History

Omitted

Corey Constable

+17 FANS

Omitted is a weekly history podcast, exploring the lost stories behind history's biggest events. These are the stories that have been omitted from the narrative. These are the tales that could soon be forgotten. For that reason, they must be told.

Best
Newest
Looking for recently uploaded episodes
S4E2 - San Nicolas

28:37 | Aug 21st, 2017

61 miles off the coast of Southern California lies the tiny island of San Nicolas. It's a military island and we aren't supposed to be there, but this week, I'm still feeling pretty anarchist after our time on Tristan da Cunha. I want to tell you the...Show More

S4E1 - Tristan da Cunha

36:16 | Aug 14th, 2017

It’s vacation time! For the first leg of our journey, we’re heading south of the equator to the remotest inhabited island on the planet. Settled by Americans and Britons, Tristan da Cunha lies 1200 miles from its nearest neighbors, smack dab in the m...Show More

S3E10 - Malcolm X (Pt 2)

32:34 | Jul 31st, 2017

In the final episode of the season, we're picking up where we left off last week, to finish out the story of a man whose name is certainly well-known, but whose philosophy and story have been purposely omitted. Check out the beginning of the episode ...Show More

S3E9 - Malcolm Little (Pt 1)

23:10 | Jul 24th, 2017

When Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925, he was immediately met with instability. That instability followed him for most of his life, until he found a new faith in Allah. That new faith sparked a passion that hadn't existed before. It's a passio...Show More

S3E8 - Two Rows Back

21:29 | Jul 17th, 2017

Disclaimer: This episode contains talk of consensual sexual themes but may not be appropriate for young audiences. Dr Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech was without a doubt the most famous of his entire career, but without the help of a ...Show More

S3E7 - Claudette

17:23 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Rosa Parks hadn't planned to be arrested the day she boarded her bus, and neither had Claudette Colvin. While Mrs Parks is remembered for her bravery and activism, Claudette's name has been all but forgotten--which is curious, because without Claudet...Show More

S3E6 - Five Little Words

17:52 | Jun 26th, 2017

Five little words. Five little one-syllable words were all it took to rally Joseph McNeil’s friends and inspire a protest. In his dorm room at North Carolina A&T, with his roommate still half asleep in bed, he uttered five little words. Music: "Ever...Show More

A Hui Hou

38:36 | Oct 30th, 2017

This month, I've been telling you stories about things that scare me, but I've saved this one for the last, for this Halloween week, because for me, it's by far the scariest. This is the final episode of Omitted. This is the story of me. --- Mus...Show More

True Horror E3 - Orphaned at Sea

24:31 | Oct 23rd, 2017

CW: Murder, Suicide It was the vacation of a lifetime for the Duperrault family--a full week in the Caribbean sun. Arthur had always dreamed of taking his kids out on the water, but for one of them, that dream would soon be a nightmare. --- Music:...Show More

True Horror - A Single Spark

23:41 | Oct 9th, 2017

America's third coast was in its heyday and Robert Murray Battenfield was excited to see it. But when a single spark caused chaos and confusion, Christmas break was cut short. It's a lesson learned the hard way--one we're still learning 100 years lat...Show More

True Horror E1 - Anamotazu

16:15 | Oct 2nd, 2017

The village of Rokusen-sawa is a ghost town today, but unlike most ghost towns, it wasn't a decline in industry or lack of resources that led to its downfall. It's perfectly hospitable, aside from the monster that lurks in the hills. This is the sto...Show More

S4E5 - Tanna

23:33 | Sep 25th, 2017

This week, we're heading back to the South Pacific, to an island that's lost in time. There's a mix of old Melanesian Tanna with some... odd... and recently-developed religious practices. WWII airmen and the British royal family have shaped this plac...Show More

S4E4 - Wrangel Island

27:34 | Sep 18th, 2017

A few times over the course of Wrangel Island's history, individuals have been left completely alone, but this Arctic isle is the last place you'd want that. If the heat doesn't kill you, then the cold just might. It depends on your species and your ...Show More

S4E3 - Moloka'i

26:14 | Sep 11th, 2017

Aloha! Pehea 'oe? E komo mai o Moloka'i! This week, we're heading to my favorite place in the world--the Hawaiian islands, to a peninsula paradise that was once hell on earth for thousands of people. This was the land where most men were afraid to go...Show More

S3E5 - P-R-E-J-U-D-I-C-E

18:59 | Jun 5th, 2017

Last week, 291 elementary and middle schoolers from all over the world descended upon National Harbor, Maryland for one of the United States’s most time-honored and spellbinding competitions--the Scripp's National Spelling Bee. In the end Ananya Vina...Show More

S3E4 - The Green Book

14:46 | May 29th, 2017

I took to the road this week to meet a listener for the very first time. We met in a somewhat unconventional place, but it's exactly what I needed to get me out of the house. Road trips aren't my favorite concept, but in my research for this week’s e...Show More

S3E3 - Mississippi Murder

34:31 | May 22nd, 2017

Last week, we headed down south to Mississippi, to hear the story of Miss Endesha Ida Mae Holland and this week, we’re heading back, about two and a half hours southeast of Greenwood to the town of Meridian, where in 1964, the nation’s focus was dire...Show More

S3E2 - Ida Mae

36:18 | May 15th, 2017

When Endesha Ida Mae Holland died on January 25, 2006, her passing was acknowledged with very little fanfare. It wasn't until 6 days later that many people knew her name. But if you had told an eleven year old Ida Mae that she would go on to do so mu...Show More

S3E1 - Crisis in Levittown

20:41 | May 8th, 2017

It's not hard to believe that states that fought for the confederacy in the civil war might be the ones most likely to hold on to those tired beliefs, but they're by no means the only ones. In this first episode of season three, we're traveling north...Show More

OS E5 - Private Property

11:06 | Apr 24th, 2017

Let's face it, we can all be a little petty. But the family behind New York City's smallest piece of property took "petty" to a whole new level. This is the story of the Vorhes and the mark its owners left behind.  --- Music: "Covert Affair" "Thinkin...Show More

OS E4 - It is Well With My Soul

07:43 | Apr 19th, 2017

One of my favorite songs in the entire world was written by a man named Horatio Spafford in 1873. He was a lawyer and a real estate investor and a Presbyterian church elder. By all measures, a shining example of someone who had achieved the American ...Show More

OS E3 - The King of Beaver Island

20:42 | Apr 10th, 2017

Beaver Island lies about 32 miles off the coast of Michigan, smack dab in the middle of the two peninsulas. Its population of 657 people have a total of eight restaurants to choose from, but that’s really only during the summer. It’s the type of plac...Show More

OS E2 - Before the Bard

11:23 | Apr 3rd, 2017

He was a poet and a scholar, but more than anything, Sir Thomas Wyatt was a lover. When he fell in love with one of King Henry VIII's prospects, he shaped not only his own life, but also yours. Hear how this sixteenth century love triangle shaped hum...Show More

OS E1 - Customer Complaint

07:10 | Mar 27th, 2017

In the first off-season episode of Omitted, we're going back in time nearly 4,000 years. We'll discuss ancient aliens, highlight the origins of our creation stories, and hear some of the oldest-known text that exists on this planet. We'll hear how th...Show More

S2E12 - Aftermath

15:54 | Mar 20th, 2017

In the final episode of season two, we hear the horrifying details of the aftermath of that infamous day. Beyond that, though, we should stop and reflect on the true aftermath. The ultimate outcome. The real reason that December 7, 1941 will forever ...Show More

S2E11 - (Un)known

17:42 | Mar 20th, 2017

In April of 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced a lofty new plan. 73 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the agency would return to the scene of the disaster and perform a duty that, for multiple reasons, wouldn’t have been poss...Show More

S2E10 - Internment (Part 2)

21:28 | Mar 6th, 2017

I hadn't planned to write this episode. On the contrary, I had been hoping to use this week as an opportunity to close up the season and be on my way to telling the stories of the Civil Rights Movement in season three. But toward the end of my resear...Show More

S2E9 - Internment

21:49 | Feb 27th, 2017

"When the war is over and we consider calmly this unprecedented migration of 120,000 people, we as Americans are going to regret the unavoidable injustices that we may have done.” - Milton Eisenhower And boy, was he right? --- Music: Organic Meditati...Show More

S2E8 - Washed Up

17:49 | Feb 20th, 2017

Waimanalo Beach is a haven for O'ahu's locals today--a spot where they can go to get away from the crowds. It's not too busy, but it still sees action. On December 7, 1941, as Pearl Harbor was attacked from above, a group of men set out to attack it ...Show More

S2 Listener Mail

13:45 | Feb 13th, 2017

Listener Mail was one of my biggest episodes in season one, so I'm giving you one for season two as well. In this one, we'll have a Hawaiian language lesson, talk about the progress Omitted is making, and you'll hear a very special announcement regar...Show More

Learn Your Lesson

03:56 | Feb 9th, 2017

"Because if we don't learn from History Channel, we're doomed to repeat History Channel." - Blake Anderson --- Music: “Revival," Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/li...Show More

S2E6 - By Blood

13:23 | Feb 6th, 2017

On that Sunday afternoon, as news of the attack spread across US airwaves, thousands of USS Arizona families gathered together in their homes--crowded into their living rooms, radios tuned in with the hopes of hearing word that their loved one had be...Show More

S2E5 - Friendly Fire

08:24 | Jan 30th, 2017

Those anti-aircraft shells didn't always hit their target. Sometimes they missed. Sometimes they barreled through the sky past the plane they’d been destined for and continued inland, unable to be stopped, and they landed wherever their trajectory wo...Show More

S2E4 - Itascatown

18:49 | Jan 16th, 2017

1600 miles southwest of Honolulu, a pair of recent high school graduates found themselves stranded on tiny, rat-infested Howland Island. For two months, they dealt with unexpected visits by Japanese bombers, stripping them of their shelter and their ...Show More

S2E3 - 7:47 AM

05:24 | Jan 9th, 2017

All was well at 7:47 AM, the last minute that Pearl Harbor knew peace. --- http://instagram.com/omittedpodcast http://facebook.com/omittedpodcast --- Music: bensound.com

S2E2 - Ni'ihau

22:09 | Dec 19th, 2016

153 miles west of Pearl Harbor sits the tiny, red dirt island of Ni'ihau. On a normal Sunday morning, its residents were surprised to find themselves joined by a visitor--one who spoke very little English and was very much unwelcome. The island is ka...Show More

S2E1 - Pu'uloa

08:11 | Dec 12th, 2016

Let's go back in time, before Pearl Harbor was ever called "Pearl." Before white colonists ever called the island "home." To a time when shark gods still protected Hawai'i and looked out for the people who lived on the 'āina. This is the story of Pu'...Show More

S2E0 - Infamy: Tales from Pearl Harbor

04:22 | Dec 7th, 2016

December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. Those words were first written 75 years ago today. Thus begins the second season of Omitted. --- Music: Blue Paint Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) (Slowed 35%) Licensed under Creative Commons: By At...Show More

S1E12 - In Short

17:43 | Nov 14th, 2016

That's it for season one, folks. In the final episode in this season on Titanic, we hear the stories of Dorothy Gibson, Joseph Laroche, Robert Hopkins, and Mary Costin. --- Music: Almost in F Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Co...Show More

S1E11 - Arthur Rostron

12:27 | Nov 7th, 2016

Many heroes were born on the night of April 14, 1912, but none so highly regarded as Arthur Rostron. --- Music: Music for Manatees Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/...Show More

Giveaway episode: Fuel

03:41 | Oct 24th, 2016

Would you like to win a piece of Titanic's history? Find out how in this week's short.

S1E10 - Collapsible B

24:21 | Oct 24th, 2016

Is there anything scary than being stuck in a lifeboat at sea? It turns out there is... Harold Bride, Charles Lightoller, Archibald Gracie, and Jack Thayer are four of the 30 men who experienced two sinkings in a single night. Hear their story. --- M...Show More

S1E9 - Shut Up

17:37 | Oct 17th, 2016

“Shut up!” We've all said it. Whether to a sibling or a friend, or God forbid, to a parent or teacher. I doubt there's a single person who hasn't expressed this annoyance at someone. And to some degree, vocalizing those two words comes with consequen...Show More

S1E8 - Sail Mail

09:57 | Oct 10th, 2016

The RMS in RMS Titanic stood for Royal Mail Ship. She was the grandest post office at sea, with a first-rate sorting room, and the best crew that $1000 a year could buy. They were never better than on the night of April 14th, though. In this episode,...Show More

S1E7 - Violet Jessop

14:27 | Sep 26th, 2016

Violet Jessop had always been a lucky woman. That luck would serve her well as she sailed the world as a stewardess on various ships. But her time spent working for White Star Line was when that luck was needed the most. --- Music:"Relaxing Piano Mus...Show More

S1E6 - Frank Browne

12:57 | Sep 19th, 2016

Father Frank Browne was a curious man--not exactly a quality one would expect to find in a Jesuit priest. When he was given first-class passage aboard Titanic, he had no idea that the photos he would take would have so much historical significance to...Show More

S1E5 - Listener Mail

15:13 | Sep 12th, 2016

I decided to take a moment (while I'm under the weather) to answer some questions from listeners. Hear my favorite story from the Titanic, and why I can't write an episode about it. Hear about how nerdy I was in third grade. Hear about how I put toge...Show More

S1E4 - The Titanic Waifs

14:59 | Sep 6th, 2016

Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries immediately following the sinking of the ship, this is the tale of two boys, orphaned by the disaster and left in a country where they didn't speak the language and no one knew their names. Hear their incredible s...Show More

S1E3 - Eliza Hocking

10:43 | Aug 29th, 2016

Eliza Hocking was a profoundly unlucky woman. Sure, she survived the sinking of Titanic, but not without losing a lot in the process. --- Written, produced, and edited by Corey Constable, with special thanks to the Delaware County District Library fo...Show More

S1E2 - Masabumi Hosono

15:00 | Aug 22nd, 2016

Masabumi Hosono was the only Japanese passenger aboard Titanic when she set sail. He survived the disaster, but was that a good thing? Today, we would say yes, but 1912 had different ideas about race and honor. --- Written, produced, and edited by Co...Show More

S1E1 - David Blair

10:43 | Aug 15th, 2016

David Blair was in a hurry to leave the ship. And who can blame him? --- Written, produced, and edited by Corey Constable, with special thanks to the Delaware County District Library for providing the space and resources to create the show. Music: Me...Show More

S1E0 - Intro

03:10 | Aug 13th, 2016

The very first episode of Omitted, a weekly podcast where we’ll discuss some of the lesser-known stories behind historic events we all thought we knew. Season one: The Unsinkable. — Written, produced, and edited by Corey Constable, with special thank...Show More