People, their stories and events that shaped the world, that’s what makes history fascinating. Join married hosts Rebecca Robbins (a Broadway actress) and Kim Kimmel (her college history instructor) as they delve into topics that include the macabre tales of famous corpses, treasonous American plots, famous mistresses, unexplained historical events, and so much more. Sometimes quirky, sometimes obscure, this is the kind of history you’ll actually want to remember! Join us for our biweekly episodes.
Lately, there have been headlines and comments among celebrities, news commentators and politicians to the effect – “This is how Hitler got into power!” or “This is why Nazism took over Germany!” So where is the truth? Are there analogies to be made between modern day America and the rise of Nazism? Can socialism and democracy co-exist? Is the term democratic socialist an oxymoron? Get ready for a deep dive into some cold, hard historical facts as we explore the answers to these difficult questions and most important, how Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, or Nazi Party, rose to power.
She's a Broadway singer and actress (The Phantom of The Opera, A Tale of Two Cities.) He's an academic and taught history (Western Civilization, Civil War Era, WWII Era) for 29 years at the collegiate level. They met when she took his Western Civ. class in her 2nd year of studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. They have an age difference of 23 years and have been married for 21. Unconventional? Perhaps.
While we make every effort to make sure our facts and stories are 100% accurate, occasionally history contradicts itself and there can be two completely different accounts of the exact same event. In the unlikely instance that you may hear us say something that contradicts what you have heard or read elsewhere, please don't panic, but remember the sage words of America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, "Don't believe everything you read on the internet."
Copyright © 2021 Historically Speaking Podcast - All Rights Reserved.