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It Was Said is a limited documentary podcast series looking back on some 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, and created, directed and produced by Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios in association with HISTORY, this series will take you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham will offer expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series will also bring together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.

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    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings

It Was Said is a limited documentary podcast series looking back on some 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, and created, directed and produced by Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios in association with HISTORY, this series will take you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham will offer expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series will also bring together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.

    Ep 4: Meghan McCain, and Her Father’s America

    Ep 4: Meghan McCain, and Her Father’s America

    Meghan McCain delivers a provocative eulogy for her father, the war hero and senator, John McCain, at Washington National Cathedral. It was a speech at once elegiac and resonant in the age of Trump.
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    • 38 min
    Ep 3: President Obama's Charleston Sermon

    Ep 3: President Obama's Charleston Sermon

    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
    Ep 2: RFK, A Eulogy for King

    Ep 2: RFK, A Eulogy for King

    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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    • 38 min
    Ep 1: MLK Jr., The Last Speech

    Ep 1: MLK Jr., The Last Speech

    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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    • 44 min
    Ep 0: Welcome to It Was Said, with Jon Meacham

    Ep 0: Welcome to It Was Said, with Jon Meacham

    Welcome to Season One 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, the first two episodes will drop on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020.
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    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

tinu ,

Yay!

Well-done. Really well-done podcast. Thank you.

Elmo Pete ,

Powerful

These are political speeches. That’s what makes them moving or upsetting. There’s no way to discuss them without being influenced, one way or another, by their power. Multiple historians comment with the masterful host providing a matrix of context. Chronology is not relevant as they all stand on their own. Thank you for giving us history filled with humanity.

Tomama915 ,

Wonderful

Loved every episode.

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