An American history podcast by a slightly irreverent, professional historian, who'd like to tell you a story.
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History that doesn't suck is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriously researched, hard-hitting survey of American history through entertaining stories.


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HTDS, Episode 1: That One time when George Washington Sort of Triggered an International War

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Last updated January 14, 2020.