23 episodes

It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, takes a look back on some of the most powerful and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast takes you through 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 reflect on why it’s important to never forget them. 
It Was Said is an Audacy original in association with The HISTORY® Channel.

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    • 4.7 • 3.8K Ratings

It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, takes a look back on some of the most powerful and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast takes you through 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 reflect on why it’s important to never forget them. 
It Was Said is an Audacy original 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
    Theodore Roosevelt, Man In The Arena

    Theodore Roosevelt, Man In The Arena

    Theodore Roosevelt, speaking at the Sorbonne in Paris, outlines the vital role and responsibility of the ordinary citizen in a republic.  

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    • 33 min
    Margaret Thatcher, The Lady’s Not For Turning

    Margaret Thatcher, The Lady’s Not For Turning

    Margaret Thatcher resolves not to change course despite mounting criticism of her economic policy in Britain. The lady's not for turning, she said.  

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    • 29 min
    Nelson Mandela, I Am Prepared To Die

    Nelson Mandela, I Am Prepared To Die

    Nelson Mandela stands trial for challenging the apartheid regime in South Africa. Speaking from the defendant’s dock at Pretoria, he defiantly declares that he is prepared to die to achieve a democratic and free society. 

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    • 31 min
    Ronald Reagan's D-Day Commemoration

    Ronald Reagan's D-Day Commemoration

    Ronald Reagan commemorates the 40th anniversary of D-day. Linking past and present, he harks back to the landing in Normandy to revive a sense of American greatness and strength. 

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Teon77 ,

Where did you guys go??? MORE PLEASE

This podcast is my new fav. I'm learning from the best.

KennyClose4737 ,

Please do more!

Such an interesting listen. Over and over.

impish1 ,

A Great, Entertaining Listen

These speeches are wonderful, sonorous and important. Their history and context are invaluable. Meachum’s voice, insight and selection are fascinating. Really fine listening.

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