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The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life - the words you speak, the ideas you share - can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We'll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we'll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind American Scandal, Tides of History, American Innovations and more.
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The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life - the words you speak, the ideas you share - can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We'll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we'll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind American Scandal, Tides of History, American Innovations and more.
You can binge new seasons of American History Tellers early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery app or on Apple Podcasts. 

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    World War I | Preparedness

    World War I | Preparedness

    In June 1914, a gunman assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This event set off a chain reaction that plunged Europe’s major powers, and the wider world, into all-out war. President Woodrow Wilson was determined to keep the United States out of the conflict, but when German submarine attacks put American lives at risk, the American people would become divided over how to respond to the increasing threat

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    World War I | The Yanks Are Coming

    World War I | The Yanks Are Coming

    In the spring of 1917 the U.S. moved closer to entering the Great War. German submarines resumed attacks against American ships, and a secret German telegram urging Mexico to wage war on the U.S. came to light, enraging the public. As he prepared to lead the nation into the conflict, President Woodrow Wilson faced daunting challenges. He would have to transform the Army, reshape the economy and crack down on internal dissent. And for German-Americans, U.S. entry into the war would leave them caught between home and heritage.

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    World War I | The Spring Offensive

    World War I | The Spring Offensive

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    In January 1918, after months of preparation and planning, American troops finally started to arrive in Europe in significant numbers. But the U.S. was still far from combat ready. Its economy was struggling to adapt to the demand for war supplies and the U.S. forces in Europe were still heavily reliant on British and French support. But America and the Allies were running out of time. Germany was preparing to launch an all-out assault on the Western Front in the hope of finally securing victory for the Kaiser.

    World War I The Eleventh Hour

    World War I The Eleventh Hour

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    In the summer of 1918, the U.S. successfully led a critical offensive in northern France, finally giving the Allies the upper hand in the battle against Germany and the other Central Powers. And as the war reached its final months, President Woodrow Wilson hoped to use his 14 Point vision for peace to reshape the world in the United States’ favor. But his ambitious plan would encounter heavy opposition, from both America’s allies and Wilson's political opponents at home.

    History Daily: The Hillsborough Stadium Disaster

    History Daily: The Hillsborough Stadium Disaster

    April 15, 1989: A crowd crush at a soccer game at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England leads to the deaths of 97 Liverpool fans.




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    Encore: Lewis and Clark I Into the Wild

    Encore: Lewis and Clark I Into the Wild

    In 1803, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began a westward journey that would transform America. Their mission was to head up the Missouri River and find a route through the uncharted west to the Pacific Ocean. The journey was full of risk. But no danger loomed larger in their minds than the Sioux – the powerful Native American confederacy of the plains. And it wouldn't be long before the two crossed paths.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17.5K Ratings

17.5K Ratings

Superarie ,

Super!

Did you think you learned about history in school? You probably only scratched the surface! These are some deep dives into very interesting topics! I always enjoy this show. It’s such great quality. The sound effects add a lot to the show and the levels are perfect with the levels of the host, so they don’t blow your ear drums when they come on or they don’t overpower the host when they’re meant to be background. It’s entertaining, educational, and no political bias. I even revisit episodes often!

Gfsfvhjgdvgxf ,

Great

High production value. Decently balanced. I was looking for a good history podcast that seemed more like a history class. Most of the ones I come across are either “weird history” or “history of headlines” type shows. While this doesn’t flow quite like a class curriculum, it’s easy enough to navigate, and it follows “major” historical events, but includes some deep dives.
The “acting” can get a bit hokey, but it gets better as they add voice actors. And it’s not distracting.

Szulisr614 ,

Great series

Ive listened through darn near all the seasons and have enjoyed them all. Its a great way to get some behind the scenes looks at how history has been made. Stories are told in a way that you really can picture the moments and come away with some knowledge and maybe a change of heart on how you viewed the history makers.

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