Teddy Roosevelt in the Badlands

The Dakota Territory created Teddy Roosevelt. What he learned from the “broken country” of the Wild West reformed him as a man and directly applied to his presidency

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A Flat Earth Was Never Believable

Nobody but the most ignorant peasant thought the world was flat in the Middle Ages. Then why do make this wrong assumption about that time period today?

 

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Europe's 18th c. Magician Sensation

Learn about the life of Guiseppe Pinnetti, the man who who made magic into a respected theatrical art form and even served at the court of Louis XVI

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Who Could Have Conquered the World?

Which world leader or dictator had the best chance at world domination? (Hitler, Napoleon, Alexander?). In this episode I discuss whether this is even possible, and if so, under what conditions.

 

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, 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 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

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