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Rear Vision - Podcast
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We tease out the complex history behind those baffling events in the news.
 
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The History Hour
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Using interviews and archive material from WW2 to the Arab Spring, the people who witnessed history tell us their stories. Presented by Max Pearson.
 
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True Crime Historian
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Stories of the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.
 
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The Fall of Rome Podcast
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Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.
 
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History on Fire
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Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
 
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In Our Time
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
 
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Past Present
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Past Present brings together three historians to discuss what's happening in American politics and culture today. Natalia, Neil, and Niki bring historical insights to the news of the day, offering listeners an alternative to the reflexive and polarized world of punditry. Interested in the world around you but exhausted by rote reactions and partisan talking points? You've come to the right place.
 
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What Just Happened?
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Asking the question: What just happened?
 
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Our Fake History
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Historical Myths Relished and Ruined!
 
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Great Lives
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Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.
 
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
 
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions ...
 
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Rear Vision - Podcast
 
The story of Islam in the Philippines.
 
Murder and conspiracy among Italy's elite, an Italian atrocity in 1930s Ethiopia, Christians in the Korean War, Japan hosts the first Body Worlds, and Asian Americans struggle against racism and violence in the 1980s.Photo: Robert Calvi, head of Banco Ambrosiano, who was convicted of fraud but released on appeal shortly before his murder (Credi ...…
 
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True Crime Historian
 
 
Could the Roman Empire have survived past the fifth century? To answer that question, we examine some other points when the Empire could have fallen apart but didn't, and what brought it back together after Caesar's assassination and the Crisis of the Third Century.Take the survey at wondery.com/survey.…
 
“My advice is not to allow into your house someone who will put you out of it.” —Cuitlahuac “He added that we could look for no help or assistance except from God, for now we had no ships in which to return to Cuba. Therefore we must rely on our own good swords and stout hearts.” — Bernal Diaz “We knew that they had come determined to leave non ...…
 
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In Our Time
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Alexander Pushkin's verse novel, the story of Eugene Onegin, widely regarded as his masterpiece. Pushkin (pictured above) began this in 1823 and worked on it over the next ten years, while moving around Russia, developing the central character of a figure all too typical of his age, the so-called superfluous man. ...…
 
In this week's episode, Niki, Neil and Natalia debate the outcome of the recent British election, Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop, and the history of Father's Day.
 
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True Crime Historian
 
Episode 154 brings us two tales of two fellows who find their lives out of control, and try to get it back, the wrong way. ___“A Lifetime Of Hate: Thomas Fay Redfern’s Revenge.” After nearly 20 years of stewing about how one man did him wrong, at least in his own mind, a Louisville, Kentucky, native comes home to get his revenge. ___“George Yer ...…
 
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Rear Vision - Podcast
 
Despite the political disarray in Britain following the recent elections, it looks like the Brexit negotiations will begin as scheduled this week.
 
Phlyllis Schalfly, the woman who defeated a law to guarantee gender equality in the US; plus, the first performance of the Beatles hit "All You Need Is Love", a forgotten WW2 disaster, Berber rights in Algeria, and the volcanic eruption on the island of Montserrat.PHOTO: American political activist Phyllis Schlafly smiles from behind a pair of ...…
 
The second half of my interview with Darryl Brumfield. Darryl has spent more than thirty years as both a software engineer and as a pastor. For the last several years he’s been serving at Newsong Church in Santa Ana, CA. He’s a gifted speaker, funny story teller, and, as someone who grew up in the city of Compton during white flight, someone wi ...…
 
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True Crime Historian
 
 
Saint Augustine is one of the foundational figures of Christianity and one of the most influential thinkers of all time. He was also a complex and fascinating figure in his own right. Elizabeth Bruenig, an editor at the Washington Post and writer on politics and Christianity (@ebruenig on Twitter) joins me to discuss Augustine's life, thought, ...…
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what, in C19th America's Gilded Age, was one of the most significant protest movements since the Civil War with repercussions well into C20th. Farmers in the South and Midwest felt ignored by the urban and industrial elites who were thriving as the farmers suffered droughts and low prices. The farmers were politi ...…
 
In July of 1683 the Ottoman Turks were closing in on the city of Vienna. The outnumbered Austrians frantically prepared their defenses and did their best to manage the panic that was gripping the city. The battle that was about to begin would be so dramatic that it would give birth to countless myths and legends. Just how important was the 1683 ...…
 
In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate the politics of pride marches, the history of climate change, and Kathy Griffin and the politics of offense.
 
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True Crime Historian
 
Three Lady Conspirators...Episode 152 brings us a trio of deadly, dastardly females. ___“Bathsheba Spooner’s Well Of Secrets: The First American Murderess”, in which the daughter of an exiled Loyalist would become the first woman tried for murder in the newly formed United States of America.___Here’s some information on the The Spooner Well. __ ...…
 
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Rear Vision - Podcast
 
The story of plastic is the story of the modern world. It's endlessly useful but an environmental headache.
 
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What Just Happened?
 
Darryl Brumfield has spent more than thirty years as both a software engineer and as a pastor. For the last several years he’s been serving at Newsong Church in Santa Ana, CA. He’s a gifted speaker, funny story teller, and, as someone who grew up in the city of Compton during white flight, someone with an extremely unique and fascinating childh ...…
 
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The History Hour
 
Soldiers from both sides on the battle for Jerusalem; plus Robert Kennedy's assassination, the child who fought slavery in Pakistan, and the cousin of Anne FrankPhoto:Israeli forces advancing in the Sinai desert during the Six-Day War, June 1967. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
 
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True Crime Historian
 
YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Nagging Mother Killed In Her Own Kitchen ___Episode 151 is the twisted little tale of a family quarrel gone extreme. There are a couple of different explanations as to how things got so heated on that July ...…
 
As central government disappeared from what had been the Western Roman Empire, the barbarian kingdoms stepped into the void, creating new forms of rulership and institutions that would lay the groundwork for the fragmented, fractured medieval world.Take the survey at Wondery.com/survey.
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and works of Christine de Pizan, who wrote at the French Court in the late Middle Ages and was celebrated by Simone de Beauvoir as the first woman to 'take up her pen in defence of her sex.' She wrote across a broad range, and was particularly noted for challenging the depiction of women by famous writer ...…
 
In this week's episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the decline of the long-haul trucker, the future of NATO, and the national spelling bee.
 
This is a special episode. The regular What Just Happened podcast will be back again soon! I'm thrilled to be part of the launch of the brand new PAAC Podcast! This is a project that PAAC co-founders Lydia Suh and Liz Lin had been wanting to do for months. And whether you call it divine intervention or just remarkable timing, the stars aligned ...…
 
AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...A Crossing Guard ConfessesEpisode 150 is the brutal tale of one of the most fiendish murders on record in California, or anywhere, that a dogged prosecutor pins on the town’s simple minded crossing ...…
 
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Rear Vision - Podcast
 
With the expansion of global trade, control of the world’s oceans and sea lanes has become increasingly important.
 
How private citizens in Canada sponsored Vietnamese boat-people. Plus the first ever charity rock concert for Chernobyl, the actor who stared in a Hitchcock murder movie, America's first ever female rabbi and Mr Sanitation brings clean toilets in India. Photo: A Vietnamese boat crowded with refugees runs aground on the Malaysian coast. 1979 (BBC)…
 
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True Crime Historian
 
AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Murder Of Percy Thompson By His Wife’s Young Lover ___For Episode 149 we make a journey to England in the 1920s and hear about the torrid affair between a successful milliner, but unhappy wife, ...…
 
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In Our Time
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss enzymes, the proteins that control the speed of chemical reactions in living organisms. Without enzymes, these reactions would take place too slowly to keep organisms alive: with their actions as catalysts, changes which might otherwise take millions of years can happen hundreds of times a second. Some enzymes br ...…
 
The 1683 Siege of Vienna has been remembered as one of the most dramatic moments in European history. The Ottoman Turks threw the might of their empire against the walls Vienna in an attempt to capture a prize they called the "Golden Apple". This event would give birth to countless myths, both big and small. Tune in and find out how J.R.R Tolki ...…
 
In this week's episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate jury selection in the Bill Cosby trial, Wonder Woman and feminism, and the fidget spinner.
 
There were so many hoaxes in Andy Kaufman's brief career that for years his fans believed that he wasn't really dead. Kaufman's best known as Latka Gravas in the American sitcom Taxi, and his life was undoubtedly weird. Performance artist, Elvis impersonator, wrestler - he's difficult to pin down. Nominator Iain Lee believes he was a genius, wh ...…
 
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True Crime Historian
 
AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Approximately 55 Wives of Johann Hoch ___Episode 148 tells the unlikely story of a German immigrant who managed to wed dozens of women, mostly widows that he met through personal ads in German ...…
 
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Rear Vision - Podcast
 
Voters hoped constitutional reform would allow the federal government to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.
 
The murder of a radical Salvadoran writer in May 1975, at the hands of his own comrades. Plus how Irish pubs saved the economy, Taiwanese pop in a culture war with China, Romanian Roma survivors of the Holocaust, and Pakistan's first nuclear test.Photo: Roque Dalton receiving the Casa de las Américas prize for poetry in 1969.…
 
Roman Britain fell fast, and it fell hard. Into the ruins of this world stepped a wave of migrants from the North Sea coast of the Continent whom we know as the Anglo-Saxons. This migration, a complex and dynamic movement of people over the course of 200 years, rewrote the political, demographic, linguistic, and cultural maps of eastern Britain ...…
 
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True Crime Historian
 
AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Tri-State Head And Hands Murder Plot ___ The cast of characters in Episode 147 includes a previously convicted murderer who works as a driver and “sort of a secretary” for an eccentric former o ...…
 
“We came to serve God and get rich” — Bernal Diaz “Behold this torch which we will light and place between our armies. If you do not make haste and retreat before the torch is burned, you will die. We do not want you as guests.” — Maya warning to the Spaniards in 1518 “Do not lose your soul for the sake of an Indian woman” — Geronimo de Aguilar ...…
 
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In Our Time
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the flourishing of the idea of Purgatory from C12th, when it was imagined as a place alongside Hell and Heaven in which the souls of sinners would be purged of those sins by fire. In the West, there were new systems put in place to pray for the souls of the dead, on a greater scale, with opportunities to buy pard ...…
 
On this week's show, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Jim Comey’s firing, teeth and dental care, and the Bachelorette’s first black star.
 
This week it's the turn of Peter Williams, founder of the British retail chain Jack Wills who is nominating Steve Jobs as his great life. For Williams, despite the fact that Steve Jobs was an abrasive and difficult person, it was his ability to predict what people wanted. It was his Apple products that have touched the lives of so many people w ...…
 
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True Crime Historian
 
Sunday Magazine #7 -- Four Freaky Tales ...___Spider Attic Ghost Killer: The truly bizarre tale of a man who stalked an elderly couple by living in their attic, sneaking down to forage meals from their fridge.The Texas Candy Bar Murders: The coroner called it suicide, but others questioned how the young mother-to-be shot herself in back of the ...…
 
Renewable energy is clean, cheap and it’s never going to run out but when the wind stops blowing and the sun goes down, there is no power.
 
The 1954 US Supreme Court ruling that led to the end of racial segregation in US schools, the Iranian woman protestor whose death on film shocked the world; the start of the worldwide dieting franchise, Weight Watchers and who was Alexander Hamilton?(Photo African American student Linda Brown, Cheryl Brown Henderson's eldest sister (front, C) s ...…
 
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True Crime Historian
 
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder of Harry Dewey Garbe ___ Episode 145 takes into the life story of 18-year-old bad girl Gussie Humann, and an ill-conceived plan to get back at an old boyfriend that resulted in her becoming th ...…
 
Why didn't Rome rise again? Everywhere else in the world, the appearance of one great empire was marked by their recurrent resurgence, but in Europe it happened only once. Professor Walter Scheidel of Stanford University - the author of numerous outstanding books on Rome and beyond, most recently "The Great Leveler", on the history of economic ...…
 
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In Our Time
 
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and work of Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) and his extraordinary contribution to medicine and science. It is said few people have saved more lives than Pasteur. A chemist, he showed that otherwise identical molecules could exist as 'left' and 'right-handed' versions and that molecules produced by living thing ...…
 
In the world of pseudo-historical theories there are few more radical than the Phantom Time Hypothesis and the New Chronology. These theories propose that hundreds of years of human history never actually occurred. Our current chronology has been inflated with fake events and "phantom time". These theorists would have us believe that most of ou ...…
 
In this week's episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki debate historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Rebecca Tuvel controversy, and commencement speeches.
 
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