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Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Host Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

Latest Episodes

The heroine of Lime Rock Lighthouse

Ida Lewis saved as many as 25 people during her service at the lighthouse. But her deeds have largely been forgotten.

3 MIN16 hours ago
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The heroine of Lime Rock Lighthouse

The assassin who wore braids and killed Nazis

Freddie Oversteegen was 14 when she joined the Dutch resistance.

5 MIN4 days ago
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The assassin who wore braids and killed Nazis

Colonel Blood, the scoundrel who tried to steal Great Britain's crown jewels

Thomas Blood had somewhat of a shady past. According to Ireland’s History magazine, he had a reputation for espionage and conducting terrorist campaigns — though many of his plans were foiled just in time.

3 MIN5 days ago
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Colonel Blood, the scoundrel who tried to steal Great Britain's crown jewels

The rookie pilot who was ready to give her life on Sept. 11

Heather Penney was among the first female combat pilots in the country. On Sept. 11, 2001, she got a mission: Bring down the fourth hijacked plane hurtling towards Washington.

5 MIN6 days ago
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The rookie pilot who was ready to give her life on Sept. 11

Between Lincoln and Washington, only one was a great poet

Both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln wrote poetry. But only one had a way with words.

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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Between Lincoln and Washington, only one was a great poet

The Nazi stone

A mysterious stone memorial was found in 2006 in Washington, D.C. But who placed a memorial to Nazi spies on government property? And why?

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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The Nazi stone

Paul Jennings, the former slave who disputed a legend from history

According to James Madison’s Virginia mansion Montpelier, Paul Jennings’ account reveals, “how the racial and gender hierarchies of the time complicate the way we understand roles in historic events.”

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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Paul Jennings, the former slave who disputed a legend from history

Winnie and Nelson Mandela's marriage survived prison but not freedom

Their 38-year marriage endured his incarceration and hers.

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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Winnie and Nelson Mandela's marriage survived prison but not freedom

The dark history of the pill

A group of poor women in Puerto Rico were the first test subjects for the birth control pill. Were they guinea pigs or pioneers?

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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The dark history of the pill

Were the Duke of Windsor and Adolf Hitler friends?

Was the Duke of Windsor a Nazi sympathizer? Did he plot to dethrone his brother, King George VI? Did he really suggest more German bombings of Britain might end World War II?

3 MIN2 weeks ago
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Were the Duke of Windsor and Adolf Hitler friends?

Latest Episodes

The heroine of Lime Rock Lighthouse

Ida Lewis saved as many as 25 people during her service at the lighthouse. But her deeds have largely been forgotten.

3 MIN16 hours ago
Comments
The heroine of Lime Rock Lighthouse

The assassin who wore braids and killed Nazis

Freddie Oversteegen was 14 when she joined the Dutch resistance.

5 MIN4 days ago
Comments
The assassin who wore braids and killed Nazis

Colonel Blood, the scoundrel who tried to steal Great Britain's crown jewels

Thomas Blood had somewhat of a shady past. According to Ireland’s History magazine, he had a reputation for espionage and conducting terrorist campaigns — though many of his plans were foiled just in time.

3 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Colonel Blood, the scoundrel who tried to steal Great Britain's crown jewels

The rookie pilot who was ready to give her life on Sept. 11

Heather Penney was among the first female combat pilots in the country. On Sept. 11, 2001, she got a mission: Bring down the fourth hijacked plane hurtling towards Washington.

5 MIN6 days ago
Comments
The rookie pilot who was ready to give her life on Sept. 11

Between Lincoln and Washington, only one was a great poet

Both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln wrote poetry. But only one had a way with words.

4 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Between Lincoln and Washington, only one was a great poet

The Nazi stone

A mysterious stone memorial was found in 2006 in Washington, D.C. But who placed a memorial to Nazi spies on government property? And why?

4 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
The Nazi stone

Paul Jennings, the former slave who disputed a legend from history

According to James Madison’s Virginia mansion Montpelier, Paul Jennings’ account reveals, “how the racial and gender hierarchies of the time complicate the way we understand roles in historic events.”

4 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Paul Jennings, the former slave who disputed a legend from history

Winnie and Nelson Mandela's marriage survived prison but not freedom

Their 38-year marriage endured his incarceration and hers.

4 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Winnie and Nelson Mandela's marriage survived prison but not freedom

The dark history of the pill

A group of poor women in Puerto Rico were the first test subjects for the birth control pill. Were they guinea pigs or pioneers?

4 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
The dark history of the pill

Were the Duke of Windsor and Adolf Hitler friends?

Was the Duke of Windsor a Nazi sympathizer? Did he plot to dethrone his brother, King George VI? Did he really suggest more German bombings of Britain might end World War II?

3 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Were the Duke of Windsor and Adolf Hitler friends?

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