Monthly Archives: May 2011

History’s Unforgettable Fires


After covering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Deblina and Sarah return to the topic of disastrous fires in history. Listen in as they recount some of history’s most famous fires, comparing and contrasting the factors leading to these catastrophes. Advertisements

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An Interview with David McCullough


In this episode, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discusses his book “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris,” which follows the experiences of American expats in the French capital. Tune in to learn more about McCullough’s work.

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Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim


Queen Victoria loved two men: Prince Albert, and after his death, her servant, John Brown. Late in life, the Queen had a third partner, a Muslim man named Abdul Karim. So why did Victoria’s children want the records of this … Continue reading

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Fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory


In the early 1900s, New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist factory was one of the largest blouse factories in the city. It was also incredibly unsafe. Learn how a fire at this factory triggered a national change in attitudes surrounding workplace … Continue reading

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Sink the Bismarck!


The German battleship Bismarck was the most feared warship in the world – a powerful complement to U-boats. But when she sank the pride of the British fleet, the battle cruiser Hood, in a matter of minutes, her fate was … Continue reading

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A Pure Food Father and His Poison Squad


In the late 1800s, no one really monitored food additives. After Congress refused to regulate food safety, Harvey Wiley had groups of healthy men ingest poisons for six months. Tune in to learn how these “Poison Squads” shed new light … Continue reading

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The 300th Episode: The Real


It’s the three-hundredth episode of your favorite history podcast, and what better way to celebrate than to take a closer look at real story behind the blockbuster film 300? Listen in and learn more in this episode.

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