14 episodes

Sometimes the most fascinating histories out there aren’t the ones you’ll encounter in a classroom. They might be buried in an overcrowded archive, in the middle of a dense textbook, or in the darkest depths of an internet database. Problem is, most people these days just don’t have enough time on their hands to drop everything and go looking for them. That’s why 20 Minute History is here for you. It’s the new podcast that’s dedicated to broadcasting engaging stories of unfamiliar and misunderstood figures, concepts, and events, all in less time than it takes to make a delicious dinner. Each episode is crafted to be maximally informative, easily accessible, and most of all, fantastically entertaining. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/20-minute-history

20 Minute Histor‪y‬ That's Not Canon Productions with David A. Bradbury

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Sometimes the most fascinating histories out there aren’t the ones you’ll encounter in a classroom. They might be buried in an overcrowded archive, in the middle of a dense textbook, or in the darkest depths of an internet database. Problem is, most people these days just don’t have enough time on their hands to drop everything and go looking for them. That’s why 20 Minute History is here for you. It’s the new podcast that’s dedicated to broadcasting engaging stories of unfamiliar and misunderstood figures, concepts, and events, all in less time than it takes to make a delicious dinner. Each episode is crafted to be maximally informative, easily accessible, and most of all, fantastically entertaining. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/20-minute-history

    BONUS: Housekeeping + Valentine's Day Special

    BONUS: Housekeeping + Valentine's Day Special

    We're back with a few brief housekeeping matters, an update, and...a special Valentine's Day surprise for all my loyal listeners!


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    • 6 min
    BONUS: The Casting Cuts of Season 1

    BONUS: The Casting Cuts of Season 1

    Crafting the best possible debut season for 20 Minute History meant not all of the fantastic historical figures that were considered could be in the final ten. So in this Season 1 bonus episode, we take a look at three additional characters who very nearly received their own full length episode, but just didn't quite make the cut.


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    • 9 min
    Leo Abse

    Leo Abse

    The United Kingdom has a long history of oppressing people of LGBT+ identities. In particular, gay men were historically subject to laws that called for their imprisonment or even their death if they ever engaged in homosexual activities. But then in 1967, MP Leo Abse passed a bill that broadly decriminalized taking part in those acts, so long as it was done in private. Safe to say, the new law was not ideal, and Abse himself was far from the perfect advocate for gay Britons. But through an intense examination of the brutal battle for queer acceptance in the UK, our season finale episode argues that Abse should nonetheless be regarded as a key advocate for the cause of LGBT rights.


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    • 20 min
    Lech Wałęsa

    Lech Wałęsa

    When Lech Wałęsa was elected the president of Poland in 1990, he instantly became one of the most crucial players in bringing about the end of the Cold War. He was endlessly lauded as a hero of workers' rights, as a fearless anti-communist warrior, and as a champion of Polish democracy. But that was thirty years ago, and Walesa (now aged 77) has since lost all semblance of relevancy he once had. How could one man fall from the heights of political popularity to the depths of national embarrassment in so short a time frame? In today's episode, we aim to find out.


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    • 19 min
    Kathy Fiscus

    Kathy Fiscus

    Kathryn Anne Fiscus was only 3-years-old when she fell down a well in San Marino, CA, and though the rescue effort that followed her accident failed to save her life, the implications of it are profound and far-reaching. Today's episode aims to explore those effects, both on the community and on the future of media as we know it. The discourse surrounding little Kathy's historical impact may be relatively new, but one thing is already for certain: after the incident had reached its conclusion, the world would never again be the same.


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    • 19 min
    Grigori Rasputin

    Grigori Rasputin

    There are so many questions surrounding the life of this Siberian mystic that it's hard to know where to begin. Did he have mystical healing powers? Were he and the Empress enjoying a scandalous affair? How much influence did he actually enjoy over the Tsar? What was the real cause of his death? On this episode, we're attempting to answer all of these and more through a rigorous examination of the evidence. Though we may not be able to definitively dispel every single myth, we will take a significant step toward learning how much of the legend is true...and how much of it is false.


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Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Chunky monkey dude ,

History made Interesting

I love that David makes these people, who play such a significant role in our history, come to life. Interesting, introspective and intellectually stimulating... these podcasts bring to light some of the lesser known players in some of our most well known historic events. David Bradbury is an excellent story teller, often humorous, always enlightening. In just 20 minutes, the time it takes me to drive to work, I feel better educated and in the most entertaining way.

ilanadegann ,

super informative and fun!

this podcast perfectly wraps historical stories into bite-sized pieces! all the episodes are very easy listening and ive learned a lot from each one. they’re also really entertaining. thank you for reading the dense history books for us and making them fun and easy to understand!

Hawg67$ ,

Great supplement for textbooks

As a History teacher I always seek out opportunities for my students to learn of the non-textbook accounts of history and these episodes deliver.

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