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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.

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,  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 website at to learn more about me.

This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Amazon/Audible, Deezer, Libsyn, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Google Play,, Player FM,, Spotify, Overcast, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, RSSRadio,, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: and the HistoricVoicesPodcast Facebook page. 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, 

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 well as a direct link for subscribing through the iTunes Podcast directory. As a history teacher, I have found them enormously helpful for my own education. I have received permission from a few of them to replay selected episodes as assigned homework for my students. I use Nuance's DragonSpeck voice-to-text software to create transcripts for students who prefer or need the printed transcript rather than listening. Some students report they listen as they read the transcription. These history podcasts are part of the motivation and inspiration for this "Historic Voices" podcast.