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
Your Questions Answered: What are Arguments For and Against Bombing Japan, Why Don't Militias Matter in American, and What is Close-Air Support?
2 days ago
In this anthology series I answer four listener questions. Three of them have to do with World War II, one of them has to do with the second amendment. Here they are:What are the arguments for bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki?What are the arguments against?The Second Amendment is one of the most controversial parts of the American constitution today. We always talk about the part that refers to private firearm ownership but we rarely talk about well-regulated militias, even though the amendment gives equal weight to both. What was the importance of militias in the past and when did they decline in impact?Can you tell me about the history and importance of Close Air Support?
Episodes of This Show
4 days ago
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