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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.

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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
    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
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

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There’s a story

I’ve heard snippets of many of these speeches, but have not heard the context, history, and the way they changed the world. Thank you for these inspiring speeches and the stories behind them. Fantastic storytelling style. Love this.

Gena Re ,

Excellent

After every episode I think each deserves a five star rating. Thank you.

techarterez ,

Where is season two episode 10?

At the end of season two episode nine of it Was Said, John states that the next episode would be about Eleanor Roosevelt. I do not see that episode anywhere. Please post it.

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