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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

    Apr 21 2019

  • Earth Ancients / Andrew Collins: Denisovan Origins

    Reveals the profound influence of the Denisovans and their hybrid descendants upon the flowering of human civilization around the world • Traces the migrations of the sophisticated Denisovans and their interbreeding with Neanderthals and early human populations more than 40,000 years ago • Shows how Denisovan hybrids became the elite of ancient societies, including the Adena mound-building culture • Explores the Denisovans’ extraordinary advances, including precision-machined stone tools a...more

  • Those Conspiracy Guys / The Siege at Ruby Ridge

    TRUE CRIME On this episode we talk about a lesser known domestic terrorist incident involving the full might of the FBI coming down on a small cabin in the wilderness in Idaho; the Weaver family were ensnared in their mountain cabin in the summer of 1992 in what has become known as The Siege at Ruby Ridge. Pegged as a white supremacist, Randy Weaver moved his family up into the wilderness of Idaho and decided to live a simpler life. His wife Vicky and son Sammy were killed in a shootout with...more

  • Internet History Podcast / 194. The History of the ISP Industry With Sonic's Dane Jasper

    Today we continue my efforts to preserve the history of the ISP industry. Today it feels like the Internet is simply all around us all the time, but there are amazing entrepreneurial stories about how that crucial infrastructure was laid. Today we talk to Sonic founder Dane Jasper, who can not only give us the history of the industry, but the present day as well, as Sonic is still a thriving and important independent ISP.

  • Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast / Al Capone, the Secret Six, & the 1933 Chicago World's Fair w/ William Hazelgrove - A True Crime History Podcast

    Most of us have grown up thinking that Elliot Ness and his famed "Untouchables" were the crimefighters who brought down the notorious Al Capone in Chicago. But instead, it was a group of millionaire businessmen called the "Secret Six" who were the real reason for the Capone Outfit's demise. In his book "Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago", my guest, William Hazelgrove, makes the argument that in order for the city to successfully host their second Wo...more

  • Casefile True Crime / Case 109: Belanglo (Part 5)

    [Part 5 of 5] Accused serial killer, 51-year-old Ivan Milat sat motionless before the court dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and grey checkered tie... Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host Episode researched by the Anonymous Host Episode written by Elsha McGill This episode's sponsors: ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get an additional month FREE with promo code ‘casefile’ Robinhood – Get free stock from companies like Apple, Ford and Sprint when you sign up Ca...more

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / EP2804: Dragnet: The Big Customer

    Friday and Smith search for a pair of robbers. Original Air Date: June 22, 1954 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! ]]

  • the memory palace / Rebroadcast: Origin Stories

    The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts.

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Brian Lehrer Weekend: The 'Central Park Jogger' Case, 30 Years Later; Broadway's 'Hillary and Clinton'; David Brooks on Morality

    Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. The 'Central Park Jogger' Case, 30 Years Later (First) | Broadway's 'Hillary and Clinton' (Starts at 24:00) |  David Brooks: 'Our Culture Equates Success with Love' (Starts at 42:00) If you don't subscribe to the Brian Lehrer Show on iTunes, you can do that here.      

  • Dan Snow's History Hit / A Tour of Alnwick Castle with Ralph Percy, the Duke of Northumberland

    Ralph Percy takes Dan on a walking tour of Alnwick Castle, exploring its sumptuous collections of art and furniture, as well as talking Dan through his family's turbulent and frequently violent history. Percy's antecedents include men like Henry Hotspur and Thomas Percy and they often found themselves on the wrong side of England's greatest monarchs.For ad free versions of our entire podcast archive and hundreds of hours of history documentaries, interviews and films, signup to History Hit ...more

  • A History of Europe, Key Battles / 47.4 French Wars of Religion - Conclusion

    Conclusion of the French Wars of Religion. On the death of all four sons of Catherine de Medici, the Valois dynasty dies out, leaving a committed Protestant, Henry of Navarre, as heir to the throne. He would go on to become Henry IV, founder of the Bourbon dynasty and one of France's greatest kings.https://aca.st/370288

  • BackStory / 275: Alternative Facts, Falsehoods and Delusions: The Lies We've Told Ourselves and Each Other in American History

    Late last month, the Washington Post reported President Trump has made some 9,451 false or misleading claims throughout his term in office. Yet, Trump’s supporters have maintained he’s not lying — he’s presenting so-called alternative facts. No matter how you look at it, it’s clear we’re living in what many pundits are calling a post-truth moment — where misinformation, lies and alternative facts are everywhere. Nathan digs into the BackStory archives to bring you a selection of segments that lo...more

  • Witness History / The Columbine massacre

    On April 20th 1999 a mass shooting in the USA shocked the world and started a devastating trend of violence in American schools. 13 people were killed and more than 20 were injured by two armed school students. Ashley Byrne has been speaking to Craig Scott, who survived the Columbine massacre but whose sister Rachel was killed that day. Photo: Students from Columbine High School run under cover from police, following a shooting spree by two masked teenagers. April 20th 1999. Credit: Mark Leffi...more

  • Sound Opinions / #699 Moby, Opinions on Nico Segal's Intellexual

    Moby became the face of techno with the blockbuster success of his 1999 album Play. He’s since made several successful albums and put out his first memoir, Porcelain, in 2016. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit their 2016 conversation with Moby in honor of his latest memoir, Then It Fell Apart.They also review the debut album from the group Intellexual, made up of frequent Chance the Rapper collaborators Nico Segal and Nate Fox.

  • Ancient Warfare Podcast / An Empire Under Pressure

    Tempted by lowered defences, riches on the Roman side of the Rhine, or just pushed forward by peoples further east, Germanic tribes started to raid and then come across western Europe's great river in large numbers from the third century onward. Joining Angus to discuss the issue XII.6 An Empire Under Pressure are regulars Jasper Oorthuys, Lindsay Powell, Murray Dahm, Myke Cole and Marc DeSantis, plus all those patrons who watched and contributed live as we recorded. Are you a patron yet? Fancy...more

  • Whistlestop: Presidential History and Trivia / Introducing Charged: A True Punishment Story

    For two and a half years, Emily Bazelon has been following people through a special court in New York designed to be a speedy machine for the harsh punishment of illegal gun possession. Along the way, a strange thing happened — the politics outside the courtroom started to change when a new generation of activists and insiders began challenging the old system the gun court was part of. Season 1 of Slate Presents brought you the story of Ruby Ridge, and Season 2 brings you a fight to transform on...more

  • The Hook Up / Embracing the slut life with Karley Sciortino

    Sex writer and SBS Viceland's Slutever creator Karley Sciortino proudly owns her sluthood. After more than 10 years covering sex for Vogue and Vice, she's got some real insights into the state of modern sex and pursuing guilt-free pleasure. Karley and Nat sit down, sexplorer to sexplorer, to chat about how to embrace your sexuality and truly own being a slut.

  • In Our Time / A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of Shakespeare's most popular works, written c1595 in the last years of Elizabeth I. It is a comedy of love and desire and their many complications as well as their simplicity, and a reflection on society's expectations and limits. It is also a quiet critique of Elizabeth and her vulnerability and on the politics of the time, and an exploration of the power of imagination. With Helen Hackett Professor of English Literature and Leverhulme Research Fellow at ...more

  • Tides of History / The Spanish Inquisition, the Expulsion of the Jews, and the Rise of Spain

    Queen Isabella of Castile was one of the great state-building monarchs of the later Middle Ages, but state-building had a dark side: the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of the Jews, and the beginnings of a decades-long war that would consume western Europe for three generations.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 stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.Support...more

  • Slow Burn / Slate Presents: Charged | A True Punishment Story

    For two and a half years, Emily Bazelon has been following people through a special court in New York designed to be a speedy machine for the harsh punishment of illegal gun possession. Along the way, a strange thing happened — the politics outside the courtroom started to change when a new generation of activists and insiders began challenging the old system the gun court was part of. Season 1 of Slate Presents brought you the story of Ruby Ridge, and Season 2 brings you a fight to transform on...more

  • Stuff You Missed in History Class / Bacon's Rebellion, Part 2

    Last time, we talked about the many reasons Virginia colonists were frustrated by the 1670s, including the price of tobacco, taxation, and disparities between the richest colonists and everyone else. But another issue actually sparked the rebellion.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers