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The past, rediscovered Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

The past, rediscovered Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.
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The past, rediscovered Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

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English


Episodes

The worst presidents

6/21/2018
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Besides President Trump, whom do scholars scorn the most?

Duration:00:05:00

Doughnuts, the most patriotic of the junk foods

6/20/2018
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Doughnuts aren’t just delicious. They also helped America win a war.

Duration:00:03:17

The first shark attacks

6/19/2018
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For most of American history, no one was scared of sharks. One week - and one shark - changed that.

Duration:00:04:19

Between Lincoln and Washington, only one was a great poet

6/18/2018
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George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two great presidents, had a lot in common: Both lost a parent as a child, both had a serious demeanor, and both dabbled with writing poetry. But only one was any good at poetry.

Duration:00:04:18

This security guard discovered the Watergate break-in, but nobody remembers him

6/15/2018
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The man who called the police on the Watergate burglars never received the credit he deserved.

Duration:00:03:13

Thomas Jefferson’s iftar dinner and the long history of Ramadan at the White House

6/14/2018
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In December 1805, a handful of prominent politicians receive invitations to join President Thomas Jefferson for a White House dinner. The occasion was the arrival of a Tunisian envoy to the U.S., Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, who was observing Ramadan.

Duration:00:03:10

The biscuit tin

6/13/2018
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It’s World War II, and you’re King George VI of England. You fear a Nazi invasion of England could come at any moment. How do you protect the crown jewels? Not even Queen Elizabeth II knew how her dad did it - until recently.

Duration:00:03:20

Before Loving, another interracial couple fought to marry

6/12/2018
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The Kinneys married in Washington, D.C. but were arrested back home in Virginia for violating the state’s laws. They fought the ruling in higher and higher courts, but never won the right to stay married in their home state.

Duration:00:03:49

The Jedwabne massacre

6/11/2018
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The controversy around the murders of a Polish village's Jewish residents has centered on raw questions of complicity versus compulsion.

Duration:00:03:41

Tennis's first goddess

6/8/2018
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Suzanne Lenglen was physically ferocious. Always fashionable. A disrupter of convention.

Duration:00:03:07

The White House makeover

6/7/2018
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When the White House was built over 200 years ago, it lacked certain modern conveniences. They got added in a hodgepodge of improvements over the years.

Duration:00:03:53

The Order of the Day

6/6/2018
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On the day before D-Day, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a speech to the troops that totally masked how nervous he actually was.

Duration:00:04:07

The “temporary insanity” legal defense started with an affair

6/5/2018
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The man who called the police on the Watergate burglars never received the credit he deserved.

Duration:00:04:10

History’s most fascinating misquote

6/4/2018
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The Apollo 13 astronauts never said “Houston we have a problem.” Here’s why you think they did.

Duration:00:03:44

Mourning Bobby Kennedy

6/1/2018
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Robert F. Kennedy's death, which came just weeks after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., shocked the nation, especially those who looked to him to continue the national discussion over racial inequality.

Duration:00:05:29

The black power protest that shook the world

5/31/2018
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At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, one of the most iconic moments of that chaotic year unfolded on television screens around the world.

Duration:00:02:56

LBJ's political bombshell

5/30/2018
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By 1968, things were going badly for President Lyndon B. Johnson. Morale around the Vietnam War was sinking, and in Washington, political sharks were circling.

Duration:00:05:03

One broadcast helped turn Americans against the Vietnam War

5/29/2018
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Walter Cronkite's reputation, his calm but authoritative voice, carried so much weight that in 1968 one single report helped persuade the American public that we weren’t winning the war in Vietnam.

Duration:00:04:44

The performance that saved Johnny Cash's career

5/28/2018
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In a year of extraordinary, chaotic moments this was a hopeful one - a beat-up country music star recording an album live at a troubled maximum security prison in California.

Duration:00:04:51

Publishers hated ‘A Wrinkle in Time,' and Madeleine L'Engle never forgot the rejections

5/25/2018
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'A Wrinkle in Time' author Madeleine L'Engle said she received 26 rejection letters from publishers.

Duration:00:04:03