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Historically Speaking is that podcast that lifts up the old log of history and pokes at the things crawling underneath you never knew were there. Emus! Insane merchants! Bizarre deaths! Astronomers! Weird and creepy letters written by famous authors! This place has it all! Join Jack, Kelsey and Isaiah as they weekly delve in the weird, hilarious, and downright bizarre parts of the past you've never heard of but really should!
 
Uncommon history with an unconventional pair. Join married hosts Rebecca Robbins (a Broadway actress) and Kim Kimmel (her college history instructor) as they delve into topics that run the historical gambit. A gifted storyteller, Kim taught history at the collegiate level for 29 years while as a student, Rebecca always sat in the front row of his Western Civilizations class soaking up every word he said. For the record, she made an A in his class. She went on to pursue a Broadway career (The ...
 
Over the course of 365 days a year, something in the world of sports always makes us stop and take notice. This new member of the Sports History Network highlights the accomplishments, memories and anniversaries of some of the greatest moments in sports history and delves into some of the hidden stories behind them. Hosted by former sportswriter and broadcaster Dana Auguster, this weekly podcast describes these sports moments like no other. Each week the show will be your tour guide as we st ...
 
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This year the NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary and part of its diamond anniversary basketball historians, writers and experts named the 75 greatest players in league history. Historically Speaking Sports host Dana Auguster sits down with his good friends Charles Combs and Mark Boutte to discuss some of the players that were named to the team…
 
“Let them hate me, so they but fear me.” ~ Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka Caligula) Caligula, the third Julio-Claudian emperor of the great Roman Empire, was known as a cruel, erratic, sex-crazed and delusional tyrant. Not only did he decree that his horse was a Roman consul, but he also marched his troops all the way to the English Channel …
 
Tim Coffeen Talks Indy car and Racing History is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. NETWORK SPONSORS Row One - the vintage shop for sports history fans! HIGHLIGHTED SHOW Tim Coffeen, the host of “Tim Coffeen Talks Indy car and Racing History,” will share stories and memories from his long career with top In…
 
South Africa has a fascinating, complex, and often tragic history. From the migration of the Bantu to the settlements by the Dutch and British; from the Boar Wars to the fight to abolish apartheid, here in Episode 44, we explore the history of this geologically and culturally rich nation - a nation that is still striving to reach its full potential…
 
What do Georgetown University, St. Joseph’s University, and Loyola University have in common (besides basketball)? They were all founded by the Jesuits, and the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church was highly instrumental in the phenomenon known as the Counter Reformation. Once Luther, Calvin and others challenged the authority and teachings of the …
 
Historically Speaking Sports Podcast host Dana Auguster sits down with Beth Wiedower-Jackson of the Astrodome Conservatory to talk about the cultural significance of the former Harris County Domed Stadium. Also we countdown the five greatest sports moments in the history of the Astrodome and we wrap up the show with a shout out to the team formerly…
 
Kappas are natural leaders who have sought ways to serve the community since the earliest days of our sisterhood. Join us as Dr. Mary Osborne, Director of the Stewart House Museum and Denise Rugani, former Fraternity President and Current Ritual and History Director share with us the history of philanthropy in Kappa Kappa Gamma.…
 
The Protestant Reformation was one of the single greatest events in the history of Western Civilization. Led by Martin Luther, this protestation against the Catholic Church altered all of Western history. Here in Episode 42, we take a closer look at this exceptional, though conflicted man, as well as other early protestant reformers like Ulrich Zwi…
 
This years NCAA Basketball tournament have not disappointed with close game, memorable plays and of course a 15th seed beating a number 2 seed. On his episode we ill take a look at the tournament thus far through the eyes of history. Looking at the teams that were in and the teams that are still playing heading into the second weekend of "March Mad…
 
"Into the valley of death rode the six hundred." Here in Episode 41, we take a closer look at the events that inspired Lord Alfred Tennyson to write those words in his epic poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade". We also explore both the long-term and short-term causes of the Crimean War and why it was a "first" in many areas of modern warfare, int…
 
Lawrence of Arabia is the stuff of legend. There have been numerous books written and films made about him, but who was T.E. Lawrence actually? What made this man with so many talents, who was also immensely brave and resourceful, act and think as he did? Our 40th Episode explores some of the possible reasons. Books: Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E.…
 
Many diseases throughout history have wiped out entire families, villages or even towns, but nothing even comes close to the death and destruction that would become known as the Black Death. It made periodic appearances throughout the centuries, dying out for some and reemerging for others. Today, modern medicine can cure this disease, but even so,…
 
Historically Speaking Sports Host Dana Auguster sits down with "From The 55 Yard Line" co-host Greg James as they discuss the Super Bowl histories of the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals in advance of Super Bowl LVI. Also we will highlight the seven previous Super Bowls to take place in the Los Angeles Area and to close out the show we w…
 
Historically Speaking Sports is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. Host: Dana Auguster Taking place in the Houston Astrodome, the top ranked UCLA Bruins, led by Lew Alcindor took on University of Houston's Elvin Hayes which changed the landscape of college basketball for years to come. Basket…
 
Imagine sitting in a 97-degree court room in the middle of July while you’re being prosecuted for a crime you’re not even sure you committed. This is exactly the situation twenty-four-year-old John T. Scopes found himself in during the summer of 1925. Almost overnight this trial became a national sensation and put the small town of Dayton, Tennesse…
 
Historically Speaking Sports is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. Host: Dana Auguster Former Executive Director of the Pro Football Researchers Associaion Ken Crippen sits down to talk about his new Football Learning Academy and also touching on the history of the teams in the NFL postseason…
 
Historically Speaking Sports is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. Host: Dana Auguster Looking back at the 40th anniversary of the "Epic in Miami", the AFC Divisional matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the San Diego Chargers and how that game made me a life long Chargers fan.…
 
Napoleon, was he hero or villain? An enlightened genius or supreme egotist? Superb diplomat or an immoral usurper? All of the above? Continuing with Part II of our Napoleon series, we take a closer look into his greatest achievements as well as his greatest mistakes. From his coronation as Emperor at Notre-Dame in 1804 to his loss at Waterloo in 18…
 
Historically Speaking Sports is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. Host: Dana Auguster Christmas Day 1971, the Miami Dolphins played the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. The game became not only an instant classic but the NFL's longest game.…
 
Are great leaders made or just born that way? It seems that in the case of Napoleon, he truly was born to lead. It is said that his troops would have followed him into the gates of hell. But how good or bad was he and what is his legacy? Here in Episode 36, we explore these questions and take a closer look into the early life of Napoleon from his u…
 
Historically Speaking Sports is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. Host: Dana Auguster The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League won its second "consecutive" Grey Cup beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 108th Grey Cup. The Main Event talks about how the team ranks historica…
 
Orville Mulligan: Sports Writer is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. NETWORK SPONSOR Row One - the vintage shop for sports history fans! Orville Mulligan: Sports Writer A Different way to hear sports history. I am Orville Mulligan and yes the career journey I took was as a Sports Writer. My story will fill…
 
Orville Mulligan: Sports Writer is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. NETWORK SPONSOR Row One - the vintage shop for sports history fans! Orville Mulligan: Sports Writer A Different way to hear sports history. I am Orville Mulligan and yes the career journey I took was as a Sports Writer. My story will fill…
 
“A leader is a dealer in hope.” —Napoleon Bonaparte Here in Episode 35, we take a closer look at two perhaps lesser-known great leaders in history. When all hope was lost and the odds were stacked against them, they defied all probability and led their men safely home. These are two of the most fascinating adventure stories ever told. Sir Ernest Sh…
 
Orville Mulligan: Sports Writer is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. NETWORK SPONSOR Row One - the vintage shop for sports history fans! Orville Mulligan: Sports Writer A Different way to hear sports history. I am Orville Mulligan and yes the career journey I took was as a Sports Writer. My story will fill…
 
Historically Speaking Sports is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. Host: Dana Auguster This episode the Host of the Pigskin Dispatch Darin Hayes and I discuss the epic game between Nebraska and Oklahoma in 1971 known as the "Game of the Century. Also we will talk college football rivalries in…
 
There are a handful of people in history who seem to have had an uncanny ability to escape death. Whether evading a lone assassin, dodging friendly fire during the heat of battle, or simply defying the laws of nature by smoking over 200 cigarettes a day, these four historical figures featured in Episode 34 proved they were all Hard to Kill. Books: …
 
The Restoration period is known as probably the most bawdy era in English history. And who was it that ushered in this remarkable age? Why, the Merry Monarch himself, Charles II. In addition to having a great fondness for the ladies and the good life, Charles had many remarkable qualities. Here in our first episode of Season 2, we take a closer loo…
 
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The years 1692-1693 were some of the darkest times in American history. They were the years when mass hysteria ruled the land and young girls were inexplicably stricken with fits of screaming, barking, shaking, and crying. It was a group of roughly 9 girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, who were taken at their fantastical word of being physically…
 
In April 2009, Kappa Kappa Gamma placed two historic markers in Monmouth, Illinois, highlighting the places that played such an important role in the founding of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In October 2020 for her Voyage of Discovery podcast, Dr. Mary Osborne interviewed former Fraternity President Denise Rugani about the placement of those markers. Enjoy t…
 
During the late summer and fall of 1888, a district in East London was being terrorized by an unknown Victorian serial killer. In a September 25th letter addressed to the Central News Agency, the yet to be identified murderer boasted of his recent killings and signed the letter “Jack the Ripper”. That name has endured for over 133 years, and the ca…
 
Historically Speaking Sports is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear. Host: Dana Auguster Growing up in south Louisiana, my interest in sports has been a major part of my life since an early age. If I think about it long enough, if there was anything I enjoyed more than playing sports was talkin…
 
Wrestling With Heels On is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. NETWORK SPONSORS Row One - the vintage shop for sports history fans! ABOUT WRESTLING WITH HEELS ON Hi EVERYONE. MY NAME IS ARIEL GONZALEZ, ORIGINALLY FROM BROOKLYN, NOW LIVING IN THE GARDEN STATE AND I HAVE A NEW PODCAST SHOW CALLED WRESTLING WIT…
 
Everyone has their favorite holiday, but do you know how your favorite holiday came into being? The answers may surprise you. For instance, in 12th century England, New Year’s Day was celebrated on March 25th, but the ancient Celts celebrated their New Year (Sumhain) on November 1st. So why do we now celebrate the New Year on January 1st? And why d…
 
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Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a fascinating figure- resourceful, brave, insightful, reflective, but it’s his inordinate ambition that leads to his downfall. Can the same be said of Scotland’s real Macbeth? Here in Episode 29, we unpack the characters in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth alongside their historical (or mythical) counterparts including Banquo, Ma…
 
Kay and Kylie dive into the history of Kappas who are no longer in school. Kappa is for a lifetime, but that was a bit harder to see for our young Founders and early members. We trace the timeline of activity of alumna members and how their roles have changed in the organization. Well, we get to it AFTER we sort out the whole awkward pronunciation …
 
Almost six centuries have come and gone and we’re still talking about an illiterate peasant girl who only lived to be nineteen years old. Why? Not only did she inspire her nation by leading thousands of men into battle, but she also ushered in the end of the Hundred’s Year War thus saving her nation of France from English rule. Was she divinely ins…
 
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