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For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with four wives and twelve concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?). Second, it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything. Topics include gruff World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids, a war horse who gained the rank of sergeant, and presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk.

History Unplugged Podcast Scott Rank, PhD

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    • 4.4, 1.2K Ratings

For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with four wives and twelve concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?). Second, it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything. Topics include gruff World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids, a war horse who gained the rank of sergeant, and presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

S. Aaron Sklies ,

What kind of editing happened at the end of this episode?

Episode was great but have you listened to the end? The credits roll over like the last 3 minutes of the episode. Weird and annoying. But I liked the episode!

Adk guide ,

Battle of Saratoga episode

I love your show, listening often at work (Carpenter). I live and work in the areas described in the battle of Saratoga part of the episode. I noticed in the description of the 18 day journey with cannon from Ticonderoga to fort Edward was only 3 miles. The trip today is about 50 minutes by car, I’d guess around 40-45 miles or so I would assume that Burgoyne used the lake to travel as far as Whitehall (claimant to the birthplace of the US navy by Arnold) then traveling the remainder (about 20 miles) by land. There’s a plaque on a mountain just north of fort Ann called “battle hill”. It tells a story of militia fighting a two day battle there to slow the British advance.

I wish I knew more! Thanks for the great podcast

Keekmahjong ,

The ads are incredibly irritating

Good history podcast but they play the ads at two or three times the volume of the rest of the show. Not good if you’re wearing headphones or listening while you fall asleep. This has been reported in many other reviews so I’m guessing it won’t change. I listen to a lot of other podcasts and none have this problem.

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