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History According to Bob Podcast by Bob Packett

History According to Bob Podcast

by Bob Packett

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Professor Bob Packett has been teaching history for thirty years. His passion for history permeates his entire life, from the thousands of primary resouce materials in his personal library, to his collection of historical artifacts. Professor Bob loves to tell stories of the real people behind the often sterile descriptions found in history texts. His conversational style, filled with anecdotes, quips, and humor, will bring to life the characters of history.

Now, through the technology of podcasting, you can also enjoy what Professor Bob's students have been enjoying for years — history that comes alive.


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Voluminous and usually good
Reviewer AnneTheMan
 December 19, 2007
Bob Packett is a college history professor that simply cannot stop talking. He delivers history lectures, with sources, on a daily basis, touching on all corners of history.
Be on the look out for thematical series. French revolution was very good. World War 1 is fantastic. I am looking forward to the Franks.
The American Presidents, on the other hand, I found tedious.
Last but not least, there is always a good laugh with the famous mistresses of history. You haven't heard History according to Bob if you haven't heard Bob say the word 'unfortunately'.

Seth Anderson
Reviewer Seth Anderson
 February 17, 2006
History According to Bob is a short but sweet podcast in which the charming Bob Packett briefly goes over randomly chosen historical tidbits that he's come across in his 30 years as a history teacher. Do you want a sample? Well have you ever found yourself wondering what governed German U-Boat etiquette during World War 1? Interested in Mayan creationist myth? How about the time the Russians created a CIRCULAR war ship that unintentionally turned into a spinning top on its maiden voyage? These are the different topics Bob goes over for your pleasure, and I have to say, the show wouldn't work nearly as well if it weren't for bob's personality. He reminds me of my favorite teachers: kinda nerdy, but self aware and ultimately a gas to learn from. He ends each podcast with a thank you and a genuine hope that everyone enjoys what he's had to say. This is a valuable podcast, not only for the information imparted, but also because of the personality that brings it to life. Yes, Bob coughs and pauses during his delivery, but in the end, he's part of the reason podcasting is so vibrant and alive. Instead of hearing scripted, polished news that's as dry as a fossil, we hear a real teacher sharing his passion with the hope that listeners will benefit from what's he's found. Best of all, this information is totally free.

J.E.
Reviewer J.E.
 February 17, 2006
Think about the smartest friend you've got. Now imagine that friend explaining an important historical event, term, or process to you. His or her explanation would probably be pretty conversational and understandable rather than stiff and scholarly. Well, that's exactly how the History According to Bob Podcast plays. Listening to Bob talk about history is like listening to an old friend.

I have listened to two shows now, and am planning on subscribing. I learned several obscure tidbits about papal indulgences and the founding of Rome that I never knew before. Best of all, at the end of the podcast, Bob recites a couple of book titles or website addresses in case the listener wants to learn a bit more about the day's topic. This a very educational and interesting podcast.

personalmedia
Reviewer personalmedia
 February 17, 2006
I listened to several of the History According to Bob Podcasts. I’m not a huge fan of history, but I found each podcast truly interesting. Bob has a vast knowledge of history and a large repertoire of historical anecdotes. He really has a personable teaching style and his passion for history is contagious.

Bob’s podcasts aren’t very long, but he packs each one with tons of information. The topics he covers in his broadcasts are varied. I especially enjoyed the show on “Thor – More Than A Guy with a Hammer” because I enjoy learning about mythology. Bob’s podcasts will undoubtedly attract a lot of fans. History buffs will definitely want to subscribe to this podcast for some great entertainment.

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Financing the Central Pacific Railroad

Author: Bob Packett
Fri, Jan 20, 2017


This show is about the methods of financing the Central Pacific Railroad.

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Battle of Ligny Part 4

Author: Bob Packett
Thu, Jan 19, 2017


This show is Part 4 of 6 on the Battle of Ligny.

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Punic War Consequences Part 4 Social Change

Author: Bob Packett
Wed, Jan 18, 2017


This show is Part 4 of an unknown number on the consequences of the Punic Wars.This show is about social change.

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French Naval Offensive 1339

Author: Bob Packett
Tue, Jan 17, 2017


This show is about the French naval offesnive for 1339.

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German Homefront

Author: Bob Packett
Mon, Jan 16, 2017


This show is about the German Homefront.

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Lysimachus on the Offensive

Author: Bob Packett
Sat, Jan 14, 2017


This show is about Lysimachus invasion of Antigonus territory in Anatolia.

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The Pacific Associates

Author: Bob Packett
Fri, Jan 13, 2017


This show is about the men who built the Central Pacific Railroad, known as the Pacific Associates.

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Battle of Ligny Part 3

Author: Bob Packett
Thu, Jan 12, 2017


This show is 3 of 6 on the Battle of Ligny.

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Punic War Consequences Part 3 Ranches

Author: Bob Packett
Wed, Jan 11, 2017


This show is 3 of an unknown number of the consequences of the Punic War.This show is about the Saltus or ranches.

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French Plan to Invade England in 1339

Author: Bob Packett
Tue, Jan 10, 2017


This show is about a French plan to invade England in 1339.

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Speer and the German War Economy

Author: Bob Packett
Mon, Jan 09, 2017


This show is about Albert Speer and his battles to make the german war economy work.

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What the Heck Is Going On?

Author: Bob Packett
Sat, Jan 07, 2017


This show is about issues with the website and all sorts of other things.

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Western Railroad Entrepreneurs

Author: Bob Packett
Mon, Jan 02, 2017


This show is about the Western Railroad Entrepreneurs.

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Battle of Ligny Part 2

Author: Bob Packett
Thu, Dec 29, 2016


This show is part 2 of 6 on the Battle of Ligny.

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Punic War Conseuqences Part 2

Author: Bob Packett
Wed, Dec 28, 2016


This show is part 2 of unknown on the Punic War Consequences.This show is on Latfundia.

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French Gascony Campaign 1338 and 1339 Part 2

Author: Bob Packett
Tue, Dec 27, 2016


This show is part 2 of 2 on the French Gascony campaign 1338 and 1339.

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German Occupation of Russia

Author: Bob Packett
Mon, Dec 26, 2016


This show is the German occupation of Russia .

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Battle of Ligny Part 1

Author: Bob Packett
Thu, Dec 22, 2016


This show is part 1 of 4 on the Battle of Ligny .

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Punic War Consequences Part 1

Author: Bob Packett
Wed, Dec 21, 2016


This show is part 1 of unknown number on the consequences of the Punic Wars on Rome .

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French Gascony Campaign 1338 to 1339 Part 1

Author: Bob Packett
Tue, Dec 20, 2016


This show is part 1 of 2 on the French attack on Gascony 1338 into 1339 .

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German Reorganization of Poland

Author: Bob Packett
Mon, Dec 19, 2016


This show is about the reorganization of Poland by the Nazis and the internal power struggle between Reich leaders .

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Lysimachus Part 3

Author: Bob Packett
Sat, Dec 17, 2016


This show is part 3 of 3 on Lysimachus .

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The West The New Economic Frontier

Author: Bob Packett
Fri, Dec 16, 2016


This show is about the West as the new frontier for making wealth .

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The Allies Finally React

Author: Bob Packett
Thu, Dec 15, 2016


This show is about the reaction of Wellington and Blucher to Napoleon and his invasion .

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Aftermath of the Fall of Carthage

Author: Bob Packett
Wed, Dec 14, 2016


This show is about the aftermath of the Fall of Carthage .

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French Naval Offensive Fall 1338 Part 2

Author: Bob Packett
Tue, Dec 13, 2016


This show is part 2 of 2 on the French Fall Naval campaign of 1338 .

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German Governance of Occupied Territories

Author: Bob Packett
Mon, Dec 12, 2016


This show is about how the Germans tried to govern their conquests.

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Lysimachus Part 2

Author: Bob Packett
Sat, Dec 10, 2016


This show is about the rise of Lysimachus this is show 2 of 3.

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French Move Forward

Author: Bob Packett
Thu, Dec 08, 2016


This show is about the French pressing on Toward Quatre Gras and Ligny.

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The Fall of Carthage

Author: Bob Packett
Wed, Dec 07, 2016


This show is about the final capture of Carthage by the Romans.

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Invasion of Russia Part 3

Author: Bob Packett
Mon, Dec 05, 2016


This show is part 3 of 3 on the German Invasion of Russia.

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Lysimachus Part 1

Author: Bob Packett
Sat, Dec 03, 2016


This show is part 1 of 3 on the rise of Lysimachus.

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Wellington Makes a Mistake

Author: Bob Packett
Thu, Dec 01, 2016


This show is about Wellington making an early error.

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Roman Assualts on Carthage 147BC to 146BC

Author: Bob Packett
Wed, Nov 30, 2016


This show is about Roman attacks on Carthage from 147 to 146 BC.

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French Naval Offensive 1338 Part 1

Author: Bob Packett
Tue, Nov 29, 2016


This show is 1 of probably 2 on the French naval Offensive of 1338.

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Invasion of Russia Part 2

Author: Bob Packett
Mon, Nov 28, 2016


This show is 2 of probably 5 on the Russian Invasion.

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Holiday Chat

Author: Bob Packett
Sun, Nov 27, 2016


This show is my yearly holiday chat.

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Demetrius Campaign in Greece 302 BC

Author: Bob Packett
Sat, Nov 26, 2016


This show is about Demetrius Camapign in Greece in 302 BC.

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Edward Saves The Alliance

Author: Bob Packett
Tue, Nov 22, 2016


This show is Edward III attempts to keep his alliance with the Low Countries alive.

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Invasion of Russia Part 1

Author: Bob Packett
Mon, Nov 21, 2016


This show is part 1 of 5 on the Invasion of Russia By Hitler.

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New Cd's and Thumbdrives

Author: Bob Packett
Sat, Aug 15, 2015


This show is about the 8 new cd's that have just come out and the new thumbdrive options .

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Lost Me On Itunes? Try This.

Author: Bob Packett
Sat, Aug 15, 2015


This show is about trying to help people who have lost History According to Bob on Itunes .

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: H006663