Enjoyable History

Some people love history, and some find it a terrible bore. This channel will draw you in with great fascinating tales and wonderful narration.

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    Enjoyable History

    Feb 20 2019

  • The Hook Up / Speed dating

    If you're a bit over the apps, you might want to give speed dating a try.

  • The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe / Episode 125: On The Importance of Staying Grounded

    How many near misses can one guy take - and still remain grounded.   Sponsored by

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Oscar Docs 2019: Of Fathers and Sons

    Syrian-born director Talal Derki talks about his new documentary, “Of Fathers and Sons,” which provides rare insight into what it means to grow up in an Islamic Caliphate. In the film Derki returns to Syria where he embeds with a radical Islamist family, gaining their trust and sharing their daily life for over two years. 

  • The Thomas Jefferson Hour / #1326 No Just Government Should Refuse

    "Let me add that a bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, & what no just government should refuse or rest on inference." — Thomas Jefferson, 1787 President Jefferson answers a number of listener questions about the United States Constitution. We discuss the meaning of Article V, how much of the document is open to interpretation, and the idea of amending the Constitution every generation. Find this episode, along with recommend...more

  • The Jerry Springer Podcast / Jerry's Take on the Virginia Blackface Scandal - EP 200

    OMG, a website is up ( where people are signing a petition to put Jerry’s face on the rock of Mt. Rushmore. We discuss.The idea of Judge Jerry officiating marriages is catching on, as is the concept of people coming before him to renew their marriage vowels. Jene and Bonnie would like to get on the list. Unfortunately, Bonnie doesn’t usually come to podcasts, so is it possible to do it over Facebook Live or on the phone? And will Jerry’s role in this be as effective as wh...more

  • SpyCast / The New Rules of War: A Conversation with Sean McFate

    SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with National Defense University professor Sean McFate to discuss his new book, The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age or Durable Disorder.

  • Tides of History / Introducing One Plus One

    Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there are flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate success. We’ll unearth the stories of Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Shaq & Kobe, and many more, and learn what it is about their chemistry that led them to greatness. Subscribe to One Plus O...more

  • Witness History / The Columbia space shuttle disaster

    The US space shuttle Columbia broke up on its way back to Earth on February 1, 2003. It had been in use since 1981. Iain Mackness has spoken to Admiral Hal Gehman who was given the job of finding out what went wrong. His final report led to the winding-up of the American space shuttle programme in 2011. Photo: The space shuttle Columbia during take-off. Credit: NASA.

  • Cold Case Files / Abandoned Houses

    Two little girls go missing in Akron under the exact same circumstances. When their bodies are discovered, the families and investigators are desperate to stop the killer before he strikes again. The 2019 Fab Fit Fun Spring Box is here! Sign up at and use the code "COLD" to get $10 off your first box! HIRING? Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at  NEED A BETTER TOOTHBRUSH? Go to to get your first refill pack for FREE with a Qu...more

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP2752: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Yankee Pride Matter

    Johnny goes to Singapore to find out what’s stopping an insured shipment from leaving port. Original Air Date: October 14, 1950 Get your 70th Anniversary Johnny Dollar T-shirt at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Emperors of Rome / Episode CXIII - Fratricidal Discord

    The death of Septimius Severus left a strong line of succession with two sons ready to take control of the empire. There was no love lost between Caracalla and Geta, and it would be the Roman empire that bore the scars of their relationship. Guest: Dr Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University)

  • Once Upon A Crime | True Crime / Episode 120: Three Strikes and You're Dead: Chapter 3: Louise Peete - Part 2

    In the conclusion of the story of Louise Peete, the convicted murderess is released from prison and, before long, goes on to commit another violent crime.  Several resources were used in the research for this episode including:  Dead Woman Walking:Louise Peete by Joan Renner - Black Widow, Mara Bovsun, Daily News New York, November 18, 2001 She Buried Them All by Bill Walker in Saga: The Magazine for Men, January 1962.  Sponsor:  BetterHelp - and ...more

  • Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast / The 1921 Missoula Murder of Nora Shea w/ Kim Briggeman - A True Crime History Podcast

    In February of 1921 in Missoula, Montana, a wife and mother of two named Nora Shea was gunned down near some railroad tracks. The main suspect was a local hoodlum named Joe Vuckovich, but a recent piece of surfaced evidence points the finger at her husband, Jerry Shea, as the real killer.My guest is history writer and journalist Kim Briggeman, whose article in the Missoulian newspaper brought the nearly one-hundred year old murder back to local attention. Learn more about your ad choices. V...more

  • Mark Driscoll Audio / John #41 - Choose Your King

    Has your suffering ever caused you to wonder if God was truly loving? In one of the darkest moments in human history, we learn how humanity gave no love to Jesus, but how King Jesus has only given love to us.

  • Lore / Episode 108: Debris

    Our oceans are some of the most remote regions on the planet. Because of that, people have filled that darkness and space with stories that reflect our common fears and deepest suspicious. Unfortunately, the pages of history offer less reason than we might hope for, leaving us to wonder exactly what might be out there, lurking beneath the waves. * * * This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: American-made, hybrid mattresses that’s insanely comfortable—and affordable. Try it for 100 nights—...more

  • Election College | Presidential Election History / Harry S. Truman - Part 1 | Episode #297 | Election College: United States Presidential Election History

    Harry Truman came from pretty humble beginnings and MAY just not have been President if it weren't for a girl he liked - at least not in Ben's alternate version of history.________________________Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out! sure to subscribe to the show!Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out!Facebook  |  Twitter  | Inst...more

  • Futility Closet / 237-The Baseball Spy

    Moe Berg earned his reputation as the brainiest man in baseball -- he had two Ivy League degrees and studied at the Sorbonne. But when World War II broke out he found an unlikely second career, as a spy trying to prevent the Nazis from getting an atomic bomb. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow Berg's enigmatic life and its strange conclusion. We'll also consider the value of stripes and puzzle over a fateful accident. Intro: Johann David Steingruber devised floor...more

  • True Crime Historian / The Gun Alley Murder

    AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Mysterious Case Of Alma Tirtschke Episode 315 is Dedicated to Peter Quinn, a listener down under who brought this case to my attention, the sad tale of a 12 year old girl who disappeared while running errands for her family. Her body was found naked and outraged the following morning. Based on the testimony of some spurious witnesses, as you s...more

  • The Vanished Podcast / Kayla Unbehaun

    On July 4, 2017, while Americans all over the United States were celebrating Independence Day with barbecues, fireworks, and quality family time, 9-year-old Kayla Unbehaun was spending time visiting her mother in Wheaton, Illinois. The following day, her father, Ryan Iskerka, left work and went to pick up his daughter, Kayla. However, when he arrived at Kayla’s mother’s residence, Kayla and her mother, Heather, were nowhere to be found. Heather’s father and uncle told Ryan that Heather had ...more

  • Revolutions / 9.24- Swinging From A Tree

    In 1917, Villa said he would fight on until Carranza was swinging from a tree.  Sponsor: