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History in Five Minutes Podcast

Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster

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History in Five Minutes Podcast

History in Five Minutes Podcast

Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster

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Latest Episodes

HFM 160 | Series Finale: The Final Episode of History in Five Minutes

Welcome to the end, my friends! I am powering down History in Five Minutes because I have launched a new and better show called History Unplugged.You cansubscribe to the show on iTunesorAndroid Here’s an overview of History Unplugged: Every Tuesday through Friday I release a short episode of 5-10 minutes in length. It’s basically the […]

6 min2017 SEP 6
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HFM 160 | Series Finale: The Final Episode of History in Five Minutes

H5M 159 | The Man Who Avoided Drowning on the Titanic By Getting Drunk

The sinking of the Titantic was one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century. Over 1,000 passengers lost their lives on the supposedly unsinkable ship. But the chief baker didn’t. He managed to survive in the frigid waters for four hours while most died of hypothermia after 15 minutes. How? By downing two bottles […]

8 min2016 DEC 29
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H5M 159 | The Man Who Avoided Drowning on the Titanic By Getting Drunk

H5M 158 | Churchill’s “Operation Vegetarian”

Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast. Winston Churchill was not afraid to get his hands dirty. He was perfectly happy to consider chemical warfare against the Axis powers. One plan involved turning an entire island into vegetarians. What did this plot mean, and how would he enact it? […]

8 min2016 DEC 5
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H5M 158 | Churchill’s “Operation Vegetarian”

H5M 157 | Churchill’s Most Controversial Cousin

Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast. We all have an embarrassing relative. Maybe that embarrassing relative is us. But Winston Churchill’s cousin took it to a new level. She had love affairs, one of which threatened to create an international incident. Giles gets into all sorts of interesting […]

--2016 NOV 28
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H5M 157 | Churchill’s Most Controversial Cousin

HFM 156 | Churchill’s Affinity for Chemical Weapons

Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast. Giles is going to talk all about Churchill’s affinity for chemical weapons, something I didn’t even know was a thing. He answers all sorts of questions in this interview. Questions like: Did Churchill ever actually go forward with the use of chemical […]

8 min2016 NOV 22
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HFM 156 | Churchill’s Affinity for Chemical Weapons

HFM 155 | Why Did British Men Wear Powdered Wigs in the 1700s?

You’ve seen the look in historical dramas. You laughed at the foppish dandies that appear on Masterpiece Theater. In grade school you sneered at pictures of King George with his powdered wig, adjusting it ever so slightly while drinking a cup of tea with his pinky finger extended, wondering how he further extort colonists […]

7 min2016 SEP 30
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HFM 155 | Why Did British Men Wear Powdered Wigs in the 1700s?

HFM 154 | German POWs in the U.S. During World War II

Did you know that over 400,000 German POWs were settled in the United States during World War II? Did you know that they may have built some of the stone buildings that make up your town square? Or that they were responsible for bringing in America’s harvest in the fall of 1945 when most […]

11 min2016 SEP 22
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HFM 154 | German POWs in the U.S. During World War II

HFM 153 | Teddy Roosevelt’s Near-Death Journey Through the Amazon

Teddy Roosevelt was not afraid to tempt death. He hiked the Matterhorn during his honeymoon. He arrested outlaws on the Dakota Frontier. He hunted rhinos in Africa. But his most dangerous journey came after his failure in 1912 to retake the presidency as a third-party candidate on the Bull Moose ticket. He choose to […]

8 min2016 SEP 22
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HFM 153 | Teddy Roosevelt’s Near-Death Journey Through the Amazon

HFM 152 | How Teddy Roosevelt Gave a 90-Minute Speech After Being Shot

Theodore Roosevelt was hell bent on becoming president in 1912. He ran as a third-party candidate for the Progressive Party, a splinter group of Republicans dissatisfied with William Howard Taft. He was so committed to winning that he gave a 90-minute speech…immediately after being shot in the chest by a would-be assassin. How did […]

6 min2016 SEP 15
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HFM 152 | How Teddy Roosevelt Gave a 90-Minute Speech After Being Shot

HFM 151 |When Teddy Roosevelt Arrested Three Boat Thieves

Perhaps no president has as many unbelievable stories about his life than Teddy Roosevelt. He was an amateur boxer. He was the first American politician to learn judo. He summited the Matterhorn during his honeymoon. Hejoined an expedition to log data about an unchartered river in the Amazon. But perhaps no story matches his pursuit […]

12 min2016 SEP 15
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HFM 151 |When Teddy Roosevelt Arrested Three Boat Thieves

Latest Episodes

HFM 160 | Series Finale: The Final Episode of History in Five Minutes

Welcome to the end, my friends! I am powering down History in Five Minutes because I have launched a new and better show called History Unplugged.You cansubscribe to the show on iTunesorAndroid Here’s an overview of History Unplugged: Every Tuesday through Friday I release a short episode of 5-10 minutes in length. It’s basically the […]

6 min2017 SEP 6
Comments
HFM 160 | Series Finale: The Final Episode of History in Five Minutes

H5M 159 | The Man Who Avoided Drowning on the Titanic By Getting Drunk

The sinking of the Titantic was one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century. Over 1,000 passengers lost their lives on the supposedly unsinkable ship. But the chief baker didn’t. He managed to survive in the frigid waters for four hours while most died of hypothermia after 15 minutes. How? By downing two bottles […]

8 min2016 DEC 29
Comments
H5M 159 | The Man Who Avoided Drowning on the Titanic By Getting Drunk

H5M 158 | Churchill’s “Operation Vegetarian”

Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast. Winston Churchill was not afraid to get his hands dirty. He was perfectly happy to consider chemical warfare against the Axis powers. One plan involved turning an entire island into vegetarians. What did this plot mean, and how would he enact it? […]

8 min2016 DEC 5
Comments
H5M 158 | Churchill’s “Operation Vegetarian”

H5M 157 | Churchill’s Most Controversial Cousin

Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast. We all have an embarrassing relative. Maybe that embarrassing relative is us. But Winston Churchill’s cousin took it to a new level. She had love affairs, one of which threatened to create an international incident. Giles gets into all sorts of interesting […]

--2016 NOV 28
Comments
H5M 157 | Churchill’s Most Controversial Cousin

HFM 156 | Churchill’s Affinity for Chemical Weapons

Our guest today is Giles Milton, the host of the Unknown History Podcast. Giles is going to talk all about Churchill’s affinity for chemical weapons, something I didn’t even know was a thing. He answers all sorts of questions in this interview. Questions like: Did Churchill ever actually go forward with the use of chemical […]

8 min2016 NOV 22
Comments
HFM 156 | Churchill’s Affinity for Chemical Weapons

HFM 155 | Why Did British Men Wear Powdered Wigs in the 1700s?

You’ve seen the look in historical dramas. You laughed at the foppish dandies that appear on Masterpiece Theater. In grade school you sneered at pictures of King George with his powdered wig, adjusting it ever so slightly while drinking a cup of tea with his pinky finger extended, wondering how he further extort colonists […]

7 min2016 SEP 30
Comments
HFM 155 | Why Did British Men Wear Powdered Wigs in the 1700s?

HFM 154 | German POWs in the U.S. During World War II

Did you know that over 400,000 German POWs were settled in the United States during World War II? Did you know that they may have built some of the stone buildings that make up your town square? Or that they were responsible for bringing in America’s harvest in the fall of 1945 when most […]

11 min2016 SEP 22
Comments
HFM 154 | German POWs in the U.S. During World War II

HFM 153 | Teddy Roosevelt’s Near-Death Journey Through the Amazon

Teddy Roosevelt was not afraid to tempt death. He hiked the Matterhorn during his honeymoon. He arrested outlaws on the Dakota Frontier. He hunted rhinos in Africa. But his most dangerous journey came after his failure in 1912 to retake the presidency as a third-party candidate on the Bull Moose ticket. He choose to […]

8 min2016 SEP 22
Comments
HFM 153 | Teddy Roosevelt’s Near-Death Journey Through the Amazon

HFM 152 | How Teddy Roosevelt Gave a 90-Minute Speech After Being Shot

Theodore Roosevelt was hell bent on becoming president in 1912. He ran as a third-party candidate for the Progressive Party, a splinter group of Republicans dissatisfied with William Howard Taft. He was so committed to winning that he gave a 90-minute speech…immediately after being shot in the chest by a would-be assassin. How did […]

6 min2016 SEP 15
Comments
HFM 152 | How Teddy Roosevelt Gave a 90-Minute Speech After Being Shot

HFM 151 |When Teddy Roosevelt Arrested Three Boat Thieves

Perhaps no president has as many unbelievable stories about his life than Teddy Roosevelt. He was an amateur boxer. He was the first American politician to learn judo. He summited the Matterhorn during his honeymoon. Hejoined an expedition to log data about an unchartered river in the Amazon. But perhaps no story matches his pursuit […]

12 min2016 SEP 15
Comments
HFM 151 |When Teddy Roosevelt Arrested Three Boat Thieves

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