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Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Host Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

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Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Host Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

    Earthrise

    Earthrise

    On Christmas Eve in 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts captured an image that symbolizes hope and inspired environmentalism.

    • 5 min
    Hair peace. Bed peace.

    Hair peace. Bed peace.

    On March 25, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were a few days into their marriage when they invited the press to join them at their honeymoon suite at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel.

    • 5 min
    The jazz queen who chose home over fame

    The jazz queen who chose home over fame

    Jazz singer Ethel Ennis’s voice wowed audiences and won praise from critics. But when she was faced with the opportunity to become a superstar, Ennis chose a different path.

    • 6 min
    Clara Barton, America's most famous nurse, broke boundaries to treat Civil War victims

    Clara Barton, America's most famous nurse, broke boundaries to treat Civil War victims

    The nurse who founded the American Red Cross had no formal training in medicine. She tended to countless wounded soldiers.

    • 7 min
    The military's famous Santa Tracker began with a wrong number

    The military's famous Santa Tracker began with a wrong number

    In the 1950s, a child trying to call Santa Claus accidentally called NORAD and changed Christmas Eve forever.

    • 6 min
    The 'Toy King' who never aspired to the throne.

    The 'Toy King' who never aspired to the throne.

    Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus had no idea how big the toy industry would become.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
639 Ratings

639 Ratings

speedyraf ,

Where is it?

Apparently, Retropod continues online available to read, but not as a podcast currently. I miss it and hope it returns soon.

listener_kc ,

Notate rerun episodes, please

Minus two stars for not denoting rerun episodes in the episode titles. There are too many not to do this! Otherwise good.

dhskkxuencksn ,

Why?!

I teach US History at our local high school and this was a go to for beginning my classes. It’s short and simple and students love this podcast. Why stop?! 😩

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