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Welcome to Acts of Impact, the show where we discuss those who are making a positive difference in the world around us. Season 2 is live now, and is all about Historical Impact! Tune in now to hear about those who made a difference during crucial moments in history. Learn more at http://www.actsofimpact.com

Acts of Impact Nicholas Hill

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to Acts of Impact, the show where we discuss those who are making a positive difference in the world around us. Season 2 is live now, and is all about Historical Impact! Tune in now to hear about those who made a difference during crucial moments in history. Learn more at http://www.actsofimpact.com

    Paws On Ground Zero: The Rescue Dogs Of 9/11

    Paws On Ground Zero: The Rescue Dogs Of 9/11

    On September 11th, 2001, a group of Al Qaeda terrorists hijack four passenger airplanes and carry out suicide attacks against major U. S. targets, including the World Trade Center in New York City. What followed was one of the largest search-and-rescue missions in history, as FEMA teams and first-responders descended on ground zero in search of survivors. Many heroes would arrive on scene to help, with one unique group arriving on four legs instead of two - The FEMA Canine Search-and-Res...

    • 49 min
    Always Ready: The U.S. Coast Guard Rescue of the FCA Alaska Ranger

    Always Ready: The U.S. Coast Guard Rescue of the FCA Alaska Ranger

    When the Alaska Ranger sent a distress call to Communications Station Kodiak in the early hours of March 23, 2008, it set in motion a daring and dangerous rescue mission. Amidst daunting sea and wind conditions, the Coast Guard Cutter Munro coordinated helicopter and plane crews, good samaritan ships, and more in a race against time to save 47 lives. On today's episode, we'll explore the events leading up to the sinking, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard's incredible rescue operation...

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ignaz Semmelweis, Savior of Mothers

    Ignaz Semmelweis, Savior of Mothers

    On today's episode, we'll explore the story of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, an obstetrician from the 19th century who discovered the importance of hand-washing for preventing Childbed Fever and started a campaign to change the behavior of the entire medical industry. In so doing, he would be ostracized, villainized, ignored, and committed to an insane asylym where he would be beaten and ultimately die as this preventable disease continued to kill thousands of mothers. For this episod...

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Jesus Garcia and the Train of Dynamite

    Jesus Garcia and the Train of Dynamite

    On today's episode, we'll explore the incredible story of Jesus Garcia, a Mexican Railroad Engineer credited with saving the entire town of Nacozari, Sonora in 1907 when he sacrificed himself to drive a train of dynamite away from the town before it exploded. For this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Ernesto Ibarra, president of the Nacozari de Garcia Historical Association. We'll discuss the history of Nacozari, Jesus's rise to Engineer, the events of the day leading up to t...

    • 36 min
    Swansea Jack and the North Dock Rescues

    Swansea Jack and the North Dock Rescues

    On today's episode, we'll explore the incredible story of Swansea Jack, a Welsh rescuer credited with saving the lives of 27 people and 2 dogs from the North Docks of Swansea in the 1930s. For this episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Berni Hellier, author of 'The True Tail of Swansea Jack', and Gayle Simmonds, illustrator of the book and long-time friend of Berni's. We'll discuss Jack's 7-year career which included charity work, festivals, and more, the attempts to discredit his...

    • 49 min
    Jack Foley and the Sound of Cinema

    Jack Foley and the Sound of Cinema

    On today's episode, we'll explore the incredible story of Jack Foley, a film-maker whose inventive style of creating sound effects for movies revolutionized Hollywood. We'll discuss the unique history of how sound effects came to the movies, how Jack's inventive techniques led to some of today's most creative sounds, and how Foley Artists use everyday objects to sensationalize the stories we see on screen.I hope you enjoy today's episode. To learn more about the show, view transcrip...

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

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Very engaging

Nick’s presentation style is very engaging. It reminds me of a crime documentary where they have the interview and the host keeps you invested with great descriptions of what actually happened and why it was significant. I felt like I was listening to a thriller!

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