Introducing Presidential Fight Club

If all 44 presidents got into a knock-’em-out fight tournament, who would win? Welcome to presidential fight club: a massive 44-episode podcast series to answer that question

 

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The Story of Human Language

In today’s episode I speak with Dr. John McWhorter about how a single tongue spoken 150,000 years ago has evolved into the estimated 6,000 languages used around the world today.

 

 

 

 

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The Greatest Polyglot Ever

Richard Francis Burton was an explorer, translator, and functional in dozens of language, translating monumental works of scholarship from Arabic and Portuguese in English.

 

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How Did You Call the Police Before Telephones?

Dialing 9-1-1 is a new innovation, but the need for emergency services goes back to the earliest settlements. How did a pre-modern civilization call for help without phones?

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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?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

Our History Podcast

World War One

World War One

World War Two

World War Two

D-Day

D-Day

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Romans

The Romans

Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The Mongols

The Mongols

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