Two women. Half the population. Several thousand years of history. About an hour.
New York City history is America's history. It's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?
Rank #1: #100 Robert Moses.
EPISODE 100 We obviously had to spend our anniversary show with the Power Broker himself, everybody's favorite Parks Commissioner -- Robert Moses. A healthy debate about Moses will divide your friends, and we provide the resources to make your case for both sides. Robert Moses was one of the most powerful men in New York from the late 1920s until the late 1960s, using multiple appointed positions in state and local government to make his vast dream of a modern New York comes to fruition. That dream included glorious parkways and gravity-defying bridges. It also included parking lots and the wholesale destruction of thousands of homes. World's fairs and innovative housing complexes. Elevated highways plowed through residential neighborhoods -- straight through Harlem, midtown Manhattan, and SoHo.We get into the trenches of some of Moses's most renown and controversial projects -- the splendor of Jones Beach; the revolutionary parks and pools; the tragedy of the Cross Bronx Expressway, and his signature project, the Triborough Bridge. What side will you come down on -- did Robert Moses give New York City the resources it needs to excel in the 20th century, or did he hasten its demise with short-sighted, malignant vision? www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Rank #2: #54 The Creation of Central Park.
Come with us to the beginnings of New York's most popular and most ambitious park -- from the inkling of an idea to the arduous construction. Learn who got uprooted and find out who the park was REALLY intended for.www.boweryboyspodcast.com
Fashion history is about more than pretty clothes. Dressed explores the incredibly rich and complex history behind the clothes we wear.
Rank #1: At War with Fashion: World War II, an interview with Stuff You Missed in History Class.
This week we revisit April's appearance on Stuff You Missed in History Class covering French fashion and resistance during WWII. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: Freeing the Body: The Birth of Modern Dress.
This week we explore the birth of modern dress, a revolution in fact, that occurred during a period in the early 20th century when women radically altered the way they had been dressing for centuries. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Join Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown as they dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilization in Ridiculous History, a podcast by iHeartRadio.
Rank #1: (Some of) History's Dumbest Military Prototypes.
It's true that the world's militaries often pioneer technological innovation -- but don't let all those great successes fool you! The world's militaries have at least as many failures as they do breakthroughs. Join Ben, Noel and special guest Christopher Hassiotis as they explore some of humanity's most hilarious military missteps, from round ships to rocket bullets and ball tanks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: Why do British lawyers wear wigs?.
For centuries some lawyers and judges in the U.K. have worn distinctive wigs during court proceedings. But why? Join Ben and Noel as they explore the strange history of the peruke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes history engaging and fun.
Rank #1: 181: Fit to Print?: A History of Fake News.
As we approach the midterm elections, concerns about fake news - widely circulated news stories that are inaccurate, misleading, or completely made-up – continue to dominate the headlines. The topics, targets, and sources of this content continues to expand, while labelling stories as “fake news” has become a commonplace tactic to blur the lines between fiction and reality. On this episode, Nathan, Joanne and Ed will look at other times in history when Americans had to be a bit more careful about what they read.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 298: Rallying Behind Racism: The Women of White Supremacy.
White supremacy has been in the news a lot recently. It is often seen as a movement at the fringes of American society, and discussion of it rarely includes white women. But women play a critical, if overlooked, role in the white supremacy movement, and examining their involvement shows it to be far less fringe than many think. So on this episode of BackStory, Brian, Nathan and Joanne dig into the little known history of white women and white supremacy.Image: Attention has been focused on the almost mythical Ku Klux Klan organization in the United States, following the allegations that Senator Black, the new Supreme Court judge, was a member of the sect. Virtually unknown, even in the U.S., a women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan has grown into a powerful organization in the south. The women’s Klan salute to the cross at Atlanta, Georgia, on Aug. 18, 1937. Source: AP ImagesBackStory is funded in part by our listeners. You can help keep the episodes coming by supporting the show: https://www.backstoryradio.org/support
It’s the English class you didn't know you missed and the meaningful conversations you didn't know you craved. Join Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile as they bring thought, reflection and laughter to Harry Potter; not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives. Relive the magic chapter by chapter as they explore themes such as commitment, revenge and forgiveness. This podcast creates time in your week to think about life’s big questions. Because reading fiction doesn’t just help us escape the world, it helps us live in it.
Rank #1: Loyalty: The Second Task (Book 4, Chapter 26) – Live from Minneapolis.
For the first time on the podcast, we're bringing you your weekly episode from one of our live shows! Live from Minneapolis, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of "loyalty" in chapter twenty-six of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." This week we discuss the root of Harry's heroism, the fish in the Great Lake, and why Hermione trusts Severus Snape. We return to the question: How do you have loyalty and maintain integrity? Next week we're reading chapter twenty-seven, Padfoot Returns, through the theme of corruption! Thanks this week to everyone who came out to the Minneapolis show, our special guest storyteller, Travis Salisbury, and the whole team at The Basilica of St. Mary. Also a special thanks to Jeff Emtman for composing our live show music and Ariana Nedelman for producing and editing as usual, but also for playing the music at the show. We've extended the timeline for our fundraiser! If you can, please support us so we can read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!
Rank #2: Corruption: Padfoot Returns (Book 4, Chapter 27).
Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of "corruption" in chapter twenty-seven of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." This week we discuss Barty Crouch’s governing tactics, praise Hermione for her bravery, and have a debate about one of the most quotable lines of the series. Our question this week is: When do we want people to be corruptible? Next week we're reading chapter twenty-eight, The Madness of Mr. Crouch, through the theme of Inspiration - with special guest John Green! Thanks this week to Wesley Cheney for our voicemail.
Join hosts Anney and Samantha to listen to Stuff Mom Never Told You, continuing the conversation of what it is to identify as female through research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life. New episodes come out Wednesday and Friday.
Rank #1: Lady Friends With Benefits.
Women's romantic friendships and lifelong partnerships were common -- and acceptable -- in the Victorian era. Cristen and Caroline discuss how and why these so-called "Boston marriages" flourished and what was behind their early 20th-century demise. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rank #2: Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1.
In colonial America, early-term abortion was a way of life for many women. But by 1900, it had become criminalized across the country -- but not for reasons you'd expect. In this two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline time travel from ancient Greek herbal remedies to induce miscarriage to 19th-century abortionist Madame Restell at the center of America's first major abortion debate. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives.
Rank #1: UI #109 - The Case of the Phantom Vegetable Oil.
In the late 1950's and early 1960's, Anthony "Tino" De Angelis ran a global salad oil empire. Find out how Tino grew his business so quickly, his shocking downfall, how JFK’s assassination ties into the story, and the way that one of the world's richest men today made a good chunk of change off of everyone else’s misfortune. Also learn about the original name for the game Twister, a doctor or strongly discouraged excessive exercisem a glue sniffing fad, and people that consumed lemon-scented dish soap. Retrosponsor: Title Insurance and Trust Co. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: UI #106 - Elixir of Death.
When the S.E. Massengill Co. introduced its Elixir Sulfanilamide to the market in September 1937, there was no law in the United States requiring pharmaceutical companies to test their medicines for toxicity. In just the short time that this elixir produced, it took the lives of more than 100 people, many of whom were young children. Also learn about the world's most popular medicine, how the next generation of children were predicted to have teeth like Bugs Bunny, a woman who won a TV contest to get her nose fixed, and the relationship between breast size and intelligence. Retrosponsor: Massengill Medicated Disposable Douche. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears.These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous and wonderful place.
Rank #1: 2A-Aladdin: The Magician’s Nephew.
The story of a poor man who finds a being of unlimited power, and not only uses it to put food on the table, but goes a little farther to take over the kingdom and become the richest man alive.It's the original story of Aladdin, but it's very different from the story you know. The jinni (actual spelling of genie, by the way), don't really grant wishes. Listen to this episode to hear the bizarre original story that led to inspired retellings.
Rank #2: 131A-Greek Mythology: Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal.
The origin stories of the Olympians. The creatures this week are the Yule Lads, their mom, stepdad, and murderous cat. -- Sponsors: Check out Bird Box on Netflix! Casper: Ready for a good night of sleep for once? All you have to do is go to http://casper.com/legends and use the offer code LEGENDS and your next favorite mattress will be delivered to your door. -- Music: “Rainday” by Blue Dot Sessions “Pitho Magnus” by Blue Dot Sessions “Min” by Blue Dot Sessions “Betrayal” by Lee Rosevere “Everywhere” by Lee Rosevere “All the Answers” by Lee Rosevere “Gilroy Solo” by Blue Dot Sessions “Campanula” by Blue Dot Sessions
This is a show about early American history. Awarded Best History Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters in 2017, it’s for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features conversations with professional historians who help shed light on important people and events in early American history. It is produced by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
Rank #1: 004 Thomas A Foster, Sex and the Founding Fathers.
Did you know that most biographies about the founders of the United States reveal more about the Americans who wrote the biographies than about the true character of the founders themselves? Thomas A. Foster, Professor of History at DePaul University, joins us to discuss his latest book Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past, an exploration of how Americans have imagined and reimagined the founding fathers from the 18th century to the present. Show Notes: http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/004 Helpful Show Links Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Join the Ben Franklin's World Community Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App *Books purchased through this link will help support the production of Ben Franklin's World.
Rank #2: 200 Everyday Life in Early America.
What would you like to know about Early American History? It turns out, you wanted to know about the establishment of schools, how the colonial postal service worked, and about aspects of health and hygiene in early America. In this listener-inspired Q&A episode, we speak with Johann Neem, Joseph Adelman, and Ann Little to explore these aspects of early American history and to get answers to your questions about them. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/200 Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute Babbel (Use promo code BFWorld to save 50 percent off your first 3 months) The Great Courses Plus (Free Trial) Episode Bibliography Complementary Episodes Episode 008: Greg O’Malley, Final Passages Episode 083: Jared Hardesty, Unfreedom: Slavery in Colonial Boston Episode 108: Ann Little, The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright Episode 156: Information and Communication Episode 161: Smuggling and the American Revolution Episode 190: Jennifer Goloboy, Origins of the American Middle Class Helpful Show Links Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Join the Ben Franklin's World Community Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App
The Spoken History of a Global Language
Rank #1: Episode 3: The Indo-European Family Tree.
A look at the family tree of Indo-European languages and the relationship of English to those related languages. The closest relatives of English are highlighted, including the Germanic languages, Latin and Greek. We explore the background of English from the … Continue reading →
Rank #2: Episode 125: The First English Bible.
Many people are familiar with the King James Bible, but over two centuries earlier, an Oxford theologian named John Wycliffe produced the first Bible composed in the English language. Together with a group of close associates, he produced a Bible that was read throughout England. In this episode, we explore the events leading to this translation, and we also examine how the Wycliffe Bible impacted the English language.
Savor digs into how people live and how they eat – and why. Hosts Anney Reese and Lauren Vogelbaum interview the culinary creators and consumers of the world, exploring the science, history, and culture of food and drink, all with a key question in mind: Why do we like what we like, and how can we find more of those things?
Rank #1: Sugar and Your Health.
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Rank #2: Cauliflower: Fractaliscious and Nutritious.
This seemingly humble member of the cabbage family has been prized for thousands of years by chefs, nutritionists, and mathematicians alike. Learn about cauliflower's long history, fascinating fractal shape, health benefits, and culinary potential. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Rank #1: Stalin’s early years and Mein Kampf.
Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin, author of a major new biography of Josef Stalin, describes the Soviet leader’s path to power. Meanwhile, BBC journalist Chris Bowlby gives us the lowdown on his forthcoming Radio 4 documentary about Adolf Hitler’s notorious book, Mein Kampf. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: The Knights Templar.
In a special extended-length episode popular historian Dan Jones is joined by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb to discuss his new book The Templars, which explores the rise and fall of the medieval military order who became the stuff of legend For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
Rank #1: 15 – Hadrian’s Wall.
Have you ever wanted to know about Hadrian’s... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com
Rank #2: 28 – Constantine and Britannia Sitting in a Tree.
Oh yeah, we’ve got a real love affair going on... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com
Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network, which includes 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Podcast, 1001 Radio Days, and 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast. The network enjoyed over 5 million listens in the past year from a worldwide audience. SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Thank you!
Rank #1: THE LOST COLONY: AMERICAS GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY (PT 1): THE DARE STONES.
"The Lost Colony Part 1: The Dare Stones": In 1587, 115 men, women, and children were delivered to Roanoke Island on the Carolina coast with the hopes of beginning a new English colony in the New World. Storms and war with Spain prevented any supply ships from reaching them for three years, and when the ships arrived, they found the fort deserted, and the word "Croatoan" carved onto the fort's palisade walls. The 115 settlers were gone, leaving no trace, until 1937, when a traveler named Hammond found a large stone at the side of a North Carolina road containing what appeared to be a desperate chiseled message from Eleanor Dare. More stones were found, each containing a clue to the whereabouts of the surviving colonists. They came to be called The Dare Stones. The first stone contained this carved inscription, written in the Elizabethan dialect: https://nativeheritageproject.com/2013/12/08/the-dare-stones-1-through-48/Enjoy 1001 Stories for The Road at Overcast here:https://overcast.fm/itunes1227478901/1001-stories-for-the-roadCatch all our archives at our home site: www.1001storiespodcast.com Music: Mattia Cupelli : The Call (copyright and royalty free) (links listed) - Like my Facebook page!: https://www.facebook.com/MattiaCupell... - iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ma... #thelostcolony #lostcolony #darestones #mystery #sirwalterraleigh #johnwhite
Rank #2: THE LEGEND OF THE MALTESE CROSS AND THE GREAT SIEGE OF MALTA.
Be the first to check out our Maltese Cross Pendants at our new "The1001Store" at the world's largest online craft store. I had a hand in designing them, and they are hand-made for me here in Virginia Beach. They are not only unique and distinctive-they are also individually numbered so that no two are alike. We are offering world wide shipping since many of our listeners come from outside the US. We just opened 01/29/19 so be among the first to check us out and get your order in early. Own a Legend! Visit us at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/the1001storeThere are many versions of the Maltese Cross, including the one shown with this episode, which is commonly used by fire and rescue departments. It is also seen around the world on flags, on medals given for bravery, on uniforms, and on military insignias. The story of the Maltese Cross reaches hundreds of years back into the past to a tiny island of rock called Malta, located about 80 miles off the southern coast of Italy, where a ragged band of warriors called the Knights of Saint John held out through 112 days of brutal fighting to defend Christianity from the Muslim scourge that was threatening all of Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean. Credits: "Historie's Bloodiest Seige Used Human Heads as Cannonballs" for UK Daily News, by James Jackson, author of Blood Rock (2007) Pickles, Tim. Malta, 1565, Last Battles of the Crusades, Osprey Press 1998 Corregio, Francesco Balbi 1568 AccountSUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREONBecome an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Network ( a great resume enhancement) and support us at Patreon today! Here;s the link: https://www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork\YOUR REVIEWS AT APPLE/ITUNES ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! Catch RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2Catch 1001 HEROES now at Apple iTunes Podcast App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at iTunes/apple Podcast App Now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622?mt=2Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at iTunes/Apple Podcast now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901?mt=2ANDROID USERS- CATCH OUR SHOWS AT WWW.CASTBOX.FM SUBSCRIBE FREE THEN SHARE THANK YOU1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales: https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Classic-Short-Stories-%26-Tales-id381734?country=us1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries: https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Heroes%2C-Legends%2C-Histories-%26-Mysteries-Podcast-id1114843?country=us1001 Stories for the Road: https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Stories-For-The-Road-id1324757?country=usCatch ALL of our shows at one place by going to www.1001storiesnetwork.com- our home website with Megaphone.Website For 1001 Heroes is still www.1001storiespodcast.com (we redirected that one to www.1001storiesnetwork.com)Website For 1001 Classic Short Stories is still www.1001classicshortstories.com ( we redirected that as well)Website for 1001 Stories For The Road is still www.1001storiesfortheroad (we redirected that one, too)Website for 1001 Radio Days is www.1001radiodays.com
Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
Rank #1: Genghis Khan.
Genghis Khan is known as one of the most vicious rulers in history, but did you know that he created one of the first international courier systems called The Yam? It was a set of well-spaced outposts across his empire. Goods and information could be transported faster by replacing tired horses with fresh horses and it also allowed him to keep a closer eye on his network of military spies and scouts.
Rank #2: Sir Francis Bacon.
Sir Francis Bacon was many things. A philosopher. A lawyer. A scientist that is sometimes credited with formalizing the Scientific Method, a process that includes making a hypothesis, testing and retesting it until the results are found. But was he also...William Shakespeare?