H5M 159 | The Man Who Avoided Drowning on the Titanic By Getting Drunk

The sinking of the Titantic was one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century. Over 1,000 passengers lost their...

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H5M 158 | Churchill’s “Operation Vegetarian”

Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast. Winston Churchill was not afraid to get...

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H5M 157 | Churchill’s Most Controversial Cousin

Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast. We all have an embarrassing relative....

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HFM 156 | Churchill’s Affinity for Chemical Weapons

Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast. Giles is going to talk all about...

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HFM 155 | Why Did British Men Wear Powdered Wigs in the 1700s?

  You’ve seen the look in historical dramas. You laughed at the foppish dandies that appear on...

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HFM 153 | Teddy Roosevelt’s Near-Death Journey Through the Amazon

  Teddy Roosevelt was not afraid to tempt death. He hiked the Matterhorn during his honeymoon. He arrested...

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HFM 154 | German POWs in the U.S. During World War II

  Did you know that over 400,000 German POWs were settled in the United States during World War II? Did you...

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HFM 152 | How Teddy Roosevelt Gave a 90-Minute Speech After Being Shot

  Theodore Roosevelt was hell bent on becoming president in 1912. He ran as a third-party candidate for the...

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HFM 151 |When Teddy Roosevelt Arrested Three Boat Thieves

Perhaps no president has as many unbelievable stories about his life than Teddy Roosevelt. He was an amateur boxer....

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HFM 150 | The Story of the Donner Party

Gather around the campfire, children, and learn about the most ghoulish story from America’s pioneer days....

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HFM 149 | Cannibalism During the Crusades

  References to acts of cannibalism are sprinkled throughout many religious and historical documents, such as...

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HFM 148 | Cannibalism in History

  It is the most gruesome activity that a human can do. It is the most ancient of taboos. Stories of the Donner...

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HFM 147 | The Real Story of the Scopes Monkey Trial

  If you’ve seen the 1960 Spencer Tracy movie Inherit the Wind, you know about the Scopes Monkey Trial....

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HFM 146 | Did Anyone Actually Wear Chastity Belts?

  According to legends of the Middle Ages, knights used the chastity belt on their wives as an anti-temptation...

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HFM 145 | George Washington Was Really the 9th President of the United States?

  “George Washington was the First President of the United States.” This is the most basic fact...

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HFM 144 | Columbus Wasn’t As Wonderful – Or As Terrible – As You’ve Heard

  Depending on which account you hear, Columbus was either the bravest explorer of the early Renaissance or a...

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HFM 143 | Why The Fall of Rome is Centuries Later Than You Think

  Rome didn’t fall in 476 when Romulus, the last of the Roman emperors in the west, was overthrown by the...

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HFM 142 | The Enormously Misunderstood Heresy Trial of Galileo

  Few episodes in history are so misunderstood as the condemnation of Galileo. His trial has become a stock...

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HFM 141 | Why Does the US Celebrate the 4th of July the Way It Does?

  Why do Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks? Are we trying to take the National Anthem as...

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HFM 140 | Why We Have Gutenberg All Wrong

Gutenberg’s moveable type printing press was the prime mover of the Renaissance. From his machine came...

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