Reflections of History

Reflections of History

Latest Episodes

May 20th: Prisoners Arrive At Aushwitz

May 20, 2022 - 04:38
On May 20, 1940, the first prisoners arrive at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp.

May 19th: MLK's Letter From A Birmingham Jail

May 19, 2022 - 04:39
On May 19, 1963, The New York Post Magazine publishes excerpts of Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

May 18th: Abraham Lincoln Is Nominated

May 18, 2022 - 04:33
On May 18, 1860, Abraham Lincoln is nominated for president by the Republican Party in Chicago

About The Show

C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the 2021 Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope, Through History, join together again for a brand-new series that will guide listeners through critical moments in our history. Every Monday through Friday, Meacham travels back to impactful events that occurred on that date in history—the birth of a visionary filmmaker, the debut of an iconic athlete, the discovery of a lifesaving cure, a triumphant legal victory. You’ll learn how that event shaped politics, art, culture, sports and science, and why it’s still relevant today.

More Episodes

May 20th: Prisoners Arrive At Aushwitz

May 20, 2022 - 04:38
On May 20, 1940, the first prisoners arrive at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp.

May 19th: MLK's Letter From A Birmingham Jail

May 19, 2022 - 04:39
On May 19, 1963, The New York Post Magazine publishes excerpts of Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

May 18th: Abraham Lincoln Is Nominated

May 18, 2022 - 04:33
On May 18, 1860, Abraham Lincoln is nominated for president by the Republican Party in Chicago

May 17th: Brown v. Board of Education

May 17, 2022 - 04:24
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Brown v. Board of Education

May 16th: President Andrew Johnson Faces Removal

May 16, 2022 - 05:12
On May 16, 1868, Andrew Johnson survives removal from office by a single vote.

May 13th: Pope John Paul II Is Shot

May 13, 2022 - 03:54
On May 13, 1981, in the Vatican City, Pope John Paul II was shot by a would-be assassin.