Unknown History With Giles Milton

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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

  • The True Story of A Band of Female Resistance Fighters in WWII

    20/05/2021 Duración: 19min

    While we put the finishing touches on the next season of Unknown History, here's one more special bonus episode for you from our friends at Macmillan Audio. This week, you'll hear a special excerpt from the audiobook The Nine by Gwen Strauss. The Nine follows the true story of the author’s great-aunt Hélène Podliasky, who led a band of nine female resistance fighters as they escaped a German forced labor camp and made a ten-day journey across the front lines of WWII from Germany back to Paris. This heart-stopping story is a moving tribute to the power of humanity and friendship in the darkest of times. Get your copy today here or wherever books or audiobooks are sold. 

  • The Legacy of the West Point Class of 1966

    06/05/2021 Duración: 21min

    Unknown History's next season is still in the works, but this week, we're sharing another bonus clip. This episode is a special excerpt from the audiobook The Long Gray Line by Rick Atkinson. It tells the 25-year saga of three graduates of the West Point class of 1966. You'll follow them from their boisterous cadet years to the fires of Vietnam to the hard peace and internal struggles that followed the war. Get your copy today here or wherever books are sold. 

  • Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier

    20/04/2021 Duración: 11min

    In today's exclusive bonus episode, hear a special excerpt from the audiobook Blood and Treasure by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. Blood and Treasure tells the explosive true saga of the legendary figure Daniel Boone and the bloody struggle for America's frontier. Authored by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, it's a thrilling true historical account you won't want to miss. Get your copy today here or wherever books are sold. 

  • 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 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 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 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/education/history/users-guide-us-elections 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    03/04/2019 Duración: 14min

    A group of American Rangers, led by the bold James Rudder, were some of the strongest and bravest soldiers in D-Day battles. Learn how they sabotaged a giant stockpile of German weapons aimed at Normandy beaches.

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

    27/03/2019 Duración: 14min

    Two brothers, Charles and Elliot Dalton, fought side-by-side on the morning of June 6, 1944, leading the Juno Beach landings.

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

    20/03/2019 Duración: 15min

    If you've seen 'Saving Private Ryan,' you know too well the images of the first flight of men invading and dying on the beach on D-Day—today, we learn the true story of that fateful mission.

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

    13/03/2019 Duración: 15min

    As dawn broke on June 6, 1944, Allied forces were conducting their first wave of landings on Utah Beach—and quickly realized that a part of their plan had gone very, very wrong.

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

    06/03/2019 Duración: 15min

    A few hours before the beach landings at Normandy, Allied troops invaded the Merville Battery—a giant gun encampment—with instructions to destroy it. However, they had hundreds less soldiers than necessary to complete the mission.

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

    27/02/2019 Duración: 14min

    As we lead up to the climax of D-Day, we learn about the early hours of June 6, 1944, and the soldiers who executed a mission so dangerous, they expected death.

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

    20/02/2019 Duración: 15min

    Hours before the beach landings on D-Day, a group of men underwent a dangerous nighttime mission in France. What happened in that fateful operation?

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

    13/02/2019 Duración: 14min

    On June 5, 1944, the night of what was supposed to be D-Day, the five massive fleets heading for the French coast suddenly stopped and turned around—but why?

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