History Shorts

Each day, award-winning historian and author Peter Zablocki shares his research into the little-known and hidden-in-plain-sight historical curiosities you probably never heard of. All in the little time you probably do not have.

History
1
Alexander Graham Bell (Where are they now?)
11 min
2
Conversations: Andrew Pettegree
13 min
3
Do We have Freedom of Speech?
8 min
4
Tower of London Kills Again
7 min
5
History's Deadliest King
8 min
6
William's Disastrous Funeral
6 min
7
Jesse Owens (Where are they now?)
10 min
8
Conversations: Kate Andersen Brower
11 min
9
Presidential Sex Scandals
9 min
10
Hollywood's 1924 Murder Mystery
8 min
11
Got Milk?
8 min
12
Conversations: Martin Dugard
15 min
13
Christopher Columbus (Where are they now?)
10 min
14
Conversations: Harold Holzer
27 min
15
Booth Saves a Lincoln
8 min
16
Bounty Jumpers
7 min
17
Escaping the Confederacy
8 min
18
Bad Day for a Picnic
7 min
19
Wright Brothers (Where are they now?)
10 min
20
Conversations: Matt Seelinger
13 min
21
Annie Oakley Shoots the Kaiser?
8 min
22
WWI German Internment
7 min
23
The Black Chamber
9 min
24
Zeppelins Over London
8 min
25
Paul Revere (Where are they now?)
11 min