Reflecting History is an educational history podcast that explores significant historical events and themes without losing track of the ordinary people involved. Covering a wide variety of topics, it is a narrative driven podcast that delves into the connection between history, psychology, and philosophy on a personal level.
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History That Doesn’t Suck is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriously researched, hard-hitting survey of American history through entertaining stories. To keep up with History That Doesn’t Suck news, check us out on Facebook and Instagram: @Historythatdoesntsuck; on Twitter: @HTDSpod; or online at htdspodcast.com. Support the podcast at patreon.com/historythatdoesntsuck.
An American history podcast moving sequentially from the Tudor era to the 20th Century. Formerly the American History Podcast.
Welcome to Strange Country, a podcast devoted to bizarre, surreal and extraordinary stories that make America the weird place it is. Co-hosts Kelly and Beth are former newspaper reporters turned school librarians who have always had a soft spot for a good story--the stranger the better. Discover the first woman to survive a barrel ride over Niagara Falls and the man who invented “complex marriage” in one of the most successful utopian experiments. Things get weird pretty quickly around here.
Daily American show that celebrates the great United States of America! Here, I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly with stories ranging from Ben Franklin to Billy the Kid to the New York Yankees and Hollywood. Give me four minutes and I'll tell you all about it!
Doing History talks to scholars of early America about the process and progress of historical scholarship.
In this podcast about all things Hamilton, Hamilton-related, Hamilton-adjacent, or anything else in the Miranda universe, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to guests (and my sometimes co-host/all times husband Michael Paul Smith) about such things as: how Hamilton brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show. I'm proud to say that we've spoken to almost everyone from the original creative team (aka "The Cabinet") including th ...
In each episode of In The Past Lane, the history podcast, we take up topics in American history and explore them through feature pieces, interviews, book and film reviews, and more. Our guiding philosophy is that history is not just about the past - it's about our world, here and now. History explains why things are the way they are, everything from our economy, religious practices, and foreign policy, to political ideology, family structure, and rates of poverty. Our aim is to be both infor ...
Mr. Beat tells captivating stories from American history, usually in under ten minutes.pingler
Dive into the weirdness of American history each week with Jordan & Jeremy Rausch as they explore the crazy stories that shaped America into the beautiful weirdo she is today.
This is a lecture series about African American history. Each "wiki" lecture is approximately 5 minutes long and teaches about lessons from the past can be used to improve our lives and the future. These lectures are fun, interesting, and inspirational!
Classic Influence explores the timeless lessons learned from the legends of leadership, power, hustle, and grit. Listen in as your host—the Harvard and Columbia trained researcher, author and speaker, Dr. Johnny Welch—works to unearth the wisdom and insights of the hustlers and heroes of history to discover the strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of influence to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals.
BY ONE VOTE! Podcasts of major events in American history that resulted from ONE vote... a single vote that altered the direction of our country. The upside down elections of 1800,1876, and 2000! Wars! Supreme Court decisions on abortion, affirmative action, and religion! Dramatized factual events drawn from the book, By One Vote, by author, Carole Eglash-Kosoff.
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
Our "90 in 90 Essay Project Academic Studies" on subjects such as the Federalist Papers, the Constitution; the Amendments; the Classics that Inspired the Constitution, the Executive Branch, the country’s past 57 presidential elections, the Supreme Court, the Congress and the states have resulted in 1047 essays contributed by 175 constitutional scholars, historians and elected officials. This corresponding Podcast features the reading of the daily essay during our 90 Day Study. Essays are ava ...
An interview podcast about historic places for history lovers and travel enthusiasts. Stephanie Craig is a history and travel blogger. She travels full-time and writes at historyfangirl.com.
Welcome to the Peace Revolution, a multivitamin for your mind providing you with the tools to think critically so you can organize the vast amount of information in today's world. Listen, before you decide. http://www.PeaceRevolution.org
Tune in for a more conversational discussion of history with historian Mark Bielski and his guests. We all know there was a war and who was president, but what about the spies, the intrigues, the deceptions and the backstories? What about learning about the occasional farcical or comedic decisions made by serious figures and their sometime tragic results? By telling the untold tales of our past, Mark Bielski is committed to making history come alive for future generations.
American history, one story at a time. Every episode tells the story of the people and the events that matter in America's past. As history is learned, it becomes apparent that hindsight isn't always 20/20; context matters. Listen to the American History podcast that never removes the story from History!
In the Humdaddy History podcast, history teacher Robert Hummer sets his sights at bringing history to people of all ages. Creating content that is appropriate for middle school students up through the oldest of adults, the entire aim of the show is to create a love and enjoyment of history for everyone who listens. With an emphasis in American History, there is no limit to the amount of topics that can be covered and hopefully you, the listener, can have confidence and fun when you share and ...
Liberty Watchdog Network is a HIGHLY enlightening show that discusses America's Founding Principles and how they still apply today! Learn what our government was intended to be, how it has gotten out of control and what YOU can do about! If you are a concerned American about the direction of this country, THEN YOU MUST TUNE IN WEEKLY! “YOU CAN'T DEFEND WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW…LEARN IT OR LOSE IT!" (This show is based on over 40 years of Research and over 15000 Hours of Study on Un-Constitutional ...
Essay 100 – August 9, 1974: Richard M. Nixon Resigns as President by Joerg Knipprath Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
Essay 99 – July 20, 1969: U.S. Lands on Moon, Wins Space Race by Danny de Gracia Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
In 1949, MIT fed students in a school for mentally-disabled children oatmeal covered in radioactive tracers.By Jordan Rausch and Jeremy Rausch
If you're like us, you likely never heard of Synanon, but its tactics live on in "tough-love" drug rehabilitation programs. Synanon was founded in 1958 by Charles Dederich, and it was the first ever non-medical drug rehabilitation program. And then it became a cult. Join Beth and Kelly as they share the story of shaved heads, forced abortions and t…
Essay 97 - Resolution & the Vietnam War by Tony Williams Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World Essay 98 – August 6, 1965: Pres. LBJ Signs Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Dan Morenoff
JULY 9 -- Happy Birthday Theresa! You make my world go round!; 1755 Braddock and Washington soundly defeated by French and Indian forces at Monongahela; 1896 Bryan Delivers Cross of Gold Speech;1872 Blondell invents doughnut hole
JULY 8 -- 1871 -- First reading of Declaration of Independence; 1980 Jumbotron debuts at Dodger Stadium; 1947 Roswell Incident launches UFO conspiracy; 1920 Happy Birthday D.E. Herrick, father of legendary Jackalope
JULY 7 -- 1863 Kit Carson starts war with Indians; 1923 Indians beat Red Sox; 1930 Building Hoover Dam begins; 1777 Battle of Hubbardton
What do we mean when we say that a civilization collapsed? This is an extremely common way to speak about ancient societies and governmental systems. It typically carries a negative connotation, but did these "collapses" actually represent decreases in the well being of the human beings who fell victim to them? A similar series of ponderings can ap…
“I can make the march, and make Georgia howl!” This is the story of the March to the Sea and the 13th Amendment. William Tecumseh “Cump” Sherman describes war as two things: “cruel.” And “war.” Acting under this philosophy, he takes 60,000 of his toughest, most battle-hardened men, and marches from Atlanta to the Peach State’s coast in a show of fo…
Essay 96 – July 2, 1964: Pres. LBJ Signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Dan Morenoff Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
JULY 6 -- 1946 Happy Birthday George W. Bush; INVENTION/PATENT: 1858 Blake patents machine to sow shoes together; 1990 Wyeth dies (plastic soda can); 1960 Happy Divorcery Bette Davis/Gary Merrill
JULY 5 -- 1872 Happy belated Birthday Calvin Coolidge (July 4); 1892 Weaver nominated for president in the Populist Party; 1986 Janet Jackson becomes 2nd youngest since Stevie Wonder to top album charts
Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his first return to The Hamilcast to celebrate the release of the #Hamilfilm on Disney+. In part one, we reflect on what led us to this moment, Lin shares how he is feeling now that most of the world has access to Hamilton, he takes us on the journey of getting the film ready in time to release 15 months early, and we share…
INDEPENDENCE DAY -- Declaration of Independence; 4th of July celebrations
JULY 3 -- 1903 RIP Harriet Lane, former first lady and neice of James Buchanan; 1754 Washington's only military surrender at Ft. Necessity; 1981 AIDS outbreak hits New York Times
This week at In The Past Lane, the American History podcast, we take a look at the first great police scandal in US history. It occurred in the mid-1890s in New York City when an investigation into the NYPD exposed widespread corruption and brutality throughout the force, from its highest-ranking officers to the lowly beat cop. To walk us through t…
Are you feeling a little trapped in your life these days? Surprisingly, Kelly and Beth are as well because masks and limited travel are your best bet at avoiding COVID. One of the few things that helps us feel a little free is a good, long bike ride. But if that is too arduous for you, fear not, you can imagine yourself peddling as you listen to th…
When MacArthur returned from the Phillippines to become the Army Chief of Staff, he brought home a mistress, 16-year-old Isabel "Dimples" Cooper.By Jordan Rausch and Jeremy Rausch
JULY 2 -- 1881 Pres. Garfield assassinated; 2016 Third Man Records launches the Icarus; 1776 2nd Continental Congress drafts Declaration of Independence
JULY 1 -- 1731 Ben Franklin opens the first library; 1862 Legend of the Hazard Circular; 1941 Comet becomes first comic book superhero to die
In the aftermath of the Remonstrance of 1646, two things happen. One, Massachusetts deputies and magistrates stay united long enough to implement watered down versions of some of the reforms the deputies had been pushing for all along. Second, though, New England set about to declare to the world what the Congregational way to govern a Church was (…
Essay 95 – The True Casualties of the War on Poverty by Robert L. Woodson, Sr. Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
JUNE 30 -- 1970 Congress restricts deployment of troops to Vietnam;1864 Salmon Chase resigns from the Treasury; 1968 Happy Birthday Phil Anselmo, metal screamer; 1962 Koufax throws first no-hitter; 1985 Happy birthday Michael Phelps, Olympic swimmer
Essay 94 – May 7, 1964: President LBJ’s Speech Launches Great Society of Government Expansion by Andrew Langer Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
JUNE 29 -- 1914 -- News hits America about onslaught of WWI; Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island designated landmark; 12016 Old geezers Leach and Bliss break record by rowing a boat from California to Hawaii; 2011 -- Happy Divorsary Tom Cruise/Katy HOlmes; 1862 Battle of Savage's Station
JUNE 28 -- 1971 Happy Birthday Elon Musk; 1778 Battle of Monmouth; 2013 Rich Lee gets biological earbud implants; 2007 Ed Martin of Alaska wins world record for most 4-leaf clovers
In part three of our conversation with Chris Jackson he takes us behind the scenes of the original cast reunion surprise for Some Good News, shares what it's like to work for Sesame Street, and tells us what comes next. Sesame Street: Change The World Have A Nice Day SGN: Episode 2 Ready to Die - Biggie Chris Jackson on The Hamilcast [ep 97] Chris …
Essay 93 – October 28, 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis Ends, Affects United States Foreign Policy for Decades by Joshua Schmid Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
One way to get rid of people was to petition to have them declared feeble-minded and locked away. That's what happened to 17-year-old Carrie Buck in 1924. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about the Supreme Court case, Buck v. Bell, that led to Buck's sterilization, and the sterilization of a voiceless many under the banner of eugenics. …
There is a stereotype that Southerners are dumb and lazy. One scientist went on a mission to discover why. Support America The Bizarre: https://www.patreon.com/americathebizarre Sources & Merchandise: https://www.americathebizarre.com/By Jordan Rausch and Jeremy Rausch
Essay 92 – October 4, 1957: USSR Launches Sputnik, Shocks U.S. Into Space Age by Tony Williams Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
Following the Plundering Time, Maryland needed to re-evaluate its trajectory and the extent to which maintaining its original vision was feasible in the aftermath of the First English Civil War. While the colony worked to stabilize itself internally, Baltimore prepared a rebranding and reset of his colony, replacing Catholic leadership with Puritan…
Essay 91 – July 30, 1956: President Eisenhower Signs Law Est. “In God We Trust” as National Motto by Gary Porter Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
Essay 90 – June 29, 1956: President Eisenhower Signs National Interstate & Defense Highways Act by Tony Williams Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
JUNE 27 -- 1985 Route 66 decertified; 1950 News of North Korean invasion hits American headlines; 1778 Liberty Bell Moved to Philly; 1939 Frankly My Dear Clark Gable line filmed; 1880 Happy Birthday Helen Keller; 1988 Tyson KOs Spinks in 91 seconds
JUNE 26 -- 1948 Berlin Airlift begins; 1844 Happy Anniversary President John and First Lady Julia Tyler; 1993 bill Clinton punishes Iraq; 1993 Happy Anniversary Julia Roberts/Lyle Lovett
JUNE 25 -- 1876 Custer's Last "Stand"; ELECTIONS: Benjamin Harrison becomes Republican nominee for 1888/Electoral College debate; 1867 Lucen Smith patents barbed wire.
JUNE 24 -- 1997 Roswell Incident case closed; 1862 Lincoln gets war advise from Winfield Scott; 1992 John Gotti begins prison sentence
JUNE 23 -- ELECTIONS: Cleveland nominated for presidential front-runner at 1892 DNC; 1972 Nixon passes Title IX; 1980 David Letterman Show debuts on NBC daytime
This week at In The Past Lane, the American History podcast, we take a look at a legendary labor uprising by a mysterious group known as the Molly Maguires. They were Irish and Irish American coal miners in Pennsylvania in the 1870s who used vigilante violence to fight back against the powerful and exploitative mine owners. But in the end, the mine…
Essay 89 – May 17, 1954: Brown v. Board of Education by Dan Morenoff Constituting America's 90 Day Study - In the Course of Human Events: A 90 Day Study of Important Dates in American History That Shaped the United States and Changed the World
“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” This is the story of the Civil War in late-1864. Battles of significance are happening all across the country, and many of them are quite odd or unique: Pennsylvania miners are secretly digging under Confederates to blow them up from below; Admiral David Farragut is fighting in the torpedo-filled waters of Al…