Matthew NiesHistory
Matthew NiesHistory
Matthew NiesHistory
Matthew NiesHistory


Diving into History is our specialty as we (two history teachers) help our students, and anyone else that is interested, tackle the events of our past.

  • Jane Addams and the Hull House
    Hello folks.  Today we are taking a break from the World Power series to talk about Chicago's Jane Addams and the Hull House.  The Hull House is a settlement house that rose to prominence by helping those in need in a poor working class neighborhood during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
  • World Power World War I
    Hello listeners.  We are back discussing the US growth as a world power at the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century.  Today we will talk about World War I.  Specifically, we will talk about causes, technology, and major battles.
  • World Power Imperialism Spanish American War
    Hello listeners.  We are back for another season talking about American History.  In today's episode, we kick off our World Power series by talking about Imperialism and the Spanish American War.  These are the early stages of the U.S. emerging as a world power on the world stage.
  • Progressive Era FDA and Social Gospel
    Hello everyone, thanks for tuning into our last episode of season two.  This will conclude our podcasts over the Progressive Era.  Today we will talk about the FDA (specifically the Pure Food and Drug Act) and the Social Gospel Movement.
  • Progressive Era Muckrakers Suffrage Populism
    Welcome back as we continue to talk about the Progressive Era.  Today we will discuss muckrakers, suffrage, and populism.
  • Progressive Era Overview Civil Service Reforms Antitrust Acts and Conservation
    Hello folks.  Welcome to Season 2 of Hacking History.  Today we give a brief overview of the Progressive Era then we dive into Civil Service Reforms, Antitrust Acts, and Conservation during the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century in the United States.
  • Gilded Age Labor Unions Native Policies Cattle Boom
    Last episode in our series covering the Gilded Age.  Today we will talk about Labor Unions, Native American Policies, and the Cattle Boom after the Civil War until the turn of the century.  We also have one of our students as a guest in this episode.
  • Gilded Age Political Machines Philanthropy Entrepreneurship
    In this episode we go a little deeper into the Gilded Age by discussing political machines, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.
  • Gilded Age Industrialization, Immigration, and Urbanization
    Hello everybody. This is a podcast over industrialization, immigration, and urbanization in the Gilded Age.
  • Gilded Age Inventions
    Hello everybody. This is an overview of inventions in the Gilded Age.
  • Gilded Age Overview
    Hello everybody. This is an overview and introduction to the Gilded Age.