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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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Sep 18, 2017

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

In this introductory episode to our new series on Cleopatra, we explore some of the misunderstandings and lesser known facts about the legendary queen and her reign.  We hope you enjoy!

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Jan 17, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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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Sep 14, 2016

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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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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

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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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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 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 25, 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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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.

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Jan 20, 2016

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In our first episode of 2016, we explore a formative event in the wild life of the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. This story is titled “Scars” and it is the first of two stories that will be shared about Jackson as we kick off back the show.

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Dec 1, 2015

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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.  

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Nov 9, 2015

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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…    

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Oct 19, 2015

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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.    

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Sep 22, 2015

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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.

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Sep 14, 2015

 

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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. 

 

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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. 

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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

 

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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.

 

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