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Paul Harvey Podcast

Welcome to the Paul Harvey Podcast. This podcast features the best stories from Paul Harvey's News and Comment and The Rest of the Story shows. He blended news reporting along with an expression of his personal values: love of God and America, Midwestern roots, heart-warming tales of average Americans, family values, and optimism for the future of America. Mr. Harvey was a broadcaster for more than half a century on the ABC News Network with a weekly audience of more than 24 million. He was recognized many times including the Horatio Alger Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' most prestigious civilian award. Mr. Harvey passed at age 90 in 2009.

The format for this podcast is rebroadcasting his News and Comment and The Rest of the Story shows. Unfortunately, few of his News and Comment shows are available. They will be featured once or twice a month and I will attempt to schedule them to coincide with major U.S. holidays related to the show topic. With the large library of Rest of the Story shows, I will group them into common themes that will run for three or four consecutive podcast episodes. Most podcast episodes will be about four minutes in length. I will do my best to clean the audio quality of the audio recordings. Sometimes I will post a follow-up PDF document to the podcast that relates to the episode topic. Most of those PDF documents will come from Wikipedia.

This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network composed of family friendly podcasts that bring a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network by clicking on this link, http://lifepodcast.net.  I am a professor of history at the University of Minnesota.  Check out my personal website at http://arendale.org to learn more about me and my research.

This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps. Click on the link to go to their website to subscribe for future podcast episodes. iTunes, LibsynGoogle Play MusicStitcherTuneIn , iHeartRadioCastBox.fm, Player FM, Overcast, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, RSSRadio, and Castamatic.  It is available through the following websites: Arendale.org and the Paulharveypodcast Facebook page. Follow our Twitter account, @paulharveypod 

Please post comments to the individual episodes, post to the iTunes podcast review and rating section, and email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Nov 29, 2017

Paul Harvey is in the middle of a six-part inventor series. This second episode is called, “The Famous Inventor’s First Major Rejection.

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Nov 27, 2017

Paul Harvey begins a six-part inventor series. This first episode is called, “The Miracle Above Michigan Avenue.

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Nov 23, 2017

The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving was inspired by events dating back to their ancestral home in the Netherlands. The 3 October Festival in the Netherlands commemorates the anniversary of the 1573–1574 Siege of Leiden, during the Eighty Years' War, when the Spanish Army attempted to capture the city. The first siege...


Nov 23, 2017

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day is an annual Canadian holiday, occurring on the second Monday in October, which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Thanksgiving has been officially celebrated as an annual holiday in Canada since November 6, 1879. The date, however, was not fixed and varied...


Nov 23, 2017

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after Congress requested a proclamation by George Washington. It has been celebrated as...