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21 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Operation History, party of one! This month Lauren is back and discussing the Massachusetts colony of Wessagusset. We hope you enjoy and look forward to being back as a squad soon! Please download, rate, review, and subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts, it is a small and simple thing that you can do that helps the show out in a big way.
25 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
History of Dungeons and Dragons
We're back! Thank you so much for your patience as we try to get back on track. In this month's episode, David and Lauren team up with everyone's favorite guest, Ethan, to discuss the history of Dungeons and Dragons. Please download, rate, review, and subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts, it is a small and simple thing that you can do that helps the show out in a big way.
32 minutes | May 30, 2022
Warsaw Uprising of 1943
We're back! In this month's episode, the hosts take a look at the Warsaw Uprising of 1943 during the Second World War. Come join the hosts as David, Lauren, Derek, and Maria talk about how a nation fought back against oppression and invasion, and why it's important to remember more than just the stories that focus on the winners. As always, stay tuned for the lighthearted bloopers at the end. Please download, rate, review, and subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts, it is a small and simple thing that you can do that helps the show out in a big way.
60 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
Shopping in Chicago
In this episode of Operation History, the four hosts switch things up and focus on one specific source! Maria has chosen a book about women in downtown Chicago and how the consumer culture changed the physical and political infrastructure for Women's history month. The book discussed in today's episode is, "A Shoppers Paradise: How the Ladies of Chicago Claimed Power and Pleasure in the New Downtown." Come and join the four hosts on this fun and fashionable episode and always. stay till the end because the bloopers on this one do not disappoint! As always we thank all of our listeners for their support! Please download, review, rate, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!
71 minutes | Feb 26, 2022
Corn in New England
In this episode David, Maria, and Derek finally allow Lauren to achieve goals and dreams of having an episode devoted to a history of corn! Along with the four hosts, we welcome back Ethan, Lauren's co-worker/roommate/ fellow corn expert. Come and join us as the history and facts get a little "corny"! As always, don't forget to stay tuned for the real silliness that is the bloopers. Once again, thank you all for your support and listens, and please remember to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
68 minutes | Jan 22, 2022
Brown V. The Board of Education
Welcome back everyone to Operation History! The rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated and we are super happy and excited to be behind the mic again! We're kicking off 2022 with a very special guest host, we are very privileged and excited to have Alycia from the podcast "Civics and Coffee" to help us discuss and dive into Brown vs. The Board of Education! Come listen in as we explore the history surrounding this court case and its impacts on education today! Also, don't forget to stay tuned for some silliness and less heavy bloopers at the end of the episode! Please remember to rate, download, review, and subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts! Thanks for all your support!
40 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
Guy Fawkes Day
Remember, Remember the 5th of November.....That's right, in this episode of Operation History, the team tackles the events and legacy of Guy Fawkes Day. Come listen in and join David, Maria, Derek, and Lauren, along with their guest Ethan, as they revisit the day of anarchy. Make sure you stay till the end where the punny bloopers do not disappoint! As always, please download, rate, review, and subscribe to the show! It's a little thing you can do to help the show in a big way! And as always, thank you for listening!
65 minutes | Oct 23, 2021
The Hungarian Revolution
In this episode, we mark the 65th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. In this episode, David invites a special guest, Dr. Karl Benziger to join the four hosts, Maria, Lauren, Derek, and David, as they explore the anniversary of not only the Revolution but the involvement of students and the people of Hungary in that event 65 years ago to the day and how the political situation has evolved in that country today. Come and join us for enlightening conversation and laughter as we commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. As always, stay tuned for the bloopers at the end, please drink responsibly and download, rate, review and subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts.
84 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Operation History turns one! In this episode, the four hosts, Derek, Maria, David, and Lauren have taken to social media to let the listeners, that's you, submit the burning questions that they have wanted to ask us. The hosts also read reviews and comment that they have received on various platforms. The shenanigans are in full swing as the hosts relive the past year on the show. Even the bloopers at the end got a little extra for this episode. Come laugh with us and hear what we have to say in this informal episode. Also, we would like to thank all of YOU for all the downloads and listens that you have given us. Without all of you out there, this special episode would not have been possible. As always, please download, rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
57 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
In this episode, all four hosts are back! Derek is taking the helm today to talk all about the Banana Republics of South America! Come and join us! As always, we thank you all for listening, and please download, rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Also, be sure to stay tuned for the bloopers at the end of the show!
63 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
The American Perspective
We're back! All four hosts are present in the episode as it is done a bit differently. Normally we research a topic and present it, whereas in this episode it is more of a free-flowing discussion. In this episode, David, Derek, Maria, and Lauren are joined by a guest, Dr. Ender, who is an educator and historian to talk about the American Perspective and what it means to them each other them and their experiences with that phrase. Join in and listen in as we discuss what the "American Perspective" means to us. While there aren't as many bloopers as there normally are, they are still as colorful as ever. As always, please download, rate, and review to subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts. It is a little thing that you can do to help out the show in a big way and as always thank you for listening!
70 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
In this episode of Operation History Derek and Lauren team up together and take the gang through a conversation that tackles the legacy and events of Stonewall in 1969 New York. Come on this journey with your four favorite historians as they discuss the Stonewall riots, and events, and happenings surrounding the past and the present LGBTQ+ community. As always, please drink responsibly and make sure you stay till the end for the bloopers. Please download, rate, review, and subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks!
71 minutes | May 24, 2021
In their first-ever in-person episode, Lauren guides the group through the dark and largely unknown history that surrounds Jamestown Colony. As always, the episode is full of your many antics as your favorite historians discuss the history of the colony in a conversation-style manner. Additionally, the bloopers in this episode are sillier than usual (and that is saying something.) So join in and listen to Lauren, David, Maria, and Derek as they explain what really happened in Jamestown Colony. Please drink responsibly and enjoy!
59 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
The First Earth Day
In this episode of Operation History, Dave leads the gang through the history and story of the first Earth Day. Afterward, the hosts have some enlightening environmental-focused conversations. As always, what's Operation History without the shenanigans? Stay tuned for the bloopers and the reason the show is explicitly rated. As always please drink responsibly. And lastly, as Earth Day is coming up later this month, Happy Earth Day from all of us here at Operation History! Please rate, download, review, and subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts!
69 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
The Lost Colony of Roanoke
On the episode of Operation History, the three guests are joined by their new friend Jacob in their first-ever podcast collaboration. Operation History has teamed up with The History Book to bring you an episode about The Lost Colony of Roanoke. In this episode, three out of the four hosts from Operation History and Jacob from the History Book provide the background knowledge on the colony and shed light on some leading and interesting theories on what could have happened to the infamous colony! Please download, rate, review, and subscribe to us wherever you get your podcasts! As always, please stay tuned till the end of the show for some fantastic bloopers (which are always colorful), and as always, please drink responsibly!
72 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
"Walt and El Grupo"
In this month's episode of Operation History, Maria takes the gang on a trip to South America with a look at a documentary that explores a time when Walt Disney was asked by the Government to be a goodwill ambassador for the USA during WW2. To prepare for this podcast the four hosts watched a documentary titled "Walt and El Grupo." This episode chock full of not only the history that surrounds the documentary but also WW2 history and Disney history. So come and listen for a different take on a popular and relevant topic. As always there are bloopers at the end of the episode that are (as always) explicit. Please drink responsibly and enjoy this trip down the rabbit hole!
53 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
1996 Rhode Island Oil Spill
In this episode of Operation History, Lauren, Maria, and David discuss some Environmental History. David tells the story of the 1996 oil spill in Rhode Island and how it affected the environment, economics, and the future of the affected area. Dave also brings light to the legislature and nonprofit organizations that made efforts and attempts to clean up the area. Stay tuned till the end of the episode for not one but two special announcements from the hosts! Also, as usual, some great bloopers are at the end of the episode, which is where the explicit rating comes in and there is an alcohol reference; as always please drink responsibly. And, for this episode, I would stay all the way till after the bloopers because we might just have another surprise announcement! Please download, rate, review, and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. We continuously thank you for all the support!
48 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
The Christmas Truce of 1914
In this episode, David, Lauren, Derek, and Maria travel back to the Western Front of the First World War to explore the Christmas Truce of 1914. Trench life, the horrors of the first world war, and the comradery that the soldiers experience all helped to make this event both mythical, historic, and one of a kind. As always please stay tuned to the end of the episode for some hysterical bloopers (this time the episode truly earns its E rating). Please rate, review, download, and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
70 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
The First Thanksgiving
In this episode three of our four hosts, Lauren, Dave, and Maria pick up where they left off in the September episode. They continue their discussion on the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony by discussing all aspects of the first Thanksgiving in 1621. They discuss not only the first Thanksgiving but also the importance of Sara Hale, who helped establish the holiday, and The National Day of Mourning. Come and join us as the three hosts shed light on this historic holiday. As always, stay tuned to the end for some great bloopers! ( which fair warning contain alcohol references. As always please drink responsibly) As always, please rate, review, subscribe, and download us on Apple Podcast or wherever you get your episodes.
40 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
Spooky New England Folk Lore and History
In this episode, all four hosts are back together again and have conjured up an episode that is all treats and no tricks. Our hosts dive into spooky New England folklore, to fill everyone's spooky needs. Maria tells of the "Last Vampire" Mercy Brown from Rhode Island. Lauren brings the nursery rhyme of Lizzie Borden to life. Derek takes us back to Rhode Island for the "Werewolf of Woonsocket". David rounds us out with tales of lake monster from Maine, who might be more than what he seems. Get your candy, turn down the lights, and settle in with your favorite History majors for some spooky, scary stories. The treats continue if you stay till after the closing credits for some frightfully funny bloopers. (where the explicit rating is appropriate). As always, please rate, review and subscribe to us on iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts.
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