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Archive for June, 2005

30 June


Hernán Cortés

Hernán Cortés

This weeks podcast has a format! Thanks Todd! Hear about Hernan Cortés the Conqueror of Mexico and the Aztecs. Learning

what’s coming on the next podcast and some great book recommendations!



Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Japan: A Concise History

The Brassey’s Book of Naval Blunders (Blunders Series)

Podcasting: Do It Yourself Guide


Lies Across America : What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

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25 June
19 June

Filibuster Movement

Filibuster William Walker

Filibuster William Walker

As many of you, I know the term filibuster to mean a long speech that a senator makes when trying to stall for time. Also, like many of you I associate this term with the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. However, there is another meaning of this term: “An adventurer who engages in unauthorized warfare against a country with which his own country is at peace.”


Works Cited:
American History Illustrated, El presidente gringo, Feb 1989, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p.14

History Detectives: Preston Brook’s Riding Crop

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Books on the Subject:

Lopez’s expeditions to Cuba, 1850 and 1851, (Filson club publications)

The Free Flag of Cuba: The Lost Novel of Lucy Holcombe Pickens (Library of Southern Civilization)

Fatal Glory: Narciso Lopez and the First Clandestine U. S. War Against Cuba

Cuban Confederate Colonel: The Life of Ambrosio Jose Gonzales

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08 June

American Spy Plane Shot Down Over Russia

Gary Powers

Gary Powers

An American U-2 spy plane is shot down over Russia it’s pilot captured and later traded for a Russian Spy.

Works Cited:

American Heritage Magazine, Sept. 2000, Vol. 51 Issue 5 p.36, The Day we Shot Down the U-2 by Sergei Krushchev


Model of U-2 Plane

CIA Document List

Many Pictures Pertaining to the U-2 and Gary Powers

Rudolf Abel

Clarence “Kelly” Johnson

Video of Rudolf Abel

Books on the Subject:

Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev

Khrushchev Remembers

Operation Overflight

Secret Empire

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05 June

The Only Atomic Bomb Ever Dropped on America


This is an actual event that occurred on March 11, 1958. This is the era of the Cold War. At precisely 4:19 PM a B-47E medium bomber serial number 53-1876A accidentally released their atomic bomb over the Gregg family property in Mars Bluff, South Carolina.

You can purchase this episode on our episodes page.


Broken Arrow

Google Map of Hunter Army Airfield

dr strange love News Brief Video

Tybee Picture of Crater

The State, South Carolina News Article on Clyde Gregg

Google Map of Crater Site

Link to Other Nuclear Accidents

Pictures of the bombs effects

Books on the Subject:

american prometheus

the making of the atomic bomb

african americans at mars bloff, south carolina

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04 June

HistoryPodcast Promo 1


I am pleased to announce our first promo performed by Ron and Stephanie from Griddlecakes Radio. Thanks guys, it sounds great!

HistoryPodcast Promo 1.mp3

03 June



Welcome to the HistoryPodcast. In the coming weeks we will start posting podcasts on many different happenings in history. We hope you enjoy the show.

02 June

Buy HistoryPodcast Episodes on CD


HistoryPodcast Vol.1
Episodes 1 – 40
in MP3 format

Click on the shopping cart image above to purchase HistoryPodcast episodes 1 – 40 on CD. Episodes will be in MP3 format. I will ship them to your home in a special cardboard envelope to protect the CD. Thank you for supporting HistoryPodcast! The CD will include the following episodes:

  1. The Only Atomic Bomb Ever Dropped on America
  2. American Spy Plane Shot Down Over Russia
  3. Filibuster Movement
  4. Stonewall Jackson
  5. Cortez
  6. The Floating Whorehouse
  7. Lawrence of Arabia
  8. Prince Henry of Portugal vs. Zheng He
  9. Benedict Arnold
  10. Mata Hari
  11. John Hanson: First President?
  12. Dolchstosslegende or “dagger-thrust legend”
  13. Lady Godiva
  14. Henry Knox
  15. Peloponnesian War: Part I
  16. Godzilla
  17. AH Reginald Buller
  18. Opium War
  19. Nuclear Disasters
  20. Typhoid Mary
  21. Fukuzawa Yukichi
  22. Intro to Balkans Situation Prior to WWI
  23. Intro to the Balkans Part Two
  24. Part Three of Introduction to the Balkans Situation Prior to WWI
  25. Shanghai Ghetto
  26. Halloween
  27. Bloody Mary
  28. Rasputin
  29. Bobby Fischer
  30. Battle of Lexington
  31. H.P. Lovecraft
  32. Francis Marion
  33. Steven Bantu Biko
  34. Thanksgiving
  35. Factories
  36. Ottoman Empire: A Brief History
  37. Sealand
  38. New Thought
  39. History of Christmas
  40. Wu Ningkun