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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

    Feb 18 2020

  • The Second Captains Podcast / Ep 1700: The Hurling That Survived The Storm, Eimear Considine On Facing Mighty England - 17/02/20

    It was a pretty crazy weekend of weather in Ireland, and yet somehow some hurling went ahead. Wexford/Kilkenny was the pick of the bunch, and we talk to Michael Duignan about what Davy can take from Wexford winning a battle like this against the former market leaders in that area. And Irish rugby international Eimear Considine is in studio to talk to us about the Tackle Your Feelings app, aimed at teenagers to try and promote mental wellness. She talks to us about facing down the England jug...more

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz

    This is the most remarkable father and son story I have ever come across.We are still marking the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz here at History Hit and this time I am talking to historian Jeremy Dronfield about an astonishing true story of horror, love and impossible survival. In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his sixteen-year-old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was be...more

  • Mark Driscoll Audio / Kingdom Down #6 - The Lion of the Tribe of Judah and the Lions Den

    In Daniel’s time, just like in today’s time, the government was corrupt and tried to punish him for serving Jesus. But, Daniel stood firm and worshiped the true King and, in his infinite might and power, God showed up once again in Daniel’s life to rescue him from a den of lions.

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class / Croquet History

    Croquet's origins are murky, but because of its relative ease of play and low barrier of entry, it went through a surge in popularity almost as soon as it was documented. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

  • History Extra podcast / The rise of Hitler

    Frank McDonough discusses the first volume in his new two-part history of Nazi Germany. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Revolutions / 10.32- The Union of Liberation

    The Russian Revolution of 1905 actually began in 1904.  Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions

  • Lore / Episode 136: The Third Time

    Folklore is our legacy. We humans have carried it with us everywhere we’ve gone in the world, and it anchors us to our roots and our community. But it also does something else: it gives us a place to hide our fear, to put it on a leash and control it. And there’s one story in particular that does that better than most.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by: We’ll always get the future wrong, so you better get life insurance right. Policygenius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze,...more

  • Witness History / The Pale Blue Dot

    In February 1990, the Nasa space probe Voyager took a famous photo of Earth as it left the Solar System. Seen from six billion kilometres away, our planet appears as a mere dot lit up by the Sun, and the image is credited with giving humanity a sense of our small place in the Universe. Darryll Morris speaks to Nasa planetary scientist, Candice Hansen, who worked on the Voyager programme. The programme is a Made-In-Manchester Production. Photo: The Earth seen as a pale blue dot in a band of sunl...more

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP3063: Box 13: Look Pleasant, Please

    Dan agrees to pose for a picture with a beautiful woman and then the next day finds out she’s a wealthy heiress Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Futility Closet / 284-The Red Barn

    When Maria Marten disappeared from the English village of Polstead in 1827, her lover said that they had married and were living on the Isle of Wight. But Maria's stepmother began having disturbing dreams that hinted at a much grimmer fate. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the Red Barn, which transfixed Britain in the early 19th century. We'll also encounter an unfortunate copycat and puzzle over some curious births. Intro: In 1859, a penurious Henry...more

  • Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine / Sawbones: Laudable Pus

    This week on Sawbones, it's the truly embarrassing story of why we spent several centuries thinking it was important for us to make wounds as pus-filled as possible. There's no nice way of saying it folks: This is a gross one. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

  • White Horse Inn / What Does Your Neighbor Believe?

    We frequently talk on this program about the importance of “knowing what you believe and why you believe it.” But it’s also really important to understand what your neighbors believe, particularly in our increasingly pluralistic culture. On this program, Shane Rosenthal talks with Adam Duker about his interest in comparative religion, and his experience teaching this subject among a predominantly Muslim student body at the American University of Cairo. How did his students react when they learne...more

  • Earth Ancients / Gary A. David: Hopi Cosmology & Star People

    The Hopi of the Desert Southwest are known today as superb sky watchers and dry farmers, but long ago they were also accomplished sailors. This book explores the tribe's links to the South Pacific, Easter Island, Egypt, India, and Mayan Central America, where psychic Edgar Cayce claims a lost Hall of Records awaits discovery. Other topics include: hourglass symbols, lunation triangles, Ant People, Birdman, the Dogon of Africa, Lascaux, Orion the Hand Constellation, and the cosmic Kundalini quest...more

  • Native Opinion an American Indian Perspective / Episode 208 "Say Nothing At Your Own peril"

    EPISODE SUMMARY:What can Native American Indian tribes do to protect their burial and sacred sites from destruction?. What if the people doing the destruction is the Federal Government? In this episode, we look at the situation with the border nation of Tohon O' Odam who's a burial site and cultural grounds are being destroyed for Trump's Border Wall... _________________________________________________________________________________________How To Reach Our Show:E-Mail: hosts@nativeopinion.comT...more

  • Casefile True Crime / Case 136: Azaria Chamberlain

    Lindy Chamberlain returned to the tent by herself and exclaimed a short time later: “My god, my god, a dingo has got my baby!” Episode narrated by the Anonymous HostEpisode written and by Elsha McGill and Erin MunroEpisode researched by Erin MunroCreative Director: Milly Raso This episode's sponsors:Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE Noom – The last weight loss program you’ll need. Start your trial today MVMT – Get 15% off your order wit...more

  • Slow Burn / Announcement: Slow Burn's Watergate Season on TV

    Slow Burn's Watergate season is now a TV docu-series, premiering Feb. 16 on Epix. Read more about it in this interview with host Leon Neyfakh. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Intelligence Squared / Zombie Economics, with Paul Krugman and Linda Yueh

    In this episode we are joined by Paul Krugman, Nobel prize-winning economist and author of Arguing With Zombies: Economics, Politics and the Fight for a Better Future. In a conversation with economist and broadcaster Linda Yueh, Krugman debunks what he calls ‘zombie economics’ – the great economic misconceptions of our time that just won’t die.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • BackStory / 312: From Music to Madiba: A History of U.S. Relations with South Africa

    Thirty years ago this week, Nelson Mandela, the renowned civil rights and anti-apartheid leader, was released from prison. His release marked the beginning of the end of South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime and a new future for black South Africans. So on this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Ed and Brian take a look at the complicated and often contentious relationship American officials and anti-racism activists have had with South Africa.Image: President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela with me...more

  • Fishko Files from WNYC / The Loser

    David Lang’s one-act opera The Loser tells the story of two fictional piano students - both Glenn Gould wannabes - whose lives are turned upside down by their idolatry and frustration. Just before the work’s premiere in 2016, WNYC’s Sara Fishko spoke to Lang for this Fishko Files. David Lang's The Loser has just been released digitally and on CD.

  • A History of Europe, Key Battles / 50.2 Ottoman Empire - Beginning of the Decline

    A succession of weak rulers begins the gradual decline of the Ottoman Empire. Their fight with the Habsburgs for control of Hungary continues with the Long Turkish War 1593-1606 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy