Monthly Archives: March 2009

How did the East India Company change the world?


From the Opium Wars to the Boston Tea Party, the British East India Company had a profound effect on the course of history. Tune in and learn more about the influence of the British East India Company in this podcast … Continue reading

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Historically Inaccurate Movies


Although moviegoers love period pieces, filmmakers are notorious for getting the details wrong. Tune in as our resident history buffs take a look at historically inaccurate movies — from Pocahontas to The Bridge on the River Kwai — in this … Continue reading

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How the Code of Hammurabi Worked


The Code of Hammurabi is one of humanity’s earliest, most intact code of laws. Historians continue to discuss the effects and importance of this code today. Listen in and learn more about the Code of Hammurabi in this podcast from … Continue reading

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The Bloodiest Battles of World War II


50 million people died over the course of World War II, and historians often cite it as the bloodiest war in human history. Tune in to learn more about World War II in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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How Typhoid Mary Worked


Historians agree that Typhoid Mary really existed — but who was she, and how did she come to infect so many people? Tune in and learn more about Typhoid Mary in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Was there really a Pied Piper of Hamelin?


Everyone knows the story of the Pied Piper — but how much of this legend is factual? Learn more about the fact and fiction behind the story of the Pied Piper in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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How Hitler’s Propaganda Machine Worked


Adolph Hitler’s legendary propaganda programs steered public opinion with unprecedented precision. Learn how this massive campaign influenced the average war-time German in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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