It Was Said

It Was Said

It Was Said

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
It Was Said is a limited documentary podcast series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian Jon Meacham, and created, directed and produced by Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios in association with The HISTORY® Channel, this series takes you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham offers expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series also brings together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.
  1. March 24, 2021
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    Welcome to It Was Said, with Jon Meacham
    Welcome to Season One 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…
  2. March 26, 2021
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    RFK, A Eulogy for King
    Ep 2: Robert Kennedy learns of the MLK Jr.’s assassination while in route to a campaign event in inner city Indianapolis. He breaks the news to an unsuspecting crowd, delivering a spontaneous and empathetic eul…
  3. March 26, 2021
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    MLK Jr., The Last Speech
    Ep 1: In one of the most tumultuous moments in American history, Martin Luther King Jr. travels to Memphis to address the issue of racial and economic injustice. With eloquent language and brilliant rhetoric, h…
  4. March 26, 2021
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    President Obama's Charleston Sermon
    Ep 3: Barack Obama goes to Charleston, South Carolina in the wake of a white supremacist’s massacre of innocents at Emanuel AME Church. In word and in song the 44th President contemplates tragedy and grace.Lear…
  5. March 26, 2021
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    Meghan McCain, and Her Father’s America
    Ep 4: Meghan McCain delivers a provocative eulogy for her father, the war hero and senator, John McCain, at Washington National Cathedral. It was a speech at once elegiac and resonant in the age of Trump.Learn…
  6. March 26, 2021
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    Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address
    Ep 5: Ronald Reagan brings his long American odyssey to a close in his presidential farewell address, an evocation of America as a shining city on a hill. A nation that builds not walls but bridges.Learn more a…
  7. March 26, 2021
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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…
  8. March 26, 2021
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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…
  9. March 26, 2021
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podca…
  10. March 26, 2021
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    John Lewis, We Want Our Freedom Now
    Ep 9: A twenty three year old John Lewis, speaking at the March On Washington, calls a nation to moral account. He didn’t want to be patient, he said. He wanted freedom now.  Learn more about your ad choices. V…
  11. March 26, 2021
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    John F. Kennedy, A Summons To Service
    Ep 10: On a bright and snowy morning a young president summons a nation and a generation to the work of history with his enduring inaugural address.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc…
  12. April 28, 2021
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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…