Thursday, June 30, 2005


This weeks podcast has a format! Thanks Todd! Hear about Hernan Cortez the Conqueror of Mexico and the Aztecs. Learning

what's coming on the next podcast and some great book recommendations!



Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Japan: A Concise History

The Brassey's Book of Naval Blunders (Blunders Series)

Podcasting: Do It Yourself Guide


Lies Across America : What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Stonewall Jackson

Stonewall Jackson

Today’s show is special, because we have our first request. Michelle from Irvine would like to know more about Stonewall Jackson.


Books on the Subject:

Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend

They Called Him Stonewall

Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife

Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson

All Things for Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson (Leaders in Action Series)

Stonewall Jackson's Book of Maxims

Lost Victories: The Military Genius of Stonewall Jackson

Lees Lieutenants Volume 1 (Vol 1. Repr ed) (1st of a 3 Vol Set)

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Filibuster Movement

William Walker
As many of you, I know the term filibuster to mean a long speech that a senator makes when trying to stall for time. Also, like many of you I associate this term with the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”. However, there is another meaning of this term: “An adventurer who engages in unauthorized warfare against a country with which his own country is at peace.”


Works Cited:
American History Illustrated, El presidente gringo, Feb 1989, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p.14

History Detectives: Preston Brook’s Riding Crop

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Books on the Subject:

Lopez's expeditions to Cuba, 1850 and 1851, (Filson club publications)

The Free Flag of Cuba: The Lost Novel of Lucy Holcombe Pickens (Library of Southern Civilization)

Fatal Glory: Narciso Lopez and the First Clandestine U. S. War Against Cuba

Cuban Confederate Colonel: The Life of Ambrosio Jose Gonzales

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

American Spy Plane Shot Down Over Russia

American Spy Plane Shot Down Over Russia
An American U-2 spy plane is shot down over Russia it's pilot captured and later traded for a Russian Spy.


Works Cited:

American Heritage Magazine, Sept. 2000, Vol. 51 Issue 5 p.36, The Day we Shot Down the U-2 by Sergei Krushchev


Model of U-2 Plane

CIA Document List

Many Pictures Pertaining to the U-2 and Gary Powers

Rudolf Abel

Clarence "Kelly" Johnson

Video of Rudolf Abel

Books on the Subject:

Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Commissar (1918-1945)

Khrushchev Remembers

Operation Overflight: A Memoir of the U-2 Incident

Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage

Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Only Atomic Bomb Ever Dropped on America

The Only Atomic Bomb Ever Dropped on America
This is an actual event that occurred on March 11, 1958. This is the era of the Cold War. At precisely 4:19 PM a B-47E medium bomber serial number 53-1876A accidentally released their atomic bomb over the Gregg family property in Mars Bluff, South Carolina.


Broken Arrow

Google Map of Hunter Army Airfield

Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Special Edition)


American Heritage - Flexible Ed News Brief Video

Tybee Picture of Crater

The State, South Carolina News Article on Clyde Gregg

Google Map of Crater Site

Link to Other Nuclear Accidents

Pictures of the bombs effects

Books on the Subject:

American Prometheus : The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

African Americans at Mars Bluff, South Carolina

Saturday, June 04, 2005

HistoryPodcast Promo 1

I am pleased to announce our first promo performed by Ron and Stephanie from Griddlecakes Radio. Thanks guys, it sounds great!

HistoryPodcast Promo 1.mp3

Friday, June 03, 2005


Welcome to the HistoryPodcast. In the coming weeks we will start posting podcasts on many different happenings in history. We hope you enjoy the show.