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The Great Endeavors is a history podcast which will cover amazing stories from human history in which people overcame impossible odds, advanced technology beyond what was thought possible, and explored the unknown. Join me as I take a deep dive into stories both famous and obscure, to learn about the people, and the motivations, that brought about these great endeavors.

The Great Endeavors is a history podcast which will cover amazing stories from human history in which people overcame impossible odds, advanced technology beyond what was thought possible, and explored the unknown. Join me as I take a deep dive into stories both famous and obscure, to learn about the people, and the motivations, that brought about these great endeavors.
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The Great Endeavors is a history podcast which will cover amazing stories from human history in which people overcame impossible odds, advanced technology beyond what was thought possible, and explored the unknown. Join me as I take a deep dive into stories both famous and obscure, to learn about the people, and the motivations, that brought about these great endeavors.

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English


Episodes

1.6 The Road to Sputnik

4/10/2019
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In this episode, we continue coverage of the space race by discussing the events on the Soviet side of things between the end of WW2 and the launch of Sputnik, the first man made satellite. http://thegreatendeavors.libsyn.com beardjoe33@gmail.com @jbb33

Duration:00:34:56

1.5 Operation Paperclip

3/22/2019
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In this episode we switch back over to the American side of the Space Race, following Wernher von Braun as he travels to the United States to begin working for America. Hurdles abound, but by the end of the episode the space race will be in full swing! A couple of von Braun's Disney appearances are linked below. Man in Space Man and the Moon http://thegreatendeavors.libsyn.com/

Duration:00:51:39

1.4 Back from the Dead

3/11/2019
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In this episode, we take a look at the life of Sergei Korolev leading up to his involvement in the Soviet space program. He will go from promising young engineer, to convicted traitor, to the best hope of the Soviet Union for beating the Americans into space, all in just a few years. Email any questions or comments to beardjoe33@gmail.com or contact me on Twitter @jbb33 http://thegreatendeavors.libsyn.com

Duration:00:27:29

1.3 Late to the Party

3/3/2019
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Having covered the first steps of the Space Race from the American perspective, we now turn to see how the Soviets made due once they discovered that they were one step behind right out of the gate. Email any questions or comments to beardjoe33@gmail.com or contact me on Twitter @jbb33 http://thegreatendeavors.libsyn.com

Duration:00:26:08

1.2 Staver's Search

2/24/2019
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In this second episode on the Space Race, we follow Major Robert Staver as he travels to war torn Europe in search of the V-2 Rocket and the German scientists responsible for it. Will he get to them before the Soviets? Let's find out! Visit The Great Endeavors website at https://thegreatendeavors.libsyn.com

Duration:00:50:14

1.1 Wernher on the Run

2/24/2019
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In this first episode of The Great Endeavors podcast, I begin the story of the Space Race with the tale of Wernher von Braun and how, in 1945, he found himself among the most wanted men in the world. Amidst the chaos of World War II, he was being hunted by both the United States and the Soviet Union. Fortunately for him, they wanted him alive. https://thegreatendeavors.libsyn.com/

Duration:00:23:19