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The Born Yesterday Podcast

A weekly look at those interesting bits of history that have gotten lost in the cushions.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

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004 - Cortes and the Fall of the Aztecs

The story of how Cortes did - and didn't - conquer Mexico.


28 Aug 2013

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005 - The Norse Settlement on Newfoundland

How some vikings beat Columbus to the New World by five centuries.


11 Sep 2013

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009 - The Rise of Carthage

Finally, the Carthaginians get their fifteen minutes of fame.


6 Nov 2013

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008 - The Emperor and Empress of the United States

The extraordinary lives of Joshua Norton and Jose Sarria of San Francisco.


23 Oct 2013

Rank #4

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012 - The End of Carthage

No earth was salted in the making of this episode.


2 Apr 2014

Rank #5

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010 - The First Punic War

Or, how to lose a war with the Roman Republic.


20 Nov 2013

Rank #6

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011 - Hannibal and the Second Punic War

Hannibal wasn't an ordinary opponent. Then again, neither were the Romans.


19 Mar 2014

Rank #7

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007 - The Legend of Woody Guthrie

How Woody Guthrie became a household name. It's all about who you know.


9 Oct 2013

Rank #8

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013 - The Egg War of 1863

Like they say, you can't make an omelette without shots being fired.


9 Apr 2014

Rank #9

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018 - Sea Shanties

Sing the songs of 19th century sailors at your local shantysing.


17 Dec 2014

Rank #10