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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

    Nov 19 2019

  • Dolly Parton's America / The Only One For Me, Jolene

    One of Dolly’s most iconic and successful songs is “Jolene,” a song that, at first listen, is about a romantic rival trying to steal her man: a prime example of the classic “cheating song.”  But some see it as flipping a popular country music trope on its head. This idea takes shape when Nadine Hubbs, a professor at the University of Michigan, writes a fourth verse to “Jolene," which makes us reimagine Dolly's songs in entirely new ways. 

  • The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe / Episode 145: Does This Look Infected

    Yes, as a matter of fact, it does.  But penicillin won't help...

  • SpyCast / Agents of Influence: A Conversation with Henry Hemming

    SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with bestselling author Henry Hemming to discuss information operations, fake news, British and German espionage, and his new book, Agents of Influence: A British Campaign, a Canadian Spy, and the Secret Plot to Bring America into World War II

  • Once Upon A Crime | True Crime / Introducing Detective Trapp

    Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Tra...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / What the Iran Cables Tell Us About the U.S.-Made Hellscape in Iraq

    Early Monday morning, a few minutes past midnight, The Intercept published a major series of investigative stories based on a cache of more than 700 pages of secret Iranian intelligence files detailing years of “painstaking work by Iranian spies to co-opt the country’s leaders, pay Iraqi agents working for the Americans to switch sides, and infiltrate every aspect of Iraq’s political, economic, and religious life.” On this special episode of Intercepted: The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussein and New Y...more

  • The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds / 404 - Jan Pieterszoon Coen (live)

    Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine Jan Pieterszoon Coen of the Dutch East India Company. Recorded live in Amsterdam.Tour DatesSourcesRedbubble Merch

  • Hollywood & Crime / Introducing Detective Trapp

    Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs – as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trap...more

  • Witness History / The 'Woman in Gold'

    The 'Woman in Gold' was one of Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings. It was a portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, but it was taken from her family by the Nazis and only returned to them after a long legal battle. Louise Hidalgo has been speaking to Randol Schoenberg the young lawyer who took on the case. Picture: Adele Bloch-Bauer I, or 'The Woman in Gold', painted in 1907 by Gustav Klimt, from the collection of the Neue Galerie in New York. (Credit: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

  • Cold Case Files / Vintage Murder

    A sudden memory flash leads detectives to a killer’s door and closes a case 25 years in the making. Own iconic luxury items at unreal values with The RealReal! Consign with The RealReal today and earn up to 85% commission plus site credit. Visit www.therealreal.com  Get your FabFitFun fall box NOW! Use coupon code "COLD" for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com 

  • Switched on Pop / The Past, Present, and Future of EMO (with Allegra Frank)

    Nate doesn’t know much about the musical style known as emo. Sadly, he was too busy nerding out on jazz during his youthful years to catch the moment. That’s a shame, because emo is experiencing a revival right now - most surprisingly within the world of hip hop. All of which leaves Nate in the awkward position of not really having any idea what’s going on, so thank goodness for some schooling by Vox culture reporter Allegra Frank, who spent her teenage years the right way: getting emotional to ...more

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP2986: Let George Do It: Red Spots in the Snow

    George is called to a ski resort to protect a famous Hollywood director. Original Air Date: Unknown Likely Rebroadcast Date: November 25, 1952 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • The Next Picture Show / #201: Hitler Heil-arity, Pt 1 - The Producers (1967)

    Take Waititi’s new “anti-hate satire” JOJO RABBIT extends a cinematic tradition of casting Adolf Hitler as a buffoon that goes back to Charlie Chaplin, though Mel Brooks’ 1967 debut feature THE PRODUCERS is ultimately more concerned with the question of how to contextualize the very idea of laughing at Hitler. In this half of our pairing, we debate the extent to which Brooks’ rock-solid premise — in which a producer and an accountant bank on audiences being turned off by a musical called “Spring...more

  • Intelligence Squared / Naomi Klein: How I Found My Voice

    This is an episode from the second series of How I Found My Voice, a podcast from Intelligence Squared. Presented by the prominent BBC journalist Samira Ahmed, the podcast explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators.In this episode Samira speaks to the journalist, social activist and New York Times best-selling author Naomi Klein about growing up in a politically active family, being at the forefront of protest movements...more

  • The History of WWII Podcast – by Ray Harris Jr / Episode 270-The Battle for Singapore: Force Z comes to the Rescue

    Acting Admiral Sir Tom Phillips of the British Royal Navy, hopes to begin a campaign that will save SE Asia. If he can stop the invasion of southern Thailand and Northern Malaya, then one day, Singapore could be the starting point of retaking western possessions. Yet it’s not the invading Japanese force Phillips fears or the convoy carrying it, it’s the land based bombers in southern Indo-China. Similar content :Episode 268-The Battle for Malaya and SingaporeEpisode 253-Gen. MacArth...more

  • The History Chicks / Guest Episode: The Recappery, The Crown S3 E1

    We have a second podcast, The Recappery, making a guest appearance to recap Netflix's The Crown, Season 3, Episode 1. If you like what you hear, please subscribe to The Recappery on your favorite podcatcher.

  • Revolutions / 10.22- Vladimir and Nadya

    The great Marxist meet cute. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions 

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / ANARCHY! with Ruth Kinna

    There is no more misunderstood doctrine than anarchism. Dan sets off to tackle his own lack of understanding by talking to Ruth Kinna, a Professor of Political Theory at Loughborough University, about what anarchism's goals are, and why its so hard to characterise it.For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup to History Hit TV. Use code 'pod3' at checkout. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...more

  • Mark Driscoll Audio / Win Your War #8 - Bottom Line: You are Headed to Heaven with God or Hell with Satan

    Spoiler alert: Everyone will die. When your physical life on this earth is done and once Jesus comes back to win the final war, there will be just two cultures – heaven and hell. In this final sermon in the Win Your War series, Pastor Mark uses the book of Revelation to describe both places in hopes that you will choose Jesus and spend eternity in Heaven with Him.

  • The Second Captains Podcast / Ep 1625: 4 Wins From 4 For The Provinces, Angry Irishmen Take Out RWC Frustrations - 18/11/19

    The Rugby World Cup is barely over but time waits for no man, and it seemed like the Irish players were only too happy to re-focus their attention on a tournament that they actually like playing in, and have even won from time to time. Shane Horgan and Gerry Thornley of the Irish Times guide us through the main talking points of the opening weekend of this season's tournament - with Saracens fielding a second string, Ireland's provinces invincible, and a lot of Irish players generally looki...more

  • The History of China / #179 - Yuan 4: Traditional Family Values

    Khubilai must face off against his most potent threat - his own traditionalist cousin, Khaidu. Meanwhile, Khaidu frets over his daughter Khutulun - a girl as desirable as she is formidable, and will brook no husband who cannot best her at wrestling.Time Period Covered: ca. 1265-1306 CENotable Historical Figures:Yuan Dynasty:Khubilai KhanPrince ZhenjinPrince NomukhanPrince KokochuPrime Minister of the Right AntongGeneral BayanChagatai Khanate:Khaidu KhanPrincess KhutulunRebel Princes:Togh TimurSh...more