Eyewitness History
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Eyewitness History

Jeremy Stalnecker.
What was it like to hear about the JFK assassination? Or America’s triumph over Hitler? Or seeing Queen at Live-Aid? Our past is a collection of stories that bring us to now. Welcome to the Eyewitness History podcast, where we view history through the eyes of the people that watched the events that shaped our world. 

If you have a story from history that you would like to share, I would love to hear it! Please reach out to me using my Contact form at https://www.jeremystalnecker.com
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Acclaimed Author Discusses War Hero and "Artist of The South Pacific"
December 7, 2023 - 29 min
C.J. Cook, an accomplished author and devoted historian, has immersed himself in the rich tapestry of the South Pacific's history. His debut work, "Tyree, Artist of the South Pacific" (2017), soared to extraordinary heights, clinching two prestigious Gold Awards for Best Cover and Best Biography from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) in April 2018. Following this triumph, his second masterpiece, "Leeteg, Babes, Bars, Beaches, and Black Velvet Art" (2021), secured another Gold Medal for Best Biography from IBPA in April 2022.Remember to subscribe, rate, and review Eyewitness History.Follow the Show on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewitnessHistoryTwitter: https://twitter.com/EyewitnessPodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Infamous Whistleblower Discusses Price Fixing Scandal, Prison and Being Portrayed By Matt Damon
December 6, 2023 - 39 min
In this gripping episode, we explore the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) lysine scandal with whistleblower Mark Whitacre. Unraveling the intricacies of illegal price-fixing, we follow Whitacre's courageous journey as he exposes the conspiracy and cooperates with the FBI.Dive into the challenges of undercover operations, the toll of bipolar disorder, legal repercussions, and life after prison. Mark Whitacre's compelling narrative sheds light on the complexities of corporate fraud, morality, and justice.Remember to subscribe, rate, and review Eyewitness History.Follow the Show on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewitnessHistoryTwitter: https://twitter.com/EyewitnessPodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Former Partisan Resistance Fighter Discusses Helping The Allies In Italy During World War Two
December 5, 2023 - 27 min
In today's episode, we unravel the riveting narrative of Margherita Bertola Fray, one of the last surviving heroes of the Italian Resistance during World War II.Margherita grew up in Turin, immersed in a fiercely anti-Fascist family. The sacrifices and hardships her family endured due to their unwavering opposition.Answering the Call of the "Resistenza": Margherita transformed into a partisan, joining the Garibaldi Brigade to resist foreign aggressors. The harrowing experiences of bombings, executions, and the brutalities of war faced by all Italians.Triumph Amidst Struggle: Margherita's daring missions and selfless acts for the underground fighters. The emotional toll of witnessing horrors and the indomitable spirit that carried her through.Love Across Continents: Margherita's journey to America as a War Bride in 1946, marrying a man she barely knew. Early struggles as a young woman and mother in a foreign land, navigating challenges with resilience.Remember to subscribe, rate, and review Eyewitness History.Follow the Show on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewitnessHistoryTwitter: https://twitter.com/EyewitnessPodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What Exactly Is It Like Winning A Pulitzer Prize? Tales From Hurricane Katrina and Apartheid Coverage
November 30, 2023 - 23 min
In this episode, I am proud to present a compilation of interviews with three extremely distinguished journalists!In fact, they are all Pulitzer Prize winners!Here, they each tell me what the experience of winning one is like and what it meant for them.Full Interviews:Greg Marinovich: Apple Podcasts: https://rb.gy/t7b2v //Spotify: https://rb.gy/lrtjuSheri Fink: Apple Podcasts: https://rb.gy/6qlx4v // Spotify: https://rb.gy/85w7lnPaul Moses: Apple Podcasts: https://rb.gy/czs8t // Spotify: https://rb.gy/n25osRemember to subscribe, rate, and review Eyewitness History.Follow the Show on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewitnessHistoryTwitter: https://twitter.com/EyewitnessPodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Behind the Lens: John Kirby and Libby Handros Explore Untimely Deaths in 'Four Died Trying'
November 29, 2023 - 43 min
John Kirby and Libby Handros, acclaimed figures in documentary filmmaking, join forces in 'Four Died Trying,' a groundbreaking docuseries premiering on Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, and Google Play on November 22, 2023. Kirby, known for award-winning productions, directs the series, ensuring a compelling narrative that delves into the mysteries surrounding these tragic events. Handros, has over two decades of experience and brings her expertise as a producer.Seven years in the making, the series reexamines the untimely deaths of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, challenging established narratives.'Four Died Trying' goes beyond official doctrine, featuring candid interviews that offer fresh insights into the lives and legacies of these iconic figures. Premiering on multiple platforms, the series invites viewers to reevaluate their understanding of these pivotal events, showcasing Kirby and Handros' dedication to impactful storytelling and uncovering hidden truths."Remember to subscribe, rate, and review Eyewitness History.Follow the Show on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewitnessHistoryTwitter: https://twitter.com/EyewitnessPodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Steve Jobs' PR Mastermind Discusses Launching The Macintosh, Pixar, and Silicon Valley
November 28, 2023 - 47 min
Our guest is Andrea "Andy" Cunningham, a marketing and communications trailblazer who joined the ranks of Regis McKenna in the heart of Silicon Valley. It was here that she found herself at the epicenter of innovation and was given project lead responsibilities that would forever change the course of her career.Andy collaborated with Steve Jobs on the launch of the Apple Macintosh, an endeavor that would become a milestone in tech history. She didn't just witness the birth of the Macintosh; she was a key architect of its success. But that's just the beginning of her incredible journey.Let's embark on this extraordinary journey through the Steve Jobs era with our esteemed guest, Andrea "Andy" CunninghamRemember to subscribe, rate, and review Eyewitness History.Follow the Show on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewitnessHistoryTwitter: https://twitter.com/EyewitnessPodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
"There Were Nazis In The Village "; A Little Known Story of the Third Reich
November 27, 2023 - 43 min
Delve into the heart of World War II-era Germany with an intimate portrayal, casting a spotlight on the lives of ordinary individuals residing in the charming Bavarian village of Oberstdorf, all under the shadow of Nazi rule. This compelling narrative comes from a distinguished author, recognized as a past recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History.Amidst the serene Bavarian mountains, Oberstdorf has long been a bastion of simplicity and tradition, a world apart from the tumultuous events shaping history elsewhere. However, even in this secluded haven, the relentless grasp of the Nazi regime could not be eluded.Julia Boyd is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, Travelers in the Third Reich. Her previous books include A Dance with the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony, The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician and Hannah Riddell: An Englishwoman in Japan. As the widow of a former diplomat, she lived in Germany from 1977 to 1981. She lives in London.Remember to subscribe, rate, and review Eyewitness History.Follow the Show on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewitnessHistoryTwitter: https://twitter.com/EyewitnessPodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After the 60th Anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination, Hear From "This American President"
November 23, 2023 - 19 min
November 22nd marked the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. To commemorate this pivotal event in American history, learn more about Kennedy's 1963 Texas visit, reelection campaign, assassination, and legacy, with this excerpt from This American President. Continue listening to This American President and follow the show!Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/49wQLzb Spotify: https://sptfy.com/PfPg Parthenon: https://www.parthenonpodcast.com/this-american-president Check out these popular episodes of This American President! America's Most Improbable President: Richard Norton Smith on Gerald Ford: https://apple.co/3QBTaAh / https://sptfy.com/PfPP Theodore Roosevelt vs. Wall Street: Susan Berfield on TR's Epic Clash with J.P. Morgan: https://apple.co/47t0chn / https://sptfy.com/PfPQ America's Most Brilliant President (and it isn't Thomas Jefferson) With Charles Goodyear: https://apple.co/3QSTID1 / https://sptfy.com/PfPS How Woodrow Wilson Used Propaganda to Manipulate the American People With John M. Hamilton: https://apple.co/40wo41e / https://sptfy.com/PfPT See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fomer Newsweek Editor, Banned From The Soviet Union, Tells Us How Sigmund Freud Was Saved From The Nazis
November 21, 2023 - 51 min
Andrew Nagorski is an award-winning journalist and author who spent more than three decades as a foreign correspondent and editor for Newsweek. From January 2000 to July 2008, Nagorski served as senior editor for Newsweek International, handling the editorial cooperation between the parent magazine and its expanding network of foreign language editions and other joint venture partners. From 1990 to 1994, he served as Newsweek's Warsaw bureau chief, and he served two tours of duty as Newsweek's Moscow bureau chief, first in the early 1980s and then from 1995 to 1996. In 1982, he gained international notoriety when the Soviet government, angry about his enterprising reporting, expelled him from the country. After spending the next two and a half years as Rome bureau chief, he became Bonn bureau chief.He’s written a new book, Saving Freud”. Saving Freud uncovers the gripping tale of Sigmund Freud's escape from Nazi-occupied Vienna and the remarkable collection of people – Freud’s personal physician, Napoleon’s great-grandniece, the heiress to the Tiffany fortune, his daughter Anna, an American ambassador, and his English-language translator – who risked everything to protect his life and legacy.Remember to subscribe, rate, and review Eyewitness History.Follow the Show on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewitnessHistoryTwitter: https://twitter.com/EyewitnessPodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Corporate Espionage Legend Discusses The Value Of Information, Social Engineering and His New Book
November 16, 2023 - 43 min
His newest memoir, RUSE: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street, is a thrilling look into the world of corporate espionage and his career as a secret spy. Robert’s essays and short stories have been featured in numerous magazines and literary journals. One story was adapted into the award-winning film, Reconnected. A lifetime member of The Actors Studio, Robert has worked extensively in theater, film, and television, appearing in lead roles in major shows and earning several awards. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he resides in Malibu. Robert Kerbeck fought one of the worst fires in California history, the 2018 Woolsey Fire, to save his home. His debut book, Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wildfire, won the 2020 IPPY Award as the Silver Medalist in Creative Nonfiction, the Readers’ Favorite Award as the Silver Medalist in Nonfiction Drama, and the Best of LA award.https://www.robertkerbeck.com/Remember to subscribe, rate, and review Eyewitness History.Follow the Show on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewitnessHistoryTwitter: https://twitter.com/EyewitnessPodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Meet Your Host
Jeremy Stalnecker seeks to help others answer one of the toughest questions we all face, “How do I move forward when my world is falling apart?” Jeremy is the CEO of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families who are suffering from the unseen wounds of combat, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In addition to his current role, Jeremy has served as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer, and as a Senior Pastor. He is an accomplished author, inspirational speaker, and frequent guest on some of America's most prominent news networks.
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