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On Podcasts – Part 1: History

If you know me very well, you know that I am a devotee of the podcasting medium. This isn’t surprising considering I grew up on talk radio. And yet, most people would consider maintaining 67 podcast subscriptions a warning sign of clinical insanity. In all, I probably listen to 30+ hours of podcasts per week.

As a result of my obsession interest, I am often asked what podcasts I listen to and what I recommend. So I decided to put together a list that I can share. Each podcast is listed with a short description and a few of my favorite episodes. At first, I was going to list all of my podcasts but that was taking an eternity. So I am going to break it down by genre starting with history.

History

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Hands down my favorite history podcast! With episode run times that regularly exceed 3 hours, its closer to series of audiobooks than a podcast.

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Addendum

Addendum is based on the premise of Hardcore History but focuses on shorter, one off topics.

Tides of History

Tides is a narrative history podcast that focuses on the broad trends in world history that formed the modern world.

Our Fake History

Our Fake History tries to disentangle fact from fiction in some of the most mythologized events in history.

American History Tellers

Similar to Tides of History (they’re published by the same Podcast Network, American History Tellers is a narrative history of America.

Presidential

Presidential is a series on the Presidents of the United States. Although the show is now complete, I am working through the archive.

Internet History Podcast

It’s hard to decide whether to categorize this show as history or technology. But I decided on history. This interview show features creators, developers, and other players from the early days of the internet.

Podcast: Keep Cool Like Coolidge w/ Kyle Griesinger

I had the privilege of joining my good friend Remso Martinez on the Remso Republic Podcast to talk about America’s greatest ‘do nothing’ president, Calvin Coolidge. He was a man of few words and fewer actions. Which made him America’s greatest president. An all-around badass, contemporary conservatives would do well to imitate his reservedness, devotion to principle, and devotion to the American creed.

I’ve heard the GOP called a million different things, “the party of Reagan” and “the party of Trump” to name a few. Attaching Reagan to the GOP implies the party stands for one set of ideals that may be different than if you said the party embodied Trump’s populism. The names at the end of the day don’t matter but the ideas do, and at least talk around the water cooler implies libertarians and conservatives are wanting a certain silent president’s method of government to come back. This week I’m joined by Kyle Greisinger from Outset’s Young Guns to discuss how young Republicans are trying to make Calvin Coolidge cool again.

For some fun facts about Coolidge go over to The Republican Standard where you can get additional notes.

“The Testing Time” by Paul Harvey

One of the most distinctive voices in the history of radio, Paul Harvey was, in many respects, the soundtrack of my young life. His broadcasts still echo in my head a decade later. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush. Never has there been anyone more deserving of the honor. His passing was a sad day for me; made sadder by the fact that so few people of my generation knew who he was, had never heard that distinctive “hello Americans” or “this is Paul Harvey, good day.”

I recently came across this recording of a message called “The Testing Time” from the early 1960’s. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

“…And now you know the rest of the story.” 
— Paul Harvey, 1918-2009 —

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