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Best WWI podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best WWI podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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Battlecast is the world’s foremost podcast about war and it’s sociopolitical impact. Each month Dr. Luke Wolf works to bring you an unfiltered understanding of the most important battles and wars of mankind’s history. The official motto of the show: “not left, not right: above,” provides a fresh look at the conventional understandings found in history books. So pull up a chair, grab a beer, and join the conversation.
 
I'm Cullen Burke and this is Cauldron, a history of the world battle by battle. Every two weeks I'll cover the important battles in history and then hash out listener theories and thoughts on how the world would look if the outcome were different.
 
Hosted by Colin "The Music Man" Scully, and "The Man with No Excuses" Jonathan Skuce. Wrestling with Ideas takes you through some of the top stories coming out of the world of professional wrestling and provides some of the best wrestling interviews with the guests including Jake "The Snake" Roberts, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Ted Dibiase, Rick Steiner and more!
 
Welcome to Two Bits, the American Numismatic Association’s podcast about the wonderful world of coins and currency. Enjoy wide-ranging discussions about numismatics, in a fun and engaging way. Host Doug Mudd has collected coins since the age of 10 and is currently interested in ancient coins, modern paper money, WWI and pre-19th century medals and coins. He was Collection Manager for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection from 1991 to 2004 and has been the curator of th ...
 
American friends begin to summer in a beautiful French country house when WWI breaks out. They decide not to evacuate as the war encroaches. Their interactions are interwoven by the stories that they take turns telling after dinner each night to stimulate their nightly conversation and distract their thoughts from the war. (Summary by A.L. Gramour)
 
Letters from Dockery is a Podcast of Letters Written by Raymond E. Dockery to Bohnda Porter Akins, Read by their Grandson 100 years later. The letters describe life in Lewistown, Montana, from the point of view of a small town lawyer. Dockery enlisted in the Army in mid-1917 and fought in World War I in France until the end of the war, and a year beyond.
 
Athelstan King is a British Secret Agent stationed in India at the beginning of WWI. He is attached to the Khyber Rifles regiment as a cover, but his real job is to prevent a holy war. "To stop a holy war single-handed would be rather like stopping the wind--possibly easy enough, if one knew the way." King is ordered to work with a mysterious and powerful Eastern woman, Yasmini. Can King afford to trust her? Can he afford not to? Introduction by Brett W. Downey
 
This is the WWI memoirs of Medal of Honor winner, Capt Eddie Rickenbacker. He fought in and eventually became commander of the 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron, which ended the war with the highest number of air victories of any American squadron. The circus mentioned in the title refers to the German squadron commanded by the famous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. (Introduction by Brett W. Downey)
 
More stories by Canadian Stephen Leacock. Some of these stories carry over characters introduced in Further Foolishness. Some stories are humourous; some are more thoughtful. It helps to be familiar with WWI-era European politics to catch much of the humour. (Summary by TriciaG)
 
Richard Hannay’s boredom is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. This exciting action-adventure story was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 classic film of the same name. John Buchan (1875-1940) was Governor General of Canada and a popular novelist. Although condemned by some for anti-Semitic dialog in The Thirty-Nine Steps, his character’s sentiments do not represent the view of the author who was i ...
 
"Fronteras" is a Texas Public Radio program exploring the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Texas to New Mexico and California, "Fronteras" provides insight into life along the U.S.- Mexico border. Our stories examine unique regional issues affecting lifestyle, politics, economics and the environment.
 
A short pamphlet from WWI, first describing basic nutrition, then discussing what foods may be substituted during food shortages without loss of nutrition. "The last few months have more and more impressed upon Americans the need of preparedness in every department of life. Perhaps some of the alarm created is unnecessary; but with regard to the production, conservation, and prudent use of food, our concern should be timely. In presenting the bulletin upon "Food Preparedness" the University ...
 
Set during WWI in England, The Red Planet is a rich tale about the life in a little English town from the point of view of Major Duncan Meredyth, a disabled veteran of the Boer Wars. As he struggles to keep his life and the lives of those he cares for in harmony, he must also shelter a dark secret regarding one of the village's favorite sons. The Red Planet was the third bestselling novel in the United States for 1917. (Summary by Miss Stav)
 
The disappearance of a German spy and the gathering storm that foretells the prelude to World War I is what greets you in this riveting book. The further you read the more mysteries unfold like secret submarine plans with some pages missing found in the hands of a corpse. There's also family insanity in Cornwall, a dead Spaniard and mafia hiding in an empty London flat. His Last Bow was published in the Strand Magazine circa 1908 and included several other short stories as well. Even during ...
 
The Kingston Memorial Walk was created by PeaceQuest.ca to honour the lived history of Kingstonians who served in, and were affected by, WWI. This walking tour will focus on family homes, individual stories and other relevant points around downtown Kingston. PeaceQuest is a non-profit, non-denominational, and non-partisan organization based in Kingston, Ontario that supports and facilitates peace-building initiatives across Canada.
 
The book follows Jeffery Farnol as he visits a number of key locations around Britain and on the continent, each demonstrating how members of English society have come together to work towards the goal of "defeating the hun". On a visit to a naval dockyard, he reports on how the ships are being constructed, takes us on a tour of a destroyer and introduces us to the crew. He also visits a machine gun factory, and discovers how the great guns are built. His tour continues onto the continent wh ...
 
KPR Presents is an opportunity to showcase high-profile, thought-provoking lectures, discussions and dialogues recorded throughout the region. There are so many fascinating people who come to this area, everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor to syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts. KPR Presents is a great way to share some of those lectures with our listeners. We have also been able to expand the program to cover a broad range of topics, including the Kansas Sesquicentennial, the ...
 
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.
 
Join host Allison Korleski as she talks with people from all corners of the yarniverse: designers and dyers, shepherds and spinners, publishers and pathfinders. From family farms in the American heartland to a woman’s cooperative in Afghanistan, each episode explores what connects us as knitters and makers.
 
A short pamphlet from WWI, a sequel of sorts to "Food Preparedness." It first describes basic nutrition and things to consider when choosing what foods to eat, then lists various foods and their amount of calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, and "ash". This was written before much was known about fat soluble vitamins or saturated vs. unsaturated fats. (Summary by TriciaG)
 
Havoc occurs when European countries are discussing covert alliances. The story revolves around the creation of a secret alliance between Germany, Russia, and Austria. The English hope to split Russia away by holding the Czar to his previous public commitments, but they need proof of what was done to create the pressure. All the pressures that lead to WWI are there, but the intrigues and secret treaties create an interesting background to the twists and turns of the plot. (Summary by Tom Weiss
 
This book is about Norah Linton, her brother Jim, her father David and Jim's chum Wally from Australia. They all move to England during WWI because Jim and Wally want to fight in the war.When a Irish friend of the family dies, Norah inherits a big house in Surrey: Homewood. To keep up the Irishman's memory they want to use the house to help the war effort. They turn it into a home for "Tired People"--soldiers recovering from injuries, or soldiers on leave that have no family to go home to, c ...
 
Flights Into History Broadcasting from an abandon auxiliary air field somewhere South of Gila Bend. Join host Chris McDoniel on a journey to investigate historical aviation events from around the world. Shows will focus on research and search associated with lost and missing aircraft (a.k.a. Warbirds) from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and up to the present. Subject matter encompasses history, genealogy, archaeology, technology, hiking, and exploring. Some people call it aerospace archaeology, ...
 
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(Originally broadcast 02/09/18) - With the United States’ entrance into World War I, three Army training bases were set up in South Carolina. The social and economic impact on a state still suffering from the devastation of the Civil War was dramatic. Three infantry divisions, including support personnel, swelled the Upstate and Midlands population…
 
Barbara Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the WWI classic, “The Guns of August,” once observed, “The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.” Not only must history be recorded, it must also be examined and retold. For most of us, who are not professional historia…
 
In this special episode, Mat is interviewed by Adam Blum about the Battle of Pozieres, which was fought as part of the Somme campaign in July and August 1916. In six weeks of brutal fighting, more than 23,000 Australians were killed or wounded, making it the most costly battle in Australian history. Presenter: Adam Blum Guest: Mat McLachlan Produce…
 
The Australian 3rd Division Memorial sits above the town of Sailly-le-Sec for a good reason.... "We eventually arrived at Heilly. Passed a few stragglers – Tommies – the remnants of Gough’s British Fifth Army, which had been overtaken by disaster. The citizens had evacuated Heilly before we arrived. Here we dumped our packs and belongings and got i…
 
Bro History Russian Bounties Did the Russians pay Afghan militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan? According to reports published by the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal they did…. well maybe the did. Today we discuss if we have reason to believe that there was a Russian bounty program targeting US troops. FOLLOW US O…
 
Former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke rode a blue wave across Texas during the 2018 midterm elections. While O’Rourke ultimately lost to incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz by the narrowest of margins , it was a progressive movement filmmaker Kevin Ford wanted to capture. Ford’s documentary, The Pushback , chronicles two newly-elected public…
 
Mat speaks to historian Michael Tyquin about the role of animals on the battlefields of the First World War, and the bonds they formed with their human comrades. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Michael Tyquin Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.co…
 
In this episode, we are diving into one of the more controversial and least covered battles of WWII - the fight for Monte Cassino. A sideshow to the main events of Normandy and the Eastern Front, the Italian Campaign was no less violent or brutal, consuming men and material at the same rate as the worst fighting in either World War. The ancient mon…
 
Women in Texas have come a long way, but they’re still trailing behind men economically. Dena L. Jackson is the chief operating officer of the Texas Women’s Foundation, which issued a report that examines the economic status of women in the Lone Star State. The experience of becoming a U.S. citizen is no quick and easy process. Add a global pandemi…
 
This past Sunday, Matthew Parker, author of Monte Cassino - The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II, and I talked about his excellent history of one of WWII's least talked about battles. I had told him the whole thing would run about 45 minutes, and he was patient and gracious enough to give me over an hour of his time. Our chat ranged from his e…
 
Join Mat on a walking tour around the Belgian town of Ypres, which was the scene of five huge battles during the First World War, and today is a living monument to the men who fought and died in its fields. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscribe to our YouTube ch…
 
Prior to that World War I, South Carolina was a predominantly rural state, with a Black majority populaltion. The typical S.C. woman in 1916 was Black, and, if she was employed, she was likely an agricultural worker or a domestic worker. If she was White, a working woman was likely on the farm or in a textile mill. There was a quite small middle cl…
 
“The Migrants Arrived in Great Numbers,” Jacob Lawrence Image credit: Museum of Modern Art “…the slave went free; stood a brief moment in the sun; then moved back again toward slavery.” — W.E.B. duBois The Civil War was supposed to mean the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom, franchise, and full citizenship for African Americans. And in th…
 
Many recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program collectively took a sigh of relief when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the program last week. But the state of uncertainty that “Dreamers” live in is far from over. Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of San Antonio and Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of th…
 
Mat speaks to Dr Rhys Crawley from the Australian War Memorial, who is the Official Historian of Australia's involvement in the Afghanistan War. Rhys breaks down the stages of Australia's involvement, discusses his difficult job writing the Official History, and explores the effect the war has had on its more than 35,000 Australian veterans. Presen…
 
When it comes to human trafficking, victims and perpetrators haven’t always been clearly defined within the United States’ legal history. Annie Isabel Fukushima examines the racist and colonialist history that shaped U.S. trafficking laws and how they impact Asian and Latinx migrants in her book, Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in t…
 
On June 19th, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. The news of Emancipation had finally come to the state. Today, this day is celebrated as Juneteenth. What did it mean to these newly freed people to "be free"? What power, or "agency" did freedom bring? W…
 
Mat speaks to military historian Dan Hill about the Battle of Isandlwana in 1879, when British troops were massacred by a superior Zulu force, one of the most bloody defeats ever experienced by the British Army. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Dan Hill Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.LivingHistoryTV.com, or subscr…
 
Ron Stallworth was the first Black detective for the Colorado Springs Police Department in the 1970s. The former officer infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in 1979, a feat that he memorialized in his best-selling book, Black Klansman . Stallworth reflected on decades of incidents of police violence against black Americans, including the recent death of G…
 
In the second of our special D-Day episodes, Mat speaks to Dr Lachlan Grant from the Australian War Memorial about the vital, yet often overlooked, contribution of Australian forces to the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy. Presenter: Mat McLachlan Guest: Dr Lachlan Grant Producer: Jess Stebnicki For more great history content, visit www.Li…
 
General U.S. history courses in many high schools depict the American Revolutionary War as a series of battles in the Northeast--Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, etc.--that lead inexorably to British General Charles Cornwallis's surrender of 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a French and American force at Yorktown, Virginia, October 19, 1781. Th…
 
Bro History American Riots America is burning and the country seems more divided than ever. Danny and Henry – despite having different world views – discuss, debate and find common ground on some sensitive issues. Be safe out there.. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Henry: https://twitter.com/henryszamota Danny: https://twitter.com/Danny_Abdel Episode #14…
 
It’s been almost two weeks since George Floyd died after a white former Minneapolis police officer held a knee to his neck for several minutes. His death touched a nerve that sparked anger and protests in the U.S. and around the world. Latinx protestors have been especially outspoken in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and this black-bro…
 
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