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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

    91- A User's Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Cases that Shaped History

    91- A User's Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Cases that Shaped History

    How did flag burning become a protected act of free speech? Did the United States v. Nixon determine that the President can't, basically, act like a king through executive privilege? Are corporations people? Let's take a look at some U.S. Supreme Court cases that changed America in profound ways.
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    90 - A User's Guide to the Branches of U.S. Government

    90 - A User's Guide to the Branches of U.S. Government

    The three branches of the U.S. federal government—executive, legislative, and judicial—keep each other in line through a system of "checks and balances." What roles do each play? And who puts the brakes on the POTUS?
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    89 - A User's Guide to Getting Involved in Democracy—Petitions and Protest

    89 - A User's Guide to Getting Involved in Democracy—Petitions and Protest

    How do you get involved in U.S. Democracy? Here's a crash course on next-level civic participation. Yep, we're talking about putting your money or your giant poster board sign where your mask-covered mouth is.
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    88 - A User's Guide to U.S. Elections

    88 - A User's Guide to U.S. Elections

    Who's responsible for the Electoral College? (Hint: There's a wildly popular Broadway musical about him.) We'll dish on that and everything you need to know about the U.S. election process in the inaugural episode of our Unknown History miniseries, A User's Guide to Democracy.
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    23 S2 - How an Outsider Became President of the United States

    23 S2 - How an Outsider Became President of the United States

    Newspapers mocked his candidacy. Opponents underestimated him. And yet, he came to occupy the Oval Office as a U.S. President. Who is he? Not who you think!
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    BONUS: Introducing The History of England

    BONUS: Introducing The History of England

    Today we have a special guest post for Unknown History listeners. David Crowther hosts the History of England podcast, where he delves into England's history from the end of Roman Britain to present day. This episode focuses on Queen Mary, Lady Elizabeth, and their strained relationship in 1500's England. Listen to learn about the queen's attempt to "remove a thorn" from her rule.
    Learn more about the History of England Podcast at: https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Bozothebingo ,

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

Johnson8943 ,

Fantastic

I’m so glad I stumbled upon this podcast. It’s so cool hearing history from the point of view of those experiencing it. Great delivery. Highly recommend.

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