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Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media P ...
 
Aboutcast Strives To Cover Historical Figures And Leaders For Good Or For Bad, These Leaders Of History Can Be Influential And Powerful Forces Who Have Impacted The World In More Way Than One. Throughout The Episode We Will Rate The Leaders Of History On A Variety Of Traits That Made These Leaders Special.
 
Truth Be Told is a live 1-hour radio/webtv show with Tony Sweet and co-host Captain Ron. We seek answers from the world's leading experts in the field of UFO investigations, abductions, the Paranormal, secret societies, and historical moments and figures in history. We invite our listeners to learn and create their own truth based on each show’s content.
 
Through interviews with leading figures in the world of fine and decorative arts, Curious Objects—a podcast from The Magazine Antiques—explores the hidden histories, the little-known facts, the intricacies, and the idiosyncrasies that breathe life and energy into historical works of craft and art.
 
The stories we tell about the past matter. But what happens when an entire category of changemakers is overlooked? Fierce, a new podcast from iHeartRadio and Tribeca Studios, will shed much-needed light on the fierce women that history has undervalued. In each episode, award-winning journalist and best-selling author Jo Piazza will tell the story of one historical figure's life while connecting her legacy to a modern woman standing on her formidable shoulders today.
 
The audio companion to DailyDad.com’s daily email meditations on fatherhood, read by Ryan Holiday. Each daily reading will help you find the wisdom, inner strength, and good humor you need in order to be a great dad. Learn from historical figures and contemporary fathers how to do your most important job. Find more at dailydad.com.
 
Co-hosts Henry Price and Joshua Stokes tackle the ins and outs of an eclectic assortment of historical figures, ranging from pious nuns to vicious pirates, from celebrated musicians to eccentric dictators. Combing through the tragedies and triumphs that occur over the subject’s lifetime, they dispense unique and insightful information while also poking fun at the utter insanity that surrounds the real lives of various notable persons, events and myths, all in around an hour.
 
In History Vs., a new podcast from Mental Floss and iHeartRadio, we’ll explore how larger-than-life historical figures faced off against their greatest foes. In this inaugural season, we’re looking at Theodore Roosevelt’s incredible life using a convention that he, as a boxer, would have appreciated. Each episode, we’ll analyze how Roosevelt took on a particular challenge, from his debilitating childhood asthma and conflict within his family to conquering the hours of the day and preserving ...
 
Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy every Friday and they'll improve your etiquette week by week! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners has your answers!
 
Sister duo Whitney & Lindsey Nelsen discuss prominent figures in history to research, argue, and debate which person is the hottest in this humorous and educational podcast. It's a little bit equal parts debate team, history lesson, sibling rivalry, sexy gossip, and joke time humor-fun, with new episodes every Wednesday!
 
Welcome to the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival Podcast. Each episode presents a live, unscripted session that took place on Festival stages in 2018 and 2019. The lineup includes legendary editor Tina Brown, Pulitzer Prize winner David Blight, biographer Jung Chang, Shakespearean scholar Stephen Greenblatt, bestselling authors Bernard Cornwell, Madeline Miller, Margo Jefferson and Jeanette Winterson plus the matchless Joyce Carol Oates, and many more. You’ll hear about topics as di ...
 
Join Matt and Paul as they navigate the hobby arena and discuss all things hobby! Topics include painting, gaming, tactics, and the hobby as a whole! Matt and Paul are joined by guests from the industry and the hobby community for interviews, reviews and discussions. So, gather your brushes and paints and listen while you knock out those hobby projects!
 
Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor.
 
The podcast focuses on the lives and times of great historical figures that have mostly fallen through the cracks of our collective memories. We may have heard of these people, but they don't get the attention that some do. Here, they get their due. http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com on Twitter: @thealmostforgot
 
Southern Hollows is home to the dark side of southern history. These true stories, often little known, take you into historical moments and introduce you to historical figures that we ought never forget. Hear stories of the well-known United States history periods like Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and Native American Removal, but also stories of the individuals who oppressed and disenfranchised -- and the historical settings that made it possible. If you love challenging stories f ...
 
For American journalist and humorist Edgar Wilson Nye who wrote under the pen name Bill Nye in the late 19th century, facts are not to be presented in their newborn, bare state. They should be properly draped and embellished before they can be presented before the public. Hence, in the Comic History of the United States published in 1894, he gives his readers the facts. But in a bid to make the historical figures more human he describes them as “people who ate and possibly drank, people who ...
 
What if you could text with anyone from history? Alex, a curious child, gets to do just that! In each episode, Alex interviews interesting historical figures and learns about strong people who fight for what is right. Adapted from Bobby Basil's book series "Texting with History." Get 3 of Bobby's books for free at www.bobbybasilwriter.com!
 
This sequel to Bangs' A House-Boat on the Styx continues the "thought-experiment" of bringing various historical and fictional figures together, detailing the adventures of the ladies of Hades after they are kidnapped by pirates and the attempts of the Associated Shades (led by Sherlock Holmes) to retrieve their house-boat. (Introduction by unfamiliar memory)
 
We're just two old college buddies living on opposite coasts who love theater, movies, TV, music, and all manner of culture. Following the lead of a long running inside joke, we've blasted off to Planet Hypothetical where we reconceive and cast the Next Greatest Show, Adaptation or Revival with anyone we damn well please- actors, crooners, politicians, historical figures, malcontents, scoundrels, and beings alive or dead. Everyone gets a callback and all are considered. Join us, won't you?
 
This weekly podcast will be hosted by Torie Clarke with co-hosts David Aldridge, Jeanne McManus and Michael Kornheiser. Each week, they'll have entertaining interviews with authors, plus lively discussions about what they are reading, what they love and what they hate! This show will be many things, but boring won't be one of them!
 
Listen Albany: the Capital City's Cultural Heritage Podcast, is a series of podcasts that offer just a glimpse into Albany's long, rich history. Albany, the oldest city in the United States operating under its original charter (1686), has known many famous faces over its centuries-long life, Its world-class architecture and stunning streetscapes have provided the perfect backdrop for these famous faces. Through this podcast, you will learn about the people and places that make Albany's herit ...
 
Refurbished from the 2006-07 SPEED Channel television series, Back In The Day is your NASCAR time machine that revisits auto racing’s milestone moments, influential figures, and historical highlights. Ron Lemasters and Steve Richard provide this boost of high-octane nostalgia, while NASCAR historian Buzz McKim answers questions submitted by passionate race fans via social media.
 
Dracula tells the tale of a sinister Transylvanian aristocrat who seeks to retain his youth and strength by feeding off human blood. The author, Bram Stoker, a young Victorian theater professional, was probably inspired by the strange epidemic of vampirism that occurred in remote parts of Eastern Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. These stories were recounted by travelers who later arrived in England and other parts of Western Europe. Stoker initially meant the tale to be written as a pl ...
 
Xan and Christine tell you why you're wrong about everything from online trends to historical figures. Tune in once a week for a ranty, laughter-filled episode from two chicks who don't know what the heck they're doing. Plus, listen to the girls talk about their own personal problems in We're Wrong Minisodes. Feel free to send comments, questions, and hate mail to yourwrongpodcast@gmail.com. Follow the instagram @yourewrongpodcast for updates and more content between episodes.
 
Do you live for the hunt? Do you eat, breathe, & sleep pop culture, fine art, & antiques – or do you just want to know more? Do comic books keep you up at night, do all those unloved antiques keep you tossing and turning, is that dusty old portrait or modern abstract flashing before you when you close your eyes? Is it because they might be worth something, or because they might be worthless… and you just don’t know? Whether collecting & selling as a career or a hobby, find out what’s hot and ...
 
Shavon Natè is a wife, mom, school psychologist and a self proclaimed geek. GO Magazine has teamed up with her to create this podcast series, "The Cheeky Geek with Shavon Natè", as she infuses both her quirky banter and probing questions in her interviews featuring topics like comic books, all things fandom related, queer historical figures and everything in between. @BluLadyGaymer
 
Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, movers and shakers that have played a key role in the history of England. Marshall freely mixes folk tale with historical fact and in so doing paints a very vivid picture of the past in a style remi ...
 
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Humanity’s most daring achievements are coming together in the new Spotify Original from Parcast! Every weekday, Incredible Feats introduces you to a new story of jaw-dropping physical strength, mental focus, and bizarre behavior. Join comedian Dan Cummins as he profiles the people who turned the impossible into the incredible, breaking records and…
 
In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Julia, Lee, and James discuss the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns. Why do party conventions matter? Do they still have a place in our politics? What did the recent conventions tell us about the state of the Democratic and Republican parties? And what is this election really about? The…
 
"Maybe you’re an introvert and your daughter turned out to be an extrovert. Maybe you always hoped for a daughter and ended up with three sons. Maybe you wanted an athlete. Or you wanted someone to hand over the family business to. Maybe, sometimes in secret, you wish you had a kid who was easier. Who didn’t struggle as yours does. Who was closer—i…
 
Regina Marler, Sarah Milroy with Virginia Nicholson | Vanessa Bell was a pivotal figure in the 20th Century British art world. In this session, Regina Marler - editor of The Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell - and Sarah Milroy - curator of a recent Vanessa Bell exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, discussed the painter with her granddaug…
 
Frying Pan Tower was once the first light of the Cape Fear, serving as a light station 32 miles off the coast of Southeastern North Carolina to warn mariners of the dangers of Frying Pan Shoals. Today, it has been retired by the U.S. Coast Guard and is well past its prime, but a group of owners and volunteers are working against rust and time to pr…
 
The ex-head of athletics’ governing body was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and letting them continue competing, including in the 2012 London Olympics. Also: Venezuela says the UN report which accuses its government of systematic violations to suppress political opponents is riddled with fal…
 
In the aftermath of World War Two, Clara – once a Nazi icon and heiress to the Falkenberg Iron Works – finds herself on the run, accused of complicity in her father’s war crimes. When she returns to her hometown of Essen, Clara finds everything she once knew in ruins. To survive, Clara must hide who she is and face up to the truth of what she has d…
 
UN Human Rights Council looked into cases of killings, torture, and disappearances. Investigators say President Maduro and other top officials were implicated. Also, top intergovernmental group says global economy is doing better than expected, and should we all learn to appreciate statistics more ?By BBC World Service
 
"Especially in the early days, it can seem like being a dad is to assume the role of perpetual third wheel. You can’t nurse. You can’t magically comfort your baby. It’s not you they’re crying for in the middle of the night. So where can a dad contribute?" Find out a great way a dad can contribute to the household in today's Daily Dad Podcast. *** I…
 
This week, Adrian is joined by Somaiya Daud to discuss her new book, Court of Lions, the 2nd in the Mirage Duology (https://bookshop.org/a/1159/9781250126450). Somaiya and Adrian discuss genre mash-ups, body doubles, court politics, the legacy of French colonialism on Moroccan culture, the lack of beautiful dresses in the newest Star Wars trilogy, …
 
It’s Back-to-School for Chatter! Jamie joins Torie to talk Covid staycations, a book by him and what college freshmen are reading this fall. No, it’s not Station Eleven! First-generation Capricia Penavic Marshall shows us how international protocol can help every person, business and country with her book Protocol – The Power of Diplomacy and How t…
 
On this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Alexander C. Furnas joins Julia, Lee, and James to consider the importance of expertise and experience in making Congress work. Alexander is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Science and Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He studies the use of information, sc…
 
Belarusians protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko have allegedly been kidnapped and beaten by security forces. Also, Yoshihide Suga is expected to be sworn in as Japan’s next prime minister, after being selected as leader of the governing Liberal Democratic Party. And one of the most powerful men in football – Nasser Al Khelaifi – goes …
 
"How do you tell your kids how you feel? How do you say what needs to be said? There are so many moments where words escape us. Because we’re stunned. Because we’re scared. Because we’re angry in the moment and it overrides what we wish we could tell them, what we know they want to hear." Ryan explains what you need to do to surmount this difficult…
 
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