It Was Said
It Was Said
It Was Said
CATEGORY: Society & Culture
It Was Said is a limited documentary podcast series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian Jon Meacham, and created, directed and produced by Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios in association with HISTORY, this series will take you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham will offer expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series will also bring together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.
  1. September 16, 2020
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    Ep 4: Meghan McCain, and Her Father’s America
    Meghan McCain delivers a provocative eulogy for her father, the war hero and senator, John McCain, at Washington National Cathedral. It was a speech at once elegiac and resonant in the age of Trump.Learn more a…
  2. September 09, 2020
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    Ep 3: President Obama's Charleston Sermon
    Barack Obama goes to Charleston, South Carolina in the wake of a white supremacist’s massacre of innocents at Emanuel AME Church. In word and in song the 44th President contemplates tragedy and grace.Learn more…
  3. September 02, 2020
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    Ep 2: RFK, A Eulogy for King
    Robert Kennedy learns of the MLK Jr.’s assassination while in route to a campaign event in inner city Indianapolis. He breaks the news to an unsuspecting crowd, delivering a spontaneous and empathetic eulogy fo…
  4. September 02, 2020
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    Ep 1: MLK Jr., The Last Speech
    In one of the most tumultuous moments in American history, Martin Luther King Jr. travels to Memphis to address the issue of racial and economic injustice. With eloquent language and brilliant rhetoric, he crea…
  5. August 11, 2020
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    Ep 0: Welcome to It Was Said, with Jon Meacham
    Welcome to Season One of It Was Said, a documentary podcast series that looks back on 10 of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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