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Great Speeches in History Podcast

Great Speeches in History Podcast

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Great Speeches in History is a podcast devoted to the great thinkers, statesman and other public orators that have graced us throughout history with their words. Each week LearnOutLoud.com will offer up a new speech in audio format.


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Great!
Reviewer oldfordfreak
 March 01, 2014
I am making it my life's mission for a couple of months to memorize the I Have a Dream speech. The reviewer below will serve as an interesting example of how conservative media had caused many US citizens to forget what their country is about.

Some good ones, some bad
Reviewer notavictim
 February 03, 2014
There are some great speeches in this podcast, and a lot of bad ones. I guess it makes some sense to have Obama speeches on here, because he does lie well. But they're not great speeches to anyone who has any idea about the world around them. Funny that one reviewer actually tried to take the stance about seeking the truth and bias in media. Obama, along with most other presidents in our history, are great liars and no president has used public school propaganda and the media to hide their lies and true intentions better than B.O. He is a tyrant and he hates freedom, like many other presidents in our country's very short history.

Proud to Be American
Reviewer rtyler_wade
 February 23, 2011
I am very happy to see the speeches of President Obama on here! I believe he sees the true ideas and values that the United States were actually founded on. So many people believe what they have been brought up to believe by the propaganda of the media and lies in our history books. Obama stands for the true freedom of the american way and the ability that each person should be able to pursue that freedom. The people of america have become blinded to the true concerns of the world and are too quickly swayed by the media and the lies they broadcast in order to make PROFIT. If the average person would take action and seek out the TRUTH regarding our nation and the values and beliefs of our forefathers, they would soon be in awe of the great damage that has been done, little by little, to this GREAT COUNTRY. I believe OBAMA has realized this and is doing the BEST he is able to do to combat against any further damage. He is has embrassed CHANGE, just as WE ALL SHOULD, in hopes of a greater tomorrow and a better today.

Amazing podcast!
Reviewer mokeee
 February 21, 2011
And I do appreciate you including Obama's speeches. To all of you who are offended by it: As a queer American I am not particularly fond of Reagan, however I would never fault this free service for including any of his speeches. '

My favorite speech of all time is Ted Kennedy's Eulogy for Robert Kennedy. Thank you so much for having it! I was trying to look for it the other day but youtube only had a terrible version with background music that was louder than the speech!

Misunderestimating Obama
Reviewer MichB1
 October 07, 2010
My wings took dream hearing Obama speak during the campaign.

My financial situation was, and has been, uniquely American.

He may be a little stiltulated at times, but at the very least, he didn't tell lie after lie after lie.

Future historiators will scratch their heads at all the people who bought Bush's line: I guess it's a case of "fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again."

Obama 2004 DNC Keynote Address
Reviewer Ybeat1
 March 19, 2010
political prefernces aside, I fundementally disagree with 'klobbs' assessment of this speech. It is both inspiring and clear indicator of the fact that Obama has an opportunity to be one of the great leaders of the modern world.

Obama
Reviewer klobbs
 June 25, 2009
I'm disappointed that the Obama speech was included in this category. Okay so the speech was delivered okay, but first of all it wasn't a great speech, second it was all delivered from a teleprompter, thereby negating the "great" part, and third it was delivered way too recently to deserve putting it in the "classics" archives.

Great Speeches in History Podcast - JFK's death G021306
Reviewer Cristiane
 June 18, 2008
I was shocked and emotioned when I first listened to it. I am Brazilian and I simply love the American Culture. I am so proud to say that I have lived in US/NYC for 9 years.
I am passing on this great learning to my students here down in Brazil! Thanks LearnOutLoud for giving us access to such a great history. God Bless America!
Cristiane

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  • I Have a Dream
    Tue, Aug 27, 2013


    This podcast features Martin Luther King Jr's landmark I Have A Dream Speech, delivered on August 28th, 1963.

  • The King's Speech
    Thu, Jul 21, 2011


    This podcast features the original King's Speech delivered by King George VI on September 3, 1939.

  • A Time for Choosing
    Fri, Feb 11, 2011


    This speech is offered by AmericanRhetoric.com. This famous speech was delivered by Ronald Reagan during the 1964 U.S. presidential election campaign on behalf of Republican candidate Barry Goldwater. In the speech Reagan delivers a powerful message against socialism and the expanding influence of the U.S. government in many sectors of American life. He also presents his case for using peace through strength to win the Cold War and defend democratic freedom against the expanding communism of the Soviet Union. You can now download and listen to over 30 audio books and speeches by America's 40th President Ronald Reagan on LearnOutLoud.com.

  • Washington's Farewell Address
    Mon, May 10, 2010


    George Washington's Farewell address, published in 1796. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • The Ballot or the Bullet
    Fri, Mar 19, 2010


    The Ballot or the Bullet delivered in 1964. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • Beyond Vietnam
    Mon, Jan 18, 2010


    Beyond Vietnam, Delivered 4 April 1967,at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • America's Thanksgiving
    Fri, Nov 06, 2009


    America's Thanksgiving delivered by Sir Winston Churchill

  • Eulogy for Robert Francis Kennedy
    Mon, Aug 31, 2009


    Ted Kennedy's eulogy for his brother Robert F. Kennedy following his assasination.

  • The Gettysburg Address
    Thu, Jul 02, 2009


    The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln as recited by Colin Powell. This audio presentation is provided by American Rhetoric. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • Duty, Honor, Country
    Tue, Jun 16, 2009


    MacArthur addresses the cadets at West Point Military Academy, May 12, 1962. This audio presentation is provided by SpeechWorks. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address
    Wed, Mar 25, 2009


    Ronald Reagan addresses the world in his first speech as president of the United States on January 20th 1981. This audio presentation is provided by American Rhetoric. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • Robert F. Kennedy marks the Death of Martin Luther King
    Fri, Feb 20, 2009


    Here Robert F. Kennedy remarks to a stunned crowd on the passing of Martin Luther King just hours after it happened. This audio presentation is provided by American Rhetoric. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • The Obama 2004 DNC Keynote Address
    Fri, Jan 16, 2009


    The Obama Keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. This audio presentation is provided by American Rhetoric. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • The Eisenhower Farewell Address
    Fri, Dec 05, 2008


    The Eisenhower farewell address to the nation provided by American Rhetoric. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • The Daniel Webster Plymouth Oration
    Fri, Nov 14, 2008


    A rendition of the Daniel Webster Plymouth Oration. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

  • JFK Accepts the Democratic Nomination for President
    Thu, Aug 28, 2008


    A World Split Apart by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, provided by Speechworks. For more audio you can learn from, please visit www.learnoutloud.com

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