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Best-selling writer and former infantry soldier Geraint Jones sits down with a variety of military and civilian guests to learn about the experience of soldiers - particularly, why we think and act as we do; how we can become better versions of ourselves both in and out of uniform; and how does our military experience inform and shape our attitude as we move on in life. Sometimes serious, often darkly funny, Veteran State of Mind is a look into the hearts and minds of people who have lived t ...
 
Stories of Valour, Courage and Bravery. Former British soldier Darren Coventry talks to men and women who’ve received the UK’s highest military honours. Hear the real stories behind acts of bravery from the medal recipients and those who were there.
 
Intrigue, murder, highwaymen... A British soldier serving in India has stolen a diamond bracelet from a Hindu idol. The bracelet comes into the possession of Colonel Thorndyke, who is subsequently sent home to England, where he dies of wounds received and bequeaths the bracelet to his relatives, having told his brother about it, but not its location. Meanwhile, the theft has caused a stir in India, and the Hindu faithful regard it as their religious duty to reclaim the jewel at any cost. Als ...
 
”Letting the guest tell the story”. A military podcast by former soldiers from the British Army’s long range Surveillance and Reconnaissance Patrols unit. Our first series covers the inception of the unit with its founder Major General Anthony Stone CB, the selection of the soldiers, the unique ”stay behind” role during the Cold War, the multiple operational tours they deployed on over the last 40 years finishing on an interview with the current serving officer commanding the unit. In subseq ...
 
Hosted by Richard Cutland a 30 year Veteran of the British Army serving with the Royal Tank Regiment. Tank Nuts is an in-depth conversation with the best guests from the Historical and Military World including authors, stuntmen, veterans, celebrities and everything in between. All with incredible and fascinating life stories and a vast amount of knowledge to share.
 
Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, Hosted by Jon Hagadorn, the selection of stories and interviews includes lost treasure, unsolved mysteries, unexplained phenomenon, WWII stories, biographies, disasters, legends of the Old West, American Revolutionary history, urban legends, movie backstories, and much more. .
 
Welcome, I'm Michael Coates, a former firefighter and also a former Soldier. This podcast documents amazing stories from members of the military community. Our guests include Military Cross winners, athletes, partners of those who have served, high ranking commanders and 'normal' veterans who have gained extraordinary experiences. By declassifying stigmas and perceptions we wish to open up issues around mental fitness and wellbeing, talk in depth around subjects such as post traumatic growth ...
 
A Podcast discussing some of my favorite historical topics and hopefully I give you something to enjoy as well. So come along and learn all about a range of historical topics in what I hope is an easy to listen and interesting way to learn all about the past! I welcome suggestions or requests for topics as well so don’t be shy!
 
Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events and tips on how to spend your time there. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present. They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius. They're distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes. Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed sh ...
 
Sheilah Vance, author of the award-winning novel, Becoming Valley Forge, talks about the history of the Valley Forge Encampment and the road leading up to it, from 9/11/1777, the Battle of Brandywine, through the VF Marchout, 6/19/1778. One episode is her reading a chapter from the novel, and the next explains the non-fiction history behind it. Learn about many fascinating characters whose paths converged when the Continental Army and a young nation confronted the reality and aftermath of wa ...
 
Conversations between a daughter, Jane Craigie, and her father, Iain Craigie. Iain spent a career in Intelligence from the late 1950s until the early 2000s, living in the UK, Cyprus, India, Turkey, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Labuan. The podcast covers the technology used, the methods of spying, the targets, the relevance of place and time and the historical context. The observations and intrigues of a life in surveillance make compelling listening, as well as what it was like having an adve ...
 
Welcome to the official BBC News YouTube channel. Interested in global news with an impartial perspective? Want to see behind-the-scenes clips and footage directly from the front-line? Our YouTube channel has all this and more, bringing you specially selected clips from the world's most trusted news source. Tune into BBC World News for 24 hour news on TV. Check out BBC News on mobile and download our app for iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire. The official BBC News YouTube channel is operated b ...
 
In The Serviced Accommodation Property Podcast you will learn how to Start, Systemise and scale a profitable Serviced Accommodation Business. Kevin served 24 years in the British Army, serving mostly in a Commando unit and retired at the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major, he left the Army in 2011 to became a full-time property investor. For most of his Army career, Kevin was investing in property and has been a successful property investor now for over 27 years which is why he is known as th ...
 
Caesar and Cleopatra, a play written in 1898 by George Bernard Shaw, was first staged in 1901 and first published with Captain Brassbound's Conversion and The Devil's Disciple in his 1901 collection, Three Plays for Puritans. It was first performed at Newcastle upon Tyne on March 15, 1899. London production was at the Savoy Theatre in 1907. Shaw wants to prove that it was not love but politics that drew Cleopatra to Julius Caesar. He sees the Roman occupation of ancient Egypt as similar to t ...
 
A Podcast on Colonial Legacy of South Asia. We talk to academics, field experts and present you with specialised knowledge on Colonial legacy in South Asia. Hosted by @omeribnhaq. We're on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @indiacolonised. Brought to you by www.ergostudios.in Read more about us and our work on www.ergostudios.in/india-colonised
 
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The case against Bruce Lehrmann, a former political adviser accused of raping a colleague inside Australia's Parliament House, has been dropped.The 27-year-old, denies sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins on a minister's sofa after a night out in 2019. He maintains no sex took place.Mr Lehrmann's trial collapsed in October because of jury misconduc…
 
The Prince and Princess of Wales have continued their US trip, as they are to hand out awards for their Earthshot Prize, in their first big international appearance since the death of the Queen.But the trip risks being overshadowed by a racism row involving Prince’s godmother, who resigned after asking a black British charity boss where she was "re…
 
Up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since the start of Russia's invasion, a senior official has said.Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said between 10,000 and 13,000 troops had died.Neither Ukraine nor Russia tend to release figures for casualties, and Mr Podolyak's comments have not been confirme…
 
Join Tom and Dominic as they explore the seven wonders of Poland. Hear all about Krakus the dragon-slayer, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, "Kaiser soup", the influence of Oriental fashion, and much more... Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and acce…
 
The Prince and Princess of Wales have been in Boston to promote their environmental Earthshot Prize, but their US visit has been overshadowed by a row over racism back in the UK.The prince's godmother, Lady Susan Hussey, resigned from her royal role after repeatedly asking a black British charity boss where she was "really" from.Ngozi Fulani, who w…
 
Stephanie Frappart will be the first woman to referee at a men's World Cup in Thursday's group-stage game between Costa Rica and Germany.The 38-year-old Frenchwoman will be joined by assistant referees Brazil's Neuza Back and Mexican Karen Diaz Medina at Al Bayt Stadium, forming the first all-female on-field officiating team in the history of the t…
 
The French baguette has been added to Unesco’s "intangible cultural heritage" list.The body announced it had added "artisanal know-how and culture of baguette bread" to its list of 600 other items, including traditional tea making in China.Its inclusion "celebrates the French way of life," Unesco chief Audrey Asoulay said.France is said to produce …
 
China has signalled a shift in its Covid policy as it moves to ease some virus restrictions despite high daily case numbers.Dozens of districts in Shanghai and Guangzhou, cities that have seen rising cases, were released from lockdown measures on Thursday.The country's vice-premier also announced the country was facing a "new situation".Sun Chunlan…
 
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa is facing a possible impeachment threat over the "Farmgate" scandal.The president has been accused of covering up a $4m (£3.3m) theft from his farm in 2020, including kidnapping and bribing the burglars into silence.A leaked report from an independent panel has found that Mr Ramaphosa abused his position and …
 
Who was the man who commanded the small British detachment at Rorke's Drift? This episode is a brief introduction to the life of John Chard. If you like these stories please sign up for my mailing list and receive your free eBook about the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. https://redcoathistory.com/2021/10/27/free-book-the-military-history-geeks-guide-to-th…
 
On today's World Cup episode, Tom and Dominic discuss the Ashanti Empire. Tune in to hear about the Anglo-Ashanti wars, the Golden Stool, the role of Robert Baden-Powell and much, much more. Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an…
 
Prince William’s godmother Lady Susan Hussey has resigned as a Royal aide after repeatedly asking a black British head of a charity where she was “really” from.Lady Hussey, who was lady-in-waiting to the late Queen Elizabeth, questioned Ngoza Fulani about her background at a charity event at Buckingham Palace. When the charity head explained she wa…
 
Chinese astronauts have completed China's first in orbit transfer of crew aboard the Tiangong space station.Known as Taikonauts, the transfer marks a historic moment for China's as it looks to establish itself as a serious contender for space exploration.Tiangong will be the second permanently inhabited outpost in orbit, following the Nasa led Inte…
 
The Ukrainian government has said a scheme it created for Russian soldiers to surrender is getting up to 100 enquiries a day.The "I Want To Live" project was started in September.By calling a hotline or entering details through messenger apps, Russian troops can arrange the best way to surrender to Ukrainian forces.Officials in Kyiv say they've had…
 
In Afghanistan, an increasing number of restrictions have been imposed on women by the Taliban government.In the past month, women have been banned from parks, gyms and swimming pools. Girls have been barred from secondary schools in most parts of the country and women are restricted from working in some sectors.A Taliban spokesman defended the res…
 
Far-right militia leader found guilty of rare US sedition charge - BBC NewsStewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right militia group Oath Keepers, has been found guilty of plotting to stop US President Joe Biden from taking office after the 2020 election. A jury found Rhodes guilty of the rare charge of seditious conspiracy following a two-month tria…
 
China's top security agency has called for a crackdown on "hostile forces" after rare protests against Covid rules in Chinese cities across the country.China is the only major economy with a zero-Covid policy, with local authorities clamping down on even small outbreaks with mass testing, quarantines and snap lockdowns.But with thousands taking to …
 
The first drug to slow the destruction of the brain in Alzheimer's has been called a momentous breakthrough. The research ends decades of failure and shows a new era of drugs to treat Alzheimer's - the most common form of dementia - is possible.The drug, lecanemab, has a small effect in the early stages of the disease.Please subscribe HERE http://b…
 
China's former leader Jiang Zemin, who came to power after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, has died aged 96.One of the major figures of Chinese history in recent decades, he presided over a time where China opened up on a vast scale and saw high-speed growth.A Chinese Communist Party statement said he died of leukaemia and multiple organ failur…
 
Aerial footage has shown fountains of lava bursting from the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii after it erupted for the first time in 40 years.It’s the largest active volcano in the world and its eruption was large enough that it could be seen from space.Experts have said it could take weeks for the lava to reach residents. Please subscribe HERE http://b…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. On today's episode: industrial action, bias in the media, China and COVID. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Insta: @veteranstateofmind Watch MVP here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B…
 
As promised during the Portugal mini-series, Tom and Dominic are returning to Brazil to discuss its history post-independence. This episode will focus upon the Brazilian Empire, in particular the Emperor Pedro II. How did this boy who acceded to the throne at six years old, come to receive a French state funeral in front of 300,000 Parisians in the…
 
The son of militia leader Stewart Rhodes spent years plotting to help his family escape an abusive household. Now that the elder Rhodes faces decades in prison, the rest of the family is rebuilding their lives.Read the full story here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63709446 Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog#BBCNews…
 
Many companies responsible for our day-to-day essentials are committed to reducing their carbon footprints.The company behind brands such as Dettol, Reckitt, is using new technology known as 'digital twins' to help reduce its climate impacting emissions.The software mimics everything from shipping lanes to factory production ahead of deliveries wor…
 
Air pollution poses a major threat to both our health and the health of the climate, killing an estimated 7 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization.But a company in Germany is developing mats made of moss which can absorb pollution particles, allowing cleaner air to be released.Green City Solutions combine moss's natural f…
 
As inflation in Moldova hits 30%, many people are struggling to pay the bills. Russian missile strikes in neighbouring Ukraine have led to blackouts across Moldova, with warnings of more outages in the coming days.Russia has previously accused Moldova of breaking its energy contracts and have threatened to cut already reduced supplies further.Inter…
 
If you've ever bought a band t-shirt at a gig or a printed shirt from a fashion retailer, its likely it has been made with a chemical dye or a print.These processes make it incredibly hard for them to be recycled, which means it will likely end up at landfill after you've finished with it, adding to the 22 million tonnes of textile waste produced e…
 
China's protests against Covid restrictions which erupted over the weekend appear to have died down, as authorities begin clamping down.A heavy police presence has been reported in several cities, and some gatherings were quelled or failed to materialise.Several people in Beijing said police had called demanding information about their whereabouts.…
 
Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has erupted for the first time in 38 years.Authorities in Hawaii have warned of falling ash but say lava is not an immediate threat to those living nearby, but the US Geological Service (USGS) has said the situation could change rapidly.The previous eruption in 1984 sent lava flows within 5 miles of Hi…
 
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is using "winter as a weapon of war" against Ukraine.Speaking at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Romania, the secretary general said "Putin is failing in Ukraine" and is responding with "brutality" by attacking gas, electricity and water infrastructure across t…
 
The Philippines has now emerged as the world's largest source of online child sexual exploitation. Reported incidents in the country have risen by around 280 per cent this year, according to UNICEF, after one of the world’s longest pandemic lockdowns left vulnerable children at home.More than 80% of those who sexually exploit children in the Philip…
 
What are the origins of Wales? And how do the Welsh define themselves against Englishness? As England play Wales in the World Cup today, Tom and Dominic are joined by Martin Johnes, Professor of History at the University of Swansea, to explore the age old rivalry between the two nations. Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for …
 
The Chinese authorities are taking tough action to try to suppress spreading protests against the country’s Covid restrictions. People have marched in many large cities demanding an end to lockdown and restrictions.There have also been calls for China’s President Xi to resign. The scale of the protests is presenting an unprecedented challenge to th…
 
Professional football players in Scotland are to be banned from heading the ball in training a day before and after a match. Clubs are also being told to limit exercises that involve repetitive headers to once a week. The new guidelines come after Glasgow University research found former footballers were three-and-a-half times more likely to die fr…
 
A new battle of faith is being driven by some pastors and politicians in the United States.Their central message is that the country's conservative Christian way of life is under threat, and American society is moving in the wrong direction. The BBC’s Barbara Plett Usher explores the impact of this growing movement on US politics.Please subscribe H…
 
Blank sheets of paper have become a symbol of protests in China against the country’s strict zero-Covid policy.Large numbers of protesters have been holding up blank sheets of paper - a tactic to protest while avoiding censorship or arrest - resulting in some calling the demonstrations the “white paper revolution”, “blank sheet revolution” or “A4 r…
 
Former cabinet minister Simon Clarke has tabled an amendment to the Levelling Up Bill that would overturn a planning clampdown on onshore wind introduced by then-Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015.The amendment has support from two former Prime Ministers, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss and the government has denied the Tory Party is split over the a…
 
At least seven people have been killed and five others are missing following a landslide on the Italian island of Ischia. A state of emergency has been declared after the mudslide ripped through the island on Saturday, following record-breaking torrential rain. More than 100 emergency workers have been deployed to the island to dig through the torr…
 
Barriers have been installed at a protest site in the Chinese city of Shanghai as protests against strict Covid rules continued into a second night.A number of protesters in the city have been detained by police with officers reportedly telling anyone taking photos of the protests to delete them.Since Friday, people have been staging protests acros…
 
Riots erupted across several Dutch and Belgian cities after Morocco's surprise victory over Belgium in the 2022 World Cup.Arrests were made in Brussels and Antwerp while riot police were deployed in Amsterdam with incidents also reported at The Hague and Rotterdam.Both countries have significant Moroccan population.The victory saw Morocco move join…
 
The fighting near Avdiivka, a town on the front line in eastern Ukraine, has intensified lately with Russian forces trying to encircle it.Local authorities call on its remaining residents to be urgently evacuated. They warn that many people living in basements now without electricity, gas, heating and running water will not survive the coming winte…
 
Join Tom and Dominic on their journey to the 16th century Korean peninsula, as they discuss Hwang Jini - a gisaeng, poet, and entertainer - and her everlasting impact on Korean culture. Dubbed by Tom the 'poetic Emma Hamilton', the story of Hwang Jini takes us through Diamond Mountains, Buddhism and Confucianism, 16th century Korean social class, a…
 
CONTENT Our guest today is Zach Allred a former US Army Ranger who served with the 75th Ranger Regiment. This Regiment is a lethal, agile and flexible force, capable of conducting many complex, joint special operations missions. They are the US Army's premier direct-action raid capability. Each of the Ranger battalions is always combat ready, menta…
 
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