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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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  • Napoleon Lowe and Money
    Thu, May 23, 2019


    This show is about the one and only personal confrontation between Napoleon and Sir Hudson Lowe.

  • Dutch Connoisseurs
    Wed, May 22, 2019


    This show is about the wealthy Dutch Connoisseurs.

  • Final preparations for the Crecy Campaign
    Tue, May 21, 2019


    This show is about the final French and English preparation for fighting in 1346.

  • Heinrich Schliemann Part 5
    Mon, May 20, 2019


    This show is part 5 of 5 on Heinrich Schliemann.

  • Executioner William Marvell
    Sun, May 19, 2019


    This show is about the English Executioner William Marvell.

  • Interstate Commerce Act Part 3
    Thu, May 17, 2019


    This show is about the RR Barons trying to keep the US Government from causing them more trouble.

  • Why The United Provinces?
    Wed, May 15, 2019


    This show is about the United Provinces became ground zero for the explosion of interest and investment in Tulips.

  • French Disasters in Brittany and Gascony 1346
    Tue, May 14, 2019


    This show is about disasters in Brittany and Gascony before Edward III invades Normandy in 1346.

  • Heinrich Schliemann Part 4
    Mon, May 13, 2019


    This show is part 4 of 5 on Heinrich Schliemann.

  • May Chat
    Sun, May 12, 2019


    This show is the monthly chat with Prof Bob.

  • Interstate Commerce Act Part 2
    Fri, May 10, 2019


    This show is about the meeting between the Bankers and the RR Barons on the Interstate Commerce Act.

  • Cost Of St Helena
    Thu, May 09, 2019


    This show is about cost of feeding and housing Napoleon and his entourage.

  • French Tulipmania 1600
    Wed, May 08, 2019


    This show is about French Tulipmania.

  • English Secrecy
    Tue, May 07, 2019


    This show is about English Secrecy for the invasion plans of 1346.

  • Heinrich Schliemann Part 3
    Mon, May 06, 2019


    This show is part 3 of 4 on Heinrich Schliemann.Todays show is about his land problems and the discovery of the treasure.

  • Hangman John Price
    Sun, May 05, 2019


    This show is about Hangman John Price.

  • Interstate Commerce Act Part 1
    Sat, May 04, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 2 on the Interstate Commerce Act.

  • Napoleons Daily Routine Part 4
    Thu, May 02, 2019


    This show is part 4 of 4 on Napoleons daily routine on St Helena.

  • Tulip Virus
    Wed, May 01, 2019


    This show is about the tulip virus that made the tulips break colors.

  • Preparations for French Camapign of 1346 Part 2
    Tue, Apr 30, 2019


    This show is part 2 of 2 on Edward III preparations for his 1346 campaign in France.

  • Heinrich Schliemann Part 2
    Mon, Apr 29, 2019


    This show is part 2 of 4 on Heinrich Schliemann and his excavation of Troy.

  • Preparation for the 1346 Campaign Part 1
    Tue, Apr 23, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 2 on the preparations for Edward III 1346 campaign against France.

  • Heinrich Schliemann Part 1
    Mon, Apr 22, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 2 on Heinrich Schliemann.

  • Jack Ketch Part 2
    Sun, Apr 21, 2019


    This show is part 2 of 2 on Jack Ketch executioner.

  • Edward Harriman
    Sat, Apr 20, 2019


    This show is about Edward Harriman the Illinois Central Boss vs JP Morgan.

  • Napoleons Daily Routine Part 3
    Thu, Apr 18, 2019


    This show is part 3 of 4 on Napoleons daily routine on St Helena.

  • Early Dutch Tulip Types
    Wed, Apr 17, 2019


    This show is early Dutch Tulip Types which are necessary so you know which are rare.

  • Siege of Aiguillon Part 2
    Tue, Apr 16, 2019


    This show is part 2 of 2 on the siege of Aiguillon.

  • Archaeological Evidence of Troy
    Mon, Apr 15, 2019


    This show is about the modern archaeological evidence of Troy.

  • John Ketch Part 1
    Sun, Apr 14, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 2 on the bumbling Exceutioner John Ketch.

  • The Corsair Meeting
    Sat, Apr 13, 2019


    This show is the Trust Barons meeting on the Corsair.

  • Napoleons Daily Routine Part 2
    Thu, Apr 12, 2019


    This show is part 2 of 4 on Napoleons daily routine on St Helena.

  • Carolus Clusius Part 5
    Wed, Apr 10, 2019


    This show is part 5 of 5 on Carolus Clusius.

  • Siege of Aiguillon Part 1
    Tue, Apr 09, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 2 on siege of Aiguillon in the 1346 Campaign.

  • Troy Myth and Politics
    Mon, Apr 08, 2019


    This show is part 2 of 2 on Troy Myth and Politics, this section runs from Middle Ages to 1870.

  • Derrick and the Brandons
    Sat, Apr 06, 2019


    This show is about English executioners.This show is about Derrick and the Brandons.

  • Rise of Investment Banking Part 2
    Fri, Apr 05, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 2 Rise of investment banking and JP Morgan.

  • Napoleon and his Daily Routine Part 1
    Thu, Apr 04, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 3 or 4 on Napoleon and his daily routine on St Helena.

  • Carolus Clusius Part 4
    Wed, Apr 03, 2019


    This show is part 4 of 6 on Carolus Clusius.

  • French Expenses 1346
    Tue, Apr 02, 2019


    This show is French expenses in 1346.

  • Troy Myth and Politics Part 1
    Mon, Apr 01, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 2 on Troy Myth and Politics. This show covers from Homer to Byzantium.

  • English Executioner Mr Bull
    Sun, Mar 31, 2019


    This show is about English Executioners to Mr. Bull.

  • Rise of Investment Banking Part I
    Sat, Mar 30, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 3 or 4 on the rise of J.P.Morgan and investment Banking.

  • British Watchful Eye
    Thu, Mar 28, 2019


    This show is about the British guard on Napoleon at Longwood.

  • Carolus Clusius Part 3
    Wed, Mar 27, 2019


    This show is part 3 of 5 on Charles de L'Escluse or Carolus Clusius.

  • New French Taxes 1346
    Tue, Mar 26, 2019


    This show is about the attempt to change French taxes for the Campaign of 1346.

  • Geography of Troy
    Mon, Mar 25, 2019


    This show is about the Geography of Troy from Homer and Troy's geography today.

  • Spring Chat
    Sun, Mar 24, 2019


    This show is about what has been going on since the last History According to Bob update.

  • Overview of Hangmen of England
    Sat, Mar 23, 2019


    This show is about the history of hanging and hangmen in English history.

  • Rise of the Trust
    Fri, Mar 22, 2019


    This show is about the Standard Oil Trust.

  • The Court of Longwood
    Thu, Mar 21, 2019


    This show is Longwood House and its new court.

  • Carolus Clusius Part 2
    Wed, Mar 20, 2019


    This show is part 2 of 3 on Carolus Clusius.

  • Earl Lancasters Winter Campaign 1345
    Tue, Mar 19, 2019


    This show is about the Earl of Lancasters Winter Campaign in Gascont 1345.

  • Overview Troy and Trojan War
    Mon, Mar 18, 2019


    This show is about the overview of the new series on Troy and the Trojan War.

  • Overview Hangmen of England
    Sun, Mar 17, 2019


    This show is about the overview of the new series on the Hangmen of England.

  • Tidewater Threat
    Fri, Mar 15, 2019


    This show is about the Tidewater Pipeline Threat to Standard Oil.

  • Napoleon Moves To Longwood
    Thu, Mar 14, 2019


    This show is about Napoleon finally moving in to Longwood.

  • Octavian Takes Control
    Sat, Mar 09, 2019


    This show is about the end of the Ptolemaic Dynasty and Octavian taking over.

  • Backlash to Rockefeller Combination
    Fri, Mar 08, 2019


    This show is about the bashlash to Rockefeller's combination.

  • Longwood Staff
    Thu, Mar 07, 2019


    This show is other members of Napoleon's Staff at Longwood.

  • Carolus Clusius Part 1
    Wed, Mar 06, 2019


    This show is part 1 of 3 on Carolus Clusius the botanist.

  • Other English Expeditions 1345
    Tue, Mar 05, 2019


    This show is about the other English Expeditions to France in 1345.

  • Knossos Reconstructions
    Mon, Mar 04, 2019


    This show is about the reconstructions at the site of Knossos.

  • Death Cleopatra
    Sun, Mar 03, 2019


    This show is about the death of Cleopatra.

  • Rockefeller Combination Part 5
    Sat, Mar 02, 2019


    This show is part 5 of 5 on Rockefellers Combination in oil.

  • Move to Longwood
    Thu, Feb 28, 2019


    This show is about Napoleon leaving The briars and moving to Longwood House.

  • Johann Herwart and Conrad Gesner
    Wed, Feb 27, 2019


    This show is about the first tulip in a Western European garden.

  • Battle of Auberoche
    Tue, Feb 26, 2019


    This show is about the final battle in the SW part of FRance in 1345 the Battle of Auberoche.

  • Knossos Excavators
    Mon, Feb 25, 2019


    This show is about the people who excavated the palace at Knossos.

  • Cleopatra in Exile
    Sat, Feb 23, 2019


    This show is about Cleopatra after Actium but before Octavian arrives.

  • Rockefeller Combination Part 4
    Fri, Feb 22, 2019


    This show is part 4 of 5 on the Rockefeller Combination, this show is the beginning of the war with Potts.

  • Overseers and Rules
    Thu, Feb 21, 2019


    This show is about who is overseeing Napoleon and the rules he is to follow.

  • Tulips and Ogier de Busbecq
    Wed, Feb 20, 2019


    This show is about Tulips and Busbecq.

  • The March to Perigueux
    Tue, Feb 19, 2019


    This show is about Anglo-Gascon Army marching toward the province capital of Perigueux.

  • The Final Minoan Periods
    Mon, Feb 18, 2019


    This show is about last periods of Minoan history; Post Palatial and the Post Minoan Period.

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