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    • Hardcore History Podcast In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration, and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions of listeners. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Show 68 - BLITZ Human Resources - Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

      The Atlantic Slave Trade mixes centuries of human bondage with violence, economics, commerce, geo-political competition, liberty, morality, injustice, revolution, tragedy and bloody reckonings. That sounds like a lot, yet this show merely scratches the surface of this enormous subject.
      1. Show 68 - BLITZ Human Resources
      2. Show 67 - Supernova in the East VI
    • BBC World Service Witness History Podcast History as told by the people who were there. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Banksy’s first street art mural - Witness History

      World-renowned street artist Banksy started spray-painting the walls of his home city of Bristol in the 1990s. It is widely believed that his first large mural was a piece called Mild, Mild West painted on a wall next to a record shop. Jim Paine owned the shop and has been telling Bethan Head how he played a pivotal role in getting Banksy to do the artwork in the first place. (Graffiti street art, entitled Mild, Mild West, by British street artist Banksy, is pictured on the side of a building in Bristol, south west England, on May 8, 2019.. Credit: Geoff Caddick/Getty Images)
      1. Banksy’s first street art mural
      2. The 'Snow Revolution' against Vladimir Putin
    • BBC Radio 4 In Our Time Podcast Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      In Our Time is now first on BBC Sounds - In Our Time

      Looking for the latest episode? New episodes of In Our Time will now be available first on BBC Sounds for four weeks before other podcast apps. If you haven’t already, you can download the BBC Sounds app to listen to the In Our Time podcast first. BBC Sounds is also available in lots of other places. Find us on your voice device or smart speaker, on your connected TV, in your car, or at bbc.co.uk/sounds. The latest episode is available on BBC Sounds right now. BBC Sounds – you can find exclusive music mixes, live BBC radio and more podcasts like this one.
      1. In Our Time is now first on BBC Sounds
      2. Peter Kropotkin
    • BBC World Service The History Hour Podcast An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Ukrainian history special - The History Hour

      To mark the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a special edition on episodes from Ukrainian history. In April 1986 a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. Sergii Mirnyi monitored radiation levels in the exclusion zone around the plant. How the international community - including both Russia and the USA - offered security "assurances" to Ukraine in return for giving up its share of the Soviet nuclear arsenal. A survivor's account of Ukraine's great famine in the 1930s, the Holodomor, when several million people died. The mass killing of Ukrainian Jews by Nazi Germany during World War Two, and how Artek, on the shores of the Black Sea in Crimea, became the Soviet Union's most popular holiday camp. Photo: The Chernobyl plant shortly after the explosion in 1986 Credit: Getty Images
      1. Ukrainian history special
      2. Women who made history
    • BBC World Service Witness History Podcast History as told by the people who were there. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      'I just wanted to be white' - Witness History: Witness Black History

      In the immediate aftermath of World War Two, thousands of children were born to white German women and black American soldiers who were stationed in Allied-occupied Germany. The mixed-race infants were viewed with contempt by many Germans and endured constant abuse and racism. Black activist and author Ika Hügel-Marshall was one of the so-called "occupation babies". She tells Mike Lanchin about the painful struggle to discover her own identity as a result of the racism she experienced growing up black in post-war Germany. Photo: Ika as a young girl (Courtesy of Ika Hügel-Marshall)
      1. 'I just wanted to be white'
      2. Nasa's pioneering black women
    • BBC Radio 4 Homeschool History Podcast Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Mary Seacole - Homeschool History

      Join Greg Jenner for a fun Homeschool History lesson on the life of Mary Seacole. Follow her adventures as she travels the world in her ambition to always care for others. From life as the daughter of a hotelier in Jamaica to owner of the famous British Hotel in Crimea, where she volunteered to set up a business caring for injured soldiers, earning her the name Mother Seacole. The Athletic production for BBC Radio 4
      1. Mary Seacole
      2. Life in Roman Pompeii
    • HISTORY This Week Podcast This week, something momentous happened. Whether or not it made the textbooks, it most certainly made history. Join HISTORY This Week as we turn back the clock to meet the people, visit the places and witness the moments that led us to where we are today. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Ethel Rosenberg's Day in Court - HISTORY This Week

      March 29, 1951. The world is waiting for the jury’s verdict. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg have been accused of spying for the Soviet Union, conspiring to send atomic secrets to America’s enemy in the Cold War. Ethel and Julius are tried in court together, and after the jury finds both Rosenbergs guilty, they receive the same punishment – the death penalty. But while they were treated the same, these two individuals have very different stories. Today, who was Ethel Rosenberg, the only woman executed for espionage in U.S. history? And why is her guilt still a topic of debate today? Special thanks to Anne Sebba, author of Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy; Michael and Robert Meeropol, the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; and Steven Usdin, journalist and author of Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
      1. Ethel Rosenberg's Day in Court
      2. Shackleton’s Ice Ship Found
    • HISTORY It Was Said Podcast Written and narrated by Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Jon Meacham It Was Said tells the stories of those crucial words, taking listeners back to inflection points ranging from the McCarthy era to our present time through the real-time rhetoric that shaped and suffused America as the country struggled through storm and strife. Click play_circle_filled to listen to an episodecancel

      Introducing The MLK Tapes - It Was Said

      Explore the rare recordings of eye-witness testimony that reveal the true story of the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. From the creators of "Atlanta Monster" and "Monster: DC Sniper," The MLK Tapes is available now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
      1. Introducing The MLK Tapes
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