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Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

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Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

    The Broken Constitution: Lincoln's Choice

    The Broken Constitution: Lincoln's Choice

    Lincoln faced an unprecedented crisis that remains unique in American history. Were the choices he made vindicated by history?
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    • 35 min
    The Broken Constitution: The American Compromise

    The Broken Constitution: The American Compromise

    The original United States Constitution was a compromise between slaveholders and non-slaveholders. It made key compromises to protect a union between the Northern and Southern states and protected the slave trade in U.S. law.
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    • 27 min
    Coming Soon: The Broken Constitution

    Coming Soon: The Broken Constitution

    Coming soon on the Unknown History podcast: the story of Abraham Lincoln's work reshaping the United States Constitution. 
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    The Dramatic Conclusion of the Berlin Blockade

    The Dramatic Conclusion of the Berlin Blockade

    After 323 days of the Berlin Blockade, a weather system nearly brought the city to its knees. However, the strength of the Germans, tenacity of the Americans (and a little bit of luck), resulted in victory.

    • 8 min
    To Save a City

    To Save a City

    The Berlin Airlift of 1948 saved the city from starvation...but just barely. Unknown History delves into the astonishing ingenuity of American military alongside the hard work of German citizens that kept the city from collapse.
     
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    Launching the Airlift

    Launching the Airlift

    The Berlin Airlift saved the city from starvation during the Russian blockade of 1948. But supplying over two million people for over a year via airplane was a Herculean feat that almost didn't happen. Unknown History delves deeper into the American solution.
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Customer Reviews

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153 Ratings

153 Ratings

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Love all the goodInformation you guys give with the show and the fun that goes with it… Thanks so much take care💕👋🏻👋🏻

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Incredible

One of the best history podcasts out there

talks too fast ,

Talks to fast

It is pretty interesting but the host talks SUPER fast and always sounds depressed

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