Enjoyable History

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    Enjoyable History

    Aug 16 2018

  • The Brian Lehrer Show / Cuomo: America 'Was Never That Great'

    In a riff on President Trump's campaign slogan, on Tuesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that America "was never that great," and the backlash from Republicans was swift. Listeners talk about whether or not they agree with the governor and why.

  • In Our Time / Circadian Rhythms (Summer Repeat)

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the evolution and role of Circadian Rhythms, the so-called body clock that influences an organism's daily cycle of physical, behavioural and mental changes. The rhythms are generated within organisms and also in response to external stimuli, mainly light and darkness. They are found throughout the living world, from bacteria to plants, fungi to animals and, in humans, are noticed most clearly in sleep patterns. With Russell Foster Professor of Circadia...more

  • Tides of History / 30 | Chivalry

    When we think of the Middle Ages, the first thing that comes to mind is usually knights in shining armor. Chivalry - the ideal of behavior that guided knights - was a major force in medieval life. Honor and piety, bravery and reputation: these were core values for the secular elite. We explore what they actually meant to medieval people.You are directly supporting this show when you support our sponsors!Simplisafe - Try SimpliSafe risk-free by visiting & Branch - Get...more

  • OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio / Boston Blackie:The Buckley Shakedown Racket

    A new protection racket is in town and they threaten that if Blackie exposes them, they’ll accuse Mary of killing a man in her car while driving upstate. Original Air Date: August 27, 1947... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • American Military History Podcast / Stonewall Jackon’s Valley Campaign

    In the spring/summer of 1862 - Stonewall Jackson lead an audacious and stunning campaign that propelled him to military fame in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. In this episode, we'll cover that entire campaign!

  • The Hook Up / Sex in video games

    Robert Yang is a game designer from New York, a lot of his games focus on gay sex in pretty full on ways. So full on, he’s been constantly banned from the Steam online game store and Twitch, the livestreaming game platform. Nat also checks out his game 'Ruck Me', a game about AFL and homosexuality.

  • Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast / The 1849 Boston Murder of Dr. George Parkman w/ Paul Collins - A True Crime History Podcast

    In November, 1849, Dr. George Parkman, Boston businessman and Harvard Medical School benefactor, disappeared. While many believed he might have been done in by an Irish immigrant, the discovery of his dismembered body in a privy eventually led investigators to a Harvard faculty teacher, John Webster.  Paul Collins, English professor at Portland State University and author of Blood and Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard, relays this story of debt, greed and rage at one of America'...more

  • Here Be Monsters / Season 7 and HBM Sweatshirts

    Our 7th season starts on September 12th, 2018. 

  • The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds / 340 - Kentucky Caver Floyd Collins

    Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine Kentucky Cave Wiz Floyd Collins Tour Dates Official Merch Sources

  • Dan Snow's HISTORY HIT / Indian Partition with Anita Rani - RePod

    To mark the anniversary of the Indian Partition we have selected this moving and insightful podcast from the archives. Listen as Dan speaks to Anita Rani on the phone about her family's account of the Indian Partition. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries subscribe to HistoryHit.TV!Producer: Natt TapleyAudio: Felix Maynard

  • New Books in Intellectual History / Keya Maitra, “Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction” (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)

    The Bhagavad Gita is one of the foundational texts of Hinduism and probably the one most familiar and popular in the West. The moral problem that motivates the text – is it right to kill members of one’s extended family if they are on the other side in a war?...

  • Spirits / Episode 90: Your Urban Legends XII (ft. Tim the Yowie Man)

    Not only do we have listener stories, we have the tale of Tim the Yowie Man! This episode features big cat stories, Mirror Boys, and elementary school blood magic. Then we switch to an interview with Tim, chatting about how he became a cryptonaturalist, his first encounter with the Yowie, and his love for finding mystery in the world. Help us learn more about you at!   Guest Tim the Yowie Man is a cryptonaturalist, travel writer, and environmentalist. You can follow him...more

  • The History of China / #147 -Song 14: The New Policies, Pt. 3

    Wang Anshi's heady, glorious dream at last comes crashing into the cold, mechanical reality of imperial bureaucracy, to everyone's chagrin.

  • Slow Burn / S2 Ep. 2: There There

    In 1993, Bill and Hillary Clinton moved into the White House on a swell of optimism. In less than a year, the new administration was mired in a sea of scandals: Travelgate, Filegate, Nannygate, and, most consequentially, Whitewater. What went wrong?Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at more about your ad choices. Visit

  • 5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols / Deserted Island Top 5: Kevin DeYoung

    On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History recorded live at Ligonier’s 2018 National Conference, Dr. Stephen Nichols asks Dr. Kevin DeYoung to share what five books he would want on a deserted island. Read the transcript. 

  • The Jerry Springer Podcast / Did Trump Commit Treason? Ep 174

    Remember our interview with Bryce Carlson rowing across the North Atlantic? He’s about to break the record for days it took to cross. Let’s advance the story that we were with him spelling him on the oars the whole time. Let’s put out a news release and start national TV show interviews before he’s even done and can deny our claims in person. The other day my wife comes into Folk School when I’m not here, gets a coffee and puts it on my tab. Problem is, I don&rsquo...more

  • The Thomas Jefferson Hour / #1299 Jefferson's Mistakes

    "He was part of the extension of slavery that made the Civil War inevitable, and that led to almost 800,000 deaths." — Clay S. Jenkinson This week President Thomas Jefferson speaks about the political mistakes he made. Find this episode, along with recommended reading, on the blog. Support the show by joining the 1776 Club or by donating to the Thomas Jefferson Hour, Inc. You can learn more about our Cultural Tours & Retreats with Clay S. Jenkinson at Thomas Jefferson is...more

  • The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe / Episode 107: His Last Letter Home

    It contained a much desired promise - from beyond the grave.

  • SpyCast / US Intel in WWI: A Conversation with Mark Stout

    SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with former SPY Historian Mark Stout to discuss all things American Intelligence in WWI.

  • Witness / Photographing Martin Luther King and His Family

    In 1969 photo journalist Moneta Sleet became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. He won for the black and white image of Coretta Scott King the widow of Martin Luther King taken at the funeral of the murdered civil rights leader. Farhana Haider has been speaking to Moneta Sleet's son Gregory Sleet about his father's remarkable career capturing many of the images that defined the struggle for racial equality in America. Photo: Moneta Sleet's Pulitzer Prize winni...more