Unknown History With Giles Milton

Sinopsis

Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

Episodios

  • 91- A Users Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Cases that Shaped History

    91- A User's Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Cases that Shaped History

    27/09/2020 Duración: 13min

    How did flag burning become a protected act of free speech? Did the United States v. Nixon determine that the President can't, basically, act like a king through executive privilege? Are corporations people? Let's take a look at some U.S. Supreme Court cases that changed America in profound ways. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the QDT newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/users-guide-supreme-court-cases https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/quickdirtytips https://twitter.com/quickdirtytips

  • 90 - A Users Guide to the Branches of U.S. Government

    90 - A User's Guide to the Branches of U.S. Government

    20/09/2020 Duración: 20min

    The three branches of the U.S. federal government—executive, legislative, and judicial—keep each other in line through a system of "checks and balances." What roles do each play? And who puts the brakes on the POTUS? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the QDT newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/users-guide-branches-government https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/quickdirtytips https://twitter.com/quickdirtytips

  • 89 - A Users Guide to Getting Involved in Democracy—Petitions and Protest

    89 - A User's Guide to Getting Involved in Democracy—Petitions and Protest

    14/09/2020 Duración: 13min

    How do you get involved in U.S. Democracy? Here's a crash course on next-level civic participation. Yep, we're talking about putting your money or your giant poster board sign where your mask-covered mouth is. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the QDT newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/users-guide-petition-protest https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/quickdirtytips https://twitter.com/quickdirtytips

  • 88 - A Users Guide to U.S. Elections

    88 - A User's Guide to U.S. Elections

    06/09/2020 Duración: 18min

    Who's responsible for the Electoral College? (Hint: There's a wildly popular Broadway musical about him.) We'll dish on that and everything you need to know about the U.S. election process in the inaugural episode of our Unknown History miniseries, A User's Guide to Democracy. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the QDT newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/quickdirtytips https://twitter.com/quickdirtytips

  • 23 S2 - How an Outsider Became President of the United States

    23 S2 - How an Outsider Became President of the United States

    31/08/2020 Duración: 05min

    Newspapers mocked his candidacy. Opponents underestimated him. And yet, he came to occupy the Oval Office as a U.S. President. Who is he? Not who you think! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to QDT's newsletters for regular updates. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/how-an-outsider-became-president-of-the-united-states https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe

  • BONUS: Introducing The History of England

    BONUS: Introducing The History of England

    30/05/2019 Duración: 35min

    Today we have a special guest post for Unknown History listeners. David Crowther hosts the History of England podcast, where he delves into England's history from the end of Roman Britain to present day. This episode focuses on Queen Mary, Lady Elizabeth, and their strained relationship in 1500's England. Listen to learn about the queen's attempt to "remove a thorn" from her rule. Learn more about the History of England Podcast at: https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/

  • 87 S3 -- D-DAY: When the Tides Turned on Omaha Beach

    87 S3 -- D-DAY: When the Tides Turned on Omaha Beach

    24/04/2019 Duración: 14min

    In the last episode from Season 3 of Unknown History, we learn how the American Troops finally won the beach from German defenders at Omaha Beach. This episode was supported by MagellanTV. For an exclusive two-month free trial of all MagellanTV has to offer, visit magellantv.com/unknownhistory

  • 86 S3 -- D-DAY: The German Opposition

    86 S3 -- D-DAY: The German Opposition

    17/04/2019 Duración: 14min

    Today, we hear from the other side of D-Day—the German colonel tasked with driving the Allied forces off the beaches. Could the panzer tank division and its colorful leader turn the tide on June 6, 1944? This episode was supported by MagellanTV. For an exclusive two-month free trial of all MagellanTV has to offer, visit http://magellantv.com/unknownhistory. ]]>

  • 85 S3 -- D-DAY: Bagpipes and Snipers

    85 S3 -- D-DAY: Bagpipes and Snipers

    10/04/2019 Duración: 14min

    Upon landing at Sword Beach the morning of June 6, 1944, one group of eite British commandos were accompanied by a Highland bagpiper, who emphasized the greatness of their victory. This episode was supported by MagellanTV. For an exclusive two-month free trial of all MagellanTV has to offer, visit http://magellantv.com/unknownhistory ]]>

  • 84 S3 -- D-DAY: American Rangers Who Terrified the Germans

    84 S3 -- D-DAY: American Rangers Who Terrified the Germans

    03/04/2019 Duración: 14min
  • 83 S3 -- D-Day: The Tale of Two Brothers

    83 S3 -- D-Day: The Tale of Two Brothers

    27/03/2019 Duración: 14min
  • 82 S3 -- D-DAY: D-Day: The Men in the Suicide Wave

    82 S3 -- D-DAY: D-Day: The Men in the 'Suicide Wave'

    20/03/2019 Duración: 15min
  • 81 S3 -- D-DAY: The Utah Beach Landings

    81 S3 -- D-DAY: The Utah Beach Landings

    13/03/2019 Duración: 15min
  • 80 S3 -- D-DAY: The Battle for Merville

    80 S3 -- D-DAY: The Battle for Merville

    06/03/2019 Duración: 15min
  • 79 S3 -- D-DAY: One of the Most Dangerous Missions of D-Day

    79 S3 -- D-DAY: One of the Most Dangerous Missions of D-Day

    27/02/2019 Duración: 14min
  • 78 S3 -- D-DAY: The Mission Youve Never Heard Of

    78 S3 -- D-DAY: The Mission You've Never Heard Of

    20/02/2019 Duración: 15min
  • 77 S3 -- D-DAY: What Happened on the Eve of D-Day?

    77 S3 -- D-DAY: What Happened on the Eve of D-Day?

    13/02/2019 Duración: 14min
  • 76 S3 -- D-DAY: What Was Operation Tarbrush X?

    76 S3 -- D-DAY: What Was Operation Tarbrush X?

    06/02/2019 Duración: 15min
  • 75 Wild Bill - Friendship in the American Frontier: Wild Bill and Buffalo Bill

    75 Wild Bill - Friendship in the American Frontier: Wild Bill and Buffalo Bill

    17/01/2019 Duración: 11min

    Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill were two of the most famous plainsmen of the American West, and also became trusted friends. How did this friendship come to be?  Read the transcript here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/friendship-in-the-american-frontier-wild-bill-and-buffalo-bill Get the book here: https://amzn.to/2EAiyDB

  • 74 Wild Bill - The Softer Side of Wild Bill Hickok

    74 Wild Bill - The Softer Side of Wild Bill Hickok

    10/01/2019 Duración: 11min

    Even America Frontier's first and fastest gunslinger had a softer, romantic side—on this episode, we learn about the women that captured Wild Bill Hickok's heart. Tom Clavin tells all in his book Wild Bill. Read the transcript here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-softer-side-of-wild-bill-hickok Get the book here: https://amzn.to/2EAiyDB

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