Woodstock
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
1d ago
Watch out for that brown acid - it’s WOODSTOCK time baby!! We’ve always wished we were alive for Woodstock (and not the ’94 one that Katie worked at…) But what was it really like behind the scenes? And how did a drug deal turn into the most famous music festival of all time? Luckily author and pal of the Woodstock stars, Bob Spitz is here to chat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Moonshot
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
5d ago
It's episode 100, LET'S GO TO THE MOON! The 1969 Apollo 11 landing was iconic, but what happened to the earlier missions? What kind of impact did it have on pop culture and the Cold War? Why are there so many conspiracy theories? And most importantly - who was the first person to poo on the moon? Our old pal, science journalist Kit Chapman, has returned to gab about it all with us!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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California Baseball
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
5d ago
It's here. The fifth and final chapter in Billy's accolade to his favourite sport. Why did New York's two biggest baseball teams up sticks and leave their hometown, their communities, their diehard fans, and head west? The momentous move in 1958 was a reflection of a wider cultural shift that was going on in the US at this time, says this week's guest Josh Chetwynd, who's back for a final time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Richard Nixon Back Again
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
2w ago
Tricky Dicky’s back! He quite the comeback kid…It’s 1969, a slew of assassinations have recently hit the country, anti-war protests are taking over college campuses, and Nixon’s finally won the presidency for the Republicans. But how did it all happen, why was Nixon so damn awkward, and why did Elvis show up at the White House? Let’s chat Nixon with David Greenberg! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Ho Chi Minh
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
3w ago
Ho Chi Minh is a man of many mysteries and many names (including the Kissing President…). But to most, he’s the man who midwifed a nation and kicked out the colonisers. He’s the revolutionary head of the Viet Minh who lead Viet Nam to independence in 1945. And through it all he found time to be a ferry pastry chef! In 1969, Billy is struck by his death, so it’s time for us to reflect on the life of Uncle Ho, the Vietnamese Revolution, and course, the Vietnam War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Introducing... The Secret History of the Estonia
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
1M ago
Here’s another podcast we think you’ll enjoy. It’s a tale of secrets, smugglers, spies, and how 852 people died on a ferry. From the team behind The Secret History of Flight 149, journalist Stephen Davis investigates the tragic sinking of the passenger ship, The Estonia, uncovering a mysterious trail that leads back to the Cold War. You can listen to the series by searching ‘The Secret History of the Estonia’ wherever you get your podcasts. Episodes are released weekly, with the whole series available ad-free on the Crowd Stories channel on Apple Podcasts (where you can also get ad-free and ea ..read more
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Birth Control
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
1M ago
The free love of the 1960s was a crucial step in the world becoming more sex positive, but would any of it have happened without the invention of The Pill?  This week, we're chatting all things birth control - how it came about, the reaction (hello again Pope Paul!), and allll the weird old timey forms of birth controls that once existed. Plus, we discuss the long term legacy of The Pill, the controversial idea of male birth control, and the modern day battle for bodily autonomy. To wade through it all, we're joined by Dr Catherine Roach, the author of 'Good Sex: Transforming America thro ..read more
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JFK Blown Away (what else do I have to say?!)
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
1M ago
The assassination of John F Kennedy was one of the most significant events of the 20th Century. The young president who was supposed to change America, has his life cut short in an open topped limousine in Dallas, Texas. Supposedly, he’s killed by lone gunsman Lee Harvey Oswald, who’s later shot on live TV in the basement of Dallas’ Police HQ. But, according to some, the official story doesn’t quite stack up. So what actually happened? Was Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone? Do we actually believe any of the conspiracies? And why are conspiracy theories so damn tantalising anyway?! What else do we ..read more
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British Politician Sex
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
2M ago
In the 1960s, a sordid sex scandal rocked the British press. What appeared to be a shallow affair between Conservative MP John Profumo and teenage call girl Christine Keeler, spiralled into a suspected case of Soviet espionage. But how did it change the trajectory of sex-positivity in the UK? And how did it bring down a government? Kate Lister, host of Betwixt the Sheets is here to talk us through it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Malcolm X
We Didn't Start the Fire: The History Podcast
by Crowd Network
2M ago
Malcolm X is a civil rights revolutionary. He’s not playing the establishment’s game. He’s not keeping the peace and hoping if he’s a good enough Black man, he’ll be allowed to get ahead. Instead, he’s calling out white segregationists. And to some people, he’s an aggressive reverse-racist. But to the African American community, he’s a game-changer. Before this, our exposure to Malcolm was restricted to Gen X hip hop music and being scaremongered as a young American teen. So we need to talk to an expert about all this - thank goodness for Dr Peniel Joseph! Learn more about your ad choices. Vis ..read more
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