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Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. From Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
 
There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives ...
 
A weekly discussion of current affairs in China with journalists, writers, academics, policy makers, business people and anyone with something compelling to say about the country that's reshaping the world. A SupChina production, hosted by Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn.
 
A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world. All credits available on the website (https://historyofpersiapodcast.com/) Support th ...
 
Curiouscast and Global News present the second season in the “Rising” series: China Rising is an in-depth investigation into modern China and its strained relations with the West. Hosted by Global News Senior Correspondent Jeff Semple, this ten episode season investigates allegations Beijing is applying pressure and working to infiltrate the upper echelons of power in Western countries, including Canada. The Chinese government is accused of deploying a range of tactics, from disinformation t ...
 
TOP SECRET Personal Attention, SpyCast Listeners Known to be the podcast real spies listen to -(STOP)- eavesdrop on conversations with high level sources from around the world -(STOP)- spychiefs molehunters defectors covert operators analysts cyberwarriors technologists debriefed by SPY Historian Hammond -(STOP)- stories secrets tradecraft and technology discussed -(STOP)- museum confirmed to have greatest collection of artifacts on the subject anywhere in the world -(STOP)- podcast rumored ...
 
Achtung! Achtung! Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters Second World War. We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a bi-weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don't expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale. We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes. Send questions to James and Al via Twitter us ...
 
A weekly conversation exploring China's economy and tech scene. Guests include a wide range of policy analysts, business professionals, journalists, and academics. Hosted by Jordan Schneider and published on Lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Intelligence Squared is the world’s leading forum for debate and intelligent discussion. Live and online we take you to the heart of the issues that matter, in the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds and most exciting orators. Join the debate at www.intelligencesquared.com and download our weekly podcasts every Tuesday and Friday. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.
 
As the United States confronts an ever-changing set of international challenges, our foreign policy leaders continue to offer the same old answers. But what are the alternatives? In None Of The Above, the Eurasia Group Foundation’s Mark Hannah asks leading global thinkers for new answers and new ideas to guide an America increasingly adrift in the world. www.noneoftheabovepodcast.org
 
The American History Podcast presents the history of the United States in an engaging, scholarly and entertaining way. Each season we take a topic in American history and dive deep to discover the roots of the issue, and provide our listeners with a lot of history they don't know. Follow the American History Podcast on Twitter: @americanhiscast. Feel free to email me with questions and comments: shawn@theamericanhistorypodcast.com
 
The Irregular Warfare Podcast explores an important component of war throughout history. Small wars, drone strikes, special operations forces, counterterrorism, proxies—this podcast covers the full range of topics related to irregular war and features in-depth conversations with guests from the military, academia, and the policy community. The podcast is a collaboration between the Modern War Institute at West Point and Princeton's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.
 
Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Our host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world -- from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity® - a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time. About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 20 ...
 
In each episode we ask a leading historian, novelist or public figure the tantalising question, "If you could travel back through time, which year would you visit?" Once they have made their choice, then they guide us through that year in three telling scenes. We have visited Pompeii in 79AD, Jerusalem in 1187, the Tower of London in 1483, Colonial America in 1776, 10 Downing Street in 1940 and the Moon in 1969. Chosen as one of the Evening Standard's Best History Podcasts of 2020. Presented ...
 
The Guardian's political editor, Heather Stewart, and deputy political editor, Jessica Elgot, are joined by commentators, experts and politicians to unpack the week's biggest stories in politics. In Politics Weekly Extra on Fridays, Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland invites guests to help analyse the latest in US politics
 
Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening? This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.
 
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Kristen Ghodsee joins Long Reads to discuss the lost world and "progressive spirit" of Bulgarian Communism. Kristen is professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of several books, including Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence. Long Reads is a J…
 
The Dougherty Gang is the true story of three siblings in their 20s - two brothers and a sister - who went on an eight-day, fifteen-state, AK-47-wielding, bank robbing journey in 2011. It's a remarkable account that delves into the details of the complex circumstances that kicked off this crime spree, how they averted local, state and federal agent…
 
On this week's episode, Katy Balls gives us her thoughts on the importance of Keir Starmer’s performance this weekend at the Labour Party Conference. (00:54) Then Nicola Christie raises the curtain on the exciting new wave of British musical theatre. (06:53) And finally, Hannah Tomes talks about why Facebook won’t let her post about the English wat…
 
[iframe src="https://www.bitchute.com/embed/d7IgVLCu23sN/" width="90%" height="320"] While the UK is supposedly dropping their vaccine passport idea (for now), things are looking bleak in country after country as people all around the world are facing the threat of vaccine mandates. Today on #SolutionsWatch James explores the array of solutions tha…
 
Photo: Obligatory reading of Chairman Mao's Little Red Book. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The new new Cold War with China or not. @JoshRogin WashingtonPost GLXXG https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/23/bidens-strategy-stabilize-us-china-relations-isnt-working/…
 
Photo: Wild boar corner aN Italian woman and steal her food from shopping. Video grab. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow More wild boars than ever in the post-pandemic streets of Rome. Lorenzo Fiori, Anslado Foundation GLXXG https://www.thelocal.it/20210923/watch-videos-of-wild-boar-invading-rome-streets-go-v…
 
Photo: Election and Coronation of Emperor Maximilian II CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow The German election is neck and neck for Red Olof Scholz vs Merkel's "merkeln" CDU. Vendeline von Bredow @TheEconomist HFN https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/24/german-election-too-close-to-call-as-spd-lead-evapo…
 
Photo: The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is guided into position above a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex 41 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for its Orbital Flight Test. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Boein…
 
Photo: Justice Stephen Breyer CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Is Stephen Breyer the last SCOTUS Liberal? @RichardAGoldstein @HooverInst https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/justice-stephen-breyer-83-responds-to-liberal-activists-pressing-for-his-retirement/ar-AAOC1v7…
 
Photo: A camel, giraffe, chameleon, dragon, ichneumon, spider, insects and flowers, 1663. Loggan + Hollar CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is the new new on Wall Street. @RichardAEpstein. @HooverInst https://www.hoover.org/research/creeping-coercion-under-…
 
Photo: Exoplanet travel bureau. "PSO J318.5-22 - Where the Nightlife Never Ends!" Poster from the NASA Exoplanets Exploration Program's Exoplanet Travel Bureau 4/4 The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason. Hardcover – April 20, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Next-500-Years-Engineering-Worlds/dp/0262044404 An ar…
 
Photo: This image shows the deployment of a half-scale starshade with four petals at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 2014. (For explanation, see below.*) 3/4 The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason. Hardcover – April 20, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Next-500-Years-Engineering-Wor…
 
Photo: NASA—"Rains of Terror on Exoplanet HD 189733b" 2/4 The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason. Hardcover – April 20, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Next-500-Years-Engineering-Worlds/dp/0262044404 An argument that we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems—because human life on Earth ha…
 
Photo: Cover art for The Outer Worlds, an action role-playing game.* 1/4 The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason. Hardcover – April 20, 2021 https://www.amazon.com/Next-500-Years-Engineering-Worlds/dp/0262044404 An argument that we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems—because human l…
 
Photo: Desk of two centuries ago. Henry Rust. Made in Salem, Massachusetts, United States 1/2. #SmallBusinessAmerica: Back to the office is the trend @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/sep/23/work-from-home-is-over-hyped/By John Batchelor
 
Photo: Robert Mundell (progenitor of the trickle-down theory) in 1961 President Biden refutes the trickle-down economics of Ronald Reagan 1981. Dan Henninger, WSJ editorial board and Wonder Land columnist. @DanHenninger, @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-socialist-reconiciliation-government-expansion-build-back-better-11632338922…
 
Photo: Aftermath of the 2003 Eastern Victorian alpine bushfires showing the Big River and hillsides near the Omeo Highway (probably from the Bundara River picnic ground), north of Anglers Rest, Victoria, Australia. 2003 The unexpected consequences of Australian wildfires. Scott Mayman @CBSNew Brisbane, Queensland https://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/cas…
 
NOW IN 22 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. CLICK ON THE LOWER LEFT HAND CORNER “TRANSLATE” TAB TO FIND YOURS! By Jeff J. Brown Pictured above: I’m reporting on the predicted and preventable collapse of one of the USA’s greatest postwar scientific achievements – the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico late last year. Talk about an allegory. Westerners...…
 
President Biden has spent the week meeting with foreign leaders including Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Now, the number of people starting to speculate about the state Joe Biden’s health is growing. Freddy Gray sits down with Amber Athey, the Washington Editor for The Spectator to discuss where the cracks are beginning to show and what this could m…
 
For decades, people across the United Kingdom have been reporting something strange: enormous, cat-like beasts popping up on the edges of cities, only to disappear without a trace. In today's episode, the guys dive into one of the strangest cryptid tales of the modern day -- ABCs, the Abnormally Big Cats of Europe. Learn more about your ad-choices …
 
Media Threat To Humanity Russia is a threat, China is dangerous, Afghanistan breeding ground for terror oh yes... the Climate is going to kill us all we don't stop going about our daily lives. Don't Think, just obey say the Media. Oh, and get ready for Toll Roads in the UK. Get The Uncanny Book Of Predictions Click Here: Or Donate Here If You Wish:…
 
In the U.S., the PCR test is the gold standard for COVID testing. Common knowledge would have it that the test is more accurate—and therefore more effective at containing the spread of the dease—than the rapid antigen test. What if that isn’t quite true? Guest: Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Pub…
 
When information can travel globally at the tap of a finger, irregular warfare professionals must contend with an ever-changing environment. How does strategic messaging tie into operations on the battlefield? How can we build a more information-savvy force? And how can information act as both weapon and warfighting space? Raphael Cohen and Brent C…
 
Sarah Rainsford was a BBC foreign correspondent stationed in Moscow for 20 years until August when the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) declared Rainsford a national security threat. They expelled her from Russia and gave her only three weeks to pack up her things, bring home her husband and their dog. On the podcast, Sarah goes back to her y…
 
President Biden struck an optimistic note when addressing the UN this week, emphasizing that the America First doctrines of the Trump administration are in the past. But whether it's the Afghanistan withdrawal or a new nuclear deal with Australia and the UK, many Western allies are unhappy with the U.S. Plus, what’s behind Puerto Rico’s high vaccin…
 
Grace speaks with Phil Burton-Cartledge, lecturer in sociology at the University of Derby and author of Falling Down: The Conservative Party and the Decline of Tory Britain. They discuss whose interests the Tory Party really represents, how the party works, and why, contrary to appearances, the Tories are in decline. You can support our work on the…
 
Big and Little Histories: Sizing Up Ethics in Historiography (Routledge, 2021) introduces students to ethics in historiography through an exploration of how historians in different times and places have explained how history ought to be written and how those views relate to different understandings of ethics. No two histories are the same. The book…
 
Over the past seventy years, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, has evolved from a virtually unknown and little-used pamphlet to an imposing and comprehensive compendium of mental disorder. Its nearly 300 conditions have become the touchstones for the diagnoses that patients receive, students are taught, researchers …
 
FASCISM...FRANCE. Two words/ideas that scholars have spent much time and energy debating in relationship to one another. Chris Millington's A History of Fascism in France: From the First World War to the National Front (Bloomsbury, 2019) is a work of synthesis that also draws on the author's own research for key examples and evidence to support its…
 
In his painstakingly researched and splendid new book Sculpting the Self: Islam, Selfhood, and Human Flourishing (U Michigan Press, 2021), Muhammad Faruque charts and examines the multiplicity of ways in which the self and its moral flourishing have been discussed, debated, and examined in the Muslim intellectual tradition. The remarkable aspect of…
 
The local community around the Nat Turner rebellion The 1831 Southampton Rebellion led by Nat Turner involved an entire community. Vanessa M. Holden rediscovers the women and children, free and enslaved, who lived in Southampton County before, during, and after the revolt. Mapping the region's multilayered human geography, Holden draws a fuller pic…
 
Once a powerful figure who reversed the disintegration of China and steered the country to Allied victory in World War II, Chiang Kai-shek fled into exile following his 1949 defeat in the Chinese civil war. As attention pivoted to Mao Zedong’s communist experiment, Chiang was relegated to the dustbin of history. In Chiang Kai-shek’s Politics of Sha…
 
Once a powerful figure who reversed the disintegration of China and steered the country to Allied victory in World War II, Chiang Kai-shek fled into exile following his 1949 defeat in the Chinese civil war. As attention pivoted to Mao Zedong’s communist experiment, Chiang was relegated to the dustbin of history. In Chiang Kai-shek’s Politics of Sha…
 
This week, Joe Biden spoke to the UN General Assembly for the first time as president. After watching him oversee a disastrous exit from Afghanistan and sign up to a controversial nuclear submarine deal with the UK and Australia, Jonathan Freedland and Dr Leslie Vinjamuri discuss how the world views Biden. Help support our independent journalism at…
 
Logan Wright of the Rhodium Group returns to the pod to discuss Evergrande's implosion, how we got here, and what this week means for China's economy. Read Credit and Credibility! https://www.csis.org/analysis/credit-and-credibility-risks-chinas-economic-resilience If you only have time for one section, start with section 6. Check out Jon's substac…
 
Kai-Fu Lee is one of the world’s leading AI experts and a bestselling author. He founded Microsoft Asia’s research lab that has trained CTOs and AI heads at Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba and Huawei. As President of Google China he helped establish the company in the Chinese market. And now, as CEO of Sinovation Ventures, he is investing in China’s high-t…
 
Photo: Transplanting tomato plants in February . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: Mexico agriculture celebrates the bounty of tomatoes. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG https://www.freshplaza.com/article/935793…
 
Photo: CELAC, The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. Representatives of the member nations of CELAC at the Teresa Carreño theater in Caracas, at the opening of the first summit of that organization Representantes de las naciones integrantes de la CELAC en el teatro Teresa Carreño, de Caracas, en la apertura de la primera cumbre de es…
 
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