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Historium

History Podcasts

Did you ever fall asleep in history class? You’re not alone. History can be boring when focusing on only dates and statistics. Historium seeks to find the narrative of history in some of the most unlikely places. Seamlessly blending history and storytelling, Jake Barton draws you into historical tales you’ve probably never heard before.

Did you ever fall asleep in history class? You’re not alone. History can be boring when focusing on only dates and statistics. Historium seeks to find the narrative of history in some of the most unlikely places. Seamlessly blending history and storytelling, Jake Barton draws you into historical tales you’ve probably never heard before.

Location:

United States

Description:

Did you ever fall asleep in history class? You’re not alone. History can be boring when focusing on only dates and statistics. Historium seeks to find the narrative of history in some of the most unlikely places. Seamlessly blending history and storytelling, Jake Barton draws you into historical tales you’ve probably never heard before.

Language:

English


Episodes

#66 Microstorium

12/23/2020
As the final episode of this wild year called 2020, here's fifteen quick mini-stories from throughout history!

Duration:00:16:43

[BONUS] Book Review of ‘1491’ by Charles C. Mann

11/25/2020
Lots of myth busting of misconceptions about indigenous people coupled with new research that shines a light of what the New World and its inhabitants were actually like.

Duration:00:36:43

#65 Firebombing of Tokyo

10/28/2020
How do we Americans remember the deadliest night in human history? The answer is simple. We don't.

Duration:00:32:51

#64 Marathon of Madness

9/23/2020
This is the story of the strangest race ever run.

Duration:00:14:00

#63 The Dividing Line

7/16/2020
In 1919, rage from injustices erupted into violent race riots which spread throughout Chicago. All the while, Spanish Flu spread like wildfire in this unfortunately relevant story about the Chicago Race Riots.

Duration:00:30:55

#62 Side By Side

6/17/2020
This is the story of the original Siamese Twins!

Duration:01:16:49

#61 Dirtbag Gold Rush

5/7/2020
In Yosemite Valley, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a rag-tag group of rock climbers in the 1970s stumble upon the score of a lifetime.

Duration:00:26:05

#60 Plague of Corrupted Blood

4/7/2020
This is a fun story about the Corrupted Blood plague that hit the realm of World of Warcraft and what it can teach us about epidemiology.

Duration:00:13:23

#59 The Siege of Seeds

3/23/2020
In the midst of the siege of Leningrad, a small enclave of Soviet scientists did what they could to protect a massive collection of seeds in order to save countless future human lives.

Duration:00:31:39

#58 The Battle of Los Angeles

1/23/2020
In Los Angeles, California, the fresh recruits, with their new crew cuts and wrinkled uniforms, would get their first taste of combat on February 24th, 1942...

Duration:00:11:14

#57 A White Christmas in Saigon

12/23/2019
Saigon, Vietnam. April 1975.

Duration:00:20:08

#56 Savior of Mothers

12/16/2019
Childbed fever was killing new mothers with a vengeance. In Hungary, young doctor Ignaz Semmelweis found a cure. However, there was one problem... No one believed him.

Duration:00:26:30

#55 Death Row Baseball

11/21/2019
Baseball has long been dubbed America’s pastime, but would that change if players had to literally play for their lives?

Duration:00:26:10

#54 The Second Son of God

10/24/2019
In the 1850s, a Christian cult rattles imperial China to its core...

Duration:02:33:43

#53 Interview with Egyptologist Colleen Darnell

7/9/2019
Mummies, hieroglyphs, pyramids, vintage fashion; this episode has it all!

Duration:00:41:47

#52 [MiniStorium] Bad Luck

6/20/2019
History is full of moments of misfortune, irony, or just plain ol’ bad luck. This episode contains eight mini-stories about the times where things went from bad to worse.

Duration:00:35:11

#51 The Ghosts of Notre Dame

5/24/2019
This episode is devoted to story of 800 year old Notre Dame cathedral and it's incredibly storied past.

Duration:00:30:42

#50 Interview with Dirk Langeveld, author of The Artful Dodger

4/16/2019
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.

Duration:00:41:58

#49 Dead Reckoning

4/1/2019
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue...

Duration:00:15:20

#48 The Pinball Wizard

3/19/2019
In the 1970s, a hero arose to defend the fact that pinball was a game of skill, not a game of chance.

Duration:00:18:51