3 episodes

From the Salem Witch Trials to O.J. Simpson, trials have always revealed hidden truths about our world. History on Trial digs into famous legal battles from American history, uncovering the real story behind the headlines, and exploring the powerful cultural contexts that shaped the verdicts -- and still impact us today. Fans of true crime, legal dramas, and history alike will be captivated by the unbelievable cases that played out in the courtrooms of history.

Hosted by Mira Hayward. New episodes drop every other Thursday.

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    • History
    • 4.7 • 221 Ratings

From the Salem Witch Trials to O.J. Simpson, trials have always revealed hidden truths about our world. History on Trial digs into famous legal battles from American history, uncovering the real story behind the headlines, and exploring the powerful cultural contexts that shaped the verdicts -- and still impact us today. Fans of true crime, legal dramas, and history alike will be captivated by the unbelievable cases that played out in the courtrooms of history.

Hosted by Mira Hayward. New episodes drop every other Thursday.

    Theodore Tilton v. Henry Ward Beecher

    Theodore Tilton v. Henry Ward Beecher

    In 1874, the most famous preacher in America, Henry Ward Beecher, was publicly accused of adultery. The story became one of the greatest sex scandals of the 19th century, and led to a shocking trial, in which Beecher’s accuser, Theodore Tilton, sued Beecher for ruining his marriage. The trial would reveal just how hard it can be to find answers in a courtroom, especially when a celebrity is involved…
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    • 1 hr
    The People v. Levi Weeks

    The People v. Levi Weeks

    In early 1800, Levi Weeks went on trial for the murder of Elma Sands. Rumor had it that Weeks and Sands had been lovers, until something went tragically wrong. But at the trial, where Weeks was defended by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, a much more complicated story emerged…
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Introducing: History on Trial

    Introducing: History on Trial

    From the Salem Witch Trials to O.J. Simpson, trials have always revealed hidden truths about our world. History on Trial digs into famous legal battles from American history, uncovering the real story behind the headlines, and exploring the powerful cultural contexts that shaped the verdicts -- and still impact us today. Fans of true crime, legal dramas, and history alike will be captivated by the unbelievable true cases that played out in the courtrooms of history.

    Hosted by Mira Hayward. New episodes drop every other Thursday.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

EmiliaAnne ,

Great new podcast

If you like the History Chicks, you’ll love this thoughtful history podcast.

TRSMadison ,

Great Listening

What an enjoyable podcast. Well-researched and well-told!

Amsam33 ,

Great listen!

Love the stories and how they are told. It’s a great way to learn some history while being entertained. Great podcast!

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