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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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Aug 10, 2020

Eyewitness accounts are the best way to explore history.  In this episode, we explore one of the most famous executions in history through the eyes of those that were in the room on that day, February 8th 1587...the day that the life of Mary, Queen of Scots came to an end.  

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Jul 29, 2020

It's common knowledge that Vincent van Gogh cut off part of his ear at some point in his life.  But, most have no idea of the events that led up to that bloody Sunday night in Arles, France, just before Christmas in 1888.    

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Jul 19, 2020

Part two in a two part series exploring the life of American abolitionist, Frederick Douglass.

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Jul 19, 2020

Part one in a two part series on Frederick Douglass.

“You have seen how a man was made a slave…you shall see how a slave was made a man.” This is the line Frederick Douglass writes in his autobiography, just before he tells the story of the day he snapped, the day he just couldn’t take it anymore, the day he finally fought back.

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May 18, 2020

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

In this twelfth and final episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we follow Churchill as his escape from the Boers reaches its final phase. He’s just one train ride away from ultimate freedom. We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, full length episodes of Giants of History, visit patreon.com/giantsofhistory.

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Apr 17, 2020

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

In this eleventh episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we follow Churchill as he continues his efforts to escape from Boer territory, wandering through the South African veld at night. And just as Churchill is about to run out of options, he sees something in the distance that changes everything. We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, full length episodes of Giants of History, visit patreon.com/giantsofhistory.

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Jan 6, 2020

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

In this tenth episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we follow Churchill as he formulates his plan to get out of Boer Territory, and win back his freedom, which lies 300 miles away in Portuguese East Africa.  We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to "Giants of History | Stories" which are extra, full length episodes of Giants of History, visit patreon.com/giantsofhistory.

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Oct 25, 2019

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

In this ninth episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we follow Churchill as he wins back his freedom after escaping from prison, only to find himself in the middle of the South African veld, hundreds of miles from true safety. We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, full length episodes of Giants of History, visit patreon.com/giantsofhistory.

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Sep 30, 2019

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

In this eighth episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we follow Churchill during the immediate lead up to, and the execution of his bold plan to escape. We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, full length episodes of Giants of History, visit patreon.com/giantsofhistory.

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Jul 22, 2019

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

In this seventh episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we explore Churchill’s arrival at his prison in Pretoria, South Africa, his day to day life as a prisoner of war, and the formation of his plan to ultimately escape from his Boer captors. We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, full length episodes of Giants of History, visit patreon.com/giantsofhistory 

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May 7, 2019

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

In this sixth episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we explore Churchill’s first few days as a prisoner of war, and his early plans for escape. We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, all new full length episodes of Giants of History, visit patreon.com/giantsofhistory

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Mar 29, 2019

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

In this fifth episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we explore the Boer’s trap of the British reconnaissance train, its aftermath, and Churchill’s reaction to it. This is a wild one. We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, all new full length episodes of Giants of History, visit patreon.com/giantsofhistory

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

Mar 6, 2019

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

In this fourth episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we explore the reconnaissance mission that Churchill joins aboard an armored train in eastern South Africa, which is scheduled to travel north out of Estcourt headed towards Ladysmith. But that plan takes a severe turn when the armored train encounters members of the Boer Army along the way. We hope you enjoy!

 
For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, all new full length episodes of Giants of History, visit patreon.com/giantsofhistory

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

Feb 19, 2019

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

In this third episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we explore Churchill's arrival in South Africa for the Boer War, his race from Cape Town to Natal, and his arrival at Estcourt where he plans to join a reconnaissance mission on an armored train.  We hope you enjoy!  

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, all new full length episodes of Giants of History, visit Patreon.com/giantsofhistory

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

Dec 27, 2018

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


This episode is the second in a short series that covers one of the greatest escape stories in modern history…and the hero of this story is none other, than Winston Churchill. We hope you enjoy!


For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, all new full length episodes of Giants of History, visit Patreon.com/giantsofhistory


Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

Nov 30, 2018

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


This episode is the first in a short series that covers one of the greatest escape stories in modern history…and the hero of this story is none other, than Winston Churchill. We hope you enjoy!


For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, all new full length episodes of Giants of History, visit Patreon.com/giantsofhistory


Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

Oct 3, 2018

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

This episode is a “Giants of History Special” in which we explore a much more recent story than we have in the past.  And while it may sound like pure fiction, it is 100% true.  We hope you enjoy!

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Sep 5, 2018

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

In this thirteenth and final episode in part one of our series on Cleopatra, we explore in great detail the assassination of Julius Caesar, as well as the impact his death had on Cleopatra’s immediate future, and ultimately, her life.  We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, all new full length episodes of Giants of History, visit Patreon.com/giantsofhistory.

This episode of Giants of History was brought to you by Audible.com.  Visit audibletrial.com/history to download your free audiobook

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

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Jul 30, 2018

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

In this twelfth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we continue to explore the events leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar, including the many bad omens that appeared as the Ides of March approached.  We hope you enjoy!

For exclusive access to “Giants of History | Stories” which are extra, all new full length episodes of Giants of History, visit Patreon.com/giants of history.

This episode of Giants of History was brought to you by Audible.com.  Visit audibletrial.com/history to download your free audiobook

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

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Editor’s Note:  Many of the quotes used in this episode are from Barry Strauss’ book “The Death of Caesar.”  Mr. Strauss is mistakenly referred to as “Robert Strauss” during one of those references

Jun 20, 2018

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

In this eleventh episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the events leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar and some of the conspirators who spearheaded the charge.  We hope you enjoy!

All new episodes of the show are now available at www.patreon.com/giantsofhistory

This episode of Giants of History was brought to you by Audible.com

Visit audibletrial.com/history to download your free audiobook

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

May 15, 2018

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

In this tenth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore Cleopatra and Caesar’s reunion in Rome as well as cover some of the events that occur while Cleopatra is in the city.  We hope you enjoy!

All new episodes of the show are now available at www.patreon.com/giantsofhistory

This episode of Giants of History was brought to you by Audible.com

Visit audibletrial.com/history to download your free audiobook

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

May 8, 2018

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

In this ninth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore Cleopatra’s long journey from Egypt to Rome, and the lead up to her reunion with Julius Caesar.  We hope you enjoy!

All new episodes of the show are now available at www.patreon.com/giantsofhistory

This episode of Giants of History was brought to you by Audible.com

Visit audibletrial.com/history to download your free audiobook

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

Mar 6, 2018

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

In this eighth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the cruise Cleopatra and Caesar take up the Nile after the War for Alexandria ends, the birth of their baby Caesarion, and the triumphs celebrated by Caesar upon his return to Rome.  We hope you enjoy!

All new episodes of the show are now available at www.patreon.com/giantsofhistory

This episode of Giants of History was brought to you by Audible.com

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Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

Please visit our website at gohistorypodcast.com for more information and to sign up for our email newsletter

Feb 7, 2018

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

In this seventh episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the War for Alexandria and the impact the war has on the relationship between Cleopatra and Caesar.  We hope you enjoy!

All new episodes of the show are now available at www.patreon.com/giantsofhistory

This episode of Giants of History was brought to you by Audible.com

Visit audibletrial.com/history to download your free audiobook

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

Jan 11, 2018

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

In this sixth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the immediate aftermath of the first meeting between Cleopatra and Julius Caesar and the events that their union that evening causes.  We hope you enjoy!

This episode of Giants of History was brought to you by Audible.com

Visit audibletrial.com/history to download your free audiobook

Gohistorypodcast.com | @giantshistory | gohistorypodcast@gmail.com

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