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Giants of History

Giants of History is a documentary podcast that explores the lives of history’s most fascinating and influential figures. Each series highlights the best stories and the most monumental moments in each subject’s respective life. Education & inspiration through storytelling. www.gohistorypodcast.com | @gohistorypodcst
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Dec 1, 2015

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

In this episode, we explore the life of Joan of Arc from her humble beginnings in a rural French village, to the Siege of Orleans, to her famous execution in 1431 in Rouen.  

We hope you enjoy!

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Nov 9, 2015

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

In our sixth and FINAL episode of the Leonardo da Vinci series, we follow Leonardo as he paints the most famous piece of artwork ever produced by human hands…the Mona Lisa. After that we join Leonardo as he travels to France to live out the final few years of his life under the patronage of King Francis I. From there, Leonardo passes away, and forever after belongs to the ages…    

We hope you enjoy!

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Please visit our website at gohistorypodcast.com for more information and the complete book list used to research this program. 

Oct 19, 2015

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

In our fifth episode of the Leonardo da Vinci series, we follow Leonardo as he starts work on The Last Supper, leaves Milan and returns to Florence after eighteen years, and then joins the employment of Cesare Borgia.    

We hope you enjoy!

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Please visit our website at gohistorypodcast.com for more information and the complete book list used to research this program. 

Sep 22, 2015

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

In our fourth episode of the Leonardo Da Vinci series, Leonardo puts on display a few other talents that he possesses. He also sets up his own studio in Milan and begins his ascent towards legendary status.

We hope you enjoy!

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Please visit our website at gohistorypodcast.com for more information and the complete book list used to research this program. 

Sep 14, 2015

 

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

 

In our third episode of the Leonardo Da Vinci series, Leonardo has left the studio of Verrocchio after ten years as his formal apprentice and established his own studio.  But after a few years working on his own, he decided to leave Florence for Milan where the next phase of his career would begin. 

 

We hope you enjoy!

 

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Sep 8, 2015

 

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

 

In our second episode of the Leonardo Da Vinci series, Leonardo has left Vinci to enter the studio of Verrocchio as a formal apprentice.  For the next ten years he works through his apprenticeship refining his skill set and becoming a reputable artist in his own right. 

Enjoy the ride!

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Aug 31, 2015

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

In our second series, we study and explore one of the most famous people to ever walk the Earth...Leonardo Da Vinci!

In episode #1, we cover Leonardo’s life from birth up until the age of thirteen, just before he enters the studio of Verrocchio to formally begin his apprenticeship in Florence.

We hope you enjoy!

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Aug 24, 2015

 

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

 

In our second standalone episode, we follow King Louis XVI of France through the last eighteen hours of his life, from the moment he is issued his sentence by the revolutionary government of France, to his tearful farewell to his family, to his last seconds on the scaffold.  All this is learned from the primary source account written by Henry Essex Edgeworth, the King’s final priest and confessor.

 

Please visit our website at gohistorypodcast.com for more information and the complete book list used to research this program. 

 

Aug 13, 2015

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

In our first ever stand-alone episode, we explore one of the most impactful stories in all of art history, and at the centerpiece of the narrative, is the one and only, Pablo Picasso.

Visit the website at gohistorypodcast.com to see the complete list of books and resources used in the research of this show, as well as to view all the paintings that the events in this story inspired.  It is truly incredible

 

Aug 3, 2015

 

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In our tenth and final episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt heads to down to the Brazilian wilderness for one last great adventure where he is put to the ultimate physical test.  He returns to see his four sons leave for the front lines of World War I.  From there he makes his final exit from the great stage of life. 

 

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Aug 3, 2015

 

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

 

In our ninth episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt goes to head to head with Taft for the GOP nomination in pursuit of a third term as president.  But when he fails to get the nod, he heads up the Bull Moose Party, and makes a historic run for the most powerful office in the land once again. 

 

Please visit our website at gohistorypodcast.com for more information and the complete book list used to research this program. 

 

Jul 27, 2015

 

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In our eighth episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt’s presidency winds down, but not without a torrent of battles, especially in regards to his efforts around the conservation and protection of the country’s natural resources.  From there, the torch is passed to Taft, and Roosevelt heads to Africa for adventure. 

 

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Jul 27, 2015

 

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

 

In our seventh episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt’s presidency proves to be one of pure action and event.  He mediates the coal miner’s strike in Pennsylvania, awaits the Supreme Court’s decision in the Northern Securities Trust suit, and makes Colombia regret their choice to backpedal on the Panama deal.   

 

Please visit our website at gohistorypodcast.com for more information and the complete book list used to research this program. 

 

Jul 20, 2015

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

In our sixth episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt ascends to the presidency on the heels of McKinley's death to become the youngest President in history.  He immediately goes right to work challenging the trusts, getting the Panama Canal underway, and proving that there has never been a head of state quite like him. 

Please visit our website at gohistorypodcast.com for more information and the complete book list used to research this program. 

Jul 20, 2015

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

In our fifth episode of the Theoore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt has just returned from Cuba and finds himself a national hero.  He political career gets back on track as he runs for Governor of New York and then is tapped to be McKinley's Vice President.  But a national tragedy soon takes place that changes Roosevelt's life forever.

Please visit us at gohistorypodcast.com for more information and a complete list of all the books and resources used in the research of this program. 

Jul 13, 2015

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

In our fourth episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt returns once again to Washington, this time as Assistant Secretary of the Navy.  But soon after, the United States goes to war with Spain over their occupation of the island of Cuba.  Roosevelt thus resigns his post to volunteer in the army and lead a regiment that would come to be known as the "The Rough Riders" down to Cuba so that he can finally have his opportunity to experiene glory in battle. 

Please visit us at gohistorypodcast.com for a complete list of the books and resources used in the research of this program.

Jul 6, 2015

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

In our third episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt returns from the Badlands and runs his first major campaign for Mayor of New York.  His writing career also takes off giving him an element of celebrity in the US and abroad.  He then focuses his energies on hunting down and ending corruption, first in Washington as a Civil Service Commissioner, then in New York as Police Commissioner. 

Visit us at gohistorypodcast.com for a complete list of the books and resources used in the research of the program. 

Jul 1, 2015

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

In our second episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, we follow Roosevelt from the first ballot his name is ever on as a candidate for the New York State Assembly, through his first few political battles in Albany.  Soon after that, he'll face some of the toughest emotional battles anyone could ever face.  The episode concludes with Roosevelt's time in the Badlands where he later states the romance of his life began.

Please visit us at gohistorypodcast.com for a complete list of the books and resources used in the reserach of the program

 

Jul 1, 2015

Welcome all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!

In our inaugural series, we introduce our first exploratory study...  Theodore Roosevelt

In episode #1, we cover Roosevelt's life from his birth in 1858 through his baptism into politics just after he graduates from Harvard.  The episode itself kicks off with one of the most legendary stories of his life. 

We hope you enjoy!

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Jul 1, 2015

Welcome all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! 

 My name is JT Fusco, and I’m the executive producer, as well as the voice of Giants of History.  We thought it would be valuable to provide a quick intro show for everyone so that you could know a little bit about the background and origins of the production, as well as gain a clear understanding of what you can expect from the program itself. 

 For the last few years, we have taken great pleasure in listening to the incredible history podcasts that are currently being produced right now.  There are some really talented and passionate people putting some amazing content out there for all of us to enjoy and learn from.  The producers at Giants of History are proud to now make our contribution to that amazing line up of programs.

 Giants of History is a passion project for all of us here!  The podcast was born out of a genuine love of the subject, and we hold a special place in our hearts for the life stories of those individuals who have played the most influential roles on the vast stage of history.  Kings, heroes, heads of state, authors, artists, explorers, religious figures, other iconoclasts, and all people in between…  There are so many people who have moved the world in one way or another, whether it was with their sword or with their pen, or with the sheer force of their personality.  It’s truly incredible what one person can do if you think about it. 

 But on the whole, most of us don’t know very much about these individuals themselves.  We might know a few surface details about them and have a decent understanding of when they lived or the events they participated in…  But the stories from their actual lives, the stuff that really adds the color to the palette… that’s something that I myself found I was often missing out on.  And I realized this in a memorable way...  Many years ago, I spent a little bit of time in Paris.  One late spring afternoon, I found myself wandering through the Pere Lachaise cemetery.  Now if you haven’t been there yet, the Pere Lachaise is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world.  There are tall leafy trees everywhere, and cobblestone pathways weave in and out of the tombs and mausoleums that seem to almost be stacked on top of one another in most places.  Some of the notable people buried there include Chopin, Proust, Balzac, and of course Jim Morrison.  Oscar Wilde’s grave I also there and was by far the most interesting to me as it had lipstick kisses that covered the whole bottom half of the massive tombstone.  But as I was aimlessly walking the cemetery that day (which in my opinion is the best way to take it in) I started to notice something on most of the tombstones I looked at.  Now I had always seen it before, but it never really registered with me till that particular day.  And it was the simplest thing in the world… on most of the tombstones, in between the year of that person’s birth and the year of their death, was a dash.  A little line just floating there in between the years.  But at that moment I realized that the dash represented ever single experience and every single story that had occurred in that person’s entire life.  All the happiness and heartache, and triumphs and disasters, all were captured within the confines of that dash.  It was so interesting to me, all the stories that were out there from the lives of so many, just waiting to be read. 

 That single spring walk has thus sent me on a biography kick, an exploration of all those dashes that has now lasted the better part of ten years.  And so, in the spirit of education, inspiration, and entertainment, we have put together this podcast to try and pass on some of those life stories to you…  

 The way we’ve designed the podcast is simple…  We’ll first introduce the person whose life we’ll be exploring, and then we’ll follow that person’s journey from cradle to grave, and highlight the most important and entertaining stories from each stage of their lives along the way.  Each person’s series will be broken up into a number of shows, and that number can vary based on the amount of information available to us on that person.  Some series may last for ten shows, and others could be as short as two or three.  But each series will be jam-packed with quality content being carried by an upbeat narrative. 

 David McCullough once said that he writes the book he would want to read.  Well, we took that same logic and applied it to this podcast production. 

 We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoy putting it all together.  We are genuinely thrilled that you’ve joined us for this ride!

 Thank you…

 If you want more information, or to suggest a future subject for us to study, please visit our website at gohistorypodcast.com

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