History can be a challenging and complex subject. History Unplugged Podcast allows listeners to learn more about the past in an entertaining and approachable way.
The creator and host of the History Unplugged Podcast is Scott Rank. Rank is an author, public speaker, and historian who has written twelve books. These works examine various subjects with a focus on the Middle Ages. Rank received his Ph.D. from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
History Unplugged Podcast has a number of factors that set it apart from other history podcasts. Listeners can call into the show and ask the host questions, which he will answer in real time. The questions are not just about medieval times. Rank attempts to answer any historical question on the show. He seems delighted when getting questions that are challenging or hyper-specific. The result is a quiz show-like atmosphere that permeates this segment of the podcast.
Rank often invites authors of historical books on the podcast. Sometimes, the subject they talk about is well-known. Other times, the topic may be a bit more obscure. Rank is an excellent interviewer. He excels at using his background in public speaking and journalism in this role. This is especially useful if the topic they discuss is somewhat arcane.
History Unplugged Podcast devoted five full episodes to the history of slavery. Rank also produced a series focusing on Warren G. Harding, the 29th president. Harding is most remembered for his many scandals. The most famous of these is the Teapot Dome incident. This was a bribery and corruption scandal involving oil reserves. But Rank feels that Harding was largely the victim of a smear campaign after his death.
History Unplugged Podcast is an informative podcast for those curious about history. New episodes of the podcast premiere every Tuesday.