American History Tellers

American History Tellers

American History Tellers

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life - the words you speak, the ideas you share - can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We'll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we'll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind American Scandal, Tides of History, American Innovations and more.New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.
  1. August 30, 2022
    4 min
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    Wondery Presents: Fast & Loose: F1®
    If you’re just watching the race, you’re doing it wrong! Fast & Loose: F1® is where the world of Formula 1 collides with comedian Will Arnett for his hilarious and shockingly insightful commentary immediate…
  2. August 31, 2022
    40 min
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    Civil War | March To The Sea | 6
    In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant took charge of the entire Union Army and laid out his ambitious plans to finally win the war. Grant pursued Lee in Virginia in a campaign unrivaled in the history of the war for its br…
  3. September 07, 2022
    39 min
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    Civil War | Bind Up the Nation's Wounds | 7
    In early 1865, after four long years of bloodshed, the Confederacy was on the brink of defeat. General William Tecumseh Sherman marched his army through South Carolina, where Union soldiers sought vengeance aga…
  4. September 12, 2022
    5 min
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    Introducing: How I Built This with Guy Raz
    When Guy Raz interviews business leaders from the world’s biggest companies on How I Built This, he’s looking for more than anecdotes of success. Guy has spoken with the founders of some of the world’s best-kno…
  5. September 14, 2022
    38 min
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    Civil War | Finding Freedom | 8
    During the Civil War, Black people in America took the opportunity to free themselves and to serve the Union cause. At great personal risk, tens of thousands of refugees -- men, women and children -- fled South…
  6. September 21, 2022
    42 min
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    Encore: The Walker Affair | The Gray-Eyed Man of Destiny | 1
    In the mid-1800s, the United States was full of adventurers and entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of the country’s ever-expanding boundaries. One of them was a young lawyer and newspaper editor from Tenne…
  7. September 28, 2022
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    Encore: The Walker Affair | Nicaragua's Yankee President | 2
    In 1855, William Walker faced a criminal trial in the United States for his illegal, and unsuccessful, invasion of Mexico. But he emerged from court fully acquitted, and to some, a national hero. Emboldened by…
  8. October 05, 2022
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    Encore: The Walker Affair | The Last Filibuster | 3
    When he escaped Nicaragua in 1857, American William Walker was a failed despot responsible for the death of thousands of people and the destabilization of Central America. But he returned to New Orleans with fa…
  9. October 12, 2022
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    The Age of Pirates | A Gold Chain Or A Wooden Leg | 1
    At the end of the 17th century, pirates stalked the coast of North America and the waters of the Caribbean, attacking merchant vessels from every nation. But they were more than just armed robbers of the high s…
  10. October 17, 2022
    7 min
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    Introducing: The Official The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Podcast
    The Official The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Podcast unpacks the most exciting and surprising moments of every episode from Prime Video’s ground-breaking new series. Host Felicia Day will share unique…
  11. October 19, 2022
    38 min
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    The Age of Pirates | Captain Kid's Adventure | 2
    As England waged war against France in 1689, Scottish sailor William Kidd led a deadly mutiny aboard a French privateer in the Caribbean. It was his first act in becoming one of the most feared sea captains of…
  12. October 26, 2022
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    The Age of Pirates | Blackbeard and the Flying Gang | 3
    In 1717, the pirate known as Blackbeard launched an attack along the Atlantic seaboard, disrupting international trade and striking terror into sea captains and colonial governors. Working with his sidekick, th…
  13. November 01, 2022
    7 min
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    Amazon Music Presents MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark, and Mysterious Stories
    A hiker terrorized for days by two unknown figures… A man stalked through the woods while camping, who barely escaped with his life… two cops who quit their job at a local theater because of unexplained encount…
  14. November 02, 2022
    37 min
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    The Age of Pirates | Women of the High Seas | 4
    During the Golden Age of Piracy, two female pirates became infamous despite their short careers. Anne Bonny and Mary Read went down as some of the fiercest pirates in popular mythology.. Dr. Rebecca Simon is a…
  15. November 09, 2022
    38 min
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    Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 | Outbreak | 1
    In the hot and humid summer of 1793, a deadly epidemic struck Philadelphia, then the capital of the United States. Thousands suffered high fevers, yellow skin, and bloody vomit. Many died within days.At first,…
  16. November 14, 2022
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    Wondery Presents: This Job is History
    Where the oddest jobs from the past meet a comedian from the present… and it’s awkward! On this weekly show, Chris Parnell (SNL, Rick and Morty) welcomes guests who have held some of human history’s most unexpe…
  17. November 16, 2022
    42 min
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    Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 | Fears & Falsehoods | 2
    In September 1793, yellow fever continued to ravage Philadelphia. As the death toll mounted, Dr. Benjamin Rush raced to find a cure. Rush used an aggressive and controversial treatment to battle the grisly dise…
  18. November 23, 2022
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    Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 | Friends We Have Lost | 3
    In 1793, Philadelphia served as the nation’s temporary capital, and the yellow fever epidemic crippled the federal government. After fleeing the capital, President George Washington struggled to make decisions…
  19. November 28, 2022
    6 min
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    Wondery Presents: The Vanished
    The Vanished is a true crime podcast that explores the stories of those who have gone missing. The Vanished goes beyond conventional news reports to take a deep dive into the story of a different missing person…
  20. November 30, 2022
    37 min
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    Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 | The Great Debate | 4
    The yellow fever epidemic of 1793 posed one of the greatest threats to the young United States. Doctors and scientists couldn’t agree on the cause or the treatment. They split into factions and debated their th…

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