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Battlecast is the world’s foremost podcast about war and it’s sociopolitical impact. Each month Dr. Luke Wolf works to bring you an unfiltered understanding of the most important battles and wars of mankind’s history. The official motto of the show: “not left, not right: above,” provides a fresh look at the conventional understandings found in history books. So pull up a chair, grab a beer, and join the conversation.
 
Servicemembers from across the military, sharing their accounts of combat and survival. Hosted by sports talk radio host and Army veteran, Mark Zinno, this podcast brings you firsthand accounts of war, with a perspective you only get from someone who has lived through it. From WWII to Vietnam, Somalia, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hear inspirational stories of service and resiliency from those who have fought on and off the battlefield!
 
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
A history podcast looking at all aspects of WWII, military history, social history, the battles, the campaigns, tanks, gun and other equipment, the politics and those who ran the war. I look at it all. With WW2 slipping from living memory I aim to look at different historical aspects of the Second World War. In each episode of the WWII Podcast I interview an expert on a subject. No topics are out of bounds (as yet), and I cover the military history side of the war as well as looking the home ...
 
History's Best Authors join host Jon Hagadorn to discuss their recent works on subjects that include heroes, legends, histories & mysteries. Some topics: WWII, stories and biographies, lost civilizations, paranormal events, unexplained disappearances, scandals, disasters, and more. Episodes weekly, providing incredible insights to history. Join us every Sunday night at 8 pm ET anywhere great podcasts are found. 1001 History's Best Authors is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Network. Website ...
 
World War II Chronicles is a weekly look back to 'This Week in World War II, 75 Years Ago.' Originally produced in coordination with the National Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the war, World War II Chronicles features original newsreel reports and archival footage to tell the story as it happened, week by week. Hosted by famed World War II newsreel anchor Ed Herlihy, World War II Chronicles is produced by the American Veterans Center.
 
Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Andrew Hammond (https://www.spymuseum.org/press/press-archive/2020-press-releases/spy-museum-names-andrew-hammon/) , the museum's historian and curator. Dr. Hammond specializes in intelligence, diplomatic, and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Muse ...
 
We're Back on https://www.spreaker.com/show/cold-war-radio Cold War Radio is an effort to ensure this period in our history is not forgotten or rewritten. The show provides analysis of current events as well as reflections into the post WWII decades. Your Host Hutch Bailie Jr. mans the Northeast Command deep down in the Bunker, Co host Ward Miller is back on Monday's also from Pittsburgh, Co host Stacy Rush runs the political desk from Atlanta and our newest member Sal hails from western Pen ...
 
Words of War was an anthology of war stories, "told by the men and women who have seen them happen." It was produced in cooperation with the Council on Books in Wartime, promising "stories of the battlefronts, of behind-the-scenes diplomacy, of underground warfare, of the home front, of action on the seas." Each show was to be "a living record of this war and things for which we fought."
 
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
The Ration Project is a one-year adventure in living history. Join hosts Mrs. Jay and Mrs. Hart, and listen, read, or cook along as they recreate World War II grocery lists, menu plans, and recipes from the home fronts of Great Britain and the United States! WWII era music, news lifted from papers of the day, period authentic rationing rules, and two very likeable hosts come together to create a podcast which brings history to life in modern day application! Follow along or join in at http:/ ...
 
The DJ DORAN SHOW is a Chicago based radio show/podcast Hosted by DJ DORAN. DJ is the CEO of Aequalitas Media the largest LGBTQ print/digital media agency in the country, publisher of the premier LGBTQ travel magazine, Gaycation, the President of NEMA (The National Equality Media Association) The nations only Non Profit media organization consisting of a group of almost 100 print publishers and digital content creators and PIC (Pilot in Command) of the PrideFlight Project (a bid to fly a WWI ...
 
UNC-TV Presents North Carolina's WWII Experience: To Honor A Generation - In the early 1940s, they went from North Carolina farms to Fayetteville and then to France, from Edenton to Europe, the Pacific, and beyond in defense of our country and our values. WWII veterans are now dying as a rate of 40-50 a day, and as they die, their memories die with them. It is time to honor this generation and give them the opportunity to tell their stories You can subscribe to a MP3 version of the entire se ...
 
Between 1942 and 1945, the US government locked up tens of thousands of Japanese American citizens not because of anything they’d done but because of who they were. Scapegoat Cities is a podcast that helps you know and feel what this episode of mass injustice was. Each episode tells one true and moving human story drawn from historian Eric Muller’s two decades of research, reminding us of the devastating harm that can arise when a frightened nation turns against its own people.
 
The world is facing the largest displacement crisis since WWII as a number of humanitarian emergencies rage on. Grant Gordon and Ravi Gurumurthy from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have in-depth conversations with leading humanitarians, foreign policymakers, and innovators to understand how they think about, and tackle these global crises. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Radzyn is the legendary village where those who remain authentic to their personal truths have prospered in secret for centuries. As WWII approaches, and Europe enters her darkest years, each man, woman and child will be tested to see who can stay, and who cannot.
 
The History of Aotearoa New Zealand Podcast is a chronological and narrative telling of the history of New Zealand. Each episode we tell the story of our island nation in an interesting and informative way! Join us to learn more about what made Aotearoa what is today from the first settlement by Tangata Whenua, The Treaty of Waitangi, The Land Wars, The King Movement, WWII and a whole host of other topics! I recommend listening in order as that will give you a fuller and deeper understanding ...
 
Theft of the Master has been described as the Boys from Brazil meets The Da Vinci Code —Kirkus Private Investigator Al Hershey takes the reader across the globe in his search for a young woman's killer. Hired by the girl's parents to look into her "accidental" death Al finds he is in the middle of a more than a murder investigation. Modern day Nazis and a stolen renaissance sculpture all play a part in this intricate character driven tale of promises and deceit.
 
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Chicago police officer Eric Wolforth joins John Williams to talk about the journey a stack of love letters from the World War II era took him on after he found them abandoned in an alleyway. Then, he shares what happened after he searched for the family of the couple who wrote the letters. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790172/The_1940s_love_let…
 
Frank Sisson and Robert Wise talk about the WWII military history book “I Marched With Patton” Check out this book here https://amzn.to/3lQUOwO Interview Summary Frank Sisson joined the US Army in 1943 at the age of 18. He went into the artillery and fought in Europe alongside Patton’s forces. He wrote his memoir with Robert Wise and I spoke to the…
 
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Lois Bouton asked to join the U.S. Coast Guard but was told it did not accept women. The very next year, the policy changed and the Coast Guard Women's Reserve was born. Bouton joined in 1943, became a boot camp instructor and later served as a radioman along the Atlantic Coast. Almost 30 years later, in h…
 
On March 2, 2020, Watson Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Kertzer was granted access to the Vatican Apostolic Archives -- formerly known as the Vatican’s ‘secret archives.’ David used the opportunity to explore the records of Pope Pius XII, who led the church during World War II, and whose role in that war is still a source of heated …
 
An infantryman, looking for the next challenge in his military career, Gary Garza decided to try out for Special Forces Selection. After completing Ranger and Sniper Schools with the 101st Airborne, it only made sense that the next step was getting his Green Beret and embarking on a long career in Special Operations. That's exactly what Garza did, …
 
Historian H.W. Brands' new book, 'The Zealot and the Emancipator' looks at two very different 19th century leaders, John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. Brown was a militant abolitionist who embraced violence and was hanged after he tried to spark an insurrection at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. President Lincoln resisted conflict as long as possible, hoping…
 
State Senator Jim Oberweis joins John Williams to back up his campaign ad’s depiction of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood standing for looting and rioting. That’s even after the Chicago Sun-Times graded the ad “false,” on the grounds of having been the ones to interview Congresswoman Underwood themselves. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790176/Stat…
 
WGN-TV meteorologist Demetrius Ivory joins John Williams to describe the type of cold we expect this winter. He explains what the NOAA forecast of warmer, drier weather can indicate about winter weather. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790168/WGN-TV_Meteorologist_Demetrius_Ivory_I_don_t_want_to_give_people_the_idea_that_a_warmer_Winter_means_it_s…
 
John asked you to chime in on the show with how your parenting experience has been with students in hybrid or remote learning. And, one teacher joins the show to describe her experience teaching band through a computer screen. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790167/Parents_and_a_teacher_catch_us_up_on_how_the_school_year_has_been_so_far_2020-10-1…
 
Senate Democrats have released a report encouraging voters to be patient as some states won't have counted all ballots on election night. We walk through the different scenarios that could take place. Also, we talk with Robert Rosenberg, the CEO of Dunkin' Donuts for 35 years, about his new book "Around the Corner to Around the World: A Dozen Lesso…
 
Many families are having tough conversations about whether or not they should gather for Thanksgiving this year as the pandemic continues. Dr. Carlos del Rio discusses how to gather in a way that minimizes the risk of spreading COVID-19. And, what if everything we've been believed about America being a meritocracy — where hard work will bring succe…
 
Dear Marion – Just thought I’d write and let you know I got through Friday the 13th O.K. Knew you’d be worried. G’night. Love, Dip Tues. Oct. 17, 1944 So. Pacific Dear Mom & Dad – First of all I’ll get the business out of the way – enclosed you’ll find (I hope) a money order for one hundred ($100) smackaroos to help pad my little “after-war” accoun…
 
Charles the Great, known as Charlemagne and the father of Europe, created an empire which would last 1,000 years. To secure it he fought continuously, on multiple fronts, throughout his long reign. Charlemagne came to power at a time when Europe was made up of many small kingdoms and principalities. Since the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th cen…
 
The mayor of San Francisco, London Breed says the priority during COVID should be getting students back in the classroom. Mexico’s former defense secretary was arrested at LAX on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. A French teacher was beheaded for showing images of Muhammed to a class. Bryan gives an update on Armenia and Azerbaijan and…
 
Married Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker both contracted COVID in the spring, just as theaters went dark. Burstein was starring in 'Moulin Rouge' at the time. Burstein's case was severe and he nearly died. Luker's case was mild, but it came soon after she had been diagnosed with ALS. They talk with Terry Gross about how their illness…
 
As a teen, Heidi Schreck debated the Constitution in competitions. Later she realized it had failed to protect four generations of women in her family. "I believed it was perfect. I believed it was a tool of justice. I did not realize as a 15-year-old girl how profoundly I had been left out of it. I didn't realize that it didn't protect me," Schrec…
 
Political analysts have long predicted that increased voter turnout by Latinos would shift U.S. politics to the left. But to assume all Latinos are Democrats erases the long history of Latino GOP support. Author of "The Hispanic Republican" Geraldo Cadava joins us. And, we speak with one of the researchers at Columbia University who says COVID-19 m…
 
Better Business Bureau and CEO of Chicago and Northern Illinois President Steve Bernas joins John Williams to explain what happened in the case of a WGN colleague whose identity was stolen for unemployment. And Steve explains what to do if that happens to you. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3789895/Better_Business_Bureau_Identity_theft_is_still_t…
 
Chicago Tribune Reporter Jeremy Gorner joins John Williams to describe what happened the night former CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel by police, and why the jobs of those police are now in question. That’s just the most recent development of the story, back in the news this week. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/37898…
 
Dr. Kevin Most, chief medical officer at the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, joins John Williams to respond to Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s advice that everyone should wear masks in the house. And Dr. Most has some advice of his own about the upcoming holidays and answers more of your COVID pandemic questions. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3…
 
Bro History Left VS Right Wing Domestic Terrorism According to the FBI, the greatest terror threat we face is posed by lone actors radicalized online by left-wing and/or right-wing extremists. On the far-left you have groups such as Antifa, which is a decentralized network of militants that oppose what they believe are fascist. On the far-right you…
 
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