Historium

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A History, Society and Culture podcast featuring Jake Barton
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The story of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll has everything I'm looking for when looking for topics: A wild ride full of twists, turns, and downright unbelievable moments. The post #50 Interview with Dirk Langeveld, author of The Artful Dodger appeared f…
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue... The post #49 Dead Reckoning appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
In the 1970s, a hero arose to defend the fact that pinball was a game of skill, not a game of chance. The post #48 The Pinball Wizard appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
The ill-fated voyage encountered mutiny, torture, murder, and a mad tyrant as things went from bad to worse... The post #47 Wreck of the Batavia appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
This episode is an interview with Peter Stark, author of Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father. The post #46 Interview with Peter Stark, author of Young Washington appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
New Years Eve, 1922. The post #45 Ballroom Blitz appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
This is the story of Dungeons & Dragons and how an innocent tabletop RPG was caught in the crossfire of moral outrage and religious fundamentalism. The post #44 Dungeons & Dragons and The Satanic Panic appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
In this episode, we’ll follow the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment known as the “Harlem Hellfighters” through the horrors of trench warfare, and through their struggle for equality. The post #43 The Harlem Hellfighters appeared first on Orbital Ji…
In a tale involving ancient Egyptians, grave robbers, charlatans, and European aristocracy, we'll explore burial rites, desecration, and what they reveal about relationship with how we treat our dead. The post #42 The Great Grave Robbery appeared f…
Occasionally, people will find tribes of humans that have not had contact with the modern world. The post #41 The Island Lost in Time appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
This is the story of German officers committing high treason for the greater good of Germany. The post #40 Operation Valkyrie appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
In 1975, women were still in the process of breaking out of the domestic bubble and into politics and the modern workforce. But in Iceland, one event that year changed everything… The post #39 The Long Friday appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
The Amazon River Basin contains some of the most treacherous, uncharted land on the planet... The post #38 Green Hell appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
This is the story of slaves who rose up in rebellion and a landmark court case challenging the thin line between slavery and freedom. The post #37 Landmark appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
Animals play a massive, often untold, part in human history. This episode is the third and final part of a series of mini stories all about or relating to animals. The post #36 [MiniStorium] Animals Part III appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
Animals play a massive, often untold, part in human history. This episode is the second part of a series of mini stories all about or relating to animals. The post #35 [MiniStorium] Animals Part II appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
Animals play a massive, often untold, part in human history. The post #34 [MiniStorium] Animals Part I appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
The War of 1812 is often the forgotten war between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. But that little war, especially the final battle, has a profound effect on US history. The post #33 Miracle on the Mississippi appeared first on Orbital Jig…
Long ago, a group of people attempted to collect and store every piece of human knowledge on the planet in a single place. In this episode, you’ll take a tour of the great Library of Alexandria, and learn how its rise and fall deeply affected both …
The post #31 [MiniStorium] The Republic Remains appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
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The post #28 New Blue appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
The post #27 Bittersweet Liberty appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
The post #26 A Caesar’s Ransom appeared first on Orbital Jigsaw.
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Podcast Details
Started
Nov 18th, 2016
Latest Episode
Apr 16th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
71
Avg. Episode Length
19 minutes
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