History or Something Like It
By History or Something Like It
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A bi-monthly show bringing you little known facts about some of history's greatest mysteries, claims, and misconceptions.
||CleanOld Age Outlaw||We began our show with a look at the early years of Billy the Kid, and know we conclude our first season with a look into his death. Did Pat Garrett really kill Billy the Kid, or did he shoot the wrong man, allowing the outlaw to escape his life as a fu||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI am Iron Man||In 1847 Alexander Dumas would write his third story featuring characters introduced in his famous D’Artagnan trilogy starring the three musketeers. This third story would feature an imprisoned son of royalty whose identity remained hidden behind an ir||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMyths of Halloween||In this episode we are joined by some local trick-or-treaters who ask us their questions about various myths and legends about Halloween. Where do jack-o-lanterns come from? How did trick-or-treating get its start? What’s the deal with poisoned candy?||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Brief History of Necromancy||Mankind has long held a fascination and desire to speak to those who have passed on. Join us in this episode as we look at a few thousand years of history relating to necromancy, a system of magic that deals with the deceased. From ancient Mesopotamia a||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaiders of the Lost Podcast||Disclaimer: This episode focuses on a religious artifact. This discussion comes from a mythological and historical perspective and is not intended to endorse or challenge the faith of any of our listeners. Grab your fedora and whip and jump into this||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou can't go home again||When the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, they met a Native American who could speak their language fluently, allowing communication with the neighboring Wampanoag tribe. This Native American is most commonly referred to as Squanto. Join us as we exam||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWerwolf||As World War 2 drew nearer to a close, the German government began thinking about what would happen if they lost the war, and decided on one course of action to delay the inevitable. Join us in this episode as we take a look at Werwolf, the Nazi attempt||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTriskaidekaphobia||The number 13 brings to mind bad luck, curses, and things to be avoided. Join us in this episode as we delve into some of the many myths surrounding this unlucky number. We examine possible origins of the fateful number, its ties to Friday the 13th, and||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClaims of Pre-Columbian Contact Part 3: They Came from the West!||In this episode we finish our series on claims of Pre-Columbian contact with the New World with looks at potential journeys across the Pacific. Did the Chinese discover the Americas? What about the Polynesians? After looking for these answers, we quickl||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBy Sea, Land, and Air||Invention has been claimed to be the mother of necessity, but what about innovation? During the American Civil War innovation to technologies both new and old would forever change the face of warfare. While many have already pointed out the innovations||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClaims of Pre-Columbian Contact Part 2: The Underworld||In this episode, we continue exploring claims of contact from the ancient world with the new. As caves have provided shelter since the dawn of time, this episode focuses on two caves and the claims made about them regarding early African travel to North||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClaims of Pre-Columbian Contact Part 1: Runestones Aplenty||Multiple claims have been made regarding who first discovered the Americas. Those on the fringe have claimed that the Egyptians, Romans, Celts, Chinese, heck, nearly every civilization to walk the planet made it to the New World before Columbus. In this||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Use of Modern Technology in the Hunt for the Past||In this episode, we begin with a look into the use of modern technology and how it can be used to locate previous settlements, preserve knowledge, and become an excellent source of teaching tomorrow’s generations. While Chris does begin to go on a ran||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoman Britain||From the fabled Ninth Legion to Hollywood Films such as King Arthur and The Eagle, many people think that the Roman excursions into Great Britain were filled with nonstop fighting and violence, but history seems to paint another picture of the Britons a||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Myths of Mark Twain||Join us as we look into some of the myths surrounding Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain. In this episode we look at some of the people who may have influenced his characters, places that definitely influenced the settings of his wo||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fall of Constantinople||In this episode we look into the fall of the mighty Byzantine city of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottomans. Legend states that a small city gate that was mistakenly left unlocked contributed to the downfall of the great city, but could this reall||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrester John's Legacy||Join us as we look into the 500 year influence on Europe at the hands of a legendary priest-king.||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorse America||In this episode we take a look into Viking excursions into North America. Leif Erikson, along with his crew of Norse adventurers, would arrive in present day Canada in 1001 A.D. The Vikings decided not to remain in the New World for long however. Why di||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Election of 1824||The Election of 1824||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleanthe Early Years of Billy The Kid||Join us as we look at the early years of Billy the Kid, including a glimpse into his possible family tree.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Put together really well. Interesting topics. Can't wait for more!!!
Great way to look (listen to) history
I am a huge history buff and love nothing more than reading a good history book. History or Something Like It does an amazing job of walking through historical situations, the facts surrounding the situation and sifting through what we think we know with what we can really verify. This is on the top of my listen to list.
Easily digestible, fantastically presented
Just discovered this podcast on twitter. I love the format of the show, most episodes are the right length to catch the majority of during a quick break at work, but in that time, Chris packs it full of history. He does a great job of presenting the information, jumping right into it and providing fantastic ambiance while tell the stories. You've got another new fan man, keep it up!