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Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

    Famous Fates: Wild Bill Hickok

    Famous Fates: Wild Bill Hickok

    He was a law enforcer, gambler, and performer. When you picture an Old West Cowboy, Wild Bill Hickok is likely what comes to mind. And true to that image, he died after being shot in a saloon in 1876.

    • 45 min
    Listen First! DICTATORS, A Parcast Original Series!

    Listen First! DICTATORS, A Parcast Original Series!

    They are natural-born-leaders with a never-ending thirst for power. Through force and deceit, they rise through the ranks towards radicalism—eliminating anyone who stands in their way. Every Tuesday, delve into the minds, and motives, behind some of the world’s most infamous leaders in Parcast’s original series, DICTATORS. Each dictator is analyzed in 2-part episodes... with the first giving insight into their rise to power, and the second chronicling the impact of their downfall.

    In this special clip from our first episode, learn about Benito Mussolini’s transformation from Italian “Superman” to despised despot. To finish this episode, subscribe to DICTATORS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 19 min
    Famous Fates: Al Capone

    Famous Fates: Al Capone

    He was America’s first-ever Public Enemy Number One, and the man behind the “Scarface.” Al Capone changed the face of crime in the 1920s before his ultimate arrest for tax evasion. And by the time Capone got out of prison, he had already entered his final years of decay.

    • 41 min
    Famous Fates: Franz Ferdinand

    Famous Fates: Franz Ferdinand

    His death was the spark that lit the wildfire of World War I. While Franz Ferdinand is most remembered for his final moments, he led a fascinating life of royal intrigue.

    • 34 min
    Famous Fates: Julius Caesar

    Famous Fates: Julius Caesar

    A military general, Julius Caesar rose to power as part of the Roman Triumvirate, but then took power as a dictator in the first century BC. But this great power led to his infamous death.

    • 53 min
    Famous Fates: Abraham Lincoln

    Famous Fates: Abraham Lincoln

    As the 16th President of the United States, he was revered for tirelessly leading the U.S. through the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was also the first American President to be assassinated.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

Rhon Go ,

Love this!

Love the narrative which makes boring history a lived experience. Thank you for doing this!

PerseusJ ,

Historical Figures

Thank you for this.

Daniel_Summerage ,

Uhm... where are the former episodes?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward on your new show but I’m currently binge listening to your other podcasts and I’m about to do the same with “remarkable lives. Tragic deaths.”

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