It Was Said

It Was Said

It Was Said

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
It Was Said, the 2021 Webby Award winner for Best Podcast Series, returns with a new season to look back on some of the most powerful, impactful, and timeless speeches in history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author-historian Jon Meacham, this documentary podcast series takes you through another season of ten generation-defining speeches. Meacham, along with top historians, authors and journalists, offers expert insight and analysis into the origins, the orator, and the context of the times each speech was given, and they reflect on why it’s important to never forget them. It Was Said is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel.
  1. March 26, 2021
    46 min
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    Edward R. Murrow Fights for Free Press
    Ep 6: A demagogic politician, exaggerated claims, an insatiable thirst for attention and controversy, and a national climate of fear and anxiety. How Edward R. Murrow took on Senator Joseph McCarthy.   Special…
  2. March 26, 2021
    31 min
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    Barbara Jordan, Your Keynote Speaker
    Ep 7: A daughter of the segregated south, Barbara Jordan, keynotes the Democratic National Convention of 1976. It was America’s bicentennial, and Jordan was a voice born in one nation speaking to the hopes of a…
  3. March 26, 2021
    26 min
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    Hillary Clinton, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights
    Ep 8: In the tradition of Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton travels to Beijing to argue that women’s rights are human rights, setting new global priorities.  To learn more about listener data and our pr…
  4. April 28, 2021
    4 min
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    Welcome to Fate of Fact
    Welcome to a new audio documentary, Fate of Fact, a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham studio. Throughout the course of five episodes in season one, Pulitzer-Prize winning and be…
  5. June 30, 2021
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    Presenting Hope, Through History Season Two
    Welcome back to a new season of the C13Originals critically acclaimed Hope, Through History documentary limited series. Narrated and written by Pulitzer Prize Winning and Best Selling Historian, Jon Meacham, Se…
  6. September 08, 2021
    3 min
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    Introducing “It Was Said: Sports” with Doc Rivers
    As you enjoy this preview, be sure to search and listen to It Was Said: Sports wherever you listen to your podcasts.We hold speeches from the world of sports deep in our hearts and minds as timeless and histori…
  7. September 16, 2021
    23 min
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    Muhammad Ali and the Making of a New World
    Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was perhaps the most famous man on Earth, and not only for his epic skill in the ring. In this episode, Doc Rivers is joined by legendary sportscaster Al Michaels and longtime…
  8. September 22, 2021
    21 min
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    Billie Jean King and the Fight for Justice
    In 1973, Billie Jean King wins the Battle of the Sexes, defeating her male opponent on the tennis court. And off the court, she uses her talent to make sea changes in the broader world, opening the way for fema…
  9. September 29, 2021
    25 min
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    Tim Tebow’s Promise
    In 2008, expectations were running high for Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. The previous year, the Heisman Trophy winner set many major SEC records and was expected to continue leading the team to success…
  10. October 06, 2021
    23 min
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    Henry Aaron’s Quiet Grace
    It’s the Atlanta Braves versus the Los Angeles Dodgers on a warm spring day in 1974. One pitch changed everything when Hank Aaron’s milestone home run broke Babe Ruth’s legendary record. Major League Baseball m…
  11. October 13, 2021
    23 min
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    The Championship That Changed Everything: Texas Western’s 1966 NCAA Title
    In an historic moment in college sports, Texas Western becomes the first team to start five black players in the 1966 NCAA national championship. Their defeat over the University of Kentucky marked a victory ov…
  12. October 20, 2021
    24 min
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    9/11 and America's Season of Strength
    Legendary sports broadcaster Jack Buck delivers a patriotic and impassioned speech just days after the September 11 attacks on the United States. The nation froze, events were cancelled, and sports put on hold.…
  13. November 10, 2021
    2 min
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    Gone South, Season One: Who Killed Margaret Coon?
    In 1987, a former prosecutor named Margaret Coon took her dog for a walk in one of Louisiana’s safest and most affluent parishes. The next morning, she was found dead on the side of the road with a single stab…
  14. December 09, 2021
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    C13Features Presents: Ghostwriter, Starring Kate Mara and Adam Scott
    Welcome to Ghostwriter, a new gripping and suspenseful podcast movie listening experience from C13Features. In Ghostwriter, Kate Mara and Adam Scott star in a psychological thriller about a former journalist wh…
  15. January 17, 2022
    3 min
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    Introducing The MLK Tapes
    Explore the rare recordings of eye-witness testimony that reveal the true story of the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. From the creators of "Atlanta Monster" and "Monster: DC Sniper," The MLK Tapes is avail…
  16. April 11, 2022
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    Introducing Reflections of History with Jon Meacham
    C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the 2021 Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope, Through History, join toge…
  17. June 17, 2022
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    Introducing History is US
    Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Or…
  18. September 22, 2022
    2 min
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    Welcome to It Was Said, Season 2, with Jon Meacham
    Welcome to Season Two of It Was Said, a documentary podcast series that looks back on 10 of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning…
  19. September 28, 2022
    30 min
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    Winston Churchill, The Finest Hour
    Confronted with the impending threat of Nazi invasion, Winston Churchill outlines the stakes of the war and rallies the British people to fight on against seemingly insurmountable odds.  To learn more about lis…
  20. September 28, 2022
    31 min
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    John F. Kennedy, We Choose To Go To The Moon
    John F. Kennedy delivers a historic speech at Rice University on his daring and uncertain mission to land a man on the moon before the end of the decade.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy pract…

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