You Are There! World History Audio Collection

Feel like you are there, experiencing the events of world history afresh! See the Fall of Troy, the Battle of Thermopylae, Charlemagne, the Signing of the Magna Charta, the Storming of the Bastille, the Exile and Reign of Napoleon, and even more events from 1200 B.C. to 1899 A.D. In the format of the CBS old time radio shows broadcast in the height of the ‘Radio Years’, these “Old Time Radio Shows” provide history lessons in a historical format.

Each show begins with “live” background coverage of the historical event, and then the “on the scene reporters” take over. For example, everybody knows there were no radio announcers in Ancient Greece, but you will be transported back in time anyway as the show “broadcasts” from inside and outside of Troy during the “Fall of Troy”.

The dialogue is very believable, historically accurate, and very much in character. It is apparent that the producers of this show did their homework! Let’s listen to the announcer now… “CBS takes you back to 1200 B.C. All things are as they were then, except for one thing: when CBS is there, You Are There!

You Are There! is based on authentic historical fact and quotations. This disk contains 31 tracks, with each track being 25-30 minutes long.

Track list:

  1. Sampler
  2. 1200 BC – The Fall of Troy
  3. 480 BC – The Battle of Thermopylae
  4. 399 BC – The Death of Socrates
  5. Sep 30, 331 BC – Alexander the Great Part I
  6. Oct 1, 331 BC – Alexander the Great Part II
  7. Sep, 326 BC – Alexander the Great Part III
  8. Aug 26, 79 AD – The Last Day of Pompeii
  9. Dec 5, 63 BC – The Conspiracy of Cataline
  10. 44 BC – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
  11. Dec 25, 800 – Charlemagne
  12. Oct 14, 1066 – The Battle of Hastings
  13. Jun 15, 1215 – The Signing of the Magna Charta
  14. May 30, 1431 – Joan of Arc Burned at the Stake
  15. Apr 7, 1498 – The Ordeal of Savonarola
  16. Jun 15, 1520 – The Death of Montezuma
  17. Oct 3, 1574 – The Siege of Leiden, Holland
  18. Feb 8, 1587 – Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
  19. Aug 8, 1588 – Drake Defeats Spanish Armada
  20. Jan, 1649 – The Trial and Sentencing of Charles I
  21. Sep 5, 1670 – Trial of William Penn
  22. May 23, 1701 – The Hanging of Captain Kidd
  23. Jun 22, 1757 – The Battle of Plassey
  24. Jul 14, 1789 – The Storming of The Bastille
  25. Oct 16, 1793 – The Trial of Marie Antoinette
  26. May 6, 1802 – Toussaint L’ouverture Liberates Haiti
  27. Mar 7, 1815 – Napoleon Returns from Elba
  28. Jul 31, 1815 – Napoleon Recaptured and Exiled
  29. Oct 25, 1854 – The Charge of the Light Brigade
  30. Jun 19, 1867 – The Execution of Maximilian
  31. Sep 8, 1899 – The Dreyfus Case

You can listen to a sample track (The Signing of the Magna Charta) here.