Hope, Through History

Hope, Through History

C13Originals | Jon Meacham | The HISTORY® Channel

History

13 episodes

Welcome to a new season of the C13Originals critically acclaimed Hope, Through History documentary limited series. Narrated and written by Pulitzer Prize Winning and Best Selling Historian Jon Meacham, Season Two explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, how this nation dealt with the impact of these moments, and how we came through these moments a more unified nation. Season Two, presented by C13Originals, in association with The HISTORY® Channel, will guide you through the Battle of Gettysburg and its impact on the future of the country, the relationship between FDR and Churchill and America’s slow walk to war, the plan for AIDS relief, the sinking of the Lusitania and events impact on the future of America, and Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights Act. This follows Season One which covered the 1918 Flu Pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II, the polio epidemic and the Cuban Missile Crisis. These stories of crisis—the term originates in the writings of Hippocrates, as a moment in the course of a disease where a patient either lives or dies—are rich, and in our own 2021 hour of coming out of the devastating pandemic and slow-motion but indisputably real panic, there’s utility in re-engaging with the stories of how leaders and citizens have reacted amid tension and tumult. The vicissitudes of history always challenge us in new and often-confounding ways; that’s in the nature of things. Still, as Winston Churchill once remarked, “The future is unknowable, but the past should give us hope”—the hope that human ingenuity, reason, and character can combine to save us from the abyss and keep us on a path, in another phrase of Churchill’s, to broad, sun-lit uplands.


  • 21 JUL 2021
    Death At Sea
    29m 17s

    As World War erupts in Europe, President Woodrow Wilson follows public opinion and stays out of the international conflict. But when a merchant ship carrying American passengers is attacked by a German U-boat, the United States begins to em...

  • 14 JUL 2021
    To End A Plague
    26m 4s

    In the midst of a devastating humanitarian crisis, President George W. Bush announces a bold, international plan to turn the tide against HIV/AIDS.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 07 JUL 2021
    A New Birth Of Freedom
    36m 7s

    Abraham Lincoln arrives in Gettysburg to consecrate a battlefield, and to commit America to fulfilling its original promise that all men are created equal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

  • 30 JUN 2021
    Slow Walk To War
    37m 51s

    At the onset of World War II, Franklin Roosevelt contends with a fierce and at times virulent isolationsist movement in America while Winston Churchill pleads with President Roosevelt to join the fight against Axis forces. Learn more about...

  • 28 JUN 2021
    Trailer: Hope, Through History, Season Two
    1m 56s

    Welcome back to a new season of the C13Originals critically acclaimed Hope, Through History documentary limited series. Narrated and written by Pulitzer Prize Winning and Best Selling Historian, Jon Meacham, Season Two explores some of the...

  • 15 JUN 2021
    Presenting: No Place Like Home
    3m 54s

    Do you remember the first time you watched The Wizard of Oz? Those famous red ruby slippers are some of the most iconic objects in Hollywood history that still bring back nostalgic memories every time they’re seen. They became a rare collec...

  • 28 OCT 2020
    Bonus: Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address
    21m 39s

    From Jon Meacham and C13Originals, it's the latest documentary podcast called It Was Said. This episode brings the Farwell Address of Ronald Reagan to life, and shares the context of this speech in our history and the impact it still carrie...

  • 19 MAY 2020
    Episode 5 | The 1918 Influenza Pandemic
    27m 58s

    In 1917, as President Woodrow Wilson prepared the nation for World War, an even deadlier crisis was hiding in plain sight. An influenza virus flourished on European battlefields and rapidly spread among civilians, paralyzing the globe with...

  • 12 MAY 2020
    Episode 4 | JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis
    44m 48s

    It is known as the most dangerous moment in human history. In late October of 1962, American spy planes discovered Soviet missile bases with nuclear capabilities on the island of Cuba. Normalcy was put on indefinite pause as millions of Ame...

  • 05 MAY 2020
    Episode 3 | The Polio Epidemic
    35m 33s

    From the late 19th to mid 20th centuries, the nation lived in fear of the polio virus. Often handicapping or paralyzing its victims, sometimes resulting in death, the disease was made all the more frightening by the fact that it preyed on y...

  • 28 APR 2020
    Episode 2 | Winston Churchill and World War II
    36m 59s

    In May of 1940, Great Britain was in the crosshairs of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi war machine. As nations on mainland Europe fell prey to fascism, Winston Churchill seized the moment in dramatic fashion, ultimately winning a permanent place...

  • 21 APR 2020
    Episode 1 | FDR and The Great Depression
    41m 4s

    Following a decade of roaring prosperity in America, something invincible was proving vulnerable. The Great Depression was ravaging the economy and destroying lives, creating a dire need for bold, honest leadership. With the help of Pulitze...

  • 09 APR 2020
    Trailer: Hope, Through History
    3m 20s

    Welcome to Hope, Through History with Jon Meacham. This limited series explores some of the most historic and trying times in American History, and how this nation dealt with these moments, the impact of these moments and how we came throug...