Best wwi podcasts we could find (Updated December 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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WWI in the Ottoman Empire
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A year-long speaker series sponsored by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative.
 
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IWM Voices of the First World War
 
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
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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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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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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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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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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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Regenerates: A Doctor Who Podcast
 
A podcast about Doctor Who!
 
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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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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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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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Adventures of Bulldog Drummond
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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From Camp Lee to the Great War: The Letters of Lester Scott & Charles Riggle
 
World War I soldiers from Wheeling, West Virginia, Lester Scott and Charles "Dutch" Riggle were drafted in 1917 and trained at Camp Lee, Virginia. Lester Scott served as a Wagoner (mule team driver) in the 314th Field Artillery Supply Company, Battery “A,” 80th (Blue Ridge) Division in France. Dutch Riggle was a PFC with the same unit. These are their letters home. "From Camp Lee to the Great War: The letters of Lester Scott and Charles Riggle" is brought to you by http://archivingwheeling.o ...
 
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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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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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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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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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Robin by BURNETT, Frances Hodgson
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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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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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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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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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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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The medical and mental health communities are doing their best to learn about and treat post traumatic stress disorder more effectively. Historically, the term "shell shocked" immediately comes to mind, and a new play by Combined Efforts Theatre in Iowa City raises some questions about the kinds of trauma that soldiers who fought in World War I ...…
 
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Gaming Dad 101
 
On this episode, we join our Dads as they discuss crowd funding and lawsuits for cheating. Chris finishes Mario Odessy to start Until Dawn as well as Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. Brian visits WWI and is still being surprised by Pokemon. .
 
Highlights Web donations: ww1cc.org/donate Text-to-give donations: Text “wwi” to 91999 Learn more: ww1cc.org/memorial Being Thankful | @ 00:40Mr. Terry Hamby, Chair of the WWI Centennial Commission | @ 04:00The Honorable Ted Poe, Congressman | @ 10:10The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver, Congressman | @ 14:30General Mark A. Milley, 39th Chief of Staff ...…
 
Saturday 11 marked the 99th anniversary of Remembrance Day. Vasiliki Raptis investigated the meaning behind the day and what Rememberance Day means for us in 2017.
 
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Enrique Granados, pianist Eric Dzugan and soprano Katie Manukyan will perform at the Frick Fine Arts Building in Oakland on the University of Pittsburgh campus Saturday November 11 at 7pm. In this conversation with Jim Cunningham they detail the life of Granados, his Catalan and family ties, tra ...…
 
So, did the ghost hunt and follow-on discussion persuade me that there are indeed ghosts amongst us? You'll have to listen to find out. In this companion episode to WWI#76 I pick John Mathis' and Vincent Genna's brains about the paranormal world. We review some of the events of the night and discuss personal stories with the unexplained. Please ...…
 
Tim and Tom have a super fun and informative interview with Lora Vogt, Curator of Education at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. They discuss the museum's history in Kansas City, how they cycle artifcacts and displays, the beautiful park surrounding the museum, WWI's impact on our culture today, and so much more. Tim and Tom also have some ...…
 
Our Man In Paris, journalist Vincent de Monicault reports from northern France where Australia's WWI troops are regarded as war heroes by the locals and where at Villers-Bretonneux next ANZAC Day they will open a memorial to our WWI military leader, General Sir John Monash. He masterminded the Allied attack at the Battle of Amiens on 8 August 1 ...…
 
Professor John Mitcham teaches history at Duquene University and serves as the Director of the 2017 Duquesne University History Forum. He stopped by to introduce the event from one of the most distinguished authors in the field of WWI history, Dr. Michael Neiberg Chair of War Studies at the Army War College who is a Pittsburgh native. He will p ...…
 
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From Camp Lee to the Great War: The Letters of Lester Scott & Charles Riggle
 
A World War I soldier from Wheeling, West Virginia, Lester Scott was drafted in 1917 and trained at Camp Lee, Virginia, where so many Wheeling draftees and volunteers were trained. Scott served as a Wagoner (mule team driver) in the 314th Field Artillery Supply Company, Battery “A,” 80th (Blue Ridge) Division in France. This is his letter home ...…
 
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From Camp Lee to the Great War: The Letters of Lester Scott & Charles Riggle
 
A World War I soldier from Wheeling, West Virginia, Lester Scott was drafted in 1917 and trained at Camp Lee, Virginia, where so many Wheeling draftees and volunteers were trained. Scott served as a Wagoner (mule team driver) in the 314th Field Artillery Supply Company, Battery “A,” 80th (Blue Ridge) Division in France. This is his letter home ...…
 
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MontanaHistoricalSociety
 
Using the digitized newspapers available on Chronicling America and Montana Newspapers, MHS Digital Projects Librarian Natasha Hollenbach focuses on how newspapers can add context and personal stories to the often-told narrative of World War I. Jeannette Rankin’s vote against US entry is highlighted, although with liberty loans and the Selectiv ...…
 
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The Join Us in France Travel Podcast
 
Join Us in France Travel Podcast "Big picture of why we like to tour France with our children is because I love the span of history in France. The history that you can get by traveling through France is tremendous: you can go back 20,000 years when you go see cave art paintings, then you've got the Romans, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, WWI, ...…
 
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From Camp Lee to the Great War: The Letters of Lester Scott & Charles Riggle
 
Charles "Dutch" Riggle was drafted into the US Army in 1917 and trained at Camp Lee, Virginia, where so many Wheeling draftees and volunteers—including his sister-in-law Minnie Riggle's brother, Lester Scott—were trained. Dutch Riggle was a Private First Class in the 314th Field Artillery Supply Company, Battery “A,” 80th (Blue Ridge) Division ...…
 
A trio of narrators give strong performances of the novel’s three heroines. In parallel stories, Jorjeana Marie animates 17-year-old Adri, bound for Mars in 2065; Bailey Carr reads Cat’s emotional journal written during the Dustbowl; and Fiona Hardingham brings out Lenore’s conflicted emotions during WWI. Compelling audio.Read the full audiofil ...…
 
A trio of narrators give strong performances of the novel’s three heroines. In parallel stories, Jorjeana Marie animates 17-year-old Adri, bound for Mars in 2065; Bailey Carr reads Cat’s emotional journal written during the Dustbowl; and Fiona Hardingham brings out Lenore’s conflicted emotions during WWI. Compelling audio.Read the full audiofil ...…
 
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From Camp Lee to the Great War: The Letters of Lester Scott & Charles Riggle
 
World War I soldiers from Wheeling, West Virginia, Lester Scott and Charles "Dutch" Riggle were drafted in 1917 and trained at Camp Lee, Virginia. Lester Scott served as a Wagoner (mule team driver) in the 314th Field Artillery Supply Company, Battery “A” 80th (Blue Ridge) Division in France. Dutch Riggle was a PFC with the same unit. These are ...…
 
A happy birthday to Curiosity, a stellar job opportunity, and a deep dive into Nicky Case’s game of trust, compassion and resilient cooperation—just don’t tailgate Tom. Discuss the podcast on Reddit. Support the podcast on Patreon. Warming up with Space [00:00] Curiosity sings like that NASA’s Planetary Protection wants you! The main event: pla ...…
 
The hiatus of the Black Valor podcast is over! This episode marks the beginning of a new series commemorating the 369th Infantry Regiment and 100 year anniversary of WWI. Also, I discuss some of the reasons for the long delay and why this podcast is more relevant than ever, with the current racial climate in America. Consider Episode 17 the fir ...…
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
I was talking with my wife this weekend. She’s reading a memoir about current military deployments (and redeployments) and she said a Wilfred Owen poem was mentioned in it. “Well, World War I was the last war to be covered by poets.” I replied. Which is not strictly true of course. World War II generated a number of poems I’d love to share here ...…
 
The most famous aviators during WWI and WWII era's were Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, and Charles Lindbergh. Each of these men made important contributions to the aviation that range from Lindbergh’s famous flight across the Atlantic, to Doolittle’s legendary raid on Tokyo, and Rickenbacker’s survival at sea for 23 days. Today we discuss ...…
 
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Abby and Amy get a little blue and ask: does the language you use to curse make you stronger? Discussion topics include: polite conversation in WWI, remembering the Ice Bucket Challenge, and calling the police for cussin'.Our music is Marie Curie by The Crypts!, from the album Discover Science.
 
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 ...…
 
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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Tweeter-in-Chief
 
The President takes to Twitter to fully explain his thoughts on Lindsey Graham, the removal of statues, and revives a war story myth regarding General Pershing’s execution of Muslims in WWI as if it is truth.
 
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Parlando - Where Music and Words Meet
 
Today’s piece uses a very short poem about a famous doomed adventurer written by a too-little known early modernist soldier-poet. The words’ author, T. E. Hulme, is a name I kept running into as I read about the connections between modernist American and Irish writers in England at the beginning of the 20th Century. Many of those connections ca ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
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