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Renaissance England was a bustling and exciting place...new religion! break with rome! wars with Scotland! And France! And Spain! The birth of the modern world! In this twice-monthly podcast I'll explore one aspect of life in 16th century England that will give you a deeper understanding of this most exciting time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
University and College Professors have a reputation for being eccentric. This is a 5 episode play that agrees wholeheartedly with that description. One character believes he is the modern day version of King Henry VIII. Another character believes that logic and reason are answer to all problems, political and personal. Maybe eccentric is too mild a word.
 
The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse NPR producers The Kitchen Sisters (The Keepers, Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, and Fugitive Waves). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast" —Ira G ...
 
This is Shakespeare's dutiful tribute to one of the most imposing and terrifying rulers in European history. The kingdom trembles as the giant monarch storms through his midlife crisis, disposing of the faithful Katharine of Aragon and starting a new life and, the king hopes, a line of succession with the captivating young Anne Bullen. Unlike his predecessors, Henry has no doubt about the security of his tenure on the throne, and dominates the royal court with absolute authority. The extent ...
 
An informal but informative trip through all things historical, What's the History is a good craic podcast brought to you by Claire Cotter and Fi Barry, two history teachers who want you to learn and laugh. So grab a cup of tea and settle in as we bring you along with us on a tour of the grim, the great and the ghastly.
 
"Why Didn't You Tell Me?" is a fun, open and honest look at how three young men who thought the stuff they were taught in school would prepare them to be successful, confident and stable young adults. Little did they know that Pythagoras theorem wouldn't help them buy houses and Henry VIII wouldn’t get them work experience. The transition into adulthood is abrupt and real world knowledge is the true key - so let’s shift the balance. This platform pokes fun, educates and inspires the next and ...
 
Delve into the fascinating, individual stories of the Kings and Queens of England and the United Kingdom starting from 1066. From the chivalric warriors, to the hungry war-mongers to the nefarious tyrants. Discover the monarchs at their most prestigious and most fragile. Hosted by Jonny Langton Twitter - @kingsqueenspod Facebook – The Kings and Queens podcast
 
We are at a critical moment in history, where the 24/7 news cycle no longer just covers the story. It influences the story. Sometimes it IS the story. Do you love history and find the media maddening? #MeToo! “Top Story Tonight!” revisits great moments in history as if the modern media existed at the time - cable news, Twitter, Instagram, talk radio, reality TV, even the dark web of conspiracy theories. Imagine retelling the story of Cleopatra as the original Kim Kardashian on Instagram. Thi ...
 
This summer, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth to an heir to the throne. In this pair of lectures, leading historians explore how Tudor and Stuart monarchs begat children. We’ll go from throne to bedchamber, from weddings to ballads as we examine how Henry VIII’s fertility struggles and the scandal over the “warming pan baby” shed light on the history of fertility, pregnancy and childbirth in the British Isles. Lecture 1 Henry VIII: The Quest for an Heir, given by Peter J ...
 
A nutritionist and a yoga instructor get together to talk about nutrition and wellness trends throughout history--from the unique to the disturbing to the effective. Join us as we journey through time and discover the unusual and, at times, crazy side of wellness and nutrition through the lens of history.
 
A poor young boy from the slums of London watches a royal procession pass, with the youthful Prince of Wales riding at its head. He ventures too close and is caught and beaten by the Prince's guards. However, the young royal stops them and invites the vagrant to the palace. Here the two boys sup alone and are stunned to discover that they bear a startling resemblance to each other. The Prince is Edward, long awaited heir of the monarch, Henry VIII, while the vagrant is Tom Canty, the son of ...
 
If you want to learn about Historic Royal Palaces then this is the podcast for you! Locked up in the Tower of London Annabel’s uncle is a Beefeater, one of the special Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London! He’s always telling her about the famous prisoners the Tower of London has held over the years so she’s taking us on a tour to check the place out for ourselves! Locked Up in The Tower of London is made possible with support from Historic Royal Palaces. The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace ...
 
A psychological examination of historically significant lives. We will peek into the minds of our subject to answer, what made them tick? Uncovering the personal motivations that drove their public acts and how those acts in turn changed all our lives.
 
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A series of episodes to help develop an awareness and understanding of major issues in History and Politics across the USA, UK, Europe and global politics and ideologies; everything for the A Level History, Politics, GCSE History and just those with a curiosity and interest.
 
A podcast for enthusiasts about firearms, history, museums, and more, with a goal of providing an understanding of what it’s like to work with these items in an environment that is becoming less and less accepting of the scholarship and work being done in this field. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/highcaliberhistory/support
 
These podcasts feature lectures and presentations from the annual Midwest Preacher's Retreat held at Wisconsin Christian Youth Camp (Fallhall Glen) in Black River, Falls, Wisconsin. Recordings have been preserved through the efforts of those in attendance. Special thanks to Kevin Rayner, who excelled at this task for many years. Our recording equipment sometimes does not record the question and answer portions well. It is our hope that these recordings prove a worthwhile resource to those wh ...
 
Join us as we review and rate every Best Picture winner and nominee from 1927/28 onwards. Our ratings are based on four major categories, Acting, Writing, Cinematography, and Overall, as well as four bonus categories, Costumes/Set, Boldness, Longevity, and Legacy. At the end of our episodes we decide whether or not we will nominate the movie for our own coveted award: The Notscar or A Movie Award Podcast Movie Award for Movies.
 
Blackfriars Backstage Pass A fun, informative, off-the-cuff discussion series involving American Shakespeare Center Executive Director Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen and members of the ASC acting troupe as they explore literary devices, characterization, acting and directorial choices, and more for each of the plays currently appearing on the stage of the American Shakespeare Center?s Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA. Each edition of Backstage Pass also serves as a useful and enjoyable tool for t ...
 
Podcasts from the 8th Annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference which took place on August 24-25 2018 at the Graduate School, Queen's University Belfast. The 8th Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference was generously supported by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, the School of Arts, English and Languages, and the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast, and Marsh's Library. Podcasting by Real Smart Media in associat ...
 
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Mrinalini Sarabhai was an Indian classical dancer specialising in Bharatanatyam and becoming the first woman to perform Kathakali. She was very successful and performed around the world, with one reviewer in Paris calling her the 'Hindu atomic bomb'. She married prominent scientist and industrialist Vikram Sarabhai and together they would rub shoul…
 
The Wooster Group, perched on a street corner in Soho in downtown New York, has been at the forefront of experimental theater for some 40 years. Their startling performances unravel and transform classic texts by Brecht, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Eugene O’Neill, along with their own shocking original works. Six Obies, nine Bessies, accolades from aroun…
 
This week a solo Claire reads a short story by Irish literary giant, Frank O' Connor. The story is set during the Irish War of Independence where two English soldiers are held prisoner by the IRA. When the soldiers and their Irish minders start to bond, conflict arises over what to do with them. Fi is absent for this episode but will return very so…
 
Judge and former President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, chooses to nominate the suffragette, businesswoman, and founder of Time and Tide magazine, Margaret Haig Thomas, also known as Lady Rhondda. Born in 1883, Lady Rhondda was brought up an only child, in South Wales, by her feminist parents. She survived the sinking of the Lusitania and sat o…
 
Is it sanatoriums or sanatariums? Alice and Leslie answer this question while discussing the scourge of tuberculosis. Hear about the disease's ancient origins, the disgusting ways it was diagnosed, and about a few peculiar 20th century treatments. They discuss antibiotics and, of course, COVID makes an appearance.…
 
William Lever was a grocer's son who went on to make a fortune selling soap. Lifebuoy, Lux ... and eventually Unilever are just some of his creations. Picking him for Great Lives is Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland. Joining him is Adam Macqueen, author of The King of Sunlight: How William Lever Cleaned up the The World. The presenter is…
 
We drank a lot of coffee. How much coffee is too much? This much. Seriously. Claire talks about the North Sentinelese and why they need to be left alone. And also, they'll kill you. Fi tells us about the Dogger Bank Incident. Again, there are accents and again, we are sorry.By Claire Cotter
 
Happy New Year! In this episode, Fi tells us the story of Ilya Ivanov, a mad scientist altogether. What would you call a chimp human hybrid? I don't think anything can beat 'bonobro' to be honest. Claire talks about movies. Lots of movies. Some historically accurate, some not so much. Enjoy everyone and don't forget to rate us pretty please.…
 
On Sunday, December 19, 2021, The Cleveland Clinic and five other major health care institutions in Northeastern Ohio took out a full page ad in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the largest newspaper in the region. Simple and stark, the page was blank, save for the word—HELP—written in bold black letters. Today the health care system of the region is ne…
 
Noor-Un-Nissa Inayat Khan was an Indian muslim princess who became an under-cover agent for the ‘SOE’ – Churchill’s Special Operational Executive. She’s one of only a handful of women in the second world war awarded The George Cross, the highest civilian decoration in the UK.Noor's story will take us from Moscow to London, then Paris. There will be…
 
The Commonwealth of England - 1649-60 In a weary speech to parliament on 4 February 1658 Oliver Cromwell told MPs that ‘I would have been glad, as to my own conscience and spirit, to have been living under a woodside to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken such a place as this’. In the 1630s, Oliver Cromwell raised chickens an…
 
It all began with a small portrait in the Greenwich museum - of a sexless looking character in wide stripey trousers. Actor Nina Sosanya says she was immediately intrigued. Who was this? Why was she here? And did she really sail round the world dressed as a man? She discovered that Jeanne Baret was a poor but ingenious French woman who joined Louis…
 
She rose every day at dusk and rehearsed, performed, ate and drank until dawn. Then slept all day, woke up and began to create and unravel again as the sun went down. Nearly every song Edith Piaf sang came from a moment of her life on the streets of Paris. She would tell her composer and musician lovers a story, or describe a feeling or show them a…
 
So many rulers maintain their power by ruling with an iron fist and killing whoever gets in their way. So how then, did our Prince of Peace, Jesus, who never lifted a sword somehow defy all odds and become the King of Kings? Join Pastor Jacob in this next installment of our sermon series as he compares Jesus to Vlad the Impaler.…
 
Johnny Ramone is a founding member of the seminal New York punk band, the Ramones. Famed for their blisteringly short songs played at breakneck speed, the Ramones burst onto the scene in 1976 with tracks like 'Blitzkrieg Bop', 'I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You' and 'Judy is a Punk'. When they played The Roundhouse in London journalist Chris Salew…
 
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein in 1892. Orphaned before he was a teenager, he fought at the Somme in World War One before going on to become one of the best-selling authors of all time. Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum, Frodo, Sauron - these are just a few of the famous characters he created for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.Nomina…
 
Hidden Kitchens, the duPont-Columbia and James Beard Award winning radio series on NPR’s Morning Edition, explores the world of unexpected, below the radar cooking, legendary meals and eating traditions — how communities come together through food. With host Frances McDormand this collection of stories chronicles kitchen cultures, past and present …
 
The 13th century King of Mali, Mansa Musa, is believed by scholars to have been the richest person in history with an inflation-adjusted net worth of $400 billion. In contrast, the King of Kings, Jesus, did not even have a place to lay his head at night. Pastor Jacob digs deeper into why so many rulers pursue wealth, but Jesus found his treasures e…
 
With Panto Season 2021 now well under way, BTG Panto Editor Simon Sladen caught up with award-winning writer, composer, actor and musician Vikki Stone. This year, Vikki has penned Aladdin for the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, having previously appeared at the venue as Abanazar and Fleshcreep. They discuss Vikki's pantomime career, challenges facing th…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: My Father, My PresidentSubtitle: A Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. BushAuthor: Doro Bush KochNarrator: Doro Bush KochFormat: AbridgedLength: 5 hrs and 41 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 10-10-06Publisher: Hachette AudioRatings: 4 of 5 out of …
 
For his obdurate and reckless governance Charles I (1625-49) faced an equally obdurate and formidable parliament and he lost. The monarchy too lost, yet Charles grasped a martyr’s crown becoming the first saint of the Church of England. His reign may have contributed hugely to the destruction of the monarchy but his conduct during the trial and the…
 
Claire goes a bit off the wall this week and tells us about the time a swimming rabbit attacked Jimmy Carter among other wild historical moments and Fi regales us with the story of Rasputin, possibly more of an OG mad lad than all of Claire's mad lads combined. We also have a filthy Mozart-composed round for you to enjoy. It's a crazy one!…
 
Pastor Jen kicks off our Advent sermon series, “King of Kings” by sharing the history of Israel’s relationship with kings and comparing Jesus to an infamous emperor of Rome, Nero. While Nero was power-hungry, self-obsessed, and violent, Jesus was the complete opposite. But how can Jesus be a more powerful king than this rich, well-connected tyrant?…
 
This is a supplemental episode - a recording of Rachael Dickzen at Tudorcon 2021. I know I've been absent lately - thanks to those of you who sent lovely messages making sure I'm good. Just crazy busy :) Get all the info, including the link to Rachael's blog, and the Tudor Planner, here: https://www.englandcast.com/2021/11/supplemental-rachael-dick…
 
One hundred-twenty-five years after he was arrested for sitting down in a whites-only train car, Homer Plessy may be pardoned for his crime. In 1896 his landmark case, Plessy V. Ferguson, went before the Supreme Court which ruled to uphold "separate but equal" racial segregation which remained in effect until 1954. In June,1892, Homer Plessy, a mix…
 
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