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Professor Buzzkill is an exciting podcast that explores history myths in an illuminating, entertaining, and humorous way.

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    • 4.9, 13 Ratings

Professor Buzzkill is an exciting podcast that explores history myths in an illuminating, entertaining, and humorous way.

    Breaking Protocol: America’s First Female Ambassadors, Part 2

    Breaking Protocol: America’s First Female Ambassadors, Part 2

    Professor Philip Nash tells us the broader context of America's First Female Ambassadors, the "Big Six," and how they carved out their rightful place in history. He takes the story up to the present day to explain the trajectory of gender parity in US foreign relations.

    • 41 min
    Breaking Protocol: America's First Female Ambassadors, Part 1

    Breaking Protocol: America's First Female Ambassadors, Part 1

    Professor Philip Nash tells us the history of America's First Female Ambassadors, the "Big Six," and how they carved out their rightful place in history.  He explains how these trailblazers helped pave the way for more gender parity in US foreign relations!

    • 54 min
    The Making of the Non-Smoker - Throwback Thursday!

    The Making of the Non-Smoker - Throwback Thursday!

    The “Non-Smoker” as a category of person seems obvious in the 21st century. But it wasn’t always this way. Professor Sarah Milov gives the history of the non-smoking movement, including the medical, legal, and political battles that eventually led to smoke-free public places. Hear about pressure groups like GASP, ASH, and the countless local movements that helped clear the air.

    • 28 min
    Abe Lincoln, “Fool Some of the People All of the Time…” Wednesday Wisdom!

    Abe Lincoln, “Fool Some of the People All of the Time…” Wednesday Wisdom!

    Have we all been fooled all the time by people applying this quote to Abraham Lincoln? Where did the quote originate? Honest Abe or someone else? When was it said? During the Lincoln-Douglas Debates? During the 1860 Presidential Election? Find out in this Quote or No Quote episode of Professor Buzzkill!

    • 3 min
    G. Gordon Liddy: Piece of Sh*t Saturday!

    G. Gordon Liddy: Piece of Sh*t Saturday!

    G. Gordon Liddy is the subject of our second Piece of Sh*t Saturday. An American political operative and extremist, Liddy was one of the most fascinating figures of the 20th century. But why was he so sh*tty? Find out!

    • 14 min
    Fireside Chat on Tehran and Cairo 1943: FDR Friday!

    Fireside Chat on Tehran and Cairo 1943: FDR Friday!

    On Christmas Eve, 1943. Roughly half-way through the United States’ involvement in World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt reported to the American people about a war that was far from over, and that was about to cost even more Allied and American lives.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

melissajayne80 ,

Love it

I love this podcast and the history that is presented and how the episodes are usually 10-15 minutes and that there are the occasional in-depth episode.

Mozarab ,

Awesome!

Love the choice of lesser known topics on this show, I always learn a lot. Well-researched and delivered, PB is a real historian that knows what he's talking about.

Marillyon ,

Buzzkillers Unite!

Amazing podcast. Complex historical subjects get explored, and the myths around them get debunked. Professor Buzzkill is always entertaining, always illuminating, and always informative. Never dull!

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