13 episodes

Short History Of... is the new show from award-winning podcasters, Noiser.
Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people.

New episodes each Monday.

Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter for updates on our shows.

Short History Of..‪.‬ Noiser Podcasts

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    • 4.9 • 184 Ratings

Short History Of... is the new show from award-winning podcasters, Noiser.
Each week, we'll transport you back in time to witness history's most incredible moments and remarkable people.

New episodes each Monday.

Follow Noiser Podcasts on Twitter for updates on our shows.

    Alcatraz

    Alcatraz

    Cloaked in secrecy, discussed by even the most hardened criminals as a place of terror, US Penitentiary Alcatraz is the most feared institution in the American penal system. From 1934 to 1963 more than 1500 prisoners pass through its gates, including Machine-Gun Kelly and Scarface himself, Alphonse Capone. But how did this island rock capture the public imagination? What was life really like inside? This is a Short History of Alcatraz.
    Written by Kate Simants.
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    • 58 min
    The Maya

    The Maya

    In 1511, a Spanish lifeboat makes land on the Yucatán coast in modern-day Mexico. Thirteen days ago, the crew's caravel was wrecked on a reef. But their adventure is far from over. Now, they are about to become some of the first Europeans to make contact with the Maya. Custodians of an ancient civilisation, at one time tens of millions of Maya people inhabited a swathe of the Americas. But who were they and what did they do? Where did they go once their society collapsed? And how are their modern-day descendants beginning to bring the past back to life? This is a Short History of the Maya.
    Written by Dan Smith.
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    • 56 min
    The Moon Landing

    The Moon Landing

    After multiple coups by the Soviet Union, astronaut Alan B. Shepard has just become the first American in space. But this is only the beginning. Now, NASA have the moon in their sights, but it's still a long way off. For either the USA or the USSR to succeed, they'll need newer and better technology. The 1960s are about to become the defining decade in space exploration. Who will touch down first on Earth's nearest neighbour? This is a Short History of the Moon Landing.
    Written by Luke Kuhns.
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    • 56 min
    The Space Race

    The Space Race

    Humanity has always looked to the heavens, pondering what is really out there. But how did space travel turn from fantasy into reality? In the aftermath of World War Two, a group of scientists from Nazi Germany arrives in the United States. Their task? To kickstart America's space program. Meanwhile, in the Soviet Union a covert team of engineers begins work on a series of rockets and satellites. The starting gun has been fired. Who will make it up there first? This is a Short History of the Space Race.
    Written by Luke Kuhns.
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    • 53 min
    The Black Death

    The Black Death

    In October 1347, a ghostly fleet of trading ships docks at a port in Sicily. The crew members – dead already, or well on their way – bear bubonic plague. The ‘Great Pestilence’ will ravage the populations of three continents over the next decade. What changes to society will result from this, the most devastating pandemic in history? How will people make sense of the terrible scenes before them? Are their methods of dealing with disease really as misguided as they seem? This is a Short History of the Black Death.
    Written by Dan Smith.
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    • 52 min
    Tutankhamun

    Tutankhamun

    In November 1922, in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, a young water boy called Hussein Abdul Rasoul makes a remarkable discovery. A set of stone steps lies concealed beneath the desert sand - a staircase leading to a long-lost tomb. The mummified pharaoh within will capture the imagination of generations to come, becoming the very embodiment of Ancient Egypt. What do we know of this boy king and his premature end? And why the extraordinary opulence of his burial chamber? This is a Short History of Tutankhamun.
    Written by Luke Kuhns.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
184 Ratings

184 Ratings

emsuve ,

Awesome

I love these and the way they are narrated and presented. You can imagine yourself being there. Please keep making these. I’m learning so much and I love it

Jimmy Hamilton ,

Love history

Love this. Keep ‘em coming mate.
Presentation is F’kn awesome!

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I really enjoy this

I really enjoy this podcast. It’s clear, precise, very well written and presented

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