American History Tellers

The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life - the words you speak, the ideas you share - can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We'll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we'll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind American Scandal, Tides of History, American Innovations and more.New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 38m. Bisher sind 350 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 17 hours 20 minutes


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History Daily: The Rediscovery of Machu Picchu

July 24, 1911. After being lost to the outside world for centuries, the ancient city of Machu Picchu is rediscovered by an American explorer. Go to for more history, daily. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. Support us by supporting our sponsors! See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at https://art19...


 2023-07-22  16m

History Daily: Philippe Petit Walks Between The Twin Towers

August 7, 1974. Philippe Petit walks on a high wire between the newly built twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Go to for more history, daily. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at


 2023-08-07  16m

History Daily: The Mona Lisa is Stolen

August 21, 1911. An Italian handyman steals Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa from the Louvre, turning what was once a little-known painting into one of the most famous artworks in the world. You can listen ad-free in the Wondery or Amazon Music app. Or for all that and more, go to History Daily is a co-production of Airship and Noiser. Go to for more history, daily. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at https://art19...


 2023-08-21  18m

episode 1: Encore: Supreme Court Landmarks | The Predicament of John Marshall

After the War of Independence, the new American government created the Supreme Court to be the final word on disputes that the states couldn’t settle. But at first, the Court was anything but Supreme. For nearly a decade, Congress and the President held the real power. In practice the Supreme Court was weak, ineffectual and disorganized – a post so unappealing that many men turned down nominations to serve on its bench...


 2023-07-19  36m

episode 2: Encore: Supreme Court Landmarks | The Cherokee Cases

In the early 1800s, the United States was growing rapidly, seeking land and resources for its expanding population. But the growth threatened Native American communities throughout the East. In the southern Appalachia region, the Cherokee Nation held millions of acres of prime farmland and forests, managed by a centuries-old tradition and a thriving government. But the state of Georgia, and a relentless President Andrew Jackson, set their sights on seizing the land...


 2023-07-26  40m

episode 3: Encore: Supreme Court Landmarks | Separate and Unequal

After the Civil War, America began to rebuild a shattered nation. For the first time, the country could create a society without slavery, and a nation where Black people could forge their own path as independent citizens. But by the 1890s, the laws and policies that promised new rights for Black citizens in the South were under assault. In Louisiana, white politicians attempted to turn back the clock on racial progress by passing the Separate Cars Act and reinstating segregation...


 2023-08-02  35m

episode 4: Encore: Supreme Court Landmarks | Loaded Weapon

Through most of 1941, as fighting raged across Europe, the United States held back from entering the war. That all changed in December, when Japanese fighter planes bombed Pearl Harbor and the nation found itself mobilizing for World War II. Suddenly, the frenzy to fight enemies abroad turned to suspicion against those at home. President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, giving the military the power to detain and permanently jail over 110,000 Japanese Americans living on the West Coast...


 2023-08-09  40m

episode 5: Encore: Supreme Court Landmarks | The Warren Court

Before the 1950s, the Supreme Court was best known as an institution that adhered to the status quo. It often sought to protect the rights of property owners and businessmen, shying away from cases that took direct aim at controversial social or political issues. But when a popular former California governor became Chief Justice in 1953, all that changed...


 2023-08-16  40m

episode 6: Encore: Supreme Court Landmarks | A Recount in Florida

The morning of Nov. 8, 2000, Americans woke up to an undecided election. Pollsters had predicted a close race between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush, but no one knew just how narrow the margins would be. It all hinged on Florida, where 25 electoral votes were up for grabs. Over the next 36 days, armies of lawyers waged a bitter fight to determine how to count the votes in Florida. It was a battle that would eventually find its way to the Supreme Court...


 2023-08-23  42m

episode 7: Encore: Supreme Court Landmarks | Jane Roe

In 1970, a 22-year-old woman in Texas named Norma McCorvey tried and failed to get an abortion from her doctor. Abortion was illegal in Texas, just as it was in most states. Women hoping to terminate their pregnancies had few options, and many resorted to risky back-alley procedures. McCorvey was soon introduced to a pair of young lawyers who hoped to go to court to challenge the Texas law banning abortion. Before long, McCorvey became the plaintiff known only as “Jane Roe...


 2023-08-30  41m
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