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HTDS is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriously researched, hard-hitting survey of American history through entertaining stories. To keep up with History That Doesn’t Suck news, check us out on Facebook and Instagram: @Historythatdoesntsuck; on Twitter: @HTDSpod; or online at htdspodcast.com. Support the podcast at patreon.com/historythatdoesntsuck.
 
Reflecting History is an educational history podcast that explores significant historical events and themes without losing track of the ordinary people involved. Covering a wide variety of topics, it is a narrative driven podcast that delves into the connection between history, psychology, and philosophy on a personal level.
 
On the History of the Marine Corps Podcast, Robert Estrada, Marine and amateur historian, discusses battles, strategies, political decisions, and the origin of Marine Corps traditions from 1775 to today. Join us as we cover the details about the Corps lost in history books and unveils a new light on the success of Marines. Neither the United States Marine Corps nor any other component of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or authorized this product (or promotion, or service, o ...
 
Factual America examines America through the lens of documentary filmmaking. Guests include Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning documentary filmmakers and producers, their subjects, as well as experts on the American experience. Find out more about the current and upcoming documentaries on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Sky Documentaries and other platforms directly from the creators. Whether we discuss true crime, music, burning social and political topics, history, or arts ...
 
We The Teachers is a bi-weekly podcast featuring Teaching American History scholars discussing American history with a focus on primary documents. The Ashbrook Center and TeachingAmericanHistory.org seek to provide high-quality content-focused programs, resources, and courses for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, and related subjects. Students, citizens, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the American experience can also benefit from our resources, which include pod ...
 
Every week we embark on the perilous journey of discovering America's history. We'll discuss everything from Pocahontas to the present and everything in between. Special emphasis will be given to our founding principles and philosophies. 1776 would not be possible without 1607, so tune in and subscribe for your dose of American history.
 
Welcome to Strange Country, a podcast devoted to bizarre, surreal and extraordinary stories that make America the weird place it is. Co-hosts Kelly and Beth are former newspaper reporters turned school librarians who have always had a soft spot for a good story--the stranger the better. Discover the first woman to survive a barrel ride over Niagara Falls and the man who invented “complex marriage” in one of the most successful utopian experiments. Things get weird pretty quickly around here.
 
Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com
 
In the Humdaddy History podcast, history teacher Robert Hummer sets his sights at bringing history to people of all ages. Creating content that is appropriate for middle school students up through the oldest of adults, the entire aim of the show is to create a love and enjoyment of history for everyone who listens. With an emphasis in American History, there is no limit to the amount of topics that can be covered and hopefully you, the listener, can have confidence and fun when you share and ...
 
Tune in for a more conversational discussion of history with historian Mark Bielski and his guests. We all know there was a war and who was president, but what about the spies, the intrigues, the deceptions and the backstories? What about learning about the occasional farcical or comedic decisions made by serious figures and their sometime tragic results? By telling the untold tales of our past, Mark Bielski is committed to making history come alive for future generations.
 
The Virginia History Podcast covers the rich history that has made the Commonwealth what it is today. Events covered during this podcast will include - Colonial Era American War for Independence Pre-Civil War Civil War Reconstruction Early Modern Virginia During the World's Wars Cold War Virginia Contemporary Virginia Along the way, I will blog, mostly small notes, resources, and pictures to supplement the history at www.vahistorypodcast.com
 
In this podcast about all things Hamilton, Hamilton-related, Hamilton-adjacent, or anything else in the Miranda universe, I (your host Gillian Pensavalle) talk to guests (and my sometimes co-host/all times husband Michael Paul Smith) about such things as: how Hamilton brings people together, how we find Ham references in everyday life, and the general brilliance of the show. I'm proud to say that we've spoken to almost everyone from the original creative team (aka "The Cabinet") including th ...
 
In each episode of In The Past Lane, the history podcast, we take up topics in American history and explore them through feature pieces, interviews, book and film reviews, and more. Our guiding philosophy is that history is not just about the past - it's about our world, here and now. History explains why things are the way they are, everything from our economy, religious practices, and foreign policy, to political ideology, family structure, and rates of poverty. Our aim is to be both infor ...
 
Our "90 in 90 Essay Project Academic Studies" on subjects such as the Federalist Papers, the Constitution; the Amendments; the Classics that Inspired the Constitution, the Executive Branch, the country’s past 57 presidential elections, the Supreme Court, the Congress and the states have resulted in 1047 essays contributed by 175 constitutional scholars, historians and elected officials. This corresponding Podcast features the reading of the daily essay during our 90 Day Study. Essays are ava ...
 
BY ONE VOTE! Podcasts of major events in American history that resulted from ONE vote... a single vote that altered the direction of our country. The upside down elections of 1800,1876, and 2000! Wars! Supreme Court decisions on abortion, affirmative action, and religion! Dramatized factual events drawn from the book, By One Vote, by author, Carole Eglash-Kosoff.
 
Liberty Watchdog Network is a HIGHLY enlightening show that discusses America's Founding Principles and how they still apply today! Learn what our government was intended to be, how it has gotten out of control and what YOU can do about! If you are a concerned American about the direction of this country, THEN YOU MUST TUNE IN WEEKLY! “YOU CAN'T DEFEND WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW…LEARN IT OR LOSE IT!" (This show is based on over 40 years of Research and over 15000 Hours of Study on Un-Constitutional ...
 
Welcome to the behind-the-scenes podcast of the upcoming feature-length documentary film God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno! Composer, DJ, and native-Detroiter Reggie Dokes (@ReggieDokes) guides you through an independent production company’s processes and impact that go far beyond what you see on-screen. Documenting the story of the true origins of techno music has been a 10-year international journey of filmmaking and a labor of love for the Detroit-bred producers ...
 
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Strange County episode 200, everybody! That means, you've likely wasted 199 hours of your life. Why not waste an hour more with today's story of Sante Kimes, a grifter with a penchant for fraud, arson and murder. Beth and Kelly also share a new way to express anger. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cite your sources: Andrews, S., M…
 
Ashely De La Rosa and Jared Dixon are back in part two of our conversation about Ham4Progress, the new Hamilton social justice initiative, and the return of Broadway. Ashley and Jared talk about how to spot the organizations doing the work, ways audience members can take part in the change happening in the industry, and what they look forward to as…
 
Tania Head told others she was on the 78th floor sky lobby when a plane crashed through the windows, nearly killing everyone on impact. Head said she made it out with seconds to spare before the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed in what would turn out to be America's most devastating terrorist attack on Sept. 11. Head took her trauma …
 
The United Colonies of New England enjoy unprecedented peace and prosperity in the years following Cromwell's rise to power, and Cotton encourages ordinary people that the regicide was part of God's plan to bring about the millennium. Pardon the roughness of this episode. Still re-getting my sea legs, while adjusting to a new computer and recording…
 
In this episode, I spoke with writer and journalist Adin Dobkin about his book "Sprinting Through No Man's Land: Endurance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France." We talked about conflict as a lens into cultural history, the 1919 Tour de France and its relationship to World War I, the emotional and psychological impact of World War I, sp…
 
From the end of the Spanish-American War until WWI, US foreign policy became more aggressive. As a result, the Marines were sent to new destinations in Latin America, the Caribbean, China, and the Philippines. This was an important time for the Marine Corps because Marines predominantly conducted military interventions in multiple areas of operatio…
 
Award-winning documentary Echoes of the Invisible (2020) looks at timelessness, the origins of the universe, and what it means to be one of the almost 8 billion inhabitants of Planet Earth. The film follows the explorers who are pushing the human body and technology beyond known limits in the most extreme environments on Earth. One of them is Paul …
 
“Vive l’entente fraternelle des deux républiques !” This is the story of the Statue of Liberty. In 1865, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (or “Auguste,” as his friends call him), claims to have attended a dinner at which his French colleagues and friends feted the United States’ victory over the Confederacy and slavery. With hope for a restoration of rep…
 
Ashely De La Rosa and Jared Dixon return to The Hamilcast to discuss the work being done behind-the-scenes in the Hamilton Racial Justice Task Force aka Ham4Progress, where company members come together for social justice causes and serving as a place where topics can be discussed and meaningful progress can be pursued. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Broadway …
 
Britney Spears conservatorship got Kelly and Beth thinking about the ways society tries to clamp down on women's bodies. Because of Kelly's feeblemindedness, she forgot that Beth already covered the forced sterilization of Carrie Buck, but lucky for her--is lucky the right word?--there are a ton of forced sterilizations to choose from. Listen to th…
 
After covering The State of Texas vs. Melissa (2021), once again we are talking on Factual America about the death penalty in the state of Texas. The recently released documentary The Phantom (2021) shines a light on a capital murder case, but probably in ways that most of us have never experienced before. The film follows Carlos DeLuna, who was ar…
 
In part three Krystal Joy Brown talks about her favorite parts of the job, why she loves playing roles based on real people, how she learned to love writing, the importance of representation in theatre, and why she believes why access to mental health care is vital for the industry as it seeks to change the way it cares for artists. EPISODE TRANSCR…
 
From slavery through the Civil Rights Movement, passing was one means of avoiding the inequities and injustices of being Black in America. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about instances of light-skinned African-Americans leaving family ties and connections behind to pass for white. Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands Cit…
 
Acclaimed producer Fernando Sulichin has built his career by working with film giants such as Spike Lee, David Lynch, Sean Penn, and Oliver Stone. Now Fernando has two films debuting at the Cannes Film Festival. Flag Day is directed by and stars Sean Penn, while JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass is the latest documentary from director Oliver…
 
“Damn ye, rascals, what did ye fire for?” This is the story of the Boston Massacre (or, for you loyalists out there, the “incident” at King Street), which the Prof. recounted LIVE this 4th of July weekend for the largest colonial history re-enactment event in the western United States: The Colonial Heritage Festival, in Orem, Utah. “Huzzah” or “fie…
 
In part two, Krystal Joy Brown discusses how she balances her mental health and daily routine to give her all as Eliza on Broadway, the shows that inspired her to pursue a life in theater, growing up in Virginia, her journey to The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and joining the Hamilton family. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT T.I. - Live Your Life How W…
 
Ellen and William Craft, both born into slavery, came up with an ingenious plan to win their freedom in 1848. Strange Country co-hosts Beth and Kelly talk about their four-day excursion evading slave catchers, and question why history about Black Americans has some white people all riled up and frothing at school board meetings. Theme music: Big Wh…
 
Melissa Lucio is the only Hispanic woman to ever be sentenced to death in the state of Texas. She is currently facing her last appeal, having spent 13 years on death row. Her case, as well as the problems with the American justice system and the death penalty, are captured in the documentary The State of Texas vs. Melissa (2020). Having made its fe…
 
Children often get overlooked in the study of history. But their stories can be useful tools to study the past as well as fascinating examples of human endurance in their own right. Compiled by Dith Pran, "Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields" is a series of first hand accounts from survivors of the Cambodian Genocide. These survivors were kids du…
 
Krystal Joy Brown discusses the upcoming re-opening of Broadway, her visit to Good Morning America, the work happening behind-the-scenes at Hamilton over the last year, why seeing yourself on stage matters, and the importance of investing in artists doing the work to make theatre a better experience for all. EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Broadway shows to reo…
 
“John Roebling has not the leisure to wait upon any man.” This is the story of a bridge and a family. John Roebling is weary of the oppressive, bureaucratic Prussian government. He’s heard from his professor–Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel–that the United States is a land of opportunity. Those factors combined lead the driven über productive German t…
 
In part three Paul Tazewell takes questions from the Patreon Peeps, shares the inspirations for some of his greatest looks from Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk to Jesus Christ Superstar Live, his favorite parts of the job, what a great creative environment looks and feels like, how the industry has changed in the span of his career, and Paul'…
 
Mary J Blige is a multi-platinum R&B and Hip Hop recording artist, a 9-time Grammy award-winner, and celebrated actress. She is also the subject of a new Amazon Studios documentary that releases on June 25th, Mary J Blige’s My Life, that marked the 25th anniversary of the artist's acclaimed 1994 album, propelling her to international stardom. Joini…
 
Join Beth and Kelly this week as they discuss the best way to smell like a flower…It’s our best advice yet. Learn about how women have gone from wool to cotton to acetone and pesticides in hopes of stopping the monthly carnage that escapes from our loins. It’s hard to be a woman for so many reasons, but dealing with our monthly uninvited, jealous, …
 
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