11 episodes

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 The HISTORY® Channel, this series takes you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham offers 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 also brings together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.

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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 The HISTORY® Channel, this series takes you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham offers 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 also brings together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.

    John F. Kennedy, A Summons To Service

    John F. Kennedy, A Summons To Service

    Ep 10: On a bright and snowy morning a young president summons a nation and a generation to the work of history with his enduring inaugural address.
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    • 35 min
    John Lewis, We Want Our Freedom Now

    John Lewis, We Want Our Freedom Now

    Ep 9: A twenty three year old John Lewis, speaking at the March On Washington, calls a nation to moral account. He didn’t want to be patient, he said. He wanted freedom now.  
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    • 40 min
    Hillary Clinton, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

    Hillary Clinton, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

    Ep 8: In the tradition of Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton travels to Beijing to argue that women’s rights are human rights, setting new global priorities. 
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    • 27 min
    Barbara Jordan, Your Keynote Speaker

    Barbara Jordan, Your Keynote Speaker

    Ep 7: A daughter of the segregated south, Barbara Jordan, keynotes the Democratic National Convention of 1976. It was America’s bicentennial, and Jordan was a voice born in one nation speaking to the hopes of a better nation to come.
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    • 31 min
    Edward R. Murrow Fights for Free Press

    Edward R. Murrow Fights for Free Press

    Ep 6: A demagogic politician, exaggerated claims, an insatiable thirst for attention and controversy, and a national climate of fear and anxiety. How Edward R. Murrow took on Senator Joseph McCarthy.  
     
    Special thanks to The Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries
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    • 46 min
    Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address

    Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address

    Ep 5: Ronald Reagan brings his long American odyssey to a close in his presidential farewell address, an evocation of America as a shining city on a hill. A nation that builds not walls but bridges.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

sam-i-am 1974 ,

Awesome

Beautiful podcast. Each episode is so incredibly interesting. I can’t wait for the next season!!

cbsimp ,

Season 2?

This is wonderful. Have listened to all of these several times. Ready for Season 2!
When is it coming ??

Lifer Dog ,

If u lived it, how can you not remember it

Thank you Professor Meachum, if one is of a certain age listening to these brilliantly crafted narratives all of what you may have forgotten does in fact come rushing back. The time and events of American history and the people who shaped it, especially from the Great Depression thru the age of COVID should never ever be forgotten.

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