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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

    Aug 11 2020

  • The Thomas Jefferson Hour / #1403 Power and Dissent

    We speak with President Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) this week about public dissent and the powers of the presidency. Jefferson has a great deal to say about the right to dissent and to protest. He is famous for saying, "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical." In 1785, in his Notes of the State of Virginia, Jefferson wrote, "The time to guard against corruption a...more

  • Intelligence Squared / Can business deliver social good after Covid-19? With Warren Valdmanis and Michelle Meagher

    As Covid-19 continues to suspend normal life across much of the globe, many commentators have argued the present moment offers a unique opening to re-imagine our societies and economic system. On this week's episode we delved into this topic with impact investor, Warren Valdmanis, and Michelle Meagher, founder of the inclusive Competition Forum, to discuss whether businesses can be a part of the solution to delivering social good in the age of Covid-19. The podcast was moderated by economis...more

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / How and Why History: Europe's Witch Craze

    In 1597, King James VI of Scotland published a compendium on witchcraft called Daemonologie that laid down the kind of trial and punishment these practices merited.  But why was there a witch craze in Europe?  How were witch hunts triggered?  Who were the victims?  And why did witch trials spread to America?  Rob Weinberg asks the big questions on this dark but fascinating period to Professor Miri Rubin of Queen Mary Universit...more

  • SpyCast / Taken Hostage by the Taliban: A Conversation with Kevin King

    Executive Director Chris Costa sits down with Professor Kevin King to learn more about his career traveling the world, and how that led to him being held by the Taliban for over three years.

  • Witness History / Bremen’s Elephant Statue

    Amid the ongoing debate about how to handle historical monuments which commemorate colonialism and slavery, Witness History hears the story of a giant statue of an elephant in the German city of Bremen. The port city had played a significant role in Germany's colonial past, and after Germany lost its territories in Africa following the First World War the statue was built there in memory of the period. But in the 1980s, a group of anti-apartheid activists campaigned to raise awareness of Germa...more

  • Switched on Pop / Bruno Major restyles the Great American Songbook

    Bruno Major blends old song structures from The Great American Songbook with contemporary production on his new album “To Let A Good Thing Die.” The result is a nostalgic, yet contemporary collection of love songs for the Netflix and chill generation. We speak with Bruno Major about how he draws inspiration from the past to craft something new. He breaks down his songs "Nothing," "To Let A Good Thing Die," and "The Most Beautiful Thing," which he wrote with Finneas. And we unpack how Bruno Major...more

  • Skeptoid / Skeptoid #740: Student Questions: Yellow Glasses and Nuclear Waste for Tomorrow

    Skeptoid answers another round of questions sent in by students all around the world.

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / Dick Tracy: Mystery in the Hotel/Dick Shot in the Leg

    Dick saves Pat after he’s thrown overboard as the mystery of the Black Pearl deepens. Original Air Date: February 10 and 11, 1938 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • The Next Picture Show / #239: The Reichardt Way, Pt. 2 — First Cow

    After slogging across the Oregon Trail with Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF last week, this week we’re going even further back in the 19th century for Reichardt’s new FIRST COW. We’re joined once again by Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson to discuss FIRST COW’s offbeat humor and quiet reverence for the artistry of cooking, on the way to discussing what it shares with MEEK’S CUTOFF in terms of the portrayal of masculinity and vulnerability, the films’ respective approaches to history, and the hand...more

  • Once Upon A Crime | True Crime / Episode 178: Familiar Strangers: Walter Collins, Part 2

    On this second part of a two-part episode we continue the story of 9-year-old Walter Collins who went missing from Los Angeles in 1928.  In part two, we discover that a serial killer, Gordon Stewart Northcott, has been preying on boys and young men in the LA area.  Was Walter Collins a victim of Northcott's?  Sources:  The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders, retrieved online at crime museum.org. https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/serial-killers/wineville-chicken-coop-murders/ The Disappearan...more

  • Mark Driscoll Audio / 2nd Peter #1 - Power Under Pressure

    In this first sermon from 2 Peter, Pastor Mark teaches how God works for you, in you, with you, and through you and how a Christian receives new desires, power, nature, and mind from the Lord.

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class / Tear Gas

    Tear gasses, or lachrymator agents, are named for the lachrymal glands, which secrete tears. But tears are just one part of it. It was developed for WWI, but of course continues to be used today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • The Second Captains Podcast / Ep 1830: It's Champions League Time - 10/08/20

    The time horizons of the final stages of the 2020 Champions League have been compressed from six weeks down to 12 days. The competition has to make up for lost time. Meanwhile for a generation of stars, time is running out. For David Silva, who has one last chance to win it with Manchester City. For Robert Lewandowski, whose hopes of winning the Ballon D'Or were dashed by France Football's decision to cancel the 2020 award. Lewandowski's stunning achievement in almost single-handedly defeatin...more

  • History Extra podcast / Authors in the Boer War

    Author and biographer Sarah LeFanu discusses her recent book, Something of Themselves, which examines the involvement of three British writers – Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and Mary Kingsley – in the Anglo-Boer war at the turn of the 20th century. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast / America's Most Notorious Hurricanes w/ Eric Jay Dolin - A True Crime History Podcast

    Hurricane season is now upon us, and with it potential dangers to the coastal populations of the United States. But the continent has survived centuries of devastation and death, the result of some truly ferocious hurricanes. My guest, bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin, is very familiar with both the history of America's hurricanes and the science behind them. His new book is entitled "A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes", and he joins me to share some fascinatin...more

  • The History of England / 295 Marvellous Good order

    In Scotland Mary's grasp on her kingdom begins to wobble. In 1566, Elizabeth's parliament also gives her serious grief, drawing an increasingly waspish response.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • White Horse Inn / The Challenge of an Increasingly Secular Culture

    Spending a day at the ocean can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be dangerous. Sometimes the undercurrents can be deceptive, and the waves punishing. As a result, parents must warn their kids about these dangers, and watch them closely as they head into the water. According to Brett Kunkle, co-author of A Practical Guide to Culture, this is a great analogy for how we should raise our kids in today’s secular culture. We need to both protect and prepare the next generation to navigate al...more

  • The History of WWII Podcast – by Ray Harris Jr / Episode 297-10th Anniversary Episode

    My web design guru Paul Finch of Scotland comes on as we discuss the WWII Podcast on its 10th Anniversary. Paul pitches the questions sent in by listeners and I answer them as best I can, with a pinch of humility. Thanks to everyone who listens and we should get this wrapped up…in another 10 years!

  • Earth Ancients / Richard Hansen: The Magnificent PreClassic Maya, Conquest of El Mirador

    Richard D. Hansen is an American archaeologist and adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of UtahHansen is a noted specialist on the ancient Maya civilization and directs the Mirador Basin Project, which investigates a circumscribed geological and cultural area known as the Mirador Basin in the northern Petén, Guatemala.[1][2] He has previously held positions at the University of California, Los Angeles and Idaho State University where he was awarded the Idaho State University Disti...more

  • Casefile True Crime / Case 152: Cindy & Mona Lisa Smith

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this episode contains the names of people who have passed away. The families of Cindy and Mona Lisa Smith have given Casefile permission to air this content.Episode narrated by the Anonymous HostResearched by Jessica ForsayethWritten by Erin MunroCreative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors:ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’ Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or moreFor ...more