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Explaining History (explaininghistory) (explaininghistory)

By Nick Shepley

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Twenty five minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.

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Good, but where are the others?!!

These podcasts are great, but in some you say that you'll be covering a related subject later and it doesn't come up. So, for example, in the podcast on the February Revolution, I'm sure you said you'd cover the October revolution in the next podcast, but, instead, you covered Nazi Germany (and I cannot find a podcast on the October revolution at all.) It seems a little incomplete, therefore.

Great for Students, great for armchair historians

The Explaining History podcast is the audio element of the Explaining History brand which also includes a web site, a you tube channel and a growing number of ebooks. Much like the ebooks, these podcasts describe specific episodes in modern history, as well as giving the broader context for the events and attempt to explain the why as much as the what. The style is conversational, but they are packed full of detail and insight. No doubt history A-Level students find them very useful. Writing as a sort of armchair enthusiast whose interest in history developed long after my school days were over, I find them a great introduction to a subject. I have read further into a number of subjects using these podcasts as well as the ebooks as a jumping off point for my reading thereafter. I have no hesitation in recommending these to anyone of a historical bent.

Lucid and interesting

Came across these podcasts late last year and have found them to be of a consistently high standard. The author/speaker combines wide historical knowledge with a light touch to narrate and illuminate various aspects of 20th century history, especially fascist Italy, Germany and the Soviet Union. But its not a rehash of standard themes, the author sheds new light and perspective on each subject discussed. And discussed is the word. He appears to be speaking freely to the mic, not reading from a script. Highly recommended.

Explaining History (explaininghistory) (explaininghistory)
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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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