Monthly Archives: January 2010

Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution


When the Haitian revolution broke out, Toussaint L’Ouverture did not originally take part in the violence — at least, that is, until the British became involved. Learn more about Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian revolution in this podcast. Advertisements

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Into the Ghastly Blank with Burke and Wills


When John O’Hara Burke and William John Wills attempted to traverse Australia, the inland area of the continent was terra incognita known as the “ghastly blank.” Learn what the expedition discovered in this episode.

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King Porus vs Alexander the Great


As Alexander the Great pushed across the globe on his quest for world domination, he met with an unexpected obstacle: King Porus of the Punjab region. Listen in as Katie and Sarah explore the historical Battle of the Hydaspes in … Continue reading

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Who would have been the Nazi king?


Although Edward VIII is often remembered as a British King who abdicated the throne for love, FBI files suggest that there may have been a more sinister motive. Tune in and learn more about Edward VIII’s possible Nazi connections in … Continue reading

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Wallis Simpson and the Abdication Crisis


In 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII renounced his throne in order to marry an American socialite named Wallis Simpson. Join Katie and Sarah as the explore the astonishing story behind Britain’s only royal resignation.

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The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst


In 1974, publishing heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Originally a hostage, Hearst eventually became a member of the SLA, participating in at least two robberies. Tune in to learn more about Patty Hearst.

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How the Hearst Castle Works


When newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst grew weary of camping, he asked Julia Morgan to build a ‘small bungalow’ in San Simeon, California. More than 20 years later, the gigantic Hearst Castle remains one of the most opulent homes in … Continue reading

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