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The Modern History HSC Podcast

The Modern History HSC Podcast

The Modern History HSC Podcast is a project developed by Australian teacher Blake Hamilton and the students of Quirindi High School in New South Wales, Australia. The team has produced the show for over three years. On each episode, the host and guests look under the hood for a deeper dive into some greater and lesser events of the 20th century.

Hamilton explains that the show serves another purpose as well. The podcast production gives students in rural Australia access to processes, equipment and knowledge that would otherwise be unavailable. And it democratizes education, giving the students a voice.

“Just History” is the brand new theme song for the Modern History HSC Podcast. To bring a bit of international attention to their production, the Quirindi High School crew decided to release the song as a single. The track is an upbeat alt-pop nugget. On the mic, Spanish vocalist Nekane ponders the weight of history, and humanity’s ability to rise above past mistakes.

"The hook for the song was the inspiration, it is based on the Mark Twain quote, “History doesn't repeat but it rhymes.” The song was meant to capture the idea that you can expect a trial ahead but humanity will make it through. "
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Blake Hamilton
Modern History HSC Podcast

Check out “Just History” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Blake Hamilton and the students of Quirindi High School, and subscribe to the Modern History HSC Podcast.

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