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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

    Jul 09 2020

  • Tides of History / The Ghosts of Archaic Humans

    Until very recently, Homo sapiens - our species - was only one of several varieties of humans on this planet. As our ancestors spread outward from Africa in their great migration, they encountered those other species. The results of those encounters left us a genetic legacy that is still with us today.Support us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - For FREE shipping and a 60 day money back guarantee visit simplisafe.com/tides.

  • In Our Time / 1816, the Year Without a Summer (Summer Repeat)

    In a programme first broadcast in 2016, Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the impact of the eruption of Mt Tambora, in 1815, on the Indonesian island of Sambawa. This was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history and it had the highest death toll, devastating people living in the immediate area. Tambora has been linked with drastic weather changes in North America and Europe the following year, with frosts in June and heavy rains throughout the summer in many areas. This led to food shorta...more

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP3186: Mystery is My Hobby: The Waiting Game

    A woman and her lover plan to kill her husband and make it look like an accident. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Ancient Warfare Podcast / AWA: Why was Roman republican cavalry so poor?

    In Ancient Warfare Answers, Jasper (editor of Ancient Warfare Magazine) and Murray (deputy editor) tackle your questions on ancient military topics. In this episode Jasper explains why Roman republican cavalry so poor? It's thanks to patron Jo-jo Sun for sending us that. If you have any questions email Jasper at editor@ancient-warfare.com

  • The British History Podcast / 352 – Chaos

    It was November 11 of 1035 and King Cnut was... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com

  • On the Media / Who Is Lady Liberty, And What Does She Want?

    The Statue of Liberty is nearly 140 years old, but she's enjoying renewed relevance in the Trump era. In announcing hostile immigration policies, Trump administration officials have been questioned about Emma Lazarus' famous poem "The New Colossus" and its message about the monument in New York Harbor. Last year, Acting Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said on NPR’s Morning Edition, "Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and will not bec...more

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / Mata Hari: The Truth Behind The Legend

    More than 70 years after her death, Mata Hari is still a household name throughout the Western world. So who was this daughter of a Dutch hat-maker, who was executed for espionage after a secret trial during the darkest days of World War One? Julie Wheelwright joined me on the pod to guide me through the world of female espionage, the forces behind patriotic hysteria and the perpetuation of the idea of the seductive and dangerous temptress. Subscribe to History Hit and you'll get access to ...more

  • Cold Case Files / Baby For Sale

    When the burned body of an infant is found in the Arizona desert, investigators search for the child's identity and come up empty-handed. Four years later, officers in another county respond to a tip about a couple who sold their baby daughter in an extortion scheme and ultimately killed her. It doesn't take long for investigators to connect the dots and finally discover the name of their Baby Jane Doe. Listen to Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment on the Wondery app. Download it today to join...more

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class / Abraham Flexner and the Flexner Report

    The Flexner Report in the early 20th century is often credited with changing the medical field and shaping what medical education looks like today. But this document negatively impacted medicine in the black community.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • History Extra podcast / David Abulafia on The Boundless Sea

    Historian David Abulafia discusses his latest book, The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans, which was recently declared the winner of the prestigious Wolfson History Prize. Our conversation focuses in particular on the maritime history of the medieval era. Historyextra.com/podcast  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Spirits / 188: Friday the 13th (Myth Movie Night)

    Don’t have sex, camp counselors. Because Jason can sniff out horniness like a bloodhound. We discuss the history of the unlucky Friday the 13th, Jason’s journey through the franchise, and how Hollywood created its own urban legends.  Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, murder, stalking, hanging, electricution/struck by lightning, unwanted sexual advances, drowning, sex/sex-shaming, transport/travel accidents, burning/fire, ableism, animal death, and d...more

  • Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill / An Interview with Nancy Pelosi Challenger Shahid Buttar and a Look at the History of Fascist Movements in the U.S.

    A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers led by Rep. Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, is trying to stop Trump from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. This week on Intercepted: As the longest continuous war in U.S. history enters its 19th year, Congressional Democrats and Republicans are joining together in an effort to keep the war going. Constitutional lawyer and activist Shahid Buttar, who is challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her Congressional seat in San Francisco, alleges that...more

  • Slow Burn / S4 Ep. 4: A Silent Army

    David Duke wasn’t content being a state representative. He wanted to go national, and in 1990 he expanded his base of white voters to try to attain that goal.In Episode 4 of Slow Burn: How David Duke made himself a political sensation—and the message that his supporters sent when they cast their ballots.Season 4 of Slow Burn is produced by Josh Levin and Christopher Johnson. Mixing by Paul Mounsey. Slow Burn’s production assistant is Madeline Ducharme and Sophie Summergrad is the podcast’s assis...more

  • The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds / 437 - Charles Lindbergh (Live)

    Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine plane hero Charles LindberghSourcesTour DatesRedbubble Merch

  • Witness History / Montreal's 'Night of Terror'

    When Montreal's police force went on strike for one day over pay in 1969, there was looting and rioting in the streets. But the city's problems leading to the unrest had been building for more than a decade. Organised crime, militant separatists and commercial rivalries all erupted on 7th October, just as police officers decided to protest that their pay was much lower than officers in other Canadian cities. Sidney Margles was a local reporter, and described the scene, and the underlying probl...more

  • White Horse Inn / More Than Conquerors

    God's love is clearly revealed to us in the death of his Son. But if God loves us, why do we still suffer? In this program, the hosts deal with the second half of Romans 8 and discuss the meaning of sharing in Christ's suffering (originally aired 08-13-06). Support the classics and for a donation of any amount receive a link to download our classic series "The American Religion” - whitehorseinn.org/whiclassics Study kits which are perfect for small groups or family devotions are available to dow...more

  • Myths and Legends / 189A-Medieval Legends: Cheater Cheater

    The story starts out with one prince slaying a dragon and getting rich. It starts there. The wild ride of the Nibelungenlied has echoes of one of our most beloved stories, the Saga of the Volsungs, with it's over-the-top characters, the ridiculous situations, the betrayals, and, yes, dragon fights. The creature is a dragon cat with poison breath. -- Sponsors: Go to http://simplisafe.com/legends and get free shipping and 60-day money-back guarantee on a fantastic home security system. Magoosh: Te...more

  • Subtitle / We Speak: Patrick and Kavita

    We are how we speak, right? Well, it’s complicated— enough so to spend Subtitle’s next four episodes on this question. We’ll tell the stories of a diverse collection of people, tracing how each came to speak the way they do. Along the way, we’ll ask: Is speech a good barometer of identity? Does anyone truly speak authentically? Why are we so judgmental about how others speak? And how can we overcome our biases? In this first episode, hosts Patrick Cox and Kavita ...more

  • 5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols / James Montgomery Boice

    From the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology to the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, James Montgomery Boice partnered with R.C. Sproul and others to defend the gospel and build up the church. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols takes a look at the life and legacy of Dr. Boice. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/james-montgomery-boice/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchu...more

  • Intelligence Squared / Putin's People with Catherine Belton and Edward Lucas

    Former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and his entourage of KGB men seized power in Russia and built a new league of oligarchs.Through exclusive interviews with key inside players, Belton tells how Putin’s people conducted their relentless seizure of private companies, took over the economy, siphoned billions, blurred the lines between organised crime and political powers, shut down opponents, a...more