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What happened this week in history? The people, decisions, disasters, and triumphs that have shaped our world come to life in Backtrack History.
||CleanRacetrack Riots: Justinian and the Nika Revolt||If you were a Roman citizen living in Constantinople in the 530's, your life revolved around one thing: chariot racing. Roman society cheered for one of two rival factions of charioteers: the Blues and Greens. While the Roman world around them changed..||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mysteries of Mesa Verde & History of the Antiquities Act||When five cowboy brothers stumbled on staggering cliff dwellings of the ancient Ancestral Puebloans in a remote corner of Colorado, their curiosity turned into a passion. That passion ignited a chain reaction that led to the creation of a...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Impact of Pearl Harbor||Americans know the story of Pearl Harbor well; at least, we know the story from the moment planes showed up in the skies over Oahu. But many of us don't know the decades-long pressure that compelled the Japanese to attack and how that attack affected...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCracking the Rosetta Stone||Ancient Egypt, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, was a total mystery to historians. For 1400 years, the ability to understand hieroglyphs had been lost to the world. So while they were surrounded by 3000 years of records, historians...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the Origin of Species||Charles Darwin was a known and well-respected scientist in 19th Century England. But few knew that for 20 years, he'd been holding back a theory that would radicalize our understanding of Biology and the history of life on Earth. He held it back...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Thanksgiving Mythology||Mayflower Series Episode II||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Witches of the New World||In 1692, two little girls started acting strangely. After examining them, the town's doctor gave a diagnosis that sent shockwaves through the community: witchcraft. Soon, a local slave woman was put on trial as a suspected witch. She pleaded guilty....||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mayflower Mythology||Backtrack History ep 7||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSymbols, Myths, and Dreams||This week Stu looks at the historic contexts of t…||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Black Squadron Of Matthew Perry||For over two centuries, Japan was a locked countr…||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEinstein's Relativity||A distracted, daydreaming assistant clerk once im…||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeware The Ides Of March||Over two millennia ago, Julius Caesar led a small…||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoston Massacre||One snowy night in Boston, an argument broke out …||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYellowstone - America's Wonderland||America's wilderness was a complete mystery for t…||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and interesting
This is not your 5th grade history teacher droning on stuff. This is such good information put together that you could take hours reaching, but he did it for you. He also makes it interesting to hear about and is very entertaining. Give it a go. You will love it too.
Fantastic research, perspectives, and presentation
Backtrack History makes history relatable and digestible. I love the different approaches Stu takes to well-known historical issues, the questions and stories he shares that link that event with life today, and how he summarizes his thorough research in a concise and memorable way. A delight to listen to.
Stu'll put a spell on you
I hate history. But Stu makes me like history. Ask me about the Salem witch trials. Cause I now know everything about them. Listen to stu and you can too.