Notes On History
By Paul R. Stoetzel
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Paul Stoetzel discusses a wide array of historical topics, from the Ancient World to Today.
||You’d Think Being Remembered Would Be a Perk of the Office…||Rutherford B. Hayes. James G. Blaine. Chester A. Arthur. One of these three men was never President of the United States (though he wanted to ...||6/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Podcast that launched a thousand angry emails||Today on Notes on History Paul discusses certain topics in the Lincoln Administration. Now, if you wanted to stir up a hornet's nest, you COULD argue ...||6/4/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||How to Properly Cause a Train Wreck||I'm finally back to continue the discussion of the American Presidency! Today's discussion centers around how the Antebellum Presidents managed two major issues in their day: ...||5/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Presidency; The Next Generation||Many libertarians today believe that William Henry Harrison was the greatest president we ever had. If you don't get the joke, Wikipedia is a click ...||1/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||It’s the Presidency, and its in Mint Condition!||Today we're going to look at the first five Presidents: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. If you're looking for a discussion of George's wooden ...||1/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The American Presidency 101||Today starts a series of installments exploring the American Presidency. Some historians believe that Lincoln was the greatest American President, others FDR, and still others ...||1/2/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||As the Medieval World Turns||See Henry. See Thomas. See Henry make the worst mistake of his life. See Thomas make him pay for it. Medieval politics at its best. ...||12/19/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Most Confusing Story Ever Told||I'll admit, this week's episode becomes very convoluted very quickly. However, the story of Henry of Anjou is important. If you want to understand the ...||12/11/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||How the Plebs Stole Saturnalia||Find out why, given the choice, the Patricians of ancient Rome would rather take the seasick crocodile. Today's installment of Notes on History discusses the ...||12/4/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Amazing Mr. Tandey||Please find enclosed one Henry Tandey, who has the distinction of being the most influential person in the universe for three seconds in 1918. Do ...||11/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Changban and Sublican are not aliens from Star Trek.||Today marks a new listener request installment of Notes on History as we compare two unrelated stories that share similar themes. Find out what Toy ...||11/21/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Give a Hoot. Read a map.||If you are between the ages of 18-24 and you ever participated in a survey about geography, don't listen to this. You might be embarrassed. ...||11/14/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Econ 101- The Value of a Denarius||Today we look at another field of study used by historians: Economics. Learn how economics and history coincide and why a dollar really isn't worth ...||11/7/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Indiana Jones and the Incredibly Unrealistic Movie||Today Notes on History explores how history simply could not do without archaeology (and vice versa). My apologies in advance to George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison ...||10/31/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Atlantis: the story of a story||Today marks the first Notes on History listener request day! A listener has asked if there is a historical basis to the story of Atlantis. ...||10/24/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||1066, Part 2||This week concludes the 1066 narrative, and discusses some of the ramifications of the story.||10/17/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||1066, Part 1||Today's installment of Notes on History recounts the story of the Norman Conquest of England. There is a hidden lesson in this story, and it ...||10/10/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Founding of Rome, Part 2||Todays podcast concludes the discussion of history as self image. The discussion moves on to the reign of Romulus as first King of Rome. Also, ...||10/3/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Founding of Rome, or so they say…||What does Archie Bunker have to do with Roman History? Today we start our discussion of how history is sometimes what we remember rather than ...||9/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
I Am Thoroughly Enjoying This Podcast
As a frequent downloader of podcasts I have had spent countless hours listening to a variety of podcasts in multiple content areas. I discovered Notes on History and decided to listen to a few episodes. From the beginning I was hooked. The first two episodes on the Founding of Rome were original, insightful, and just plain interesting to any lover of history. In my opinion, Paul Stoetzel's style mixes just the right amount of historical fact and storytelling. I was never bored and thoroughly entertained. The podcasts are enjoyable to listen to and provide some worthy topics for thought and discussion. What more could you ask for? I encourage you to listen and I hope Mr. Stoetzel will continue to record more podcasts.
Short, Thorough, and Just Personal Enough
Like the previous reviewer, I listen to lots of podcasts. I also have been pleasantly surprised by Paul Stoetzel's excellent history podcasts. Never too long, he ranges around history looking for interesting examples through which to show us what history teaches us. Sometimes he tells us the history of a story as when he covered the history of Atlantis. Sometimes we are shown how economics affects history as when he discussed the denarius. Sometimes Paul is comparing two distinct historical figures and how they reacted in very similar situations though separated by culture, many years, and different conflicts. No matter what there is a good blend of personal opinion (always clearly delineated) and the facts. I look forward to enjoying many episodes of this fine podcast.