Latest Podcast Episodes

Bonus Episode: Misha Leybovich and American Political History

October 3, 2019

In this bonus episode I interview Misha Leybovich, a tech entrepreneur and amateur historian who wrote a fascinating article on the cyclical nature of American political history. Check out the article here.  You can follow Misha on twitter @Mishaley  

2.29 The Siege of Veracruz

September 25, 2019

Today we start the bloodiest phase of the war. Scott lands at Veracruz and lays siege to the city.


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

August 28, 2019

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

Most Recent Blog Posts

Major Announcement!!!

April 10, 2019

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

December 26, 2018

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

December 18, 2018

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

  • This one draws you in
    by Rob C from Oz from Australia

    I have been holding off on a review for this podcast as I was trying to see how felt about it after a large number of episodes. So I am finally getting around to it and can say how much I tremendously enjoy Shawn’s work. Overall I find Shawn’s style engaging and welcoming. This is always a must for podcasts to which I form a long term commitment. The presentation is professional and the content clearly articulated. I also enjoy the thematic approach as this is a massive topic. It makes it easier for me to absorb the knowledge presented. What I enjoy most is the questions that Shawn raises in my mind. I have a broad brush understanding of US history and a special interest in several aspects, as well as studying the early early settlement of Massachusetts as part of an early modern topic in my under graduate program 25 years ago. However much of the information Shawn presents I have had only a rudimentary understanding, if that. I am learning a great deal by listening and have no hesitation in recommending this podcast and awarding a 5 star rating.

  • Research-based info
    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
    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!!
    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
    by Dutch JimBo from United States

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

Shawn Warswick

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