Enjoyable History

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    Enjoyable History

    Jun 24 2018

  • 251 The End of Days

    In 1546, Gardiner and the religious conservatives moved their sights from Cranmer, to the new darling of the evangelical cause - the Queen. Getting evidence from Anne Askew was the key - and they would stop at nothing to get it.

  • Pilots of the Caribbean - Peter Devitt

    Dan talks to Peter Devitt from the RAF Museum about the the RAF pilots from the Caribbean who fought in the Second World War, and what some of them found when they came back to Britain later. For more history interviews and documentaries, subscribe to HistoryHit.TV.Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Pete Dennis

  • John A. Ruskamp: Chinese Explorers in Pre-Columbian America

    The Identification of Ancient Chinese Pictograms in pre-Columbian North American Rock Writing ?? ?For centuries, researchers have been debating if, in pre-Columbian times, meaningful exchanges between the indigenous peoples of Asia and the Americas might have taken place.? Many sinologists have written positively on this topic, yet, so far, no conclusive proof has been put forth establishing such trans-Pacific contact as a historical event.? The primary report of this study, simply r...more

  • SYMHC Classics: Mansa Musa and the City of Gold

    Today's episode revisits a Sarah and Deblina episode that revisits a tale of incredible wealth. When emperor Mansa Musa went on a pilgramage from Timbuktu to Mecca, he gave away so much gold that he crashed the gold market in Cairo.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit

  • The Eights | 2018

    The Brian Lehrer Show, in conjunction with The Harris Poll, looks at the history of the American Culture Wars in our lifetimes, as seen through years that end with the number 8. Catch up on this week's archival audio and conversations with listeners and experts to explore how Americans see themselves and each other in 2018. What Unites Us (First) | What Divides Us (42:15) | A Class-Based Progressive Change (1:12:41) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here....more

  • Dragnet: The Big Bop

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of check cashing store robberies. Original Air Date: September 1, 1953 Support the show monthly at Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Summer Reading List: 14 History Books You’ll Want to Read

    What should you be reading this summer? BackStory’s hosts and special guests share their recommendations of the history page turners you should pack for the beach.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • How the World Woke Up to Global Warming

    Professor James Hansen finally got US politicians to listen to his warnings about climate change in June 1988 after years of trying. He and fellow NASA scientists had first predicted global warming in 1981. Professor Hansen spoke to Ashley Byrne about his discoveries. Image: Map of the world. Credit: Science Photo Library.

  • #656 Hinds & Opinions on Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Parquet Courts & More

    Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with two members of the Spanish women rock band Hinds about their unique take on punk rock and how they've reached fans in America and the U.K. Also, with an influx of new releases, it’s time for a review round-up! Jim and Greg give their opinions on new albums from Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Neko Case and Parquet Courts.

  • Like A Moth To The Flames Of Fate

    YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Florodora Beauty Takes The Stand Episode 257 is another of our favorite tropes, the love triangle gone awry, another showgirl and another man about town who wants to eat his cake and take it to Europe, too. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first ...more

  • The Missing Postman of Stradbally

    After attending mass and delivering gifts, Larry Griffin started his normal postal route at noon on Christmas Day, 1929. Despite having attended dinner at two homes and being a guest at many others, no one knows where Larry ended up that night, or any other night since.

  • Echolocation

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how some bats, dolphins and other animals emit sounds at high frequencies to explore their environments, rather than sight. This was such an unlikely possibility, to natural historians from C18th onwards, that discoveries were met with disbelief even into the C20th; it was assumed that bats found their way in the dark by touch. Not all bats use echolocation, but those that do have a range of frequencies for different purposes and techniques for preventing themselv...more

  • 25 | The Black Death

    Between 1346 and 1351, the Black Death killed tens of millions of people - at least half the population - in Europe and the Middle East. This great mortality, one of the worst disasters of any era, fundamentally reshaped European society and set the stage for the world that followed.Support this show by supporting our sponsors!Hims - Get a trial month of Hims for just $5 at & Branch - Get $50 off your first order by using promo code TIDES at checkout when you visit them...more

  • Adam Kuper, “Anthropology and Anthropologists: The British School in the Twentieth-Century” (Routledge, 2014)

    Adam Kuper‘s Anthropology and Anthropologists: The British School in the Twentieth-Century (Fourth Edition; Routledge, 2014) is an excellent, comprehensive tour through one of the most important and influential schools of anthropological theory, easily ranking alongside the Structuralist school of…

  • Episode 82: Your Urban Legends X - The Third Spaghetti Fighter

    You send them, we read them, everyone gets scared! This week we dive into stories about creepy kids, kids being creeped on, young blood, full ghost names, and-- what’s that? A THIRD SPAGHETTI CHALLENGER HAS APPEARED? Mostly, we’re starting to wonder… is spaghetti haunted?   Sponsor Skillshare is an online learning community where you can learn—and teach—just about anything. Visit to get two months of Skillshare Premium for $0.99! Our favorite Skillshare classes: “The Hitc...more

  • The Venerable Bede

    On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to one of the first church historians: the Venerable Bede. Read the transcript.

  • 112B-Pinocchio: Nosey

    I wouldn't really call Pinocchio ill-fated. That implies that it's undeserved, and it's definitely not. The little guy lies like it's a second language. Regardless, a lot happens to our little buddy in this episode, starting with him coming back from the dead. The creature this week is the Hai Ho Shang, a vicious merman from Chinese mythology who absolutely has some opinions on your dancing. -- Music: "Slow Dial" by Blue Dot Sessions "Lakeside Path" by Blue Dot Sessions "Arbinac" by Blue Dot Ses...more

  • Dealing with UTIs

    Urinary tract infections are no fun and they can cause a lot of pain and may even stop you from having sex. You’ll hear how you can prevent getting them and what you can do when you think you might have one. Featuring Dr Amanda Newman specialist women’s health GP at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

  • Out of the Fire, Into the Frying Pan

    From rainbow-hued enameled stew pots to lightweight nonstick frying pans, the metal and ceramic vessels we use to heat our food are such an everyday aspect of the kitchen that they’re easy to take for granted. But make no mistake: the invention of the pot was, after fire, one of the most important innovations in cooking. You’ll want to hug your favorite skillet after coming along with us on this journey, which ranges from some of the earliest clay pots ever found in what’s now ...more

  • Is Trump's Constantly Evolving Strategy Smart? Ep. 166

    Jene reads a listener email about Unlimited Mileage.    Jene talks about how he wishes this could our summer of adventure for the Jerry Springer Podcast.   So he’s scouring the stories of modern adventurers at work this summer, like Jerome, who is riding his bicycle from Montreal, Canada to Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina. We talked to him a few weeks back.   Now he’s learned of Harvey Lewis, a high school teacher from urban Cincinnati who is not hiking but *...more