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Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks, on Tuesdays.
 
Charley Hesse and Ken Behrens have travelled across much of the globe, and accumulated a lifetime worth of adventure stories, in pursuit of wild places and wild creatures. Both are lifelong birding and natural history fanatics, and professional guides. Charley was born in the UK, but has spent his life living in Japan, Ecuador, South Africa, and now Thailand. Ken was born in the US, and has lived in South Africa and Madagascar for the last decade plus. Contact Ken and Charley: ken.behrens@gm ...
 
The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with A ...
 
A history podcast looking at all aspects of WWII, military history, social history, the battles, the campaigns, tanks, gun and other equipment, the politics and those who ran the war. I look at it all. With WW2 slipping from living memory I aim to look at different historical aspects of the Second World War. In each episode of the WWII Podcast I interview an expert on a subject. No topics are out of bounds (as yet), and I cover the military history side of the war as well as looking the home ...
 
Your digital plant friends, here to help you take your indoor jungle/desert/bog to the next level since 2019! Plant Daddy Podcast is hosted by Stephen and Matthew, two passionate hobbyists who love sharing plant care experiences and stories that speak to plant parents of all experience levels. Whether you are just starting your houseplant journey or already managing an indoor jungle, we are here to share growing techniques and methods, new and unusual plants, or the background and history of ...
 
Welcome to Colubrid Corner, the podcast that explores the diverse array of snakes we know as Colubrids. Together, Owen McIntyre and Riley Jimison dive into these reptiles one species at a time to shine a light on the largest group of snakes according to human classification. With global distribution, this group consists of obscure, common, large, small, colorful, bland, harmless, and venomous species of snakes. Each episode unpacks a particular species to bring the listener deeper into the b ...
 
Why don't women's clothes have more pockets? When and where did someone decide that men shouldn't wear skirts? How does a girl go about seizing control of an evil empire? Did the Amazons really exist and why wasn't I born as one of them? In short, what have the women of the world been up to while not getting covered in the standard history books? I explore these and other questions in this thematic approach to women's history.
 
What's it like making a film in some of the toughest and most interesting parts of the world? Krishnan Guru-Murthy takes you behind the scenes of the award-winning Channel 4 documentary series Unreported World, and talks to the reporters about the memories they made and the challenges they faced to bring us the world's untold stories.
 
Join your hosts, Katy & Tori, as they go on a journey to discover and candidly discuss the heavily documented, severely stigmatized subject of UFO and alien encounters.Insta/Twitter/Face: @ufosanonymous Email: ufosanonymous@gmail.com Website: www.ufosanonymous.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ufosanonymous
 
A warm welcome to 'This Wild Life Conservation Podcast'. Each week, leading conservationists will describe tales of wild adventures and discuss the highs and lows of living and working in the wild. You will laugh and cry as leaders in their field reveal unique insight into the lives of the animals they work tirelessly to protect. Learn about the pathways to becoming a conservationist and gain valuable insight into current conservation issues facing the world. We’re here to bring the wild to you!
 
Delve into topical issues in zoology, conservation and the environment, from saving species and protecting the planet, to finding out about the animals living across the globe, including in London’s own river Thames. Learn more about the science behind the conservation work being done by ZSL and others, in this podcast from ZSL’s Institute of Zoology. Hosted by Dr Monni Böhm.
 
The podcast aims to engage believers of Jesus Christ to pray for peace in global conflict hot spots. The objective is to exercise our faith and authority in the name of Jesus to enforce peace by binding the devil and releasing angelic forces to turn violent situations around.However, the concept is such that we believe God to help us grow in His word in the area of Faith, Kingdom dominion, and to exercise peace and love in our daily personal lives or closet and then to extend that authority ...
 
The Really Reel Show airs every Saturday at 8pm till 9pm on http://ChelmsfordCommunityRadio.com Adam (From The #NOTlistening Podcast) takes over radio with team of Superhero presenters. Each week they aim to bring you some good old fashion chat, discussing everything from Movies to Life and anything in between. It's Nonsense chat made entertaining and informative. Follow on Twitter at @ReelShowCCR - http://twitter.com/ReelshowCCR Adam - @BarkerPODCasts - http://twitter.com/barkerpodcasts Emi ...
 
Welcome to the San Francisco Zoo's podcast! The historic San Francisco Zoo, Northern California's largest zoological park, is connecting viewers to wildlife, putting us at the forefront of zoos worldwide. This gives you an opportunity to learn more about what's happening here at the Zoo, including our exciting animals and exhibits, our growing education and conservation efforts, latest developments, and upcoming events. The mission of the San Francisco Zoo is to connect people with wildlife, ...
 
As a parent, the one thing they don’t prepare you for is the amount of time your children will want to invest in crappy movies. Don’t get us wrong, there are some great ones out there, but even those can be too much when played on repeat. If the movies your kids watch drive you crazy and you feel like you might explode if you don’t get a chance to talk about the nutty things that are happening in them, then this is the podcast for you.
 
SIMON SIM'S: Depuis 1996, Simon Sim's officie comme Dj/Producteur de House Music, En 2004, il signe ses 1er maxis vinyls Chez Antoine Clamaran (PoolEmusic) En parallèle il prend plusieurs résidences dans les clubs de sa région et en France,Navigant entre Paris / Auxerre / Dijon. Fort de sa notoriété grandissante, Simon Sim's est invité à mixer sur à la "Street Parade " de Zurich qui accueille 1 millions de personnes et 70 Dj's internationaux, sur le char du Matrixx Booking En 2007, il s'inst ...
 
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On this week's episode of Parts Now Known, Ray and Ben recap the Madagascar episode by ranting on how Darren Aronofsky didn't participate in the full experience, give some background on Madagascar as a country, run through some options on what to watch through Discovery+, debate Tiny House living, how the episode as a whole is bits and pieces of fi…
 
When France capitulated in 1940 and the Vichy government came to power many of the French colonial possessions remained loyal to the new regime. The same was true for the Island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. In this episode I’m joined by Russell Phillips. Russell’s book A Strange Campaign narrates the story of the battle for Madagascar, where …
 
When France capitulated in 1940 and the Vichy government came to power many of the French colonial possessions remained loyal to the new regime. The same was true for the Island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. In this episode I’m joined by Russell Phillips. Russell’s book A Strange Campaign narrates the story of the battle for Madagascar, where …
 
Way back when money consisted of iron pieces, if you wanted to buy a horse or some spices to season your horse meat, you practically had to carry an olympic weightlifting set with you. Early bankers figured out how to clear that obstacle (and prevent a lot of hernias and back injuries) when they invented paper money. Over time all-too-clever financ…
 
Charley & Ken welcome their special guest, Tarik Bodasing. Tarik is an experienced ecologist and conservationist from South Africa, and in this episode we here some stories from his career including pangolins, vultures and sea turtles. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1YgC…
 
In this week’s 15-minute podcast, we enter the murky world of so-called intelligent drone strike technology and concerns about their proliferation in an interview with the UN Institute for Disarmament Research. Also, an alert over Africa’s third COVID wave, a new UN report likening drought to a new pandemic and a warning over the plight of millions…
 
On this episode of Spoon Mob's Chefs & Guests podcast series, Ray talks with certified sommelier/food journalist/podcast host/bartender/male model Jamie Mah of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Lounge/Midrange/Track & Food/Scout Magazine about how he got his start in the hospitality industry, growing up in Saskatoon, working in Toronto, becoming a bev…
 
In this episode, we discuss the Mexican Black Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula nigrita) or MBK's as they are known in the hobby. They are native to Mexico’s Sonoran Desert. Its range borders that of the California King Snake and the Desert King Snake. They are found in rocky and semi-arid brushland and grassland regions. They will burrow into loose s…
 
The unprecedented rise in people requiring humanitarian assistance will continue unless countries collaborate better to combat conflict, climate change and disease, including COVID-19. That’s the firm belief of the UN’s top aid official, Mark Lowcock, who leaves this week after four years heading its Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affa…
 
The "maximum power principle" may sound like the doctrine of an evil supervillain, but it actually applies to all living creatures. The principle states that biological systems organize to increase power whenever constraints allow. Given the way humans adhere to this principle, especially by overexploiting fossil fuels, we often do behave like supe…
 
Guess what, Amber? Do you know what inchworms turn into because they’re caterpillars? They turn into butterflies or moths! Inchworms specifically turn into Geometer moths, which is a very large family of moths with over 23,000 species. A well-known Geometer moth is the peppered moth, which I bet you don’t remember the name, but remember learning ab…
 
When Lieutenant Colonel Ján Hric took command of what’s known as Sector 4 in the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, UNFICYP, he realized that he had “big boots to fill”. He quickly learned that there were multiple layers involved in carrying out peacekeeping work in such a “broad international environment”.…
 
Alan Brooke would take over as the British Chief of the Imperial General Staff in December 1941. For the rest of the war Brooke would organise and coordinate the British military effort, in such a role acted as Winston Churchill’s senior military advisor. Brooke’s relationship with Churchill could be tempestuous. Brooke was not a ‘yes man’ and woul…
 
Alan Brooke would take over as the British Chief of the Imperial General Staff in December 1941. For the rest of the war Brooke would organise and coordinate the British military effort, in such a role acted as Winston Churchill’s senior military advisor. Brooke’s relationship with Churchill could be tempestuous. Brooke was not a ‘yes man’ and woul…
 
On this week's restaurant review episode, Ray talks about chef Josh Habiger's Bastion in Nashville. Ray recaps chef Habiger's career from starting out a dishwasher to dropping out of culinary school to getting evicted from a flat while staging to working on a salmon boat in Kodiak Alaska to opening up The Catbird Seat and finally Bastion before bre…
 
President Joe Biden has pledged to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. As a result, other Western nations are also downsizing and repatriating their forces. The stage is set for a return of the Taliban, 20 years after being ousted by a US-led military coalition in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In this report for Arte and FRANC…
 
The guys start a new mini-series about the world's best destinations for both wildlife AND food. In this episode, they cover numbers 4-6 in their respective top 6 lists. Want to hear about the time in Indonesia when Charley almost blew his top because Ken hid his bowl of tofu and tempe? Check out this episode! Check out a Google map of all the plac…
 
In this week’s UN Catch-Up, we’re getting in touch with the natural world – a photo contest showing what animals make of COVID lockdowns…Plus, the week’s top news stories from UN News, including likely famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray and alarming coronavirus vaccine shortfalls in nearly all African nations. I’m your host in Geneva, Daniel Johnson, and …
 
The Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique has been plagued by insecurity since 2017, but this year has seen “multiple crises” impact the population there, after militant extremists overran the area around Pemba, killing dozens and displacing a third of the population. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is one of the UN agencies providing relief on the gro…
 
On this episode of Spoon Mob's Chefs & Guests podcast series, Ray talks with chef Olivia Hamann, the former executive chef at Speck Italian Eatery in Delaware Ohio, about how she first started cooking, competing in culinary competitions in school, attending culinary school at Bradford in Easton, starting out at Rusty Bucket, working at a private co…
 
This week’s episode is The Great White Shark, aka the largest macropredatory fish of the oceans. First, what the heck happened to sharks 19 million years ago when 90% of sharks just disappeared from the ocean??? This unknown event didn’t seem to affect other ocean animals, but wiped out between 70% and 90% of shark species. Scientists have no idea …
 
Did you ever think a baseball melee could effectively explain nuanced topics like cybernetics and systems dynamics? This episode examines the fascinating world of positive feedback loops, which play an outsized role in the not-so-positive phenomena of climate change, biodiversity loss, and political polarization. In addition to basebrawls, you’ll h…
 
On this week's episode of Parts Now Known, Ray and Ben do their best to make the Budapest episode interesting despite half of the episode just being a flat out dud. They talk about the food, how Budapest and Prague are stand in's for any movies with an international terrorist plot, what exactly the appeal of a bathhouse is, and give some updates on…
 
Christina of Sweden is one of the most compelling figures of the 17th century, a queer Catholic convert who rejected social norms and stepped down as a monarch to live a life completely on her own terms. [Side note: my novel, ANATOMY: A LOVE STORY is available for pre-order at read.macmillan.com/lp/anatomy-a-love-story] Learn more about your ad-cho…
 
We've all been there, right? You move into a spooky new house, all the clocks stop at a specific time, you have unexplained bruises and a demon barfs into your mouth to possess you. So annoying! Well, today we're gonna tell you how to avoid all that because we're discussing THE CONJURING w/ Inessa Frantowski & Julian Huguet. Join us! Learn more abo…
 
Looking for a consistently-flowering houseplant for that warm, sunny spot where more delicate plants may not thrive? Euphorbia milii is one Matthew has kept for years and Stephen feels may be having a moment. Is care the same as other succulent Euphorbias? How much should you worry about the sap toxicity and thorns? This might be another plant the …
 
On this week's restaurant review, Ray talks about one of the best restaurants in the entire country, Zahav in Philadelphia. Ray talks about how Michael Solomonov got into cooking by way of living in Israel, how a life event shifted his focus to Israeli and Jewish cuisine, his battle with addiction, opening Zahav, opening all his other restaurants, …
 
In just a matter of two months, India’s second wave of COVID-19 infections overwhelmed the second most populous nation in the world, with 100,000 deaths recorded during May. Behind the massive health crisis lurks an unprecedented threat to the job and food security of millions. UN News’s Anshu Sharma spoke to World Food Programme (WFP) Representati…
 
Pedro Pierluisi, who has been governor of Puerto Rico since January 2021, is pushing for the Caribbean archipelago to become the 51st US state. This would put an end to its current status of unincorporated territory and give more rights to its inhabitants. But while the election of Joe Biden seems to give hope to those who want US statehood, others…
 
Charley & Ken welcome their special guest, Andrés Vásquez back to the show. He tells 3 of his most memorable bird encounters in Ecuador. Charley & Ken also chip in a couple of Ecuador stories of their own. Check out a Google map of all the places mentioned in the podcast. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=164h0dfb5qdn_B7e0NAIlV1iJNQ0r7x9s&…
 
In this week’s 15-minute UN Catch-Up podcast, we hear from the UN aid team that’s been caught up in the terrifying volcanic eruption in DR Congo’s Goma city. Plus, the week’s top news stories from UN News, covering Ethiopia’s Tigray, COVID in Africa and a global biodiversity regeneration call. With Daniel Johnson and Solange Behoteguy-Cortes. Thank…
 
Like it or loathe it, we live in a world dominated by money. In the coming weeks I'll take a look at how women have fared under that system. I will talk about women and credit, women and the GDP, women and marital property, women and taxation without representation, and women in high finance. But this episode covers how we got to this state in the …
 
On this episode of Spoon Mob's Chefs & Guests podcast series, Ray talks with Accent & Veritas Advance Sommelier Greg Stokes about accidentally taking the intro sommelier exam, passing on law school, how the sommelier process works, just how difficult it is to get to the advanced and master levels, how he first got started working in restaurants, hi…
 
Microplastics are fragments of any type of plastic that are less than 5 mm (0.20 in). Think a grain of rice or smaller. Microplastics come from a lot of different places, but sources include single use plastics (shopping bags and water bottles), cosmetics (those stupid plastic beads they put in toothpaste and face scrubbers), clothing (bet you didn…
 
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