Retropod

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Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

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Title: George Taliaferro, the first black player drafted to the NFL

George Taliaferro, the first black player drafted to the NFL

December 10th, 2019

He thought being drafted into the National Football League was so unlikely that he signed with an African American league team. Then, the NFL called. Go to Episode

The nurse who picked up a rifle

December 11th, 2019

During World War I, British nurse Flora Sandes put down her nurses bag to fight with the Serbian Army. Go to Episode

The summer men rebelled against their shirts

December 9th, 2019

It doesn't seem like a big deal today, but 1930s America lived in fear of the male nipple. Go to Episode

America’s forgotten Iranian hostage

December 6th, 2019

Nine months before the Iran hostage crisis, Kenneth Kraus was held hostage in Iran for eight days. Go to Episode