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Listen to News Junkies from Vurbl Partner Past Daily as they cover authentic broadcasts from Radio Moscow, accounts of 1970s media, and the death of Princess Diana. Gordon Skene, two-time Grammy Nominee and archivist runs The Gordon Skene Sound Archive and this website, which is dedicated to preserving and encouraging an interest in history and historic news, events, and cultural aspects of our society. Past Daily is the only place on the Internet where you can hear a Nixon speech, listen to an interview with John Cassavettes or play a broadcast of Charles Munch rehearsing the Boston Symphony in 1950, all in the same place. It's living history and it's timeless.
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Listen to Past Daily's curated collection of important historical moments from the 1950s and 1960s, including a live radio documentary six days after the Cuban Missile Crisis and an interview from German Mayor William Brandt shortly after the Berlin Wall collapsed. Past Daily curates historical press conferences, interviews, and other audio content from archived sources in order to transport you back in time and to make you feel as though you're beside Nicholas Katzenbach, championing Civil Rights to a crowd in Alabama or anxiously awaiting for news of whether or not the United States will go to war with The Soviet Union. For history buffs and all those in between, this is your world, and you're welcome to it.
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To celebrate women's history around the world, we've compiled audio from speeches and interviews of empowering women throughout history, including but not limited to: Kamala Harris, Malala Yousafzai, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gloria Steinem and more. Women should listen to feel empowered by their own femininity, and men should listen to gain a better understanding of the immense contributions women bring to the world.
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Listen to U.S presidents carry on performing their presidential duties, including delivering commencement speeches describing the state of the nation and the importance of the American people to the ingenuity that our fellow citizens rely on to propel the United States to greater heights on the world stage. Past Daily curates historical press conferences, interviews, and other audio content from archived sources in order to transport you back in time and to make you feel as though you're full with patriotism at the thought of sending a man to the moon or optimistic at President Franklin's efforts to unite the country. For history buffs and all those in between, this is presidents being presidential.
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The Holocaust was undoubtedly one of the darkest moments of the 20th century. In this playlist, Vurbl has curated seven audiobooks about this terrible piece of world history. Check out these audiobooks for more of an insight. Listen now for free.
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Listen to Past Daily's curated collection of important historical moments from the 1950s and 1960s, including a live radio documentary six days after the Cuban Missile Crisis and an interview from German Mayor William Brandt shortly after the Berlin Wall collapsed. Past Daily curates historical press conferences, interviews, and other audio content from archived sources in order to transport you back in time and to make you feel as though you're beside Nicholas Katzenbach, championing Civil Rights to a crowd in Alabama or anxiously awaiting for news of whether or not the United States will go to war with The Soviet Union. For history buffs and all those in between, this is conflict's greatest hits.
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Listen in to some of the best audio moments throughout the past century. From the earliest clip of the first television program in color in 1958, to Barack Obama's victory speech in 2008, be transported back through time to relive some of these moments in audio.
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Listen now to How it Sounded: VE Day, when WWII ended in Europe. Hear newscaster reports, people cheering, and historical speeches announcing the end of the war. The day that celebrated Germany’s unconditional surrender on Tuesday, May 8, 1945. This unforgettable day is still fresh in the memories of those who experienced it. For veterans, history buffs, and those who want to participate in preserving this treasured day.
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Listen to some of the most influential and precarious moments in world history including Britain's decision to join the European Union, The Iranian Hostage Crisis during President Carter's term, and the importance of the 1951 France election, given the context of the Cold War. Past Daily curates historical press conferences, interviews, and other audio content from archived sources in order to transport you back in time and to make you feel as though you're navigating the devastation from Hurricane Katrina or relishing in your new Conservative Party's leadership in Britain. For history buffs and all those in between, this is your world, and you're welcome to it.
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Listen to the presidential audio moments the world will always remember, and sent ripples across the fabric of American society. Throughout their presidential careers, presidents face defining historical moments that carry tremendous weight whether by causing drawing criticism from the American people, eliciting patriotism, or stirring up national drama. From President Nixon claiming he wasn't involved in the Watergate cover-up to President Reagan's plead to Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, here are the best audio clips that invoked a flurry of emotions across the nation, and sometimes, the world.
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Hometown of hockey great Grant Fuhr, Spruce Grove's history involves the moving of a town, becoming a village twice, fires and even some moonshiners operating in the area.  Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/canadaehx or donate at www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Facebo
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There is a belief that Canada did not participate in the Vietnam War, but we did, and in a ways many Canadians don't know about. From Canadians who fought directly, to the arms we supplied, John Boyko looks at it all in his new book The Devil's Trick.  Find it here: https://www.amazon.ca/Devils-Tri
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The CN Tower was once the tallest free-standing structure on Earth. While it isn't anymore, it is still an iconic image of Canada. Today, I am looking at the construction of this immense structure and how it helped change Toronto forever.  Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/canadaeh
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We are back to our regularly scheduled election programming! And how are we kicking off 1844? With a VP candidate that believes in genuinely following through on Tommy J's philosophies in the most radical way imaginable! Become a Patron!
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Patrice Dutil welcomes Stephen Davidson to discuss the origins and experiences of black loyalists in New Brunswick in the late eighteenth century. Davidson is the author of Black Loyalists in New Brunswick: The lives of Eight African Americans in Colonial New Brunswick, published by Formac. Among th
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Patrice Dutil welcomes Stephen Davidson to discuss the origins and experiences of black loyalists in New Brunswick in the late eighteenth century. Davidson is the author of Black Loyalists in New Brunswick: The lives of Eight African Americans in Colonial New Brunswick, published by Formac. Among th
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Today, I speak to Tiffany Ayalik and Caroline Cox about their film, Food for the Rest of Us, which is an intimate look at the ways marginalized people are using food and farming to liberate themselves from oppression. Find more info here: https://www.foodfortherestofus.org Support the podcast for $3
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Today, I'm looking at Fort St. John, B.C. In this city, you will find an Indigenous site that dates to 11,000 years ago, the site of the worst disaster in the history of the Alaska Highway construction, a doctor who performed brain surgery over the radio and possibly a 116-year-old woman.  Support t
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Today, Canada's Great War launches on all podcast platforms. Enjoy this first episode of the show and please considering subscribing if you enjoy it! When Britain declared war on Germany, Canada was at war automatically. No one in Canada was complaining, as governments, businesses and citizens mobil
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In the final in-between-election episode for the year of 1843, we have a funny little fable about the perils of idealism in the absence of effort! Become a Patron!
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Hiawatha is one of the most important pre-contact Indigenous in Canadian history. Along with The Great Peacemaker, he would end decades of war and create the Iroquois Confederacy, an organization that influences us to this day. Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/canadaehx or donate
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This episode first examines the Great Leap Forward in China, an instance of bad Maoist policies creating mass starvation. We then discuss diplomatic exchanges between the superpowers in 1959, including the Kitchen Debate between Khrushchev & Nixon, as well as the Soviet Premier's cordial vi
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In this podcast episode, Greg Marchildon interviews legal scholar Martin L. Friedland on his biography of one of Canada’s most prominent legal and constitutional scholars of the 20th century. His book - Searching for W.P.M. Kennedy: The Biography of an Enigma was published by the University of Toron
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In this podcast episode, Greg Marchildon interviews legal scholar Martin L. Friedland on his biography of one of Canada’s most prominent legal and constitutional scholars of the 20th century. His book - Searching for W.P.M. Kennedy: The Biography of an Enigma was published by the University of Toron
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Yorkton, SK has seen visits from the Queen and the first Canadian-born Governor General, but also has several historic buildings, the story of a fire demonstration gone wrong, and the tragic death of a police officer in 1932.  Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/canadaehx or donate a
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A unique aviator, the Sunnyslope Shelter, an attack by the Japanese during the Second World War, celebrating the end of World War One a week early and even a battle between residents and the railroad. Olds has a great history that I will explore in this episode. Support the podcast for $3/month at w
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Today, I'm looking at Altona, Manitoba, a small community founded by Mennonites in the 1880s. From a tragic school shooting in 1902, to the fires that plagued it, to the fact two communities with the same name sit next to each other, it has a unique history.  Support the podcast for $3/month at www.
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Today, I look at the 2,800 KM road that was constructed in eight months in 1942, the Alaska Highway. An engineering marvel of epic proportions that changed northwest Canada forever.  From Dawson Creek to the Alaska Border, it is something to see.  Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/
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In this next In-Between-Election episode, we're going to Philly! Why? Well, things are getting quite spicy over there and I just wanna see what all the hubbub is about! Become a Patron!
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Today, I'm looking at the history of Roblin, Manitoba. From hauntings, to outlaw treasure, to big events and historic buildings, this town has quite a bit when it comes to historical attractions.  Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/canadaehx or donate at www.canadaehx.com E-mail: cr
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Alix, Alberta is a small community but it has quite an interesting history. From its creamery that was one of the largest in the province, to terrible fires, to the hometown of one of the Famous Five, there is lots to discover here.  Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/canadaehx or d
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In this episode, Greg Marchildon interviews Allyson Stevenson on her book Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Decolonization of Indigenous Kinship published by the University of Toronto Press in 2020. She explores the reasons that the Saskatchewan government – and other prov
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In this episode, Greg Marchildon interviews Allyson Stevenson on her book Intimate Integration: A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Decolonization of Indigenous Kinship published by the University of Toronto Press in 2020. She explores the reasons that the Saskatchewan government – and other prov
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Today, I speak with actress and writer Reagen Pasternak about her new book Griffin's Heart, which is an interactive book to help get over the loss of a beloved pet.  Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Griffins-Heart-Mourning-Your-Apologies/dp/0578704463 E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Support the pod
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