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Explore the tales you won’t find in your school textbook. From daring escapes to ingenious inventions, Anytime Now transports kids back in time with the incredible sounds and stories of the past.

Brought to you by Honest History, episodes are narrated by historians, creators, lawyers, explorers, entertainers, and educators who love history. These are the stories of real events and real people. In true Honest History fashion, this podcast encourages kids to dive deep into each story, inspiring them to create a positive impact on history themselves.

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Have you ever stood in front of a microwave and wondered how it can almost instantly heat your food? What if we told you it started with the tragedy of the Titanic? In this episode, join host Chris Duffy to discover the story behind this amazing invention and its creator, Percy Spencer. Learn about the technology used in creating the microwave and how curiosity can turn into great ideas that lead to inventions that change the world. Next time you’re making popcorn for movie night, you can impress your friends by telling them this incredible story.  About the Host Chris Duffy is a comedian, television writer, and radio/podcast host. Chris currently hosts TED’s How to Be a Better Human podcast. He has performed live in venues as big as a sold out Lincoln Center and as small as a walk-in closet (also sold out). Chris is both a former fifth grade teacher and a former fifth grade student.  About Honest History Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at honesthistorymag.com and @honesthistory. Credits This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.   More Enjoy this episode? Share with your friends and don't forget to rate and review. See you next time!
Discover the incredible story of an unlikely friendship that changed history in this week's episode. Join Abiola Afolayan, a former United Nations lawyer, as she tells us the story of how Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt made an impact on the UN and world peace. These two incredible women came from vastly different backgrounds and used their differences to create a lasting friendship that made the world a better place for everyone.  About the Host Abiola Afolayan is an international lawyer and a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Her policy focus is on the humanitarian development-peace-security nexus, human rights, the rule of law and the empowerment of women and girls. She is the author of the book “A Seat at the Table for Women, Girls and Movements: A Manifesto on Peace and Security," framed around UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. About Honest History Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at honesthistorymag.com and @honesthistory. Credits This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.   More Enjoy this episode? Share with your friends and don't forget to rate and review. See you next time!
Have you ever wondered about the history in your own backyard? Or more specifically, the neighborhood surrounding you? This week, we explore the story of Sugar Hill, a neighborhood in Los Angeles that shares a common story with many places across the United States and beyond. Join Don Gavitte as he takes us on a journey to not that long ago, when urban development created problems we still face today. About the Host Don Gavitte has been teaching high school social studies for 30 years. He lives in Portland, OR with his family and pet rabbit. Don is a also a stand-up comic who has made dozens of dollars in tips at local shows since 2018. About Honest History Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at honesthistorymag.com and @honesthistory. Credits This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.   More Enjoy this episode? Share with your friends and don't forget to rate and review. See you next time!
What exactly is “history” and how do historians decide between fact and fiction? This week, we dive into the story of Leopold von Ranke—one of the most famous historians you may have never heard of. Join Joshua Zurbrick as he tells us the fascinating history of … well, history as we know it, and explore the beginnings of “scientific history”—an enormously important way of looking at stories from the past.  About the Host Joshua Zurbrick is the host of Obscure History, a weekly podcast that dives into the dustiest corners of the past to find interesting stories that should have been in our history textbooks but weren't. In addition to producing Obscure History, Joshua loves indie-rock, literary fiction, and carefully crafting playlists on Spotify.  About Honest History Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at honesthistorymag.com and @honesthistory. Credits This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.   More Enjoy this episode? Share with your friends and don't forget to rate and review. See you next time!
Have you ever wondered why people say, “Put your thinking cap on”? Do you know what a “Yankee Doodle Dandy” is? Tune into this week's episode to find out! Join fashion historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell as she tells us the stylish stories behind fashion-inspired words and phrases people still use today. From mad hatters to forgetful actors, this episode will get you talking all about fashion. About the Host Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell is an award-winning fashion historian, curator, and journalist based in Los Angeles. She has written about fashion, art, and culture for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Politico, and The Wall Street Journal. About Honest History Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at honesthistorymag.com and @honesthistory. Credits This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.   More Enjoy this episode? Share with your friends and don't forget to rate and review. See you next time!
Have you ever heard of a computer program? How about the first person to publish one? Join Craig Benzine, aka WheezyWaiter, as he takes us into the amazing imagination of Augusta Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace. Born in 1815, this mathematician was far ahead of her time and dared to journey where no woman had before. From flying horses to modern computers, Ada Lovelace dared to imagine a world plucked from the future.   About the Host Craig Benzine aka WheezyWaiter is a creator, actor and general inspiration who has created thousands of videos since 2007 in order to quiet the  "I should do somethings" in his brain. Follow his adventures at WheezyWaiter anywhere good content exists and at @WheezyWaiter. About Honest History Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at honesthistorymag.com and @honesthistory. Credits This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.   More Enjoy this episode? Share with your friends and don't forget to rate and review. See you next time!
The Incredible Crafts

The Incredible Crafts

2021-09-1318:51

Are you ready for an incredible adventure?  Join Clare Brown in our premiere episode as she tells us about the daring escape of Ellen and William Craft—the couple who travelled 1,000 miles to escape slavery. How did they accomplish this brave journey? Listen and find out. Hop aboard as we travel with the Crafts. Though, we should tell you—this is a secret journey, so it’s best to bring a disguise. About the Host Clare Brown is a corporate marketer by day and a social media influencer by night. She is passionate about questioning the status quo and providing a well-rounded education to all. Find her at https://www.instagram.com/clarabellecwb/ About Honest History Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at honesthistorymag.com and @honesthistory. Credits This episode was written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.   More Enjoy this episode? Share with your friends and don't forget to rate and review. See you next time!
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