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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

    Dec 07 2019

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / Dragnet: The Big Bar (TV Soundtrack)

    Friday and Smith hunt for an armed robber who often kills his victims. Soundtrack of a TV episode aired on October 14, 1954 based on a radio play that aired November 10, 1949. Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine / Sawbones: Taint Tanning and Heliotherapy

    Listen, we're not gonna sit here all fancy and act like we didn't just record an entire episode about people sunning their buttholes. That's what happened, nothing can change that. If you don't listen, it was for nothing. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / Truth and Legend in the Age of Sail

    Graham Faiella talks to Dan about legends and true tales from the Age of Sail. Cannibalism, pirates and mutiny. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • BackStory / 304: Telling Stories About the Past: Historians on Historical Fiction

    On Christmas Day, the sixth film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 1868 novel Little Women hits theaters nationwide. The movie reflects the ongoing popularity of historical fiction, a genre that has captivated audiences for decades and shows no signs of slowing down. BackStory is funded in part by our listeners. You can help keep the episodes coming by supporting the show: https://www.backstoryradio.org/support

  • On the Media / The Dead Consensus

    As House leaders begin drafting articles of impeachment, examples from the Nixon and Clinton eras abound. This week, On the Media rewinds to the 19th century — and the turbulent impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Plus, what a debate between two right-wing intellectuals means for the future of conservatism. 1. Brenda Wineapple, author of The Impeachers, on the acrimonious trial of Andrew Johnson. Listen. 2. Matthew Sitman [@MatthewSitman], co-host of the Know Your Enemy podcast, on the rise of illibe...more

  • Fishko Files from WNYC / Robert Benton

    The film Marriage Story starts streaming on Netflix today. It was in December 1979 that another well-acted, thoughtful film about divorce opened to mostly raves for its writer-director, Robert Benton - who is Sara Fishko's guest on this edition of Fishko Files. Kramer vs. Kramer, Places in the Heart, and many other Benton films are available on Amazon. 'Kramer vs. Kramer' vs. 'Marriage Story' by Jourdain Searles (Nov 12, 2019) Screen: 'Kramer vs. Kramer' by Vincent Canby (Dec 19, 1979)

  • Intelligence Squared / Conquerors and Liberators: War Leaders Who Shaped Our World

    Managing a successful Premier League football team or a major company takes extraordinary fortitude and foresight. But try leading a nation of millions – and then persuading them to follow you into war, with all the pain and sacrifice that entails. That’s real leadership.So what makes for a wartime leader? This question has fascinated historian Andrew Roberts for decades and prompted him to write his latest book Leadership in War. In November 2019 Roberts was joined by Jeremy Paxm...more

  • Witness History / The Cuban writer who defied Fidel Castro

    On 7 December 1990 the dissident Cuban novelist and poet Reinaldo Arenas killed himself in New York after years of suffering from AIDS. Before fleeing Cuba, Arenas had been jailed for his homosexuality, sent to re-education camps and prevented from writing. He left behind his autobiography - Before Night Falls - a powerful denunciation of Fidel Castro’s regime which later became a successful film. Simon Watts talks to Arenas’ friend and fellow writer, Jaime Manrique. The recordings of Reinald...more

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class / Behind the Scenes Minis: Barbecue and Holiday Figures

    On today's casual chat, Tracy and Holly discuss their Texas tour, regional barbecue styles, and the holiday figures in the fourth installment of the Krampus and Friends Holiday Special. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • Hollywood & Crime / Accused Returns for a New Season

    In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill...more

  • Tides of History / Accused Returns for a New Season!

    In 1984, a father of three disappeared while working at a mysterious Cincinnati plant. It turned out he’d met a gruesome fate. Two months later, the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center was revealed to have been processing uranium – and polluting the region. The dead man’s children believe their father was murdered because he intended to expose how the plant had been releasing millions of pounds of uranium dust into the atmosphere. We’re hoping to figure out: Did 39-year-old David Bocks kill...more

  • the memory palace / Episode 153: Dinner at Jefferson's

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Help support this show and the network that makes it possible by making a donation today. Make your mark at Radiotopia.fm/donate A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ah...more

  • Sound Opinions / #732 William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'N' Roll, Opinions on Leonard Cohen & Sudan Archives

    Beat writer William S. Burroughs had a profound impact and interaction with rock and hip-hop music from the 1960s through his death in the late 1990s. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Casey Rae about his book on Burroughs and "the cult of Rock 'n' Roll." They also review new albums from Leonard Cohen and singer and violinist Sudan Archives.

  • Filmspotting / #755: Little Women / Knives Out / A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    Costume dramas, biopics, elite directors and their passion projects: the prestige movie season is upon us. But if Greta Gerwig's new LITTLE WOMEN adaptation and Marielle Heller's Fred Rogers biopic A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD could be considered Oscar bait, they are also among the best films of the year according to Adam and Josh. And they've got praise to spare for Rian Johnson's star-studded – and politically potent – whodunit KNIVES OUT.0:00 - Billboard0:57 - Review: "Little Women"Hai...more

  • ROCK AND/OR ROLL / 290 - TONIO K.

    Steven M. Krikorian adopted the stage name Tonio K, naming himself for Thomas Mann’s short story Tonio Kroger but shortening it to Tonio K in reference to Franz Kafka’s The Trial and it’s protagonist Josef K. His first album Life in the Foodchain was released in 1978 and became a critical smash. He would release three more albums and an EP in the eighties and then revert to a career as a professional songwriter for other artists.

  • History Extra podcast / Asians in 1980s Britain

    Broadcaster Kavita Puri, who presents the BBC Radio 4 series Three Pounds in My Pocket, discusses how Asian communities were adjusting to life in Britain during the volatile 1980s. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • In Our Time / Lawrence of Arabia

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss T.E. Lawrence (1888 – 1935), better known as Lawrence of Arabia, a topic drawn from over 1200 suggestions for our Listener Week 2019. Although Lawrence started as an archaeologist in the Middle East, when World War I broke out he joined the British army and became an intelligence officer. His contact with a prominent Arab leader, Sharif Hussein, made him sympathetic to Hussein’s cause and during the Arab Revolt of 1916 he not only served the British but also the ...more

  • Spirits / 157: Ask Baba Yaga (with Taisia Kitaiskaia)

    Have you ever wanted to ask your local forest witch a question? Enter “Ask Baba Yaga” and Taisia Kitaiskaia. We talk with the wonderful author about her process of channeling the Slavic folklore character, how she grew up with the story, AND one lucky Conspiriter gets their question answered by Baba Yaga! This week, Julia recommends The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang.  Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about heavy subjects like existentialism, abuse, Soviet Russia, lonelin...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / The CIA Torture Cover-Up

    As Washington D.C. remains focused on the Trump impeachment, Daniel Jones, the former top Senate Intelligence Committee investigator into the CIA torture program discusses the years-long battle with the Bush and Obama administrations to make public the findings of his still-classified 7,000 page report. Jones, the subject of the new feature film, The Report, starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening, discusses his findings. He tells the story of how the CIA, under John Brennan, spied on the Senate...more

  • Slow Burn / S3 Ep. 6: Til Somebody Kills You

    In this episode: In the summer of 1996, Tupac Shakur seemed to be on the verge of a decision—about what kind of career he wanted to have, and what kind of life he wanted to live. And then he went to Las Vegas.Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices