About the show

A look at history one year at a time, from as many angles as possible. Famous people, infamous people, obscure people; wars, revolutions, peace treaties, art, science, sports, religion. The big picture, in an entertaining podcast package.

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  • Our Fathers Lied: The Origins of World War I

    September 5th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 46 secs
    1919, american history, bonus episode, kaiser wilhelm ii, season 1, woodrow wilson, world history, world war i

    In August 1914, the world's most powerful nations stumbled into the most devastating war the world had ever known. But why? We examine the origins of the Great War as if it were a bar fight--an analogy that makes more sense than you might imagine.

  • 1919: A Time of Hope or a Time of Dread?

    September 3rd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  29 mins 40 secs
    1919, canadian history, season 1, w.b. yeats, world history, world war i

    Welcome to the Year That Was podcast, and welcome to the year 1919. It was time of enormous hope for some--the Great War had ended and there was a whole new world waiting to be build. But others saw nothing ahead but more violence, disease, hunger and fear. Who was right?

  • Welcome to The Year That Was

    August 12th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  18 mins 2 secs
    1919, american history, season 1, world history

    We think of history as a series of individual events--but really, history happens everywhere, all at once, at the same time. Welcome to The Year That Was, the podcast that looks history as it was really experienced, one year at time. We're starting with 1919, a year of peace and war, disease and discovery, hope and anxiety.