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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

    Jun 19 2021

  • A History of Europe, Key Battles / 60.2 Charles XII of Sweden, Great Northern War

    The Great Northern War - Charles XII, the young new king of Sweden, defends himself from attacks from his neighbours Russia, Denmark and Polandwww.patreon.com/historyeurope  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Intelligence Squared / While Justice Sleeps, with Stacey Abrams and Tayari Jones

    Stacey Abrams is widely considered one of the most prominent political power broker in the United States. She was the first African-American woman to become the House Minority leader in her home state of Georgia and the first African-American woman to be nominated by a major party for State Governor. Her fight against voter suppression helped win Georgia for the Democrats and helped Joe Biden secure the presidency. As Biden himself has said, ‘Nobody, nobody in America has done more for the right...more

  • Second Captains / England V Scotland, Gareth Fail, Rio's Hostage to Fortune

    Today's taster includes Rio Ferdinand's bullish prediction for England V Scotland, Gazza 96 and a controversial Gareth Bale pun-a-thon. Sign up at secondcaptains.com/join for a fiver a month - no ads, no contracts, no minimum stay and its member led independent journalism.

  • History Extra podcast / Women secret agents in Nazi-occupied France

    Kate Vigurs discusses the 39 female agents of the Special Operation Executive’s F-section, a diverse cohort of women recruited to carry out resistance work in occupied France during the Second World War – from wireless operation to crucial planning for D-Day. (Ad) Kate Vigurs is the author of Mission France: The True History of the Women of SOE (Yale, 2021). Buy it now at Bookshop.org: https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-hexpod&xs=1...more

  • Radiolab / The Vanishing of Harry Pace: Episode 1

    The Rise and Fall of Black Swan It was Motown before Motown, FUBU before FUBU: Black Swan Records, the record company founded by Harry Pace. The Vanishing of Harry Pace was created by Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee Harry Pace founded Black Swan Records exactly 100 years ago. Pace launched the career of Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, invented the term rock n roll, crafted hits with the father of the blues, inspired Ebony and Jet magazines, and desegregated the South Side of Chicago in an epic Supre...more

  • Witness History / China's 'Economic Miracle'

    Since the 1980s China has witnessed massive economic growth. It’s become known as the 'world’s factory'. The driving force behind much of it has been a vast migrant workforce of millions of people, many from the countryside. But at what cost to village life and rural communities? Rebecca Kesby has been speaking to writer Liang Hong about her experience of leaving the Chinese countryside, and why she is determined to document the lives of those living through seismic change. (PHOTO:

  • The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP3481: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The James Clayton Matter

    While filling in for a friend, Johnny is called to a doctor’s office where he’s met by a doctor who insists that the jealous husband of a patient has threatened to kill him. Original Air Date:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Filmspotting: Reviews & Top 5s / #830: Pixar's Luca / 7 From '76 Awards / The Sparks Brothers

    While Pixar's latest brazenly evokes the settings and stories of earlier animated classics like Disney's "The Little Mermaid," Pixar's own "Finding Nemo" and Hayao Miyazaki's "Ponyo" and "Porco Rosso," LUCA'S narrative ambition remains modest–and Adam and Josh agree that's mostly to its credit. An earnest coming-of-age story set on the Italian Riviera, the movie also works as a summer-y coming-out party. They also wrap up the 7 From '76—Best Year Ever series by naming their favorite performances...more

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / Voices of Waterloo

    206 years ago today, 60,000 men were slaughtered in the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte's French army was finally defeated by an almighty coalition of troops from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Hanover, Brunswick and Nassau, led by the Duke of Wellington, and the Prussian army under the command of Field Marshal von Blücher. In this archive episode Zack White, who set up Voices of the Battlefield, an oral history project featuring 41 readings of eyewitness testimony from the campaign...more

  • Ancient Warfare Podcast / AWA155 - What effect did Christianity have on Roman military practices and those of their opponents?

    Patron of the podcast Louis asks, what were the impacts of the introduction and subsequent spread of Christianity on the Roman military's practices and that of its opponents? Were there any improvements in the treatment of the defeated, taking into account that most barbarians were also christians although of a different denomination? Or maybe changes in the way discipline was handled could be attributed to the new religious practices. Murray mulls this one over. Join us on Patreon: https://www....more

  • Mogul / Introducing Season 3: Chopped and Screwed

    Mogul is slowing things down, and telling the story of DJ Screw. The reclusive auteur is best known for inventing Chopped & Screwed, a slowed-down, psychedelic strain of hip-hop that changed the sound of music forever. But that’s all most people know about him. Starting June 23rd, we’ll uncover the story behind one of music’s greatest enigmas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • In Our Time / Edward Gibbon

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and ideas of one of the great historians, best known for his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (published 1776-89). According to Gibbon (1737-94) , the idea for this work came to him on 15th of October 1764 as he sat musing amidst the ruins of Rome, while barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter. Decline and Fall covers thirteen centuries and is an enormous intellectual undertaking and, on publication, it became a...more

  • Tides of History / The Archaeology of Human Bones and the Iberian Copper Age: Interview with Dr. Jess Beck

    Human bones are one of our most valuable and illuminating sources of information about the past, but how do we use them, and what can they tell us about prehistory? I talked to Dr. Jess Beck, a bioarchaeologist and expert on later European prehistory, about the incredible insights we can glean from the study of human remains and about her specialty, the Copper Age (c.3250–2200 BCE) in the Iberian peninsula.I wrote a book, and it comes out on July 20! You can preorder (in hard copy, e-book, or au...more

  • The Jerry Springer Podcast / Joe Manchin Won't Risk his Re-election so as to Not Disappoint the Republican Base in his state: EP-316

    Jerry’s Thought for the Week. Joe Manchin won't risk his re-election so as to not disappoint the Republican base in his state.Then Megan invites our Facebook Live listeners from here forward, including tonight, to make comments and ask questions, which David will watch for and relay to us in real time. Jene proposes itemizing the expense of two dinners Jerry recently had at Jene’s home. Our musical guest: Casey Campbellhttps://www.pricehillhustle.com/ See acast.com/privacy for pri...more

  • Earth Ancients / Destiny: Amanda Siebert, The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life

    A pragmatic and informative look at better living through cannabis.Cannabis. Weed. Bud. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s been a health aid, comfort, and life-enhancer for humankind for more than three thousand years. But while cannabis is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, more than a century of prohibition has resulted in confusion about its status: Is it healthy? Is it medicinal? Will it make you crazy?In this fun, illuminating book, cannabis journalist Amanda Siebert...more

  • On the Media / From Public Shaming To Cancel Culture

    Over the last couple of weeks we’ve taken on some of the battles in the ongoing culture war. The granddaddy of them all is cancel culture. Michael Hobbes, co-host of the podcast You’re Wrong About, told us that there isn’t a situation that has been labeled a cancellation that couldn’t benefit from a more accurate word to describe what had happened. So and so was fired...such and such was met with disagreement on twitter. Cancel need not apply. He also explained on his own podcast with Sarah Mars...more

  • Spirits / 236: Your Urban Legends LI - Ghostly Cheez-Its

    Would you eat the cursed Cheez-its? It’s important that we know if you would. Also, we talk about being trained by a ghost on how to be a good adult, and rate some theatre ghosts.   Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, divorce, fire, religious persecution, illness, organized religion, blasphemy, gore, explosions, racism, and murder.    Housekeeping - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends Persephone Station by Stina Leicht. - Books: Check out our ...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / Stealing Children to Steal the Land

    Last month, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation uncovered a mass grave of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school in British Columbia, Canada. This week on Intercepted: Naomi Klein speaks with residential school survivor Doreen Manuel and her niece Kanahus Manuel about the horrors of residential schools and the relationship between stolen children and stolen land. Doreen’s father, George Manuel, was a survivor of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, where unmarked grave...more

  • Slow Burn / S5 Ep. 8: Shock and Awe

    The Bush administration didn’t just fail to plan for post-war Iraq. Before and during the invasion, they made choices that compounded the mistake of going to war. Those decisions had lasting consequences for the world and for the Iraqi people. Who’s most responsible for that tragedy? Slate Plus members get bonus episodes of Slow Burn and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.Season 5 of Slow Burn is produced by Noreen Malone, Jayson De Leon, and Sophie Summergrad. Mixing by Merritt Jacob. Learn mor...more

  • White Horse Inn / Making Disciples: The Mission & Its Methods 2

    WHI Classic: On this special edition of the White Horse Inn recorded before a live audience at the Desiring God conference in Minneapolis, the hosts continue their discussion of the marks and mission of the Church based on the words of the Great Commission and also take questions from the audience (originally aired 11-13-11). __________ Get our new collection, The Spirit of the Age: Challenging the Alternative Gospels of Our Time. Just go to whitehorseinn.org/spiritoftheage. ___________ Become a...more