60 episodes

A history podcast for people who don't necessarily like history. Want to learn a little bit about Ancient Rome or the Black Death but don't want to spend hours doing it? Jack and Lauren present a topic in history quick enough for your commute. Now sit back, relax, and learn something.

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A history podcast for people who don't necessarily like history. Want to learn a little bit about Ancient Rome or the Black Death but don't want to spend hours doing it? Jack and Lauren present a topic in history quick enough for your commute. Now sit back, relax, and learn something.

    Admiral Yi Sun-Shin - Part One

    Admiral Yi Sun-Shin - Part One

    In 1592, a Japanese invasion force landed in southern Korea and proceeded to conquer the vast majority of the peninsula. Only one man stood in the way of foreign domination. Join Jack and Lauren as they discuss the greatest naval commander in all of history.

    • 36 min
    Operation Anthropoid

    Operation Anthropoid

    It’s our first listener suggestion episode of 2020! Join Jack and Lauren as we dive into the crazy story of Operation Anthropoid, the undercover operation to take down “The Butcher of Prague”, Reinhard Heydrich.

    • 34 min
    Prohibition (and How It Backfired)

    Prohibition (and How It Backfired)

    100 years ago, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution officially went into effect. And just like that, thousands of average Americans decided they weren’t going to follow the law. Join Jack, Lauren (& some moonshine) as we dive into the story of Prohibition: America’s “failed noble experiment”!

    • 43 min
    The Catalpa Rescue

    The Catalpa Rescue

    In the 1860s, British Intelligence in Ireland arrested six members of the Fenian secret society. They narrowly avoided the noose but received a lifetime sentence of servitude in one of the British penal colonies in Western Australia. But after a desperate plea for help from an old comrade, a daring plot was hatched to break them out. Join Jack and Lauren as they discuss the incredible story of the Catalpa rescue mission of the Fremantle Six.

    • 48 min
    Antony vs. Octavian: The Battle for Rome - Part Two

    Antony vs. Octavian: The Battle for Rome - Part Two

    At the end of part one, Marc Antony married Octavian's sister as part of a peace agreement. It seemed the conflict between the two men had been finally resolved. But that didn't last for long. By the end of the episode, only one will survive to reign supreme over the mighty Roman Empire. Join Jack and Lauren as they conclude this epic two-parter about the rivalry that changed the course of history forever. 

    • 51 min
    GPN Presents: Coldest Cases - The Lost Colony of Roanoke

    GPN Presents: Coldest Cases - The Lost Colony of Roanoke

    Tune in for a special episode from GPN’s sister podcast, Coldest Cases! What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? 20 years before Jamestown and John Smith became known as the first English settlement in the New World, a different group of English men, women and children tried to set roots in present-day North Carolina… twice. Both attempts ended in disaster, with one settlement disappearing completely.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

mhh167 ,

Solid & Underrated podcast

Great way to listen to interesting stories in history!

s_reyna ,

Thumbs up!

Great listen! Engaging and informative! Love that I can still learn history, even when I’m in a hurry’

ScottTheG33k ,

Great Podcast

This is a good podcast, the casters where funny and it was very informative

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