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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 personal accounts, public speeches, and entertainment programs.  Their voices are political leaders, ordinary 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.

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Nov 11, 2017

In this podcast episode, we feature Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense and his speech “Final Address to the West Point Academy Cadets”.


Aug 28, 2017

George Catlett Marshall, Jr. (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an American statesman and soldier. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army under presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, and served as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under Truman. He was hailed as the "organizer...


Aug 9, 2017

This PDF is the transcript of President Lyndon Johnson's speech “The Great Society”. President Johnson designed the "Great Society" legislation by expanding civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, aid to education, the arts, urban and rural development, public services, and his "War on Poverty"....


Jul 12, 2017

This PDF transcript is of President Jimmy Carter and his “Energy and the National Goals” speech. It is often called the “Crisis of Confidence” speech.

A major priority of President Carter was the U.S. policy of energy consumption. The nation was suffering from rising oil costs due to OPEC which resulted in...


Jun 19, 2017

The President’s speech is typical for many of the recent U.S. presidents. He began with a quick review of the past and especially the world wars the U.S. has been engaged and the role of the country as peacemaker to help build a better future.

Then, he turns to the new challenges which are domestic rather than...