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Calm History - escape, relax, sleep

English, History, 1 season, 67 episodes, 19 hours, 17 minutes
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Relax with this time machine of tranquility. You will be educated and sedated as you chill out with calmly narrated stories and trivia about key moments in history. More info at silkpodcasts.com.
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#32 | The History of Coal [300 BC – 2024 AD]: Geology, Discovery, Industrial Revolution, Mining Dangers, Miner Strikes, & Many Curious Facts

Relax as you learn about the long and curious history of coal (all the older episodes are on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members).* Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these 8 Silk+ Podcasts: Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast Sleep Whispers-Bonus Podcast Sleep Whispers-Archive … Continue reading #32 | The History of Coal [300 BC – 2024 AD]: Geology, Discovery, Industrial Revolution, Mining Dangers, Miner Strikes, & Many Curious Facts
5/5/202446 minutes, 50 seconds
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*Sample* | 1-Hour about Easter Island [1200 – 2023 AD]: Strange Statues, Colliding Cults, & 1914 Expedition (Bonus Episode #31)

Enjoy this sample of a new Bonus Episode.  The full version (67 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: Learn about the rise and fall of this mysterious island, the strange statues, the bizarre birdman cult, and an expedition in 1914 that revealed key facts. Become a Silk+ Member … Continue reading *Sample* | 1-Hour about Easter Island [1200 – 2023 AD]: Strange Statues, Colliding Cults, & 1914 Expedition (Bonus Episode #31)
5/5/202413 minutes, 14 seconds
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*Sample* | 1-Hour about The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony [1605-1690 AD]: Backstory, Travels, Survival, Weapons, & Armor (Bonus Episode #36)

Enjoy this sample of a new Bonus Episode.  The full version (66 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: Hear about the curious journey and survival of the Pilgrims, including their weapons and armor. Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these … Continue reading *Sample* | 1-Hour about The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony [1605-1690 AD]: Backstory, Travels, Survival, Weapons, & Armor (Bonus Episode #36)
5/5/202411 minutes, 59 seconds
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#31 | History of Balloon Flight [220-1852 AD]: Dramatic stories of the first Hot Air Balloons & Hydrogen Gas Balloons

Relax as you learn about the historical pioneers who developed and tested the first hot air balloons & hydrogen gas balloons (all the older episodes are on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members).* Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these 8 Silk+ Podcasts: Calm … Continue reading #31 | History of Balloon Flight [220-1852 AD]: Dramatic stories of the first Hot Air Balloons & Hydrogen Gas Balloons
4/1/202439 minutes, 57 seconds
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*Sample* | Jackie Robinson [1919-1945 AD]: The Baseball Legend’s Early Struggles, Arrests, & Shocking Trial (Bonus Episode #34)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (38 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: Learn about the early life, struggles, and triumphs of Jackie Robinson, before he became a baseball legend. Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from … Continue reading *Sample* | Jackie Robinson [1919-1945 AD]: The Baseball Legend’s Early Struggles, Arrests, & Shocking Trial (Bonus Episode #34)
4/1/20249 minutes, 6 seconds
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*Sample* | 1-Hour about Egypt [2560 BC – 1905 AD]: Pyramids, Cairo, Sphinx, & more (Bonus Episode #33)

Enjoy this sample of my new Bonus Episode.  The full version (65 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: Learn how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built, take a tour inside the mysterious passageways of the pyramid, and hear all about the historical sites in and around Cairo. … Continue reading *Sample* | 1-Hour about Egypt [2560 BC – 1905 AD]: Pyramids, Cairo, Sphinx, & more (Bonus Episode #33)
3/31/202410 minutes, 16 seconds
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*Sample* | A Century of College Pranks [1892-2006 AD]: Stanford University vs University of California, Berkeley (Bonus Episode #35)

Enjoy this sample of a new Bonus Episode.  The full version (39 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary:  A string of curious and famous pranks, all true, that have occurred between two rival universities. Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from … Continue reading *Sample* | A Century of College Pranks [1892-2006 AD]: Stanford University vs University of California, Berkeley (Bonus Episode #35)
3/31/20249 minutes, 53 seconds
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*Sample* | Klondike Gold Rush [1896-1899 AD] – A visit to Dawson City in 1898 (Bonus Episode #37)

Enjoy this sample of a new Bonus Episode.  The full version (39 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: Listen to a first-hand account of someone who visited a Gold Rush boom town in 1898 during its peak.  You will learn about super-rich citizens, dog armies, the crazy postal … Continue reading *Sample* | Klondike Gold Rush [1896-1899 AD] – A visit to Dawson City in 1898 (Bonus Episode #37)
3/31/20249 minutes, 35 seconds
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*Full* | The True Adventures & Treasure Hunt of William Phips [1651-1695 AD] (Bonus Episode #2)

Enjoy this FULL version of a Bonus Episode (access all of my episodes, without any 3rd party ads or promos, on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members).  Summary: A true adventure story about a famous treasure hunt, that results in…treasure!!  Thanks to the episode sponsor: “Even the Royals” podcast, available on the Wondery App.  Try … Continue reading *Full* | The True Adventures & Treasure Hunt of William Phips [1651-1695 AD] (Bonus Episode #2)
3/3/202438 minutes, 7 seconds
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*Sample* | Ancient Greek Olympic Champions [776 BC – 393 AD]: Fascinating Stories (Bonus Episode #32)

Enjoy this sample of a new Bonus Episode.  The full version (39 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: Be prepared to hear some of the greatest, strangest, and weirdest stories about several Ancient Greek Olympians. Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes … Continue reading *Sample* | Ancient Greek Olympic Champions [776 BC – 393 AD]: Fascinating Stories (Bonus Episode #32)
3/3/20249 minutes, 28 seconds
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*Sample* | 2-Hour Full Story of The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864 AD] (Bonus Episode #24)

Enjoy this sample of a new Bonus Episode.  The full version (over 2 Hours) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: I took all 4 episodes of the fascinating true story, “The Great Prison Tunnel Escape” and stitched them together into one seamless 2-Hour episode. Become a Silk+ Member (FREE … Continue reading *Sample* | 2-Hour Full Story of The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864 AD] (Bonus Episode #24)
2/11/202423 minutes, 5 seconds
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#30 | Quiz Quest #5: 30 New Trivia Questions (Klondike Gold Rush, Salt, Salt Mines, Kublai Kahn, Jesse Owens, Easter Island, Gilligan’s Island, Joan of Arc, Nazi Loot, Titanic, Henry Ford, Prison Escapes, & more)

You can find all the episodes mentioned in this Quiz Quest (along with all the other Quiz Quest episodes) on the “Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast” for Silk+ Members. Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these 8 Silk+ Podcasts: Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast Sleep Whispers-Bonus Podcast … Continue reading #30 | Quiz Quest #5: 30 New Trivia Questions (Klondike Gold Rush, Salt, Salt Mines, Kublai Kahn, Jesse Owens, Easter Island, Gilligan’s Island, Joan of Arc, Nazi Loot, Titanic, Henry Ford, Prison Escapes, & more)
2/4/202439 minutes, 31 seconds
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*Sample* | 2-Hour Bundle of Quiz Quests: 120 Trivia Questions (Bonus Episode #30)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (~2 hours) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: I took the first 4 Quiz Quests (30 questions each), removed any music, shortened their introductions, deleted any promos or ads, normalized their volumes, and stitched them together. Become a Silk+ … Continue reading *Sample* | 2-Hour Bundle of Quiz Quests: 120 Trivia Questions (Bonus Episode #30)
2/4/202411 minutes, 44 seconds
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*Sample* | The Real Florence Nightingale [1820-1910 AD] (Bonus Episode #28)

Enjoy this sample of a new Bonus Episode.  The full version (36 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary:  Will the legend of Florence Nightingale hold up when you hear some testimonials from patients she cared for and nurses she worked with?  Listen and find out. Become a Silk+ … Continue reading *Sample* | The Real Florence Nightingale [1820-1910 AD] (Bonus Episode #28)
2/4/20248 minutes, 9 seconds
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*Sample* | 1-Hour Bundle of Marco Polo, Silk Road, Mongols, & Kublai Khan [1206-1368 AD] (Bonus Episode #27)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (73 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: Learn all about Marco Polo’s journey on the Silk Road, his time with Kublai Khan, the life of Mongols, and Kublai Khan’s reign over the Mongolian Empire. Become a Silk+ … Continue reading *Sample* | 1-Hour Bundle of Marco Polo, Silk Road, Mongols, & Kublai Khan [1206-1368 AD] (Bonus Episode #27)
1/28/202411 minutes, 21 seconds
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#29 | The Story of Henry Ford [1863-1947 AD] – Part 6: Launch of the Ford Motor Company

Relax as you learn about: The Story of Henry Ford – Part 6: Launch of the Ford Motor Company (earlier Henry Ford episodes are on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members).* Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these 8 Silk+ Podcasts: Calm History-Bonus & … Continue reading #29 | The Story of Henry Ford [1863-1947 AD] – Part 6: Launch of the Ford Motor Company
1/20/202435 minutes, 22 seconds
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*Sample* | Joan of Arc & Conspiracy Theories [1412-1439 AD] (Bonus Episode #26)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (20 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: Was there a secret relationship between Joan of Arc and the King of France?  Did Joan of Arc rise up from the dead like a zombie?  Listen to the historical evidence … Continue reading *Sample* | Joan of Arc & Conspiracy Theories [1412-1439 AD] (Bonus Episode #26)
1/15/20246 minutes
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*Sample* | The History of Salt Mines & Nazi Loot [1938-1951 AD] (Bonus Episode #25)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (45 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary:  Adolph Hitler tries to hide stolen art in salt mines, but then a crack team of art experts find it and steal it back.*  A movie based on this real … Continue reading *Sample* | The History of Salt Mines & Nazi Loot [1938-1951 AD] (Bonus Episode #25)
1/7/20249 minutes, 42 seconds
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*Vote* | Shape the future of this podcast: NEW Annual Survey for 2024.

Shape the future of this podcast: [Vote Here – 2024 Survey] Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these 8 Silk+ Podcasts: Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast Sleep Whispers-Bonus Podcast Sleep Whispers-Archive Podcast ASMR University-Bonus Podcast ASMR Sleep Station-Revived Podcast Counselor Curt ASMR-Exclusive Podcast  Sleep With Silk: 8-Hour Nature Sounds Sleep … Continue reading *Vote* | Shape the future of this podcast: NEW Annual Survey for 2024.
12/30/20232 minutes, 19 seconds
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#28 | 1-Hour History & Trivia about Reindeer [1500-1948 AD] – including Santa’s Reindeer

Relax as you learn about lots of curious history and trivia about Reindeer (including Santa’s Reindeer)*.  All the older episodes are on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members. Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these 8 Silk+ Podcasts: Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast Sleep … Continue reading #28 | 1-Hour History & Trivia about Reindeer [1500-1948 AD] – including Santa’s Reindeer
12/25/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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*Sample* | The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864 AD] – Part 4: Failures & Freedom (Bonus Episode #23)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (32 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: In this 4th and final chapter of the story, things don’t go as planned inside the prison or after escaping out of the tunnel. Some prisoners will be recaptured and some … Continue reading *Sample* | The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864 AD] – Part 4: Failures & Freedom (Bonus Episode #23)
12/21/20238 minutes, 43 seconds
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#27 | Titanic Survival Story [1912 AD] – Part 6: The Miraculous Rescue

Relax as you learn about: Titanic Survival Story – Part 6: The Miraculous Rescue (earlier Titanic Survival episodes are on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members).* Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these 8 Silk+ Podcasts: Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast Sleep Whispers-Bonus Podcast … Continue reading #27 | Titanic Survival Story [1912 AD] – Part 6: The Miraculous Rescue
12/9/202333 minutes
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*Sample* | 1-Hour Bundle of Rubber [1400-1910 A.D.] – History of Rubber, Charles Goodyear, & Visit to a Rubber Plantation (Bonus Episode #22)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (~1 Hour) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: I took two prior episodes about rubber (Archive episode #1 & Bonus episode #15) removed their introductions, deleted any promos or ads, and stitched them together.  Now you can enjoy … Continue reading *Sample* | 1-Hour Bundle of Rubber [1400-1910 A.D.] – History of Rubber, Charles Goodyear, & Visit to a Rubber Plantation (Bonus Episode #22)
11/25/202310 minutes, 1 second
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#26 | History of the Loch Ness Monster [640-2023 AD]: Hope versus Hoax

Relax as you learn about the historical (and hopeful) evidence for the existence of the Loch Ness Monster – which includes fascinating  stories of some intricate hoaxes (all the older episodes are on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members).* Become a Silk+ Member (FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes … Continue reading #26 | History of the Loch Ness Monster [640-2023 AD]: Hope versus Hoax
11/18/202342 minutes, 38 seconds
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*Sample* | History & Trivia about the TV Show, Gilligan’s Island [1964-1967 A.D.] (Bonus Episode #21)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (39 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: Gilligan’s Island was a goofy comedy about a bunch of castaways stranded on an island.  Few people, including many cast members, thought the show would be successful.  But it was the … Continue reading *Sample* | History & Trivia about the TV Show, Gilligan’s Island [1964-1967 A.D.] (Bonus Episode #21)
11/5/202310 minutes, 58 seconds
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#25 | Quiz Quest: 30 new trivia questions about the history of The Great Pyramid, The Pilgrims, The Ancient Greek Olympics, Nitroglycerin, Rubber, The Titanic, Henry Ford, Prison Escapes, & more

You can find all the prior episodes mentioned in this Quiz Quest (along with all the other Quiz Quest episodes) on the “Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast” for Silk+ Members. Become a Silk+ Member (try FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these 8 Silk+ Podcasts: Calm History-Bonus & Archives Podcast Sleep … Continue reading #25 | Quiz Quest: 30 new trivia questions about the history of The Great Pyramid, The Pilgrims, The Ancient Greek Olympics, Nitroglycerin, Rubber, The Titanic, Henry Ford, Prison Escapes, & more
10/21/202336 minutes, 40 seconds
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*Mission* | For Free Bonus Episode: The 1882 Case of the Stolen Ton of Nitroglycerin – A true crime story about the history of oil rigs (33 minutes)

Hello Secret Agent.  Complete this [Secret Mission] & you will get FREE access to this Bonus Episode: The 1882 Case of the Stolen Ton of Nitroglycerin (33 minutes) A fascinating True Crime Story that delves into the history of oil rigs and the involvement of moonshiners, torpedoes, and dirty deeds. ******************************** Become a Silk+ Member (try … Continue reading *Mission* | For Free Bonus Episode: The 1882 Case of the Stolen Ton of Nitroglycerin – A true crime story about the history of oil rigs (33 minutes)
10/1/20232 minutes, 50 seconds
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*Sample* | Titanic 360 [1912 AD] – Part 5: Arrival of the Rescue Ship (Bonus Episode #20)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (36 minutes) is on the Calm History-Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members.  Summary: The Titanic survivors are finally rescued, but how do the crew and passengers of the rescue ship handle the sudden and unexpected challenge of 700+ extra passengers in need of urgent care, clothes, … Continue reading *Sample* | Titanic 360 [1912 AD] – Part 5: Arrival of the Rescue Ship (Bonus Episode #20)
10/1/20239 minutes, 2 seconds
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#24 | The Story of Henry Ford [1863-1947 AD] – Part 5: His First Car Race

Relax as you learn about: The Story of Henry Ford – Part 5: His First Car Race (earlier Henry Ford episodes are on the Calm History-Archive Podcast for Silk+ Members).* Become a Silk+ Member (try FREE for a limited time) & enjoy 500+ episodes from these 9 Silk+ Podcasts: Calm History-Archive Podcast Calm History-Bonus Podcast … Continue reading #24 | The Story of Henry Ford [1863-1947 AD] – Part 5: His First Car Race
9/17/202334 minutes, 52 seconds
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*Sample* | Visit to Easter Island [1914 AD] (Bonus Episode #19)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (36 minutes) is now available on the Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members! Summary: Join Katherine Routledge on her scientific expedition to Easter Island in 1914.  She will tell you all about her challenges and successes as she wrestled with the natural elements of the island, … Continue reading *Sample* | Visit to Easter Island [1914 AD] (Bonus Episode #19)
9/4/20238 minutes, 34 seconds
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#23 | The History of Salt [6000 BC – 1996 AD] & Other Fun Facts

Relax while you learn about table salt, sea salt, kosher salt, Himalayan Salt, biology of salt, uses of salt for manufacturing, sources of salt, use of salt in religion and war, salt and Christopher Columbus, salt and revolutions, salt and Gandhi, extracting salt from seawater, and mining salt from salt mines.* Become a Silk+ Member … Continue reading #23 | The History of Salt [6000 BC – 1996 AD] & Other Fun Facts
8/13/202342 minutes, 22 seconds
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*Sample* | Jesse Owens [1913-1980]: Track and Field Legend & Spoiler of Hitler’s Plans (Bonus Episode #18)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version (44 minutes) is now available on the Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members! Summary: Learn all about the myths vs realities about Jesse Owens.  Was Jesse his real name? Did he outrun a horse?  Was he snubbed by Hitler?  Did a German athlete help him … Continue reading *Sample* | Jesse Owens [1913-1980]: Track and Field Legend & Spoiler of Hitler’s Plans (Bonus Episode #18)
7/29/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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#22 | Titanic Survival Story [1912] – Part 5: Adrift in the Ice-Cold Sea

Enjoy another Serial episode featuring: Titanic Survival Story – Part 5: Adrift in the Ice-Cold Sea*. Become a Silk+ Member & try FREE access to all the Archive & Bonus Episodes of Calm History (& 500+ episodes): https://bit.ly/ch118  Listen on: [Podurama] Get FREE Goodies to share with others: [Glossy Promo Cards] Shape the future of this … Continue reading #22 | Titanic Survival Story [1912] – Part 5: Adrift in the Ice-Cold Sea
7/16/202331 minutes, 13 seconds
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*Goodies* | Get FREE Podcast Promo Image & Promo Cards!

Get Free Goodies to help me grow this podcast.  Why?  Because a podcast that isn’t growing is dying.  Egad!  Scary but true.  Please help me to spread the word about this podcast.   Thank you for your help!  ❤️Harris 🙂 Get your Free Promo Goodies now –> [Promo Image & Promo Cards] ************************************** Become a Silk+ … Continue reading *Goodies* | Get FREE Podcast Promo Image & Promo Cards!
7/12/20237 minutes, 33 seconds
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*Sample* | The Mongols & Kublai Khan [1206-1368] (Bonus Episode #17)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version is now available on the Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members! Summary: Learn all about the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire, including Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, stunning palaces, leopards for pets, military tactics, and cannibalistic sorcerers.  Yes, I said, cannibalistic sorcerers…although they did … Continue reading *Sample* | The Mongols & Kublai Khan [1206-1368] (Bonus Episode #17)
7/4/20237 minutes, 42 seconds
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#21 | Klondike Gold Rush [1896-1899]

Relax & learn about the Klondike Gold Rush*.  Hear all about the boom and bust of the gold fever that hit this specific area of the Yukon, Canada in 1896. Become a Silk+ Member & try FREE access to all the Archive & Bonus Episodes of Calm History (& 500+ episodes): https://bit.ly/ch118  Shape the future … Continue reading #21 | Klondike Gold Rush [1896-1899]
6/19/202338 minutes, 1 second
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*Sample* | The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864] – Part 3: Big Trick & Little Ross (Bonus Episode #16)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version is now available on the Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members! Summary: In part 3 of The Great Prison Tunnel Escape, the “Big Trick” is revealed.  This is the trick used to keep Little Ross from doing a proper prisoner count.  Why?  Because there are … Continue reading *Sample* | The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864] – Part 3: Big Trick & Little Ross (Bonus Episode #16)
6/4/20235 minutes, 44 seconds
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#20 | The Ancient Olympic Games of Greece [776 BC – 393 AD]

Enjoy another Spotlight episode featuring: The Ancient Olympic Games of Greece*.  Relax while you learn about the ancient Olympic events, how the ancient Olympians trained, & the curious origin of the popular race we call, “The Marathon.” Become a Silk+ Member & try FREE access to all the Archive & Bonus Episodes of Calm History … Continue reading #20 | The Ancient Olympic Games of Greece [776 BC – 393 AD]
5/21/202337 minutes, 41 seconds
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*Sample* | Visit to a Rubber Plantation [1910] (Bonus Episode #15)

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version is now available on the Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members! Summary: Experience an immersive visit to a Rubber Plantation in 1910.  You will meet the local workers and learn how they are hired, how they harvest the rubber trees, how they dress, where they … Continue reading *Sample* | Visit to a Rubber Plantation [1910] (Bonus Episode #15)
5/7/20239 minutes, 31 seconds
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#19 | The Story of Henry Ford [1863-1947] – Part 4: The First Test Drive

Enjoy a Serial episode featuring: The Story of Henry Ford – Part 4: The First Test Drive*. Become a Silk+ Member & try FREE access to all the Archive & Bonus Episodes of Calm History (& 400+ episodes): https://bit.ly/ch118  Shape the future of this podcast: [Vote Here – 2023 Survey] Feeling expressive about Calm History? If … Continue reading #19 | The Story of Henry Ford [1863-1947] – Part 4: The First Test Drive
4/26/202333 minutes, 49 seconds
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*Bonus #14 Sample* | Weapons & Armor of the The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony [1605-1690]

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode.  The full version is now available on the Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members! Summary: Did the Pilgrims have guns, helmets, swords, daggers, & body armor?  Find out in this enlightening episode, as well as, why shiny armor is a dumb idea, why the Pilgrims were horrible at … Continue reading *Bonus #14 Sample* | Weapons & Armor of the The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony [1605-1690]
4/9/20239 minutes, 10 seconds
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#18 | The Pilgrims & Plymouth Colony [1605-1690]

Enjoy another Spotlight episode featuring: The Pilgrims & Plymouth Colony*.  Relax while you learn all about the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, the First Thanksgiving, John Carver, William Bradford, Myles Standish, Squanto, Samoset, Chief Massasoit, and more. Become a Silk+ Member & try FREE access to all the Archive & Bonus Episodes of Calm History (& 400+ … Continue reading #18 | The Pilgrims & Plymouth Colony [1605-1690]
3/19/202339 minutes, 5 seconds
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*Bonus #13 Sample* | Titanic 360 [1912] – Part 4: Brave Women in the Lifeboats

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode (full version is on the Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members).  Summary: The lifeboats that were lowered from the Titanic were filled mostly with women.  Along with some men, some of these women also were overtaken by the tragedy as it unraveled.  But many other women rose up and … Continue reading *Bonus #13 Sample* | Titanic 360 [1912] – Part 4: Brave Women in the Lifeboats
3/5/20237 minutes, 5 seconds
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#17 | Titanic Survival Story [1912] – Part 4: Lowering The Lifeboats

Enjoy another Serial episode featuring: A Titanic Survival Story – Part 4: Lowering The Lifeboats*. Become a Silk+ Member & try FREE access to all the Bonus Episodes of Calm History (& 400+ episodes): https://bit.ly/ch118  Shape the future of this podcast: [Vote Here – 2023 Survey] Feeling expressive about Calm History? If so, feel free to … Continue reading #17 | Titanic Survival Story [1912] – Part 4: Lowering The Lifeboats
2/19/202331 minutes, 24 seconds
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*Bonus #12 Sample* | Visit to Cairo & The Great Pyramid [1905]

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode (full version is on the Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members).  Summary:  You will hear the true, and sometimes humorous, experiences of two visitors to Egypt in 1905.  Join them on their adventures while you learn about the City of Cairo, The Great Mosque, Dragomans, Mamelukes, The Great … Continue reading *Bonus #12 Sample* | Visit to Cairo & The Great Pyramid [1905]
2/11/20237 minutes, 42 seconds
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*Update* | Older episodes are now on the new “Calm History Archives Podcast”

The older episodes of Calm History are now available on the new premium podcast titled, “Calm History: Archives Podcast.”  This new Archives Podcast is available exclusively to all current and future Silk+ Members (at no additional charge!). Become a Silk+ Member (Free for a limited time) to access all of the Archive & Bonus Episodes … Continue reading *Update* | Older episodes are now on the new “Calm History Archives Podcast”
1/25/20232 minutes, 56 seconds
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#16 | The Great Pyramid of Egypt, Giza, Khufu, & Cheops [2560 BC]

Enjoy a Spotlight episode featuring: The Great Pyramid of Egypt* (also known as The Great Pyramid of Giza, Khufu, or Cheops).  You will hear fun facts about its size and construction, curious beliefs by ancient historians, diverse theories of how it was built, and I will take you on a guided tour through its mysterious … Continue reading #16 | The Great Pyramid of Egypt, Giza, Khufu, & Cheops [2560 BC]
1/16/202333 minutes, 24 seconds
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*Bonus #11 Sample* | The Case of the Stolen Nitroglycerin [1882]

Enjoy this sample of my newest Bonus Episode (full version is on the Bonus Podcast for Silk+ Members).  Summary: You will hear all about the history of how oil rigs were unclogged.  It is a fascinating episode that involves moonshiners, torpedoes, explosions, dirty deeds, and a True Crime Story about a stolen ton of nitroglycerin. … Continue reading *Bonus #11 Sample* | The Case of the Stolen Nitroglycerin [1882]
1/8/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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*Vote* | Shape the future of this podcast: The 2023 Survey

Shape the future of this podcast: [Vote Here – 2023 Survey] Become a Silk+ Member & Try FREE access to 400+ more of my episodes: https://bit.ly/sw241 Want to be alerted when the newest episode is available?  Just tap “Follow” (it’s FREE!) on Apple, Spotify, or Android. Website & Contact: https://www.silkpodcasts.com/. Sleep Mask with Earphones (15% off with code … Continue reading *Vote* | Shape the future of this podcast: The 2023 Survey
12/29/20222 minutes, 43 seconds
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#15 | Quiz Quest: 30 new trivia questions about history

Enjoy another Quiz Quest episode featuring 30 new trivia questions about the historical information in the prior four episodes (Easter Island, Titanic Survival 3, Florence Nightingale, Henry Ford 3) & prior bonus episodes (Treasure Hunt of William Phips, Origins of Country Names, W. African Voyage of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Titanic 360, Great Prison Escape). … Continue reading #15 | Quiz Quest: 30 new trivia questions about history
12/24/202232 minutes, 14 seconds
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*Gift* | Would you like a 1-Year Silk+ Membership as a Free Gift?

Holidays and Birthdays are always around the corner, so ask for the Gift that will reduce your stress and help you sleep: A 1-Year Silk+ Membership (access all the archive and bonus episodes of Calm History, and 400+ other episodes, for a full year!) Request a Silk+ Membership as a Gift from someone: https://www.silkpodcasts.com/gift-request Get a … Continue reading *Gift* | Would you like a 1-Year Silk+ Membership as a Free Gift?
12/14/20223 minutes, 7 seconds
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*Bonus #10 Alert* | The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864] – Part 2: The Second Attempt

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: The prisoners come up with a new escape plan but are challenged by life-threatening crawlspaces, floods, heavy furnaces, cave-ins, vigilant guards, foul-smelling sewers, and seasoned oak. Seasoned oak?  Yes, seasoned oak.  It was the worst thing they could have encountered.  Listen to find out why. Get … Continue reading *Bonus #10 Alert* | The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864] – Part 2: The Second Attempt
12/14/202241 seconds
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#14 | The Story of Henry Ford [1863-1947] – Part 3: Building the Ideal Engine

Enjoy a Serial episode featuring: The Story of Henry Ford – Part 3: Building the Ideal Engine*. Become a Silk+ Member & try FREE access to all the Bonus Episodes of Calm History (& 400+ episodes): https://bit.ly/ch118  Feeling expressive about Calm History? If so, feel free to write a review on Apple Podcasts.  Want to … Continue reading #14 | The Story of Henry Ford [1863-1947] – Part 3: Building the Ideal Engine
12/4/202231 minutes, 11 seconds
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*Bonus #9 Alert* | Titanic 360 [1912] – Part 3: Final Moments of the Ship

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: Threaded stories from many passengers, crew, and officers during the final moments of the Titanic before she slips into the sea. Get FREE access to this Bonus Episode (& 400 other episodes!) for a limited time: https://bit.ly/ch118 Become a Silk+ Member & support this podcast: https://bit.ly/ch118  … Continue reading *Bonus #9 Alert* | Titanic 360 [1912] – Part 3: Final Moments of the Ship
11/13/202241 seconds
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#13 | Florence Nightingale [1820-1910]: Crimean War & Birth of Nursing

Enjoy a Spotlight episode featuring: *Florence Nightingale & The Crimean War.  The citizens of England began hearing about the poor care of their soldiers in military hospitals during the Crimean War.  Florence Nightingale went to these hospitals and made long overdue changes that significantly increased the recovery and survival rates of these soldiers.  This historical … Continue reading #13 | Florence Nightingale [1820-1910]: Crimean War & Birth of Nursing
11/5/202235 minutes, 4 seconds
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*Bonus #8 Alert* | Titanic Survival Story [1912] – All 2.5 Hours (Parts 1,2,3,4,5,6)

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: Enjoy a 2.5 Hour bonus episode of ALL 6 parts of “Memoir: My Titanic Survival Story.”  Yes, even the parts that haven’t been published yet! Woot!  I stitched together all six episodes to create a single, mega-batch story.  I also removed the music, introductions, announcements, summaries, … Continue reading *Bonus #8 Alert* | Titanic Survival Story [1912] – All 2.5 Hours (Parts 1,2,3,4,5,6)
9/24/20221 minute, 25 seconds
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#12 | Titanic Survival Story [1912] – Part 3: Putting on Lifebelts

Enjoy a Serial episode featuring: Titanic Survival Story – Part 3: Putting on Lifebelts*. Ready to listen to Parts 4, 5, & 6 of “Titanic Survival Story” right now?  Then try FREE access to the Bonus Episodes, (& 400 other episodes!): https://bit.ly/ch118 Are you grateful for Calm History? If so, please consider being a supporter: … Continue reading #12 | Titanic Survival Story [1912] – Part 3: Putting on Lifebelts
9/24/202231 minutes, 19 seconds
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#11 | Easter Island [1200-Present]: Strange Statues & Colliding Cults

Enjoy a Spotlight episode featuring: Easter Island*.  Hear all about the huge statues, the Birdman cult, and the various theories about the mysterious collapse of this once-thriving civilization. Try FREE access to the Bonus Episodes (& 400 other episodes!): https://bit.ly/ch118 Become a Silk Member and get big rewards: https://bit.ly/ch118  Feeling expressive about Calm History? If … Continue reading #11 | Easter Island [1200-Present]: Strange Statues & Colliding Cults
9/4/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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*Bonus #7 Alert* | The West African Voyage of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1881]

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wasn’t just the author of Sherlock Holmes, he was also a medical doctor with a spirit of adventure.  Listen to his experiences as the ship’s doctor on his voyage to many ports of West Africa.  It is a journey filled with rough … Continue reading *Bonus #7 Alert* | The West African Voyage of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1881]
8/9/202241 seconds
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*Bonus #6 Alert* | The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864] – Part 1: The First Attempt

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: In Part 1 of The Great Prison Tunnel Escape, you will learn about the prison, meet the leaders of the escape plans, and hear about their first attempt at a tunnel, as well as, their alternate plan. Try FREE access to this Bonus Episode (& 400 … Continue reading *Bonus #6 Alert* | The Great Prison Tunnel Escape [1864] – Part 1: The First Attempt
7/12/202241 seconds
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*Bonus #5 Alert* | Joan of Arc at the Battle of Orleans [1429]

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: Hear the exciting details of how Joan of Arc and her French soldiers defeated the English at the Battle of Orleans (and other battles!). Try FREE access to this Bonus Episode (& 400 other episodes!): https://bit.ly/ch118 Are you grateful for Calm History? If so, please consider … Continue reading *Bonus #5 Alert* | Joan of Arc at the Battle of Orleans [1429]
6/20/202241 seconds
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*Bonus #4 Alert* | Titanic 360 [1912] – Part 2: Fateful Decisions with the Lifeboats

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: Listen to the threaded stories from many passengers, crew, and officers about the chaos, cowardness, and courage during the lowering of the lifeboats.  It is an episode filled with victims, villains, survivors, and heroes. Try FREE access to this Bonus Episode (& 400 other episodes!): https://bit.ly/ch118 … Continue reading *Bonus #4 Alert* | Titanic 360 [1912] – Part 2: Fateful Decisions with the Lifeboats
6/5/202241 seconds
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*Bonus #3 Alert* | History of Region Names: Countries, Provinces, & More

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: Enjoy this chatty bonus episode about how regions, like countries and other areas, got their names.  Iceland is easy, but what about Britain, New Zealand, Australia, Uraguay, and many others?  You will be dazzled with curious word origins, facts, and mini-history lessons. Try FREE access to … Continue reading *Bonus #3 Alert* | History of Region Names: Countries, Provinces, & More
5/19/202241 seconds
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*Bonus #2 Alert* | The Treasure Hunt of William Phips [1651-1695]

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: A Treasure Hunt! Enjoy a light and fun romp with William Phips on this true quest for a big treasure (and he also finds a little bit of romance).  Huzzah! Try FREE access to this Bonus Episode (& 400 other episodes!): https://bit.ly/ch118 Are you grateful for … Continue reading *Bonus #2 Alert* | The Treasure Hunt of William Phips [1651-1695]
5/19/202241 seconds
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*Bonus #1 Alert* | Titanic 360 [1912] – Part 1: Collision with an Iceberg

Summary of this new Bonus Episode for Silk+ Members: Listen to the threaded stories from many passengers, many crew, as well as, the builders of the Titanic, the designers of the Titanic, and even the investigators who analyzed all the events before, during, and after the collision. Try FREE access to this Bonus Episode (& … Continue reading *Bonus #1 Alert* | Titanic 360 [1912] – Part 1: Collision with an Iceberg
5/19/202241 seconds
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*Question* | Should I make more episodes of the Calm History podcast? Cast your vote.

Should I continue making episodes of the Calm History podcast?  Or should I drag this horrible idea into the trash can and click delete? Use the link below to vote. Shape the future of this podcast: [Vote Here] Try FREE access to the Bonus Episodes (& 400 other episodes!): https://bit.ly/ch118 Are you grateful for Calm … Continue reading *Question* | Should I make more episodes of the Calm History podcast? Cast your vote.
4/20/20223 minutes, 10 seconds
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#0 | Introduction: About this podcast and the host

A brief introduction about this new podcast, Calm History, and the host, Harris. Follow Calm History for FREE on [Apple] or [Spotify] or [Android]. Shape the future of this podcast: [Vote Here] Website, Contact, & More Podcasts: https://www.silkpodcasts.com/ Listen with these comfortable headphone options (discounted products that help to support the podcast via affiliate commissions): … Continue reading #0 | Introduction: About this podcast and the host
4/20/20223 minutes, 39 seconds