Best wwi podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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WWI Digger Stories Podcast
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Phil Mannell presents true accounts by soldiers of the Great War (World War 1). This is primary history as told by the soldiers themselves, mostly Australian diggers but possibly tommies, poilus, doughboys, kiwis or others, with additional commentary and definitions.
 
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Great Britain at War
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The book follows Jeffery Farnol as he visits a number of key locations around Britain and on the continent, each demonstrating how members of English society have come together to work towards the goal of "defeating the hun". On a visit to a naval dockyard, he reports on how the ships are being constructed, takes us on a tour of a destroyer and introduces us to the crew. He also visits a machine gun factory, and discovers how the great guns are built. His tour continues onto the continent wh ...
 
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IWM Voices of the First World War
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Hear about the First World War from those who were there. This fascinating series uses original recordings to mark the centenary of 1914. Find transcripts, photos and more at www.1914.org
 
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IWM First World War Galleries
 
IWM Curators and Historians highlight some of the incredible stories in the new First World War Galleries at IWM London. Find out more at www.iwm.org.uk/ww1
 
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Battlecast
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Join Chris and Luke in the North Georgia bunker as they drink beer and review the greatest battles in history on the battlecast podcast. Check out the website at thebattlecast.com.
 
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WW2 - Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg, War diary
 
The stories of a WW2 soldier and his former comrades. Covers Dunkirk, North Africa, Sicily, D-Day and Germany. Interviews and memoirs. Infantrymen, Engineers, Lancaster crew and more.
 
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Letters From Dockery
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A podcast reading of letters written 100 years ago by Raymond E. Dockery to Bohnda Porter Akins, read by their grandson. Dockery was a young lawyer in Lewistown, Montana, and then an artillery officer in France during World War I.
 
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Clinical Medicine For Nurses by RINGER, Paul H.
 
The basics of clinical medicine for nurses in WWI-era America from a series of lectures by the author, an Asheville, NC physician. - Summary by BellonaTimes
 
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S&H: Storyteller & Historian
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Join storyteller Richard Rubin and historian Jonathan Bratten every month as they explore the history of America and the world, sorting out fact from legend from a secure and undisclosed location deep in Maine.
 
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Reflections on The Great War
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Fascinating stories on World War One from PRI. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of The Great War, we've put together this compelling collection of content on WWI produced by our award-winning programs heard on public radio stations across the U.S.
 
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Rainbow Valley by Lucy Maud Montgomery
 
If you've read and loved Anne of Green Gables, you'd definitely like to add Rainbow Valley by Lucy Maud Montgomery to your collection. Published in 1919, it is the seventh book in the series and follows the further life and adventures of Anne Shirley. At Ingleside, Anne is now happily married to her childhood friend the devoted Gilbert Blythe and have now been together blissfully for fifteen years. They have six children. The book opens with the return of Anne and Gilbert (who is now a brill ...
 
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Regenerates: A Doctor Who Podcast
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A podcast about Doctor Who!
 
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Outwitting The Hun; My Escape From A German Prison Camp by O'BRIEN, Pat
 
A true war narrative, published in 1918 while WWI was still going on. (Summary by David Wales)
 
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Adventures of Bulldog Drummond
Monthly
 
The British Hero Bulldog Drummond is a fictional character created by H. C. McNeile, as the hard boiled no nonsense-style detective. The stories followed Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, D.S.O., M.C., a wealthy former WWI officer of the Loamshire Regiment, who, after the war, spends his new-found leisure time as a private detective. Drummond is a proto-James Bond figure and was a muscular man with a group of followers who helped him in his adventures. They rounded up crooks and took them to ...
 
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His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 
The disappearance of a German spy and the gathering storm that foretells the prelude to World War I is what greets you in this riveting book. The further you read the more mysteries unfold like secret submarine plans with some pages missing found in the hands of a corpse. There's also family insanity in Cornwall, a dead Spaniard and mafia hiding in an empty London flat. His Last Bow was published in the Strand Magazine circa 1908 and included several other short stories as well. Even during ...
 
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Fringes Of The Fleet, The by KIPLING, Rudyard
 
During the war (WWI), [Kipling] wrote a booklet The Fringes of the Fleet containing essays and poems on various nautical subjects of the war. Some of the poems were set to music by English composer Edward Elgar. - Summary by wikipedia
 
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King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford
 
Published in 1903, King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford is an easy to read version of the Arthurian legends, made simple and interesting for children. Maude Lavinia Radford Warren was a Canadian born American who taught literature and composition at the University of Chicago between 1893-1907. Following the success of some of her books, she left teaching to take up writing as a full time career. She also served as a war correspondent for the New York Times magazine during WWI and ...
 
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Food Values by SY, Dr. Albert Philip
 
A short pamphlet from WWI, a sequel of sorts to "Food Preparedness." It first describes basic nutrition and things to consider when choosing what foods to eat, then lists various foods and their amount of calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, and "ash". This was written before much was known about fat soluble vitamins or saturated vs. unsaturated fats. (Summary by TriciaG)
 
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Captain Jim by BRUCE, Mary Grant
 
This book is about Norah Linton, her brother Jim, her father David and Jim's chum Wally from Australia. They all move to England during WWI because Jim and Wally want to fight in the war. When a Irish friend of the family dies, Norah inherits a big house in Surrey: Homewood. To keep up the Irishman's memory they want to use the house to help the war effort. They turn it into a home for "Tired People"--soldiers recovering from injuries, or soldiers on leave that have no family to go home to, ...
 
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Rain-Girl, The by JENKINS, Herbert George
 
Richard Beresford has recently returned from the WW-I trenches. He feels he can't go back to his old life in the Foreign Office. Instead, he sells all his possessions (except his books), and sets off on a tramp through the countryside. On the very first day he meets a mysterious girl with enchanting grey eyes, sitting on a gate, in the rain. They inadvertently get separated before he finds out her name, but he is determined to find her again.Romantic comedy from 1919, by the author of "Patri ...
 
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Havoc by OPPENHEIM, E. Phillips
 
Havoc occurs when European countries are discussing covert alliances. The story revolves around the creation of a secret alliance between Germany, Russia, and Austria. The English hope to split Russia away by holding the Czar to his previous public commitments, but they need proof of what was done to create the pressure. All the pressures that lead to WWI are there, but the intrigues and secret treaties create an interesting background to the twists and turns of the plot. (Summary by Tom Weiss
 
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Told in a French Garden by ALDRICH, Mildred
 
American friends begin to summer in a beautiful French country house when WWI breaks out. They decide not to evacuate as the war encroaches. Their interactions are interwoven by the stories that they take turns telling after dinner each night to stimulate their nightly conversation and distract their thoughts from the war. (Summary by A.L. Gramour)
 
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Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibilities, The by LEACOCK, Stephen
 
More stories by Canadian Stephen Leacock. Some of these stories carry over characters introduced in Further Foolishness. Some stories are humourous; some are more thoughtful. It helps to be familiar with WWI-era European politics to catch much of the humour. (Summary by TriciaG)
 
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Robin by BURNETT, Frances Hodgson
 
Starting with a summary of the 1922 novel The Head of the House of Coombe, which followed the relationships between a group of pre-WWI English nobles and commoners, this sequel, called Robin, completes the story of Robin, Lord Coombe, Donal and Feather. (Introduction by Linda Andrus)
 
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King of the Khyber Rifles by MUNDY, Talbot
 
Athelstan King is a British Secret Agent stationed in India at the beginning of WWI. He is attached to the Khyber Rifles regiment as a cover, but his real job is to prevent a holy war. "To stop a holy war single-handed would be rather like stopping the wind--possibly easy enough, if one knew the way." King is ordered to work with a mysterious and powerful Eastern woman, Yasmini. Can King afford to trust her? Can he afford not to? Introduction by Brett W. Downey
 
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Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner, The by FORSTNER, George-Günther von
 
The Journal of Submarine Commander Von Forstner is a graphic account of WWI submarine warfare. Forstner was the commander of German U-boat U-28. His journal, first published 1916, gives a gritty picture of daily life inside a submarine and details several torpedo attacks on Allied shipping. The 1917 translation of Forstner’s journal into English was unquestionably intended to bolster the Allied war effort. In the foreword, the translator states: “Nothing at the present day has aroused such f ...
 
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Fighting the Flying Circus by RICKENBACKER, Eddie
 
This is the WWI memoirs of Medal of Honor winner, Capt Eddie Rickenbacker. He fought in and eventually became commander of the 94th "Hat-in-the-Ring" Squadron, which ended the war with the highest number of air victories of any American squadron. The circus mentioned in the title refers to the German squadron commanded by the famous Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. (Introduction by Brett W. Downey)
 
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Boy Chums in the Florida Jungle, The by ELY, Wilmer M.
 
Late entry in the Boy Chums series set in WWI-era Florida focuses on four working-class adventurers: young adults Charley & Walter, manservant Chris, and man of the world, Captain Westfield. Has the distinction of Chris being black; he's a stereotype for sure but is pretty much treated as an equal, like a grown-up Buckwheat -- with a dry sense of humor -- from the Our Gang comedies.. - Summary by BellonaTimes
 
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Warbird Show
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Flights Into History Broadcasting from an abandon auxiliary air field somewhere South of Gila Bend. Join host Chris McDoniel on a journey to investigate historical aviation events from around the world. Shows will focus on research and search associated with lost and missing aircraft (a.k.a. Warbirds) from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and up to the present. Subject matter encompasses history, genealogy, archaeology, technology, hiking, and exploring. Some people call it aerospace archaeology, ...
 
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Red Planet, The by LOCKE, William John
 
Set during WWI in England, The Red Planet is a rich tale about the life in a little English town from the point of view of Major Duncan Meredyth, a disabled veteran of the Boer Wars. As he struggles to keep his life and the lives of those he cares for in harmony, he must also shelter a dark secret regarding one of the village's favorite sons. The Red Planet was the third bestselling novel in the United States for 1917. (Summary by Miss Stav)
 
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Food Preparedness by SY, Dr. Albert Philip
 
A short pamphlet from WWI, first describing basic nutrition, then discussing what foods may be substituted during food shortages without loss of nutrition. "The last few months have more and more impressed upon Americans the need of preparedness in every department of life. Perhaps some of the alarm created is unnecessary; but with regard to the production, conservation, and prudent use of food, our concern should be timely. In presenting the bulletin upon "Food Preparedness" the University ...
 
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On this episode, we review Transformers: Till All Are One issue #12, we talk about the Hasbro First Strike Reddit AMA, and finally we discuss the newly announced guests for Hascon. All this and much, much more on this episode of TransMissions Alt Mode! This episode was edited by Michael Ordway (@minervion). Please check out his work in 3D model ...…
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
How faithful should a translation be? I can hear your first answer even over the silence of the Internet: “As faithful as it can be of course.” And there are many times when I wish it could be so. One has to accept the translation loses when the devices of one language can’t make it over to the new one. Then, often there is the decay of time an ...…
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
This is an elegy, not a love poem, but then an elegy is a love poem that replaces the focus masking the complexity of love with the common mystery of death. Even the images and incidents can have an eerie similarity, as an absence may be at the center of either. The author of today’s piece, Tristian Tzara, is as much as anyone the founder of Da ...…
 
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S&H: Storyteller & Historian
 
This month, storyteller Richard Rubin and historian Jonathan Bratten discuss the fabled arrival of American doughboys in Paris on July 4, 1917; Americans serving in France before the U.S. entered the war in 1917; the Espionage and Sedition Acts; and the massive undertaking of creating, training and equipping the American Expeditionary Forces. A ...…
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
I’m going to ask you to not read these notes yet. Listen to today’s audio piece first at least once. It’s short, two minutes long, it won’t take long. OK, now you’re back and you’ve listened to the piece at least once. Do you think the words were written recently? Do think it’s a satire, some kind of sly Machiavellian comment on a particular mo ...…
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
I promise you, we will end up today very close to the love song of the last episode, though we will travel a ways before we get there. I’ve not featured any French writers yet with the Parlando Project, but as this summer has used the words of many 20th Century English poets, we may be overdue for that, as the start of that century found some o ...…
 
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Public Access America
 
WWI- Over There Part 2arc identifier 54992local identifier 306.9986. With startling realism and boldness, this series is about World War I and the 1920's, We reveal how the United States waivers between isolationism and involvement, and finally for the first time plunges into a European conflict which is followed by a decade of paradoxes called ...…
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
Here is one more war poem from WWI, this one by another soldier poet, Wilfred Owen. Beside living with the trauma of his war service, Owen was another poet caught in the revolution as English poetry moved from old modes to newer modernist verse. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he was a decorated soldier who came to broadly distrust the case ...…
 
Our monthly improv episode recorded over virtual beers. We banter about 1) big losses to Bitcoin and Ethereum, 2) McGregor vs Mayweather fight, 3) WWI history shaping modern geopolitics
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
In the notes to the past few episodes I’ve mentioned how Ezra Pound was more than an exemplary writer, theorist, and promoter for the early 20th Century modernist poetic movement that he called Imagism. He was also an excellent editor. His most famous blue pencil job remains T. S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland,” but he also worked with H.D. and Ernest ...…
 
Highlights We say farewell to Former Commissioner James Nutter: Dan Dayton |@ 00:30Poland in WW1 - Part 1: The Oath Crisis |@ 01:45Poland in WW1 - Part 2: What you probably did not know: Jan Lorys |@ 03:45The US government federalizes the shipbuilding industry |@ 10:45Women take up the fight in Europe: Mike Shuster |@ 19:15Americans who fought ...…
 
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The Joe Walsh Show Podcast
 
Trump is a disruptive force, and it’s what our broken politics needed. We no longer have the country our founding fathers gave us. AG Sessions says that violent illegals notice the cities that won’t deport them. Pres Trump in France on the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into WWI. Reacting like babies, liberal heads explode over Trump spea ...…
 
It's Thursday, July 13th, and today is National French Fry Day! Every July 13th, the nation joins in celebration of an culinary staple, French fries! That means our foodie fact for the week is inspired by French fries! During WWI, which army influenced the coining of the term "French fries" among US soldiers; the Russian, Belgian, or French arm ...…
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
Just after the start of the 20th Century two teenagers met at the University of Pennsylvania. One was 16 years old, a smart and cocky boy without much in the way of money, who had somehow managed admission to the University at such a young age. The other was 15 and the only daughter of an astronomer and professor at the college. So devoted was ...…
 
Photo Courtesy of Donald Rogers Hear three extraordinary World War I reenactors talk about what they do, why they do it, and what it all means. You'll go for a ride in a WWI ambulance, too. And, you'll meet Gayle Hall, who brought photos of her grandfather and his World War I medals to share with the State Library's NEH funded World War I digit ...…
 
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Weird With You Podcast
 
This week's episode is brought to you by the Flart: Half flute, half fart, all talent! We discuss the history of fart humour and professional flatulists. From Roland the Farter, to the fabled Fart Battle scrolls of Japan - this episode is a gas!Original article from Atlas Obscura:http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-true-story-of-roland-the ...…
 
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Shepherds Advantage Leadership Podcast
 
It is hard to overstate the value of changing your thinking. Good thinking can do many things for you: generate income, solve problems, and create opportunities. It can take your life to a whole new level of living. Consider some things about changing your thinking: Changed Thinking Is Not Automatic – A change in your thinking habits does not h ...…
 
Do you believe in curses? That's the question Johnny and Chris pose in the latest episode of That's Odd as they explore two cases that may leave you questioning whether curses really do exist. First, the WWI British K-class submarines were some of the most impressive vessels of their time. Unfortunately, they were among the most unlucky as well ...…
 
We're back to history with David explaining many of the ways in which the British War Office discriminated against its people during WWI.If you love our podcast and want to keep us going in the long term, please consider donating to us on Patreon! For just $6/month, you can get exclusive content, including outtakes and an extra episode per mont ...…
 
Highlights History: Pershing’s 4th of July 1917 |@ 01:30 History: Race riots in East St. Louis |@ 03:45 Feature: US Official Bulletin - Logistics |@ 06 :00 Guest: Joe Johnson, Logistics Expert: Defense Acquisition University |@ 10:30 Guest: Mike Shuster, Espionage Act attack on bill of rights |@ 15:50 News: President Donald Trump heading to Par ...…
 
Whether the story calls for immersion in history, the always-volatile corporate world or the demanding environment of journalism, Jo-Ann Power brings her expert writing talent to draw readers into exciting, realistic worlds. She is a master with words wheter she's writing mysteries, thrillers, good old fashion romance, or in the erotica world a ...…
 
Welcome to this ep of the Report! Happy 4th of July! Everyone needs to get out a celebrate the independence of the greatest country on Earth I want to take a moment and mention my Partnership with CollectorZown- We just wrapped our first give a away. Congrats Karen, enjoy the Pop! Now are you ready for the next Contest?! Well Stay tuned because ...…
 
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The Dork Of All Trades Podcast
 
This Week on the Dork of All Trades Podcast Our Hosts, Tim & John invite our lovely wonder women on to discuss Wonder Woman Topic(s): Wife, Girlfriend, Hors d'Oeuvres, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mimosas, Brunch, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, She’s Wonder Woman, wraparound themes, The Louvre, Paris, France, WW1, WWI, Da Vinci, Leonardo Da Vinci, Mona L ...…
 
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Weird With You Podcast
 
This week's episode is brought to you by the Selkie Stick! We discuss bad lyrics, bands that used to be awesome but now suck, and Justine's shockingly accurate theory for why some bands and artists suddenly can't write good music.
 
Czechs are marking the centenary of the Battle of Zborov, whereCzechoslovak legionaries joined the Kerensky Offensive, the last Russianoffensive in WW I. From a global point of view this battle was a minorepisode in the Great War and one in which the Russian forces were beaten.However it was a crucial moment for the future of the Czechoslovakle ...…
 
Welcome to the Myth of the 20th Century. The podcast airs on Fridays. — Brought to you by — Adam Smith, Hans Lander, Nick Mason, Hank Oslo, and special guest Cathedral Princess Notes: Lithuania today is a country with fewer than 3 million people, but has a history stretching back thousands of years, with one of the oldest living Indo-European l ...…
 
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Tactical Talk with Allison Barrie
 
Hear this astonishing discovery firsthand. WWI is often associated with trench warfare, but today’s guest has uncovered that beneath these trenches, hidden deep underground are cities that the soldiers created. While the horrors of trench warfare raged, these secret cities became refuges from the brutal trench fighting above. Dr. Jeff Gusky, a ...…
 
Highlights Help: 4th of july donation appeal video | @00:00 Feature: The Red Cross we know today | @01:45 Guest: Mike Shuster - The anti-war resistance “over there” | @11:00 War In The Sky: Louis Bennet | @15:30 Guests: Richard Rubin & Jonathan Bratten - General Robert Nivelle | @19:00 Feature: Keith Colley’s Mobile WW1 Museum | @26:15 Guest: J ...…
 
Ron and Heather speak with Morris Vogel about Trump's partially-reinstated travel ban and the history of xenophobia in America, from Japanese internment to laws against German-Americans during WWI.
 
Ron and Heather speak with Morris Vogel about Trump's partially-reinstated travel ban and the history of xenophobia in America, from Japanese internment to laws against German-Americans during WWI.
 
More on the healthcare bill and the repeal of ObamacareChuck Schumer talking together about healthcareComing up, Trump at war the NY TimesAmericaFest at the Rose Bowl (picked a caller to win 4 tickets)Trump and the First Lady will go to Bastille, France on July 14thThe 100 year anniversary of when the U.S. went into WWITrump calling the NY Time ...…
 
Clockwise from top left: Elena Anaya playing Doctor Poison, Ann Ogbomo, Sandhya Menon, and DC Superhero Girls dolls Wonder Women, Wonder Women, all the world’s waiting for youuuu! Sing it with us now! This week on Geek Girl Riot we’re talking the Good, the Badass, and the Hurtful about wonderful women: While the majority of us Rioters loved the ...…
 
On the 103rd anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, we talk with two authors who have written books about the war. Margaret Wagner talks about her illustrated history, America and The Great War (Bloomsbury 2017). Then Richard Rubin tells us about his journey to visit the former battlefields of WWI, recounted in his book, Back Over There. M ...…
 
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TALKING POLITICS
 
While we've been obsessing about the UK election, the world has been turning - this week we broaden our horizons to discuss the latest developments in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran and Syria. What do recent changes in Saudi politics mean for the stability of the region? Is the Trump administration making a bad situation worse? Plus we ask the WWI q ...…
 
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TALKING POLITICS
 
While we've been obsessing about the UK election, the world has been turning - this week we broaden our horizons to discuss the latest developments in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran and Syria. What do recent changes in Saudi politics mean for the stability of the region? Is the Trump administration making a bad situation worse? Plus we ask the WWI q ...…
 
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TALKING POLITICS
 
While we've been obsessing about the UK election, the world has been turning - this week we broaden our horizons to discuss the latest developments in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran and Syria. What do recent changes in Saudi politics mean for the stability of the region? Is the Trump administration making a bad situation worse? Plus we ask the WWI q ...…
 
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Airplane Geeks Podcast
 
Jeanette Remak and Joe Ventolo Jr. from Phoenix Aviation Research tell the story behind the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. In the news, we look at FAA reauthorization bills and the battle shaping up in Congress, this year’s Paris Air Show, the Catalina Flying Boats’ DC-3 aircraft, the youngest pilo ...…
 
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Airplane Geeks Podcast
 
Jeanette Remak and Joe Ventolo Jr. from Phoenix Aviation Research tell the story behind the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. In the news, we look at FAA reauthorization bills and the battle shaping up in Congress, this year’s Paris Air Show, the Catalina Flying Boats’ DC-3 aircraft, the youngest pilo ...…
 
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Airplane Geeks Podcast
 
Jeanette Remak and Joe Ventolo Jr. from Phoenix Aviation Research tell the story behind the Lockheed A-12 Blackbird at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan. In the news, we look at FAA reauthorization bills and the battle shaping up in Congress, this year’s Paris Air Show, the Catalina Flying Boats’ DC-3 aircraft, the youngest pilo ...…
 
Today on the pod, Jon and Hank talk about a King of England who wanted a divorce so badly that he started his own religion and then we hear about the only Archduke you've probably ever heard of. Tune in!
 
[UPDATED] Morgan and Gavia return from a hiatus to discuss the blockbuster of the summer, Patty Jenkins' extended universe-saving "Wonder Woman." Topics discussed include: how the film compares to other superhero origin stories, its refreshing earnestness, the pluses and minuses of the WWI setting, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine's winning charm, and ...…
 
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