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History That Doesn't Suck

HTDS is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriously researched, hard-hitting survey of American history through entertaining stories. To keep up with History That Doesn’t Suck news, check us out on Facebook and Instagram: @Historythatdoesntsuck; on Twitter: @HTDSpod; or online at htdspodcast.com. Support the podcast at Patreon.com/historythatdoesntsuck.

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Recent Episodes of History That Doesn't Suck


156: The Presidency of “Silent” Cal Coolidge

156: The Presidency of “Silent” Cal Coolidge

“I believe I can swing it.”


This is the story of the Coolidge Administration.


Calvin Coolidge isn’t the most talkative guy–he’s painfully shy, to be frank–but “Silent Cal” does care deeply about public service. Over the years, the thrifty, hard-working New Englander moves up the ranks, from municipal offices to state offices, until, as Massachusetts Governor, he’s asked to join Warren G. Harding’s run for the White House. When the scandalous, playboy President meets an untimely end, family man Cal suddenly finds himself President of the Uni...

Episode 20 May 2024 1h, 33s


155: The Life & Times of Warren G. Harding & The Teapot Dome Scandal

155: The Life & Times of Warren G. Harding & The Teapot Dome Scandal

“If you knew of a great scandal in our administration, would you for the good of the country and the party expose it publicly or would you bury it?” 


This is the story of a brilliant man’s presidency and the greatest presidential scandal to precede Watergate. This is the story of Warren G. Harding and the Teapot Dome Scandal.


Growing up in Ohio, Warren–or little “Winnie,” as his mom calls him–shows his brilliance from day one. The smart, charismatic, and handsome boy grows up to become a newspaperman...

Episode 6 May 2024 1h, 6m and 52s


154: An Epilogue Discussion with Ben Sawyer

154: An Epilogue Discussion with Ben Sawyer

The Prof. sits down with fellow Prof. Ben Sawyer of the Road to Now Podcast and Middle Tennessee State University to chat through the last volume episodes. Russia, the Red Scare, the second Klan, and more, while Ben gets Greg to share behind-the-scenes details on the writing process. Enjoy!


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Episode 22 April 2024 1h, 1m and 1s


153: West Virginia’s Mine Wars: From Trouble in Matewan to the Battle of Blair Mountain

153: West Virginia’s Mine Wars: From Trouble in Matewan to the Battle of Blair Mountain

“I want to say make no settlement until they sign up that every bloody murderer of a guard has got to go.”


This is the story of the largest uprising in the United States since the Civil War.


As unions spread across the Progressive-Era United States, West Virginia mine owners manage to keep them out. They have some good reasons (tough margins) and some less savory ones … like their preference for an oppressive “mine guard system” in “company towns” that effectively removes civil government and private ownership, and reduces the American c...

Episode 8 April 2024 1h, 2m and 6s


152: The Second Ku Klux Klan: Racism, Anti-Semitism, & Anti-Catholicism in the 1920s

152: The Second Ku Klux Klan: Racism, Anti-Semitism, & Anti-Catholicism in the 1920s

“Every official except one elected yesterday at the first municipal election of this borough had been endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan.”


This is the story of the Second Ku Klux Klan.


It’s been nearly half a century since the Third Enforcement Act killed off the Klan in 1871. But amid Jim Crow segregation in 1915, the lynching of a Jewish Georgian Leo Frank, coupled with a new film, The Birth of a Nation, inspires William Simmons to resurrect the Klan. 


This new Klan has a longe...

Episode 25 March 2024 1h, 2m and 34s


151: The First Red Scare - Bombings, The Palmer Raids, Eugene Debs, and J. Edgar Hoover

151: The First Red Scare - Bombings, The Palmer Raids, Eugene Debs, and J. Edgar Hoover

“Palmer, do not let this country see red.”


This is the story of America’s First Red Scare. On June 2, 1919, Attorney General Mitchell Palmer is just going to bed when the first floor of his home is blown apart. It was a bomb, and part of a larger plot to attack several national leaders. It’s the work of anarchists.


Shaken to the core, Mitch is determined to use his position as AG to rid the nation of such extremist, violent leftists–anarchists, Bolsheviks, and the like. Mitch turns to the Bur...

Episode 11 March 2024 1h, 2m and 22s


150: The Great War’s Aftermath: Coming Home, The Spanish Flu, & The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

150: The Great War’s Aftermath: Coming Home, The Spanish Flu, & The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

“I keep wondering if the Unknown Soldier is one of my men.”


This is the story of the United States coping with and facing the aftermath of World War I.


The American Expeditionary Force in France is breaking up but that means a lot of different things as doughboys occupy Germany, go fight in Russia, convalesce, or just head home. If only going home was so easy–for many, it’s a hard transition back to civilian life. One of the few familiar things they find in the States is a dea...

Episode 26 February 2024 1h, 3m and 42s


11 (Second Edition): Southern (Dis)comfort & Global Conflict in 1779

11 (Second Edition): Southern (Dis)comfort & Global Conflict in 1779

“I reject your proposals … and shall defend myself to the last extremity.”


This Is the story of the Revolution’s new hot spot: the South.


After failing to crush the rebellion in the northern or middle states, British leaders hope to score some quick victories in the South, which they believe to be more loyal. Drawing support from loyalist and enslaved Americans, this new “Southern Strategy” enjoys a strong start as Savannah falls in late 1778.


Other events around the world are changing the war too. A Frenc...

Episode 12 February 2024 1h, 5s


10 (Second Edition): Duels, the Trials of Valley Forge, & the Battle of Monmouth

10 (Second Edition): Duels, the Trials of Valley Forge, & the Battle of Monmouth

“Stand fast, my boys, and receive your enemy!”


This is the story of a miserable winter at Valley Forge (1777-78), a possible conspiracy, and George Washington’s last major battle before Yorktown.


Continental Commander George Washington is loved by many in Congress and the Army. But he has his enemies too. Some see a path to pushing George out of leadership–but will this so-called “Conway Cabal,” which happens while Continental soldiers are freezing and starving to death, actually work? Either way, it will inspire one of the two duels we’ll...

Episode 29 January 2024 57m and 56s


9 (Second Edition): 1777—The Battle of Princeton, the Saratoga Campaign, & the Battles of Brandywine & Germantown

9 (Second Edition): 1777—The Battle of Princeton, the Saratoga Campaign, & the Battles of Brandywine & Germantown

“If old England is not by this lesson taught humility, then she is an obstinate old slut, bent upon her ruin.” - Horatio Gates


This is the story of 1777’s Saratoga and Philadelphia campaigns. 


Playboy and playwright General "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne is leading a Canadian-based invasion of upstate New York–and it's a tale of egos. From Britain’s Gentleman Johnny to America’s Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold, a lot of Generals are looking out for "number one." But Saratoga is more than that; its outcome will help Ben Franklin...

Episode 15 January 2024 1h, 1m and 50s

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