Enjoyable History

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    Enjoyable History

    Jun 17 2019

  • Mark Driscoll Audio / Galatians #6 - There’s Jesus For YOU!

    Are you tired of guilt-ridden burden-giving joy-sucking religion? If so, then you need Jesus! If Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, and even Moses needed Jesus, we all need Jesus.

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Measles Update with Gwynne Hogan

    Gwynne Hogan, associate producer at All Things Considered and reporter for WNYC, and Blima Marcus, oncology nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a member of the ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, discuss the latest news on the measles outbreak in New York and efforts to counter misinformation regarding the vaccine to prevent it.

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / Pat Novak for Hire: Father Leahy (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #13)

    A priest asks Pat to intersect an escapee from prison and bring him to the priest. Original Air Date: April 2, 1949 Support the show monthly at Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Futility Closet / 253-The Dame of Sark

    In June 1940, German forces took the Channel Islands, a small British dependency off the coast of France. They expected the occupation to go easily, but they hadn't reckoned on the island of Sark, ruled by an iron-willed noblewoman with a disdain for Nazis. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of Sibyl Hathaway and her indomitable stand against the Germans. We'll also overtake an earthquake and puzzle over an inscrutable water pipe. Intro: Raymond Chandler ...more

  • Internet History Podcast / 198. Inventor of the Hashtag, Chris Messina

    Well, as we say in this episode, he’ll always be known as the inventor of the hashtag, but Chris Messina has been central to so many things in tech over the last 20 years or so. Helped Mozilla launch Firefox. Founded BarCamp where so much Web 2.0 goodness happened and was launched. Cofounded the first co-working space in San Francisco. Helped Google try to grok social with Google+. Oh, and that hashtag business.

  • The History of England / 274 Not to Destroy but to Build

    When Pole told parliament that he came to build he meant what he said., and would deliver, in part. And join us on Flick Chat

  • White Horse Inn / If Anyone Thirsts

    In John chapter 7, Jesus arrives at the Jerusalem temple during the Feast of Booths and says, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.” When the authorities asked the guards why they didn’t arrest Jesus, they replied by saying, “No one ever spoke like this man!” What was so significant about Jesus’ words uttered at this particular festival? Shane Rosenthal discusses this with New Testament scholar Andreas Kostenberger, author of Encountering John: The Gospel in Historical, Literary and ...more

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / 500th Episode: A History of Fatherhood and Some History Hit Highlights

    We celebrate our 500th podcast with a new look at fatherhood and a selection of the best moments from our podcast. We hear the testimony of survivors of genocide, Dan talks radical new historiography with Norman Ohler, and he commemorates the dead of World War One at the Menin Gate. Thank you for listening and here's to many more episodes.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 cod...more

  • Earth Ancients / Michael Tellinger: The Lost Technologies of Enki

    Archaeological proof of the advanced civilization on the southern tip of Africa that preceded Sumer and Egypt by 200,000 years • Includes more than 250 original full-color photographs of South Africa’s circular stone ruins, ancient roads, prehistoric mines, large pyramids, and the first Sphinx • Reveals how these 200,000-year-old sites perfectly match Sumerian descriptions of the gold mining operations of the Anunnaki and the city of Enki • Shows how the extensive stone circle complexes ar...more

  • Casefile True Crime / Case 114: Elisa Claps & Heather Barnett

    On September 12 1993, the Claps family were preparing for a relaxing Sunday ahead. It was a sunny day in their hometown of Potenza, a mountain city in the Basilicata Region of Southern Italy... Episode narrated by the Anonymous HostWritten by Elsha McGill Researched by Mike Migas and Paulina Szymanska This episode's sponsors: Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more Calm – Get 25% off Calm Premium subscription  Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush...more

  • Those Conspiracy Guys / SwapCast - Tin Foil Hat - George Orwell 1984

    SWAPCAST - This episode will be available for the next 30 days - After this, you can find it on our Patreon page in a private and ad-free RSS feed for Patreon subscribers only On this SwapCast I chat with Sam and XG about some eerily predictive fiction from one of the most famous authors of the 20th century, George Orwell. His book Animal Farm published in 1945 was a scathing indictment of the communist political agenda and was a massive cultural palette cleanser in a world now faced with an ...more

  • The Thomas Jefferson Hour / Presidential Indictments

    "I refused to honor the subpoena but I did voluntarily supply some of the documents." — Clay S. Jenkinson portraying Thomas Jefferson Find this episode, along with recommended reading, on the blog. Support the show by joining the 1776 Club or by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc. You can learn more about Clay's cultural tours & retreats at Check out our new merch. You can find Clay's publications on our website, along with a list of his favorite books on Jeffers...more

  • Witness History / The first gay marriage in the USA

    Long before same-sex marriage became legal in the USA in 2015, one gay couple in Minneapolis got married in 1971. Their names were Jack Baker and Mike McConnell. They'd been issued with a marriage licence and the man who held their wedding ceremony was Methodist pastor Roger Lynn. He spoke to Claire Bowes in 2013. This programme is a rebroadcast. Photo: Jack Baker and Mike McConnell, photographed by R. Bertrand Heine. Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society.

  • Cold Case Files / Most Notorious: Crimes of the Klan

    Vernon Dahmer was a shop owner in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and President of the local chapter of the NAACP. At midnight on January 10th, 1966, two truckloads of Klansmen drove to his house and firebombed it. Vernon's family never stopped seeking justice, but it would take them more than three decades to find it. Want to live a healthier lifestyle? Try NOOM! Sign up for your trial today at  Download BEST FIENDS - America's favorite 5-star mobile puzzle game - FOR FREE...more

  • Sound Opinions / #707 Roky Erickson, Dr. John & Jim DeRogatis on R. Kelly

    Roky Erickson and his group the 13th Floor Elevators spread the psychedelic gospel in the heart of Texas in the 1960s and influenced groups like R.E.M. and ZZ Top. After a tumultuous life that included a long battle with schizophrenia, Roky died last month at 71. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot pay tribute this week on Sound Opinions. Plus, Greg interviews Jim about what he learned about the nature of music in 19 years of investigating R. Kelly and they say goodbye to Dr. John.

  • BackStory / 282: The Many Lives of Roe v Wade: The Little Known History Behind the Famous Ruling

    In 1973, the landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade decriminalized abortion. But since then, the court’s findings have been simultaneously celebrated and contested. Now, Roe is in the news again. States including Alabama and Missouri have passed laws that challenge the Roe decision, leading some to ask: Are we close to seeing the Roe v. Wade ruling overturned? On this episode, we dig into the history of Roe and explore the life and legacy of a case whose details are often forgotten or misunderstood.Imag...more

  • In Our Time / The Inca

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how the people of Cusco, in modern Peru, established an empire along the Andes down to the Pacific under their supreme leader Pachacuti. Before him, their control grew slowly from C13th and was at its peak after him when Pizarro arrived with his Conquistadors and captured their empire for Spain in 1533. The image, above, is of Machu Picchu which was built for emperor Pachacuti as an estate in C15th. With Frank Meddens Visiting Scholar at the University of Re...more

  • Tides of History / Condottieri: War for Profit in Renaissance Italy

    In Renaissance Italy, war was simultaneously art, science, and big business, waged for profit and glory by hired contractors known as condottieri. Today, we follow one condottiere as he makes his way through the dangerous world of mercenary warfare in the fifteenth century.You can listen to the back catalog of Tides of History, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to and use promo code WONDERY.Support this sh...more

  • the memory palace / A White Horse

    As on every year, here is an episode I released a few days after the murders at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.

  • Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast / 1860 New York City's "Gangster Pirate" Albert Hicks w/ Rich Cohen - A True Crime History Podcast

    Long before Dutch Schultz, "Lucky" Luciano or even Monk Eastman ran rackets in New York City, a man named Albert Hicks terrorized lower Manhattan. He'd made his living as a murderous pirate, and became one of the worst criminals to ever wander the notorious Five Points, a wretched slum made famous in Asbury's (and Scorsese's) "Gangs of New York". Rich Cohen, bestselling author of "The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, A Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation" is my guest this week....more