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Welcome to Historic Voices Podcast: Global History and Culture. Learn from the past through voices that made history. The podcast brings voices from the past that make history alive through their personal accounts, public speeches, and entertainment programs.  The voices are of political leaders, common citizens who lived during extraordinary times, and entertainers who helped Americans live through difficult times.  I provide a short introduction to the recording and another at the end to provide historical context.

This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network composed of family friendly podcasts that bring a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network by clicking on this link, http://lifepodcast.net.  Let me know what speakers you would like to hear in the future and I will work to find the recordings.  I am a professor of history at the University of Minnesota.  Check out my personal website at http://arendale.org to learn more about me.

This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Google Play, Castbox.fm,Player FM, Overcast, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: Arendale.org, the HistoricVoicesPodcast Facebook page, and the Historic Voices Podcast YouTube channel. Follow our Twitter account, @historicvoices  

Please post comments to the individual episodes, post to the iTunes podcast review and rating section, and email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu 

Dec 24, 2016

This is a transcript of a short radio speech by Sir Winston Churchill on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1941. The dramatic timing of the speech was that it was aired live just two weeks after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.  Perhaps words from Sir Winston Churchill can help us understand how we can pause to celebrate the birth...


Dec 24, 2016

In this podcast episode, we feature a rebroadcast of a radio speech by Sir Winston Churchill on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1941. The dramatic timing of the speech was that it was aired live just two weeks after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.

As I record this podcast episode a few days before Christmas Eve, I am mindful of...


Dec 22, 2016

Bob Hope: The USO’s One-Man Morale Machine

By Ann Oldenburg.  Ann Oldenburg is a Washington area-based freelance writer and former Washington Post and USA Today writer. This story appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of On Patrol, the magazine of the USO. Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

—   Original version of the article can be...


Dec 22, 2016

In this podcast episode, we feature a rebroadcast of a USO Show led by Bob Hope for our U.S. soldiers on station in West Berlin in December 1948. The dramatic timing of this event was that West Berlin was under siege by the East German and Russian troops.  Food, medicine, and the basics for life were being stalled by...


Dec 18, 2016

Attached is a document that lists the history podcasts that I subscribe through iTunes.  With more than a quarter-million podcasts available through the iTunes podcast directory alone, it can be difficult to navigate the choices. The document provides a short description of each with a direct URL for their website as...