Unknown History with Giles Milton

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 Aug 5, 2020
Brilliant and interesting snippets of history

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Unknown History provides you with surprising, quirky, and remarkable tales from the past, so you can pretend you paid attention in history class. Hosted by renowned author Giles Milton. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

Episode Date
90 - A User's Guide to the Branches of U.S. Government
00:20:33
The three branches of the U.S. federal government—executive, legislative, and judicial—keep each other in line through a system of "checks and balances." What roles do each play? And who puts the brakes on the POTUS? Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the QDT newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/users-guide-branches-government https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/quickdirtytips https://twitter.com/quickdirtytips
Sep 20, 2020
89 - A User's Guide to Getting Involved in Democracy—Petitions and Protest
00:13:43
How do you get involved in U.S. Democracy? Here's a crash course on next-level civic participation. Yep, we're talking about putting your money or your giant poster board sign where your mask-covered mouth is. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the QDT newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/users-guide-petition-protest https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/quickdirtytips https://twitter.com/quickdirtytips
Sep 14, 2020
88 - A User's Guide to U.S. Elections
00:18:53
Who's responsible for the Electoral College? (Hint: There's a wildly popular Broadway musical about him.) We'll dish on that and everything you need to know about the U.S. election process in the inaugural episode of our Unknown History miniseries, A User's Guide to Democracy. Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to the QDT newsletter for regular updates. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe https://www.facebook.com/quickdirtytips https://twitter.com/quickdirtytips
Sep 06, 2020
23 S2 - How an Outsider Became President of the United States
00:05:59
Newspapers mocked his candidacy. Opponents underestimated him. And yet, he came to occupy the Oval Office as a U.S. President. Who is he? Not who you think! Read the transcript. Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows. Subscribe to QDT's newsletters for regular updates. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/how-an-outsider-became-president-of-the-united-states https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/subscribe
Aug 31, 2020
BONUS: Introducing The History of England
00:35:28
Today we have a special guest post for Unknown History listeners. David Crowther hosts the History of England podcast, where he delves into England's history from the end of Roman Britain to present day. This episode focuses on Queen Mary, Lady Elizabeth, and their strained relationship in 1500's England. Listen to learn about the queen's attempt to "remove a thorn" from her rule.

Learn more about the History of England Podcast at: https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/

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May 30, 2019
87 S3 -- D-DAY: When the Tides Turned on Omaha Beach
00:14:24
In the last episode from Season 3 of Unknown History, we learn how the American Troops finally won the beach from German defenders at Omaha Beach. This episode was supported by MagellanTV. For an exclusive two-month free trial of all MagellanTV has to offer, visit magellantv.com/unknownhistory

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Apr 24, 2019
86 S3 -- D-DAY: The German Opposition
00:14:47
Today, we hear from the other side of D-Day—the German colonel tasked with driving the Allied forces off the beaches. Could the panzer tank division and its colorful leader turn the tide on June 6, 1944?

This episode was supported by MagellanTV. For an exclusive two-month free trial of all MagellanTV has to offer, visit http://magellantv.com/unknownhistory.

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Apr 17, 2019
85 S3 -- D-DAY: Bagpipes and Snipers
00:14:59
Upon landing at Sword Beach the morning of June 6, 1944, one group of eite British commandos were accompanied by a Highland bagpiper, who emphasized the greatness of their victory. This episode was supported by MagellanTV. For an exclusive two-month free trial of all MagellanTV has to offer, visit http://magellantv.com/unknownhistory

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Apr 10, 2019
84 S3 -- D-DAY: American Rangers Who Terrified the Germans
00:14:33
Apr 03, 2019
83 S3 -- D-Day: The Tale of Two Brothers
00:14:27
Mar 27, 2019
82 S3 -- D-DAY: D-Day: The Men in the 'Suicide Wave'
00:15:52
Mar 20, 2019
81 S3 -- D-DAY: The Utah Beach Landings
00:15:02
Mar 13, 2019
80 S3 -- D-DAY: The Battle for Merville
00:15:01
Mar 06, 2019
79 S3 -- D-DAY: One of the Most Dangerous Missions of D-Day
00:14:45
Feb 27, 2019
78 S3 -- D-DAY: The Mission You've Never Heard Of
00:15:43
Feb 20, 2019
77 S3 -- D-DAY: What Happened on the Eve of D-Day?
00:14:49
Feb 13, 2019
76 S3 -- D-DAY: What Was Operation Tarbrush X?
00:15:10
Feb 06, 2019
75 Wild Bill - Friendship in the American Frontier: Wild Bill and Buffalo Bill
00:11:14
Jan 17, 2019
74 Wild Bill - The Softer Side of Wild Bill Hickok
00:11:02
Jan 10, 2019
73 Wild Bill - The Life and Death of Wild Bill Hickok
00:11:20
Jan 03, 2019
72 Valley Forge - Who Was Baron von Steuben? An Unknown Revolutionary War Hero
00:08:42
Dec 27, 2018
71 Valley Forge - George Washington’s Surrogate Sons
00:11:02
Dec 20, 2018
70 Valley Forge - George Washington's Heroism at Valley Forge
00:10:03
Dec 13, 2018
69 Labor Special - The 1894 Pullman Strike
00:11:14
Dec 06, 2018
68 Labor Special - The Rise of Labor Unions
00:09:56
Nov 29, 2018
67 Labor Special - Who Was George Pullman?
00:08:55
Nov 22, 2018
66 Labor Special - Industrialization on American Democracy
00:08:42
Nov 15, 2018
65 Labor Special - The Gilded Age Financial Gap
00:07:54
Nov 08, 2018
64 Hitler's American Friends - Charles Lindbergh and 'America First'
00:13:51
Nov 01, 2018
63 Hitler’s American Friends - Henry Ford and American Business
00:11:09
Oct 25, 2018
62 Hitler’s American Friends - Charles Coughlin and Radio’s Religious Right
00:12:56
Oct 18, 2018
BONUS: Introducing 'History Unplugged'
00:26:47
Oct 16, 2018
61 Hitler’s American Friends - William Dudley Pelley and the Silver Legion
00:11:49
Oct 11, 2018
60 Hitler’s American Friends - Fritz Kuhn and the German American Bund
00:11:00
Oct 04, 2018
59 FDR Special - How WWII United FDR and Al Smith
00:07:47
Sep 27, 2018
58 FDR Special - How FDR Became Governor of New York in 1928
00:09:16
Sep 20, 2018
57 FDR Special - How FDR Became a Star in the 1924 Presidential Convention
00:08:30
Sep 13, 2018
56 FDR Special - Frank and Al: The Loss That Created FDR
00:10:52
Sep 06, 2018
55 FDR Special - The Unlikely Friendship Between FDR and Al Smith
00:07:02
Aug 30, 2018
BONUS: Introducing 'Case Closed'
00:23:41
Aug 24, 2018
54 Poison Special - The Gross Reality of Royal Life
00:10:58
Aug 16, 2018
53 Poison Special - Poisonous Cosmetics in Medieval Times
00:12:09
Aug 09, 2018
52 Poison Special - Dangerous Medicines of Centuries Past
00:12:25
Aug 02, 2018
51 Poison Special - The Arsenic Poisoning of Napoleon Bonaparte
00:14:39
Jul 26, 2018
50 Poison Special - A History of Russian Poisonings
00:10:43
Jul 19, 2018
49 Dodge City Special - Wyatt Earp's Relationship with Women Was...Complicated
00:13:37
Mar 29, 2018
48 Dodge City Special - The Glory Days of Wild West Outlaws
00:18:02
Mar 22, 2018
47 Dodge City Special - The Life and Death of Ed Masterson in Dodge City
00:11:06
Mar 15, 2018
46 Dodge City Special - Famous Outlaws of the Wild West
00:12:04
Jul 06, 2017
45 Dodge City Special - The Rise and Fall of Bat Masterson
00:13:36
Jun 29, 2017
44 Dodge City Special - The Takeover of Wyatt Earp
00:11:30
Jun 22, 2017
43 Dodge City Special - Introducing The Wickedest Town in the American West
00:14:04
Jun 13, 2017
42 S2 - The Men Who Deprived Hitler of the Atomic Bomb
00:09:25
Mar 16, 2017
41 S2 - George Rheam and Industrial Sabotage
00:07:30
Mar 09, 2017
40 S2 - Churchill's Extraordinary Killing School
00:08:09
Mar 02, 2017
39 S2 - Millis Jefferis: Expert of Destruction
00:08:57
Feb 23, 2017
38 S2 - Collin Gubbins and the Birth of Guerrilla Warfare
00:08:51
Feb 16, 2017
37 S2 - Cecil Clarke: Churchill's Unlikely Weapons Mastermind
00:09:57
Feb 09, 2017
22 S2 - What Happened When One Lawyer Went Up Against Hitler? (Reissue)
00:06:18
Feb 02, 2017
36 S2 - Discovering Guy Burgess: Cambridge's Most Infamous Spy
00:15:23
Jan 27, 2017
23 S2 - How an Outsider Became President of the United States
00:06:00
Jan 19, 2017
31 S2 - The Real Queen Victoria: A Conversation with Author Daisy Goodwin
00:26:32
Jan 12, 2017
34 S2 - When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep
00:05:56
Jan 05, 2017
11 S1 - Hamilton, Burr, and the Murder Trial You'll Never Forget
00:04:21
Dec 29, 2016
33 S2 - How Did a Stranger Break into the Queen's Bedroom?
00:05:16
Dec 15, 2016
32 S2 - When Stalin Robbed a Bank
00:04:42
Dec 08, 2016
30 S2 - Attack of the Killer Whale
00:05:48
Nov 17, 2016
29 S2 - What Was Operation Pastorius?
00:05:38
Nov 10, 2016
28 S2 - How an American Ship Was Captured by North Korea
00:05:24
Nov 03, 2016
27 S2 - The Secret Nazi Prisoners of Virginia
00:05:46
Oct 27, 2016
26 S2 - How One Boy Survived the Hindenburg Crash
00:06:45
Oct 21, 2016
25 S2 - What Happened to the Children Bred for the Hitler Regime?
00:05:23
Oct 14, 2016
24 S2 - What Happened When the Mona Lisa Was Stolen?
00:05:31
Oct 06, 2016
21 S2 - Why Did Two Robbers Steal Charlie Chaplin's Coffin?
00:06:32
Sep 15, 2016
20 S2 - How Did One D-Day Rehearsal Go Terribly Wrong?
00:05:49
Sep 08, 2016
19 S1 - Emperor of the United States?
00:05:02
Sep 01, 2016
18 S1 - The Story of Japan's Deadly Balloon Bomb
00:02:57
Aug 18, 2016
17 S1 - God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal
00:05:11
Aug 11, 2016
16 S1 - Who Was the Last Eunuch of China?
00:02:18
Aug 04, 2016
15 S1 -The Dog Who Barked for Victory
00:02:41
Jul 21, 2016
14 S1 - Hiroo Onoda: The Japanese Soldier Who Wouldn't Surrender
00:03:51
Jul 08, 2016
13 S1 - Jeremiah G. Hamilton: Wall Street's 'Prince of Darkness'
00:08:55
Jun 30, 2016
12 S1 - Who Was William Hitler?
00:03:48
Jun 23, 2016
10 S1 - Insurance Fraud on The Good Ship Zong
00:03:13
May 26, 2016
9 S1 - The First Celebrity Kidnapping: Baby Charles Lindbergh
00:03:29
May 19, 2016
8 S1 - The Secret Fate of Lenin's Brain
00:03:56
May 12, 2016
7 S1 - How Did Three Men Escape from Alcatraz?
00:05:55
May 05, 2016
6 S1 - Who Really Killed Rasputin?
00:06:14
Apr 28, 2016
5 S1 - Sergeant Stubby: How Did One Dog Become a Decorated War Hero?
00:04:54
Apr 21, 2016
4 S1 - How Dorothy Lawrence Disguised Herself as a Man to Fight in WWI
00:04:17
Apr 14, 2016
1 S1 - The Surprising Truth About Hitler's Drug Use
00:04:42
Apr 06, 2016
2 S1 - How to Survive the Sinking of the Titanic
00:05:39
Apr 06, 2016
3 S1 - The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie
00:04:26
Apr 06, 2016
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