The Year That Was

5 EpisodesProduced by Elizabeth LundayWebsite

A look at history one year at a time, from as many angles as possible. Famous people, infamous people, obscure people; wars, revolutions, peace treaties, art, science, sports, religion. The big picture, in an entertaining podcast package.

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Welcome to The Year That Was

August 12th, 2019

Welcome to the The Year That Was: 1919.

I'm so excited to announce this new project. I've always been fascinated by year-by-year approach to history, and I'm thrilled to be taking a close look at 1919. Over the course …

Bring in the Germans: The Fate of the Losers at the Paris Peace Conference

September 17th, 2019


The most important task at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference was the drafting of peace terms for the losers of the war. Germany and Austria assumed …

Burdened with Glorious Purpose: Woodrow Wilson and the League of Nations

September 10th, 2019


Woodrow Wilson believed he and he alone could end war--forever. His plan for the League of Nations would usher in an era of eternal peace. So it …

Our Fathers Lied: The Origins of World War I

September 5th, 2019


Welcome to the World Bar. It's a tough locale, with scratched tables and angry patrons, and you won't find it on Yelp. But it's here that the most …

1919: A Time of Hope or a Time of Dread?

September 3rd, 2019


Lucy Maud Montgomery became one of Canada's most successful and beloved authors with the publication of the Anne of Green Gables series. After …

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