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History Slices Podcast
60 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
The Norman Invasion and Its Effect on the English Language
Enjoy a brief overview of who was in control of England in the centuries surrounding the first millennia, and the effect of all that movement on the English language.
34 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Episode 39: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Anyone who passes their 100th birthday must certainly have a fascinating story to tell - Marjory Stoneman Douglas is no exception! Listen in to hear our special guest host tell about the mighty accomplishments of this passionate woman.
34 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Episode 38: Catherine the Great - Part 2
Check out part two of our discussion of Catherine the Great, a fascinating historical figure in Russia's rear view mirror.
30 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Episode 37: Catherine the Great - Part 1
Catherine the Great, aka Catherine II or Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, was Russia's longest ruling empress. She reigned from 1762 - 1796. Listen in to learn about this fascinating historical figure.
28 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Episode 36: Random Military Heroes
Listen in to hear about four random sets of military heroes including The Night Witches, Mad Jack Churchill, Simo Haya, and Yi Sun-Sun.
37 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Episode 35: Q & A with Jacob and Rachel
There's nothing historical about this episode. This lighthearted question and answer session produced a lot of laughs between the two of us. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
50 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Episode 34: Theodore Roosevelt
Learn about Teddy Roosevelt, America's 26th president!
38 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Episode 33: Mr. Rogers
"Imagine what our real neighbors would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person." - Mr. Rogers Learn a little about, and perhaps even from, the legendary Mr. Rogers in this episode of the History Slices Podcast.
34 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Episode 32: Rodeo
Get ready to YEE-HAW and kick up some dust! July is a great time to learn about the rodeo in America.
35 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Episode 31: Yoshie Shiratori
Picking locks and scaling walls are just a couple of ways Yoshie Shiratori managed to escape several Japanese prisons. Determination is a character trait this man had in spades!
28 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Episode 30: Boston Molassacre
Tune in to learn about this tragic and surprising event that took place in Boston during the winter of 1919.
34 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Episode 29: Vincent Price
Meet Vincent Price, who became the iconic master of horror, and whose work on film, radio and TV spanned decades.
44 minutes | May 4, 2021
Episode 28: Bullfighting
Tune in to learn a bit of history surrounding the sport of bullfighting. During our conversation we talk about origins, famous matadors, and even ethics of the fight.
27 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Episode 27: Flight 19
US Navy Flight 19 disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle in 1945, and the 14 men were never seen again. The cause of the disappearance remains a mystery to this day.
36 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 26: Folklore Etc.
Fairies, Fearsome Creatures, Old Wives Tales, and Japanese Kami all make an appearance on this week's episode.
44 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Episode 25: Dr. Timothy Leary
One has to wonder to what extent hallucinogens shaped the life and beliefs of Timothy Leary. How would his life have been different if he hadn't been interested in psychotropic substances? Tune in to learn about this counterculture icon.
42 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Episode 23: Ernest Hemingway
Adventurous, passionate and out-going, Ernest Hemingway seemed to want to squeeze out every drop of experience this life had to offer him. It doesn't appear he wasted a single minute.
48 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 22: Failed End of the World Predictions
Tune in to learn about a few end of the world predictions that, thankfully and obviously, did not come to pass.
42 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Episode 21: Stede Bonnet, Gentleman Pirate
Stede Bonnet left behind his land and his family to become a pirate. Perhaps piracy is not for everyone. Tune in to see how well he faired as a marauder.
61 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Episode 20: History of Ybor City Part Two
Ybor City has a rich and colorful history. Listen in to Part Two to learn about the cigar workers - who they were, how they lived and how they worked. Hear a little about organized crime in the Tampa and Ybor City area during the early to mid twentieth century. If you like the conversation, tune in weekly to hear a new slice of history every Tuesday!
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