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.
Positive psychology—with Martin Seligman. During the 1960s the field of psychology focussed on the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms, and how to reduce people’s misery. Professor Martin Seligman wanted to change that focus. He’s become known as the Father of Positive Psychology, and he’s had a profound influence worldwide. In Part 1 of our 2 programs with Martin Seligman, hear him address an exclusive audience in Australia on happiness and human flourishing.
How Journaling Can Make You 25% Happier (TPS154). Journaling is a bit of a buzzword in the productivity space, but with good reason. And in this episode, Mike and Brooks explain why it’s so important. They dive into the many benefits of journaling, and share 5 tips for making journaling actionable and effective. They explain how to implement a journaling habit, recommend some different tools and apps you can use, and explain how to make the habit stick. If you’ve never understood why you should journal or you have trouble doing it consistently, then this episode is for you.Get Podcast UpdatesDo you want to get an email with shownotes each time a podcast goes live? Then let us know where to send the updates by entering your first name and email. Cheat SheetWhy there’s a stigma associated with journaling (and why’s it isn’t true) [1:39]The benefits that come from pairing journaling and meditation [5:13]How journaling increases your mindfulness [7:53]The ways that journaling actually increases the likelihood that you will actually achieve your goals [9:55]How journaling strengthens self-discipline and improves communication skills [14:15]Why many people do something called “morning pages” and how it sets their day up for success [18:24]Why you don’t need to take a long time each day to journal (it’s the consistency that counts) [20:27]Why it is so important to keep your journal positive [24:09]The benefits of keeping a gratitude journal and how it impacts your outlook on your life [26:07]Why it is important to see the gains you’ve made by reviewing your journal [32:17]How to use journaling to identify pain points in your life so you can fix and solve them [36:38]AE recommendations for digital journals and apps you can use [38:38]Why you might want to use an analog journal and the benefits of pen and paper [48:42]Why it is so important for you to pick a time to journal that works for you and stick to it [55:03]Using automation and prompts to make journaling more efficient [58:24]5 tips to make the most of your journaling experience [1:04:56]Why you should review your journal on a regular basis [1:06:19]LinksSELF JournalTPS2: How to Get Started with JournalingTPS69: Journaling w/ Kendra WrightHow to Take Massive Action on Your Goals by Implementing the 12 Week Year Effectively (TPS138)The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months10% Happier by Dan HarrisHuffington Post “10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal”MoodnotesDay OneThe Five Minute JournalTextExpanderEvernoteLaunch Center ProJourney appBaron Fig notebooksField NotesMoleskineRhodia notebookBullet JournalMiracle MorningIf you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here’s how.
#12 Jesse. Four years ago, Jesse was hit by a car and nearly died. Now he wants to find the driver. And thank him.CreditsHeavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Kalila Holt. The senior producer is Kaitlin Roberts.Editing by Jorge Just, Alex Blumberg, and Wendy Dorr.Special thanks to Emily Condon, Saidu Tejan-Thomas, and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Kate Bilinski. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, and Edwin, with additional music by Chris Zabriskie, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Charles Smith, Visager, Graham Barton, and Katie Mullins. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw.
83- Heyoon. Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alex Goldman was a misfit. Bored and disaffected and angry, he longed for a place to escape to. And then he found Heyoon. The only way to find out about Heyoon for someone to … Continue reading →
Rank #1: BPA S01E06: The Heroes of Flight 93, September 11th, 2001. On September 11th 2001, United Flight 93 out of Newark, NJ was hijacked by four Al-Qaeda terrorists. After the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked, forty men and women onboard Flight 93 launched a counteroffensive against the terrorists that hijacked their airplane. In the end the plane crashed in a field outside of Shanksville, PA, but the brave passengers of Flight 93 gave their lives to save countless others. On this episode are guests are author Tom McMillan and NPS Superintendent Keith Newlin...spared no expense
Rank #2: BPA S03E05: JEB Stuart's Folly: The Siege of Carlisle. On July 1st, 1863 Confederate General JEB Stuart launched a bold attack on the Pennsylvania city of Carlisle. Unbeknownst to "The Last Cavalier," as he shelled the town the rest of the Army of Northern Virginia was engaged in a fierce battle thirty miles south at Gettysburg. Though Stuart was victorious, Robert E. Lee himself would later claim that the cavalry commander's absence was a critical component of the Union's legendary victory. On this episode our guests are author JD Petruzzi and US Army War College Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard Sommers...spared no expense.
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 ...
Rank #1: 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
Rank #2: The Real Cowboys. Cowboys lived by a strict code of the West, they were hard working and loyal. They faced danger from rattlesnakes, bad weather and wild cows.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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: 2308 Samurai - Part 1. The term samurai is a word that is almost universally recognized around the world. This is somewhat unusual for a historically based word, particularly for one that traces its origins back to a culture as unique as 10th century Japan. The image conjured by the term samurai for most people is that of a fierce, sword wielding warrior, and while somewhat cliché, is not entirely incorrect. And yet for a historical word and group that is so widely known, very few people really know anything else about these famed warrior figures of Japan's feudal past. Dur: 30mins File: .mp3
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.
Rank #1: Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Part 1. In Part 1 of our series, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark prepare to lead the Corps of Discovery west in an attempt to reach the Pacific Ocean. In this episode, we go into the background of the Louisiana Territory, discuss the man most responsible for the expedition (Thomas Jefferson), and look into the backgrounds of Lewis and Clark. We then get the two men to St. Louis as they assemble their expedition - and prepare to head into the unknown.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery - Part 2. Lewis and Clark head up the Missouri River in the spring of 1804. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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: 04: Opposites Attract: The Franco-Russian Alliance. In 1890 Wilhelm II dismissed Bismarck, allowing the French to break out of isolation; the British face a looming crisis in the years after 1894.
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: Alexander Hamilton, (Volume 2, Episode 1). Scroll Down For the Podcast Alexander Hamilton, First Secretary of the US Treasury Crossing the Delaware, December 25, 1776 Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Aaron Burr
Rank #1: Marshall Ep. 21 - Meet the New Boss. John Marshall takes over at the head of the Supreme Court. Thomas Jefferson and his Republican allies take over the other branches of the government. Reforms are made by all! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Marshall Ep 23 - Purge. Some Republicans in Congress try to arrest the development of an independent judiciary by striking back at the Marshall Court. Chris Stewart (History of China) and Benjamin Jacobs (Wittenburg to Westphalia) explain impeachment."Star Spangled Banner" performed by Logan Hardin. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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.
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: 3: The Spartan Legacy. Sparta is more than spears, although there are also plenty of spears. We wade through the murky history of Sparta while watching their migration into Greece. As much as we think of Spartans as Greek, they claim their heritage from the north… and from Hercules. This episode covers approximately 1,200 BC – 500 BC. As a side note, I have a cold so this episode sounds partially underwater at times. Learn more about your ad choices.
Rank #1: Episode 11 - The JFK Assassination. On episode eleven of American History Too! we delve into one of the most chilling moments in US history – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22nd, 1963. To aid us in the voyage through fear, conspiracy, and legend we are joined by the University of Glasgow’s Fraser McCallum. What is uncontested about that day? What are the most plausible and most outlandish conspiracy theories to prosper in the fifty years since the assassination? Why do these conspiracies matter? And how were Lyndon Johnson and Bobby Kennedy the original conspiracy theorists? Finally, does the myth of the fallen President match the reality of the Kennedy presidency? Find out all this and more on this episode of American History Too!We’ll be back with our next podcast on the Vietnam War in the next two weeks.Cheers,Mark and Malcolm Reading/Viewing List- Kathryn Olmsted, Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War 1 to 9/11(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)- William Manchester, The Death of a President: November 20–November 25, 1963 (US: Harper & Row, 2013)- (Film) - Dir. Oliver Stone, JFK (1991) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Episode 35 - In God We Trust? Religion and the American Civil War. On Episode 35 of American History Too! we're joined by the University of Hull's Rachel Williams to discuss the role that religion played in the American Civil War. Rachel guides us through the evolution of religion from the founding years through to the antebellum era and the effect it had on the emerging country. What effect did relgion have in justifying slavery in the South? Has religion in the US benefitted from not having a predetermined state religion? And what was the effect of the Second Great Awakening? We then discuss how religion shaped the experience of the Civil War and how it impacted both the Northern and Southern cause. Finally, Rachel reflects on how the Civil War experience impacted upon religion going forward and offers us a sneak preview of next month's episode. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did. Cheers, Mark and MalcolmLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.
Rank #1: Episode 5.1 - Ur-Nammu. Ur-Nammu was the first king of the Sumerian Third Dynasty of Ur. He helped restore native dominance in Sumer after centuries of foreign rule, instituted reforms and rebuilt the Sumerian infrastructure, and helped usher in the final era of Sumerian rule in Mesopotamia under the Neo-Sumerian Empire. Sources:Henry Freeman, Sumerians: A History From Beginning to EndPaul Kriwazczek, Babylon – Mesopotamia and the Birth of CivilizationSamuel Noah Kramer, “The Death of Ur-Nammu and His Descent to the Netherworld,” Journal of Cuneiform StudiesC. J. Gadd, The Cambridge Ancient History, CHAPTER XXII - BABYLONIA, c. 2120–1800 B.C. Names Mentioned:AmoritesElamEnlilEriduGilgameshSargon of AkkadUrukUtu-Hengel
Rank #2: 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 #1: 01 The Peacemaker. The Five Nations of the Iroquois were locked in centuries of war, revenge killings, hate and cannibalism. Then a mysterious Huron man appeared on a quest to unite the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca peoples together under the Great Law of Peace. This would become the Iroquois Confederacy. A Native American government with equal rights and a representative government that left Europeans in bewilderment. These are the histories and legends of the Haudenosaunee. The People of the Longhouse. Sources- Iroquoia: The Development of a Native World (The Iroquois and Their Neighbors) 2005 by William Engelbrecht Seneca Myths and Folk Tales by Arthur C. Parker Kayanlaˀ Kówa – Great Law of Peace -The Peace Maker & Hiawatha - Traditional Haudenosaunee oral history.
Rank #2: 26 The French and Indian War I: George Washington and the Half-King. The Year is 1753 and the French, English, and the Mingo Iroquois are about to light a powder keg that will turn into a world war. A 21 year old soldier sets out to deliver a message with an Iroquois Viceroy to a French Fort. Sources: THE WAR THAT MADE AMERICA BY FRED ANDERSON GUYASUTA AND THE FALL OF INDIAN AMERICA BY BRADY J. CRYTZER BRADDOCK'S DEFEAT BY DAVID L. PRESTON THE JOURNAL OF MAJOR GEORGE WASHINGTON BY GEORGE WASHINGTON