history, if they had any, consisted in their being beautiful enough to become events in male lives,” the feminist academic Carolyn R. Heilbrun noted in a series of 1997 lectures, suggesting the need for new narratives and new ways…
Stephen L. Field‘s new translation and study of the Zhouyi offers an inspiring and fresh take that importantly differs from previous translators approaches to the text. The Duke of Zhou Changes: A Study and Annotated Translation of the Zhouyi…