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This podcast seeks to provide high school and college students, as well as history buffs, with the story behind some of history's greatest events and its characters. We hope to fill in the gaps that textbooks leave behind and we hope to do this in an exciting and engaging format. Whether you are taking a class, studying for an exam, or just want to know more about history, this podcast is a great place to start.

Where Was This In History Class‪?‬ J C

    • History
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

This podcast seeks to provide high school and college students, as well as history buffs, with the story behind some of history's greatest events and its characters. We hope to fill in the gaps that textbooks leave behind and we hope to do this in an exciting and engaging format. Whether you are taking a class, studying for an exam, or just want to know more about history, this podcast is a great place to start.

    America's Longest War

    America's Longest War

    In this episode, we discuss the history of the United States of America's conflict with al-Qaeda and how previous decisions, dating back as far as World War I, have affected our modern world. We start with some background about the bin Laden family and Osama bin Laden's childhood. Next, we cover the formation of his extremist views and the Afghan-Soviet War. Then we move to the "why" behind his declaration of war against the United States. Lastly, we discuss the long-term effects of bin Laden's ideas and the groups he has inspired. Thank you for listening. 


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Sun Shines on France

    The Sun Shines on France

    In this episode, we cover the history of Henry IV, Louis XIII, and Louis XIV as we investigate the rise of the French absolute monarchy.  We analyze the importance of Henry IV, explain who and what helped Louis XIII expand his power, and discuss why historians consider Louis XIV to be the epitome of an absolute monarch. I hope you enjoy this episode.


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    • 39 min
    Spain, Kings, and Armadas...Oh My!

    Spain, Kings, and Armadas...Oh My!

    In this episode, we seek to understand how systems of trade, the Columbian Exchange, and the theory of mercantilism combined to create absolute monarchs in Europe. This is the first episode in our series about the Age of Absolutism. Listen to find out how Charles V, Phillip II, and the Spanish Armada affected the Spanish Empire and learn about the factors that began to weaken the empire as the Spanish faced incredible adversity. As Lord Acton stated, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."  


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    • 30 min
    The World After 1493

    The World After 1493

    In this episode, we seek answers to the questions: What was the Columbian Exchange? What was the Atlantic Slave Trade? What is Triangular Trade? We move past the idea that Columbus discovered America and begin to focus on the effects of European exploration and colonization. If you're ready to take your knowledge of Columbus and World History to the next level then this episode is where you should begin. 

    Don't forget to rate and review us when you're done listening.  Make sure you subscribe and share, and thanks for supporting the show. 


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    • 33 min
    Columbus: Hero or Villain?

    Columbus: Hero or Villain?

    In this episode, we explore the life of Christopher Columbus and analyze major myths about him that continue to this day. This episode seeks to explain why Europeans came to dominate the world, and separate fact from fiction when learning about Christopher Columbus. If you enjoy this episode, please like, subscribe, and share with your friends and family. Thank you for listening. and for continuing your pursuit of history. 


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    • 29 min
    The History of Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran

    The History of Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran

    This episode was inspired by conversations that I had with students and colleagues who stopped me in the hallway and even my chiropractor as he was adjusting my neck. They all essentially had the same question: "Can you explain to me what is going on with Iran and how we got here?" So, I attempted to do just that. In this episode, we seek to explain the divisions within Islam, the history of U.S. relations with Iran, and provide background so that listeners can better understand the current events happening today. I hope you enjoy listening and feel more confident in discussing current events after you're done. Please like, subscribe, and share with anyone you know who can benefit from this podcast. Also, if you could leave a review it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

Vinnie_G_24 ,

Blown away in 30 minutes or less 🤯

Not only can you tell that this guy is very well read, has done his research, and has a true passion for history and knowledge, but he brings a humor and a relatability to the material that makes you even more captivated. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be in his class, or where I would be now if I had teachers like him.

8/19/21 (updated review) :
I just listened to the episode ‘America’s Longest War’. He again collects and organizes so much information and delivers it so well that ALL can follow and digest his unbiased review of history that really gives you a better understanding of not only the discussed topic, but how it connects or relates to today; especially now with this episode. Looking forward to more in the future!!!

disaapointed 333 ,

Love this

Excellent podcast. Intelligent articulate and humorous host guides you through some of the most perplexing parts of world history demystifying geo political tensions. I hope there are hundreds of more episodes added this year. Some topics I’d like to see are: (1) the history Equal Rights Amendment; Women’s history & (2) the fight for the 19th amendment, pay equity; (3) The #metoo movement; (4) the reality of the JFK assassination & its obfuscation; (5)The litany of crimes committed (pre and during office) by Trump & future charges that may lead to convictions with a criminal lawyer co hosting this Elsinore.; (6) environmental regulation violations leading to litigation such as toxic torts with a mass torts co host for this episode.

Thank you.

Goodcallitsjon ,

Locked in

The host’s infectious energy and rapid fire delivery of information not only required but motivated you to stay locked in to listen. Broad topics are covered in a way to presents a clear picture in a way that tells a whole story while leaving space to do your own research.

You will be so interested you won’t be able to help doing further research.

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