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A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

The History of the Twentieth Century Mark Painter

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    • 4.8 • 384 Ratings

A chronicle of the history of the twentieth century, including art, music, popular culture, science, religion, and, of course, politics and war.

    Inherit the Wind

    Inherit the Wind

    The state of Tennessee had made it a criminal offense to teach evolution in the public schools. The trial of John Scopes became the most famous court case in America of the period.

    • 51 min
    The Great Debate II

    The Great Debate II

    If the first great scientific debate of the 1920s was over the size and composition of the Universe, the second was over the structure and nature of the atom. It turned out that the common-sense rules of our everyday world don't apply at the atomic level.

    • 50 min
    Les années folles

    Les années folles

    The French know the Roaring Twenties as the "crazy years," when Coco Chanel was the queen of fashion and Dada art was making everyone scratch their heads.

    • 40 min
    Anything Goes

    Anything Goes

    Music has always been a part of theatre, from opera to vaudeville. But in the 1920s, the first true stage musicals appeared.

    • 41 min
    The Algonquin Roundtable

    The Algonquin Roundtable

    New York City grew to be the most populous city in the world in the 1920s, as well as home to the world's tallest buildings and the world's champion smart alecks.

    • 43 min
    Dos, Don'ts, and Be Carefuls

    Dos, Don'ts, and Be Carefuls

    In the early twentieth century, France had the world's largest motion picture industry, but it was soon eclipsed by that of the USA, a larger nation where movies were extremely popular. By 1920, 8 out of 10 motion pictures made in the world came from the United States.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
384 Ratings

384 Ratings

FoolDevil ,

Excellent

I like history podcasts, but I wasn’t much interested in this one, because I lived through a bunch of the 20th century and thought I knew it. Nope. I knew nothing. This podcast is erudite, funny, well produced, and well presented. It is also an eye opener. A real pleasure.

RaiderParoleOfficer ,

Wow

This dude really nails it. So much detail in impeccable logic arrangement.

pizza guy 999 ,

Plz

Good podcast just if you were to talk more about the United States please do not underestimate it. Happy you have not though! Good podcast byeeeeeeeee!!

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