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For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with four wives and twelve concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?). Second, it features lon ...
 
I'm Cullen Burke and this is Cauldron, a history of the world battle by battle. Every two weeks I'll cover the important battles in history and then hash out listener theories and thoughts on how the world would look if the outcome were different.
 
Brother-sister duo Noah and Hana Maruyama weave together the voices of survivors to spin narratives out of the seemingly mundane things that gave shape to the incarceration experience: rocks, fences, food, paper. Follow along as they move far beyond the standard Japanese American incarceration 101 and into more intimate and lesser-known corners of this history. Stay tuned--new episodes coming January 6, 2021!
 
Victory Kitchen is an exploration of food rationing in wartime America. Join author, historian, and vintage foodie Sarah Creviston Lee as she delves into World War II cookbooks, recipes and menu plans to discover how our grandmas got their food to fight for victory. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sarahcrevistonlee/support
 
Peace In Their Time is a history podcast dedicated to explaining the causes of World War II, and how it became the largest conflict that mankind has ever seen. It will be a deep dive into events both global and local that accumulated over the 1920s and 30s, and will cap off with the war years themselves. I will be working to provide a more detailed context to how such a catastrophe developed and the manner in which it unfolded. This show will be casting a light on details that often get over ...
 
Each week WFMT goes live to the Chicago Cultural Center for concerts with emerging artists from around the world, produced by the International Music Foundation. Some shows offer solo recitals while others feature ensembles. The concerts take place beneath the world’s largest Tiffany-domed ceiling, part of a landmark building that originally housed the Chicago Public Library. The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts are named for British pianist Myra Hess who organized some 1,700 free lunchtime ...
 
Making sense of a changing world, Extra with Geraldine Doogue explores the risks and possibilities of big shifts in power, puts events with our neighbourhood and overseas into context and explains how this affects Australia’s place within our wider world.
 
World War II Chronicles is a weekly look back to 'This Week in World War II, 75 Years Ago.' Originally produced in coordination with the National Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the war, World War II Chronicles features original newsreel reports and archival footage to tell the story as it happened, week by week. Hosted by famed World War II newsreel anchor Ed Herlihy, World War II Chronicles is produced by the American Veterans Center.
 
Hundreds of letters, written between brothers fighting in the Pacific during World War II. Almost one a day, for every day of the war. In this podcast, you’ll hear the story of these brothers — the Eyde brothers — and of World War II, as told through their letters, in their own words. Bringing the letters to life are modern U.S. military veterans. At key moments in the story, we’ll talk to them about how these letters compare to their own experiences — what’s universal about war and what’s c ...
 
This podcast contains information about World War ll communication. It also contains information about how Nazi Germany used the Enigma to send secret messages during the war. Lastly, this report covers how the Allies cracked the Enigma code. Cover art photo provided by Benjamin Behre on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@hellothisisbenjamin
 
Mike ,Grizz and Anthony bring you the best and worst movies of the VHS era! SOV to 35mm ,the more gory and gruesome the better! Join as as we venture into the forgotten world of low and no budget horror films that will rock your world or make you sick! So dust off your VCR and get ready to adjust your tracking, This is Bad Taste Video.
 
On March 17 the Archbishops of Canterbury and York closed all the churches of the Church of England for public worship. The buildings now lie quiet. But the church of God is never silent and we at St Bartholomew hope to bring you some of this joyful noise out into the world. The service of Evensong is one of the great treasures of the Church of England. It is something which can be enjoyed at home wherever you are, almost as much as it can be enjoyed in a beautiful building.We hope the music ...
 
A bi-weekly podcast read from the diary of Edward R Kofke recording his experience in World War II as the tail gunner of a B-24 Liberator, the 'Shoo-Shoo Baby'. As part of the 779th squadron of the 464th' Bomb Group - 15th Army Air Force, Kofke and his crew survived 50 dangerous missions over hostile NAZI targets from Italy in 1944-1945.
 
How do our food stories change during wartime? Each episode follows a veteran or wartime volunteer from their home in the United States through their overseas deployment and back again. We hear firsthand where they fought, who they fed, how they ate, and what tastes they missed most while away at war. From World War II through today, soldiers and civilians come together at the table to remember, reflect, and show respect. Hosted by Jacqueline Raposo.
 
World War II. Sept. 27, 1944. 35 B-24 Liberator bombers. 150 German Fokke-Wulf 190 and Messerschmitt 109 fighter planes. 6 minutes. 25 bombers shot down. Over 30 fighters lost. World War II's most spectacular air battles was also one of its most unusual, in that 45 years later the combatants on both sides got together and dedicated a monument with the names of all of those who died in the battle. This podcast is dedicated to presenting the little known history of that battle.
 
A beer VS wine podcast. But these battles, unlike them World War II ones, or 2004's "Happy Slapping", contain no physical harm of anyone involved. No matter how much you retrospectively wish it and tweet to say so.
 
It’s 1945. Hitler is defeated. America is looking to outsmart a new enemy, the Soviet Union. To advance in rocketry, aviation, and chemical weapons, America recruits scientists and engineers who fueled the war machine of another nation...Nazi Germany. Inspired by the true story behind the Emmy-eligible drama series "Hunters" from Amazon Studios, starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, PAPERCLIP explores how Operation Paperclip – the recruitment of Nazi Germany’s most brilliant and, in many case ...
 
Kirkus Reviews - "A complex thriller that offers new revelations up until the very end. The book’s science-fiction element drives the major plot twists, but the most engaging scenes are those in which readers learn the real relationships and histories between the characters."1941On the eve of America’s entry into World War II, Nazi Germany is developing a new weapon of unprecedented power, one that will give them ultimate victory over all the nations of the world. But the war turns against t ...
 
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The Dutch acting prime minister has said the country will introduce a number of new measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, including a curfew and a travel ban on 17 countries. Speaking on Wednesday during a press conference, acting Prime Minister Mark Rutte introduced new measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, noting: “We must do our utm…
 
Come gather around the campfire and let me tell you a story! Today we’re going to be talking about the code-breakers and code-talkers of World War II. This episode actually turned out longer than I thought, so I’m going to be splitting it into two parts. Part 1 will discuss Native American code-talkers, including the Navajo and Comanche, and a spec…
 
The 1930s-40s expansion of the Japanese empire was marked by significant interest among Japan-based scholars and policy-makers in China’s Muslim population and how best to write them into a new pan-Asian story. At the very same time, as Kelly Hammond shows in China's Muslims and Japan's Empire: Centering Islam in World War II (UNC Press, 2020), mem…
 
A German district court has declared a strict lockdown imposed by the government of the central state of Thuringia last spring unconstitutional, as it acquitted a person accused of violating it. A trivial case about a man violating strict German lockdown rules by celebrating a birthday with his friends has ended up in a decision the German media de…
 
Pfizer has pressured regulators to declare its vials contain an “extra” dose of the vaccine and will now count them in deliveries, after frontline health workers found they could dispense six shots from one vial, instead of five. A spokeswoman for the pharma giant, Amy Rose, explained that while the company would “fulfill our supply commitments in …
 
AstraZeneca has warned the EU’s executive that there will be delays to its delivery of Covid-19 vaccines in the first three months of the year, prompting the bloc’s health commissioner to express “deep dissatisfaction.” In a series of tweets late Friday, EU Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides said the delays had been revealed by representativ…
 
The Czech Republic has reported its second H5N8 bird flu outbreak in as many days after not seeing any for nearly a year, its State Veterinary Administration said on Friday. Around half of a flock of 30 birds died in the outbreak at a poultry farm in the Tabor region, 99 kilometers south of the capital Prague, which officials said was probably cont…
 
The global transmission of Covid-19 must be drastically curbed to ensure that the virus does not mutate further, potentially undermining the current deployment of vaccines, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Friday. The agency's immunization and vaccines chief, Professor Katherine O'Brien, said she wanted to emphasize the "importance …
 
Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a 10-year-old girl who reportedly took part in the ‘blackout challenge’, a viral game that has gained popularity on TikTok. The girl passed away in Palermo, Italy on Wednesday. She was found by her younger sister after the viral challenge she was reportedly attempting to recreate went tragi…
 
In “American Baby,” the veteran journalist Gabrielle Glaser tells the story of one mother and child, and also zooms out from there to consider the ethics of adoption in this country. Our reviewer, Lisa Belkin, calls the book “the most comprehensive and damning” account of the “growing realization that old-style adoption was not always what it seeme…
 
Around 1,000 Swedes have received Moderna Covid-19 shots that were kept too cold while being transported, the company in charge of deliveries, Apoteket AB, said on Friday. A total of 2,100 doses of the US-made vaccine that were kept too cold in transit have been delivered to the regions of Gävleborg, Halland, Värmland, Dalarna, and Östergötland, a …
 
Hong Kong has ordered thousands of residents to remain in their homes ahead of the city’s first Covid-19 lockdown, with China deploying 1,700 officers to enforce the restrictions in hopes of containing the outbreak. The measures in the Yau Tsim Mong district are set to come into effect at midnight on Friday and will cover 150 housing blocks that co…
 
Passengers will be mandated to wear higher-grade masks against Covid-19 when flying German airlines and their subsidiaries, starting next month. Tougher mask rules have also been introduced in malls and on public transport. The new rules were announced by the German Aviation Association (BDL) on Friday. Starting from February 1, everyone over the a…
 
The European Union has said further contact is needed with Pfizer after it was reported that the pharmaceutical giant will be reducing deliveries for the second week running as the company upgrades its manufacturing plant. "We will seek clarification from the company," an EU spokesman told a press conference on Friday when asked about Pfizer's repo…
 
Iran’s petroleum minister has bragged about the country’s rising oil exports in the face of US sanctions, as the nation claims that its international petroleum sales have hit record highs. Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh did not publicly release detailed figures but said crude oil exports have risen “significantly,” even though the US r…
 
A new cluster of Covid-19 has been detected in Harbin, in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, with authorities registering 10 symptomatic Covid-19 cases and 31 asymptomatic infections. On Friday, authorities in China said that they had identified a new cluster of Covid-19 related to a local meat-processing company run by Thai conglomerate Char…
 
The Indian prime minister has talked up his country’s capacity to overcome the coronavirus pandemic using indigenous vaccines and those manufactured in the world’s second most populous nation. Speaking on Friday to Covid-19 vaccine beneficiaries and vaccinators in Varanasi, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the country’s resolve against C…
 
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said the country needs a new facility to ensure steady domestic vaccine production and to manufacture its own Covid-19 jab. Orban argued that “a serious country” cannot rely on getting vaccines and other vital medical supplies from abroad alone. The government has ordered the construction of a vaccine plant…
 
The Polish government has warned it will take legal action against drugmaker Pfizer, after the company only delivered half the expected doses of Covid-19 vaccine this week, jeopardizing the country’s inoculation program. Speaking on Friday, spokesman Piotr Muller told public broadcaster Polskie Radio Program 1 that the government was considering le…
 
In his exciting and thorough book, The Golden Calf between Bible and Qur'an: Scripture, Polemic, and Exegesis from Late Antiquity to Islam (Oxford, 2020), Michael Pregill explores the biblical and Qur'anic episode of the golden calf as understood by various Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sources. The incident refers, of course, to when the Israelite…
 
No general can say they will use the central position, and therefore, they will win. There is no plug and play preset list of maneuvers to fit all circumstances that guarantee victory. Victory relies on much more, and Napoleon understood that. His ability to sense the enemy's intention and force them to act against their own will is spooky at times…
 
Australians could soon be deprived of Google’s ubiquitous search engine, with the web behemoth threatening to cut off service should lawmakers pass a hot-button measure forcing tech firms to cough up revenue to media outlets. As Australian legislators continue to debate the controversial law – which would compel internet platforms to hand over a cu…
 
The US has announced it will resume funding the World Health Organization (WHO), months after former President Donald Trump withdrew the country’s membership, and has also earmarked $1.9 trillion to fight Covid-19 domestically. On his first day in office, new US President Joe Biden said he would reverse his predecessor’s decision to pull the $400 m…
 
The Covid-19 strains from the UK, Brazil and South Africa pose a very high risk due to their increased transmissibility and must be stamped out with tougher health measures, the EU’s infectious diseases agency has said. The transmissibility of the three variants will likely push infection rates higher, leading to more hospitalizations and “death ra…
 
French President Emmanuel Macron has defended his government and its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that he laments France's "incessant hunt for errors," adding that such criticism is counterproductive during a crisis. Speaking on Thursday, Macron took a swipe at his critics, saying France had become "a nation of 66 million prosecutors" …
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union must find common ground in fighting coronavirus and stopping the spread of new strains that have already swept through the UK and Ireland recently. On Tuesday, Merkel warned that Germany could close its borders unless neighboring states acted together. We need to make sure that everyone around…
 
The head of Africa's disease control agency has warned that the continent's fatality rate from Covid-19 has risen above the global average, adding that this is a very "worrying" development. Africa's Covid-19 case fatality rate has risen to 2.5 percent, while the global average is 2.2 percent, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
 
The President of the French Council of the Muslin Faith (CFCM) has criticized three Islamic groups in the country over their decision to refuse to sign up to an anti-extremism charter proposed by President Emmanuel Macron. The Faith and Practice movement, Committee for Coordination of Turkish Muslims in France (CCMTF) and Milli Gorus Islamic Confed…
 
The Chinese foreign ministry has welcomed the emphasis on unity and healing in President Biden’s inauguration speech, but warned there is a considerable amount of work to be done to repair Sino-US relations. Speaking on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters she was hopeful relations between Beijing and Washingt…
 
China will require fresh negative Covid-19 tests for people wishing to visit their home towns during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Officials fear that traditional holiday travel could undermine the fight against the virus. The Lunar New Year travel phenomenon, when millions leave big cities for rural areas to spend time with parents and relative…
 
The Iraqi government has confirmed social media reports of two suicide bombings in the country’s capital, with the explosions in central Baghdad killing at least 32 and injuring around 110 others. Two explosions were heard in Tayaran Square, Baghdad by witnesses after suicide bombers are believed to have detonated explosive vests in the area's busy…
 
James Pickett's new book, Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia (Cornell University Press, 2020) analyzes the social and intellectual power of religious leaders who created a shared culture that integrated Central Asia, Iran, and India from the mid-eighteenth century through the early twentieth. James Pickett demonstra…
 
This episode is a 3-in-1, in which Scott answers a trio of questions from listeners. First question: Did ancient female warriors exist, and if so, how common they were on the battlefield? The answer is yes, but in all but a few situations, they were involved in wars in ways that didn’t involve physical combat. They were strategists – like Eleanor o…
 
This week on the Bad Taste Video Podcast we head back to 2012 to watch the awesomely self aware "The Cabin in the Woods". A movie purposefully filled with horror tropes with explanations to back up characters decisions, this one sticks out like a goo covered diamond in the rough! So get your coffee mug bong out and beware of the Merman because this…
 
Twitter has locked the Chinese Embassy to the US out of its account for supposedly violating its policy against dehumanization with a tweet defending its activities in Xinjiang, just weeks after suspending US President Trump. The tech giant has locked @ChineseEmbinUS, the official account of Beijing’s US Embassy, for supposedly violating its polici…
 
The youngest daughter of slain Iranian General Qassem Soleimani rebuked former US president Donald Trump in a blistering message, saying he ended his term in disgrace, while condemning him for her father’s assassination last year. “Mr. Trump, you murdered my father, the General who led the victorious war against ISIS/Al-Qaeda, with the perverse hop…
 
More than 12,400 people in Israel have tested positive for coronavirus after being vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab, including 69 who had received their second dose, the country's Health Ministry said. Some 189,000 people were tested for Covid-19 after being vaccinated, with 6.6 percent getting a positive result, according to ministry data r…
 
China has imposed sanctions on 28 US figures, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other allies of former President Donald Trump, over their alleged violations of China's sovereignty and interference in its affairs. The sanctions ban the 28 individuals and their family from entering mainland China, Hong Kong and the autonomous region…
 
New US President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has lashed out at Ankara over its purchase of the Russian S-400 defense system, saying Washington could consider additional sanctions against Turkey. “The idea that a strategic – so-called strategic – partner of ours would actually be in line with one of our biggest strate…
 
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