Best histories podcasts we could find (Updated November 2017)
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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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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 Rome
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A weekly podcast tracing the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
 
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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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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 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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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
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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 China History Podcast
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Laszlo Montgomery presents easy-to-digest stories, events and people from China’s most ancient times up to our present day.
 
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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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The History Chicks
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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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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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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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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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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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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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History Honeys
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A podcast where a married couple teaches each other about cool stuff in the past.
 
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New Books in History
Daily
 
Interviews with Historians about their New Books
 
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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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Our Fake History
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Historical Myths Relished and Ruined!
 
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Making History
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Series exploring the latest historical and archaeological research
 
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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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15 Minute History
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A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs
 
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Russian Rulers History Podcast
Monthly
 
First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin then take to recounting all aspects of Russian history.
 
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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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American History Untucked
Monthly
 
American History Untucked is a podcast conversation with American Historians, hosted by Dr. David Silkenat
 
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Islamic History Podcast
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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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The History of English Podcast
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The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
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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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Ottoman History Podcast
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Podcast by Ottoman History Podcast
 
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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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Internet History Podcast
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A History of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad
 
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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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My History Can Beat Up Your Politics
 
Today's political debates, particularly on cable news, talk radio and blog comments can be limiting. In this podcast, Bruce Carlson applies as much history as possible to the politics of today.
 
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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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The History of Byzantium
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A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453
 
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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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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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Great Battles of History
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This podcast is about interesting battles throughout history.
 
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History Today Podcast
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A conversation about the world of history, featuring interviews with key historians and authors and discussions about historical themes and ideas.
 
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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 Chicks
Monthly+
 
Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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The History of Christianity
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When I became a believer, I somehow had the false assumption that Christianity began when I got saved. I had no concept of the hundreds of years of history that the church has gone through since the power of the Holy Spirit anointed the first body of believers over 2,000 years ago after Jesus Christ returned to Heaven. I have found that many believers, young and old, have the same false assumption. The purpose of this broadcast is to dispel this notion by sharing with listeners the history o ...
 
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Tides of History
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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. In this new series 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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BBQ sauce legend Dave Raymond and his nephew Chef Duce Raymond join Dane on Thanksgiving to share the story behind the sauce and history of the family Thanksgivings “Raymond style”…hear as they share current restaurant locations and catering options… AND ways SBR events and catering can create dishes from backyard BBQ to fine dining for events ...…
 
Author: Liza Mundy Book: CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II Publishing: Hachette Books (October 10, 2017) http://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Liza_Mundy_to_air.mp3 Synopsis (from the Publisher): NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Prodigiously researched and engrossing.”—New York Times Book Review “Fascinat ...…
 
David Willey, from the Tank Museum, is one of the experts from the world's greatest collection of armoured vehicles of war. Here he talks us through the huge impact that tanks had at Cambrai, and how the idea of tank warfare developed. Subscribe to HistoryHit.TV to see this exclusive interviews and documentaries. Producer: Dan Morelle Subscribe ...…
 
Highlights Web donations: ww1cc.org/donate Text-to-give donations: Text “wwi” to 91999 Learn more: ww1cc.org/memorial Being Thankful | @ 00:40Mr. Terry Hamby, Chair of the WWI Centennial Commission | @ 04:00The Honorable Ted Poe, Congressman | @ 10:10The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver, Congressman | @ 14:30General Mark A. Milley, 39th Chief of Staff ...…
 
Author: Harvey Frommer Book: THE ULTIMATE YANKEE BOOK: From the Beginning to Today: Trivia, Facts and Stats, Oral History, Marker Moments and Legendary Personalities―A History and Reference Book About Baseball’s Greatest Franchise Publishing: Page Street Publishing (October 24, 2017) http://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Harvey_Frommer_to_ ...…
 
Download: MP3 Audio47 MB MPEG-4 AAC Audio37 MB [If you enjoy Data Stories, consider supporting us on Patreon. The show is now fully funded by our listeners!] We have Catherine D’Ignazio on the show this week to talk about feminist data visualization. Catherine is Assistant Professor of Data Visualization and Civic Media at Emerson College, wher ...…
 
Download: MP3 Audio47 MB MPEG-4 AAC Audio37 MB [If you enjoy Data Stories, consider supporting us on Patreon. The show is now fully funded by our listeners!] We have Catherine D’Ignazio on the show this week to talk about feminist data visualization. Catherine is Assistant Professor of Data Visualization and Civic Media at Emerson College, wher ...…
 
Happy Thanksgiving! John is in the studio and we’re talking about Bill Clinton and Joe Biden’s bad histories, and listener mail on impeachment, bikes, and hope.00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch00:30 - Happy Thanksgiving!20:20 - Biden and Anita Hill38:17 - Listener mail thankfulness57:05 - Credits, “Bubblegum” by Confidence Man58:31 - Finish…
 
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The Weird History Podcast
 
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I couldn’t do this without you.
 
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The Weird History Podcast
 
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I couldn’t do this without you.
 
Author: Robert Dallek Book: FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A Political Life Publishing: Viking (November 7, 2017) http://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Robert_Dallek_to_air.mp3 Synopsis (from the Publisher): “We come to see in FDR the magisterial, central figure in the greatest and richest political tapestry of our nation’s entire history” —Nigel ...…
 
Director of Programming, National Geographic: Ford Cochran Book: TIMELESS JOURNEYS: Travels to the World’s Legendary Places Publishing: National Geographic (October 24, 2017) http://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Ford_Cochran_to_air.mp3 Synopsis (from the Publisher): From Machu Picchu to the Pyramids of Giza and beyond, this travel-lover’s ...…
 
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History Unplugged Podcast | American History, World History, World War 2, U.S. Presidents, Civil War
 
Western scholars first encountered "Arabic" numerals in the seventh century, making mathematics and accounting much easier. But Roman numerals stubbornly stuck around until the invention of the printing press made them permanently obsolete.
 
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The Christopher Scott Show Talk Radio Podcast
 
Happy Thanksgiving! I thought it would be fun to take a look at the history and story of Thanksgiving. You know Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays if not my very favorite holiday. Who doesn't like Thanksgiving? Mainly because I like food, I like to eat a lot and, it's basically an excuse to over eat. Indulge if you will. Who doesn't li ...…
 
Radio Free Mormon’s Thanksgiving Day Episode RFM tackles Elder Oaks and Elder Ballard in their Face to Face broadcast, from behind enemy lines. Elder Ballard says Church leaders have never, ever, never, ever, ever, hidden difficult pieces of our faith’s history. RFM then proceeds to not only show that the Church has lied on a few occasions but ...…
 
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Mormon Discussion Podcast: Leading With Faith
 
Radio Free Mormon’s Thanksgiving Day Episode RFM tackles Elder Oaks and Elder Ballard in their Face to Face broadcast, from behind enemy lines. Elder Ballard says Church leaders have never, ever, never, ever, ever, hidden difficult pieces of our faith’s history. RFM then proceeds to not only show that the Church has lied on a few occasions but ...…
 
Pilgrims. Who were they, really? Tracy McKenzie, professor of history at Wheaton College, and Barbara Rainey take us back to the 1600s to the village of Scrooby, the birthplace of a sect of the Puritans called the Pilgrims. It was here, they tell us, that the Pilgrims first planned their exodus from England to Holland, and eventually, Massachus ...…
 
Sierra Hotel Ocho Ocho Tango… SHOOT STYLE! The Shoot Style Pod is under siege this week as Ant (yes, from the Rant with Ant) has come to argue that the Shield is the greatest faction in WWE history. Mance stands against him as Nick and Matty try to keep the action moving. What happens when the King of Talk Style faces off with the Shoot Style S ...…
 
Published on 07 Nov 2016. Russell Simmons isn't shy about expressing his opinion, and doesn't mince words, whether it's about Hollywood's lack of diversity, global warming, veganism, or the election."The first thing I said is 'I'd rather Kim Kardashian be president,'" Simmons says of Donald Trump, a man he's known and had a friendship with for ...…
 
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You Can Read the Bible: Bible Only Version
 
In today’s reading we’re still working through specific laws for Israel that fall under the general command to be set apart as God’s holy people. The theme that runs through chapter 21 is assuring that sin is not allowed to set up camp in the land. A ritual is assigned to dealing with unsolved murders, and instructions are given for properly de ...…
 
In today’s reading we’re still working through specific laws for Israel that fall under the general command to be set apart as God’s holy people. The theme that runs through chapter 21 is assuring that sin is not allowed to set up camp in the land. A ritual is assigned to dealing with unsolved murders, and instructions are given for properly de ...…
 
https://jazzjoyandroy.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/ontheairnowroyodellgraysr5.mp3 Invisible DJ, The Global Online DJ Experience With Roy O’Dell Gray Sr When you purchase Invisible DJ, the global online DJ experience with Roy O’Dell Gray Sr, you get the entire DJ performance for your event sent to you online via email and via “snail” mail on a fl ...…
 
Volume 2 of the Miami Valley Sports History, an interview with Jack Pohl from WDTN, is now available on demand!By info@gemcitysports.com (Gem City Sports Network).
 
After many years of hard work the Humboldt Bay Trail North is now open! Bense-Kang talks with City of Arcata Mayor, Susan Ornelas, and N etra Khatri Assistant City Engineer, about the history of the trail, construction, and how it will benefit the community.By digital@khsu.org.
 
Join The Higherside Chats podcast as host, Greg Carlwood, talks about the many esoteric elements of the JFK assassination ritual. with returning guest, Michael Joseph.There are only a handful of tragic events throughout modern history that have left an impact so deep, people will forever remember where they were on that day, and the sorrow that ...…
 
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Last Men On Earth
 
We were stood up by another guest, but we press on to talk about Lena Dunham defending Murray Miller against teen rape allegations, Al Franken's groping history, Feminists wanting Johnny Depp removed from "Fantastic Beasts," Playboy's new Big Beautiful Playmate, Kevin Spacey and other celebrities in sex rehab, and Matt takes the new Morrisey-th ...…
 
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a playwright, actor, and songwriter. He’s the creator of the broadway hits Hamilton and In the Heights, and he’s a Tony-award winner, a Grammy winner, an Emmy winner, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. Lin-Manuel grew up in New York, and would spend summers in Puerto Rico, where his par ...…
 
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The Station Wagon Podcast
 
We try connecting to friends and loved ones using written correspondence. Marc is a big baby about it, and Julie goes overboard. Learn about the history and science of letter writing! Visit and connect with us: http://wagonpod.com https://www.facebook.com/wagonpod/ https://twitter.com/wagonpod Hear Julie's other show (The Meddling Kids Podcast) ...…
 
It's the biggest bar night of the year! Drinksgiving! Today the show was pretty much all things Thanksgiving! We did a Thanksgiving themed secrets, we did our famous Gobble Off, and Steve did his Steve's Stories on the history of Thanksgiving foods. All of that and much more on today's show! Happy Thanksgiving!…
 
This episode originally aired on Nov. 21, 2017. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday with rich traditions. Ben interviews Wall Street Journal opinion editor and author Melanie Kirkpatrick about the history and the meaning of Turkey Day. He also reads the prescient Thanksgiving proclamations from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Calvin ...…
 
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1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries
 
Some trivia, history, fun facts, and stories about Thanksgiving. Scraps II contains some personal recollections of memorable Thanksgivings gone by. Happy Holidays all from 1001 Stories Podcast Network.
 
Blank History Month is a podcast where Melissa Meli and Tristan Miller explore a period of history with hopefully hilarious results. This week's episode is about Maria Reynolds and Alexander Hamiltion. This week is also the first episosde with guest host Melissa Meli!
 
Edgar Degas died in the fall of 1917. Marking this 100th anniversary, Kathryn Brown‘s edited collection, Perspectives on Degas (Routledge, 2016) brings together a range of authors and methodologies to consider the French artist in context, to…
 
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Never Seen Before
 
With the celebration of Thanksgiving and the Native Americans, this week we are watching the Disney Classic Pocahontas! Kailey takes us on a journey to the history of the actual titular character and how two actors in this film would go on to have mental breakdowns. Kamil also reviews Justice League (boo) 01:04:00 Cheers! Tell a friend! Twitter ...…
 
In 1898, a new metropolis emerged from the consolidation of New York City with East Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the western part of Queens County. In Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919 (…
 
iTunes & Stitcher subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! Before Social Media, before AOL Chatrooms, and even before Geocities Fansites, hundreds of anime fans socialized the old fashioned way: through snail mail! The hayday of anime penpalling is long forgotten, but my long-time ...…
 
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HISTORY's Vikings Podcast
 
HISTORY's Vikings Podcast is proud to present episodes 1 and 2 of Prophecies of the Seer: 'Enter the lair of the Seer, if you dare. Ready your ears for a full-on 3D audio immersion in Prophecies of the Seer. Beware, this audio series is not for the faint of heart. You’ll be transported to the world of Vikings, where the Seer shares the gods’ wi ...…
 
It's time to tackle the what-ifs.Michael Porter Jr., the most celebrated Mizzou basketball recruit in program history, is expected to miss the rest of the season after his back surgery.What if he tried a different treatment plan? What if he attempted to come back after surgery? What if he returned as a sophomore?In this week's edition of the 'E ...…
 
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Couples, Cakes, & Cameras
 
The History of the Wedding Cake
 
This episode is about vanquishing self-criticism, letting things go that no longer serve you, and how to get what you want from life.We are not always good friends to ourselves and it can be reflected back to us in our friendships like it is today in my call with Claire. One of Claires friendships has just reached an expiration date and she is ...…
 
Some food fun facts AND a tip to really enjoy that Thanksgiving meal! #holidays #Thanksgiving #pilgrims #food #turkey #pie #pumpkinpie #salad #cranberries #history #funfacts #family #traditions #cooking
 
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Ten Pence Arcade
 
FURTHER INTO UNKNOWN WORLD! Victor and Shaun are piloting time this time. If only they could turn back time? They keep on podcasting time after time. Oh lord. All the ‘time’ lyrics. Remember kids, DON’T RISK IT FOR A BISCUIT! TIMESTAMP: What We’ve Been Up To Since The Last Podcast – 0:00:00 Arcade News – 6m 58s Pickups – 26m 16s Victorian Insul ...…
 
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Anybody Listening?
 
This week the guys watch MST3K'S Ring of Terror. This 1962 "film" stars a 42 year old man as a college student and has basically no story structure. The guys also talk about Dustin's history of trouble making and how he almost didn't graduate. Tommy saw Thor and gives his opinion and tells us about a strange habit one of his co-workers has. Dus ...…
 
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