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What was it like to hear about the JFK assassination? Or America’s triumph over Hitler? Or seeing Queen at Live-Aid? Our past is a collection of stories that bring us to now. Welcome to the Eyewitness History podcast, where we view history through the eyes of the people that watched the events that shaped our world. 

If you have a story from history that you would like to share, I would love to hear it! Please reach out to me using my Contact form at https://www.jeremystalnecker.com

Eyewitness History Parthenon

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    • 4.7 • 53 Ratings

What was it like to hear about the JFK assassination? Or America’s triumph over Hitler? Or seeing Queen at Live-Aid? Our past is a collection of stories that bring us to now. Welcome to the Eyewitness History podcast, where we view history through the eyes of the people that watched the events that shaped our world. 

If you have a story from history that you would like to share, I would love to hear it! Please reach out to me using my Contact form at https://www.jeremystalnecker.com

    How Deputies Responded to The 1992 Riots in Los Angeles That Caused Over $1 Billion In Damage

    How Deputies Responded to The 1992 Riots in Los Angeles That Caused Over $1 Billion In Damage

    What was it like to be a part of one of the first teams to respond to the Los Angeles riots in 1992? When everything had finally ended the riots saw innocent people injured, a number killed, and over One Billion Dollars of property damage. What was it like to be one of the many responsible with bringing law and order back to such a chaotic scene? 

    My Guest today is retired Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputy Danny Coon. With more than 31 years working in the county of Los Angeles Danny saw quite a few things happen. Working the riots, though, where the highlight of his career. As he explains why the riots happened and how various agencies responded, Danny goes into detail about what it takes to end an event that brought a city and region to a standstill. 
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    Desert Storm: A Company Commander Tells the Story of the Opening Days of the First Gulf War From the View of the Marines

    Desert Storm: A Company Commander Tells the Story of the Opening Days of the First Gulf War From the View of the Marines

    For those that watched the non-stop news footage of the first Gulf War (1991), it is easy to think that this was a war fought entirely from the air. In fact, this is considered to be one of the most successful uses of military aircraft in history. But what about the warriors on the ground? What was it like to cross the open desert on foot and engage with a dug in enemy? 

    My guest today is retired Marine Corps Lt. Col, John Foldberg. John had a long and distinguished career in the Marine Corps that included leading a Marine infantry company to a an engagement with the Iraqi Army as Desert Storm was just beginning. This story brings out the human side of a major military operation. 
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    • 45 min
    A View From Ground Zero: One 9/11 First Responder's Vivid Memories of The World Trade Center After September 11

    A View From Ground Zero: One 9/11 First Responder's Vivid Memories of The World Trade Center After September 11

    What was it like to be a first responder at the World Trade Center following the events of 9/11? Most of us remember where we were when we first heard about the planes crashing into those buildings, but we may not know the stories of the men and women who rushed in to help. My guest today is one of the men who responded to rescue the survivors trapped under those collapsed buildings. Dusty Shellhammer is a lifelong first responder and was a member of the National Crisis Response team called into action on 9/11. This incredible story reminds us of the courage, dedication, and unity of all who stepped up to help during one of our nations greatest tragedies. 

     

    Hear More 9/11 Stories: 


    World Trade Center Survivor Brian Branco: Apple Podcasts / Spotify
    Survivor & Activist Anne-Marie Principe: Apple Podcasts / Spotify
    Firefighter Michael O'Connell: Apple Podcasts / Spotify
    Police Officer Tom Wilson: Apple Podcasts / Spotify
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    • 39 min
    An Exciting Announcement You Can't Miss!

    An Exciting Announcement You Can't Miss!

    Today's episode is a new beginning of sorts. Don't worry, we will still be interviewing men and women who experienced the events that have changed our lives. The "new" part is the host! For those that have listened to the show in the past, Josh Cohen has moved on and I will be guiding our conversations. My name is Jeremy Stalnecker and I am looking forward to getting to know you as we as we bring these incredible stories to light.

    This episode will give you some of my background as well as a preview into coming episodes. Thank you for listening and I look forward to sharing "Eyewitness History" with you.

     


    Learn About Me: www.jeremystalnecker.com 
    Subscribe to My Second Podcast About Self-Improvement, March or Die, on Apple Podcasts & Spotify! 
    Learn About My Military Experience By Hearing My Interview with Josh Cohen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify!
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    How Did Reading Books Shape War?

    How Did Reading Books Shape War?

    This episode we examine the intersection of books and war as we sit down with esteemed historian Andrew Pettegree. We discuss his groundbreaking work, 'THE BOOK AT WAR: How Reading Shaped Conflict and Conflict Shaped Reading,'

    Pettegree challenges...

    • 50 min
    Author Describes Olympic Hero Imprisoned By The Nazis

    Author Describes Olympic Hero Imprisoned By The Nazis

    William Bonsall was captured and imprisoned by the Germans three months after landing in the second wave at Normandy during World War II. Bonsall later escaped to Poland and ultimately competed on the 1948 U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Olympic Team. Forty...

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

LanaRoad18 ,

New Favorite Show!

This show is awesome. Love learning about history and hearing what his guests have to say! Keep it coming, man!

TeeDeeDub ,

AFTER THE 11/7/23 BILL AYERS PODCAST, I’M OUT!!!

Josh, I found your podcast around 6 months or so ago and began listening from the beginning and working my way forward. My plan was to wait to review your podcast until after I had caught up to present but your November 7, 2023 interview with Bill Ayers so alarmed me that I am compelled to comment now.

History does not regard Ayers as some sort of social justice warrior, but rather as a counter-culture radical who was intimately involved in domestic terrorism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In your interview of him he boasted of the only deaths associated with SDS / Weather Underground being the three conspirators who planned to detonate a bomb containing nails at Fort Dix. (He even acquiesced to the fact that innocent people not being killed during any of the many instances of Weather Underground / SDS domestic terrorism as more or less because of luck.) YOU THEN PROCEEDED TO EXPRESS YOUR CONDOLENCES TO HIM FOR THE DEATHS OF THOSE THREE DOMESTIC TERRORISTS! Nails in bombs are intended to injure / kill people - how pathetic and disgustingly shameful for you to express your condolences to a co-conspirator of those three dead domestic terrorists!

Finally, you allowed him to disparage a true American hero and patriot (with no pushback or rebuttal from you whatsoever), John McCain, who was mercilessly tortured by his evil North Vietnamese communist captors. The Vietnam War was a lawful military operation that was undertaken by the government of the United States of America at the behest of the government of South Vietnam, and John McCain was undertaking his lawful duties as a combat pilot of the United States Navy. How dare you not speak a few words in McCain’s defense but instead you let a domestic terrorist like Ayers denigrate him and then reinvent and/or recast history at the expense of a true American hero!

I can’t bear to listen to any more of this pathetic patronizing drivel, Josh - I’m out!!!

myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics ,

Check this one out.

Compelling interviews with people who are unsung who were at moments. Covers new ground. Columbine principal, while a sad story, is also uplifting and worth a listen.

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