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HTDS is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriously researched, hard-hitting survey of American history through entertaining stories. To keep up with History That Doesn’t Suck news, check us out on Facebook and Instagram: @Historythatdoesntsuck; on Twitter: @HTDSpod; or online at htdspodcast.com. Support the podcast at patreon.com/historythatdoesntsuck.
 
Welcome to Strange Country, a podcast devoted to bizarre, surreal and extraordinary stories that make America the weird place it is. Co-hosts Kelly and Beth are former newspaper reporters turned school librarians who have always had a soft spot for a good story--the stranger the better. Discover the first woman to survive a barrel ride over Niagara Falls and the man who invented “complex marriage” in one of the most successful utopian experiments. Things get weird pretty quickly around here.
 
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We The Teachers

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We The Teachers

Teaching American History

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We The Teachers is a bi-weekly podcast featuring Teaching American History scholars discussing American history with a focus on primary documents. The Ashbrook Center and TeachingAmericanHistory.org seek to provide high-quality content-focused programs, resources, and courses for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, and related subjects. Students, citizens, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the American experience can also benefit from our resources, which include pod ...
 
In this podcast about all things Hamilton, host Gillian Pensavalle speaks with guests, and sometimes co-host/all time husband Michael Paul Smith, about the innerworkings of the show, how it came together, what it takes to put on all around the world, finding Hamilton references in everyday life, and much more. The Hamilcast has played host to every member of the original creative team, aka "The Cabinet", including repeat visits from Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The Hamilcast feature ...
 
Join host, Robert Estrada, as he takes you back before the United States was a thought. Starting with the rise of Tun Tavern, History of the Marine Corps covers significant U.S. events, conflicts, strategies, political decisions, and the origin of Marine Corps traditions. What role did Marines play during the American Revolution? What challenges did Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon face as he marched towards Tripoli? How did Marines get to the Halls of Montezuma? We'll dig into the details and sh ...
 
Reflecting History is an educational history podcast that explores significant historical events and themes without losing track of the ordinary people involved. Covering a wide variety of topics, it is a narrative driven podcast that delves into the connection between history, psychology, and philosophy on a personal level.
 
Every week we embark on the perilous journey of discovering America's history. We'll discuss everything from Pocahontas to the present and everything in between. Special emphasis will be given to our founding principles and philosophies. 1776 would not be possible without 1607, so tune in and subscribe for your dose of American history.
 
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By One Vote

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By One Vote

Carole Eglash-Kosoff

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BY ONE VOTE! Podcasts of major events in American history that resulted from ONE vote... a single vote that altered the direction of our country. The upside down elections of 1800,1876, and 2000! Wars! Supreme Court decisions on abortion, affirmative action, and religion! Dramatized factual events drawn from the book, By One Vote, by author, Carole Eglash-Kosoff.
 
The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include - Colonial Era American War for Independence Pre-Civil War Civil War Reconstruction Early Modern Virginia During the World's Wars Cold War Virginia Contemporary Virginia Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com
 
Welcome to the behind-the-scenes podcast of the upcoming feature-length documentary film God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno! Composer, DJ, and native-Detroiter Reggie Dokes (@ReggieDokes) guides you through an independent production company’s processes and impact that go far beyond what you see on-screen. Documenting the story of the true origins of techno music has been a 10-year international journey of filmmaking and a labor of love for the Detroit-bred producers ...
 
Our "90 in 90 Essay Project Academic Studies" on subjects such as the Federalist Papers, the Constitution; the Amendments; the Classics that Inspired the Constitution, the Executive Branch, the country’s past 57 presidential elections, the Supreme Court, the Congress and the states have resulted in 1047 essays contributed by 175 constitutional scholars, historians and elected officials. This corresponding Podcast features the reading of the daily essay during our 90 Day Study. Essays are ava ...
 
In each episode of In The Past Lane, the history podcast, we take up topics in American history and explore them through feature pieces, interviews, book and film reviews, and more. Our guiding philosophy is that history is not just about the past - it's about our world, here and now. History explains why things are the way they are, everything from our economy, religious practices, and foreign policy, to political ideology, family structure, and rates of poverty. Our aim is to be both infor ...
 
This is a lecture series about African American history. Each "wiki" lecture is approximately 5 minutes long and teaches about lessons from the past can be used to improve our lives and the future. These lectures are fun, interesting, and inspirational!
 
Factual America examines America through the lens of documentary filmmaking. Guests include Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning documentary filmmakers and producers, their subjects, as well as experts on the American experience. Find out more about the current and upcoming documentaries on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Sky Documentaries and other platforms directly from the creators. Whether we discuss true crime, music, burning social and political topics, history, or arts ...
 
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.
 
Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com
 
Liberty Watchdog Network is a HIGHLY enlightening show that discusses America's Founding Principles and how they still apply today! Learn what our government was intended to be, how it has gotten out of control and what YOU can do about! If you are a concerned American about the direction of this country, THEN YOU MUST TUNE IN WEEKLY! “YOU CAN'T DEFEND WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW…LEARN IT OR LOSE IT!" (This show is based on over 40 years of Research and over 15000 Hours of Study on Un-Constitutional ...
 
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It’s the time of year when pumpkin spice permeates everything including Strange Country, and people are in the mood to sit in front of a pumpkin-spice scented fire to hear some scary stories. Join Beth and Kelly as they darn socks or stories about the Congelier Mansion, the White Lady, and the haunting of the H house. Theme music: Big White Lie by …
 
This week's episode of Killer History starts out with Haley detailing the still unsolved Texarkana Moonlight Murders that inspired many urban legends around Texas and across the country. Lauren rounds out the episode by telling us about the amazing sport shooting career of localish legend, Elizabeth "Plinky" Servaty.…
 
Did Singer Sewing Machines take over the world? And are bananas as dangerous as they appear in cartoons? The answer to both of these questions are a resounding “yes!” in the Gilded Age. Listen in as the Prof. discusses these and other Gilded Age topics with his esteemed colleague and fellow podcaster: Dr. Ben Sawyer of Middle Tennessee State Univer…
 
West End's Sharon Rose shares her how life experiences durning the theatrical shutdown helped evolve her role as Eliza, what it takes to put on the show after 15 months away, the emotional journeys of Hamilton carrying into life, and the importance of celebrating Blackness on stage and screen. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Jingle Jangle on Netflix Sharon Rose…
 
James Hogue claimed to be many things. A high school student, an orphan, a ranch-hand, a carpenter, a ski instructor, a ski stuntman, a bioengineer, an ivy leaguer. He has lived a lifetime of deception using false credentials to earn a spot in the 1993 graduating class at Princeton University. Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly talk adults pass…
 
"Don't reach for the stars, reach for the flowers." One of the appealing aspects of humanistic psychology is it's embrace of the ordinary and it's emphasis on the fundamental goodness of human beings. Is it true that human nature is fundamentally good as humanists like Abraham Maslow say? Or is there too much evidence of greed and malevolence from …
 
This episode jumps back to the 1800s and reviews Marine activity in China during the Boxer Rebellion. We introduce the events leading up to the decision to send troops to China and cover a few significant battles against the Boxers. A young Smedley Butler and Dan Daly make their appearance, and Marines would be awarded most Medals of Honor during t…
 
West End's Stephenson Ardren-Sodje shares life lessons and favorite memories from his time in Hamilton, the similarities and differences of Hamilton and Shakespeare, what's inspiring him now, and Stephenson takes questions from the Patreon Peeps. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT CREED: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Mismatch By SARA JAFARI Generation Vex…
 
The third episode in the Fall 2021 American Presidency Saturday Webinar series, in which our scholars examined the president's emergency, war and foreign policy powers. The program aired live on Saturday, 2 OCT 21 from 11am-12:15pm ET. Panelists: Dr. Chris Burkett, Ashland University Dr. Sarah Burns, Rochester Institute of Technology Dr. Stephen Kn…
 
England's participation in the Western African trade started very slowly, and the slave trade was explicitly rejected by early English traders to Africa. Still, within 40 years, English participation in the slave trade became common, and England's most valuable colony (Barbados) had shifted to slavery as a labor source. This episode looks at the hi…
 
“You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” This is the story of the Gilded Age’s later presidencies. Grover “the Good” Cleveland is known as a man of integrity and honesty. Those characteristics alone are enough to get him to the White House. But as Benjamin Harrison interrupts his terms, the frustration of farmers and factory workers is…
 
Hamilton London's Stephenson Ardern-Sodje talks about the process of learning multiple tracks for the show, making his West End debut, lessons from the creative team, and examines Alexander's mindset and motives. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Leslie Bowman Scarin Tarinn Generation Vex Stephenson on Twitter Stephenson on Instagram Gillian on Twitter Gillian on…
 
In the 19th century, men could commit women to asylums for such stellar reasons as excessive thinking or novel reading. Elizabeth Packard was married to a real prince who committed her because she was smarter than him. Strange Country cohosts share her heroic tale, and Beth reveals an alarming secret about her cat. Theme music: Big White Lie by A C…
 
Our Documents in Detail webinar for September 22nd, 2021 focused on Albert Beveridge’s “March of the Flag” speech from 1898. This document is drawn from our Westward Expansion Core Documents Collection. Scholars Dr. David Krugler, University of Wisconsin-Platteville Dr. Will Atto, University of Dallas Dr. David Tucker, The Ashbrook Center Learn mor…
 
In popular culture, there is often a morbid fascination with the psychology of evil, but what about the psychology of good? Social Psychology may get most of the headlines, but Humanistic Psychology could have just as much to say about human behavior. In his book "Transcend," psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman investigates humanistic psychology from …
 
This week's episode discusses the final years of the U.S. occupation in Haiti. We take a look at the transfer of power back to the Haitian government and the progress of the Gendarmerie force. We also briefly touch on some of the more atrocious acts by Marines and a few theories on the motivation of their behavior. We end the episode by introducing…
 
Hamilton West End's Stephenson Ardern-Sodje discusses his journey from being a writer to a performer, his very unique Hamilton audition process, what it has been like working alongside some of his heroes, and why hard work always pays off. EPISODE TRASNCRIPT Hot Ones on YouTube Generation Vex Stephenson on Twitter Stephenson on Instagram Gillian on…
 
Bennett and Claiborne had control of Virginia, and two weeks later they went to Maryland to demand it renounce its loyalty to Lord Baltimore. When Marylanders refused, they took over the colony's government. Baltimore ordered his governor to fight to maintain the colony's government (and therefore, its stance of toleration toward Catholics), and th…
 
“Someday, some-time, when I am a man, I want to be worth a hundred thousand dollars!” This is the story of two of the United States’ most wealthy industrialists. John D. Rockefeller is the son of a con artist; he teaches young John never to trust and leaves the boy wondering if food will or won’t be on the table. John will rise from his world of un…
 
In part two West End's Leslie Garcia Bowman gives advice to his younger self, discusses what art is inspiring him now, recalls his first time seeing Hamilton, and what comes next. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Skate Chichester Festival Theatre Flight of the Conchords Cody Renard Richard Leslie on Twitter Leslie on Inst…
 
Part 2 of our Fall 2021 series on the American Presidency, which aired live at 11am ET on Saturday, 11 SEP 21. This 75-minute webinar featured a discussion between scholars about the relationship between Congress and the President. Scholars: Dr. Chris Burkett, Ashland University Dr. David Alvis, Wofford College Dr. Joe Postell, Hillsdale College Su…
 
One constant--besides death and taxes--is the notion that women need to work to attain that ever-morphing ideal body that doesn't actually exist. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about diet plans like ingesting tapeworms to obtain the consumption look in Victorian times. There's also asides on the many ways humans choose to destroy them…
 
Our final episode in this three-part special podcast series commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, in which Michael Hurley, former CIA Officer and member of the 9/11 Commission, describes and offers insights about the fallout of the attacks on American policy and life. Suggested Additional Readings: When Government…
 
Leslie Garcia Bowman recounts his time as Charles Lee in London, from dancing through the audition process with a broken collar bone to eventually handing the roll over to one of his closest friends. Plus backstage antics, busking his way to West End, and what he's up to now. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT High Strung on Netflix Opening Night Tweet Swing Men L…
 
England moves to suppress the colonies which declared allegiance to King Charles II over the Commonwealth. The battle reaches its climax in Barbados, with a three month siege and potential battle between armies of thousands. After suppression, though, it passes the Navigation Act of 1651, declaring that all English colonies must trade only with Eng…
 
America's home-spun religion of Mormonism has a bloody past. The founder Joseph Smith was murdered, and the Saints run out of various places they settled. This us-versus-them mentality really fermented in the Great Salt Valley where Brigham Young whipped his flock into a frenzy about interlopers and outsiders. Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly…
 
This week on Killer History, Haley finishes up her series on the conspiracy to kidnap or kill or whatever Abraham Lincoln by telling us how the not so fair trial afterwards went down. Lauren rounds out the episode by telling us about the activism work for women's suffrage in the UK that Emmeline Pankhurst is known for.…
 
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