History Nerd Radio

Storytelling that transports you back in time.

History is a fascinating topic that can tell us a great deal about where we came from, how we got where we are, and what might happen next. HIstory Nerd Radio makes it easy to step into the past every day. Listen to the best radio shows and podcasts ranging from the fall of the Roman Empire to the story of McDonald's french fries.

Here's what’s playing today on History Nerd Radio

Dec 4, 2018
The Most Perfect Album: Episode 9
At this moment, we have 27 Amendments to our Constitution. What will be the 28th?
Dec 6, 2018
The Civil War in 10 Battles, Part 20: The Naval War
There is one aspect of the Civil War that often gets left out: the naval war. Battles occurred as far away as Alaska.
Dec 6, 2018
Virtual Reality, Part 1: The Sword of Damocles
In the 1960s, a group of scientists had a vision: that people could put on goggles and enter a new world.
Dec 5, 2018
Political Parties, Part 3: The Turbulent 1850s
The United States won the The Mexican–American War in the 1840s, and with it vast new stretches of western land. But what to do with it?
Dec 4, 2018
Rapacious Capitalist
He talked to everyone, but it was the interview he didn't give that changed his life forever.
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Dec 3, 2018
JFK's Brain: Stolen from the National Archives
John F. Kennedy’s brain went missing after he was assassinated in 1963. Was it taken to hide evidence of drug use and mental illnesses?
Nov 28, 2018
King Arthur
Around 6th-century AD, legendary tales began circling of a great warrior king that defended Britain against invaders. His name? King Arthur.
Nov 28, 2018
This Color Is Who I Am
Frank Holiday's 1980s social circle was a who's who of the New York art scene. But he was also at the center of the early HIV/AIDS crisis.
Dec 10, 2018
Deja Vu in the U.S. and Canada
An incredible number of incredible events in American history have nearly identical counterparts in Canada.
Dec 6, 2018
Vlad the Impaler and the Legend of Dracula
Even given the brutality of the medieval era, one man stands out for his cruelty: Vlad, the Impaler.
Dec 5, 2018
Is there any sound sweeter than a washing machine as clothes go around and around?
Nov 9, 2018
The Fugitive
A young woman, held by one of America’s founding slaveowners, bolts one day for a life of freedom that keeps her on the lam.
Oct 30, 2018
Spade Cooley: Jealousy, Torture, Murder
He was one of Postwar America’s biggest celebrities. He was also a violent, drunk and homicidal psychopath who had no heart.
Oct 29, 2018
Bonus Episode: From King to Kaepernick
Would Martin Luther King, Jr. have taken a knee alongside Colin Kaepernick?
Nov 30, 2018
Obscure Amendments
The 12th, 17th and 20th Amendments are a little obscure, but they are more interesting than you might think.

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