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This Day in History Class

By John Lachine, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Bite-size daily history older kids and adults will eat up.

Podcast History iHeart Podcast Network , HowStuffWorks Average run time: 10 minutes
This Day in History Class

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This podcast goes beyond the pages of our classroom history books, but it could go further. This Day in History Class hardly ignores the checkered past of so many countries and regimes, including that of the United States, and it does provide a more honest look at ourselves than may be found in mainstream media. However, episodes still tread carefully and have yet to tackle hot-button events, such as the ongoing murders of Black Americans or any critique of our nation's more recent military aggressions, such as the invasion of Iraq. That said, one can only pack so much into less than 15 minutes of airtime, and within these constraints, This Day in History Class rises above its peers. Although the format is unique, there's not much to engage or immerse the listener other than the host talking about the topic at hand. No music or sound effects are used to enhance the story, so it can feel a bit monotonous and dry at times.

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