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Giants of History

Fascinating Figures | Incredible Events | The Greatest Stories Here at Giants of History, we produce a weekly podcast that explores history’s most fascinating figures from cradle to grave. In each series, we strive to highlight the best stories and most monumental moments in each subject’s respective life. Our goals are to entertain our listeners, as well as provide inspiration through education. E: gohistorypodcast@gmail.com W: www.gohistorypodcast.com T: @gohistorypodcst
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Jan 17, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In this fifth and final episode of our John D. Rockefeller series, we explore the rise of Standard Oil from a single refinery operation to one of the largest companies in the history of American business.  But it was one event in particular, in 1872, which truly launched Standard Oil and Rockefeller to the pinnacle of power.  We hope you enjoy!

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Jan 6, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In this fourth episode of a now five part series, we explore the big pivot Rockefeller makes into the oil refining business.  And amidst a number of competitors in the market, Rockefeller’s business acumen quickly finds a way to elevate his refinery over all the others.  But another bold move is soon on the horizon for Rockefeller, and he puts all his skills to use in order to see his vision for the business realized.  We hope you enjoy!

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Dec 21, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In this third episode of a now four part series, we explore Rockefeller’s first three years as a bookkeeper in the business world…a time which he would later refer to as his “apprenticeship”.  But Rockefeller has bigger plans for himself as we shall see, and his time as a bookkeeper at Hewitt & Tuttle proves to be the perfect training ground for the future king of capitalism.  We hope you enjoy!

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Dec 6, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In the second episode of a three part series, we explore the ups and downs in the life of the young John D. Rockefeller… and it would be one of these down times that would serve as the catalyst for Rockefeller’s entry into business and put him on his path to wealth and riches beyond imagination.  We hope you enjoy!

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Nov 30, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In this first episode of a three part series, we explore the rough and humble beginnings of America’s most legendary capitalist, John D. Rockefeller.  His early years are anything but typical, but a tough living situation forces him to develop a skill set that he’ll find very useful later in life.  Also, an early experience with money proves a revelation for the young Rockefeller and sets him on his path.  We hope you enjoy!

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Oct 21, 2016

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In this supplemental episode, we explore a letter that Abraham Lincoln wrote to his stepbrother when he was thirty-nine years old.  This letter once again puts on display Lincoln’s attitude toward a strong and solid work ethic.  We hope you enjoy!

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Oct 21, 2016

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In this episode, we explore one of the greatest Presidents in United States history Abraham Lincoln.  Lincoln’s life is a study in the power of perseverance, and nowhere is that power better put on display then in reviewing a list that has become legendary in this day and age, and that is the list of “Lincoln’s Famous Failures.”  There is so much to be learned from Lincoln and this lesson is one that certainly transcends generations and time.  We hope you enjoy!

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Oct 6, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In this episode, you’ll hear a preview of our first ever donation show titled “Adolf Hitler: The Death of Evil | The Final Hours of the Fuhrer” – The full show is fifty minutes long and is available now to all listeners who make a donation to the show via our website at gohistorypodcast.com.  All the details for making the donation and receiving the episode are included in this show, so make sure you stay tuned after the preview is over for details.  We hope you enjoy!

My best to all and thank you in advance for all your support!

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Sep 26, 2016

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Sep 14, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In our second episode of the two part series on Galileo, we explore one of the most famous trials in all of history, the Trial of Galileo. It is during this trial that Galileo would formally face charges of heresy, and be forced to defend his theory that the sun was in fact the center of the known universe. This would be one of the first major collisions between science and religion and set the tone for what is still today a relationship full of friction and controversy. We hope you enjoy!

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Sep 2, 2016

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In this first episode of a two part series, we explore the life and achievements of Galileo Galilei. On a November night in 1609, Galileo became the first person to ever point a telescope into the night sky, and what he saw changed everything. We hope you enjoy!

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Aug 23, 2016

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In our final episode of the Che Guevara series, the Cuban Revolution takes center stage and Che and Castro lead the overthrow of the Batista regime. From there, we follow Che through the aftermath of the revolution up until his dramatic execution in the Bolivian countryside. We hope you enjoy!

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Aug 16, 2016

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In our fifth episode of the Che Guevara series, Che meets the man everyone has been waiting for to arrive…Fidel Castro. Che and Castro find themselves kindred spirits, and their synergy as revolutionaries is evident from the very beginning. Castro then begins his recruitment, preparation, and training for the coming revolution. We hope you enjoy!

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Aug 11, 2016

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In our fourth episode of the Che Guevara series, Che leaves Argentina for good. He soon lands in Guatemala and finds himself under fire in the middle of a US sponsored invasion which is taking place in an effort to curb the threat of communism in the region. As a known communist, Che soon escapes from Guatemala and heads to Mexico City where Cuban exiles are also gathering for the coming Cuban revolution, including the man who will lead the charge in Cuba, Fidel Castro. We hope you enjoy!

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Aug 9, 2016

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In this interlude episode, we explore the first ever assassination attempt on a sitting US President, as well as the first physical assault on a sitting US President. Both stories are incredible and a must hear for all American history fans out there. We hope you enjoy!

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Jul 20, 2016

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In our third episode of the Che Guevara series, Che sets out on his famous 5,000 mile motorcycle journey across the continent of South America. It is during this trip, seeing again the struggle and hardship people all over South America are going through, that his political ideology forms. But there are also a number of entertaining misadventures along the way. We hope you enjoy!

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Jul 1, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In our second episode of the Che Guevara series, we follow Che from the first few years of his life spent in the jungles of northern Argentina, through his wild adolescence in Alta Gracia and Cordoba, and into his years as a medical student in Buenos Aires. And soon, his wanderlust kicks in and for the first time he travels outside of his privileged world and into a world he did not know existed… We hope you enjoy!

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Jun 22, 2016

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In this introductory episode to our next series, we explore the story behind one of the most famous photos of the twentieth century, and the man with the famous gaze looking out from that photo…Che Guevara! What starts out as a life full of privilege and promise, transforms into a life committed to the ideals of equality, justice, and violent revolution… We hope you enjoy!

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May 31, 2016

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In this second episode of a two part series, we continue our exploration into the life of Mahatma Gandhi. After spending the last twenty years of his life working as a barrister in South Africa, Gandhi returns to India to take the fight to the British on his home soil. India is to be a sovereign nation, and Gandhi will lead that charge armed with a weapon that had never before been utilized on this massive of a scale in history. We hope you enjoy!

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May 19, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In this first episode of a two part series, we begin our exploration into the life of one of the most influential people in modern history, Gandhi.  His early years in India, London, and South Africa teach him that injustice does in fact exist in the world, and he would forever after devote his life to fighting against inequality and injustice.  We hope you enjoy!

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Apr 6, 2016

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In this episode, we explore the story chronicling the arrest, trial, and execution of one of the greatest philosophers in all of history…Socrates! There is more to this man than you would ever guess and the details outlining the last few hours of his life, including what happened after he famously drank the hemlock, are even lesser known… We hope you enjoy!

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Feb 18, 2016

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In this episode, we explore the incredible and violent story of the assassination of one of history’s most influential revolutionary figures… Leon Trotsky. This is a plot line right out of a novel with twists and turns that are too unbelievable to be real… We hope you enjoy!

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Feb 4, 2016

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In this unique episode we explore a relatively unknown letter written by Benjamin Franklin in 1745 when he was just thirty-nine years old. The letter reveals a side of Franklin you may not have known existed…and it certainly does not lack in entertainment value. We hope you enjoy!

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Feb 2, 2016

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In this episode we explore one of the most important stories in American civil rights history… Rosa Parks and the bus! Everyone thinks they know what happened on that day in 1955, but there is more to the story than you know… We hope you enjoy!

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Jan 21, 2016

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In this episode we explore one of the best duel stories in all of American history… Andrew Jackson vs. Charles Dickinson! The story puts on vivid display the mental and physical toughness that made Jackson a legend in his own time.

We hope you enjoy!

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