Vox Historia: The Voice of History

Vox Historia: The Voice of History

By Bruce Janu
History speaks to us through the many threads of the past, informing our present and predicting our future. Vox History examines those voices in a unique way. Each episode of this podcast is created by students of history at Elk Grove High School. In lieu of traditional tests and activities, the students pick the topics and produce the episodes. Sometimes you may hear the voice of teachers as well, as they become inspired by the students.
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Why did Germany Lose World War I?
On this episode of Vox Historia Juan and Joe discuss the First World War and the factors that brought down Germany. 
12:25
March 30, 2020
The Journal of a Slave
On this episode Armando Delgado reads a fictionalized account of a slave captured from Africa and brought to the New World.
12:29
December 16, 2019
Diseases of the Columbian Exchange
On this episode of Vox Historia, Alejandra Alcantar, Emily Casas and Evelyn Rosas discuss the diseases of smallpox, whooping cough and malaria.
23:14
December 16, 2019
Slavery, a History
On this episode of Vox Historia, Jaylene Mercado, Litzy Cardenas and Kayla Fisher discuss the history of slavery.
09:39
December 16, 2019
Smallpox, A History
On this episode of Vox Historia, Juan Gomez, Marcos Molia and Joe Matus discuss the history of smallpox, how the vaccine was created and what might happen if there is another smallpox outbreak.
22:28
December 16, 2019
A History of Smallpox
On this episode of Vox Historia, Stephanie Cuatepitzi, Stephanie Amezquita and Verenice Felix Garcia discuss the history of smallpox. This project was from the 2019-20 7th Period World History blended class.
19:28
December 16, 2019
The Fall of Constantinople
On this episode of Vox Historia, Jesus Gamino discusses the Fall of Constantinople.
04:39
December 11, 2019
Aztec Game Show - "The Bell Ringer" with Ryan, Jaden and Darren
Join a game show about the Aztecs with host Darren Waddas, and contestants Jaden Alberson and Ryan Schofield. What happens when someone loses?
09:51
December 11, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: U-Boats, Snakes and Nazis with Kobe, Cesar and Adam
On this episode of Vox Historia, Kobe Parker, Cesar Real and Adam Gaynor discuss Indiana Jones and the history of U-Boats and Nazi ideology, plus snake mythology.
13:13
December 9, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: Snakes and the Egyptian City of Tanis with Stephanie and Estrella
On this episode of Vox Historia, Estrella Mendez and Stephanie Amezquita discuss snakes and the ancient Egyptian city of Tanis, as in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
13:15
October 21, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: Ark of the Covenant and Nazi Ideology with Emily and Alejandra
On this episode of Vox Historia, Emily Casas Escobedo and Alejandra Alcantar discuss Nazi ideology and the Ark of the Covenant as found in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
20:10
October 18, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: Bryan and Joseph discuss booby traps and the Lost Ark
On this episode of Vox Historia, Bryan Macedo Medina and Joseph Matus discuss booby traps and the lost Ark of the Covenant found in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
10:02
October 16, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: The Flying Wing and U-Boats with Darren and Jaden
On this episode of Vox Historia, Jaden Alberson and Darren Wadas discuss two aspects of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The "Flying Wing" and U-Boats.
10:59
October 16, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: Booby Traps and Archeology with Jesus and Chris
On this episode of Vox Historia, Chris Nalls and Jesus Gamino discuss booby traps and what archeologists really do.
07:03
October 16, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: Booby Traps and Steven Spielberg with Josh and Joe
Josh Viveros and Joe Blaszko discuss the career of Steven Spielberg and the use of booby traps in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
11:54
October 14, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: Juan and Marcos discuss the Ark of the Covenant and Booby Traps
On this episode of Vox Historia, Juan Gomez and Marcos Molina discuss the Ark of the Covenant and Booby Traps in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
15:16
October 14, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: With Armando and TJ
On this episode of Vox Historia, Armando Delgado and T.J. Michaely discuss Raiders of the Lost Ark.
11:36
October 14, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: U-Boat, Booby Traps and Snakes with Josh, Charlie and Mike
In this episode of History and Indiana Jones on Vox Historia, Josh Mizialo, Charlie Collins and Mike Dylag discuss U-Boats, booby traps and snakes in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
16:18
October 9, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: Snakes and the "Flying Wing" with Sabrina and Alex
On this episode of Vox Historia, Sabrina Alejandre and Alex Danan discuss snakes in history and the "Flying Wing" in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
10:57
October 9, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: Booby Traps and the Ark of the Covenant with Emma and Evelyn
Emma Conway and Evelyn Rosas discuss booby traps and the Ark of the Covenant in this episode of Vox Historia.
06:12
October 8, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: The Nazi Obsession with Religious Artifacts and Snakes with Verenice and Stephanie
In this episode, Verenice Felix Garcia and Stephanie Cuatepitzi discuss the Nazi obsession with religious artifacts and snakes in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
14:25
October 8, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: The Chachapoyas and the Ark of the Covenant with Litzy and Jaylene
On this episode of Vox Historia, Lizty Cardenas and Jaylene Mercado discuss the history of Chachapoyas and the Ark of the Covenant.
05:35
October 8, 2019
History and Indiana Jones: The Flying Wing and Booby Traps with James and William
On this episode of Vox Historia, James Dickson and William Evans discuss the history of the "flying wing" and the use of booby traps in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
10:36
October 8, 2019
The History in Indiana Jones: Knights Templar and Zeppelins
This episode begins the new season of Vox Historia: The Voice of History. In Multimedia World History, students recently watched Raiders of the Lost Ark. This series will focus on the movie and explore the history found in it. Not wanting to take from the students, instructors Bruce Janu and Jim Pfeiffer sit down in this episode to discuss the history found in a later movie in the series, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In this discussion, they touch upon the Knights Templar and zeppelins.
19:48
September 27, 2019
Jewish Resistance During World War II
When you talk about Ww2 you always hear about Jews dying before but never about their resistance against the Nazis. Jewish resistance in Auschwitz helped give hope to many Jews in a time when there was none. In this podcast Anne and Jakub talk about their experience during the resistance, in a fiction story about their lives. This episode was written and produced by Jayden Marquis and Emanuel Gonzalez.
08:17
May 15, 2019
World Wars I and II: A Skit Saga
World Wars I and II were some of the most influential wars to our lives today. Not only did they open our eyes to many new ideas, they have taught us lessons that should never be repeated. On this episode of Vox Historia, join Abby Maciaszek and Katie Vassiliou as they host a show filled with skits to teach us about these two World Wars.
18:17
May 13, 2019
Effects Of Decolonization through the Rwandan Genocide
The wave of the decolonization of European powers that came after World War 2 left a lasting impact on the African countries, leaving the native countries with the imposed boundaries made by the colonists. The imposed structures left by the European settlers created many conflicts with these young African nations. In this podcast, Mariano Alanis and Shyam Patel examine one of those reactions to the conflicts of systems that were caused by decolonization. The reaction being the horrible event that was the Rwandan Genocide. 
06:00
May 13, 2019
Technology: A journey through the shrinking of the world
The world today revolves around technology, and thanks to innovations in technology, the world has become a “smaller” place. From the invention of duct tape to the Nintendo switch, our world has been changing and shrinking from day one. On this episode of Vox Historia, Tara Baiti and Simone Sierra take you on a journey to see how the world has changed through technology.
14:27
May 13, 2019
The Effect of the colonization of Australia
In 1778, Captain James Cook, in search of a new colony discovered what is now modern day Queensland, Australia and claimed it for king and country. Initiating Britain to settle a far outpost for the empire and a dumping ground for prisoners after losing to the newly formed United States. The settling of Australia and the reasons that pertained to it reflect the imperialist attitudes of Britain wanting to expand to add land and power. The colonization changed a nomadic place to what is now Australia. In this podcast, we analyze the effects at a migrational, environmental and demographic aspect. This episode was written and produced by Mariano Alanis, Natasha Sevilla and Shyam Patel.
10:16
April 23, 2019
The Causes and Effects of the French Revolution
The French Revolution was a huge turning point in French society. Citizens of the third estate were tired of being mistreated and ignored and finally stood up for themselves and what they believed in, in order to get justice. On this episode of Vox Historia, Tara Baiti, Xiomara Myles, and Nikol Kroumova discuss the causes and effects of the revolution through the various points of view of people from this period.
08:52
April 16, 2019
The Opium Wars
The opium wars highlights Britain and the rest of Europe’s imperialistic ideologies that underwent in the mid 19th century. These events ultimately dismantled China and their ways of life as nearly 10 million people became addicted to opium products. In this episode of Vox Historia, Dean Fries, Jack Anderzak and Adam Malmstrom provide actions and reactions on how imperialism changed the world forever.
07:15
April 14, 2019
Abolishment of Slavery in Africa and The Americas
In this episode Braden and Jillian take you back on a time travel adventure to the time of slavery. In this episode of Vox Historia you will learn about Slavery in North/South America and Africa, laws and bills that were passed in order to abolish slavery, abolitionist movements that led to Emancipation, the treatment of slavery and tasks slaves were forced to follow, and how legislative Rulers affected slavery in both good and bad ways. This episode was produced by Braden Wildi and Jillian Strossner.
07:31
April 13, 2019
Imperialism in the Berlin Conference
Throughout the 19th century, European powers rushed to conquer land in Africa. The Berlin Conference from 1884-1885 gathered representatives from across Europe to discuss this colonialism in Africa and create borders for their new territories. Sandra, a reporter for Time Travel News, journeys back to the beginning of this conference to interview the Europeans and figure out why Africa is causing such a stir. This episode was written and produced by Ryan Allegretti, Sandra Garcia and Claudia Rejowski.
08:27
April 13, 2019
Toussaint’s College of Revolutionary Knowledge
As you sit back and listen, you hear three revolutionary leaders come together and talk about the effects of enlightenment, which led to their revolts. On this episode of Vox Historia, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Maximilien Robespierre, and Simon Bolivar will take us back to that time and explain different ways they were influenced by the Enlightenment, and how they used those great ideas for the greater good of their people. This episode was written and produced by Kristina Chirbas, Lexie Mahoney, and Varsha George. 
10:50
April 11, 2019
The Industrial Revolution and How it Spread Across the World
The industrial revolution changed the entire world for the better. In the late 1700’s, Britain started making new inventions like the steam engine which led to machine powered factories. New modes of transportation helped to spread the industrial revolution and its benefits on the quality of life across the world. On this episode of Vox Historia, Brett Ulreich, Katie Vassiliou, and Marc Imperial bring us to the future to discuss what the industrial revolution is and how it spread.
06:51
April 8, 2019
Women's Rights: From the Enlightenment to Now
Who runs the world? Girls! Women are undeniably some of the strongest people in history, from the dawn of time to the present day women have fought for the rights they deserve inspiring generations of women to do the same. Beginning from the enlightenment and ending in modern times, Simone Sierra, Glaiza Tabornal, and Abby Maciaszek show us the history of women’s rights and how far we’ve come.
09:17
April 7, 2019
Was Germany Treated Fairly in the Versailles Peace Treaty?
In this first student episode of Vox Historia, sophomores Emmanuel Gonzalez and Jayden Marquis discuss the Versailles Peace Treaty that ended the First World War and whether or not Germany was treated fairly in the details.
06:48
February 28, 2019
The Battalion of Death
Maria Bochkareva was a soldier, fighting for Russia during the First World War. On this episode of Vox Historia, history teacher Bruce Janu demonstrates how a podcast can be used to tell history--by telling the story of the Battalion of Death.  Vox Historia is a podcast produced at Elk Grove High School by students in World History class. Upcoming episodes will be researched, written and produced by students who have chosen this as a means to demonstrate learning. More information can be found at Vox Historia.
13:04
February 18, 2019
Introducing Vox History - The Voices of History
What is Vox Historia? This is a history podcast, featuring student-written and student-produced content. In this episode, world history teacher Bruce Janu explains the concept and rationale behind this podcast. Upcoming episodes will feature World History students from Elk Grove High School. More information about the podcast can be found at Vox Historia. 
08:12
February 17, 2019