159 episodes

Historian and veteran Middle East journalist Michael Rank looks into the most exciting events and personalities of history in this podcast and explains them in five-minute episodes so that you can absorb the facts in the fastest way possible. Learn about the lives of Genghis Khan, Vlad Dracul, and Richard the Lionheart, and such events as the Crusades and the Black Death in these highly entertaining and informative episodes. Michael has sold thousands of books with his unique take on the past with such best-selling titles as "History's Most Insane Rulers: Lunatics, Eccentrics, and Megalomaniacs From Emperor Caligula to Kim Jon Il," and he brings the same energy to this podcast. He focuses on world history, Roman history, military history, the history of the United States, the most famous rulers in history, biographies, biography of famous people, the most famous people in history, the most powerful rulers, medieval history, violent history, world history, United States history, and how to put all these pieces together.



This is a great podcast if you know nothing about a topic and need a good launching point into a deeper study.

History in Five Minutes Podcast Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster

    • Education
    • 4.2, 96 Ratings

Historian and veteran Middle East journalist Michael Rank looks into the most exciting events and personalities of history in this podcast and explains them in five-minute episodes so that you can absorb the facts in the fastest way possible. Learn about the lives of Genghis Khan, Vlad Dracul, and Richard the Lionheart, and such events as the Crusades and the Black Death in these highly entertaining and informative episodes. Michael has sold thousands of books with his unique take on the past with such best-selling titles as "History's Most Insane Rulers: Lunatics, Eccentrics, and Megalomaniacs From Emperor Caligula to Kim Jon Il," and he brings the same energy to this podcast. He focuses on world history, Roman history, military history, the history of the United States, the most famous rulers in history, biographies, biography of famous people, the most famous people in history, the most powerful rulers, medieval history, violent history, world history, United States history, and how to put all these pieces together.



This is a great podcast if you know nothing about a topic and need a good launching point into a deeper study.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

Willie Ortiz ,

Great Five minutes

This is a great show that gives you very interesting events that happened in history. Best few minutes to learn a variety of historic events.Thank you!

Michael1775 ,

Must Listen to Podcast

I have listened to all 159 episodes and loved them all. I look forward to and always check for new ones. Each episode has new and little known facts about an interesting topic. Because this podcast was so good it hooded me on podcasts.
Shortly after starting to listen to this podcast I read every book that I could find by Michael Rank.

jack70508 ,

Great

I enjoy listenng to the podcast while driving. They are very interesting and informative. Thank you Mike.

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