History That Doesn't Suck

By Prof. Greg Jackson

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 Oct 19, 2023
The podcast with Ken Burns is one of the finest conversations I've listened to in years. Thank you for sharing it with the world.

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 Jul 2, 2023
The best US history podcasts ever

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 Jul 23, 2021
great show love everything about it

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HTDS is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriously researched, hard-hitting survey of American history through entertaining stories. To keep up with History That Doesn’t Suck news, check us out on Facebook and Instagram: @Historythatdoesntsuck; on Twitter: @HTDSpod; or online at htdspodcast.com. Support the podcast at Patreon.com/historythatdoesntsuck.

Episode Date
154: An Epilogue Discussion with Ben Sawyer
Apr 22, 2024
153: West Virginia’s Mine Wars: From Trouble in Matewan to the Battle of Blair Mountain
Apr 08, 2024
152: The Second Ku Klux Klan: Racism, Anti-Semitism, & Anti-Catholicism in the 1920s
Mar 25, 2024
151: The First Red Scare - Bombings, The Palmer Raids, Eugene Debs, and J. Edgar Hoover
Mar 11, 2024
150: The Great War’s Aftermath: Coming Home, The Spanish Flu, & The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Feb 26, 2024
11 (Second Edition): Southern (Dis)comfort & Global Conflict in 1779
Feb 12, 2024
10 (Second Edition): Duels, the Trials of Valley Forge, & the Battle of Monmouth
Jan 29, 2024
9 (Second Edition): 1777—The Battle of Princeton, the Saratoga Campaign, & the Battles of Brandywine & Germantown
Jan 15, 2024
149: WWI Epilogue
Jan 01, 2024
First Christmas Special (Second Edition)! “George Wishes Some Hessians a Merry F’ing Christmas”
Dec 18, 2023
148: Tales of Christmas from World War I (A Truce, Plum Pudding, and Love)
Dec 04, 2023
147: Peacemaking in Paris: The Treaty of Versailles
Nov 20, 2023
146: The Armistice of November 11, 1918
Nov 06, 2023
145: Halloween Special 2023: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Oct 23, 2023
144: A Conversation with Ken Burns - Storytelling and the American Buffalo
Oct 09, 2023
Introducing: History Daily
Oct 02, 2023
143: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive (pt.2) – Breaking the Kriemhilde Line
Sep 25, 2023
142: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive (pt.1) – “The Lost Battalion”
Sep 11, 2023
141: Wartime Interlude
Aug 28, 2023
Introducing: Real Survival Stories from Noiser
Aug 21, 2023
140: WWI Aviators: From the Lafayette Escadrille to the Red Baron and More
Aug 14, 2023
139: From Yeomen (F) to “Hello Girls:” American Women in World War I
Jul 31, 2023
138: The 15th New York/369th or The Harlem Hellfighters
Jul 17, 2023
137: The First Battle of the First American Army: St. Mihiel
Jul 03, 2023
136: The German Spring Offensive’s End, or The Second Battle of the Marne
Jun 19, 2023
135: Belleau Wood – A Cut Deeper with Captain Mac Caldwell
Jun 05, 2023
134: (Most of) The German Spring Offensive of 1918 & The Fight for Belleau Wood
May 22, 2023
133: Heading “Over There:” “Black Jack” Pershing & Creating WWI’s American Expeditionary Force
May 08, 2023
132: The US Enters WWI (RMS Lusitania, Black Tom Island, & The Zimmermann Telegram)
Apr 24, 2023
131: Epilogue on World War 1 before the US
Apr 10, 2023
130: Russia: From the Great War to Revolution with Deputy Provost Kat Brown
Mar 27, 2023
129: World War I Before the US (Military Tech, Trenches, Global Armies, Ypres, Verdun & the Somme)
Mar 13, 2023
128: The Causes of World War I (From the Congress of Vienna to Franz Ferdinand & the Marne)
Feb 27, 2023
127: Mr. Wilson Goes to Washington (Progressive Policies & Foreign Affairs in South America)
Feb 13, 2023
126: Christmas Special 6: Jacob Riis’ “Is There a Santa Claus?”
Dec 19, 2022
125: Epilogue: The Progressive Era
Dec 05, 2022
124: The “Bull Moose” Election of 1912
Nov 21, 2022
123: The Wright Brothers Fly at Kitty Hawk
Nov 07, 2022
122: Halloween Special II: H.P. Lovecraft – “The Outsider” & “Dagon”
Oct 24, 2022
121: Henry Ford: The Model T & Mass Production
Oct 10, 2022
120: From Atlanta to the NAACP, or Booker T. Washington v. W.E.B. Du Bois
Sep 26, 2022
119: Women’s Suffrage & the Passage of the 19th Amendment
Sep 12, 2022
118: “The Island of Hope and Tears:” Ellis Island
Aug 29, 2022
117: Epilogue on Progressive Era Part I (Teddy Roosevelt)
Aug 15, 2022
116: Teddy Roosevelt’s Foreign Policy: From Big Stick Diplomacy to the Panama Canal
Aug 01, 2022
115: History–Doomed to Repeat It? A Conversation with Lindsay Graham
Jul 18, 2022
114: A Square Deal (pt. 3): “Leave it as it is” (Teddy Roosevelt & Conservationism)
Jun 20, 2022
113: A Square Deal (pt. 2): Consumer Protection–The FDA, & Ida Tarbell muckrakes Standard Oil
Jun 06, 2022
112: A Square Deal (pt. 1): Corp. Regulation—a coal strike, a trust, & Teddy’s Frenemy J.P. Morgan
May 23, 2022
111: The Assassination of Will McKinley & The Strenuous Life of Theodore Roosevelt
May 09, 2022
110: Epilogue to the Age of Imperialism
Apr 25, 2022
109: The Election of 1900 & the Rise of Anti-Imperialism
Apr 11, 2022
108: G.O. 100, “The Water Cure,” & The Law of War in the Early-20th Century with Professor Ryan Vogel
Mar 28, 2022
107: The Philippine-American War
Mar 14, 2022
106: The US Annexation of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Feb 28, 2022
105: “A Splendid Little War:” The Spanish-American War and Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders
Feb 14, 2022
Introducing...History Daily!
Feb 07, 2022
104: The Road to the Spanish-American War
Jan 31, 2022
103: A Gilded Age Christmas: Joseph Pulitzer’s Christmas Tree Fund
Dec 20, 2021
102: Epilogue to the Gilded Age
Nov 22, 2021
101: The New South, Jim Crow (Plessy v. Ferguson), & the Death of Frederick Douglass
Nov 08, 2021
100: Halloween Special! Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, & The Raven
Oct 25, 2021
99: The Gilded Age’s Singer Sewing Machines & Dangerous Bananas w/ Dr. Ben Sawyer of The Road To Now
Oct 11, 2021
98: Silver & Gold: From Grover Cleveland to William Jennings Bryan & William McKinley
Sep 27, 2021
97: The Gilded Age’s Robber Barons: John D. Rockefeller & Andrew Carnegie
Sep 13, 2021
96: The War of the Currents: (Thomas Alva Edison v. Nikola Tesla & George Westinghouse)
Aug 30, 2021
95: "Several Thousand Things that Won't Work:" Thomas Alva Edison and His Electric Light
Aug 16, 2021
94: Epilogue to Gilded Age Part I (or Gilded Age interlude w/ Significant HTDS Updates)
Aug 02, 2021
93: La Liberté éclairant le monde: Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty
Jul 19, 2021
92: The Brooklyn Bridge, or the Story of the Roebling Family
Jun 21, 2021
91: The Gilded Age, Industrialization, and Assassination of President James Garfield
Jun 07, 2021
90: Epilogue to the Wild West
May 10, 2021
89: Closing the Wild West: (Wounded Knee, Buffalo Bill & the 1893 Colombian Expo)
Apr 26, 2021
88: “The Last Frontier:” The Purchase of Alaska and the Klondike Gold Rush
Apr 12, 2021
87:Gunslingers & Outlaws (pt 2): Pearl Hart, Tombstone, Jesse James, B. Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
Mar 29, 2021
86: Gunslingers & Outlaws (pt 1): The Second Industrial Revolution, Sam Bass & Billy the Kid
Mar 15, 2021
85: Transcontinental Railroad (pt 3): The Central Pacific, Chinese Workers, & The Golden Spike
Mar 01, 2021
84: Transcontinental Railroad (pt 2): Dr. Thomas Durant, The Union Pacific & “Hell on Wheels”
Feb 15, 2021
83: Transcontinental Railroad (pt 1): Industrialization, Ted Judah & The Rise of the Central Pacific
Feb 01, 2021
82: Best Mini Episodes and Cold Opens of 2020
Jan 18, 2021
81: Epilogue to Volume 6: Reconstruction and The Indian Wars
Jan 04, 2021
80: “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus:” A History
Dec 21, 2020
79: The Indian Wars (Part 3): Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce & Standing Bear’s Fight for Civil Rights
Dec 07, 2020
78: The Indian Wars (Part 2): The Battle of the Little Bighorn (the Greasy Grass)
Nov 23, 2020
77: The Indian Wars (Part 1): The U.S.-Dakota War
Nov 09, 2020
76: Reconstruction (Part 4): The Battle of Liberty Place and the Mississippi Plan
Oct 26, 2020
75: Reconstruction (Part 3): The Rise of the KKK and the First Black Men in Government
Oct 12, 2020
Bonus Episode: Game Changers: Precedent-Setting Presidential Elections
Oct 06, 2020
74: Reconstruction (Part 2): The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
Sep 28, 2020
73: Reconstruction (Part 1): The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Sep 14, 2020
72: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Aug 31, 2020
71: Revisiting the Hamilton/Burr Duel: An Affair of Honor
Aug 17, 2020
70: Epilogue: The Civil War Comes to a Close
Aug 03, 2020
69: Surrender at Appomattox: The Last Days of the Civil War
Jul 20, 2020
68: Sherman's March to the Sea and the Thirteenth Amendment
Jul 06, 2020
67: Ending 1864: The Battles of the Crater, Mobile Bay, Centralia, and Franklin
Jun 22, 2020
66: The Election of 1864: Lincoln's Bid for Reelection
Jun 08, 2020
65: Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign & The Free State of Jones
May 25, 2020
Bonus: A New Sound for HTDS (Farewell to Josh, Hello to Lindsay Graham & Airship)
May 18, 2020
64: Grant's Overland Campaign: The Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, & Petersburg
May 11, 2020
Bonus: A Chat about Southern Accents w/ Jeremy Collins from "Podcasts We Listen To"
May 06, 2020
63: Wounded and Dying: Nurses, Doctors, and Disease in the Civil War
Apr 27, 2020
62: The War in Tennessee: Chickamauga and Chattanooga
Apr 13, 2020
61: The Louisiana Native Guard, the 54th Massachusetts & On: Black Soldiers in the Civil War
Mar 30, 2020
60: Gettysburg
Mar 16, 2020
Crossover w/ A Teacher's History of the United States - Christopher Caldwell
Mar 11, 2020
59: Stone’s River, Suspending Habeas Corpus, Vicksburg, & Stonewall’s Death at Chancellorsville
Mar 02, 2020
58: Conscription & Riots (“A Rich Man’s War, But a Poor Man’s Fight”)
Feb 17, 2020
57: Recap of The Civil War's First Half (1861-63)
Feb 03, 2020
56: The Battle of Fredericksburg and the First Campaign of Vicksburg
Jan 20, 2020
55: The Road to The Emancipation Proclamation
Jan 06, 2020
54: The Best Opening Scenes in HTDS History
Dec 23, 2019
53: A Civil War Christmas with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dec 09, 2019
52: From Second Bull Run, or Second Manassas to Antietam, or Sharpsburg
Nov 25, 2019
51: A Change in Command: Seven Days Battles to the Battle of Cedar Mountain
Nov 11, 2019
50: Mississippi Valley 1862: The Battles of New Orleans, Corinth, Memphis, and Vicksburg
Oct 28, 2019
49: From Little Mac McClellan to Stonewall Jackson: The Peninsula and Shenandoah Valley Campaigns
Oct 14, 2019
48: The Battle of Shiloh: “Now boys, pitch in!”
Sep 30, 2019
A Final Two-Year Anniversary of HTDS Bonus: The Death of Elmer Ellsworth
Sep 23, 2019
Crossover w/ 1865 - Lindsay Graham and Steve Walters
Sep 19, 2019
47: Bull Run, Trent Affair, the Merrimack, & Fort Donelson: The Early Days of the Civil War
Sep 16, 2019
46: The Civil War Begins: Fort Sumter, Secession, & Raising Armies
Sep 02, 2019
Volume IV Epilogue
Aug 19, 2019
44: Abraham Lincoln Becomes President of the Divided States of America
Aug 05, 2019
43: Honest Abe, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, & John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry
Jul 22, 2019
42: Solomon Northup’s 12 Years a Slave
Jul 08, 2019
41: Kansas! (Bleeding Kansas, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, & Caning of Charles Sumner)
Jun 24, 2019
40: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention & the Explosion of Social Reform
Jun 10, 2019
39: The California Gold Rush and the Compromise of 1850
May 27, 2019
38: The (Early) Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
May 13, 2019
37: La Amistad Slave Rebellion and the Rise of Abolitionism
Apr 29, 2019
Volume III Epilogue
Apr 15, 2019
36: Mexican-American War (Part 4): Los Niños Héroes, St. Patrick’s Battalion, & the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Apr 01, 2019
35: Mexican-American War (Part 3): Nuevo México and the Final Push from Vera Cruz
Mar 18, 2019
34: Mexican-American War (Part 2): The Pathfinder, the Bear Flag Revolt, y Los Californios
Mar 04, 2019
33: Mexican-American War (Part 1): From the Nueces River to the Rio Grande
Feb 18, 2019
32: Mormonism and the Mormon Trail
Feb 04, 2019
31: The California Trail: From the Donner Party to the Gold Rush
Jan 21, 2019
30: The Oregon Trail (“You Have Died of Dysentery”)
Jan 07, 2019
Christmas Special II: A Jackson White House Christmas
Dec 24, 2018
29: The Bank War, Whigs, & Revolution in Texas
Dec 10, 2018
28: Ushering in the Age of Jackson
Nov 26, 2018
Epilogue to Volume 2
Nov 11, 2018
27: The Last of the Founding Fathers
Oct 29, 2018
26: Peace in Ghent, War in New Orleans
Oct 15, 2018
25: From Lake Champlain to the “Defense of Fort M’Henry”
Oct 01, 2018
24: From Granny to Old Ironsides: The Campaigns of 1812 and 1813.
Sep 17, 2018
23: Prelude to America's Forgotten War
Sep 02, 2018
22: An Affair of Honor: Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr
Aug 19, 2018
21: Thomas Jefferson Presents: Lewis & Clark’s Excellent Expedition
Aug 06, 2018
20: "A Wolf by the Ears": Gabriel Rebels and Cotton Becomes King
Jul 23, 2018
19: The Traitor and The Thieving Spy: The Start of American Industrialization
Jul 09, 2018
18: Affairs! Foreign and ..."Domestic"
Jun 25, 2018
Historians (of The) Roundtable: I
Jun 07, 2018
17: Death of a Nation's Father
May 28, 2018
16: The Founding Fractures: Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson
May 08, 2018
Epilogue To The Revolution; Or The Big Stuff You Should’ve Caught
Apr 25, 2018
Q&A with The HTDS Team
Apr 12, 2018
15: “We the People:” Constitution Making in Philly
Mar 26, 2018
14: Peace in Paris; Turmoil in New York
Mar 14, 2018
13: The World Turns Upside Down at Yorktown
Feb 28, 2018
12: An American Judas Betrays & Nathanael Greene Saves!
Feb 13, 2018
11: Southern Discomfort: Savannah & Charleston Captured, Slavery, Massacres, & 1779’s Sundries
Jan 31, 2018
10: Dueling, Life Sucks at Valley Forge, von Steuben's Cool & the Battle of Monmouth
Jan 19, 2018
9: (Almost) Everything Important in 1777--Saratoga, Lafayette & George Returns Gen. Howe’s Dog
Jan 02, 2018
Christmas Special: George Wishes Some Hessians a Merry F’ing Christmas
Dec 23, 2017
Second Edition Episodes: A Discussion
Dec 17, 2017
8: From Independence to NY (meeting A. Ham, Nathan Hale & Charles Lee is a Sneaky Bastard)
Dec 17, 2017
7: An Olive Branch Rejected, Tom's a Royal Pain(e), & the Siege of Boston
Dec 04, 2017
6: "The Shot Heard Round the World"
Nov 18, 2017
5: "Delenda est Bostonia:" a Congress, Paul Rides, & the First Shot at Lexington
Nov 01, 2017
4: "Boston Harbor A Tea-Pot This Night:" The Boston Tea Party
Oct 17, 2017
3: "Clean My Sh*t House!" The Boston Massacre
Oct 09, 2017
2: Patrick Henry and Boston Get Pissed about Taxes
Sep 30, 2017
1: That One Time When George Washington Sort of Triggered an International War
Sep 28, 2017
0: Preamble
Sep 26, 2017