Ep 0: Welcome to It Was Said, with Jon Meacham

August 11, 2020 - 04:13
Welcome to Season One of It Was Said, a documentary podcast series that looks back on 10 of the most powerful, impactful and timeless...

Ep 1: MLK Jr., The Last Speech

September 2, 2020 - 40:57
In one of the most tumultuous moments in American history, Martin Luther King Jr. travels to Memphis to address the issue of racial and...

Ep 2: RFK, A Eulogy for King

September 2, 2020 - 34:53
Robert Kennedy learns of the MLK Jr.’s assassination while in route to a campaign event in inner city Indianapolis. He breaks the news...

Ep 3: President Obama's Charleston Sermon

September 9, 2020 - 39:19
Barack Obama goes to Charleston, South Carolina in the wake of a white supremacist’s massacre of innocents at Emanuel AME Church. In...

Ep 4: Meghan McCain, and Her Father’s America

September 16, 2020 - 34:42
Meghan McCain delivers a provocative eulogy for her father, the war hero and senator, John McCain, at Washington National Cathedral. It...

Ep 5: Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address

September 23, 2020 - 42:37
Ronald Reagan brings his long American odyssey to a close in his presidential farewell address, an evocation of America as a shining...

Ep 6: Edward R. Murrow Fights for Free Press

September 30, 2020 - 42:16
A demagogic politician, exaggerated claims, an insatiable thirst for attention and controversy, and a national climate of fear and...

Ep 7: Barbara Jordan, Your Keynote Speaker

October 7, 2020 - 28:58
A daughter of the segregated south, Barbara Jordan, keynotes the Democratic National Convention of 1976. It was America’s bicentennial,...

Ep 8: Hillary Clinton, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

October 14, 2020 - 24:18
In the tradition of Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton travels to Beijing to argue that women’s rights are human rights, setting...

SERIES SUMMARY

It Was Said is a limited documentary podcast series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian Jon Meacham, and created, directed and produced by Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios in association with HISTORY, this series will take you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham will offer expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series will also bring together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.

History Channel

In association with HISTORY

Jon Meacham

JON MEACHAM - Host

Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. His latest work is His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope (Penguin Random House). He is the author of #1 New York Times bestselling books including The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross; The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels; Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power; American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House; Franklin and Winston; Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush; and Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation. He is the host the C13Originals documentary podcast franchise It Was Said and the Cadence13 podcast docuseries Hope, Through History. He is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, a contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review, and a fellow of the Society of American Historians. Meacham lives in Nashville with his wife and children.

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About C13Originals

C13Originals

C13Originals is the division of Cadence13 focused on original storytelling and developing a slate of IP through a new premium level in-house production studio, and creators of top podcast series Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia and the white-collar crime docuseries Gangster Capitalism.

Credits

Executive Producers: Jon Meacham and Chris Corcoran

Director: Lloyd Lochridge

Editor, Producer, Engineer: Chris Basil

Production Support and Research: Bill Schultz and John McDermott

Research Assistant: Ian Mandt

Creative Consultation: Eli Lehrer and Jessie Katz

Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity: Josefina Francis, Curt Courtenay and Hillary Schupf

Web Development: Ben Messer

Theme Song: I Can Almost See You by Hammock

Closing Credits Song: Light by Michael Kiwanuka

About C13Originals

C13Originals

C13Originals is the division of Cadence13 focused on original storytelling and developing a slate of IP through a new premium level in-house production studio, and creators of top podcast series Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia and the white-collar crime docuseries Gangster Capitalism.

Credits

Executive Producers: Jon Meacham and Chris Corcoran

Director: Lloyd Lochridge

Editor, Producer, Engineer: Chris Basil

Production Support and Research: Bill Schultz and John McDermott

Research Assistant: Ian Mandt

Creative Consultation: Eli Lehrer and Jessie Katz

Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity: Josefina Francis, Curt Courtenay and Hillary Schupf

Web Development: Ben Messer

Theme Song: I Can Almost See You by Hammock

Closing Credits Song: Light by Michael Kiwanuka