History Unplugged Podcast | American History, World History, World War 2, U.S. Presidents, Civil War
About This Show
For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with four wives and twelve concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?). Second, it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything. Topics include gruff World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids, a war horse who gained the rank of sergeant, and presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk.
Most Recent Episode
One Nation Under (the Influence of) Alcohol: Drinking During the Civil War—Mark Will-Weber
2 days ago
Bloody battles, lionhearted leaders, valiant victories, and lamentable losses—the history of the Civil War has been told time and again. Yet, one monumental component of the Civil War has gone untold… until now. Delving deep into rare Civil War memoirs and letters, today's guest, an “alco-historian,” is Mark Will-Weber, author of the book Muskets & Applejack: Spirits, Soldiers, and the Civil War. He discusses stories of the “whiskey war” to life by showing alcohol’s potency on and off the battlefield. From who drank what to how major turning points of the war happened “under the influence,” Mark sheds a unique, unconventional light on one of America’s most historic moments—and the imbibing that took place by both the Confederacy and the Union.
Episodes of This Show
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Rated 5 out of
Clear and Easy to Follow (even while driving!)
I am really enjoying this podcast. Yesterday, I heard the episode about Richard Nixon and the real story behind the Watergate scandal, at least according to Geoff Shepard, a lawyer who had a front row seat. It was absolutely fascinating. I've enjoyed every episode so far, and I like that the host is willing to go as deep or as long as the subject requires. Well done! If you like history -- and the older I get, the more I find myself interested -- you'll like this podcast.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of
This show delves into some very interesting, very different aspects of history. Tecnhically well done... the host has a great delivery and his interviews are on-point. Great Show!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of
History with pizzazz
not long winded and boring, but punchy, interesting shows on a nice variety of topics. i always enjoy these!
Date published: 2017-10-31