We all know the story. Or do we? Just who was Julius Caesar? Tyrant? Or misunderstood reformer? Join Ray Harris (The World War II Podcast) and Cameron Reilly (The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast) as they go on a journey to discover the true Julius Caesar.
In "Headline History" host Dan Lovallo looks back at the reporting of historical events by newspapers and other media in the immediate aftermath of those events. How accurate was the media's reporting of the assassination of JFK? What was the state of the USA on the day after Pearl Harbor? How was history effected years later because of these consequential events? This is some of what Dan Lovallo explores in "Headline History."
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.
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.)
What's the story of Louisa May Alcott? Who were some other notable members of the Alcott family? Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
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.
Two brothers telling the story of the Italian Unification, 1790-1870. Our story will start with a quick recap of Italian history from Roman times to 1790, then we'll slow down and examine the complex social, political, and economic themes as we cover the events of the Italian Unification.
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.
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.
Past Present brings together three historians to discuss what's happening in 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.
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
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.org.
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.
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.historyofphilsophy.net
A history of Egyptian culture, art, faith, kingship, love, death, war and everything else! We give special attention to the Egyptians' tales and documents, to let their history come alive "in their own words."
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 scope of this island at the edge of the world.
This show will detail the biographies and interesting facts of the Papacy of Rome. It will start in the beginning, but will not go straight through to the present day. There will be many side tracks and detours along the way.
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.
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 .
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.
History is full amazing stories. Join hosts Bryan Moriarty and Eric Bricmont as they explore the most inspirational, terrifying and hilarious events in history. Everything from the creation of the universe to the invention of Cheese in a Can and everything in between. Learn something new weekly by subscribing to the Nerds on History podcast.
Historian and veteran Middle East journalist Michael Rank looks into the most exciting events and personalities of history in this podcast and explains them in five-minute episodes so that you can absorb the facts in the fastest way possible. Learn about the lives of Genghis Khan, Vlad Dracul, and Richard the Lionheart, and such events as the Crusades and the Black Death in these highly entertaining and informative episodes. Michael has sold thousands of books with his unique take on the past with such best-selling titles as "History's Most Insane Rulers: Lunatics, Eccentrics, and Megalomaniacs From Emperor Caligula to Kim Jon Il," and he brings the same energy to this podcast. He focuses on world history, Roman history, military history, the history of the United States, the most famous rulers in history, biographies, biography of famous people, the most famous people in history, the most powerful rulers, medieval history, violent history, world history, United States history, and how to put all these pieces together. This is a great podcast if you know nothing about a topic and need a good launching point into a deeper study.
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.)
Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.
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 teachers and students. But the podcasts can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in History. Each podcast will be accompanied by documents and readings related to the topic for people who want to learn more about the topic.
In "Hardcore History" the very unconventional Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", outside-the-box 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 is a difficult-to-classify show that has a rather sharp edge. It's not for everyone. But the innovative style and approach has made "Dan Carlin's Hardcore History" a New Media hit.
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.
Lillian Gilbreth should be remembered for any of her life accomplishments: psychologist, industrial engineer, author, inventor, and pioneer in the field of industrial psychology. From her collection of degrees to her equal partnership marriage to her work with Presidents and to the trailblazing example she set for us modern mothers...she should be remembered for a lot more than simply, "the mother on Cheaper by the Dozen". Let's do something about that.
Cicero realises that the only way to stop Antony is for the Senate to align themselves with the young Caesar. He delivers his Third Philippic against Antony, praises Octavian and the Legio Martia, and convinces the Senate to make the 19 year old kid a Senator and the commander of the military of the Roman Senate. Can...
In 1455, the quality and nature of the arguments and disputes about the king's fitness to reign and the need to reform the way England was governed changed very significantly. At St Albans, blood was spilled.
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Host Dan Lovallo describes the mood of the nation on Thanksgiving Day 1963, six days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy's alleged assassin, nearly survived his shooting at the hands of nightclub owner Jack Ruby, according to stories in the news on that Thanksgiving Day and some nations were already doubtful Oswald acted as the lone assassin.
This week, we'll move into the tumultuous events of 1863. Challenges foreign and domestic are going to upset the balance of power that has existed since the death of Ii Naosuke, and drive Japan ever closer to civil war.
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Henry VIII is remembered as the Founder of the Royal Navy - he built up the navy from only about 5 ships when he became King, to over 50 great warships when he died, also founding an official arm of his administration to handle all of the work involved with keeping it supplied. This episode talks about how that happened. To get the show notes and sign up for the newsletter, go to http://www.englandcast.com You can now call or text the Listener Feedback line at 801 6-TEYSKO or 801 683-9756. If you like this podcast, please remember to rate it in your listening service of choice. You can also always contact me through the facebook page or on the website. http://www.facebook.com/englandcast or englandcast.com Also, if you want to come along on our trip to England this Spring, check out http://www.bigworld.com for more info. Happy Advent Season everyone. Hope my American listeners are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
The current debate on the refugee crisis is missing some obvious factors and solutions. JB Shreve suggests an alternate narrative which the oil rich and Islamic nations of the Middle East could utilize to take the lead on helping the refugees and fighting ISIS. Episode 107 Islam’s Moment to Put up or Shut Up […]
November 27, 2015 – It’s History in Five Friday, presented by Simon & Schuster. For the day after Thanksgiving, we’re joined by historian of first ladies Betty Boyd Caroli, whose previous books include The Roosevelt Women: A Portrait In Five Generations, and The First Ladies: From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. Today, she introduces us to a woman who was at the center of public life for half a century, and yet who few really knew. The book is Lady Bird & Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President. For more on this title, you can enjoy our all-new interview with Betty Boyd Caroli, when we upload it on Monday, November 30, 2015. History in Five Friday. It’s the perfect way to kick off your modern weekend… with people from the past. The post H5F: Betty Boyd Caroli – Lady Bird and Lyndon appeared first on History Author Show.
In November 1938, the SS commander Heinrich Himmler ordered the construction in Nazi Germany of the only concentration camp built specifically for women. It would be called Ravensbruck. Selma van der Perre tells Witness about the horrors of life in Ravensbruck, including experiments on women and children, and how she survived. Photograph: women at Ravensbruck concentration camp (Credit: Das Bundesarchiv)
E213 | The urban history of the Ottoman Empire usually deals with subjects pertaining to the imperial capital of Istanbul. But Istanbul was only one of many important urban spaces in the empire. For example, the nearby city of Edirne, which was a significant city throughout the Ottoman period and preceded Istanbul as capital, has received considerably less attention despite its physical and symbolic centrality. In this episode, Amy Singer shares some of her research on the urban, architectural, and socioeconomic history of Edirne across centuries of historical transformation. More at: http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2015/11/edirne.html Amy Singer is professor of Ottoman history at Tel Aviv University. In addition to the city of Edirne, her research currently focuses on the possibilities of creating a trans-Ottoman digital platform for research cooperation and publication. CREDITS Episode No. 213 Release date: 25 November 2015 Location: Koç RCAC, Istanbul Editing and production ...
Professor James Shapiro talks to us about his new book 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear, a follow-up to his acclaimed 1599. Meanwhile the author Julie Checkoway tells the story of a remarkable group of Japanese-American swimmers who sought unlikely Olympic glory.
In the 1940s the Royal Navy intercepted dozens of Jewish refugee ships trying to reach British-controlled Palestine. It was part of British government policy to limit Jewish immigration to Palestine. Witness hears from Alan Tyler who served as an officer onboard HMS Chevron, patrolling the Mediterranean sea. (Photo: The ship 'Jewish State' docking at Haifa in October 1947. The Jewish refugees on board were sent to Cyprus by the British authorities. Credit: Keystone/Getty Images)
The attacks on Paris have converged with a series of other more local events that show the values which hold modern civilization together are under threat. As the narrative has shifted since then to changes in our posture toward Syrian refugees and less priorities on personal freedoms we have a front row seat to watching […]
Sophia Duleep Singh's education was focused on turning her into a proper lady, in line with her status as a princess. But she also became deeply involved in the Women's Social and Political Union, a radical arm of the women's suffrage movement in Britain.
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November 25, 2015 – 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. Today we are talking about some important topics. We will be visiting with Seneca and getting his take on a “good life”. This Roman statesman and philosopher believes that too many of us are wasting our lives and that very few of us are actually engaged in the duties of life. 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: Seneca – Living a Good Life appeared first on History Author Show.
A new election in Piedmont will threaten to unseat Cavour, who will only survive through cunning, ruthlessness, and good old fashioned cheating. An assassination attempt on French Emperor Napoleon III will either warm the cockles of his heart or fan the flames of his ambition. Either way, Napoleon III will get serious about supporting Piedmont in a war against Austria. Cavour and Napoleon will meet and hash out the future of Italy in a single afternoon, including a pretext for war.
In the 1990s the Cuban economy came close to collapse after the fall of the Soviet Union. The end of the millions of dollars in Soviet aid meant power cuts and severe food shortages on the Caribbean island. Some of the first private businesses started up under communism. We hear from Juan Carlos Montes, who opened a small restaurant at home to make ends meet, but was arrested by the communist authorities. (Photo: Due to severe fuel shortages in the 1990s, a Cuban peasant is forced to use oxen instead of a tractor to plow a cane field (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Three square meals a day. Three to five servings of fruits and vegetables, two to three servings of milk, yogurt, or cheese. Avoid fats and sugar. Red meat in moderation. We’re used to hearing these kinds of instructions. But eating isn’t just about finding the perfect nutritional balance—it has profound social implications, too. On this episode of BackStory, the Guys recover from their Thanksgiving feasts by looking back over the history of mealtime in America. From Victorian table manners to the school lunch program, how have our ideas about what, when, and how we eat our meals evolved?
Once again, the New World beckons. In this episode, we travel with the children of Eirik the Red to Vinland. Yes, every single one of Eirik’s children make their own expedition to North America in search of fame and fortune. This saga covers each of them. Leif Eiriksson is the first of his siblings to make the trip, but he’s not the first Viking to spot land in the New World. According to this saga, that honor goes to Bjarni Herjolfsson (if you call it an honor, since he’s later made fun of for not disembarking and checking things out). Where’s that spirit of adventure, Bjarni? That said, Bjarni may be wiser than we think, given how the journey turns out for most of the Viking explorers of Vinland. Find out what happens when the Vikings meet the skraelings in the New World as Saga Thing takes on The Saga of the Greenlanders. If all of this sounds familiar, that’s because we already traveled to Vinland and discovered America way back in episode 4 when Saga Thing covered The Saga of ...
On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Thanksgiving food, the controversial history of football, and Black Friday. Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show: At the first Thanksgiving meal in 1621, the colonists and Native Americans probably didn’t eat turkey, but food has always been important to the holiday. Niki noted that the CBS documentary, Harvest of Shame, broadcast the day after Thanksgiving in 1960, showed the political dimensions of food as it highlighted the plight of America’s migrant farm workers. Natalia observed that contemporary conversations about food politics have been shaped in large part by the writings of Michael Pollan. Football has been played on Thanksgiving Day almost as long as the holiday has been observed. Neil pointed out football has always been controversial because of the violent nature of the game, resulting in the death of 18 players in 1905 alone. Natalia su ...
In November 1978 a British nightclub in the city of Birmingham was forced to lift its restrictions on black and Chinese people after the country's Commission for Racial Equality ruled their entry policy racist. It was one of the first cases of its kind in the UK. Witness has been hearing from David Hinds, vocalist for the Birmingham based British Reggae Band, Steel Pulse. (Photo: Reggae Band, Steel Pulse performing on Top of the pops 1978)
A princess of the Sikh empire, Sophia Duleep Singh grew up in Great Britain, and was Queen Victoria's god daughter. But her childhood was not exactly a charmed one, and her family, caught between two worlds, experienced great upheaval and tragedy.
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November 23, 2015 – The Old ’76 House in Tappan, New York, is a National Landmark, one where you can eat a meal fit for overthrowing a king. The building itself predates the American Revolution by over a century, and served an active role in the fight for independence. Every major figure including General George Washington spent time at this great American tavern. In 1780, it even served as a make-shift prison for Major John Andre, the British spy caught conspiring with America’s most infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold. And it was here that the British met Gen. Washington to officially recognize the war’s end, and recognize America as a free and independent nation. Learn more about America’s oldest tavern at 76House.com, or by following them at Facebook.com/TheOld76House. And don’t miss our interview with tavernkeeper, Robert Norden, who restored and preserves this unique piece of American history. The post The Old ’76 House, Robert Norden appeared first on History Author Show.
Dan BoukView on AmazonWho made life risky? In his dynamic new book, How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual (University of Chicago Press, 2015), historian Dan Bouk argues that starting in the late nineteenth century, the life-insurance industry embedded risk-making within American society and American psyches. Bouk is assistant professor […]
In November 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a plane flying from the US city of Portland to nearby Seattle. He demanded $200,000 in cash and four parachutes. ‘Cooper’ later jumped from the aircraft and has never been seen again. The case remains one of America's biggest criminal mysteries. We hear from the co-pilot on the flight, Bill Rataczak. (Photo: Artist sketches of D.B. Cooper. Credit: FBI)
This week Americans celebrate a feast holiday of Thanksgiving merging the ideas of having a great late fall feast and to remember our centuries long issues with racial interaction, but this week we look at notable food fails born of pride, greed, and just straight up dumbassery. Caleb encourages listeners to listen to the Hot 8 Brass Band's cover of "Sexual Healing" and talks about a new podcast coming out.
Another queen from Southern Europe, Eleanor of Castile's had quite a time before she became queen, including some birthing a bunch of kids and helping her husband through war, war and more war. Sponsor This episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queens Shownotes The Reconquista (wikipedia) The Emirate of Granada Ferdinand III of Castile (wikipedia) Abbey of Las Huelgas (wikipedia) 8th Crusade (wikipedia) Mamluk Sultanate (wikipedia) Sultan Barbaris (wikipedia) Dante's Divine Comedy (wikipedia)
Queens, Warriors and Conquest The Second Intermediate Period is coming to its end. On land and river the Thebans attack the Hyksos, pushing them northward towards their capital. King Ahmose I and his mother Queen Ah-hotep are pummeling their foes, while raising up their friends. We met two of these: Ahmose Ibana, a commoner, and QueenAhmose-Nefertari, wife of the King and priestess of Amun. A dagger belonging to King Ahmose I, found in his tomb (Royal Ontario Museum). A bronze axe, inscribed with the cartouches of Neb-pehty-Re Ahmose I (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford). A dagger handle, with the names of King Apepy (of Avaris), the Ruler of the Hyksos (National Egyptian Museum, Cairo). Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, the Priestess of Amun-Re, consort of the King, and daughter of Ah-hotep (Metropolitan Museum, NY). Trinkets of King Ahmose I, including two small lions and a box in the shape of his cartouche (Musee du Louvre). Bibliography Reshafim.org – The Autobiography of Ahmose son of Ibana. Ire ...
Shit gets real in this episode! Two of Mark Antony’s legions desert to Octavian and Antony finally confronts one of Caesar’s assassins with force – Decimus Brutus. There’s some ABBA and Public Enemy but at the end of this episode, we get serious (for once) and talk for a little while about the recent Paris attacks. Can...
This is a big event for Medieval Western Europe, and it doesn’t come out of nowhere. The surge of Northmen, and in particular the Danish attacks against Frankia, had a starting point. This wasn’t a simple matter of pagans picking a random point on the map and charging… the Vikingrs may have been motivated largely by money, but the Danish political structure had something else going on that was leading them to Frankish towns. So let’s do a quick summary of where all this came from, because what happened in Paris wasn’t only predictable, but it provides a pretty good view of where the West went wrong. You could say that the starter pistol sounded when Charlemagne put to death thousands of unarmed Saxons who had surrendered to him in 782 (11 years before Lindisfarne). It’s true that the Vikingrs seem to be largely just pirates doing what pirates do for the early period following that event, so I don’t think that we can reliably link their behavior to any political goals or cultural re ...
Description: Today we welcome Prof CJ from Prof CJ’s Dangerous History Podcast to talk about the political, cultural and economic situation around the time of the fall of the Western Roman Empire. We will discuss how the collapse of the Western Roman Empire impacted the average Roman and we will also talk about the groups that filled the void in government. You can learn more about the History of Papacy and subscribe at all these great places: http://atozhistorypage.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/history-of-the-papacy-podcast/id590968693?mt=2 http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a-to-z-history-page/history-of-the-papacy-podcast http://tunein.com/radio/History-of-the-Papacy-Podcast-p537816/ http://www.acast.com/historyofthepapacy http://rss.acast.com/historyofthepapacy Click here to learn more about the Prof CJ’s Dangerous History Podcast: http://profcj.org/
This week, we'll move into the messy early/mid 1860s and look at the doomed attempt to bridge the gap between the Tokugawa and the Imperial Court. We'll also look at the situation in Kyoto, which was growing more violent by the day.
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