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Best Americanhistory podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Americanhistory podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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
 
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. …
 
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
 
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…
 
“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…
 
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