15 Minute History
By The University of Texas at Austin
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15 Minute History is a history podcast designed for historians, enthusiasts, and newbies alike. This is a joint project of Hemispheres, the international outreach consortium at the University of Texas at Austin, and Not Even Past, a website with articles on a wide variety of historical issues, produced by the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin. This podcast series is devoted to short, accessible discussions of important topics in world history, United States history, and Texas history with the award winning faculty and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin, and distinguished visitors to our campus. They are meant to be a resource for both teachers and students, and can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in history. For more information and to hear our complete back catalog of episodes, visit our website!
||CleanEpisode 92: Disability History in the United States||Host: Augusta Dell’Omo, Graduate Student, Department of History Guest: John Carranza, Graduate Student, Department of History Americans with disabilities compose approximately 50 million people today, and yet remains largely removed from the historica||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 91: The History of the Family||Host: Joan Neuberger, Professor, Department of History Guest: Steven Mintz, Professor, Department of History “Kids today.” Everyone says it, it seems, in reference to the idea that children today are spoiled, raised with poor values, and someh||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 90: Stokely Carmichael: A Life||Host: Joan Neuberger, Professor, Department of History, UT-Austin Guest: Peniel E. Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values, and Founding Director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Professo||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 89: Seven Skeletons||Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin Guest: Lydia Pine, Research Affiliate, Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin Over the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four cont||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 88: The Search for Family Lost in Slavery||Host: Joan Neuberger, Professor, Department of History Guest: Heather Andrea Williams, Presidential Professor and Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania One of the most callous and tragic aspects of slavery in the United States was the||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 87: Nigeria’s Civil War & The Origins of American Humanitarian Interventions||Host: Samantha Rose Rubino, UT School of Law Guest: Brian McNeil, Fellow, Institute for Historical Studies, UT-Austin Humanitarian intervention has become such an accepted part of international relations, and our news headlines are full of stories about h||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 86: Rethinking the Agricultural “Revolution”||Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guest: Rachel Laudan, independent scholar Thousands of years before recorded human history, anthropologists have traced the evolution of human society from a nomadic hunter-gatherer phase to the rise of agricu||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 85: Brexit||Host: Christopher Rose, Department of History Guest: Philippa Levine, Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities; Co-Director, Program in British Studies On June 23, 2016, British voters stunned many political observers (if not themselves||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 84: Behind the Tower: New Histories of the UT Tower Shooting||Fifty years ago, on August 1, 1966, twenty-five year old student Charles Whitman killed 16 people and wounded at least 32 more at UT Austin. A former Marine sharpshooter, he went to the 28th-floor observation deck of the UT Tower and began shooting||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 83: Simone de Beauvoir and ‘The Second Sex’||Host: Joan Neuberger, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin Guest: Judith Coffin, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin Simone de Beauvoir was one of the most important intellectuals, feminists, and writers of the 20th centur||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast with interesting topics. The small size it perfect for car rides around town.
A quick info session on a broad spectrum of topics makes this podcast great infotainment!
Love these podcasts. They address a wide range of topics and incorporate lots of new scholarship. As a history teacher, I love these podcasts as a way to be exposed to lots of topics in a relatively short amount of time.