Best histories podcasts we could find (Updated February 2018)
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Revisionist History
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Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
 
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History Extra podcast
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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
 
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 ...
 
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The British History Podcast
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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.
 
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Ridiculous History
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History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by HowStuffWorks.
 
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The History Hour
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An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
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Unbuttoned History
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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 Mike, a second Mike and Caleb guide you through time immemorial and play a few ridiculous games along the way.
 
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The History of England
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A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the dif ...
 
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The History of Rome
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A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
 
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The History of China
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An audio journey through the 5000 year history of one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.
 
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The China History Podcast
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Laszlo Montgomery presents topics covering 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture.
 
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Stuff You Missed in History Class
 
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.
 
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Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT
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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.Join the conversation on twitter: @HistoryHitProducer: Dan Morelle
 
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History on Fire
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Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
 
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Reflecting History
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Reflecting History is a history podcast that explores the triumphs and tragedies of the human experience.
 
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History of Japan
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast on Japanese history, covering everything from prehistory to the modern era. Additional information available at the podcast blog, at www.historyofjapan.wordpress.com
 
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Nerdonomy: Nerds on History
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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. 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 Nerd’s on History podcast.
 
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The History of Byzantium
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A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
 
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Lectures in History
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Join students in college classrooms to hear lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.
 
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In Our Time: History
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Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
 
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Our Fake History
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Historical Myths Relished and Ruined!
 
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The History Chicks
Monthly+
 
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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Tides of History
Monthly+
 
Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
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Irish History Podcast
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The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date,Between 184 ...
 
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New Books in History
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Interviews with Historians about their New Books
 
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15 Minute History
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A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs
 
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Spirited History
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A weekly podcast that explores rich historic locations throughout the US that are kept alive by the communities that love them. We feature the sites history and some of the spirits that are reported to linger.Please Email us at spiritedhistory@gmail.com If you have a site you would like us to highlight on our show drop us a line!
 
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Making History
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Series exploring the latest historical and archaeological research
 
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American History Tellers
Weekly
 
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History, History Unplugge ...
 
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Islamic History Podcast
Monthly
 
My name is Abu Ibrahim Ismail and I'm an Islamic history nerd who goes deep into some of history's most entertaining and amazing stories as it relates to Islam and Muslims. You're going to hear Islamic history like you've never heard it before. From Prophet Noah to Queen Bilqis. From the Ottoman Empire to the Islamic Caliphate. If it's about Muslims and it happened in the past, Inshallah, you're going to get it here.
 
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Internet History Podcast
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A History of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad
 
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Headline History
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Host Dan Lovallo looks at history through the lens of newspapers and other media how they reported the story at the time the historical event occurred.
 
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Russian Rulers History Podcast
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First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin then take to recounting all aspects of Russian history.
 
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Ottoman History Podcast
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Podcast by Ottoman History Podcast
 
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History of the Crusades
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Over 900 years ago, thousands of Christians invaded the Middle East, intent on taking the Holy Land from the Muslims. The following 200 years were marked by a series of military campaigns known as the Crusades.Join us to follow the history of the Crusades from 1095 onwards. Castles, battles, religious clashes, Richard the Lionheart, the Assassins, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Saladin, the Knights Templar - all will feature as we examine one of the most interesting periods in history.
 
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History of the Papacy Podcast
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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. There will be many side tracks and detours along the way. We will investigate the backstreets of the Papacy where the tour normally doesn't go.
 
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American History Untucked
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American History Untucked is a podcast conversation with American Historians, hosted by Dr. David Silkenat
 
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The History of Egypt Podcast
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The History of Egypt, as the ancients described it. A tale of pyramids, pharaohs, gods and mysteries, told through the eyes of the ancients themselves. A member of the Agora Podcast Network
 
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History According to Bob
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Professor Bob tells the fascinating stories of history's people, places, and cultures.
 
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The History of English Podcast
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The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
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History of Germany Podcast
Monthly
 
A podcast on the history of Germans.
 
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Lectures in Intellectual History
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Recordings from the popular public lecture series on intellectual history in all its forms and across all ages. From 2014 held at the University of St Andrews, and between 2010 and 2013 held at the University of Sussex.
 
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The Maritime History Podcast
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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.
 
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The History of India Podcast
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A light weekly podcast covering the history of India, from 6th century B.C. onwards. Enjoying the Podcast? Please consider donating to the Snehal Sidhu-Patrick Memorial Fund (http://tinyurl.com/prkvwll)
 
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15 Minute History
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A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs
 
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History of the Earth
Rare
 
We've concentrated the history of Planet Earth into one year. Follow the podcasts chronologically from the origin of the Earth to the origin of Mankind.
 
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Great Battles of History
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This podcast is about interesting battles throughout history.
 
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The History Network
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The military history podcast specialists, looking at all aspects of war through the ages.
 
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The History Chicks
Monthly+
 
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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Geek History Lesson
Weekly
 
Enter your mind university! Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson will educate you about a different character of pop culture each week. Geek out, laugh and learn!
 
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Mysterious Universe
 
Mike Clelland’s follow up to ‘The Messengers’ is our feature this week as we delve back into the strange synchronistic connections between owls, UFOs, and a deeper reality. The high strangeness continues in our Plus+ extension with the work of Keel and Fort, the flying porcelain phenomenon, and laser beam toting MIBs. Sponsors Squarespace – Mak ...…
 
Synopsis: Boxed in by Aurelian’s siege, Zenobia makes a desperate attempt to enlist the support of the Persians. “Palmyra was the last resource of the widow of Odaenathus. She retired within the walls of her capital, made every preparation for a vigorous resistance, and declared, with the intrepidity of a heroine, that the last moment of her re ...…
 
You’ve really got to hand it to our enemies. They are quite resourceful folks. We could learn a lot from them, and indeed we must. In fact, I’m sure learning from them is exactly why we go down in history as being such ruthless rulers. Radical Agenda S03E032 – War of Attrition My trial was previously scheduled to begin on February 12th. On Febr ...…
 
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Michael Baisden Show Podcast
 
The film Black Panther has created an international sensation. The characters and the story has inspired Michael and millions of his fans to look deeper into black history, black pride, and black intelligence.
 
A Bowl of Soul Broadcast – 02-23-2018 – Celebrating February is Black History Month, Part III Do It Frankie – Frankie Crocker – R&B – 1967 Don’t Be Sore At Me – Parliament Featuring George Clinton – R&B – 1967 Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn – James Brown – R&B/Funk – 1969 Can’t Last A Day ... Read More The post A Bowl of Soul – 02.23.18 a ...…
 
The shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, reignited an increasingly familiar debate about guns in this country. Today, we’re re-releasing a More Perfect episode that aired just after the Las Vegas shooting last year that attempts to make sense of our country’s fraught relationship with the Second Amendment. For nearly 200 years of ...…
 
The shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, reignited an increasingly familiar debate about guns in this country. Today, we’re re-releasing a More Perfect episode that aired just after the Las Vegas shooting last year that attempts to make sense of our country’s fraught relationship with the Second Amendment. For nearly 200 years of ...…
 
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Last Podcast On The Left
 
​In our return to aliens, we cover one of the most well-documented UFO sightings in history, in which thousands of people (seriously) saw gigantic boomerang-shaped objects above the sky in upstate New York in the early eighties.By thelastpodcastnetwork@gmail.com (The Last Podcast Network).
 
We are very excited to announce that 1001 has a new FREE APP coming soon to Apple iTunes, Android, and Amazon Apps stores. Here are just a few of the features: It has a sleep timer, a car mode, a playlist maker, and access to both FREE and PREMIUM podcasts. The APP gives you the ability to listen to all three of our shows at one location. A fou ...…
 
Here is a typical scenario: I don t know what to do I have all the symptoms of low thyroid. My hair is falling out. I am exhausted, no energy whatsoever. I have gained weight, even though I try to eat well and exercise. But honestly, I am too tired to exercise. Sorry for the TMI, but I am constipated, bloated and fiber makes it worse. I am feel ...…
 
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Radio New Zealand - All Programmes
 
Angus Trumble is the judge of this year's Adam Portraiture Award, the winner of which will be announced in the coming week. Trumble is the director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. He studied fine arts and history, and has held a number of roles including curator of paintings and sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art in Con ...…
 
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IHATEBROCCOLI.COM News In My Briefs
 
NiMB 70: Friday 2-23-2018 TODAY: In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap’s Market Value. Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe. Apple’s iCal calendar mysteriously deletes Easter. Since October, Apple Has Made Around 1,600 False Alarm 911 Calls From Elk Grove Facility. Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by India ...…
 
During a time where skepticism of government institutions is at an all time high, you would think that libertarianism would be flourishing and the Libertarian Party would be growing at an alarming rate. Tom Woods joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the libertarian political correctness problem, the major issues with the modern Libertarian Party, u ...…
 
The Sins Of Prince Saradin (Aired February 14, 1986) Father Brown is a short, stumpy Catholic priest, "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London," with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and uncanny insight into human evil. He makes his first appearance in the famous story "The Blue Cross" and continues through the five volum ...…
 
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RETold a history podcast...kinda
 
Join me this week as i chat about Maria and dive into Versailles ep2. we talk about owning space, bad boyfriend-ing and Louies being smarter then he looks! As always you can come find me on Twitter @the_beccaeller or by using #REToldpod or over on Instagram at Becca_Eller. if you like what im doing and want to support the show you can do that @ ...…
 
Londonman11 is fascinated with his home state of North Carolina and South Carolina. It’s full of history, hauntings, and beautiful landscapes. He continues his tour through the heart of the south as we explore the Carolina’s further.
 
The NRA is now the premiere JQ Redpilling outlet in the US (or is it Haaretz?) Bix Nudes Song Contest NRA to shut their lying jewish mouths Florida Shooting stuff with Johnny Monoxide 1:11:55 Minutes From The Russian Botnet Black Fake History: Cheddar Man is White Again Ravioli Michael Ian Black Fake History: Masculinity The Right Stuff Dot Biz ...…
 
Video games have become one of our most impactful, popular, and creative forms of media. Last year, the industry generated almost 150 billion dollars in revenue worldwide, rivaling books and films and dwarfing music.Gamers spend over three billion hours a week in the virtual worlds of their choosing. And, more so than other contemporary forms o ...…
 
Video games have become one of our most impactful, popular, and creative forms of media. Last year, the industry generated almost 150 billion dollars in revenue worldwide, rivaling books and films and dwarfing music.Gamers spend over three billion hours a week in the virtual worlds of their choosing. And, more so than other contemporary forms o ...…
 
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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
 
We relive some of the best bits in show history and we marvel at how bad Stugotz is at his job.
 
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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
 
Le Batard and Stugotz discuss some of the best callers in show history and Bomani Jones joins the show.
 
The president’s daughter dined with South Korea’s leader and will attend the Olympics’ closing ceremony, where a North Korean delegation will also be present. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/world/asia/ivanka-trump-south-korea.html Kim Yo-jong her brother’s invitation to visit the North in Mr. Moon’s V.I.P. box pulled out at the last minute ...…
 
On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look into secrets, daily living, history, and scandal of the Vatican. The Vatican is a truly unique place. It is the last actual monarchy in the world, a country run entirely by one man—the Pope. This city-state is its own government with its own banks, currency, passports, citizens, and laws. Though ...…
 
On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look into secrets, daily living, history, and scandal of the Vatican. The Vatican is a truly unique place. It is the last actual monarchy in the world, a country run entirely by one man—the Pope. This city-state is its own government with its own banks, currency, passports, citizens, and laws. Though ...…
 
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1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries Podcast
 
We are very excited to announce that 1001 has a new FREE APP coming soon to Apple iTunes, Android, and Amazon Apps stores. Here are just a few of the features: It has a sleep timer, a car mode, a playlist maker, and access to both FREE and PREMIUM podcasts. The APP gives you the ability to listen to all three of our shows at one location. A fou ...…
 
Feb. 23, 2018: "I did not sign up to be ripped apart by a spray of bullets that came from a semi-automatic rifle. At the end of my teaching contract, it says that I will perform 'other duties to be assigned.' I do not interpret these words as 'bleeding to death on the floor of my classroom.'" Rebecca Berlin Field, an art and art history teacher ...…
 
Aspen native cross country skier Simi Hamilton recently took sixth in the Olympic team sprint. Just minutes before his race, the US women made history, winning the gold medal in that event.By elizabeth@aspenpublicradio.org (Elizabeth Stewart-Severy).
 
Speaker(s): Professor Derek Fraser | There was a marked difference between the enthusiastic popular response to the Report and what was perceived to be a lukewarm reception by Churchill and the wartime coalition. How far was the Report implemented in the creation of the Welfare State in 1948 and why 75 years later do many politicians wish to "G ...…
 
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Last Podcast On The Left
 
​In our return to aliens, we cover one of the most well-documented UFO sightings in history, in which thousands of people (seriously) saw gigantic boomerang-shaped objects above the sky in upstate New York in the early eighties.
 
Ida B. WellsBirth/Death (July 6, 1862-March 25, 1931)Journalist, anti-lynching crusader, co-founder of the NAACPIda was born in holy springs Mississippi July 16, 1862. She was the first child of Lizzy and James. Her parents were raised on the opposite end of the spectrum. Lizzy, her mother was taken away from her family at a very young age. She ...…
 
The upside of being a daily writer is getting the incredible opportunity to step back a few chapters or decades and see how far the mind body and soul have grown. The downside is having to endure what each were forced to walk through while pushing their journey toward this present place of now. We're all creatures of habit. If something gets tw ...…
 
Head Roaster Javier Madrano and Future Manager (17th & G Street) Tudor Payson hunker down in the Swing's Coffee Alexandria Roastery to explore the history of DC's oldest roaster and discuss reopening a classic location. Swing’s Coffee Roasters Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram (@SwingsCoffee) PEOPLE & TOPICS Daniel Velasquez | Campesino Speci ...…
 
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Doctor Who: Verity!
 
It's time to wrap up our first mini-arc of 2018! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Liz as we talk about the history of competent women in Doctor Who. We discuss some favorites, some common threads, and have a jolly good time doing it! There's no way we could cover them all, so let us know who you think of when you think of competent women in our favori ...…
 
ABC News Correspondent, Alex Stone Live in PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA *Follow him on Twitter: @astoneabcnews
 
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Extraordinary Ordinary People
 
Today, we present the story of a legend who facilitated incredible change in the music business. I’m sitting down with the one-of-a-kind Jerry Moss, Co-founder of A&M Records. If you’ve heard of artists like The Police and Sting, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Peter Frampton, Cat Stevens, The Carpenters, Chet Baker, Bryan Adams, Carole King, Sher ...…
 
In the early twentieth century, Robert Hertz, a French anthropologist, and Cesare Lombroso, the Italian criminologist, debated the causes and consequences of left-handedness. According to Lombroso, left-handed individuals were more likely to be criminals. Hertz disagreed. For him, to restrict…
 
In the early twentieth century, Robert Hertz, a French anthropologist, and Cesare Lombroso, the Italian criminologist, debated the causes and consequences of left-handedness. According to Lombroso, left-handed individuals were more likely to be criminals. Hertz disagreed. For him, to restrict…
 
In this interview, we discuss Andrew Frank‘s most recent book, Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami (University Press of Florida, 2017). The book is a concise and authoritative history of the region where modern-day…
 
In this interview, we discuss Andrew Frank‘s most recent book, Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami (University Press of Florida, 2017). The book is a concise and authoritative history of the region where modern-day…
 
Paraguay’s intervention in a crisis between Uruguay and Brazil in November 1864 began the bloodiest and most destructive conflict in South American history. Thomas Whigham begins his book The Road to Armageddon: Paraguay versus the Triple Alliance, 1866-1870 (University of…
 
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