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Here at Giants of History, we produce a weekly biographical podcast that explores history’s most fascinating figures from cradle to grave. In each series, we strive to highlight the best stories and most monumental moments in each subject’s respect...Show More

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Winston Churchill: The Great Escape | Part 4

24:03 | Mar 6th

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this fourth episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we explore the reconnaissance mission that Churchill joins aboard an armored train in eastern South Africa, which is scheduled ...Show More

Giants of History | Goals for 2019

11:11 | Mar 6th

This episode explores the continuing evolution of this show and what I’m hoping to accomplish with the podcast in 2019.  It also addresses the frequency with which this show gets published and touches on a new podcast I’m hoping to produce. To suppo...Show More

Winston Churchill: The Great Escape | Part 3

24:24 | Feb 19th

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this third episode of our series on Winston Churchill, we explore Churchill's arrival in South Africa for the Boer War, his race from Cape Town to Natal, and his arrival at Estcourt ...Show More

Winston Churchill: The Great Escape | Part 2

26:23 | Dec 27th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! This episode is the second in a short series that covers one of the greatest escape stories in modern history…and the hero of this story is none other, than Winston Churchill. We hope...Show More

Patreon Preview | Vincent van Gogh: Bloody Sunday

05:40 | Dec 8th, 2018

Welcome all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! This episode is a preview of the work I'm publishing for supporters of the podcast via Patreon.  To become a supporter, and get instant access to thirteen all new, extra episodes of Giants of...Show More

Winston Churchill: The Great Escape | Part 1

26:25 | Nov 30th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! This episode is the first in a short series that covers one of the greatest escape stories in modern history…and the hero of this story is none other, than Winston Churchill. We hope yo...Show More

Giants of History Special | Vladimir Putin: The Ring

19:25 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! This episode is a “Giants of History Special” in which we explore a much more recent story than we have in the past.  And while it may sound like pure fiction, it is 100% true.  We hope...Show More

Patreon Preview | Napoleon Bonaparte: The Tomb

07:34 | Sep 9th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! This episode is a preview of the work I’m publishing on the show’s Patreon page.  The full length episode is available to monthly supporters of Giants of History.  To become a supporter...Show More

Cleopatra: The Assassination of Julius Caesar | Sic Semper Tyrannis

39:18 | Sep 5th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this thirteenth and final episode in part one of our series on Cleopatra, we explore in great detail the assassination of Julius Caesar, as well as the impact his death had on Cleop...Show More

Cleopatra: Daggers & Dinner | The Soothesayer

31:47 | Jul 30th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this twelfth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we continue to explore the events leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar, including the many bad omens that appeared as th...Show More

Patreon Preview | Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Steel Soul

07:52 | Jul 19th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this “Patreon Preview” we get a sneak peek at the latest episode published for supporters of the podcast on Patreon… “FDR: Steel Soul” To become a supporter of the podcast and get...Show More

Cleopatra: The Crown | The Conspiracy

27:18 | Jun 20th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this eleventh episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the events leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar and some of the conspirators who spearheaded the charge.  We...Show More

Cleopatra: The Reunion | A Gathering Storm

30:33 | May 15th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this tenth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore Cleopatra and Caesar’s reunion in Rome as well as cover some of the events that occur while Cleopatra is in the city.  We h...Show More

Cleopatra: Journey to the Eternal City

18:09 | May 8th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this ninth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore Cleopatra’s long journey from Egypt to Rome, and the lead up to her reunion with Julius Caesar.  We hope you enjoy! All n...Show More

Cleopatra: Celebrations | The Golden Heir

28:54 | Mar 6th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this eighth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the cruise Cleopatra and Caesar take up the Nile after the War for Alexandria ends, the birth of their baby Caesarion, and...Show More

Cleopatra: The War for Alexandria

28:51 | Feb 7th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this seventh episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the War for Alexandria and the impact the war has on the relationship between Cleopatra and Caesar.  We hope you enjoy! ...Show More

Cleopatra: The Tide Turns | Prelude to War

24:48 | Jan 11th, 2018

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this sixth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the immediate aftermath of the first meeting between Cleopatra and Julius Caesar and the events that their union that evenin...Show More

BCE vs. BC | Show Update

10:35 | Dec 29th, 2017

Welcome to the last show of 2017 for Giants of History!  In this mini episode/show update, we discuss the difference between the time designations BCE/CE and BC/AD.  We also provide a brief update on what's to come in 2018.  We hope you enjoy!

Cleopatra: Julius Caesar | A Severed Head

32:48 | Dec 27th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this fifth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we take some time to explore the history of Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great, as it's their rivalry, and subsequent civil war, which ...Show More

Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt | Gods Against Her

26:16 | Dec 5th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this fourth episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore Cleopatra’s first three years as Pharaoh of Egypt and the power struggle that rages between her and her younger brother and...Show More

Cleopatra: Face to Face with Caesar | A Formidable Mind

38:53 | Nov 13th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this third episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the famous first meeting of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, as well as the places and experiences that forged her formidable in...Show More

Cleopatra: First Impressions | Family & Filicide

25:03 | Oct 25th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In the second episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore Cleopatra’s family and aspects of her early childhood.  We hope you enjoy! This episode of Giants of History was brought to...Show More

Cleopatra: Path to the Throne | The Reckoning with Rome

30:53 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In the first episode of our series on Cleopatra, we explore the historical path of Cleopatra’s ascension to the throne of Egypt, as well as the world into which she would ultimately be ...Show More

Cleopatra: The Final Pharaoh | Series Introduction

27:39 | Sep 18th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this introductory episode to our new series on Cleopatra, we explore some of the misunderstandings and lesser known facts about the legendary queen and her reign.  We hope you enjoy!...Show More

Show Update | New Series Announcement

10:04 | Sep 15th, 2017

Show update and new series announcement - September 2017

Martin Luther King Jr: Death of the King

30:23 | Jul 10th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this ninth and final episode of our series on Martin Luther King Jr., we explore in detail the final hours and assassination of King.  This episode of Giants of History was brought ...Show More

Martin Luther King Jr: His Last Night Alive | Victory

34:00 | Jun 25th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this eighth episode of our series on Martin Luther King Jr., we explore the events that took place on the last night King ever spent alive.  We also discuss the passage of one of the...Show More

Martin Luther King Jr: Sex Tapes & Civil Rights

21:57 | Jun 18th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this seventh episode of our series on Martin Luther King Jr., we explore some of the more controversial parts of King’s personal life, as well as the rising action toward what would ...Show More

Martin Luther King Jr: Marching Forward | Bloody Birmingham

36:05 | May 24th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this sixth episode of our series on Martin Luther King Jr., we explore some of the key events in the march toward the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and King’s involvement in each, includi...Show More

Martin Luther King Jr: The Dragonslayer

29:11 | May 2nd, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this fifth episode of our series on Martin Luther King Jr., we explore the history of segregation and the singular event which launched King’s fame and gave him the platform to fight...Show More

Martin Luther King Jr: Rise of the MC | The PhD

18:48 | Apr 11th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this fourth episode of our series on Martin Luther King Jr., we explore King’s decision to ultimately pursue the ministry, his ordination, and the end of his formal education which c...Show More

Martin Luther King Jr: Cat & a Dude | Murder in Georgia

26:49 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this third episode of our series on Martin Luther King Jr., we explore King’s early experiences in college both academically and socially.  Then, two events take place in July of 194...Show More

Martin Luther King Jr: The Curtain | An Epiphany

29:00 | Mar 12th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this second episode of our series on Martin Luther King Jr., we explore a handful of stories from his youth that he himself considered seminal events and critical to who he later bec...Show More

Martin Luther King Jr: In the Blood

22:17 | Feb 24th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this first episode of our series on Martin Luther King Jr., we examine one of the more poignant stories of his life, as well as explore his lineage and the roots from which his gifts...Show More

Martin Luther King Jr: The Speech | Series Intro Show

17:47 | Feb 21st, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this intro show to our exploration of Martin Luther King Jr., we discuss details of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, as well as briefly cover some of the more poignant events that...Show More

John D. Rockefeller: The Cleveland Massacre

29:49 | Jan 17th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this fifth and final episode of our John D. Rockefeller series, we explore the rise of Standard Oil from a single refinery operation to one of the largest companies in the history of...Show More

John D. Rockefeller: Black Gold | Bold Move

27:54 | Jan 6th, 2017

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this fourth episode of a now five part series, we explore the big pivot Rockefeller makes into the oil refining business.  And amidst a number of competitors in the market, Rockefell...Show More

John D. Rockefeller: Servant to Master

28:41 | Dec 21st, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this third episode of a now four part series, we explore Rockefeller’s first three years as a bookkeeper in the business world…a time which he would later refer to as his “apprentice...Show More

John D. Rockefeller: Job Day | Beat the Streets

21:56 | Dec 6th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In the second episode of a three part series, we explore the ups and downs in the life of the young John D. Rockefeller… and it would be one of these down times that would serve as the ...Show More

John D. Rockefeller: Birth of a Capitalist

25:10 | Nov 30th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this first episode of a three part series, we explore the rough and humble beginnings of America’s most legendary capitalist, John D. Rockefeller.  His early years are anything but t...Show More

Abraham Lincoln: Work Tooth & Nail | A Letter

07:48 | Oct 21st, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this supplemental episode, we explore a letter that Abraham Lincoln wrote to his stepbrother when he was thirty-nine years old.  This letter once again puts on display Lincoln’s atti...Show More

Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln's Famous Failures | The Power of Perseverance

15:13 | Oct 21st, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this episode, we explore one of the greatest Presidents in United States history Abraham Lincoln.  Lincoln’s life is a study in the power of perseverance, and nowhere is that power b...Show More

Adolf Hitler: The Death of Evil | The Final Hours of the Fuhrer (Sneak Peek Preview)

15:02 | Oct 6th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this episode, you’ll hear a preview of our first ever donation show titled “Adolf Hitler: The Death of Evil | The Final Hours of the Fuhrer” – The full show is fifty minutes long and...Show More

BIG NEWS! | Show Update and Announcement

10:39 | Sep 26th, 2016

***Show update and Announcement - September 2016***

Galileo: The Trial | Science and Religion Collide

28:38 | Sep 14th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our second episode of the two part series on Galileo, we explore one of the most famous trials in all of history, the Trial of Galileo. It is during this trial that Galileo would form...Show More

Galileo: Stellar Soldier | The Day the Earth Didn't Stand Still

37:10 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this first episode of a two part series, we explore the life and achievements of Galileo Galilei. On a November night in 1609, Galileo became the first person to ever point a telescop...Show More

Che Guevara: Revolutions & Executions

53:18 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our final episode of the Che Guevara series, the Cuban Revolution takes center stage and Che and Castro lead the overthrow of the Batista regime. From there, we follow Che through the...Show More

Che Guevara: Comrades in Arms

32:10 | Aug 16th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our fifth episode of the Che Guevara series, Che meets the man everyone has been waiting for to arrive…Fidel Castro. Che and Castro find themselves kindred spirits, and their synergy ...Show More

Che Guevara: Escape from Guatemala | Enter Fidel Castro

30:38 | Aug 11th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our fourth episode of the Che Guevara series, Che leaves Argentina for good. He soon lands in Guatemala and finds himself under fire in the middle of a US sponsored invasion which is ...Show More

Che Guevara: The Motorcycle & Marx

32:50 | Jul 20th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our third episode of the Che Guevara series, Che sets out on his famous 5,000 mile motorcycle journey across the continent of South America. It is during this trip, seeing again the s...Show More

Che Guevara: Open Your Eyes

39:19 | Jul 1st, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our second episode of the Che Guevara series, we follow Che from the first few years of his life spent in the jungles of northern Argentina, through his wild adolescence in Alta Graci...Show More

Che Guevara: The Photo | Series Intro Show

14:08 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this introductory episode to our next series, we explore the story behind one of the most famous photos of the twentieth century, and the man with the famous gaze looking out from tha...Show More

Gandhi: Right vs. Might | Will vs. Weapons

26:00 | May 31st, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this second episode of a two part series, we continue our exploration into the life of Mahatma Gandhi. After spending the last twenty years of his life working as a barrister in South...Show More

Gandhi: The Calm Before the Storm

22:41 | May 19th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this first episode of a two part series, we begin our exploration into the life of one of the most influential people in modern history, Gandhi.  His early years in India, London, and...Show More

Socrates: Hemlock & a Cock

30:22 | Apr 6th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this episode, we explore the story chronicling the arrest, trial, and execution of one of the greatest philosophers in all of history…Socrates! There is more to this man than you wou...Show More

Leon Trotsky: The Assassination of a Revolutionary

32:23 | Feb 18th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this episode, we explore the incredible and violent story of the assassination of one of history’s most influential revolutionary figures… Leon Trotsky. This is a plot line right out...Show More

Benjamin Franklin: A Guide For Taking a Lover

19:07 | Feb 4th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this unique episode we explore a relatively unknown letter written by Benjamin Franklin in 1745 when he was just thirty-nine years old. The letter reveals a side of Franklin you may ...Show More

Rosa Parks: The Bus

21:57 | Feb 2nd, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this episode we explore one of the most important stories in American civil rights history… Rosa Parks and the bus! Everyone thinks they know what happened on that day in 1955, but t...Show More

Andrew Jackson: Two Guns | Against All Odds

18:30 | Jan 25th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this interlude episode, we explore the first ever assassination attempt on a sitting US President, as well as the first physical assault on a sitting US President. Both stories are in...Show More

Andrew Jackson: The Duel | Jackson v. Dickinson

14:34 | Jan 21st, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this episode we explore one of the best duel stories in all of American history… Andrew Jackson vs. Charles Dickinson! The story puts on vivid display the mental and physical toughnes...Show More

Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm | Scars

20:47 | Jan 20th, 2016

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our first episode of 2016, we explore a formative event in the wild life of the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. This story is titled “Scars” and it is the firs...Show More

Joan of Arc: Voices

25:58 | Dec 1st, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In this episode, we explore the life of Joan of Arc from her humble beginnings in a rural French village, to the Siege of Orleans, to her famous execution in 1431 in Rouen.   We hope you...Show More

Leonardo da Vinci: Priceless | Home for a Beautiful Mind

54:52 | Nov 9th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our sixth and FINAL episode of the Leonardo da Vinci series, we follow Leonardo as he paints the most famous piece of artwork ever produced by human hands…the Mona Lisa. After that we...Show More

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mysterious Supper | On the Road

33:23 | Oct 19th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our fifth episode of the Leonardo da Vinci series, we follow Leonardo as he starts work on The Last Supper, leaves Milan and returns to Florence after eighteen years, and then joins t...Show More

Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man | Uomo Universale

34:02 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our fourth episode of the Leonardo Da Vinci series, Leonardo puts on display a few other talents that he possesses. He also sets up his own studio in Milan and begins his ascent towar...Show More

Leonardo da Vinci: A Studio of His Own | Masterpieces in Milan

36:38 | Sep 14th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!   In our third episode of the Leonardo Da Vinci series, Leonardo has left the studio of Verrocchio after ten years as his formal apprentice and established his own studio.  But after a f...Show More

Leonardo da Vinci: Florence | The Apprentice

32:24 | Sep 8th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!   In our second episode of the Leonardo Da Vinci series, Leonardo has left Vinci to enter the studio of Verrocchio as a formal apprentice.  For the next ten years he works through his ap...Show More

Leonardo da Vinci: Disciple of Experience

28:36 | Aug 31st, 2015

Welcome back all history fans, to the Giants of History Podcast! In our second series, we study and explore one of the most famous people to ever walk the Earth...Leonardo Da Vinci! In episode #1, we cover Leonardo’s life from birth up until the age ...Show More

King Louis XVI: Portrait of an Execution

35:19 | Aug 24th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!   In our second standalone episode, we follow King Louis XVI of France through the last eighteen hours of his life, from the moment he is issued his sentence by the revolutionary gover...Show More

Pablo Picasso: Suicide in Paris | A Blue Story

33:04 | Aug 13th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our first ever stand-alone episode, we explore one of the most impactful stories in all of art history, and at the centerpiece of the narrative, is the one and only, Pablo Picasso. Vi...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: The River of Doubt | Into the Darkness

43:33 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!   In our tenth and final episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt heads to down to the Brazilian wilderness for one last great adventure where he is put to the ultimate physic...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: The Bull Moose

30:41 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!   In our ninth episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt goes to head to head with Taft for the GOP nomination in pursuit of a third term as president.  But when he fails to ge...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: End of an Era | The Law of Tooth & Claw

36:17 | Jul 27th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!   In our eighth episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt’s presidency winds down, but not without a torrent of battles, especially in regards to his efforts around the conserv...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: The Canal Heist | Peace & Prize

35:26 | Jul 27th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!   In our seventh episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt’s presidency proves to be one of pure action and event.  He mediates the coal miner’s strike in Pennsylvania, awaits ...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: The Oath | The Righteous Battle

41:10 | Jul 20th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our sixth episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt ascends to the presidency on the heels of McKinley's death to become the youngest President in history.  He immediately g...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: Bloody Breakfast | The Telegram

28:51 | Jul 20th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our fifth episode of the Theoore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt has just returned from Cuba and finds himself a national hero.  He political career gets back on track as he runs for Gove...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: War Ready | An American Hero

40:18 | Jul 13th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our fourth episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt returns once again to Washington, this time as Assistant Secretary of the Navy.  But soon after, the United States goes ...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: Fighting is Fun

33:12 | Jul 6th, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our third episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, Roosevelt returns from the Badlands and runs his first major campaign for Mayor of New York.  His writing career also takes off giv...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: The Greasy Levers | Like a Rocket

34:06 | Jul 1st, 2015

Welcome back all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our second episode of the Theodore Roosevelt series, we follow Roosevelt from the first ballot his name is ever on as a candidate for the New York State Assembly, through his first fe...Show More

Theodore Roosevelt: The Will | Made Strong

36:27 | Jul 1st, 2015

Welcome all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast! In our inaugural series, we introduce our first exploratory study...  Theodore Roosevelt In episode #1, we cover Roosevelt's life from his birth in 1858 through his baptism into politics just...Show More

Giants of History: Introductions, Information, and Additional Pleasantries

05:12 | Jul 1st, 2015

Welcome all history fans to the Giants of History Podcast!   My name is JT Fusco, and I’m the executive producer, as well as the voice of Giants of History.  We thought it would be valuable to provide a quick intro show for everyone so that you could...Show More