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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 7, 2017

Paul Harvey shares a short speech from his radio program, News and Commentary named “Al Capone’s Gun”. The short story traces the gun owned by Al Capone and its journey through the Capone family. Along the way we learn about people involved with Capone with his criminal activities. Accompanying the audio...


Oct 7, 2017

The New Deal was a series of federal programs, public work projects, and financial reforms and regulations, enacted in the United States during the 1930s in response to the Great Depression. These programs included support for the farmers, the unemployed, the youth, and the elderly, as well as the new constraints...


Sep 17, 2017

Paul Harvey shares a short speech from his radio program, News and Commentary named “The Policeman”. This is especially personally to him since Mr. Harvey’s father was a policeman who was killed in the line of duty when Harvey was a child.

Paul Harvey began his News and Commentary and The Rest of the Story radio...


Aug 13, 2017

Paul Harvey shares a short speech from his radio program, News and Commentary named “America the Beautiful”. His speech was inspired by the poem written by Katherine Bates. Samuel A. Ward composed the music to accompany the poem and was first published in 1910 as “America the Beautiful”. Accompanying this...


Jul 23, 2017

Paul Harvey shares a short speech from his radio program, News and Commentary named “The Cure for Prosperity”. This commentary first shared in 1987 is just as true today three decades later.

Paul Harvey began his News and Commentary and The Rest of the Story radio shows during the Second World War on the ABC Radio...