19 episodes

Anyone who has achieved greatness has, in part, patterned themselves after those who came before. Napoleon learned from Charlemagne, Charlemagne learned from Caesar, and Caesar learned from Alexander the Great. This podcast analyzes the lives of some of the greatest men and women to ever live. By examining their strategies, tactics, mindset, and work habits, How to Take Over the World helps you understand the great ones, so that you can follow in their footsteps.

How to Take Over the World Ben Wilson

    • History
    • 5.0 • 126 Ratings

Anyone who has achieved greatness has, in part, patterned themselves after those who came before. Napoleon learned from Charlemagne, Charlemagne learned from Caesar, and Caesar learned from Alexander the Great. This podcast analyzes the lives of some of the greatest men and women to ever live. By examining their strategies, tactics, mindset, and work habits, How to Take Over the World helps you understand the great ones, so that you can follow in their footsteps.

    Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa was possibly the richest man of all time, but there was something that mattered much more to him. Find out what it was and how he achieved it, on this episode of How to Take Over the World.

    • 21 min
    Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass

    Slave. Runaway. Abolitionist. Orator. Statesman. Legend.

    On this episode, we explore how Frederick Douglass was able to go from the most challenging of beginnings to playing an integral role in the abolition of slavery in The United States.

    • 38 min
    Mini-Episode: The Greatest Poet of All Time: Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Mini-Episode: The Greatest Poet of All Time: Gerard Manley Hopkins

    A short anecdote about the greatest poet of all time, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and why some people might accidentally learn the wrong lesson from his life.

    • 7 min
    Thomas Edison (Part 3)

    Thomas Edison (Part 3)

    All of my Edison notes that didn't make it into Part 1 & Part 2, including:

    Edison vs. Tesla
    Edison vs. Elon Musk
    Puritanism and Edison
    How Edison Went Deaf (Maybe)

    • 38 min
    Thomas Edison (Part 2)

    Thomas Edison (Part 2)

    How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 2, we cover Edison's life from his invention of the light bulb to his death.

    • 36 min
    Thomas Edison (Part 1)

    Thomas Edison (Part 1)

    How did Thomas Edison rise from obscure origins in a frontier town in Michigan to become the most famous man of his age and one of the greatest inventors of all time? In part 1, we cover Edison's life from his birth up through his invention of the phonograph.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

RonBurgundy101010101010 ,

Amazing

The title can be a bit dramatic, but this is the best biography series I’ve found. Definitely recommend taking a listen.

DavidScheurer ,

Amazing podcast.

This is by FAR, one of the best podcasts I’ve listened too. I listen to a lot of history and business podcasts and this is both a great source of history and helps with business. I will most likely listen to some of these episodes more than once, thank you.

tacoheaf ,

Best history podcast

One of the best history podcasts I’ve herd in years so informative and great for the whole family both the kids love it thanks so much

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