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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.

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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.

    How has Britain become butler to the world?

    How has Britain become butler to the world?

    We are sharing an excerpt from an explosive new audiobook we think you'll love: Butler to the World. In his follow-up to Moneyland, Oliver Bullough unravels the dark secret of how Britain placed itself at the center of the global offshore economy and at the service of the worst people in the world.

    • 12 min
    The untold story of Nixon and CIA Director Richard Helms

    The untold story of Nixon and CIA Director Richard Helms

    Enjoy an excerpt from "Scorpions' Dance," by Jefferson Morley. For the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in: The untold story of President Richard Nixon, CIA Director Richard Helms, and their volatile shared secrets that ended a presidency.

    • 11 min
    The Iconic Speeches We Never Heard

    The Iconic Speeches We Never Heard

    We're sharing an excerpt from Jeff Nussbaum's UNDELIVERED. It's a fascinating insight into notable speeches that were never delivered, showing what could have been if history had gone down a different path.

    • 13 min
    Is the mafia really that violent?

    Is the mafia really that violent?

    Introducing Curious State, a brand new podcast from the Quick and Dirty Tips network.

    • 14 min
    Bonus: The Cold War Superagent and the Ruthless Head of the CIA

    Bonus: The Cold War Superagent and the Ruthless Head of the CIA

    Unknown History is on hiatus between seasons, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy this special excerpt from Agent Sniper: The Cold War Superagent and the Ruthless Head of the CIA by Tim Tate, brought to us by our colleagues at Macmillan Audio. You can get your copy of Agent Sniper from Amazon, Audible, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, or wherever books or audiobooks are sold. 

    • 17 min
    The Broken Constitution: Lincoln's Transformation

    The Broken Constitution: Lincoln's Transformation

    Lincoln's choices and evolution didn't just transform the meaning of the Civil War—they transformed the Consitution itself. This is the third and final installment of The Broken Constitution mini-series.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

talks too fast ,

Talks to fast

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

Jordon Peterson ,

Unknown History

Short, very short stories with sometimes questionable accuracy. Sounds like narrative myths. No sources. Because every thing is bookended with ads, listening back to back is annoying. Speaker spends More time promoting book and ads than providing content. If your searching for LOFO stories, or if you are public school teacher.. this podcast is for you.

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Donna

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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