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Vlogging Through History

with Chris Mowery

Vlogging Through History Episodes
Episode 8: The Tragic Lives of U.S. Presidents (Part Four)
September 3, 2022 - 34 min
In the United States, there are few who are idolized, mythologized, or even demonized quite like those who have held the office of President of the United States. It is easy to forget these men were husbands and fathers, and had lives that existed outside of their role as President. In this episode, we look at the tragic stories in the lives of Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler.
Episode 7: The Tragic Lives of U.S. Presidents (Part Three)
August 18, 2022 - 35 min
In the United States, there are few who are idolized, mythologized, or even demonized quite like those who have held the office of President of the United States. It is easy to forget these men were husbands and fathers, and had lives that existed outside of their role as President. In this episode, we look at the tragic stories in the life of Andrew Jackson.
Episode 6: John Buford, the Real Hero of Gettysburg
August 6, 2022 - 26 min
The Battle of Gettysburg is often described as the turning point of the American Civil War. From July 1-3, 1863, there were a number of key decisions that led to the decisive Union victory. The decision that may have won the battle, however, took place before it even started, and it was made by a 37-year-old cavalry officer from Kentucky.
Episode 5: The Tragic Lives of U.S. Presidents (Part Two)
July 26, 2022 - 37 min
In the United States, there are few who are idolized, mythologized, or even demonized quite like those who have held the office of President of the United States. It is easy to forget these men were husbands and fathers, and had lives that existed outside of their role as President. In this episode, we look at the tragic family lives of James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Adams.
Episode 4: The Tragic Lives of U.S. Presidents (Part One)
June 27, 2022 - 33 min
In the United States, there are few who are idolized, mythologized, or even demonized quite like those who have held the office of President of the United States. It is easy to forget these men were husbands and fathers, and had lives that existed outside of their role as President. In this episode, we look at the tragic family lives of our first three Presidents - George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.
Episode 3 - The Lost Battalion
June 18, 2022 - 48 min
In October, 1918, nine companies of American soldiers were trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest. Led by a lawyer from Harvard, they survived furious German attacks and devastating friendly artillery fire. A week later, less than 200 men were left. This is their story.
Episode 2 - Alvin York: An American Legend
June 15, 2022 - 47 min
In 1941, Gary Cooper won an Academy Award for his title role in the film Sergeant York. Who was Alvin York? What happened in his early life to prepare him for that legendary moment in the Argonne Forest in the final weeks of the Great War? How did one man take on an entire German Battalion and win? What happened after that day? In today’s episode, we look at the story of the man behind the legend.
Episode 1 - Horror at the Somme: The Accrington Pals
June 13, 2022 - 36 min
July 1, 1916 is generally considered the deadliest day in the history of the British military. That day, over 19,000 men were killed along a 20-mile front at the Somme, most of them in only a few hours. More than a dozen divisions went over the top that morning, but few suffered as horribly as the 31st Division in their attack on the fortress town of Serre. In today’s episode, we look at the story of the Accrington Pals (11th Btln, East Lancashire Regiment), a battalion that was all but wiped out in 30 minutes of fighting that morning.
VTH Podcast Prologue
June 7, 2022 - 4 min
Welcome to the Vlogging Through History Podcast. This episode will let you know more about this show, what you can expect from future episodes and the sort of topics that will be covered from here on out.
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