Podcast Episodes

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Fugitive Slaves in America, From the Revolution to the Civil War

For decades after its founding, America was really two nations – one slave, one free. There were many reasons why this nation ultimately broke apart in the Civil War, but the fact that enslaved black people repeatedly risked their lives to flee their masters in the...

When You Discover That Your Grandparents Were in the Nazi SS

How would you react if you discovered that your family were deeply embedded within the Third Reich? Today I’m talking with Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl about her journey to uncover her grandparents’ roles in the Nazi regime and why she was driven to...

The History of Cannabis and Its Use By Humans

History is often looked at through the perspective of a very high-up official. We look at military history through the eyes of a general. We look at political history through the eyes of a president or prime minister. But what if we look at history through the...
Battle of Chantilly

Bonus Q&A on the Civil War Series with Scott & James

Two weeks ago History Unplugged host Scott Rank and guest/collaborator James Early finished the 25-part series on the 10 most important battles in the Civil War. Some of you had follow-up questions. We ran a poll to so which ones were the most popular. In a recording...

What if George Custer Had Survived the Battle of Little Bighorn?

George Custer, if he is remembered at all, is a cautionary tale of hubris. He grossly underestimated Sitting Bull’s forces at the Battle of Little Big Horn and he was killed in one of the American military’s worst defeat in its history. This defeat clouds...
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