A weekly podcast hosted featuring Gordon Frye and various guests discussing history in the news, media, literature, politics, and everywhere else.
A weekly podcast hosted featuring Gordon Frye and various guests discussing history in the news, media, literature, politics, and everywhere else.
A fresh discussion of a wide variety of historic topics.
Rank #1: S05E03: The Battle of Midway.
Only six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, JapaneseAdmiral Isoroku Yamamoto sought to finish off what was left of the AmericanNavy. Circumstances would be different this time however as Americancodebreakers learned of the oncoming attack in advance. At the Battle of Midwaythe US Navy turned the tables on the Japanese and scored their biggest victoryof World War II’s Pacific Theater. Although the war was still far from over,many historians speculate that Midway was an early turning point in theconflict that would pay dividends in the years to come. On this episode wediscuss the Battle of Midway.
Rank #2: S05E07: Ia Drang: The Vietnam War Begins.
For three days in November of 1965 Americans soldiers foundthemselves surrounded by an unseen enemy in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Inwhat would become the first battle of the Vietnam War, US troops squared offwith the People’s Army of Vietnam in the Ia Drang Valley. Badly outnumbered andundersupplied, the American troops fought to defend a tiny clearing in a denserainforest non-stop for over fifty hours. Though the communist forces wereultimately pushed back by the awesome airpower of the United States, the NorthVietnamese gained valuable intelligence on how to wage war against the enemysuperpower. For US citizens watching at home and abroad, the battle of the IaDrang Valley was sent a clear message that the Vietnam War was far from over,and was only just beginning. On this episode we discuss the Battle of the IaDrang Valley.
This is a podcast about the greatest military battles and campaigns that changed the course of history for non-military listeners.
Rank #1: Episode 5 - The Battle of Gettysburg - 1-3 July 1863.
The greatest military battle ever fought on the North American continent, Gettysburg has often been considered the turning point of the American Civil War. Flushed with success from its smashing rout of the Union forces at Chancellorsville in May 1863, the Confederate government agreed to the audacious plan of their commander, Robert E. Lee, to invade the north and force a final showdown with the dispirited Union army in Pennsylvania. Only four days before the battle, President Lincoln replaced the Joseph Hooker, disgraced commander of the Army of the Potomac, with the taciturn Gordon Meade who immediately faced the prospect of another humiliating defeat that might break the Union will to fight on. In this podcast, we will learn how the unknown Meade managed to save the Union and defeat a seemingly invincible army that began a cascade of Union victories culminating at Appomattox less than two years later.
Rank #2: Episode 4 - The Battle of Waterloo - 18 June 1815.
The most famous battle of all time, Waterloo reached iconic status within days as news of the defeat of the greatest military leader in Europe spread throughout Europe, just as the return of Napoleon from exile in Elba had done 100 days earlier. In a desperate bid to quickly defeat the Duke of Wellington and his Prussian ally, Field Marshal Gebhard Blutcher, Napoleon marched north from Paris to the border of modern day Belgium and quickly defeated the Prussians at Ligny, dispatching them back to Germany and leaving him alone with Wellington's Anglo-Dutch-German force ... or so he thought. A series of mistakes and blunders uncharacteristic of the man Wellington once said was equivalent to another 40,000 men, let victory slip away on that fateful day in June when the Napoleonic era came to an end once and for all. Here it all on this podcast ...
A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.
Rank #1: 100 These Desert Places of the Earth.
The Great War was by no means restricted to Europe. In this episode, we begin an occasional series examining the war in Africa.
Rank #2: 001 Age of Empires.
We take a brief look at the world as it is on 1 January 1901--the birthday of the twentieth century.
A fortnightly military history podcast looking at all aspect of war throughout the ages.
Rank #1: 2003 Vlad Dracula, Prince of Wallachia - Part 1.
In December 1476, two monks from the monastery of Snagov, about forty kilometers north of Bucharest, stumbled upon a bloody, mangled, headless corpse. Recognizing the clothing, the monks secretly interred the body in the monastery's crypt. The head, meanwhile, made its way to Constantinople where it was put on display. The body belonged to the newly returned prince, Vlad, who was at the time known as 'the Impaler', but history knows him by a different name - Dracula. Dur: 39mins File: .mp3
Rank #2: 2101 The Cushing Brothers - Part 1.
Three brothers born in the 1830s in the Wisconsin Territory left a remarkable legacy of bravery, loyalty and determination through their service to the Union during the American Civil War. William, Alonzo and Howard Cushing each fought in separate theaters of that war and their combined service represents a remarkable mosaic of the Union soldier's experience. In the words of biographer Jamie Malinowski, "The Cushing brothers had an astonishing ability to show up at the Civil War's most important moments." Due: 27mins File: .mp3
American biography is a podcast that looks at American history by following the course of human events and examining the lives of important, if less discussed, Americans who have exerted great influence upon the nation's development. It's the American story told through Americans' stories.
Rank #1: Marshall Ep. 2 - John Marshall Goes to War.
The events that precipitated the American Revolution are discussed. John Marshall joins the militia."The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. More from this artist is available at Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Marshall Ep. 3 - Delenda est Norfolk.
John Marshall is in his first battle, watches Norfolk burn to the ground and joins the Continental Army.Music for American Biography: "The Star - Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. More from this artist is available at Snoopy 20111 on SoundCloud. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
A podcast telling the story of history's great explorers, from the early classical voyages of exploration to modern times.
Rank #1: Episode 2 - The Voyage of Hanno the Navigator.
In this episode, we explore the thrilling and terrifying journeyof the Carthaginian explorer Hanno the Navigator south along thecoast of West Africa, and examine the indirect way in whichthe details about his voyage have come down to us.
Rank #2: Episode 3A - Pytheas the Massaliot's Journey to Britain.
In this episode, we follow the first part of Pytheas the Massaliot's travels to the little-known northern regions of Europe, as he reaches first the peninsula of Brittany, and then, the southern coast of Cornwall.
HITM uses character focused storytelling to convey the ideas of the past that have shaped us today. We dive into wars and politics to see how the values of nations and their populations have reacted to the world around them. This is social evolution and biography wrapped in storytelling. This is History in the Making. HITM is currently in Season 1. Season 1 covers much of the classical age of Greece including the “invention” of democracy, the Persian Wars, politics of Pericles and Themistocles, the Golden Age, the Peloponnesian Wars, and much more.
Rank #1: 1: The Athenian Shield.
Greece, as we recognize it, begins where the Dark Age ends. We meet some of the earliest known reformers that drop the first hints of democracy in reaction to the stresses of coming out of the Dark Age. This episode covers approximately 1200 BC – 594 BC.
Rank #2: 19: They Created A Desert.
Bolstered by a recent victory, Athens follows Cleon further into war in hopes of achieving absolute victory. There are many areas where victory is needed. Once back on the streets of the city we meet Socrates who is busy asking everybody he can irritating questions. Questioning your assumptions may be the basis to a true understanding of yourself and society, although it can be very frightening. This episode covers approximately 425 B.C. – 422 B.C.
Dr. History's audio stories of the Old West. Stories of Cowboys, Indians, Mountain men, pioneers, the Oregon Trail, miners, cattle drives, stagecoach and bank robbers, the cavalry, outlaws and lawmen, some famous and some you have never heard of. From the Custer Battlefield to the Klondike to Indian battles to buried treasure and lost mines to the early explorers. I love telling true stories that shaped the old west.
Rank #1: Lewis and Clark.
John Colter's horse was stolen by some Teton Sioux indians, this could have been the end of the expedition. Chief Black Buffalo demanded more gifts, so a visit to the indian village and a few "carrots" of tobacco and the expedition was able to continue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Bigfoot.
Was there really a "Bigfoot"? Yes, not a myth, he was a very large man who was jilted by a girl and turned bad. His days ended in a gun battle. Also, a short story about a stagecoach that ended up at the bottom of the Snake River. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Of Some Very Famous People You've Never Really Heard Of...In Less Than An Hour.
Rank #1: Edgar Allan Poe (Volume 1, Podcast 6).
Podcast situated beneath photographs Edgar Allan Poe, only days after his suicide attempt, 1848 Virginia Clemm Poe, the only likeness of Poe’s wife that exists. Maria Clemm Rufus Griswold Sarah Helen Whitman Elmira Royster Shelton Edgar Allan Poe Tomb, Westminster Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, (Philip D. Gibbons photo)
Rank #2: Robert E. Lee (Volume 2, Episode 10, Part 1).
Scroll Down For Podcast Robert E. Lee, 1845, With Son Robert E. Lee’s Wife And Daughter Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, Photo Taken Only Weeks Before His Death Lee and Jackson Commemorative Stamp, With Lee’s Ancestral Home, Stratford Hall
I came, I saw, I podcasted
Rank #1: War of the Worlds - EP 1 - Intro / Early Islamic Conquest.
Our journey begins with the rise of Islam. Despite incredible hardships, that at times nearly lead to extinction, the Arabian people unite and bring a new religion and community to the world stage. Contribute to the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Music by Paul Avgerinos: http://www.roundskymusic.com Video Podcast Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdqFW8RWfQk&t=1005s
Rank #2: Punic Wars - Part I - Prelude.
Rome and Carthage, two names that imply great civilization, were destined for conflict. Their expansion was only outdone by their ambition and thus the stage was set for one of the largest conflicts of Western Civilization. In this episode, we begin with the prelude to that led to this conflagration. Video Companion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j_hQIY2kJU
World War I created many of the political, cultural, and economic fault lines of the world today. Produced by the MacArthur Memorial, this podcast explores the causes, the major players, the battles, the technology, and the popular culture of World War I.
Rank #1: The USS Olympia in World War I.
This podcast features an interview with Megan Good, the director of the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. The Independence Seaport Museum is currently the home of the U.S.S. Olympia – a vessel that served as Commodore George Dewey’s flagship during the Battle of Manila Bay in the Spanish American War. By World War I the Olympia was no longer a match for the larger, faster ships born of the early 20th Century naval arms race, but she still had some important roles left to play. Whether her mission was diplomacy, humanitarian aid, or peacekeeping, the Olympia was kept busy during the war. Much beloved by the American public, after the war the Olympia would also be selected to carry the body of the Unknown Soldier of World War I back to the United States. In many respects, the Olympia has become a forgotten story of World War I.
Rank #2: The Miracle on the Marne.
On September 4, 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II exulted: “It is the 35th day!” The 35th day of the war had a very significant meaning to the German General Staff. The Schlieffen Plan anticipated a victory over France within 35-40 days of combat. This would allow Germany to avoid a damaging two front war and would leave the Germany army with plenty of time to turn and crush the Tsar’s newly mobilized forces in the East. With the Allied armies in retreat and the French government abandoning Paris, on day 35 the Kaiser and his staff were confidently looking forward to the decisive battle that would end the war in the West. By day 40 however, far from menacing Paris or completing the envelopment of British and French forces, the German forces were in retreat. In what was later referred to as the Miracle of the Marne, the beleaguered British and French forces pushed the German armies back – ultimately saving France and denying the German’s the quick victory they needed to win the war. This 1st Battle of the Marne would prove a strategic victory for the Allies but would also usher in trench warfare and the deadly stalemate that would forever characterize the nature of World War I.
A History of the United States. A podcast charting the history of the United States of America from the foundation of Jamestown to the end of the cold war, covering political, military, economic, social and cultural history.
Rank #1: Episode 2 - Jamestown: The Voyage.
This week we begin the real narrative. We look at the foundation of the Virginia Company, the failed settlement of St. George's Fort, North Virginia, and the voyage of the ships which would found Jamestown. Also included are a witty observation by Thomas Jefferson about the weather and the worst Back to the Future joke ever.
Rank #2: Episode 119 - The Cherokee War.
This week we cover the event that dominated the southern colonies in the early 1760s, the Cherokee War.
A chronological look at the origins and battles of the First World War from 1890-1920.
Rank #1: 03: Woe Unto My Poor Grandchildren.
After the formation of Germany, Bismarck's primary concern was finding a place for the Second Reich in Europe; events in the Balkans would drive the Austro-Hungarians into a military alliance by 1879.
Rank #2: 52: Into the Breach Part 1- Thiepval and the Schwaben Redoubt .
We begin our discussion of July 1st by examining X Corps' attack on Thiepval village.
The podcast focuses on the lives and times of great historical figures that have mostly fallen through the cracks of our collective memories. We may have heard of these people, but they don't get the attention that some do. Here, they get their due. http://almostforgotten.squarespace.com on Twitter: @thealmostforgot
Rank #1: Episode 1.3 - Mithridates the Great.
Episode 1.3 is about Mithridates the Great, who created an empire to rival that of Rome itself, and was called by Cicero "The greatest king since the time of Alexander the Great" Sources:Adrienne Meyer, The Poison King, The Life and Legend of Mithridates, Rome's Deadliest EnemyCassius Dio, Roman HistoryAppian, Mithridatic WarsNames Mentioned:ArchelausCimmerian BosporusFimbriaFlaccusLucius Licinius MurenaLucullusMariusMarcus MariusQuintus SertoriusPompey the GreatSullaTigranes the Great
Rank #2: Episode 2.1 - The Diadochi Part 1 - Partitions and Alliances.
The Diadochi were the successors to Alexander the Great. Upon his early and surprising death, with no obvious heir, his leading generals fought over his empire. Sources:Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotecha Historica (Library of History)James Romm, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His EmpireRobin Waterfield, Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's EmpirePlutarch, Parallel LivesPolyaenus, StrategemsNames MentionedAlexander the GreatAntipaterCraterusDemosthenesOlympiusPhilip II of MacedonRoxane
An automated daily podcast that covers an event from today in history.
Rank #1: Today In History - December 06, 1907: The Monongah coal mine disaster.
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Rank #2: Today In History - March 03, 1991: Police brutality caught on video.
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