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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.
||CleanNefertiti||This famous Queen ruled Egypt during the mid 14th century, BC, over a period of immense religious upheaval.||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohannes Kepler||There was a time when science and religion worked in harmony, as two parts of a celestial design.||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimón Bolívar||As the world changed in the early 19th century, one man saw a future for a free Latin America.||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOskar Schindler||Oskar Schindler embarked on a personal mission to save the suffering Jewish prisoners of Poland's Płaszów Concentration Camp.||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobin Williams||He was a one-of-a-kind talent remembered for making millions of people laugh.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKing Arthur||Around 6th-century AD, legendary tales began circling of a great warrior king that defended Britain against invaders.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
||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!