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History Unplugged Podcast

Scott Rank, PhD

For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with four wives and twelve... more

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In mid-nineteenth century New England, Robert Armstrong was a young man with the world at his feet. His family was wealthy and gave him the opportunity to attend the nation’s first dental school. But Armstrong threw his future away, drinking himself ... more

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Fiorello LaGuardia was one of the twentieth century’s most colorful politicians―a 5’2’’ ball of energy who led New York as major during the Depression and World War Two, charming the media during press conference and fighting the dirty machine politi... more

7 days ago

The Allied Intervention into the Russian Civil War remains one of the most ambitious yet least talked about military ventures of the 20th century. Coinciding with the end of the first World War, some 180,000 troops from several countries including th... more

9 days ago

At the turn of the nineteenth century, two waves of revolutions swept the Atlantic world, disrupting the social order and ushering in a new democratic-republican experiment whose effects rippled across continents and centuries. The first wave of revo... more

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4.2 out of 5 stars from 4.6k ratings
  • Golden age of piracy

    The February 27 episode was an example of the new DEI enhanced history

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • The program is very goid, but

    The abrasive “Hey hon!” Commercials set my teeth on edge.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Great show

    Always very interesting!

    Apple Podcasts
    Simply A Sister
    United Statesa month ago
  • Loved this podcast until biased political rankings ruined it.

    I loved listening to this podcast to get a more fully rounded view of history. I was shocked however when I got to the authors absurdly racist take down of the 1619 project. History is messy and painful truths are often hard to stomach, but we have to. Just because something makes someone uncomfortable, as the 1619 project clearly makes the author, is not a reason to denounce it. For every historian he has claiming to debunk the project, there are 5 more who applaud it. A fair and balanced appro... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States3 months ago
  • Slow down please

    I like your show very much. It would be great if you could slow down you’re speech , particularly when reading, so we can take in everything you’re saying. I tried listening at three-quarter time, but you sound drunk in that mode. 🤣

    Apple Podcasts
    Another Texas fan
    United States3 months ago

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