15 episodes

Famous figures. Forgotten stories - a history podcast that brings them back. Welcome to the Almost Immortal History Podcast. This show brings to life the stories of fascinating people who were famous in their day and accomplished amazing things, but over time they have not been immortalized in the same way as an Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Amelia Earhart or Winston Churchill – but their stories and impact on all of us are equally worth appreciating, understanding and enjoying.

Almost Immortal History Podcast Ryan Powers

    • History
    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

Famous figures. Forgotten stories - a history podcast that brings them back. Welcome to the Almost Immortal History Podcast. This show brings to life the stories of fascinating people who were famous in their day and accomplished amazing things, but over time they have not been immortalized in the same way as an Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Amelia Earhart or Winston Churchill – but their stories and impact on all of us are equally worth appreciating, understanding and enjoying.

    Eunice Carter - Part 2

    Eunice Carter - Part 2

    Thanks for joining us for the second and final part of the Eunice Carter story. When we left off in Part 1, Carter’s unprecedented rise to a seemingly unimaginable role on Thomas Dewey’s team of criminal prosecutors made her a household name across America. 
    Now, Carter’s courage and tenacity will be tested as she takes on the most dangerous mob boss in the country. Despite being surrounded by an entire team of brilliant legal minds, it will be Carter’s intuition and intelligence that Dewey will need most of all if they are to stop the underworld from continuing its reign of terror across New York City.
    So sit back and enjoy the conclusion of today’s episode, New York City Prosecutor, Eunice Hunton Carter. 
     

    • 28 min
    Eunice Carter - Part 1

    Eunice Carter - Part 1

    Many of us know the stories of famous criminals like Al Capone, Bonnie and Clyde or the famous lawmen who helped bring them to justice. Though many might not know the story of the lawyer who was most responsible for brining down the most powerful mob boss in the world, Lucky Luciano, making the streets of New York safer and nearly propelling her boss to the American Presidency. This story would be remarkable regardless of who it was about, but because this particular lawyer was one of the only black female lawyers in 1930s America, her story is one of the most remarkable of them all. 
     So sit back and enjoy the story and the focus of today’s episode, New York City Prosecutor, Eunice Hunton Carter. 

    • 33 min
    Nancy Wake Part 2

    Nancy Wake Part 2

    Thanks for joining us for the second and final part of the Nancy Wake story. When we left off in part one, Wake had traveled an unlikely path to becoming a wealthy socialite in France and an even unlikelier path as a leader in the French and British resistance efforts in World War II. 
    Now, as the stakes increase, Wake will have to make difficult choices that will put her in even greater danger but will see her legend grow and her contributions to the Allied war effort become legendary. 
    So sit back and enjoy the conclusion of today’s episode, World War II spy, Nancy Wake.
     

    • 33 min
    Nancy Wake Part 1

    Nancy Wake Part 1

    Many of us know the stories of World War II heroes. Leaders like Winston Churchill and FDR or soldiers from books and shows like Band of Brothers. Though many might not know the story of the war’s most decorated woman who the Nazis despised so much they had codenamed her the White Mouse because of her inexplicable elusiveness. The Nazis did everything they could to find her and stop the havoc she was wreaking, but they had no idea who they were up against, in every sense of that phrase.   
    So sit back and enjoy the story and the focus of today’s episode, World War II spy, Nancy Wake. 

    • 33 min
    Thomas Nast - Part 2

    Thomas Nast - Part 2

    Thanks for joining us for the second and final part of the Thomas Nast story. When we left off in Part one, Nast was coming into his own as a famous sketch artist covering America’s Civil War.
    Now, Nast will find his true calling as he takes his talent and growing fame to new heights, helping to elect Presidents of the United States and take on the most corrupt city government the nation has ever seen. 
    So sit back and enjoy the conclusion of today’s episode, Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast.
     

    • 35 min
    Thomas Nast - Part 1

    Thomas Nast - Part 1

    Many of us know the stories of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Or the images of political symbols like the Republican elephant or Democratic donkey. Though many might not know of the artist and political cartoonist who created the latter and help elect the former all while being most responsible for taking on and taking down the most corrupt politician in New York City’s history and even finding time to create the modern image of Santa Claus.
    So sit back and enjoy the story and the focus of today’s episode, Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast. 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

ifkeval ,

Amazing stories

This is such a great podcast! Easy to listen to, full of wonderful stories with powerful and meaningful contributions to our history!

Jaki44124 ,

Great and top podcast

This podcast are interesting and well done.There a lot of learned.

Dij324234 ,

Love it

Just a great podcast. Ilove this podcast.

Top Podcasts In History