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Old October 10th, 2017, 03:02 PM   #31

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Hey DaveK, thanks for this awesome list of Podcasts man!
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Old October 11th, 2017, 05:15 AM   #32

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Make Historical Sense of Today with These Podcasts

I thought I'd collect a few of these podcasts together in one post. If you find present day events confusing or disturbing, these podcasts may help you be slightly less confused and possibly slightly more disturbed.

The first is History Talk: Origins. This is probably the least Euro-America Centric of the list, covering China, North Korea, Russia, the mid-east and more.

Website: History Talk | Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective
Feed: History Talk

Description: Smart conversations about today’s most interesting topics - a history podcast for everyone

The Long View from the BBC is slightly more focused on British and American stories, comparing current events to ages past. For example "Cyber-attacks and the Great Siege of Dover Castle"

Website: BBC Radio 4 - The Long View, Cyber-attacks and the Great Siege of Dover Castle
Feed: The Long View

Description:Jonathan Freedland presents the series in which stories from the past are compared with current events.

The next two have a more American focus:

Website: http://backstoryradio.org/
Feeed: BackStory

Description: Ever think there’s more to history than meets the eye?
Or wondered how your ancestors experienced their own current events? There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn. That’s where BackStory comes in.

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Website: https://myhistorycanbeatupyourpolitics.wordpress.com/
Feed: My History Can Beat Up Your Politics

Description: A podcast that uses history to elevate the discussion of today's politics.

Civics 101 is a favorite of mine right now. It's a kind of "stuff you missed in school" podcast, without all the millennial giggling. It is intelligently and professionally done, pulling in experts and anchors who work on and report on the issues of the day regularly.

Website: Civics 101 : NPR
Feed: https://feeds.megaphone.fm/PPY1168790592
Description:Ever wonder what a White House Chief of Staff actually does? How about a Press Secretary? And is gerrymandering still a thing in this country?The first 100 days of the Trump administration is the perfect time to bone up on civics you should have learned in school...but probably didn't. Civics 101 is your podcast guide to what you need to know, when it matters most.
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