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Latest Podcast Episodes

Bonus Episode: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

In this episode we discuss the early years of the American Space Program and the Apollo 11 moon landing.

2.28 The Battle of Buena Vista Pt 2

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2.27 Buena Vista I

We transition into the second half of the war and set up the Battle of Buena Vista.

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Major Announcement!!!

Okay, sorry for the headline, but I really wanted you to read this post. So what is the “major announcement”? Our Patreon is now live. You can support the show for as little as $1.00/month. However, $3.00/month will get you access to our new series (available ONLY to Patreons) “The Cold War: 1983, the Year…

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End of the Year Thoughts

Hello again! We are coming to the end of the year and what a year it has been! Personally, professionally, and for the podcast things have move swiftly this year. Personally I broke my elbow playing basketball in May. In June I spent a week, as I always do, working for College board grading AP…

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Rome Is Burning

Okay, not exactly. To be truthful, it is the US budget that is on fire, and both parties are to blame. Right now it is the Republicans who have no leadership, just empty rhetoric. Sadly, the only one in D.C. who seems to have any honesty on the situation is the president, who said something…

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Podcast Reviews

  • Research-based info
    November 8, 2018 by Joanne Cook from United States

    I’m enjoying the fact-based, honest US History podcast. It isn’t glitzy, but comes in short doses that I can mostly absorb with background and context in Shawn’s summaries. I do like hearing his honest opinions and analysis as well. I’m only into early season 2 so far, but will keep listening.

  • This podcast is awesome
    October 22, 2018 by Greg n Emily from United States

    This podcast is so well done, i get excited every time i get to palay a new episode. The host rocks the party and is very well spoken and instightful. You need to add this to your history line up.

  • Great history podcast!!
    August 22, 2018 by spartacus2001 from United States

    Kind of stumbled onto this podcast looking for something to listen to while driving to and from work. Thoroughly enjoy listening to the show and quite informative. Thanks for making dealing with my drive to and from work less painful!!

  • True Gem
    July 28, 2018 by Dutch JimBo from United States

    This historical podcast is a lot knowledge well organized info condensed digestible nuggets.

  • Excellent Host!
    July 8, 2018 by WI Appraiser from United States

    Shawn’s passion for history is contagious and shines through in every episode! He is clearly very knowledgeable, and presents history in a way that can be easily understood by all! Keep up the incredible work Shawn!

  • Great Podcast
    July 5, 2018 by Skinsfanin661 from United States

    Some of the audio is sketchy, but the content is concise and a pleasure to absorb.

  • good job
    July 4, 2018 by ccrubi from United States

    I don't always agree with him, but Shawn does a good job and is as objective as a historian can be. I like how he gets into the subject without any fluff. I also like how he references books and other historians. There are so many podcasts that I delete when narrators are just hanging out entertaining themselves and are off topic. Fortunately, Shawn's podcast doesn't waste anytime with that nonsense.

  • Quick and easy info...
    July 1, 2018 by COEric429 from United States

    The host needs some polishing but that will happen with time.

  • Enjoy
    January 5, 2018 by No muzic from United States

    I really enjoy listening to this podcast. It's very informative without being boring.

  • Thank you so much!
    December 23, 2017 by H brogan from United States

    This is just what I was looking for! I wish I would have been taught history like this.

  • Well-researched and engaging
    September 4, 2017 by Cwailele316 from United States

    I love how this podcast presents US history in a new light, covering topics not generally discussed in schools or universities. Warswick is well-researched and does a fantastic job explaining how America was established as a state and nation. I especially like Episode 3, which presents stronger evidence supporting the legality of secession than I've ever heard or read from either a pro- or anti-secession perspective in the past. Looking forward to future episodes!

  • Remembering the forgotten
    September 1, 2017 by karmenriv from United States

    As a high school student learning about colonial America, I remember there existing myriad knowledge gaps that were left unanswered by the traditional curriculum. Native peoples' roles were either minimized, diminished or flat-out excluded from our founding narrative. However, the narrator does a fantastic job in bridging this gap and shedding light on an oft-ignored yet crucial part of America's history in an informative, digestible way. Great job!

  • Great Lessons
    August 29, 2017 by Br0sephJ0seph from United States

    Good podcast. Very informative. Lots of facts and not much opinion. Like it a lot!!

  • Bonus episode.
    August 28, 2017 by Shanksalot from United States

    Well done. A thoroughly researched, clearly expressed podcast. This is history without condescension or sentimentality. I know some history, but this reminds me not to stop learning. History informs my vote. Thanks for this.

  • Great podcast
    August 26, 2017 by annulian from United Kingdom

    A great start to what, I am sure, will be an excellent podcast. Shawn clearly knows his stuff and brings years of academic experience to a fascinating topic. He has a nice style and good content. Well worth a listen if you fancy a podcast with quality content.

  • really well informed
    August 1, 2017 by nuclearkitty from United States

    well thoughtout

  • A work out for the brain
    July 24, 2017 by Davy C Rock3t from United States

    This podcast is great! Tons of great info that you don't normally learn from traditional education. I listen to this while work out. Two muscles worked out at once!

  • Very Good
    July 24, 2017 by Pizza Fan 1000 from United States

    This podcast is very good. I liked how the speaker shatters myths about what the Americas were like before the Europeans came. I also like the little quips that the speaker makes. The podcast it very informative and I recommend it to strong history buffs.

  • Dispelling myths
    July 18, 2017 by I feel bad for Paul from United States

    I liked the information and the dispelling of myths. It's hard to believe there may have been 50 million native Americans living before Colombus

  • Great Podcast
    July 18, 2017 by IamSAMCK from United States

    This podcast is informative and the information is provided in a digestible style. I highly suggest this podcast to those interested in history.

  • Fantastic!
    July 18, 2017 by Mwt131 from United States

    Great podcast, full of information and well done. Keep it up!

Shawn Warswick

I'm a historian, teacher and university lecturer with a focus on militarization and empire in American history.