1001 History Challenge

1001 History Challenge

The 1001 History Challenge is a fast and fun history quiz show that uses famous phrases, quotes, expressions and more from yesterday and today and gives you the backstory, saving a few important details for last. Do you know where the expression "Jump The Shark" comes from? Or who said "Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead"? Or which comedian's gravestone features the words "There Goes The Neighborhood?". And which movie spawned the phrase "Hasta La Vista, Baby"? We have all the stories. Are you up for the challenge? The 1001 History Challenge is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network.... Show More

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March 22, 2020 11 min
She was an accomplished actress by the age of 5, and loved by millions. After a full career on screen she became a United States Diplomat, serving our embassies in Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She is the only actress known to have a drink named after her. Her name? Support our show and checkout www.simplisafe.com/1001! Only 14.99/mo- no long contracts-no tools required. This is a great product- highly reviewed (40,000 Amazon reviews)-...
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March 15, 2020 10 min
Beware the Ides of March- Where does this quote come from? Who said it? And what are "the ides of March"? Find out here- and learn some other facts we'll bet you didn't know-even if you know these answers! Support our show and checkout www.simplisafe.com/1001! Only 14.99/mo- no long contracts-no tools required. This is a great product- highly reviewed (40,000 Amazon reviews)- we recommend it. NEW Enjoy THE 1001 HIST...
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March 1, 2020 9 min
What movie launched the expression "We're going to need a bigger boat"? Support our show and checkout www.simplisafe.com/1001! Only 14.99/mo- no long contracts-no tools required. This is a great product- highly reviewed (40,000 Amazon reviews)- we recommend it. NEW Enjoy THE 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-history-challenge/id1482436263 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love St...
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These words were spoken August 20th, 1940, by the Prime Minister of England, to pilots of the British Royal Air Force, who had been showing great courage against the German Luftwaffe in an effort to save Great Britain from being bombed into submission. This was the Battle of Britain- these were dark days- and the PM wanted these brave men to know that they carried the undying gratitude of their countrymen for their courage and sacr...
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November 3, 2019 11 min
This Armed Forces Radio DJ blazed a trail in history when he wrote a TV movie script about his experiences in Vietnam and it was made into an Oscar winning movie. What was his name? TEST YOUR HISTORY SMARTS! CATCH OUR NEWEST SHOW 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE HERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.com or HERE: at Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iwdojx2zx4jj2xj25fwupwrdcxq or HERE a...
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October 27, 2019 8 min
Your Challenge: name the movie, name who played T-800, and bonus question- who played John Connor? TEST YOUR HISTORY SMARTS! CATCH OUR NEWEST SHOW 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE HERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.com or HERE: at Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iwdojx2zx4jj2xj25fwupwrdcxq or HERE at Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-history-challenge/id14...
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There are many versions of the quote "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand" but the most famous one came from an 1858 This man had just accepted the nomination for Illinois State Senator.. Who uttered those words and what famous slavery debates were taking place that year? TEST YOUR HISTORY SMARTS! CATCH OUR NEWEST SHOW 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE HERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.com or H...
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October 13, 2019 10 min
The Beach Boys recorded "The Sloop John B" in 1965 and this is the story of where the song came from and how the Beach Boys were able to turn an old folk song into one of their greatest hits.  Two "rock-pop" history questions included at the end. Enjoy! TEST YOUR HISTORY SMARTS!  CATCH OUR NEWEST SHOW 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE HERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.com or HERE: at Google Pla...
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October 4, 2019 8 min
In a posh Hollywood cemetery there stands a gravestone belonging to a well-known comedian. These words are written on that marker. "THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD".   Are you up for the challenge? TEST YOUR HISTORY SMARTS!  CATCH OUR NEWEST SHOW 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE HERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.com or HERE: at Google Play:  https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iwdojx2zx4jj2xj...
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October 4, 2019 10 min
The meaning and history of the phrase "Jump The Shark" is told here- leaving you to name at least three members of a famous TV family and their neighbor. TEST YOUR HISTORY SMARTS!  CATCH OUR NEWEST SHOW 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE HERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.com or HERE: at Google Play:  https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iwdojx2zx4jj2xj25fwupwrdcxq or HERE at Apple Podcasts ...
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October 4, 2019 10 min
"Damn The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead" were the words Vice Admiral D.F. used to overcome a tense moment in Mobile Bay in 1864 as his lead boat was destroyed by a torpedo mine. The story of who said it and why is told here. TEST YOUR HISTORY SMARTS!  CATCH OUR NEWEST SHOW 1001 HISTORY CHALLENGE HERE: (main website all 1001 shows) https://www.1001storiespodcast.com or HERE: at Google Play:  https://play.google.com/music/liste...
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