History in Five Minutes Podcast
Historian and veteran Middle East journalist Michael Rank looks into the most exciting events and personalities of history in this podcast and explains them in five-minute episodes so that you can absorb the facts in the fastest way possible. Learn about the lives of Genghis Khan, Vlad Dracul, and Richard the Lionheart, and such events as the Crusades and the Black Death in these highly entertaining and informative episodes. Michael has sold thousands of books with his unique take on the past with such best-selling titles as "History's Most Insane Rulers: Lunatics, Eccentrics, and Megalomaniacs From Emperor Caligula to Kim Jon Il," and he brings the same energy to this podcast. He focuses on world history, Roman history, military history, the history of the United States, the most famous rulers in history, biographies, biography of famous people, the most famous people in history, the most powerful rulers, medieval history, violent history, world history, United States history, and how to put all these pieces together. This is a great podcast if you know nothing about a topic and need a good launching point into a deeper study.
HFM 160 | Series Finale: The Final Episode of History in Five Minutes
H5M 159 | The Man Who Avoided Drowning on the Titanic By Getting Drunk
H5M 158 | Churchill’s “Operation Vegetarian”
H5M 157 | Churchill’s Most Controversial Cousin
HFM 156 | Churchill’s Affinity for Chemical Weapons
HFM 155 | Why Did British Men Wear Powdered Wigs in the 1700s?
HFM 154 | German POWs in the U.S. During World War II
HFM 153 | Teddy Roosevelt’s Near-Death Journey Through the Amazon
HFM 152 | How Teddy Roosevelt Gave a 90-Minute Speech After Being Shot
HFM 151 |When Teddy Roosevelt Arrested Three Boat Thieves
HFM 150 | The Story of the Donner Party
HFM 149 | Cannibalism During the Crusades
HFM 148 | Cannibalism in History
HFM 147 | The Real Story of the Scopes Monkey Trial
HFM 146 | Did Anyone Actually Wear Chastity Belts?
HFM 145 | George Washington Was Really the 9th President of the United States?
HFM 144 | Columbus Wasn’t As Wonderful – Or As Terrible – As You’ve Heard
HFM 143 | Why The Fall of Rome is Centuries Later Than You Think
HFM 142 | The Enormously Misunderstood Heresy Trial of Galileo
HFM 141 | Why Does the US Celebrate the 4th of July the Way It Does?