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Revolution 250 is a consortium of organizations in New England planning commemorations of the American Revolution's 250th anniversary. https://revolution250.org/Through this podcast you will meet many of the people involved in these commemorations, and learn about the people who brought about the Revolution--which began here. To support Revolution 250, visit https://www.masshist.org/rev250Theme Music: "Road to Boston" fifes: Doug Quigley, Peter Emerick; Drums: Dave Emerick
 
From the Twitter Space, @MriyaReport many special guest speakers from Ukraine and the international community tell their stories, bring real news and information on the war, live. Due to our 24/7 operation some people might not be able to listen to all of our special guests when they are on live at @MriyaReport. These audio and video podcasts are for people to listen to special guests from Ukraine they might have missed or who they want to listen to again.
 
Showcasing the Fun, Fascinating, & Curious! Join host, Travis DeRose, as he interviews guests like the Inventor of the Waterbed, a Star Wars visual Effects artist, the Apollo 13 flight controller, & even a woman who taught her dog to talk, just to name a few.
 
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On this day, 251 years ago, we would find ourselves in the middle of a trial of 8 British Soldiers on trial for murder over the events that occurred on the night of March 5, 1770, known as the Boston Massacre. During that night, British soldiers fired into a crowd of Bostonians who had gathered on King Street and were threatening a British sentry. …
 
Economist Agathe Demarais (@AgatheDemarais/Twitter), currently global forecasting director at The Economist Intelligence. Author of "Backfire" a book on the recent history of sanctions, talks with us about the effects of the U.S. sanctions against Russia and the ways sanctions affect multinational companies, governments, and ultimately millions of …
 
In museums and historical societies all across the nation there are artifacts related to the American Revolution and the cause of American Independence. J.L. Bell, who maintains a terrific blog on Boston in the Revolution, tells us about vials of tea found in museums throughout New England. Did they come off the ships in December 1773? J.L. Bell is…
 
The Boston Town Meeting issued a report on the state of their liberties, and other towns responded, establishing Committees of Correspondence to communicate with one another. This revolutionary step brought the towns of Massachusetts together in a common cause. All this happened 250 years ago this fall, in October and November of 1772. Professor Ro…
 
*note; due to a technical glitch, there are 90 seconds missing, the first question was about the Russia's use of rockets against the civilian population and infrastructure. Thomas joins us again to talk about what has happened since his last visit. We covered lots of topics, artillery, counter battery fire, loitering munitions, next moves for the U…
 
Gen Mick Ryan, A.M. (Retd) (Twitter/@warinthefuture) joins us again to talk about the latest developments with the war, the liberation of Kherson, what that means and the state of the Russian military and how he sees the war going forward in the next few months.
 
The Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773) was an event wreathed in secrecy. John Adams said he never knew any person who was involved in the destruction of the East India Company tea. Yet as time passed and the American Republic seemed secure, participants claimed, were identified or admitted to being part of the tea's destruction. In preparation fo…
 
The 1691 Massachusetts Charter established the office of Royal Governor. The office lasted 85, until 1776, when Governor Thomas Gage left with the British forces on March 17. While Gage was the last of the Royal Governors, the actions of his two predecessors, Francis Bernard and Thomas Hutchinson did much to make the bring down the royal governorsh…
 
Col. Jeff Fischer (Ret.) (@JeffFisch/Twitter) Author, European and Global Security Expert, Media Analyst, NATO SOF, Defense Attaché and joint staff. Author of "Balkan Reprisal" joins us to talk about the nature of Electronic Warfare and the roll it is playing in the war in Ukraine.
 
Thomas C. Theiner (@noclador/twitter) is a retired artilleryman of the Italian Army, who has lived and worked in Kyiv since 2009. Theiner is an expert on NATO Cold War land forces and NATO Cold War defense strategy. He is also a filmmaker and documentarian. Thomas takes questions and talks about his opinions on what the west needs to do now to help…
 
Lt. Col. Rip Rawlings (Ret) (@RipRawlings/Twitter) founder of Ripley’s Heroes (@RipleysHeroes/Twitter) Joins us for a discussion about the heroes of Ukraine and the work they are doing to support the people of Ukraine. Donate to help at RipleysHeroes.org
 
We were joined again by Matthew VanDyke (@Matt_VanDyke/Twitter) founder of Sons of Liberty International (@SOLI/Twitter) who talked about his most recent experiences spending many hours each day working hard giving soldiers critical training so that they are ready to fight. He and his team are giving valuable training to fighters close to the front…
 
The American Revolution disrupted the trans-Atlantic ties between American and British Protestants. Imperial Protestantism had helped helped to drive support for the British Empire, and the Empire seemed to Protestants on both sides of the Atlantic to be a way to propagate the faith. But the Revolution forced a recalibration of the role of religion…
 
African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals, the latest work by award-winning author David Hackett Fischer, examines the interactions and intertwinings of Africans and their culture as it integrated into the European base culture that the American colonists brought from there. This majestic work illustrates how enslaved Africans …
 
We welcomed Antti Ruokonen (@Antti_Ruokonen/Twitter), a Finnish engineer, author and military historian to overview the Winter War following the Soviet invasion of Finland and look for lessons that can be learned from it for today, for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We dived into the deep-end, looking at the Winter War theatre-by-theatre and iden…
 
The conclusion to part 1. This starts with the end of a question from Part 1. If you have not listened to Part 1. yet, it will make more sense if you listen to it first. In the second part of the Interview, Thomas is Joined by Navy Seal Team 6 Squadron Leader Chuck Pfarrer (@ChuckPfarrer/Twitter), Col. John Spencer (@SpencerGuard/Twitter) and Forme…
 
Ian Ruskin, author, actor, and activist joins us to talk about his one man-show, " To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine," which he will be performing at the Boston Public Library on November 1, 2, and 3! We sit down to talk about the extraordinary life of Thomas Paine, the most radical of the founding generation, who still speaks…
 
Thomas C. Theiner (@noclador/twitter) is a retired artilleryman of the Italian Army, who has lived and worked in Kyiv since 2009. Theiner is an expert on NATO Cold War land forces and NATO Cold War defense strategy. He is also a filmmaker and documentarian. One week after the Kerch Bridge strike, he discusses further analysis of the Kerch Bridge wi…
 
Oleksandra Drik (@DrikOleksandra/Twitter) talked with us about the Russian filtration camps that have been in the occupied territories of Ukraine for eight years. With the full scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has scaled these camps to other temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. She said Ukrainians illegally detained by the occupation autho…
 
General Nathanael Greene is one of the most important officers of Washington's inner circle from the American Revolutionary War. Rising rapidly from the officer commanding Rhode Island troops at the siege of Boston to the officer responsible for supplying the nascent American army, Greene solidified his reputation as one of Washington's most depend…
 
'Why I fight' is the first in a series of Mriya Report video profiles and short stories of the men and women fighting in and for Ukraine. In this episode we speak with James Vasquez, a retired U.S. Army soldier, about his journey to defend Ukraine, why he is fighting, challenge and experience, combat and sacrifice, the loss of a friend and the path…
 
Matthew VanDyke (Matt_VanDyke/Twitter) is currently in Ukraine training Ukrainians to fight Russia's war of aggression. He is American documentary filmmaker, revolutionary, and former journalist. Founder of Sons of Liberty International, International Security analyst, media commentator, public speaker, Huffington Post blogger, and award-winning fi…
 
We spoke with Dr Bilyana Lilly, (@BilyanaLilly/Twitter) a cybersecurity expert and the author of “Russian Information Warfare: Assault on Democracies in the Cyber Wild West”. We discussed the importance of cyber and information warfare approaches to Russia (in times of war as well as peace) and dissected the threat it poses to NATO members and the …
 
Professor Robert Allison (Chair, Suffolk University Department of History, Language & Global Culture) discusses the June 1772 King's Bench decision by Lord Chief Justice Mansfield in the case of Somerset v. Stewart, long heralded as the first shot fired in the long history of anti-slavery jurisprudence. Who was James Somerset? What impact did this …
 
Thomas C. Theiner (@noclador/twitter) is a retired artilleryman of the Italian Army, who has lived and worked in Kyiv since 2009. Theiner is an expert on NATO Cold War land forces and NATO Cold War defense strategy. He is also a filmmaker and documentarian. He discusses his career and offers his insights on the war in Ukraine and analysis of the Ke…
 
We spoke with Svitlana Synkovska, @LSynkovska a Ukrainian journalist and agriculture expert. We spoke of the entire agricultural production chain -- seed to harvest to processing to export and the structure of the Ukrainian agri-sector. We dove deep into concerns around exports and the excellent work Ukrainian agri-sector as well as Ukrzaliznytsia …
 
From the dark and cold winter encampment of Valley Forge, Washington launched one of the War's riskiest campaigns: to feed and clothe his army, and prevent its soldiers from starving, dispersing, or deserting. Ricardo A. Herrera, Visiting Professor of History at the Army War College, tells us about his book, Feeding Washington's Army: Surviving the…
 
Member of Ukrainian Parliament 2014-19. Now advocating for Ukraine with the International Centre for Ukrainian Victory. Victoria talks with us about what challenges Ukraine will face rebuilding after the war, what help will be needed and what investment opportunities will be available and needed.
 
Before he was a "Founding Father," James Madison was a politician. He shaped a political system to work when, as he said, "good and wise statesmen are not at the helm." Join Professor Bob Allison (Chair, Suffolk University Department of History, Language & Global Culture) talking with Jay Cost, Gerald R. Ford Fellow at the American Enterprise Insti…
 
How does our view of the Revolution change if we view it from the Gulf Coast or Mississippi River? Kathleen DuVal, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, joins us to talk about her book, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution . We hear about Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish governor of Louisiana, Alexander…
 
Anna and Viktoriia, two women from Mariupol who were strangers, tell their stories of living in Mariupol during the shelling of the city, hiding in the basements and bomb shelters. Listen as they tell their separate paths out of Mariupol through Russian filtration camps and rescue by volunteers who take them to Finland where they met and became fri…
 
Ukrainian Orthodox Church Chaplain serving as a volunteer with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He was captured on Snake Island and spent 70 days in a Russian torture camp. Listen to his own account of the truly deplorable ways that the Russians treat POWs and the war crimes they commit against illegal Non-POWs such as Chaplin Vasil Virozub.…
 
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