Best history 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Books in History
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Interviews with Historians about their New Books
 
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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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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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15 Minute History
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A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs
 
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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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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 of English Podcast
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The Spoken History of a Global Language
 
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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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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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Internet History Podcast
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A History of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad
 
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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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Ottoman History Podcast
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Podcast by Ottoman History Podcast
 
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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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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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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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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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Great Battles of History
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This podcast is about interesting battles throughout history.
 
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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 Chicks
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Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour. Go.
 
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American Military History Podcast
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Join amateur military historian podcaster Justin Johnson as he covers the military history of America in the American Military History Podcast. Covering America’s Military History from the Revolutionary War through current day conflicts. New episodes release every Thursday. Subscribe on iTunes to stay up to date.
 
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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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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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Geek History Lesson
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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 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 Memorial Fund (http://tinyurl.com/prkvwll)
 
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Spirit of the Endeavor
 
Join us for our Friendsgiving party! We talk about merging new and old traditions, play Battle of the Side Dishes, explore the role of gratitude and the brain, and make peace with our relationship with American history. This may be our most hygge episode yet. Join the party and share your traditions, what you’re like to try, your solutions, and ...…
 
DTH Sunday History Edition MP3 Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the theme music. Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarc ...…
 
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Eclectic Gamers Podcast - Pinball & Video Games
 
Pinball: We start off with some news, move into a follow-up on "street level" pins, and close out with the results of our 2017 System 11 Tournament and some thoughts on games with that boardset (such as our Top 5!).Video Games: We lead off with a loot crate update. From there, it's EA's acquisition of Respawn. Tony then goes into Bomber Crew, D ...…
 
Many years ago, Mark recorded stories for Ben and Nathan to listen to on a car journey. The cassette has turned up in Jane’s loft. But perhaps there’s more to these stories than the family ever realised: from what Melanie has revealed about her pre-Mark history, it would seem that in one of them, Mark may have been subtly telling his family wha ...…
 
While Tony is taking an extended sabbatical and trying to update some technical issues with the audio, we encourage you to enjoy this annual favorite of his. What events led up to the “First” Thanksgiving and what was life like for the Pilgrims who celebrated it? Prof. Tracy McKenzie, a professor in the Department of History at Wheaton College, ...…
 
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Plausibly Live! - The Official Podcast of The Dave Bowman Show
 
SEGMENT - J'ACCUSE! (00:00)In the great war, the use of WMD's, specifically chemical weapons emerged as a great threat. The truth is that Militarily, they were essentially useless. But what they really represented was the first application of the MAD theory. The only sure thing about he use of chemical weapons was that if you did not 100% annih ...…
 
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Lifestyle Overnight with David Prior
 
Brian Froggy Harris from Songland in the ACT gives us a history on the Blues in Australia including a feature on the master Russell Morris who's "Ghosts and Legends" Box Set is available now at Songland
 
Rob Esse puts a spotlight on Queen musician and songwriter, John Deacon. Known as the quieter member of the band, John contributed sounds, ideas and songs that ended up being some of the most loved, popular music in the band's history. Although John retired from musical activity in the mid-1990's, his musical legacy continues right up to the pr ...…
 
Michael Jordan is fondly remembered as "The Greatest of All-Time". But as time fades, I think people forget just how utterly remarkable and revolutionary he truly was. In this first "Trash Talk" episode, Paul Ables (co-host of the "And One! Basketball Hour) goes season-by-season listing MJ's mind-blowing stats, incredible milestones and endless ...…
 
We take a look at the history of Ravenloft, what you can expect with DDOs interpretation of Ravenloft & our first look at sentient weapons this week with our guests Evilbeeker & Lynnabel!Have thoughts on this show, ideas for round table topics, questions youd like us to answer, or topics youd like to see us debate? Leave us a comment, send us a ...…
 
Keith says the reason the resource markets are lagging is due to institutions not entering the metal market. Until there is a crack in the major markets, we will not see institutional money flow into the mining equities. The market is quite similar to the year 2000 when it was flat and then took off. History is repeating itself. We need some so ...…
 
We talk soccer, wrestling, and more with Catherine Addington and Sergio Bermudez. Catherine wrote her thesis on the mythologization of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, and soccer relates to the wider Argentinian culture and history of their times. Sergio tells us about lucha libre and what makes it unique, and we look at how different sports fi ...…
 
Fight night. The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world: God of Thunder versus World's Greatest Heroes; day versus night; MCU vs DCEU. If there is even a 1% chance you care...you should listen to this.
 
33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30) “Storing Up Treasure in Heaven” https://swordsoftruth.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/treasureinheaven.mp3 PDF Version Homily for the 33rd Sunday in OT, Year A (2017): 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 The 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time is unofficial known among some priests and seminarians as “The End ...…
 
Did you ever regret not getting your parent’s or relative’s story or family history? Meet Nanette Randall, owner of Memoirs by Design. Her company assists people or companies document their story. As Nanette explains, a lost story is lost for good. She strongly encourages all of us to tell our story while we are healthy and can pass on our [...]…
 
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Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show with Bruce Hilliard
 
Gillian Gaar is one of those rock gurus that in conversation makes you listen, and like a good concert, leaves you wanting more. Gillian is a Seattle-based author. Her first book, She's A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll was published in 1992. In addition to her own books, she has appeared in… The post Episode 12–“Sgt Pepper at Fifty” ...…
 
It’s Eye on the Outdoors! Uncle Ray is coming to you from his deer blind in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. In the first segment, Ray has a harvest report from opening weekend and covers some history of deer hunting. The post Nov. 18, 2017 – Eye on the Outdoors – Segment 1 appeared first on insidestl.com.…
 
Melrose Place star Laura Leighton and punk band Rancid stop by for a strange one. Includes an all-time classic sketch and a whole lot of Fred Wolf. Tangents include the history of the Dandy Fops, theories on Norm MacDonald and more!
 
In this special episode of Rocket to Anywhere, Corban and Sofia answer some of Thanksgiving’s biggest questions including: “How do I get out of awkward conversations?”, “What do I do if I don’t have any culinary skills?” and “In what order should I eat the food on my plate?”. They are also joined by a few special guests, tell some terrible joke ...…
 
Swig and Pudge dig into the real history of THANKS GIVING and share accounts from Native American perspective as well as how it came to be a nationally recognized holiday
 
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X-Band: The Phantom Podcast
 
Dan and Jermayn go back to school in Episode 83, when we talk to one of the world's foremost academic experts on The Phantom, Kevin Patrick, author of the recently released The Phantom Unmasked: America's First Superhero.In a wide-ranging discussion, the phellas discuss the cultural phenomenon that is The Phantom, the spread of the character an ...…
 
We discuss new phones that have released within the past 2 months, Trumps non-ban of Elephant Trophies, and the history of Black Friday.
 
Celebrated by supporters, contested by its detractors,100 years on the Balfour declaration continues to divide opinion. The 67-word letter written by Lord Arthur Balfour, Britain’s then foreign minister, paved the way for the creation of Israel. Palestinians say it also dispossessed them of their land. A century after Britain first declared its ...…
 
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Hand to hand in the trenches
 
This week we will tell of the arrest of Pastor Elisha Paine and also tell a bizarre story about the Roman Catholic persecution of the Baptists in France during the 18oo’s. We want to say again how thankful we are to sister Joy Hardin for the beautiful piano music! Also thanks again (it’s thanksgiving week) for… The post This Week in Baptist His ...…
 
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Five Things I Read This Week
 
Human nature is a funny thing, and it is even funnier that we never learn from the past. I know that there is certainly debate as to how cyclical history really is, but the stories I have for you this week seem like a 21st-century perspective on debates that have raged for hundreds or thousands of years. What does that tell me? Probably everyth ...…
 
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BhTV: The DMZ (fast)
 
Making sense of the wave of sexual assault allegations … Should Al Franken resign? … History lesson: How Taft raised taxes and split the Republican Party … Why tax reform has always been like “making sausage” to the average voter … Bill thinks Doug Jones has a chance against Roy Moore … Matt recalls the brief moment he considered voting for Hil ...…
 
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BhTV: The DMZ (video)
 
Making sense of the wave of sexual assault allegations … Should Al Franken resign? … History lesson: How Taft raised taxes and split the Republican Party … Why tax reform has always been like “making sausage” to the average voter … Bill thinks Doug Jones has a chance against Roy Moore … Matt recalls the brief moment he considered voting for Hil ...…
 
I'm changing the name of the podcast. I love "Tales of Yesterday's Tomorrow", but I think "Brutal Tales" is more accurate. I will tell alternate history stories frequently, but I want flexibility to do more. And, the stories are dark and savage and...well...brutal. They aren't gory or gross like a Saw movie, just, brutal.…
 
Duffie discusses PESCO, Civil Rights Act of 1957 & Erasing History 1984 style
 
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Almost Live Almost News
 
This week, Ben and Sean wonder how far people in Alabama are willing to go to avoid voting for a big scary Democrat. Later, a painting of grunge-rock Jesus sells for a record amount, Cards Against Humanity trolls the Trump administration and one of the most hated companies in America gets a roasting for the history books on Reddit.…
 
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Green Pastures with Jesus - Shepherd of the Lakes
 
Audio from 12 Nov 2017 Sunday morning Bible class on Genesis 2. Green Pastures with Jesus is the daily podcast from Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church of Fairmont, MN. Here you’ll find a variety of segments to lead you to the green pastures of the Word of God, where our Good Shepherd feeds our faith. Find us online: www.shepherdofthelakes.ne ...…
 
The largest document leak in history has unveiled confronting information about how the mega-rich hide their money to avoid paying tax. 13.4 million documents leaked to the media shows how the elite are using tax havens like Bermuda to possible cheat the system. Jack Fryer reports
 
Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about: Black Lives Matter and sanctuary counties, with Monroe County Sheriff-elect Todd Baxter; Sexual harassment and abuse in the context of women's history; The medical benefits of birth ...…
 
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, steampunk, cyberpunk, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this jo ...…
 
Alex Merced discusses the history of economic thought. In this episode he discusses Leonard de Charles Sysmondy. Support the show at Patreon.com/AlexMerced and LibertyDeal.info
 
The Spokane City Council will consider an ordinance Monday, that would make it easier for anyone with a criminal record to be hired.By emilyschwing@nwnewsnetwork.org (Emily Schwing).
 
It's November so throw away that razor! Join us at the Prose Potluck for readings on facial hair. Featuring some serious history of beards, the fellows from Duck Dynasty, and more.
 
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Lost in Criterion
 
Donovan Hill often joins us for discussions on the works of Akira Kurosawa because he has a long history with the films, having had them thrust upon him by his obsessive father from a very young age. Dr. Hill passed away recently and Donovan joins us in an episode dedicated in his father's memory, and dedicated to a discussion of the rose-tinte ...…
 
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Dead for Filth with Michael Varrati
 
From ninja zombies to vampire truckers, we dig into all manner of monsters as we welcome Mark Bessenger, filmmaker behind BITE MARKS and THE LAST STRAIGHT MAN. Among other things, Mark discusses his history of rediscovering his own lost films, the follies of selling a gay movie to a horror audience, and his true life encounter with Jeffrey Dahmer.…
 
MSCLVR Interview Series #029 with Matt Bond, Founder, CEO of Treble.fm This episode of the podcast is featuring the inestimable Matt Bond – founder CEO of Treble.fm – a mobile marketplace of sorts where musicians looking for collaborators can talent in their area for all things music including production, mixing, mastering, to album art, press ...…
 
This week on Fronteras: A look at the history of U.S. efforts to contain immigration and drug smuggling with barriers on our southern border with Mexico. (0:00) Latinos say they continue to experience discrimination when trying to buy houses or rent homes. (4:28) In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Film Festival presents a more realistic view of Native ...…
 
Three indigenous educators: Chef Sherry Pocknet, Rachel Sayet and Jay Levy speak about the many ways native peoples give thanks, the true history of colonists and indigenous peoples, native foods, then and now, and how they each of them deal with the annual Thanksgiving holiday. For more info, photos, links to events and resources, go to www.th ...…
 
http://media.blubrry.com/sbcthisweek/s3.amazonaws.com/TheExchange/SBCTW/Episode130.mp3 Download this episode Subscribe: iTunes — Stitcher — TuneIn Radio — Google Play — RSS Episode #130 State convention annual meetings are in full swing across the SBC. We have updates from all over the denomination. News Recap: Kentucky: Baptists urge evangelis ...…
 
On November 15, 1864, William Tecumseh Sherman began his “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savannah. It was the beginning of a major blow to the Confederacy during the American Civil War. While the 19 th century sounds like ancient history to some of us, there exists a tangible division in this country which has this year, played out in an emo ...…
 
On this episode of the purpleJOURNAL Podcast the fellas are back to normal and at least one of them doesn't know how to handle himself with this Vikings team that seems to be the biggest anti-Vikings team in the history of the team. They break down the big win in DC, the upcoming game against the Rams at US Bank Stadium, the continuation of the ...…
 
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Friends and Family: The Rock Church Podcast
 
Is it possible that a book written over a span of several thousand years, by several different authors, can still be relevant today? The answer is a resounding yes! The entire Bible was inspired by God. This inspiration is one of the things that set it apart from any other book ever written. For example, the Ten Commandments were given to God’s ...…
 
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe discuss the not great looking animation of Gotham by Gaslight, the incredible Deadpool 2 teaser trailer, TMNT in Injustice 2, the Hitman movies, comic book history, Lore, Virtuosity and much more. News: Deadpool 2, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Gotham By Gaslight trailers, TMNT are joining ...…
 
Fox NFL Sunday Host Curt Menefee, Author of LOSING ISN’T EVERYTHINGhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/totaltutor/2017/11/09/fox-nfl-sunday-host-curt-menefee-author-of-losing-isnt-everythingThe Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Fox NFL Sunday Host Curt Menefee, Author of LOSING ISN’T EVERYTHING.Every sports fan recalls with amazing accuracy a pivo ...…
 
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Please Explain (The Leonard Lopate Show)
 
There are over 200 varieties of peppers, ranging from shishitos to habaneros. For our latest Please Explain, we dig into the world (and health benefits) of peppers with three-time James Beard Award-winning chef, culinary historian and author Maricel Presilla. She’s the author of Peppers of the Americas: The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Cha ...…
 
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