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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 26 2020

  • History Extra podcast / 2020: The historians’ verdict

    From debates about colonialism to lessons from previous pandemics, a panel of historians discuss how the past has shaped 2020 – and how the events of this momentous year should change our understanding of the pastFrom debates about colonialism to lessons from previous pandemics, history has repeatedly made the headlines this year. We invited historians Kerri Greenidge, Tom Holland, Suzannah Lipscomb and Michael Wood to discuss how the past has shaped 2020 – and how the events of this momentous y...more

  • In Our Time / The Zong Massacre

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the notorious events off Jamaica in 1781 and their background. The British slave ship Zong, having sailed across the Atlantic towards Jamaica, threw 132 enslaved Africans from its human cargo into the sea to drown. Even for a slave ship, the Zong was overcrowded; those murdered were worth more to the ship dead than alive. The crew said there was not enough drinking water to go round and they had no choice, which meant they could claim for the deaths on insurance....more

  • Tides of History / Classic Tides | Peasants' Rebellions and Resistance

    Peasants and common folk were oppressed by their social superiors, but they didn't accept that as a natural state of affairs: They resisted in small, everyday ways, and they rebelled, sometimes spectacularly.This episode originally aired on September 20, 2018.Listen to new episodes 1 week early, to exclusive seasons 1 and 2, and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/...more

  • Witness History / Rwanda at the Paralympics

    In 2012, the Rwandan sitting volleyball team became the first Paralympians from their country. The sport began in Rwanda after thousands of people were mutilated during the genocide of 1994, and there were emotional scenes in London when the Rwandan side eventually won a match. Bob Nicholson talks to Rwanda’s captain, Emile Vuningabo, and the side’s Dutch coach, Peter Karreman. The programme is a Whistledown Production. PHOTO: The Rwandan team blocking a shot at the 2012 Paralympics (Getty Imag...more

  • The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP3306: Mystery is My Hobby: Uncle Howard's Treasure Map

    A woman asks Barton Drake to help protect her recently rescued uncle after he received several death threats, however she and Bart find him murdered. Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast / The 1950 Murder of JoAnn Dewey w/ Pat Jollota - A True Crime History Podcast

    In March of 1950, a young woman named JoAnn Dewey, trying to get home, was beaten and kidnapped on a Vancouver, Washington street corner, in full view of witnesses. None lifted a finger to help. A week later her body would turn up in a river a few miles away.  My guest is Pat Jollota, author of "The Murder of JoAnn Dewey in Vancouver, Washington". She joins me to share the tragic story of JoAnn's murder, and how investigators finally found her killers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me...more

  • the memory palace / Episode 171: Out to Sea and Back Again

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. A note on notes: We’d much rather you just went into each episode of The Memory Palace cold. And just let the story take you where it well. So, we don’t suggest looking into the show notes first. Music Spiderwebs of Clouds by Oliia Belli

  • On the Media / Epidemics Show Societies Who They Really Are

    Communicable disease has haunted humanity for all of history. As such, the responses to coronavirus in our midst have a grimly timeless quality. In fact, to one scholar, epidemics are a great lens for peering into the values, temperament, infrastructures and moral structures of the societies they attack. Frank M. Snowden is a professor emeritus of the history of medicine at Yale and author of Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present. An epidemic, he writes, “holds a mirror” to ...more

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / Rebel Women

    Sarah Lonsdale joined me on the podcast to tell the stories of radical women who challenged the status quo in the interwar years.Subscribe to History Hit and you'll get access to hundreds of history documentaries, as well as every single episode of this podcast from the beginning (400 extra episodes). We're running live podcasts on Zoom, we've got weekly quizzes where you can win prizes, and exclusive subscriber only articles. It's the ultimate history package. Just go to historyhit.tv ...more

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class / Jim Thorpe, Olympian (Part 2)

    After the 1908-09 football season at Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Thorpe seemed to be headed for a career in baseball. But the offer to return to school and possibly qualify the Olympics altered that path. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Spirits / 207: Advice from Folklore (with Moiya McTier)

    It’s time to turn to the gods for some divine advice. We welcome Moiya McTier back to the show to channel the gods like the oracles of old and answer questions about long distance relationships, working from home, and keeping your plants alive!  Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of Covid-19, drug use, self-mutilation, debt, sex, mental health, and relationship problems.     Guest Moiya McTier is a New York-based astrophysicist who studies planets outside of o...more

  • White Horse Inn / Creation, Fall & Redemption

    What was God's original purpose for mankind, and how did that purpose change after the Fall? What are we to do now that we have been expelled from Eden? And is this banishment eternal, or is there another way back to God's presence? (originally aired 01-25-09) November of 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the White Horse Inn! To celebrate, we are offering a special collection that includes 30 of our best episodes as well as select articles from ModernReformation magazine. For a donation of $100...more

  • 5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols / 20th-Century Apologetics: Presuppositions & Evidence

    How should we contend for the truth claims of Christianity? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols continues his discussion of apologetic methods in the 20th century. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/20th-century-apologetics-presuppositions-and-evidence/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

  • Myths and Legends / 205B-Odyssey: The Widening Gyre

    We're back, finishing up this leg of our journey in a packed episode with a witch, pigmen, more giants, Scylla, Charybdis, Hades, Tiresias, and, of course Hercules.The creature is an evil, eyeless monster from South Africa and the reason you'll want to carry a 2-ton boulder with you everywhere you go.--Sponsors:BetterHelp: our listeners get 10% off your first month at http://betterhelp.com/mythsHeadspace: Meditation made simple. Go to http://headspace.com/legends for a free 1-month trial!--Music...more

  • Radiolab / Dispatch 13: Challenge Trials

    What if someone asked you to get infected with the COVID-19 virus, deliberately, in order to speed up the development of a vaccine? Would you do it? Would you risk your life to save others? For months, dozens of companies have been racing to create coronavirus vaccines. Finally, three have done it. But according to the experts, we’re not out of the woods yet; we’ll need several vaccines to satisfy the global demand. One way to speed up the development process is a controversial technique called ...more

  • The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds / 457 - Charles Morse

    Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine businessman Charles MorseSourcesTour DatesRedbubble Merch

  • The Thomas Jefferson Hour / #1418 Captain Cook

    Clay Jenkinson interviews the author David L. Nicandri about his new book, Captain Cook Rediscovered: Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes. Nicandri speaks about the immense influence and popularity Cook had during Jefferson’s time, and says that Jefferson borrowed heavily from Cook when he wrote instructions for the Lewis and Clark expedition. Nicandri also shares his view that Captain Cook was the first true polar ice scientist. Find this episode, along with recommended reading, on the blog. Support ...more

  • Gastropod / The Magic Cube

    You could call it the Swiss Army knife of the kitchen: bouillon is a handy ingredient, whether it comes as bottled brown gloop, or a cube wrapped up in shiny foil like a tiny present. Today, cooks around the world rely on this secret ingredient to add depth, flavor, and umami to their cooking. It wasn’t always so; like many of today’s packaged shortcuts, condensed bouillon got its start in the 1800s, when nutrition science was just taking off. How did the (mistaken) discoveries of a ...more

  • Intelligence Squared / Debate: Joe Biden Won't Fix the Transatlantic Relationship

    This week's episode features another debate from our friends at Intelligence Squared Germany, who in partnership with The European Council on Foreign Relations debated whether the election of Joe Biden as U.S President will really change the relationship between Europe and The United States. The debate featured Matt Karnitschnig, Chief Europe Correspondent, POLITICO going up against Sudha David-Wilp, Deputy Director, German Marshall Fund. The debate was chaired by Jana Puglierin, Senio...more

  • SpyCast / “How Spies Think” – Spy Chief David Omand

    Ever thought you were the smartest person in the room? You’ve never been in a room with Sir David Omand. My former professor – no slouch himself – described Sir David as “the brightest person I have ever met.” It is certainly difficult to think of anyone more qualified to appear on SpyCast: former Director of GCHQ, former Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee, formulator of current British counter-terrorism policy, he also happens to be one of the world’s deepest thinkers on intelligence and...more