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Everything Everywhere Daily tells the stories of interesting people, places, and things from around the world and throughout history. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, history, science, geography, and culture.
Who Was the Greatest Olympian of All Time?
The modern Olympics have been celebrated for over 100 years. Since their beginning in 1896, there have been over 100,000 athletes who have competed at the Olympics and thousands of medals have been awarded.
At every Olympics, just like clockwork, the same debate is initiated: who is the greatest Olympian of all time?
Join me as I try to answer this unanswerable question, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Robert Smalls: Man of Action (Encore)
Robert Smalls was born a slave in 1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina. From that humble beginning, he went on to become a war hero, a ship captain, a presidential advisor, and a member of the US House of Representatives.
However, he is best known for one of the most daring exploits of the entire Civil War.
Learn more about Robert Smalls on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
The Korean Axe Murder Incident
Ever since the cease-fire which ended the Korean war, the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea has been a tense stand-off. Standing only a few meters from each other, soldiers from North Korea stand on one side with soldiers from South Korea and the United States on the other.
On August 18, 1976, the two sides came as close as they ever have to igniting another war.
Learn more about the Korean Axe Murder Incident on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Throughout human history, people have killed, robbed, and put their lives at risk in the pursuit of power. In fact, almost all of history can be thought of as people, tribes, and nations all competing for power.
However, occasionally there are those who have the ability to seize power but refuse to do so.
One man, in particular, did so twice.
Learn more about Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Were The Dark Ages Really That Dark?
The term Dark Ages has been used to refer to a period in European history when culture supposedly regressed and civilization was in decline.
The idea of a Dark Ages is one that was prevalent amongst historians for centuries.
But lately, historians have been reconsidering the idea of a Dark Age and questioning if there really was a Dark Age.
Learn more about the Dark Ages and if they were really that dark, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
Timothy Dexter: Sometimes It's Better To Be Lucky
You’ve probably heard the stories of many titans of industry. People like John D. Rockefeller, Sam Walton, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos grew their companies to become large enterprises and then became fantastically wealthy.
To be sure, having intelligence, skill and foresight can certainly lead to success in business.
But sometimes, it is far better to be lucky than good, and no one embodies this more than Lord Timothy Dexter.
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