DiscoverHistoric Voices Podcast: Global History and Culture(S02-E04) HV Docudrama - "The Pilgrims Sail for America" - 1620
(S02-E04) HV Docudrama - "The Pilgrims Sail for America" - 1620

(S02-E04) HV Docudrama - "The Pilgrims Sail for America" - 1620

Update: 2017-11-21


We feature an episode from old time radio, the CBS News Radio Series, You Are There. The docudrama is “The Pilgrims Sail to America in 1620”. Several PDF documents accompany this podcast to provide more information: Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, Mayflower Ship and Voyage to America, and Mayflower Compact.

Created by CBS Radio, it blended history with modern technology, taking an entire network newsroom on a time warp each week reporting the great events of the past. The news reporters were the top national journalists from CBS. The series started in1947 and featured various key events in American and world history, portrayed in dramatic recreations. Additionally, CBS News reporters report on the action and interview the key people from each historical episode. An announcer would give the date and the event, followed by a loud and boldly spoken "You are there!" This radio show was an example of serious attempts during the early days of radio to be educational rather than only entertaining. The beauty of their show was they provided the voices and news commentary while your imagination created the visuals of the historic event and people.

The Historic Voices podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at

The audio recording comes from the Internet Archive online database. It is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, audio recordings, software, music, and more. Its purpose is offering permanent access to historical digital collections. Checkout the website at

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(S02-E04) HV Docudrama - "The Pilgrims Sail for America" - 1620

(S02-E04) HV Docudrama - "The Pilgrims Sail for America" - 1620

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