Monthly Archives: July 2010

Did any Germans resist Hitler?


During World War II, the Nazi totalitarian party did not tolerate dissent. Despite the risks involved, some Germans did attempt to resist Hitler’s government. In this episode, Katie and Sarah explore the story of the White Rose, a secret resistance … Continue reading

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Who was the infant ruler of Russia?


Ivan IV was still an infant when he was proclaimed the Emperor of Russia. In this episode, Katie and Sarah explain how this strange ascension occurred — and how Anna Leopoldovna became the power behind the throne.

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Why did Henry Ford build a city in the Amazon?


Anxious to control his own rubber company, Henry Ford built a utopian community in the midst of the Amazon. In this episode, Katie and Sarah explore the construction of Fordlandia, the life of its inhabitants and what eventually went wrong.

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Burke and Hare, Who Didn’t Steal Corpses


From 1827 to 1828, Burke and Hare were accused of killing fifteen people and selling their bodies to medical students. But were they really resurrectionists? Tune in to learn the truth about Burke and Hare in this podcast.

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Mad King Ludwig Dines Alone


From his opulent, solitary dinners to the amazing Neuschwanstein Castle, it’s no surprise that King Ludwig II was known as an eccentric. In fact, people thought he was mad. But why? Tune in and learn more about Mad King Ludwig … Continue reading

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Who was the Last Queen of Hawaii?


Born in 1838, Lili’uokalani became the queen of Hawaii in 1891. Unfortunately, she was destined to be Hawaii’s last monarch. Listen in and learn how Hawaii became a state in this podcast.

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Kamehameha The Great


Born shortly after the appearance of Halley’s comet over Hawai’i in 1758, Kamehameha was hailed as the king who would unite the Hawai’ian islands. But how did he turn this prophecy into reality, and what happened to him in the … Continue reading

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