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History Unplugged Podcast

with Scott Rank

6 Historical Figures Who Deserve Their Own Movie—History Unplugged Meets 1001 Stories

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Historical biopics perform a great service. These movies remind the world of people that would have otherwise fallen into obscurity: Oscar Schindler (Schindler's List), John Nash (A Beautiful Mind), and  Solomon Northup (12 Years a Slave).

In this episode I am going to talk about six people from history that deserve their own movie. Joining me in this discussion is Jon Hagadorn, host of 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries podcast.

We present to you...

A Viking
A sixteenth-century spymaster
A blind explorer
A Russian royal
A plane crash survivor who hiked weeks through the Amazon
A World War One ace-turned jazz club owner-turned French Resistance fighter
November 01, 2018
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Scott Rank is the host of the History Unplugged Podcast and a PhD in history who specialized in the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. Before going down the academic route he worked as a journalist in Istanbul. He has written 12 history books on topics ranging from lost Bronze Age civilizations to the Age of Discovery. Some of his books include The Age of Illumination: Science, Technology, and Reason in the Middle Ages and History’s 9 Most Insane Rulers.. Learn more about him by going to
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