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This fast-paced, compelling audio show has set a new standard for history storytelling in podcasting, often placing the listener at a crucial moment in history from the outset, and always managing to deliver on tense human drama based upon accurate and painstaking research.


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Oct 3, 2016

This episode tells the story-behind-the story regarding the making of the movie that many critics claim is the greatest movie ever made, including the fact that the movie was filmed while WWII was raging and that many of the people involved in the making of the movie had escaped from Nazi-dominated Europe and had yet to loose family members in German concentration camps. The cast, the creators, and the story outlining the importance of Casablanca as vital link for escaping refugees, are brought to light here, along with movie gaffs listed at the end. For appropriate ages studying World War II, this episode combined with a viewing of the movie, would make an excellent prelude to studies of 1941-1943. This episode briefly and simply explains France's occupation by Germany and its political division between the Vichy Government (pro-Nazi) and the French Resistance government under DeGaulle, drawing similarities between this division and that of America during their revolution. Listen to this episode just before watching the movie and you'll enjoy Casablanca 100% more.