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Best Historical Figures podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Historical Figures podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media P ...
 
Sister duo Whitney & Lindsey Nelsen discuss prominent figures in history to research, argue, and debate which person is the hottest in this humorous and educational podcast. It's a little bit equal parts debate team, history lesson, sibling rivalry, sexy gossip, and joke time humor-fun, with new episodes every Wednesday!
 
Truth Be Told is a live 1-hour radio/webtv show with Tony Sweet and co-host Captain Ron. We seek answers from the world's leading experts in the field of UFO investigations, abductions, the Paranormal, secret societies, and historical moments and figures in history. We invite our listeners to learn and create their own truth based on each show’s content.
 
The podcast focuses on the lives and times of great historical figures that have mostly fallen through the cracks of our collective memories. We may have heard of these people, but they don't get the attention that some do. Here, they get their due. http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com on Twitter: @thealmostforgot
 
Co-hosts Henry Price and Joshua Stokes tackle the ins and outs of an eclectic assortment of historical figures, ranging from pious nuns to vicious pirates, from celebrated musicians to eccentric dictators. Combing through the tragedies and triumphs that occur over the subject’s lifetime, they dispense unique and insightful information while also poking fun at the utter insanity that surrounds the real lives of various notable persons, events and myths, all in under an hour.
 
The audio companion to DailyDad.com’s daily email meditations on fatherhood, read by Ryan Holiday. Each daily reading will help you find the wisdom, inner strength, and good humor you need in order to be a great dad. Learn from historical figures and contemporary fathers how to do your most important job. Find more at dailydad.com.
 
In History Vs., a new podcast from Mental Floss and iHeartRadio, we’ll explore how larger-than-life historical figures faced off against their greatest foes. In this inaugural season, we’re looking at Theodore Roosevelt’s incredible life using a convention that he, as a boxer, would have appreciated. Each episode, we’ll analyze how Roosevelt took on a particular challenge, from his debilitating childhood asthma and conflict within his family to conquering the hours of the day and preserving ...
 
Talking animals, wicked stepmothers, valiant tailors, cruel witches! Sixty-two stories that feature familiar figures like Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Snow-White and Rose Red as well as lesser-known characters like The White Snake, Sweetheart Roland and Clever Elsie are contained in this volume of Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The original volume published in 1812 contained more than 85 tales and this number kept increasing ...
 
Tune in for a more conversational discussion of history with historian Mark Bielski and his guests. We all know there was a war and who was president, but what about the spies, the intrigues, the deceptions and the backstories? What about learning about the occasional farcical or comedic decisions made by serious figures and their sometime tragic results? By telling the untold tales of our past, Mark Bielski is committed to making history come alive for future generations.
 
For American journalist and humorist Edgar Wilson Nye who wrote under the pen name Bill Nye in the late 19th century, facts are not to be presented in their newborn, bare state. They should be properly draped and embellished before they can be presented before the public. Hence, in the Comic History of the United States published in 1894, he gives his readers the facts. But in a bid to make the historical figures more human he describes them as “people who ate and possibly drank, people who ...
 
Dracula tells the tale of a sinister Transylvanian aristocrat who seeks to retain his youth and strength by feeding off human blood. The author, Bram Stoker, a young Victorian theater professional, was probably inspired by the strange epidemic of vampirism that occurred in remote parts of Eastern Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. These stories were recounted by travelers who later arrived in England and other parts of Western Europe. Stoker initially meant the tale to be written as a pl ...
 
Southern Hollows is home to the dark side of southern history. These true stories, often little known, take you into historical moments and introduce you to historical figures that we ought never forget. Hear stories of the well-known United States history periods like Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and Native American Removal, but also stories of the individuals who oppressed and disenfranchised -- and the historical settings that made it possible. If you love challenging stories f ...
 
Historicool is a podcast which delves into some of history's interesting figures and events. Your hosts, Matt Nelson and Wayne Bridgman will seek to bring these to life for you, the fascinated listener, with interesting facts and a dose of mischievous humor.
 
King Alfred and the Cakes. Damon and Pythias. The Sword of Damocles. Bruce and the Spider. These are stories that many people who grew up in the last century would be familiar with. They were included in our text books or to be found in anthologies in our school libraries. However, for a new generation growing up, some of these may be new and unknown. Hence, Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin would indeed be a great addition to your children's bookshelf. James Baldwin, who shares h ...
 
Medieval England in the 12th century. The evil Prince John rules England in place of his brother, the noble Richard the Lionheart, who is being held in an Austrian prison by Duke Leopold of Austria, while returning from one of his Crusades. Under the avaricious and Machiavellian John, the Norman aristocrats are in constant conflict with the native Saxon people. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott is set in these turbulent times. The eponymous hero, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, the son of a Saxon nobleman has ...
 
A poor young boy from the slums of London watches a royal procession pass, with the youthful Prince of Wales riding at its head. He ventures too close and is caught and beaten by the Prince's guards. However, the young royal stops them and invites the vagrant to the palace. Here the two boys sup alone and are stunned to discover that they bear a startling resemblance to each other. The Prince is Edward, long awaited heir of the monarch, Henry VIII, while the vagrant is Tom Canty, the son of ...
 
What if you could text with anyone from history? Alex, a curious child, gets to do just that! In each episode, Alex interviews interesting historical figures and learns about strong people who fight for what is right. Adapted from Bobby Basil's book series "Texting with History." Get 3 of Bobby's books for free at www.bobbybasilwriter.com!
 
He was a trusted aide of Henry VIII, but when he supposedly opposed the monarch's second marriage, he was thrown into prison and executed for treason. More than two hundred years later, he was canonized as the patron saint of statesmen and politicians by the Catholic Church. Philosopher, writer, diplomat, lawyer, Renaissance man, avid gardener, humanist thinker and statesman are only some of the words used to describe him. A lifelong opponent of Protestantism who was rumored to have had here ...
 
Post-Civil War Texas, the Lone Star state. Buck Duane is a man who was almost born holding a gun in his hand. His father was an infamous outlaw and the young child grew up witnessing scenes of violence and betrayal. When he himself inadvertently kills a man, he is forced to go into hiding and must live with the very men he despises. However, the love of a beautiful young woman is his redemption. He joins the Texas Rangers and helps to rid the state of notorious criminals, hoping to exchange ...
 
An atypical piece of writing by Mark Twain, the short bawdy skit documents a conversion between Queen Elizabeth and several notable writers of the time, including Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Beaumont, Ben Jonson, and William Shakespeare. Despite first being published in 1880, the piece remained anonymous for a period of time, until it was later acknowledged by Twain in 1901 as his own. Comprised of humor, descriptive imagery, ribald connotations, and vulgar language, the faux conversation is ...
 
We're just two old college buddies living on opposite coasts who love theater, movies, TV, music, and all manner of culture. Following the lead of a long running inside joke, we've blasted off to Planet Hypothetical where we reconceive and cast the Next Greatest Show, Adaptation or Revival with anyone we damn well please- actors, crooners, politicians, historical figures, malcontents, scoundrels, and beings alive or dead. Everyone gets a callback and all are considered. Join us, won't you?
 
Listen Albany: the Capital City's Cultural Heritage Podcast, is a series of podcasts that offer just a glimpse into Albany's long, rich history. Albany, the oldest city in the United States operating under its original charter (1686), has known many famous faces over its centuries-long life, Its world-class architecture and stunning streetscapes have provided the perfect backdrop for these famous faces. Through this podcast, you will learn about the people and places that make Albany's herit ...
 
Refurbished from the 2006-07 SPEED Channel television series, Back In The Day is your NASCAR time machine that revisits auto racing’s milestone moments, influential figures, and historical highlights. Ron Lemasters and Steve Richard provide this boost of high-octane nostalgia, while NASCAR historian Buzz McKim answers questions submitted by passionate race fans via social media.
 
Xan and Christine tell you why you're wrong about everything from online trends to historical figures. Tune in once a week for a ranty, laughter-filled episode from two chicks who don't know what the heck they're doing. Plus, listen to the girls talk about their own personal problems in We're Wrong Minisodes. Feel free to send comments, questions, and hate mail to yourwrongpodcast@gmail.com. Follow the instagram @yourewrongpodcast for updates and more content between episodes.
 
Shavon Natè is a wife, mom, school psychologist and a self proclaimed geek. GO Magazine has teamed up with her to create this podcast series, "The Cheeky Geek with Shavon Natè", as she infuses both her quirky banter and probing questions in her interviews featuring topics like comic books, all things fandom related, queer historical figures and everything in between. @BluLadyGaymer
 
This sequel to Bangs' A House-Boat on the Styx continues the "thought-experiment" of bringing various historical and fictional figures together, detailing the adventures of the ladies of Hades after they are kidnapped by pirates and the attempts of the Associated Shades (led by Sherlock Holmes) to retrieve their house-boat. (Introduction by unfamiliar memory)
 
White-noise, is a collaborative podcast about a girl named Sarah Jones.Sarah Jones was a bit of recluse in her small home in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, then on one strange day she discovers that she has died. Now she has to solve her murder and do a few extra deeds before she can pass on. Though she doesn't do it alone, she is accompanied by a Confederate soldier named Sam Dickerson, and Stella Smith, a ghost from the 80's.There will be an cameo historical figures and little informative essays ...
 
George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876), one of the most mythologized figures in American history, was an United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. He eventually met his fate in the battle of Little Big Horn in one of the most notable defeats of American armed forces.My Life on the Plains is an autobiographical first-hand account of the Indian Wars of 1867-1869, detailing the winter campaign of 1868 in which Custer led ...
 
Remembering the Battle of Midway is a four-part series spanning from the Doolittle Raid, to the significance of the Battle of Coral Sea and ending with the Battle of Midway. In each segment of this four-part series, you will hear from the historical and pivotal participants from this time period, such as Gen. James Doolittle and other memorable figures, we will also speak with present-day historians who will examine the significance of these three events in naval, army and air force history. ...
 
Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, movers and shakers that have played a key role in the history of England. Marshall freely mixes folk tale with historical fact and in so doing paints a very vivid picture of the past in a style remi ...
 
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was an English author and poet, born in India, and best known today for his children’s books, including The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, and Puck of Pook’s Hill; his novel, Kim; his poems, including “Mandalay”, “Gunga Din”, and “If—”; and his many short stories, including “The Man Who Would Be King” and the collections Life’s Handicap, The Day’s Work, and Plain Tales from the Hills. He is regarded as a major “innovator in the art ...
 
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Tony and Captain Ron talk with Ian Jaydid, who has been creating fine art, illustrations, cartoons and writing for over twenty years. Through his creative arts and writing outlet Iboga Moon Productions, he illustrates the cartoon series Generation Jaded, designs mixed-media fine-art, logos and marketing materials. He regularly partners with news, m…
 
Tony and Captain Ron talks with Radio Station Owner Carl Goldman, a passenger aboard the Diamond Princess currently quarantined in a port in Japan, and Dr. Robert Winters MD, a local infectious disease specialist, to discuss the Coronavirus and its implications for the future of global travelers. www.hometownstation.com…
 
Your kids should be grateful. Not to you and mom, of course, you’re just doing your job. You’re legally and biologically obligated. Your kids should be grateful for everything. We all should be. This is a wonderful time to be alive. Even if it wasn’t—it’s amazing that any of us are alive at all. The odds are astronomically small that we are. So it’…
 
How did a flag from Fort Anderson in the Cape Fear make it all the way to Washington, D.C. and become the inciting factor in a chance encounter between President Abraham Lincoln and his eventual assassin John Wilkes Booth? In this special companion episode to our look at the history of Fort Anderson in the Civil War, host Hunter Ingram and special …
 
In today's episode, we got to sit down with Logan Reese, mastermind behind the Runesmith Youtube channel and noted notable over at XP to Level 3! Despite fighting technical issues we talk shitty jobs, imposter syndrome, and end on a big worldbuilding jam session. Have any questions or want to get involved with the podcast? You can email us at:World…
 
Dr Lucia Rubinelli (Cambridge) delivered the 18th István Hont Memorial Lecture on October 29 2019 at the University of St Andrews "This paper is the third chapter of a book manuscript, titled Constituent power: A history. The book mainly focuses on how Sieyes’ first theorisation of pouvoir constituant has been used and misused by subsequent theoris…
 
Lewis Daniel is a saxophonist, arranger and composer based in London who has worked with the House Gospel Choir and Rachel Kerr. I caught up with him to talk about his upcoming EP, studying at Guildhall and how death motivates him.Get to know the true stories behind some of the most inspirational and talented musicians, creatives and historical fig…
 
By February 1865, the only thing that stood between Wilmington and the Union navy advancing up the Cape Fear River was Fort Anderson. Built upon the ruins of Brunswick Town, the region’s first permanent settlement, the fort was initially manned by a garrison of a few hundred men through the Civil War. But after Fort Fisher fell in January 1865, upw…
 
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