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A podcast that explores the lesser known people and events that have forged our modern world as told by a man whose interest in history is so enthusiastic, it's geeky!

Geeked on History Nick

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A podcast that explores the lesser known people and events that have forged our modern world as told by a man whose interest in history is so enthusiastic, it's geeky!

    Understanding Tammany: A history of Tammany Hall – Episode 1

    Understanding Tammany: A history of Tammany Hall – Episode 1

    In this episode of Geeked on history, we review an institution many have heard of, but fewer have a great understanding of. Now more of an anachronism, Geeked on History explores the history of Tammany Hall in this first "totally geeked" multi-part series.

    • 25 min
    Geeked on Halloween!

    Geeked on Halloween!

    This week we're geeking out on some halloween material, so scare away the trick-or-treaters, snap on some Reese's cups, and listen to some of the ghostly history of some of the world's most haunted locations!

    • 25 min
    The Horrors of Unit 731

    The Horrors of Unit 731

    This week's podcast touches on a very tough subject - the subject of brutal human experimentation during World War II.
    This episode is not for those who are easily put-off by graphic descriptions of violence, so consider this a fair warning for the content of this week's podcast.

    • 25 min
    The Life of Baroness Lovelace (Flash Edition)

    The Life of Baroness Lovelace (Flash Edition)

    Geeked on History covers the tragically short story of one of the greatest female scientists in history: Augusta Ada Lovelace in this flash edition.
    This was a podcast originally recorded for The History Podcasters Network, so you may notice some differences (like no intro track!) but the information is the same quality you've come to expect from the show!

    • 10 min
    “Surprise, Kill and Vanish” – Meet The JEDBURGHs

    “Surprise, Kill and Vanish” – Meet The JEDBURGHs

    Hello again, Geeks!
    In today's podcast, we get our hands a little dirty on World War 2 history. I know, I know. I used it as a point of pride to say that we tried to avoid covering too many topics in the WWII era, but I feel that this topic qualifies as quality content for Geeked on History ears.
    Operation JEDBURGH was an old concept applied with new effectiveness. Gone were the days of security deep within the borders of a rapidly advancing front. When air troop transports can drop covert teams of saboteurs behind your lines, any illusions of safety evaporated like water on a hot summer day.
    So nestle in with your choice of summer beverage (I'll take a Bell's Oberon, please!) and enjoy the podcast!
    And don't forget to stay geeky!

    • 39 min
    The Dreaded Demon Core

    The Dreaded Demon Core

    Welcome back, geeks!
    Today we're going to revisit one of my favorite topics - nuclear/cold war history.
    At the very end of WWII, the Americans developed one of the most terrifying weapons that the world has ever seen. Powered by a chunk of enriched and unstable fissile material, the parts of the weapons were almost as dangerous to human life as their sum.
    Because of the lives that it took, one such core would come to be known by its sinister and ominous moniker: The Demon Core.

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