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Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.
||CleanSacagawea||Responsible for leading the first expedition across North America in 1804, Sacagawea was only 17 when she made the trek, while pregnant, across the continent.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrederick Douglass||Frederick Douglass escaped slavery and championed a movement through his speeches and writings during the Civil War.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoseph Stalin||What can we learn from Stalin's improbable rise to power?||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGregor Mendel||Get to know the Father of Genetics.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYangdi||Yangdi was the last emperor of the short-lived Sui dynasty.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Carnegie||Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish American industrialist, who helped build the American steel industry.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGalileo||Galileo Galilei is known as the father of modern science and the man whose work proved that the Earth orbits the sun.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Locke||From humble beginnings to the halls of power, John Locke’s philosophical ideas constructed the modern definition of the self.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGenghis Khan||Genghis Khan is known as one of the most vicious rulers in history, but did you know that he created one of the first international courier systems called The Yam?||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSir Francis Bacon||Sir Francis Bacon was many things.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnwar El-Sadat||Anwar El-Sadat was an Egyptian president who is credited with bringing peace between Egypt and Israel in the late 1970s.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark Twain||Most people know Mark Twain as one of America’s most popular writers and humorists.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJackie Robinson||Jackie Robinson was the first black man in America to cross “the color line” and play baseball in the major leagues.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Historical Figures!||With a new look, a new name, and an entertaining take on history, we are now called Historical Figures - formerly known as Remarkable Lives.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFind Full Archive of Historical Figures on Stitcher Premium||Find Full Archive of Historical Figures on Stitcher Premium||12/31/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
Good Idea, Low Brow Execution
I really wanted to enjoy this podcast. I listened to two episodes and I liked the concept, but the voice acting and constant music in the background was way too over-the-top. And I found the narrators insufferable, with their hokey and wholly unfunny jokes and unnecessary comments. I stopped listening when they threw in some sly misogynistic and transphobic remarks disguised as "jokes" in the Caligula episode. Actual intellectuals, don't waste your time with this dumbed-down and flashy garbage.
Fantastic In All Ways
I love how quickly these stories move. They keep me awake on my commute. The hosts are wonderful together and the voice actors are really superb. This has just enough of the early radio feel to make it engaging to listen to, but contemporary enough for my teenagers to enjoy. One of the few things that keeps my kids quiet. And they're learning something that they can do further research on! Love it, keep them coming!!!
This is so cool!
I just started to listen to this podcast, and I'm hooked! I love the voice actors, the facts. It feels so real! I can't wait to see what you have next!