14 episodes

It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it’s important to never forget them.
It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel.

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It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it’s important to never forget them.
It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel.

    Winston Churchill, The Finest Hour

    Winston Churchill, The Finest Hour

    Confronted with the impending threat of Nazi invasion, Winston Churchill outlines the stakes of the war and rallies the British people to fight on against seemingly insurmountable odds. 

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    • 30 min
    John F. Kennedy, We Choose To Go To The Moon

    John F. Kennedy, We Choose To Go To The Moon

    John F. Kennedy delivers a historic speech at Rice University on his daring and uncertain mission to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade. 

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    • 31 min
    Welcome to It Was Said, Season 2, with Jon Meacham

    Welcome to It Was Said, Season 2, with Jon Meacham

    Welcome to Season Two of It Was Said, a documentary podcast series that looks back on 10 of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author-historian, Jon Meacham, created, directed and produced by C13Originals Studios, in association with HISTORY Channel.

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    • 2 min
    MLK Jr., The Last Speech

    MLK Jr., The Last Speech

    Ep 1: In one of the most tumultuous moments in American history, Martin Luther King Jr. travels to Memphis to address the issue of racial and economic injustice. With eloquent language and brilliant rhetoric, he creates a mosaic of the ongoing Civil Rights struggle, culminating with a fearless and defiant premonition.  

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    • 45 min
    RFK, A Eulogy for King

    RFK, A Eulogy for King

    Ep 2: Robert Kennedy learns of the MLK Jr.’s assassination while in route to a campaign event in inner city Indianapolis. He breaks the news to an unsuspecting crowd, delivering a spontaneous and empathetic eulogy for the apostle of nonviolence. 

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    • 39 min
    President Obama's Charleston Sermon

    President Obama's Charleston Sermon

    Ep 3: Barack Obama goes to Charleston, South Carolina in the wake of a white supremacist’s massacre of innocents at Emanuel AME Church. In word and in song the 44th President contemplates tragedy and grace.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

madyanni ,

Thank you

Mr. Meacham, this is the most important podcast I have had the joy of listening to. What a truly outstanding job you have done. Let us all pray to Our Lord that our modern day McCarthy can be stopped. I pray that all our citizens will listen and come to understand.

tcm59 ,

Simply Outstanding!!

Great way to illustrate history. Very well produced. Very moving.

tmartinde ,

Reagan’s farewell

My belief, you give Reagan too much credit. He was barely a good actor in the end, he was a racist, misogynistic, homophobic, narcissist, antisemite moron comedian. We all love a good comedian. He propelled the decline of the Republican Party and worse the rise of white nationalist christofascists. And that you revere him in any way will guarantee that I will never contribute to your professional well being.

Love,
Thalia Martin, MD

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