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Historic Voices: Global History and Culture

71 EpisodesProduced by David ArendaleWebsite

Historic Voices makes history come alive through personal accounts and public speeches. Episodes feature political and military leaders, everyday citizens from extraordinary times, and entertainers who helped Americans live through complex events.

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Rev. Billy Graham on the Real Message of Christmas

December 25th, 2022


S04-E05 The Reverand Billy Graham delivers one of his classic messages on the real meaning of Christmas. It seems today that commercialization and …

A Christmas Carol with Orsen Wells and Lionel Barrymore

December 24th, 2022


S04-E04 Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol is a story of the redemption of an old man who finally understood the message of Christmas and his …

King Charles III Morns for His Mother Queen Elizabeth III - 2022

September 19th, 2022


S04-E03 We feature King Charles III (formerly Prince Charles) as he speaks publicly for the first time since the passing of his mother. In his brief message, King Charles both morns for the loss of his mother and the …

Queen Elizabeth (then Princess) Comforts UK Children-1940

September 11th, 2022


S04-E02 We feature Queen Elizabeth II (then Princess Elizabeth) in her first radio speech. In 1940, at just 13 years of age, Princess Elizabeth spoke briefly with listeners throughout the commonwealth and the U.S …

Supreme Court Arguments to Overturn Roe v Wade

September 8th, 2022


S04-E01 We feature the oral arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding overturning the previous Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling from …

Rev. Billy Graham: Christmas Message 1953

December 25th, 2021


S03-E23 We feature Reverend Dr. Billy Graham and his short Christmas Message. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents: first, the story of the nativity or birth of Jesus, second, …

Orson Wells, Lionel Barrymore: A Christmas Carol radio show

December 18th, 2021


S03-E22 We feature the voices of Orson Wells, Lionel Barrymore, and the rest of the and for the dramatization of Charles Dicken’s classic, A …

Jack Benny Christmas Radio Show

December 13th, 2021


S03-E21 We feature Jack Benny with one of his Christmas radio shows. Mr. Benny was an American entertainer who began in vaudeville and became a …

Bing Crosby, Christmas Radio Show 1950

December 6th, 2021


S03-E20 We feature Bing Crosby and one of the episodes from his long-running radio program that had a Christmas theme. Bing Crosby was a remarkable entertainer that performed on the stage, radio, film, and television …

Red Skelton, Christmas Radio Show 1946

November 30th, 2021


S03-E19 We feature Red Skelton and a 1946 Christmas episode from his long-running radio program. Red Skelton was a dominating performer on radio, film, and television during the second half of the 20th century. While …

President Reagan, Tear Down This Wall Speech - 1987

November 27th, 2021


S03-E18 President Ronald Reagan spoke at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin that is often referred to as the “Tear Down this Wall” speech. Like many other U.S. presidents, President Reagan gave a speech in Berlin during the …

President Kennedy - Space Exploration - 1962

November 22nd, 2021


S03-E17 We feature President John F Kennedy and his speech on America’s Space Program delivered at Rice University on September 12, 1962. At this …

John Glenn Describes His Flight in Space - 1962

November 19th, 2021


S03-E16 John Glenn describes his historic space flight in 1962 at a press conference immediately after his return.bMr. Glenn answers questions from the national press about orbiting the earth three times. Some of the …

Paul Harvey - America The Beautiful song

November 15th, 2021


S03-E15 Paul Harvey shares some thoughts about the song, "America The Beautiful." During this month of Thanksgiving in the U.S., it seemed like an …

Churchill and Thanksgiving Wishes 1944

November 7th, 2021


S03-13 We feature Sir Winston Churchill and his short speech “Thanksgiving Wishes for 1944” and an end to WWII.

U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug and Women in Government - 1971

June 22nd, 2021


S03-E12 We feature U.S. Rep. Bella Abzug giving a speech on February 11, 1971. U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm introduces U.S. Rep. Abzug at a conference …

Buckminister Fuller on Ecology - 1968

June 17th, 2021


S03-E11 We feature a talk by Mr. Buckminster Fuller he gave in 1968. He spoke at  the American Medical Association entitled, "What Quality of …

Malcolm X and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Interview - 1964

June 14th, 2021


S03-E10 We feature an interview with Malcolm X and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This event occurred on March 27, 1964. The press interviews …

Edward R Murrow - UFO News Report - 1950

May 26th, 2021


S03-E09 We feature Edward R Murrow, the well-respected newspaper and radio reporter from the 1940s and 1950s and his newscast on flying saucers in 1950. Currently, the government and the military are releasing more …

Pres. Clinton - OK City Bombing Memorial Service - 1995

April 27th, 2021


S03-E08 We feature President Clinton and his 1995 speech at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Service. U.S. Presidents are often called upon to help the nation begin the healing process after great tragedies. In this …

Paul Harvey - BYU Commencement - 1970

April 22nd, 2021


S03-E07 We feature Mr. Paul Harvey and his 1970 commencement speech given at Brigham Young University in Utah. To say that Mr. Harvey was an American …

SCOTUS Kennedy on Campaign Finance Case - 2010

April 12th, 2021


S03-E06 We feature U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy sharing the court’s opinion about the Citizens United case that dramatically changed campaign finance laws in the U.S. and the influence of big …

Rev. Billy Graham, Why the cross? 1958

April 2nd, 2021


S03-E05 We feature Reverend Billy Graham and the speech from 1958 “Why the cross?” It is an appropriate recording to post to the podcast since it is …

Josh McDowell Defends the Christian Faith

March 23rd, 2021


S03-E04 Josh McDowell and his speech “A logical defense of the Christian faith”. McDowell has spoken to millions of college students over the past …

Dr. Howard Hendricks - "Characteristics of a Leader"

March 18th, 2021


S03-E03  Dr. Howard Hendricks provides another of his popular speeches “Characteristics of a Leader”. Dr. Hendricks has been an enormously …

Dr. Howard Hendricks "How to Motivate"

March 16th, 2021


S03-E02 Dr. Howard Hendricks shares how to motivate others and yourself. For half a century, Dr. Hendricks has educated and entertained audiences with practical steps to improve life. He taught for half a century at …

Pres. Roosevelt Dec 9-1941 Fireside Chat

March 11th, 2021


(S03-E01) The President explains in this chat the reasons for the war with Japan and the history that led up to it. Previously, U.S. foreign policy …

Oliver North Testifies at the Iran-Contra Affairs Congressional Hearings

September 5th, 2018


(S02-E09) In this podcast episode, we feature Oliver North and his testimony before Congress about the Iran-Contra Affair.

This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts …

Christmas Message by President Ronald Reagan - December 23, 1981

December 23rd, 2017


S02-E08 President Reagan shares an inspiring four-minute Christmas message with the American people. Accompanying this message, is an article that …

"Bob Hope USO Christmas Show" - 1943

December 18th, 2017


S02-E07 We feature Bob Hope with the annual USO Christmas show. Bob Hope and others entertained our troops during WWII through the USO show hosted somewhere in the Pacific.

Beginning with WWII, Bob Hope and his band …

(Bonus) Good News Club v. Milford Central School - Oral Argument - February 28, 2001

December 7th, 2017


An important U.S. Supreme Court case affected religious practice and speech in public schools. It was the Good News Club versus Milford Central School

Justice Thomas - "SCOTUS Decision Good News Club v. Mildord Central School" - 2001

December 7th, 2017


SO2-E06 U.S. Supreme Court case affected religious practice and speech in public schools. It was the Good News Club versus Milford Central School

(S02-E05) HV Paul Harvey - "Historic Origins of Pilgrims Thanksgiving" - 1621

November 23rd, 2017


Paul Harvey shares a short speech named “Origins of the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving”. Mr. Harvey helps us to understand the deeper meaning of a custom …

(S02-E04) HV Docudrama - "The Pilgrims Sail for America" - 1620

November 21st, 2017


We feature an episode from old time radio, the CBS News Radio Series, You Are There. The docudrama is “The Pilgrims Sail to America in 1620”. Several …

(S02-E03) HV Secretary Robert Gates - "Final Address to West Point Cadets" - February 25, 2011

November 11th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense and his speech “Final Address to the West Point Academy Cadets”. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents: first, a …

(S02-E01) HV Docudrama - "Columbus Sails to the Americas" - October 12, 1492

October 12th, 2017


In a change of pace with this first podcast episode of the second season, we feature an episode from old time radio, the CBS News Radio Series, You …

(S01-E37) HV Walter Winchell Newscast - "News of Italy Surrender During WWII and Other News"

September 18th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature Walter Winchell and his news broadcast that included information about Italy surrendering during World War Two.

The imperial ambitions of the Italian Fascist regime aspired to restore …

(S01-E35) HV General George C. Marshall - "The Marshall Plan" - June 5, 1947

August 28th, 2017


Secretary of State George C. Marshall explains to the American people the need for the U.S. to help rebuild Western Europe after WWII.

(S01-E34) HV Elie Wiesel - "The Perils of Indifference" - April 12, 1999

August 17th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature Elie Wiesel and his speech “The Perils of Indifference”.

Mr. Wiesel was a Jewish writer, professor, and Holocaust …

(S01-E33) HV President Lyndon Johnson - "The Great Society" - May 22, 1964

August 9th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature President Lyndon Johnson and his speech “The Great Society”. President Johnson designed the "Great Society" legislation by expanding civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, …

(S01-E32) HV Aviation Leader Series - Amelia Earhart - "Future of Women in Flying"

July 31st, 2017


With this podcast episode, we complete a three-part series on aviation leaders. We will listen to Amelia Earhart as she talks about the future of women in aviation.

In addition to this audio episode, I also provide two …

(S01-E31) HV Aviation Leader Series - Neil Armstrong - Speaking from the Moon - July 20, 1969

July 24th, 2017


With this podcast episode, we are in the middle of a three-part series on aviation leaders. We will listen to the conversation between NASA and Neil Armstrong in the lunar lander as he prepares to be the first human to …

(S01-E30) HV Aviation Leaders Series - Colonial John Glenn - First U.S. Astronaut in Space

July 19th, 2017


With this podcast episode, we begin a three-part series on aviation leaders. John Glenn shares remarks as the first American to travel into space. …

(S01-E29) HV President Jimmy Carter - "Crisis of Confidence" TV Speech to the Nation- July 15, 1979

July 12th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature President Jimmy Carter and his “Energy and the National Goals” speech. It is often called the “Crisis of …

(S01-E28) HV Paul Harvey - Independence Day Special - "The Pledge of America's First Citizens"

July 3rd, 2017


In this podcast episode, we provide a speech by Paul Harvey which is called “The pledge of America’s first citizens.” Mr. Harvey gave this speech …

(S01-E27) HV Jimmy Stewart - "The Capture of Stacy Gault" Episode - The Six Shooter Radio Show - 1953

June 26th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we take a change of pace and feature a famous American movie actor performing on a 1950s weekly radio show named “The Six Shooter”. The main character is Jimmy Stewart as Britt Ponset, a …

(S01-E26) HV President Eisenhower - "Farewell to the Nation" TV Speech - January 17, 1961

June 19th, 2017


The President’s speech is typical for many of the recent U.S. presidents. He began with a quick review of the past and especially the world wars the …

(S01-E25) HV General Eisenhower - "Order of the Day" Speech to D-Day Troops - June 6, 1944

June 12th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature a short speech by General Dwight D. Eisenhower to the allied troops who were to land on the Normandy beaches during D-Day in just a few hours.  Nearly 10,000 of these brave troops …

(S01-E24) HV President Ronald Reagan - "D-Day 40th Anniversary Speech" - June 6, 1984

June 6th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature a speech by President Ronald Reagan on the 40th anniversary of the Normandy Landings on D-Day during World War Two. The speech was given on the cliffs above the Normandy beach where …

(S01-E23) HV General Douglass MacArthur - "Farewell to Congress" Speech - April 19, 1951

May 29th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature a speech by General Douglass MacArthur to Congress and the American people. The date was April 19, 1951. The dramatic timing of the speech was that President Harry Truman had relieved …

(S01-E22) HV Barbara Bush - "Commencement Address Wesley College" - June 1, 1990

May 22nd, 2017


In this episode we feature Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of the U.S., deliver the commencement address at Wesley College on June 1, 1990. …

(S01-E21) HV Sir. Winston Churchill - "Sinews of Peace (Iron Curtain) Speech" - March 5, 1946

May 15th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature a rebroadcast of a radio speech by Sir Winston Churchill on March 5, 1946. The dramatic timing of the speech was …

(S01-E20) HV Sir. Winston Churchill - "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat Speech" - May 13, 1940

May 8th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature a rebroadcast of a radio speech by Sir Winston Churchill on May 13, 1940. The dramatic timing of the speech was that it was Churchill’s first speech to the British people since being …

(S01-E19) HV Walter Winchell - "Radio News Broadcast by Walter Winchell" - Influential Journalist Who Specialized in Gossip News

May 1st, 2017


In this final episode in this two-part series, we feature Mr. Walter Winchell, an American broadcast journalist who focused on often exploitive celebrity news and his interpretation of the day’s news. His rapid-fire …

(S01-E18) HV Edward R. Murrow - "Orchestrated Hell Radio Report" - Eyewitness account of WWII bombing raid over Berlin - December 3, 1943

April 24th, 2017


In the podcast episode in this two-part series, we feature Mr. Edward R. Murrow, a well-respected American broadcast journalist. He was a pioneer in radio and television news broadcasting. Murrow was recognized by the …

(S01-E17) HV Dr. Rev. Billy Graham - "He is Risen" Easter Special - 1960

April 16th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature Reverend Billy Graham sharing a five-minute, low-key talk about importance of the Easter Story that he recorded in 1960 while on location in Jerusalem. There is a video of the same …

(S01-E16) HV Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - "A World Split Apart" - 1978

April 11th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature Alexandr Solzhenitsyn delivering a speech named by others as A World Split Apart at Harvard University in 1978. …

(S01-E15) New Paul Harvey Podcast Announcement

March 29th, 2017


We are excited to announce that a spin-off podcast has been created from the Historic Voices Podcast.  It is the Paul Harvey Podcast.  Our two most …

(S01-E14) HV President Eisenhower - "Atoms for Peace" Speech to the U.N. - December 8, 1953

March 26th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature President Eisenhower delivering a speech named by others as Atoms for Peace at the United Nations in 1953. This …

(S01-E13) HV Eleanor Roosevelt - "On the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights" Speech for the U.N. - December 9, 1948

March 17th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature Eleanor Roosevelt delivering a speech about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights shortly after World War Two. With the rampant disregard for human life and dignity leading up to …

(S01-E12) HV Paul Harvey - The Rest of the Story Radio Series, "The Boxer's Second Career"

February 14th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature Paul Harvey and one of his signature radio programs. The Rest of the Story was a Monday-through-Friday radio …

(S01-E11) HV - Orson Wells as Prof. Moriarity - Sherlock Holmes, "The Final Problem" Radio Episode - 1940

February 6th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature the voices of two great British Shakespearean actors, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson, and the great radio and movie actor, director, producer, and writer, Mr. Orson Wells. …

(S01-E10) HV Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. - "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" - April 4, 1967

January 25th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King’s A Time to Break Silence speech on April 4, 1967 in New York City. While many have listened to Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech, fewer have considered his …

(S01-E09) HV Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., "I Have a Dream" speech - August 28, 1963

January 16th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speech I Have a Dream delivered on August 28, 1963. We are about to celebrate the …

(S01-E08) HV President Kennedy - "Inaugural Speech to the Nation" - January 20, 1961

January 11th, 2017


In this podcast episode, we feature the inaugural speech by President Kennedy in 1961. As I record this podcast episode, President Obama has just given his last speech as president in Chicago where he reminded the …

(S01-E07) HV David Arendale - Podcast Listener Feedback Request and Podcast Show Update

January 1st, 2017


As we prepare to enter 2017 on this New Year’s Eve, I thought it best to share a quick update report on the podcast and request feedback from you to help shape future episodes. An important part of independent podcasts …

(S01-E06) HV Sir Winston Churchill - "Christmas Eve Greeting to the American People" - December 24, 1941

December 24th, 2016


In this podcast episode, we feature a rebroadcast of a radio speech by Sir Winston Churchill on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1941. The dramatic timing of the speech was that it was aired live just two weeks after Japan …

(S01-E05) HV Bob Hope - "USO Christmas Show West Berlin" - 1948

December 22nd, 2016


In this podcast episode, we feature a rebroadcast of a USO Show led by Bob Hope for our U.S. soldiers on station in West Berlin in December 1948. The …

(S01-E04) HV - "We Hold These Truths" Radio Show - Celebrating the 150th Anniversay of the Bill of Rights - December 15, 1941

December 15th, 2016


In this podcast episode, we feature a rebroadcast of a radio show that celebrated the 150th anniversary of the original Bill of Rights approved by Congress and ratified by the states. The dramatic timing of the show was …

(S01-E03) HV President Roosevelt - "150th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights" Radio Address to the Nation - December 15, 1941

December 11th, 2016


In this podcast episode, we feature a short speech by President Roosevelt regarding why war against Japan was needed to defend our freedoms as Americans as expressed through the Bill of Rights. The President delivered …

(S01-E01) HV David Arendale - Historic Voices Podcast Introduction - December 9, 2016

December 9th, 2016


Welcome to the first episode in the podcast series, Historic Voices: Global History and Culture. Each podcast will feature voices of important people …

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