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April 24, 2019
87 S3 -- D-DAY: When the Tides Turned on Omaha Beach
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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14 min
April 17, 2019
86 S3 -- D-DAY: The German Opposition
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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14 min
April 10, 2019
85 S3 -- D-DAY: Bagpipes and Snipers
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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14 min
April 3, 2019
84 S3 -- D-DAY: American Rangers Who Terrified the Germans
A group of American Rangers, led by the bold James Rudder, were some of the strongest and bravest soldiers in D-Day battles. Learn how they sabotaged a giant stockpile of German weapons aimed at Normandy beaches.
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14 min
March 27, 2019
83 S3 -- D-Day: The Tale of Two Brothers
Two brothers, Charles and Elliot Dalton, fought side-by-side on the morning of June 6, 1944, leading the Juno Beach landings.
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14 min
March 20, 2019
82 S3 -- D-DAY: D-Day: The Men in the 'Suicide Wave'
If you've seen 'Saving Private Ryan,' you know too well the images of the first flight of men invading and dying on the beach on D-Day—today, we learn the true story of that fateful mission.
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15 min
March 13, 2019
81 S3 -- D-DAY: The Utah Beach Landings
As dawn broke on June 6, 1944, Allied forces were conducting their first wave of landings on Utah Beach—and quickly realized that a part of their plan had gone very, very wrong.
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15 min
March 6, 2019
80 S3 -- D-DAY: The Battle for Merville
A few hours before the beach landings at Normandy, Allied troops invaded the Merville Battery—a giant gun encampment—with instructions to destroy it. However, they had hundreds less soldiers than necessary to complete the mission.
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15 min
February 27, 2019
79 S3 -- D-DAY: One of the Most Dangerous Missions of D-Day
As we lead up to the climax of D-Day, we learn about the early hours of June 6, 1944, and the soldiers who executed a mission so dangerous, they expected death.
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14 min
February 20, 2019
78 S3 -- D-DAY: The Mission You've Never Heard Of
Hours before the beach landings on D-Day, a group of men underwent a dangerous nighttime mission in France. What happened in that fateful operation?
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15 min
February 13, 2019
77 S3 -- D-DAY: What Happened on the Eve of D-Day?
On June 5, 1944, the night of what was supposed to be D-Day, the five massive fleets heading for the French coast suddenly stopped and turned around—but why?
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14 min
February 6, 2019
76 S3 -- D-DAY: What Was Operation Tarbrush X?
In part one of our exciting third-season, D-DAY, we learn about George Lane and his extraordinary undercover mission to Nazi-occupied France. Learn more about D-Day by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/d-day-what-was-operation-tarbrush-x Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250134943
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15 min
January 17, 2019
75 Wild Bill - Friendship in the American Frontier: Wild Bill and Buffalo Bill
Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill were two of the most famous plainsmen of the American West, and also became trusted friends. How did this friendship come to be?  Read the transcript here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/friendship-in-the-american-frontier-wild-bill-and-buffalo-bill Get the book here: https://amzn.to/2EAiyDB
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11 min
January 10, 2019
74 Wild Bill - The Softer Side of Wild Bill Hickok
Even America Frontier's first and fastest gunslinger had a softer, romantic side—on this episode, we learn about the women that captured Wild Bill Hickok's heart. Tom Clavin tells all in his book Wild Bill. Read the transcript here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-softer-side-of-wild-bill-hickok Get the book here: https://amzn.to/2EAiyDB
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11 min
January 3, 2019
73 Wild Bill - The Life and Death of Wild Bill Hickok
The story of Wild Bill Hickok, a legendary gunslinger from the American Frontier, has been largely untold in modern history. Tom Clavin tells all in his book Wild Bill. Read the transcript here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-life-and-death-of-wild-bill-hickok Get the book here: https://amzn.to/2EAiyDB
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11 min
December 27, 2018
72 Valley Forge - Who Was Baron von Steuben? An Unknown Revolutionary War Hero
In our third installment in the miniseries "The Heroes of Valley Forge," we learn about Baron von Steuben, a conman and spy for the French government whose intense training regimen led Washington's American troops into victory at Valley Forge. Learn more about the heroes of Valley Forge by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/who-was-baron-von-steuben-an-unknown-revolutionary-war-hero Book: https://amzn.to/2UxsXoF
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8 min
December 20, 2018
71 Valley Forge - George Washington’s Surrogate Sons
In the second installment in our miniseries on the heroes of Valley Forge, we learn about Washington's surrogate sons and the impact they had on the American Revolution. While he didn't have any children of his own, these three young men looked to Washington as a father, and he to them as sons.  Learn more about the heroes of Valley Forge by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-three-sons-george-washington-never-had Book: https://amzn.to/2UxsXoF
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11 min
December 13, 2018
70 Valley Forge - George Washington's Heroism at Valley Forge
In the first episode of our miniseries on the Heroes of Valley Forge, we learn that it was during the Valley Forge encampment that Washington was first called the “Father of His Country” because it was there he embodied both the American government and the fight for independence. When he was among his troops, which was every day, freezing and going hungry with him, they became inspired not to dissolve or disperse but to survive and fight beside this towering figure. Learn more about the heroes of Valley Forge by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips:  Book: https://amzn.to/2UxsXoF
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10 min
December 6, 2018
69 Labor Special - The 1894 Pullman Strike
In the final episode of our miniseries on Jack Kelly's The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America, we learn how George Pullman's laborers fought back against his working conditions and wages with The Pullman Strike. Learn more about The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/why-you-should-know-about-the-1894-pullman-strike Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250128867
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11 min
November 29, 2018
68 Labor Special - The Rise of Labor Unions
In part four of our miniseries on The Edge of Anarchy, author Jack Kelly describes the unfair conditions, significant events, and key people that led to the rise of labor unions in America. Learn more about The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-history-of-the-rise-of-labor-unions-in-america Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250128867
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9 min
November 22, 2018
67 Labor Special - Who Was George Pullman?
In part three of our miniseries on The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America, author Jack Kelly discusses the short reign of George Pullman and his costly attempt for riches. Learn more about The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-sleeping-car-king-who-was-george-pullman Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250128867
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8 min
November 15, 2018
66 Labor Special - Industrialization on American Democracy
In part two of our miniseries on The Edge of Anarchy, author Jack Kelly discusses the ways the Industrial Revolution changed American technology and manufacturing forever. Learn more about The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-effects-of-industrialization-on-american-democracy Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250128867
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8 min
November 8, 2018
65 Labor Special - The Gilded Age Financial Gap
In part one of our miniseries on The Edge of Anarchy, author Jack Kelly describes America's love affair with capitalism in the Gilded Age. Learn more about The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-yawning-financial-gap-of-the-gilded-age Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250128867
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7 min
November 1, 2018
64 Hitler's American Friends - Charles Lindbergh and 'America First'
In Part 5 of our miniseries on Hitler's American Friends from author Bradley Hart, we learn about famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, one of America's biggest celebrities, and his political campaign of anti-Semitism. Learn more about Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/hitler-s-american-friends-charles-lindbergh-and-america-first Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250148957
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13 min
October 25, 2018
63 Hitler’s American Friends - Henry Ford and American Business
In Part 4 of our miniseries on Hitler's American Friends from author Bradley Hart, we learn how one of the most recognized names in American industry—Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor company—closely aligned himself with Hitler and the Nazi party in the late 1930s. Learn more about Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/hitler-s-american-friends-henry-ford-and-nazism Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250148957
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11 min
October 18, 2018
62 Hitler’s American Friends - Charles Coughlin and Radio’s Religious Right
In Part 3 of our miniseries on Hitler's American Friends from author Bradley Hart, we learn about one of the most infamous radio personalities of all time — Father Charles Coughlin. With his platform, he launched a political party aligned with Nazism, and his voice dangerously commanded the attention of millions. Learn more about Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/who-was-charles-coughlin-and-radio-s-religious-right Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250148957
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12 min
October 16, 2018
BONUS: Introducing 'History Unplugged'
Listen to a special bonus clip about history's most insane rulers from our friends at the History Unplugged podcast. Learn more about the History Unplugged podcast by going to www.historyunpluggedpodcast.com! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/historys-most-insane-rulers-bonus-clip-from-history-unplugged
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26 min
October 11, 2018
61 Hitler’s American Friends - William Dudley Pelley and the Silver Legion
Part 2 of our miniseries on Hitler's American Friends from author Bradley Hart, we learn about an American organization that mirrored the Nazi's in ruthlessness, exclusiveness, and terror — The Silver Legions. Embracing lawlessness, violence, and power, The Silver Legion's "Chief" William Dudley Pelley dangerously aligned himself with Hitler's goals and attempted to seize power in the United States. Learn more about Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/who-was-william-dudley-pelley-and-the-silver-legion Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250148957
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11 min
October 4, 2018
60 Hitler’s American Friends - Fritz Kuhn and the German American Bund
In Part 1 of our miniseries on Hitler's American Friends from author Bradley Hart, we learn about the German American Bund, America’s leading organization for German sympathizers and Nazi imitators that could be found goose-stepping and saluting to their leader, Fritz Kuhn. Learn more about Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/who-was-fritz-kuhn-and-the-german-american-bund Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250148957
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11 min
September 27, 2018
59 FDR Special - How WWII United FDR and Al Smith
In the fifth and final installment of our Frank and Al miniseries, Terry Golway explores how the political ambitions between FDR and Al Smith were set aside during WWII, with the country united behind a common cause. Learn more about Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/how-wwii-united-fdr-and-al-smith Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250089656
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7 min
September 20, 2018
58 FDR Special - How FDR Became Governor of New York in 1928
In Part 4 of our Frank and Al miniseries, Terry Golway chronicles how most Democrats were met with defeat in the 1928 election season, most except for one man: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Learn more about Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/how-fdr-became-governor-of-new-york-in-1928 Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250089656
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9 min
September 13, 2018
57 FDR Special - How FDR Became a Star in the 1924 Presidential Convention
Despite his illness, FDR proved a strong ally for Al Smith, and visa versa. In Part 3 of our Frank and Al miniseries, we see how these two political powerhouses rewrote what it meant to be a Democrat and an American. Learn more about Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/how-fdr-became-a-star-in-the-1924-presidential-convention Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250089656
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8 min
September 6, 2018
56 FDR Special - Frank and Al: The Loss That Created FDR
FDR tried hard to become a New York politician while still working in Washington, battling the powerhouses of Tammany Hall and eventually succumbing to defeat. Part 2 of our Frank and Al miniseries shows how FDR's loss brought about an unlikely ally. Learn more about Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/frank-and-al-the-loss-that-created-fdr Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250089656
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10 min
August 30, 2018
55 FDR Special - The Unlikely Friendship Between FDR and Al Smith
In the early 20th century, Franklin Delano Roosevelt decided to make his name in New York politics. In Part 1 of our Frank & Al miniseries, understand the context to the unlikely friendship between FDR and Al Smith. Learn more about Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance That Created the Modern Democratic Party by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-unlikely-friendship-between-fdr-and-al-smith Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250089656
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7 min
August 24, 2018
BONUS: Introducing 'Case Closed'
Today's episode is a special preview of Case Closed just for Unknown History listeners. The show covers the murder of Rusty Sneiderman, a Georgia man who was shot in broad daylight in the parking lot of his son's preschool. Who killed Rusty and why? Keep listening to hear episode one of this story. If you're hooked and want to hear the rest, you can find all 14 episodes exclusively on Stitcher Premium. For a free month, go to stitcherpremium.com/caseclosed.
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23 min
August 16, 2018
54 Poison Special - The Gross Reality of Royal Life
Vermin, a foul stench, public urination, and bacteria everywhere. These are just some of the things you'd come across in a royal palace, as told by Eleanor Herman in part 5 of her Poison Chronicles, inspired by her book The Royal Art of Poison. Learn more about The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, And Murder Most Foul, by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-poison-chronicles-the-gross-reality-of-royal-life Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250140869
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10 min
August 9, 2018
53 Poison Special - Poisonous Cosmetics in Medieval Times
How dangerous were the cosmetic habits of medieval women? Let's just say you won't find mercury foundation or potions of liquid gold at your nearest Macy's. Welcome to part 4 of Eleanor Herman's Poison Chronicles, inspired by her book The Royal Art of Poison. Learn more about The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, And Murder Most Foul, by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/dying-to-be-beautiful-poisonous-cosmetics-in-medieval-times Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250140869
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12 min
August 2, 2018
52 Poison Special - Dangerous Medicines of Centuries Past
Eleanor Herman discusses the top treacherous medical treatments and "cannibal cures" from her new book, The Royal Art of Poison. Learn more about The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, And Murder Most Foul, by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-poison-chronicles-dangerous-medicines-of-centuries-past Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250140869
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12 min
July 26, 2018
51 Poison Special - The Arsenic Poisoning of Napoleon Bonaparte
Eleanor Herman describes the role of arsenic in Napoleon Bonapartes's rapid health decline and eventual death while under imprisonment at St. Helen. Learn more about The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, And Murder Most Foul, by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-poison-chronicles-the-arsenic-poisoning-of-napoleon-bonaparte Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250140869
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14 min
July 19, 2018
50 Poison Special - A History of Russian Poisonings
Welcome to Part 1 of a bonus Unknown History miniseries: The Poison Chronicles. Eleanor Herman, author of The Royal Art of Poison, discusses the history of poison as a political tool used over centuries. In this first segment, Herman explores the use of poison throughout Russian history. Learn more about The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, And Murder Most Foul, by reading this episode's full transcript or picking up the book! Transcript on Quick and Dirty Tips: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-poison-chronicles-a-history-of-russian-poisonings Buy the Book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250140869
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10 min
March 29, 2018
49 Dodge City Special - Wyatt Earp's Relationship with Women Was...Complicated
Learn more about Dodge City, the wickedest town in the American west, on this new Unknown History miniseries hosted by author Tom Clavin. To view the full transcript, visit here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-glory-days-of-wild-west-outlaws
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13 min
March 22, 2018
48 Dodge City Special - The Glory Days of Wild West Outlaws
Learn more about Dodge City, the wickedest town in the American west, on this new Unknown History miniseries hosted by author Tom Clavin. To view the full transcript, visit here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-glory-days-of-wild-west-outlaws
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18 min
March 15, 2018
47 Dodge City Special - The Life and Death of Ed Masterson in Dodge City
Learn more about Dodge City, the wickedest town in the American west, on this new Unknown History miniseries hosted by author Tom Clavin. To view the full transcript, visit here: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/history/the-life-and-death-of-ed-masterson-in-dodge-city
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11 min
July 6, 2017
46 Dodge City Special - Famous Outlaws of the Wild West
Learn more about Dodge City, the wickest town in the American west, on this new Unknown History miniseries hosted by author Tom Clavin. Learn more at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11151
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12 min
June 29, 2017
45 Dodge City Special - The Rise and Fall of Bat Masterson
Learn more about Dodge City, the wickest town in the American west, on this new Unknown History miniseries hosted by author Tom Clavin. Visit http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11126 to learn even more.
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13 min
June 22, 2017
44 Dodge City Special - The Takeover of Wyatt Earp
Learn more about Dodge City, the wickest town in the American west, on this new Unknown History miniseries hosted by author Tom Clavin. Visit http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11031 to learn more.
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11 min
June 13, 2017
43 Dodge City Special - Introducing The Wickedest Town in the American West
Learn more about Dodge City, the wickedest town in the American west, on this new Unknown History miniseries hosted by author Thomas Clavin. Check out the book at www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/10931
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14 min
March 16, 2017
42 S2 - The Men Who Deprived Hitler of the Atomic Bomb
How One Man Deprived Hitler of the Atomic Bomb. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ny4iz6 Learn more at www.quickanddirtytips.com/giles.
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9 min
March 9, 2017
41 S2 - George Rheam and Industrial Sabotage
George Rheam has been called "a large man with a large mind." Learn how he helped Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlmanly Warfare by inventing forms of industrial sabotage. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mX67IE
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7 min
March 2, 2017
40 S2 - Churchill's Extraordinary Killing School
Of all the people who worked for Winston Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Eric Sykes and William Fairbairn were by far the most extraordinary. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2m90qoy
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8 min
February 23, 2017
39 S2 - Millis Jefferis: Expert of Destruction
Millis Jefferis joined the top secret guerilla unit, MIR in the spring of 1939. Hear the full story of the Unknown History podcast. Read more at www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history. Learn about Giles' books at www.quickanddirtytips.com/giles. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mbN9NI
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8 min
February 16, 2017
38 S2 - Collin Gubbins and the Birth of Guerrilla Warfare
In 1939, tensions across Europe were mounting as the dominance of Hitler and the Nazi Party grew unchecked. But when one man was tasked by William Churchill to devise an innovative strategy for fighting the Nazis, the outcome was a new kind of warfare the world had never before been seen. Read on to meet the founder of guerilla warfare Collin Gubbins - and be sure to tune into the full episode on the Unknown History podcast. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mqHjbD
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8 min
February 9, 2017
37 S2 - Cecil Clarke: Churchill's Unlikely Weapons Mastermind
In the spring of 1939, a seemingly ordinary father and automobile mechanic became vital in the development of lethal weapons to aid the British fight against Hitler's expanding naval forces. Meet Cecil Clarke—and be sure to listen to the full story on the Unknown History podcast. For more visit www.quickanddirtytips.com/giles Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2kmavvy
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9 min
February 2, 2017
22 S2 - What Happened When One Lawyer Went Up Against Hitler? (Reissue)
In 1931, a lawyer named Hans Litten squared off against Hitler in court. What was the outcome? Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Read full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cYves2 For more, visit www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history.
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6 min
January 27, 2017
36 S2 - Discovering Guy Burgess: Cambridge's Most Infamous Spy
Guy Burgess was arguably the most influential spy of the Cambridge Five, a covert group of Englishmen who traded Western secrets to the Soviets before and during the Cold War. And yet, 70 years after the height of his espionage, Burgess' name and legacy still remain widely unknown. Today on Unknown History, Giles Milton hosts author and historian Andrew Lownie, who spent 30 years uncovering Burgess' enigmatic life in Stalin's Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2kIrqfo
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15 min
January 19, 2017
23 S2 - How an Outsider Became President of the United States
Nobody expected Warren G Harding to win the presidency of the United States; his candidacy was so unlikely to succeed that he was mocked in the nation's newspapers. So, how did this outsider become president? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dzeaDm Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast: www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history
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6 min
January 12, 2017
31 S2 - The Real Queen Victoria: A Conversation with Author Daisy Goodwin
Queen Victoria's public legacy is often of the doting grandmother, or the stodgy old woman. Daisy Goodwin—author of Victoria and screenwriter for the PBS Series of the same name—talks to Unknown History's Giles Milton about the misconceptions surrounding Victoria's personality, her younger years, and her love affairs. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gUlmg8 For more of Giles' books, visit www.quickanddirtytips.com/giles. Check out VICTORIA at us.macmillan.com/books/9781250045461
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26 min
January 5, 2017
34 S2 - When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep
Learn the story of when Churchill slaughtered sheep this week on the Unknown History podcast. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2jrVEUy
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5 min
December 29, 2016
11 S1 - Hamilton, Burr, and the Murder Trial You'll Never Forget
When most people think of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, they think of the famous duel that ended in Hamilton's death. But very few people know the duel's extraordinary backstory. In the Unknown History podcast, Giles Milton recounts this tale, ripe with money, fame, and a decomposing human corpse. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/28PVUsC
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4 min
December 15, 2016
33 S2 - How Did a Stranger Break into the Queen's Bedroom?
Find out in the Unknown History podcast. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hZM2vG For more, visit www.quickanddirtytips.com/giles
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5 min
December 8, 2016
32 S2 - When Stalin Robbed a Bank
In 1907, a carriage transporting over one million roubles (approximately $9 million) to the new State Bank was robbed. Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hHnr1c
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4 min
November 17, 2016
30 S2 - Attack of the Killer Whale
After a killer whale attack, a family found themselves adrift in the middle of the Pacific ocean. Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Read more at www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history. Check out Giles' books at www.quickanddirtytips.com/giles Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gUgbgA
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November 10, 2016
29 S2 - What Was Operation Pastorius?
Hear the whole story of Operation Pastorius in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Visit www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history for more. Full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2flYAMQ
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5 min
November 3, 2016
28 S2 - How an American Ship Was Captured by North Korea
The USS Pueblo was sent to the North Korean coast to gather intelligence on the country's secret communications. Capture was not part of the plan. Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Listen and read more at www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history. Or check out Giles' books at www.quickanddirtytips.com/giles. Full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2g0Akj0
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5 min
October 27, 2016
27 S2 - The Secret Nazi Prisoners of Virginia
Among P.O. Box 1142's high-ranking prisoners was the man who had developed the V1 and V2 rockets that had reduced parts of London to rubble. Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2eOf031 Read more and check out Giles Milton's latest books at www.quickanddirtytips.com/giles
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5 min
October 21, 2016
26 S2 - How One Boy Survived the Hindenburg Crash
Many lives were lost in what has come to be known as the most spectacular air disaster of the twentieth century. But a 14-year-old boy managed to escape the wreck. Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Read more at www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2egva4J Learn more about books by Giles Milton at www.quickanddirtytips.com/giles.
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6 min
October 14, 2016
25 S2 - What Happened to the Children Bred for the Hitler Regime?
The Lebensborn program's goal was to produce a stock of children suitable for Hitler's vision for the future of Germany. But what happened to these children? Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2eqSprk
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5 min
October 6, 2016
24 S2 - What Happened When the Mona Lisa Was Stolen?
In August 1911, Vincenzo Peruggia walked out of the Louvre with the Mona Lisa hidden under his jacket. How was the world's most famous painting later recovered? Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Read more quirky stories at www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dDqKHG
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5 min
September 15, 2016
21 S2 - Why Did Two Robbers Steal Charlie Chaplin's Coffin?
One night in March 1978, two criminals entered the Corsier-sur-Vevey cemetery and stole Charlie Chaplin's coffin. Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Read full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cUE6LY Read more at www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history!
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6 min
September 8, 2016
20 S2 - How Did One D-Day Rehearsal Go Terribly Wrong?
It was just supposed to be a practice drill for D-Day, but it turned out to be much more. Hear the whole story in Giles Milton's Unknown History podcast. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cnuzu3
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5 min
September 1, 2016
19 S1 - Emperor of the United States?
Have you heard the odd tale of the "Emperor of the United States"? Hear the full story in Giles Milton's Unknown History Podcast. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2c2wgN0
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5 min
August 18, 2016
18 S1 - The Story of Japan's Deadly Balloon Bomb
Pastor Archie Mitchell had promised his wife, Elsie, a treat. Both of them were tired of reading newspaper articles about the war in the Far East. On Saturday, 5 May, 1945, Archie suggested a day of escapism, driving up into the mountains of southern Oregon and having a picnic. They didn't realize it would quickly blow out of control. Read more here: www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2bpZaqv
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2 min
August 11, 2016
17 S1 - God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal
Giles Milton, host of the Unknown History podcast, talks with Jack Kelly about his new book, Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal. Below is a short excerpt from the book. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2b80mB2
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5 min
August 4, 2016
16 S1 - Who Was the Last Eunuch of China?
Who was the last eunuch of China? Giles Milton explores on the Unknown History podcast. For more visit quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2b4Micd
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2 min
July 21, 2016
15 S1 -The Dog Who Barked for Victory
You already heard about Sergeant Stubby in a previous episode of Unknown History. Hear more about this incredible pup's story during WWI. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29YeOsi
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2 min
July 8, 2016
14 S1 - Hiroo Onoda: The Japanese Soldier Who Wouldn't Surrender
His home was a dense area of rainforest and he lived on the wild coconuts that grew in abundance. His principal enemy was the army of mosquitoes that arrived with each new shower of rain. But for Hiroo Onoda, there was another enemy, one that remained elusive. Unaware that the Second World War had ended 29 years earlier, he was still fighting a lonely guerrilla war in the jungles of the Philippines. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29L4MwX
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3 min
June 30, 2016
13 S1 - Jeremiah G. Hamilton: Wall Street's 'Prince of Darkness'
Uncover the story behind Wall Street's first black millionaire, Jeremiah G. Hamilton, in an interview with Prince of Darkness author Shane White on the Unknown History podcast. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29JBilV
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8 min
June 23, 2016
12 S1 - Who Was William Hitler?
He kept his identity a secret until his dying day. None of his neighbors in Patchogue, Long Island, had any idea that William Stuart Houston was actually born William Hitler. Read more transcripts from Unknown History at www.quickanddirtytips.com/unknown-history. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/29u58p9
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3 min
May 26, 2016
10 S1 - Insurance Fraud on The Good Ship Zong
Here's the story of how one captain went to murderous lengths to make a profit while transporting a ship full of slaves across the Atlantic, as excerpted from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain by Giles Milton, the basis for the podcast, Unknown History. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1r6eCz2
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3 min
May 19, 2016
9 S1 - The First Celebrity Kidnapping: Baby Charles Lindbergh
Here's the story of the first celebrity kidnapping of aviator Charles Lindbergh's son, as excerpted from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain by Giles Milton, the basis for the podcast, Unknown History. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1WaSxx7
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3 min
May 12, 2016
8 S1 - The Secret Fate of Lenin's Brain
Where is Lenin’s brain and why was it removed from his corpse? Learn the strange story of what happened after his death and the startling truth scientists concluded about his brain, as excerpted from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain by Giles Milton, the basis for the podcast, Unknown History. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1U6Md3e
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3 min
May 5, 2016
7 S1 - How Did Three Men Escape from Alcatraz?
Many had tried, but none succeeded in escaping the high security prison. That is, until three criminals disappeared from their jail cells one summer evening. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1WZrEeo
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5 min
April 28, 2016
6 S1 - Who Really Killed Rasputin?
It’s not everyday that someone confesses to a murder they most certainly did not commit. Who was Prince Felix Yusupov covering up for? Find out in this story, as excerpted from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain by Giles Milton, the basis for the podcast, Unknown History. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1WAGckm
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6 min
April 21, 2016
5 S1 - Sergeant Stubby: How Did One Dog Become a Decorated War Hero?
Here's the story of how one dog rose to the rank of sergeant in the United States Army during World War I, as excerpted from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain by Giles Milton, the basis for the podcast, Unknown History. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/23hch0T
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4 min
April 14, 2016
4 S1 - How Dorothy Lawrence Disguised Herself as a Man to Fight in WWI
How one woman successfully hid her identity and joined the fight during World War I, as excerpted from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain by Giles Milton, which is the basis for a new podcast, Unknown History. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Z0KzEo
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4 min
April 6, 2016
3 S1 - The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie might be known for writing great mysteries, but none are quite as perplexing as her own 11-day disappearance—as excerpted from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain by Giles Milton, which is the basis for a new podcast, Unknown History. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/23w5x4D
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4 min
April 6, 2016
2 S1 - How to Survive the Sinking of the Titanic
How did one Titanic crew member survive the icy ocean water, all thanks to his favorite drink? Learn this story, as excerpted from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain by Giles Milton, which is the basis for our new podcast, Unknown History. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/23w5q9f
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5 min
April 6, 2016
1 S1 - The Surprising Truth About Hitler's Drug Use
Learn the bizarre story of Hitler’s physician, Theodor Morell, and the vast array of drugs he prescribed the infamous dictator, as excerpted from When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain by Giles Milton, which is the basis for our new podcast, Unknown History. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1qIKZEs
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4 min
February 1, 2016
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