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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.
 
Walking in the footsteps of history, fifteen minutes at a time. Join us for a 15-minute episode covering a person, place, or event in history, and stay for an extended discussion. New episodes every Monday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/15minutehistory/support
 
Boooooring, do you remember some %$# named guy who died in a random year conquered another %$# named place in another year? From hardcore history facts to stuff you missed in your history class, it got too much for the story. History is not politics, past or just story but a reflection on the human kind. Beyond the sense is mind, beyond mind is the intellect, beyond intellect is the person. Imperceptible and all-pervading. So join me for my very unique take on history with drama, controversy ...
 
Echoes of India is the story of India like you've never heard it before. Host Anirudh Kanisetti takes you on a journey through its wonders, from the Greek art of Afghanistan to the to the thriving ports of Tamil Nadu. Along the way, monks debate, queens boast, and armies roar. From philosophy to politics to economics, the past comes back to life - noisy, breathing, as thriving as the Indian subcontinent is today.
 
Fancy taking a stroll down the mysterious and interesting passages of History? Join us every Saturday as Lucy and Lee cover topics such as the dark recesses of true crime, and the intricacies of the British Monarchy. We explore every gruesome and grotesque avenue in our Uncovering History Podcast.-- Visit us at our website at: www.UncoveringHistory.co.uk -- To keep up-to-date make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/UncoveringHistoryPodcast/ & https://twitte ...
 
Why have kings, emperors, and governments killed and imprisoned people to shut them up? And why have countless people risked death and imprisonment to express their beliefs? Jacob Mchangama guides you through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall. Stay up to date with Clear and Present Danger on the show’s website at freespeechhistory.com
 
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 ...
 
These American stories are not in your standard history book. History tends to be reduced to key moments and celebrated names, and what’s often overlooked are the stories of the ordinary people, both past and present, who have lived through journeys of immigration and migration...the people who have shaped what it means to be and to become American. How To Be American is a podcast by the Tenement Museum where from New York’s Lower East Side, we explore the history of immigration and migratio ...
 
Collision Podcast - Where Art, History & Music Collide with your Host, Sharon Fitzgerald, MA | Los Angeles Episode Guide: Ep. 10 D-Day Live from Omaha Beach Ep. 3-9: Game of Thrones Ep. 2: The Birth of Modern Art Ep. 1: Introduction Ep.10: D-Day - Live from Omaha Beach for the 75th Anniversary of the WW2 Normandy Beach Invasion. Join your Host, Sharon Fitzgerald, MA, as she treks through the WW2 Normandy Beaches and battlegrounds and interviews local historians. Photos, maps, links and Sharo ...
 
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Today, I am talking about the northern BC community of Fort Nelson. While its settled history is short, only dating to about the Second World War, its Indigenous history goes back much farther, with evidence of Indigenous habitation 10,000 years ago. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: w…
 
The number 13 really does have some baggage attached to it, and not all of it is deserving! We as a society may like to think we aren’t superstitious like people from ancient times or even the Middle Ages, but in fact we all still do a lot of things that stem from the superstitions of our ancestors. On this episode, we’re going to show you how the …
 
The town with the unique name has quite the history behind it, including a political scandal around its post office in 1905, Biddy the Moose who enjoyed a beer and Aubrey Falls, where the Group of Seven would paint at one time. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/craigbai…
 
Welcome to Uncovering History's sixteenth episode: D B Cooper In today's episode we'll be looking at the infamous D B Cooper who gained fame for his hijacking in 1971 which involved jumping out of a moving commercial plane. To this day, the identity of Cooper remains a mystery although that hasn't stopped cold case chasers attempting to uncover the…
 
From 1901 to 1948, PEI had strict prohibition in place but that didn't stop many rumrunners from making small fortunes in the illicit trade of alcohol. Nowhere else in Canada had prohibition for as long as PEI, which with strict laws existing long after prohibition was finished. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: c…
 
Started as a mining town, the community of Nelson, British Columbia would adapt and grow and today is known for its arts and culture. It was also the filming location for the 80s classic movie, Roxanne! Along the way, it would preserve its history, including a stunning courthouse. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail:…
 
For two years from 1936 to 1938, over 1,500 Canadians would travel to Spain, often on their own, to fight against Fascists in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Eventually forming into the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, over 600 never came home. To date, they are barely honoured in Canada. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.co…
 
Although the gargoyle as we know it today stems from medieval France, in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, an early form of the gargoyle took shape first. On this episode, as we gear up for Halloween, we thought we’d chip away at the stony exterior of gargoyles and see what historical goodies we can find.…
 
"Don't reach for the stars, reach for the flowers." One of the appealing aspects of humanistic psychology is it's embrace of the ordinary and it's emphasis on the fundamental goodness of human beings. Is it true that human nature is fundamentally good as humanists like Abraham Maslow say? Or is there too much evidence of greed and malevolence from …
 
The steamboat passed the port and he looked out at the brown, muddy water. The heat was failing and the humidity began to soak his clothes. Soon it would be twilight and the lighting bugs would begin to flash on the shoreline. As the boat moved downriver, he saw an old wooden raft hitched to a tree near the shore. It had a battered steering rudder,…
 
I've come to conclude we aren't a product of society but the stories we grew up listening and believing in. Follow the journey of understanding HUMANS, through its foundations laid by religions, in season 2 of History Encoded. . Website | https://www.historyencoded.com/ . Facebook group | https://www.facebook.com/groups/226772495732822 . Music Cred…
 
England's participation in the Western African trade started very slowly, and the slave trade was explicitly rejected by early English traders to Africa. Still, within 40 years, English participation in the slave trade became common, and England's most valuable colony (Barbados) had shifted to slavery as a labor source. This episode looks at the hi…
 
This week, Alyson is joined by John Driver, author of “Not So Black And White”, to discuss his book prior to it’s upcoming release. They also reveal what the big project is that Alyson has been working on! Pre-Order "Not So Black And White": https://amzn.to/39PUMRQ Learn More About The Book: www.notsoblackandwhitebook.com Follow John on Instagram @…
 
Today, in a shorter episode, I am looking at the history of Oakbank, Manitoba. From some great historical buildings, to its deep Indigenous history, there is plenty to see in this small rural community Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/craigbaird Instagram: @Bairdo37 Yo…
 
Known for its cheese, the community has a history that dates back to the Cariboo Gold Rush, and many buildings from the late-1800s still stand today in the community. It was also the town where I spent my childhood Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/craigbaird Instagram:…
 
Hauntings, as we all know, usually take place in places that have tragic histories. Throw in some paranormal conductors, like water, limestone or fault lines, and you have the makings for the next great scary movie. On this episode, we enter at our own risk three hospitals that were the final resting places for epidemic victims – victims who are sa…
 
One of the oldest European settlements in the Canadian Prairies, its history dates to the 1700s, and today that fur trade history is celebrated in the community, as is its connection to David Thompson. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/craigbaird Instagram: @Bairdo37 Yo…
 
Welcome to Uncovering History's fifteenth episode: The Yuba County Five This week in Uncovering History we will again delve into the shrouds of mystery to uncover the secrets of The Yuba County Five. Now this is another tremendously fascinating case that features five young men from Yuba City, California, in 1978. This is a case of tragedy and the …
 
This town, which is actually a geographical area made up of several towns, has a deep history that goes back over 200 years. Known for its many mills that helped fuel the early industries of Ontario, many of the original 150-year-old buildings still stand to this day. It was also the home for the orphans of the Armenian Genocide of the 1920s. Suppo…
 
The hometown of Brent Butt, it has the largest honey bee statue in the world, produces 10% of the honey in the province and is home to the largest gun shootout in the history of Western Canada! It also has a great museum, and some interesting stories to tell about its history. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: cra…
 
In popular culture, there is often a morbid fascination with the psychology of evil, but what about the psychology of good? Social Psychology may get most of the headlines, but Humanistic Psychology could have just as much to say about human behavior. In his book "Transcend," psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman investigates humanistic psychology from …
 
In the Season 3 Finale, we explore South Asia at the time of its most famous ancient figure: Ashoka Maurya, ruler of the largest empire seen in the subcontinent to that point. Anirudh meets a rude South Indian visiting one of Ashoka's inscriptions and hears the words of the emperor himself to uncover the nature, structure, and sobering truths about…
 
Welcome to Uncovering History's fourteenth episode: The Dyatlov Pass In today's episode we will step away from the norms of true crime to look at a mysterious event that occurred in Russia in 1959. This event is none other than the Dyatlov Pass incident. This is a fascinating story that delves into the details while trying to find a conclusion for …
 
This town, northwest of Edmonton, was an important stopping point on the Klondike Trail. Long before that, an Indigenous trail cut through the region, and the first letter from BC to Montreal travelled along that trail. Barrhead's history includes a dust-up over American and British flags, the custody battle over a moose and more! There have also b…
 
Bennett and Claiborne had control of Virginia, and two weeks later they went to Maryland to demand it renounce its loyalty to Lord Baltimore. When Marylanders refused, they took over the colony's government. Baltimore ordered his governor to fight to maintain the colony's government (and therefore, its stance of toleration toward Catholics), and th…
 
Located in southern Alberta, Picture Butte gets its name from a formation that has since disappeared, but the community remains. From its role in irrigating southern Alberta, to its role in becoming the Livestock Feeding Capital of Canada thanks to its many feed lots. Once home to a huge sugar factory, it continues to thrive and today features a wo…
 
In August 2019, The New York Times commemorated the four hundred-year anniversary of the first black Africans arriving in the New World by launching a long-form journalism project called the 1619 Project. Developed by Nikole Hannah-Jones, the project was designed to shift the focus of American history away from the American Revolution and hone in o…
 
The forgotten religion of the Ajivikas can tell us a great deal about the religions and empires of the early Gangetic Plains. Anirudh visits the medieval Jain site of Shravanabelagola near Bangalore, recounts the story of the mysterious Ajivika teacher Makkhali Goshala, and explains how the rise of the mighty empire of the Mauryas is connected to t…
 
Welcome to Uncovering History's thirteenth episode: Dennis Nilsen Today we will be digging into the life and death of Dennis Nilsen or the Muswell Hill Murderer as he was also sometimes known. Nilsen was famous for his heinous and vicious crimes that occurred in and around North London in the early 1980's. Join us as we work through the tragic even…
 
Today, I am looking at the life of Indigenous activist Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought against gender discrimination in the Indian Act. I also speak with the director of a new documentary about Mary. Find the film at: https://edmontonfilmfest.eventive.org/films/60f5f041561df800a3d0dd0b Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-…
 
Alyson is joined by author of "The Ambassador: Joseph P. Kennedy at the Court of St. James's 1938-1940”, Susan Ronald. Buy "The Ambassador": https://amzn.to/2YFyqjJ Watch The Interview: https://youtu.be/oykXrcoGFC0 Instagram: www.instagram.com/kennedydynasty Patreon: www.patreon.com/kennedydynasty Website: www.kennedydynasty.com Shop: www.kennedydy…
 
Blood is the life force of humans and animals alike. And so for thousands of years it was believed that blood would in turn give the gods life, which would make the gods want to do nice things for the people. These blood rituals weren’t just animal and human sacrifices, they also included small amounts of blood used in ritualistic ways. On this epi…
 
The invasion of Alexander III of Macedon is a landmark event in South Asian history. Join Anirudh as he explores the conqueror's camp, meets an Indian mercenary who served in Alexander's campaigns, and uncovers the mystery of the fall of the Nanda dynasty and the rise of the mighty Gangetic empire of the Mauryas that succeeded them. Anirudh is tryi…
 
Welcome to Uncovering History's twelfth episode: Jeffrey Dahmer - Part 2 In today's episode we'll be carrying on from where we left off at the end of part 1 which was the complaints being made by surrounding tenants in Dahmer's apartment flats. We'll then continue on, digging into the foiled crime that would ultimately lead to his arrest and subseq…
 
Welcome to Uncovering History's eleventh episode: Jeffrey Dahmer - Part 1 In today's episode we'll be looking into the life of the Milwaukee Cannibal, also known as Jeffrey Dahmer. This episode will delve into the violence, depravity and sadistic nature of one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. In part 1 we'll focus on his early life…
 
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