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Explore world history through the small things that have shaped it.
||CleanThe Key: The missing key that sinks the Titanic||After the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in 1912, killing more than 1,500 people, an inquest was held to find out how it happened. Theories abound, but there is one fact that stands out from the court proceedings: if David Blair hadn't been fired, the Titan||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Doughnut: The delicious treat that makes war more palatable for the American people||America has a reputation for supporting war efforts, but this wasn’t always the case. Mere months before they joined World War One, the US voted in a landslide victory to keep the peace. But a flaky President and a special treat, baked by two women on||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rabbit: The lucky rabbit that transforms Walt Disney from animator into Empire||Walt Disney’s first great success wasn’t a cartoon mouse. Years before Mickey paraded onto our screens, Disney created a cartoon that took him to soaring heights and then to crushing lows in the space of a year. His reputation, his career and his fu||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Clot: The blood clot that stops an Emperor... and starts a new era in China||Wu Zetian is the first, and only, woman Emperor of China. Behind her success is a trail of blood and intrigue that begins with the strangling of her own baby. She is an enigmatic figure, one who reinvigorated China, but her rule came at a cost.||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Coin: The gold coin donation that kills Marie Antoinette||Queen Marie Antoinette is infamous for provoking the 18th Century French Revolution with her excessive spending. But her trial, execution and the subsequent bloodied period known as the ‘Reign of Terror’ might have been prevented, if not for her hus||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Little Tiny||History is full of Little Tiny things that have made a big difference in the world. Whether it’s the key that sank the Titanic, the coin that lead to Marie Antoinette’s beheading, or the cup of tea that saved the Industrial Revolution. On this podca||18 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Loving this !! Smart, short and sharp!
Fun, witty and interesting
My new favourite way to learn history!
I love listening to this. yes, brilliant
History can be boring but Kara Schlegl makes it wonderfully interesting and as if it a part of you not just a page in a book. More Please!
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