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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 • 38 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.

    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.
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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.
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    • 52 min
    Pompeii and the Vesuvius Eruption

    Pompeii and the Vesuvius Eruption

    What happens when a volcano erupts just six miles from a bustling city? In 79 AD Mount Vesuvius is regarded as a source of bounty by those who live in its shadow. But one of history’s most infamous natural disasters soon unfolds. How did the lucky ones make their escape? And how did this Roman settlement become such an extraordinary archaeological site? This is a Short History of Pompeii and the Vesuvius Eruption.
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    • 46 min
    The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush

    On January 24th, 1848, a carpenter from Coloma plunges a hand into the American River and pulls out gold. This discovery triggers an explosion of findings, as people flock to the region seeking fortune and reinvention. But what were the chances of striking gold? What obstacles did would-be prospectors encounter along the way? And did the rush to the American West ever really end? This is a Short History of the California Gold Rush.
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    • 58 min
    Blackbeard the Pirate

    Blackbeard the Pirate

    In the early 18th century, one man makes his name as the most notorious pirate of all time. The legend of Edward Thatch has spawned television shows, novels and major motion pictures. Stories abound of his wild eyes striking fear into enemy hearts, of the six pistols strapped to his chest, and of his arrival in battle with his jet-black beard set ablaze. But how much is fact and how much fiction? This is a Short History of Blackbeard the Pirate.
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    • 1 hr
    The Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 2 of 2

    The Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 2 of 2

    On October 16th, 1962, John F. Kennedy discovers that the Soviet Union has successfully planted ballistic missiles on Cuban soil. The United States is now in Moscow's crosshairs. How will the President respond? How far will Khrushchev and Castro push him? This is a Short History of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Part 2.
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    • 49 min

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