Enjoyable History

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    Enjoyable History

    Apr 23 2018

  • World War One: The Red Baron

    Using archive BBC recordings of veterans, we tell the story of one of the most famous figures of World War One. The legendary German air ace Baron von Richthofen who was killed in April 1918. Photo: German First World War air ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as the Red Baron, with a comrade in front of his famous red tri-plane. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  • EP2493: Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: The Girl Who Flirted

    The assistant curator of the Manhatten Museum asks Mr. Keen to find a young female art copyist. Original Air Date: February 3, 1944 Support the show monthly at: Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • The 'Friendzone'

    Have you ever had feelings for someone only to find out they just wanna be friends? On the podcast we’re talking about "the friendzone". It's a pretty loaded term that people are pushing back on but not having your feelings reciprocated really hurts. You’ll hear stories from people who’ve been rejected, those who have told a friend they’re not interested and from someone who likes her friend but doesn’t know what to do. But first up, Tara tells us what happened when she got friendzoned… Featuri...more

  • 197-Alone Across the Outback

    In 1977, a young woman named Robyn Davidson set out to pursue what she called a "lunatic idea" -- to lead a group of camels 1,700 miles across western Australia, from the center of the continent to the Indian Ocean. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow Davidson's remarkable journey alone through the Outback and learn what it taught her. We'll also dive into the La Brea Tar Pits and puzzle over some rejected customers. Intro: O.E. Young of Petersburg, Va., assembled...more

  • John #15 - Jesus Comes with Controversy

    No one is more popular or more polarizing than Jesus Christ. His family disbelieved Him, the crowds disowned Him, the religious leaders said He had a demon, and a few remained devoted to Him. How about you? What do you think about Jesus? What do your family and friends think about Jesus?

  • 246 A Rough Wooing

    In 1542, Henry's sought war with France; but before that, he must make sure his northern borders were safe. So began the Rough Wooing, as Henry sought to bring a Pro-English part to power in Scotland, and then bully her into a marriage alliance.

  • Dean Radin: Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science

    The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes. According to noted scientist and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice. But wait, aren't things like ESP and telepathy just wishful thinking and flights ...more

  • Case 82: Maria Korp

    Maria prioritised her role as a mother above all else. She’d drop whatever she was doing, no matter how important, to ensure she reached her son on time. _ _ _  Researched and written by Milly Raso This episode's sponsors: Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48 – A new podcast about the most controversial homicides in America The Economist – Get your free copy of The Economist delivered directly to your door For Hims – Get a trial month of Hims for just $5 today while the supplies last...more

  • 276 – The Bastard Rebel King

    The story of Edward is one of contradictions. There’s something about his rule that seems …... For more information and a full summary, go to Follow us @BritishPodcast

  • Marc Bohanan

    60-year-old Marc Bohanan was last seen at his home in Glasford, Illinois on April 26, 2017. His daughter, Natalee, saw him that morning when she drove by while out running errands. He had plans to go out with his nephew that day but when his nephew arrived, Marc was gone. Marc's case is full of strange circumstances but there hasn't been enough evidence to figure out what may have happened to him.If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Marc Bohanan, please call Crimestoppers a...more

  • Brian Lehrer Weekend: Overdue Recognition of Black Artists, NYC's Book Club is Back, Cecile Richards

    In case you missed them, hear three of our favorite segments from the week: Overdue Recognition of Black Art in Elite Spaces (First) | The City’s Book Club is Back (Starts 28:12) | Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Talks About 'Making Trouble' (Starts 58:25) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.

  • Behind the Bylines: Advocacy Journalism in America

    In 2015, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly challenged Univision journalist Jorge Ramos on his role as a voice for Latinos in America. In an interview with the reporter on the O’Reilly Factor, he called Ramos “an advocate for people who enter the U.S.A. illegally.”In recent decades, however, more journalists have vocally advocated for underrepresented communities. Websites like the are unapologetic about finding stories the mainstream media aren’t picking up. On this episode, Nathan, J...more

  • The Violence of the Suffragettes - Fern Riddell

    Today we remember the suffragettes as a peaceful movement, but in the years before the First World War, the WSPU launched one of the most shocking terrorist campaigns the British mainland has ever seen. Dan talks to Fern Riddell about Kitty Marion, one of the most militant suffragettes, and her struggles. For more exclusive history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt Tapley

  • #647 Jason Isbell & Opinions on Cardi B

    For country singer/songwriter Jason Isbell's latest record, "The Nashville Sound," he wrote about his role as a father and an artist in today's America. It ended up being his most political album yet, addressing issues like white privilege and working class frustrations. Jason joins Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot to talk about songwriting, ethics, sobriety, and performs a special acoustic set. Plus, the hosts review the debut studio album from rap sensation Cardi B.

  • The Annecy Shootings

    A British family and a French bicyclist are murdered on a mountain road in the French Alps. Accusations of nuclear espionage and secret stashes of Saddam Hussein's millions begin to fly. But despite a huge investigation on both sides of the Channel, the murderer, and his motive, remain unknown.

  • Middlemarch

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what Virginia Woolf called 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'. It was written by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans (1819-80), published in 8 parts in 1871-72, and was originally two separate stories which became woven together. One, 'Middlemarch', focused on a doctor, Tertius Lydgate and the other, 'Miss Brooke', on Dorothea Brooke who became the central figure in the finished work. The events are set in a small town in the Mid...more

  • Interview: Historian and Author Roger Crowley on the Portuguese Voyages to India

    How and why did the Portuguese end up sailing thousands of miles from their home country to acquire the riches of the Indian Ocean? To find out, I spoke to Roger Crowley, author of the recent book Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire. We also discussed his previous books, on the early modern Mediterranean, and how to write a great historical narrative.Bombas - Save 20% on your first purchase by going to and enter code TIDES at checkout.First Leaf - Get your 3-...more

  • McClellan’s Reign & Ball’s Bluff

    Lincoln brings in his third "man of destiny" with George McClellan - who actually does some good - but not without conflict from his former mentor Winfield Scott

  • Murder Of The Phantom Twins

    YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Trial Of The Mother of DollsEpisode 240 is one of those cases where you just know that someone is off their rocker, but it’s hard to figure out exactly who. Things get weird when a husband charges his wife with murdering twin babies that he never saw. So what was he pushing around in the double stroller the last couple of months.Culled from the historic...more