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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.

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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 

Jun 26, 2017

The Six Shooter was a weekly old­time radio program in the United States. It was created by Frank Burt, who also wrote many of the episodes, and lasted only one season of 39 episodes on NBC (Sept. 20, 1953­ through June 24, 1954). James Stewart starred as Britt Ponset, a drifting cowboy in the final years of...


Jun 26, 2017

This PDF document provides a short history of the life of Mr. Jimmy Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a prominent movie and radio star. He also was a distinguished aviator flying bombers against Germany and continued his military service after the war as a reservist. He is one of my favorite actors both for what he did on the...


Jun 26, 2017

In this podcast episode, we take a change of pace and feature a famous American movie actor performing on a 1950s weekly radio show named “The Six Shooter”. The main character is Jimmy Stewart as Britt Ponset, a drifting cowboy in the final years of the wild American west.

In addition to this audio episode, I also...


Jun 19, 2017

One of the topics in President Eisenhower's farewell address was warning of the potential negative consequences of the U.S. "industrial military complex", the convergence of industrial companies manufacturing weapons of war, the U.S. military who wanted more sophisticated weapons, and the congressional members who...


Jun 19, 2017

This short history of Dwight D. Eisenhower traces his remarkable personal life and that while Supreme Commander of Allied Forces and President of the United States.