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New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. 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 Li ...
 
The American History Podcast presents the history of the United States in an engaging, scholarly and entertaining way. Each season we take a topic in American history and dive deep to discover the roots of the issue, and provide our listeners with a lot of history they don't know. Follow the American History Podcast on Twitter: @americanhiscast. Feel free to email me with questions and comments: shawn@theamericanhistorypodcast.com
 
War has played a key role in the history of the United States from the nation’s founding right down to the present. Wars made the U. S. independent, kept it together, increased its size, and established it as a global superpower. Understanding America’s wars is essential for understanding American history. In the Key Battles of American History, host James Early discusses American history through the lens of the most important battles of America’s wars. James is an Adjunct Professor of Histo ...
 
Join The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.
 
The purpose of this book "is to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who showed that they knew how to live and how to die; who proved their truth by their endeavor; and who joined to the stern and manly qualities which are essential to the well-being of a masterful race the virtues of gentleness, of patriotism, and of lofty adherence to an ideal." (from the Introduction)
 
A weekly (term-time) podcast featuring brief interviews with the presenters at the Cambridge American History Seminar. We talk about presenters' current research and paper, their broader academic interests as well as a few more general questions. If you have any feedback, suggestions or questions, contact us via Twitter @camericanist or via email ltd27@cam.ac.uk . Thanks for listening!
 
The JuntoCast is a monthly podcast about early American history. Each episode features a roundtable discussion by academic historians, Ken Owen, Michael Hattem, Roy Rogers, and guest panelists, exploring a single aspect of early American history in depth. The JuntoCast brings the current knowledge of academic historians to a broad audience in an informal, conversational format that is intellectually engaging, educational, and entertaining.
 
The Latin American History Podcast aims to tell the story of Spanish and Portuguese America from its very beginnings up until the present day. Latin America’s history is home to some of the most exciting and unbelievable stories of adventure and exploration, and this podcast will tell these stories in all their glory. It will examine colonial society, slavery, and what life was like for the region’s inhabitants during this period. We will look at what caused the wars of independence, how the ...
 
The Journal of American History Podcast features interviews with our authors and conversations with authors whose books on American history have won awards. Episodes are in MP3 format and will be released in the month preceding each Journal of American History (February, May, August and November). Published quarterly by the Organization of American Historians, the Journal of American History is the leading scholarly publication in the field of U.S. history and is well known as the major reso ...
 
The final section of Poems of American History covers The Reconstruction after the Civil War, the First Centennial, the continued expansion westward, the assasination of Garfield, The Spanish American War, and World War I. Poets in this volume include: John Greenleaf Whittier, Bret Harte, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Wallace Rice, Vachel Lindsay, Joyce Kilmer, and many more. - Summary by Ed Humpal
 
American history is more than a collection of interesting stories, so why is it most often presented as such? It matters why things happened in the order they did. Join social historian Dr. Heath Mitton as he unpacks the story of the American Republic with special attention to how social and economic factors drove the politics of ideas, from the American Revolution through the presidency of Barack Obama. These episodes originally aired as a regular segment on 610 KVNU's For The People radio ...
 
Noble Sissle, who lived from 1889 to 1975, participated in and witnessed some of America's great moments in history associated with culture and racial equality. Known throughout history as a music lyricist and orchestra leader, Sissle was an ambassador of goodwill for America from World War I with the renowned Harlem Hellfighters' Regimental Band to the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s to entertaining millions of military service persons with the USO in World War II to playing for presidents, ...
 
How have writers, illustrators, film makers, and musicians shaped the American experience? In this podcast series historian Dr. Darren R. Reid explores American history through the lens of the artist. From classic comics books to music and film, this podcast examines how art and artistry has reflected and informed the American experience. Featured iTunes podcast (January and February 2014), #1 episodes in Education and Higher Education. Current series, "Comic Book Studies" explores the histo ...
 
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The Unfiltered Historian Tyler McGraw joine me to discuss this huge Failure by Ambrose Burnside and the army of the Potomac in the winter of 1863. After a heavy defeat in the battle fredericksburg on December 13 1862. The army of the Potomac commander Maj.Gen Ambrose Burnside found himself under increased pressure from Washington to make another mo…
 
In this episode, James interviews Gregory Jackson, Professor of Integrated Studies at Utah Valley University, host of the outstanding History That Doesn’t Suck Podcast, and the voice who introduces this podcast! James and Greg discuss Greg’s podcast, the disconnect between academia and history podcasting, and the state of history podcasting.…
 
For those who wanted Breaking Walls episode 123 in the traditional format.___________In Breaking Walls episode 123 we open 2022 with a six-part mini-series on radio business and programming in 1954. We’ll begin with January, in a radio half-season that was for many, the end of the line.——————————Highlights:• Ringing in the New Year with Fibber McGe…
 
In 1877, Billy the Kid was saved from a life of crime by a wealthy Englishman named John Tunstall, who saw potential in the teenage outlaw. Soon, however, Billy was drawn into a vicious war between Tunstall and a rival cattle baron, one that would force him to return to his gunslinging ways. When Tunstall himself was murdered in the escalating Linc…
 
The recent death of Sidney Poitier gave Tom and Noëlle Crowe an excuse to go back and look at this award-winning movie and the book it is based on, including the back story of how it was made; the dedication and sacrifice of those who made it; and the real-life nuns who inspired this story of faith and humanity. The post Lilies of the Field: The Ba…
 
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3! We begin this episode with some current events, but we take time to talk about chocolate as well! The main segment is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as we focus on two more Asian Pacific American Civil Rights Leaders, Kiyoshi Kuromiya and Haunani-Kay Trask. Both were inspirational leaders with an impact …
 
I recorded this episode with Scott Horton just a few days ago. We delve deep into Afghanistan and all sort of foreign policy issues. Enjoy! Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Remember, the official beard products …
 
Here's a little Queer Serial bonus show spin-off—direct from the Randy Wicker archive! After the success of Randy's 1962 gay radio show "Live & Let Live" (covered on the podcast in S2 E11) WBAI let him talk to anyone he wanted. So, he talked to everyone! We dug up the tapes, digitized them for the archive, and now you can hear 8 bizarre interviews …
 
In the final episode of our English Civil War series, we discuss the Restoration. After Cromwell died, there was chaos that could have erupted in yet another round of war. Instead, though, the return of Charles II to the throne of England occurred without bloodshed, which only intensified the excitement over his return. With the exception of most N…
 
The debt the British Parliament acquired during the Seven Years War led to them imposing the Stamp Act on the colonies. This would prove more expensive to them in the long run, as it created the dissatisfaction to British Rule that led to the Declaration of Independence eleven years later. From the Book: A History of the United States Constitution…
 
Learn how Article I of the Constitution vests legislative authority in the Congress. Review how the Constitution creates two Houses - the House of Representatives and the Senate. Explore the vigorous debate over the composition of the House of Representatives - that is that it would represent the People and be elected by the People as opposed to th…
 
This is part of the episode I recorded for the Patreon only series "1983: The Year the World Almost Ended." It was orginally about 50 minutes long, but for public consumption I cut it down to far shorter. I hope you all enjoy this look at the Cold War in the 1960s. Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunitie…
 
Next time on Breaking Walls, we move into February and discuss polio, falling ratings points, and radio profit margins.___________The reading material used in today’s episode was:• The General: David Sarnoff & The Rise of the Communications Industry - by Kenneth Bilby• On the Air — By John Dunning• Network Radio Ratings — by Jim RamsburgAs well as …
 
Introducing Tomorrow, an original, scripted series from Gen-Z Media, creators of the Peabody Award-winning The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel and the hit family podcast, Six Minutes. Taking place five years after “little orphan” Annie was adopted by billionaire Oliver Warbucks, Annie, now 15, is about to face the biggest test of her sign…
 
Back in July of 1935, head of RCA David Sarnoff asked friend and inventor Edwin Howard Armstrong to remove his experimental FM equipment from RCA’s Empire State Building Laboratory. RCA wanted to test its TV system. ___________Armstrong saw FM as a revolutionary new communications service that would make AM obsolete. Sarnoff thought it an important…
 
Amanda Randolph was born on September 2nd, 1896 in Louisville, Kentucky. Her father was a methodist minister and her mother a teacher, but she would find her calling in music, vaudeville, and eventually radio. ___________A star by 1948, she led her own musical TV program for the DuMont network. It made her the first African-American woman with her …
 
Henry McCarty was born in an Irish slum in New York City in 1859. By the time he died from a lawman’s bullet twenty-one years later in New Mexico, he was notorious throughout the world under a different name: Billy the Kid. Born to a single, loving mother, young Henry was smart, charming and polite. But he soon faced tragic, devastating setbacks th…
 
By the mid 1950s, smog was becoming a serious problem in American cities, especially Los Angeles. On January 15th, 1954 KNX broadcast a special called “The Troubled Air.”___________Residents of Los Angeles suffered from burning eyes, runny noses, persistent cough and shortness of breath. It came from pollutants caused by automobiles, factories, and…
 
St. John Neumann was the first male American saint. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tells us how this diminutive priest took a leap of faith by coming to the US from Europe to be a priest for His people. He eventually became bishop of Philadelphia, and along the way gained a reputation for holiness in bringing Christ through word and deed. The post St. John N…
 
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2! It’s time to talk about music again, and we focus on the Asian Americans making an impact in R&B. Pretty much anyone who follows R&B knows H.E.R. and Bruno Mars, but the start for Asian Americans in R&B actually can be traced back to Hiroshima in the 70s and 80s. We also mention some other great new Asian Pacific R&B…
 
Although Jack Benny spent his TV time on September 13th, 1953 dreaming of being with Marilyn Monroe, on January 15th, 1954 she was officially taken off the market. That day she and retired baseball star Joe DiMaggio were married at San Francisco’s city hall. They would divorce the following year, but remain close friends for the rest of her life.__…
 
Under the sponsorship of Heinz Foods, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet moved to ABC’s potent Friday night schedule on October 14th, 1949. Ozzie Nelson had negotiated a ten year, non-cancellable contract. It guaranteed him complete creative control. ABC also had the option to bring the show to TV after 1951.Ozzie and Harriet were weary of the new…
 
The Philippine-American War marked the emergence of America as a global power. But what has been the legacy of the war in the country in which it was fought? How did the war set the stage for Philippine independence, and pave the way for generations of Filipino immigration to the U.S.? In this episode, Lindsay speaks with Dr. Vicente Rafael, a hist…
 
People are Funny debuted on April 10th, 1942 on NBC. It was created by gameshow maven John Guedel. He was a jack of all trades who’d spent time as a WPA ditch digger, a traveling salesman, and a collector of his own rejection slips. By the fall of 1943, Guedel had negotiated a large raise from the initial production offer and made Art Linkletter th…
 
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1! We know that we have a lot of newer listeners, so this episode is a little bit of a refresher on our show and how our segments are set-up. We also take time to discuss some of our Resolutions and Hopes personally and for the podcast. What stories will you hear during Season 2? What interviews do we hope to do? To lea…
 
When Gunsmoke was sponsored for a single broadcast on November 21st 1952, by Chrysler Plymouth, the show drew a good rating against ABC’s This is Your FBI, and was heard by roughly 8 million people.After eighteen months on the air, on October 3rd, 1953, the critically acclaimed show got sponsorship from General Foods’ Post Toasties. But the sponsor…
 
Welcome to a Mattachine meeting for the 21st century! Join Devlyn Camp & queer activists, legends, and other very special guests as we discuss…everything! This is a NEW BONUS PODCAST produced to fund my many new queer history archival projects—including archiving the Marsha P. Johnson & Randy Wicker papers. Legendary Mattachino Randy Wicker and I a…
 
While New England's comfort generally increased in the Cromwell years, Rhode Island suffered from a lagging economy, political divisions and even issues with religious dissidents who worked to destabilize the already unstable colony. Plymouth's prosperity also waned as trade came to dominate the New England economy. And in the United Colonies, the …
 
The United States entered 1954 in an uncertain position. Years of racial discrimination were coming to the forefront. In May, Brown vs. the Board of Education would make racial segregation in schools illegal. ___________The Korean War was over, but the communist Red Scare was reaching its height.Dwight D. Eisenhower was completing his first year as…
 
In this episode, James tells the fascinating history of America’s first Special Forces unit: the Marine Raiders. Formed in 1942, the Raiders played a key role in several Pacific Theater battles, including Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Bougainville. In 1944, the Raider battalions were disbanded, and their members were reassigned to regular Marine un…
 
With the war officially over, William Howard Taft took over authority as the Governor of the Philippines. Taft was a deep believer in the U.S. policy of “benevolent assimilation” and turned to schooling and political attraction to draw Filipinos to his mission. But he continued to struggle with pockets of armed resistance and challenges to American…
 
The first women's religious community in the US was the Carmel of Port Tobacco, Maryland, and Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us about the Catholic families behind the founding, how they overcame anti-Catholic discrimination, and the restoration that preserved the sacred place. The post The Carmelites of Port Tobacco appeared first on StarQuest Media.…
 
Welcome to Episode 64! This is it… the end of Season 1. Whether you’ve been listening to us since the very beginning or just joined recently or anywhere in-between, we appreciate your support. What were some of your favorite episode topics and interviews? We share some of ours as well as some of the Asian American positive media we enjoyed reading …
 
I thought it was only right that on American civil War & uk History's first Birthday the I do a short podcast to thank everyone who has helped us get to this milestone I the podcast I explain the history and the reason behind the page's Please find all relevant links in the description below including linktree where your find links to all American …
 
On December 25, 1776, George Washington and his brave troops begin to march to the nearly frozen Delaware River to attack Hessian troops encamped on the other side at Trenton, New Jersey. The times are desperate for the American cause. The high risk attack is a daring attempt to save the American Revolution from collapse. Follow Washington's troops…
 
The Second World War deeply and permanently changed the world. In this final episode of the series, James and Scott discuss just a few of the many changes wrought by the war. After discussing casualties of the Pacific War, we discuss the rise and fall of empires, the ushering in of the Cold War and the Nuclear Age, and changes specific to the Unite…
 
In March 1901, American forces launched a daring raid to capture the Filipino revolutionary leader Emilio Aguinaldo. Head of U.S. Philippine forces, General Arthur MacArthur, hoped that his surrender would finally break the resistance and bring the war to an end. But fighting soon expanded to remote areas of the country. Frustrated with the stubbor…
 
Frank Capra is beloved for his Christmas classic "It's A Wonderful Life," and in this revisitation of the famed director, Tom and Noëlle Crowe remind us that his distinctly Catholic vision of God, truth, and humanity gave his films the ability to counteract the meanness of the world. The post Revisiting Frank Capra appeared first on StarQuest Media…
 
Welcome to Episode 63! It’s still a few months away, but we’re so excited about the Winter Olympics, so we take time to talk about the history of Asian Americans in figure skating. Michelle Kwan and Kristi Yamaguchi are so well known, but we also take time to talk about Tiffany Chin. To open the episode, we take time to catch up and talk about the …
 
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