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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.

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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, 

Jun 8, 2017

I thought you would enjoy a short archival film newsreel of the D-Day landing. I was preparing some upcoming history lessons for my students and ran across this public domain item. It fits our purpose for historic voices, in this case it is the voice of the narrator recorded at that time with the film footage. I will include these newsreel items when I can find appropriate public domain items that relate to the topic of the previous speech episode.

Let me know what you think of these occasional short video episodes. I also received feedback about shortening the introductions to this podcast and also the Paul Harvey Podcast. With this podcast, I had Nicole shorten her introduction and I will do the same. I will move some of my previous introductory comments and place that after the speech recording so you can decide whether to listen to them. I will still keep them to a few minutes and continue to include followup episodes with PDF documents that provide additional information for those that are interested. I guess is is the history teacher in me coming through with that addition. Send email to