Enjoyable History

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    Enjoyable History

    Oct 21 2019

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP2961: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Big Scoop Matter (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #1)

    Johnny is called to protected an insured reporter on the trail of a big story that could make him a target for murder. Original Air Date: November 11, 1956 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Futility Closet / 269-The Sack of Baltimore

    One night in 1631, pirates from the Barbary coast stole ashore at the little Irish village of Baltimore and abducted 107 people to a life of slavery in Algiers -- a rare instance of African raiders seizing white slaves from the British Isles. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the sack of Baltimore and the new life that awaited the captives in North Africa. We'll also save the Tower of London and puzzle over a controversial number. Intro: In 1999, inventor Alli...more

  • Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective / Can You Handle The Truth?

    Native Opinion Episode 193 Can You Handle The Truth ____________________________________________ How To Reach Our Show: E-Mail: Twitter: @nativeopinion Facebook: Our Website: _____________________________________________ CALL OUR SHOW! Click or Tap to call: 860–800–5595 _____________________________________________ Listen LIVE every Saturday Morning, 9am Eastern Standard Time Through Our Website or via the SPREAKER A...more

  • Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine / Sawbones: Ben Franklin

    Ben Franklin may not have have been a doctor, but he still had a massive impact on the medical field in his time. What were his contributions? And was he ever actually president? You'll have to listen to find out! Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • The History of China / #177 - Yuan 2: Brother Mine

    With the untimely death of Möngke Khaghan outside the walls of Chongqing, the Mongol Empire will be fore to choose for a new emperor for the 5th time in just three decades. Unlike the first four conclaves, however, this will result in not one, but two khuriltais, and two who would be Great Khan. Möngke’s brothers, Khubilai and Ariq Böke, will duel it out across Central Asia to determine who will rule all under the Eternal Blue Sky.Time Period Covered:1259-1266 CEMajor Historical Figures:Toluids:...more

  • The History of England / 284 Popular Culture in the Ritual Year

    The Lord of Misrule, the Boy Bishop. dancing the Morris and May games. A little about the celebrations of the ritual year, and how things changed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

  • White Horse Inn / The Significance of Golgotha

    In John 19 we’re told that Pilate delivered Jesus over to the chief priests who led him out of the city to the place of crucifixion. If the chief priests were basically in charge at this point, where might they have taken Jesus? The book of Hebrews gives us a hint when it says that Jesus suffered “outside the camp” (13:12), which turns out to be a specific location mentioned in the Old Testament as well as in a variety of second Temple sources. On this episode, the hosts will discuss the meaning...more

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher with Charles Moore

    Margaret Thatcher is one of the most polarising political figures of British 20th Century history. After becoming the first female Prime Minister, she became the first post war PM to win three consecutive general elections. Charles Moore is a former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator, and The Sunday Times, and the author of her official biography.He was given unfettered access to her records, and conducted interviews with civil servants who were given permission to speak to him. Dan an...more

  • The History of WWII Podcast – by Ray Harris Jr / Episode 267-An interview with Mikhal Dekel about her book, Tehran Children, A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey

    Professor Mikhal Dekel joins me to talk about her book, covering Jewish Polish refugees, as 1000 children make an incredible 13,000 mile journey from Eastern Europe to Palestine, via Tehran. Similar content :Episode 251-An Interview with Walter Borneman about…Episode 187-Interview with Scott MillerEpisode 238-An Interview with Andrew Roberts about…Episode 194-Interview with Sally Mott Freeman about…Episode 206-Interview with Dr. Lyuba Vinogradova…

  • Earth Ancients / Michael Salla: Disclosure, America's Space Command

    Dr. Salla is an internationally recognized scholar in international politics, conflict resolution and US foreign policy, and is the author/editor of an additional four books including The Hero’s Journey Toward a Second American Century (Greenwood Press, 2002); (Central Queensland University Press, 1995); Why the Cold War Ended(Greenwood Press, 1995); and Islamic Radicalism, Muslim Nations and the West (1993). He has also authored more than seventy articles, chapters, and book reviews on peace, e...more

  • History Extra podcast / Bonus Episode: Sequences with consequences

    In this special edition, produced by our friends from the Science Focus podcast, Dr Robert Elliott Smith examines the dark history of algorithms and considers how they affect all of our lives today. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

  • Bag Man / Article II: Behind Closed Doors

    Introducing Article II: Inside Impeachment, a new podcast from NBC News. Seven witnesses have now appeared before Congressional committees to share what they know about the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine. But why is so much of this process behind closed doors? Will the public ever learn what was said? Julia Ainsley, NBC News Correspondent covering the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, explains the political calculation behind the Democrats’ decision to ...more

  • BackStory / 298: Rallying Behind Racism: The Women of White Supremacy

    White supremacy has been in the news a lot recently. It is often seen as a movement at the fringes of American society, and discussion of it rarely includes white women. But women play a critical, if overlooked, role in the white supremacy movement, and examining their involvement shows it to be far less fringe than many think. So on this episode of BackStory, Brian, Nathan and Joanne dig into the little known history of white women and white supremacy.Image: Attention has been focused on the al...more

  • Witness History / Wangari Maathai Nobel Prize-winning environmentalist

    Kenyan Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She was an environmentalist and human rights activist who founded the Green Belt Movement in the 1970s. She focused on the planting of trees, conservation, and women's rights but repeatedly clashed with the government while trying to protect Kenya's forest and parks. She was arrested and beaten on several occasions. Witness speaks to her daughter, Wanjira Mathai. (Photo: Kenya's Wangari Maathai (L) chall...more

  • On the Media / Hanging In The Balance

    In covering President Trump’s decision to stop protecting Kurdish fighters in Syria, press reports have focused on the Kurds as US allies and tools in fighting ISIS. This week, On the Media looks at a different aspect of Kurdish life: the experiment in direct democracy that has flourished in northern Syria for the past five years. Plus: how debate moderators fail audiences when they focus on taxes. And, how reporters have negotiated dangerous conditions while reporting on the Turkish operation i...more

  • Fishko Files from WNYC / Wright and the Guggenheim

    This Monday, the Guggenheim Museum celebrates 60 years since the opening of its arresting Frank Lloyd Wright building on Fifth Avenue. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, the building and New York had much to offer each other. On October 21 and throughout the rest of the month, the Guggenheim features music, tours, and conversations to commemorate the anniversary.


    The Flying Nun television series starring Sally Field ran on ABC from September of 1967 to September of 1970. New Zealand is a sovereign island country situated in Tasman Sea about 1,200 miles east of Australia comprised of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island—and around 600 smaller islands. Flying Nun is a record label launched by New Zealander Roger Shepherd in 1981 to document the many bands and artists active on the South Island who were developing what would become know...more

  • Filmspotting / #748: American Beauty at 20 / Contemporary Chinese Cinema #1 - Let The Bullets Fly

    Back in '99, the trailers and movie posters for AMERICAN BEAUTY implored us to "look closer." For their 9 From '99 review, Adam and Josh give the divisive Best Picture winner the closer look it asked for, but they don't always like what they see. Is the movie hypocritical and mean-spirited? Is it merely an overwrought sitcom? Or is it redeemed by its sincerity and the strength of its supporting cast?Also on the show, Adam's conversation with Godfrey Cheshire, author of the new book "Conversation...more

  • Sound Opinions / #725 The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St.

    Though originally panned by many critics, the Rolling Stones' 1972 album Exile on Main St. is now considered a masterpiece. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot serve up a classic album dissection for the deeply influential recording.

  • The History Chicks / Florence Nightingale

    Florence Nightingale was forced to hide her light under a bushel until her thirties, when she broke free in spectacular fashion to become the world's beloved Lady With The Lamp - as well as a master statistician and the founder of modern nursing.