Exploring History

Podcasts about History

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Episodes about History

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From Guyana to Tragedy – The Fall of Jonestown In this final episode, we follow Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple from their initial move to Guyana to the harrowing events that culminated in the Jonestown massacre. Discover the challenges of life in the isolated settlement, the increasing paranoia and control exerted by Jones, and the tragic visit by Congressman Leo Ryan. This episode captures the final, tragic chapter of Jonestown and its devastating impact. Jim Jones, Peoples Temple, Jonestown massacre, Guyana, Leo Ryan, cult tragedy, mass suicide, Jonestown settlement, final days, isolation, control, paranoia, Congressman visit, 1978 tragedy, cult leader, communal living, historical events, true crime.
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In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on the wonderful Professor Rashmi Sadana to discuss the Delhi metro system from a political economic, sociological, and ethnographic framework, based on her terrific book The Moving City: Scenes from the Delhi Metro and the Social Life of Infrastructure.  Talking about the political and sociological dimensions of infrastructure is a critically important topic for us to focus on, and one which we are trying to devote a bit more time to.  We recommend also checking out our recent conversation with Laleh Khalili on Red Sea Shipping & the Gaza Genocide to hear a bit more of our discussions on transportation infrastructure. Rashmi Sadana  is Professor of Anthropology at George Mason University and author of English Heart, Hindi Heartland: The Political Life of Literature in India.  Keep up to date with the Professor's work by checking out her faculty webpage. Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory 
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July’s Spotlight is proudly sponsored by Motorfinity This month's Spotlight focuses on DC Ian COWARD. Detective Constable COWARD from Thames Valley Police came on duty like any other day; dedicated to keeping the streets of Reading town centre safe. Making the brave decision to stop a suspicious vehicle had tragic consequences, of which JP & Tom discuss and analyse the events.   A special thanks to Dick Kirby & Matthew Spicer for thier reaserch and assistance with our episodes.
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National Pecan pie day.  National French Fries day.  Entertainment from 2014.  Etch a sketch went on sale, Guy with longest fingernails got em cut, Ellis Island bought.  Todays birthdays - Milton Berle, Bill Cosby, Christine McVie, Cheryl Ladd, Robin Wilson, Michelle Rodriguez, Kimberley Perry.  Dolly Madison died.Intro - Pour some sugar on me - Def Leppard    https://defleppard.com/Pecan pie - Bobby PFancy - Iggy Azelea and Charlie XCXSomethin bad - Miranda Lambert and Carrie UnderwoodBirthdays - In da club - 50 Cent   https://www.50cent.com/Fat Albert TV themeTell me lies - Fleetwood MacHey Jelousy - Gin BlossomsIf I die young - The Band PerryExit - Its not love - Dokken     https://dokken.net/Follow Jeff Stampka on Facebooka and cooolmedia.com
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In this bonus episode, Charlie Higson takes a more detailed look at the greatest challenge in King George VI's reign, The Second World War.To help Charlie understand some of the key points is a man who, by his own admission, is obsessed with WW2, James Holland, author of over 30 books on the subject, host of the We Have Ways podcast with Al Murray and co-founder of the Chalke and We Have Ways festivals. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Gone are the days of the Old West with sheriffs sitting astride their horses and star shaped badges gleaming in the dusty sunshine. But the idea of police on horseback isn't a total relic. San Francisco, with the country's second oldest mounted police force, still has a few hooved officers left. This week on the show, producer Katrina Schwartz heads to the stables to meet this four-legged squad. Additional Reading: After 150 Years, Why Do San Francisco Police Still Have a Mounted Unit? Read a transcript of this episode Sign up for our newsletter Enter our Sierra Nevada Brewing Company monthly trivia contest Your support makes KQED podcasts possible. You can show your love by going to https://kqed.org/donate/podcasts This story was reported by Katrina Schwartz. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Katrina Schwartz, Amanda Font and Christopher Beale. Additional support from Kevin Stark, Chris Egusa, Paul Lancour, Jen Chien, Katie Sprenger, Jasmine Garnett, Carly Severn, Joshua Ling, Holly Kernan and the whole KQED family.
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Lou Klimchock is our guest on the podcast this week. Lou played in the Majors from 1958-1970 with the Kansas City A's, Milwaukee Braves, Washington Senators, New York Mets and Cleveland Indians. He was a good utility infielder during most of his career and finally got a chance to play regularly with Cleveland in 1969. Lou talks about getting labeled back in the day and how it affected his career. He played with some of the greats of the game, especially during his stint with Milwaukee (Warren Spahn, Henry Aaron and Eddie Matthews to name a few). Enjoy this trip Back When There Was Baseball as Lou not only expounds upon his career but shares his thoughts on the game played today.
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Wendy shares more stories about her 40 year friendship with her best friend.
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Kym Staton discusses his documentary film The Trust Fall: Julian Assange. WikiLeaks' "Collateral Murder" release is what initially woke him up. He documents the abuse and oppression of Assange and through the film seeks to inspire action. He comments on the empire, the secret state, and transnational security elite. He talks about interviewing the late John Pilger and Daniel Ellsberg among others featured in the film. What was done to Assange was meant to intimidate the rest of the world. Technocrats are becoming more powerful as we move toward a transnational dystopia. He opines on the idea of Assange as some sort of psyop and urges people to take action and do something to fight tyranny and injustice, which creates pressure, because too many people are doing nothing. Watch on BitChute / Brighteon / Rokfin / Rumble / Substack Geopolitics & Empire · Kym Staton: The Persecution of Assange & Fight Against Transnational Dystopia #446 *Support Geopolitics & Empire! Donate https://geopoliticsandempire.com/donations Consult https://geopoliticsandempire.com/consultation Become a Member https://geopoliticsandempire.substack.com Become a Sponsor https://geopoliticsandempire.com/sponsors **Visit Our Affiliates & Sponsors! Above Phone https://abovephone.com/?above=geopolitics easyDNS (use coupon code GEOPOLITICS for 15% off!) https://easydns.com LegalShield https://hhrvojemoric.wearelegalshield.com Wise Wolf Gold https://www.wolfpack.gold/?ref=geopolitics Kym Staton Websites The Trust Fall: Julian Assange https://www.thetrustfall.org Trust Fall on X https://x.com/thetrustfalldoc Films For Change https://filmsforchange.stream About Kym Staton Kym Staton is a poet, musician and filmmaker from Australia. He is the founder and director of Films For Change and Writer and Director of the hit documentary THE TRUST FALL: JULIAN ASSANGE. *Podcast intro music is from the song "The Queens Jig" by "Musicke & Mirth" from their album "Music for Two Lyra Viols": http://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)
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We return to Annelise Cochran and the Lahaina wildfire. As the blaze intensifies, she and her neighbours must band together to keep each other going. But as the night deepens, new and unexpected travails present themselves. The locals will find themselves trapped between the devil and the deep blue sea… A Noiser production, written by Joe Viner. For ad-free listening, bonus material and early access to new episodes, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to noiser.com/subscriptions Annelise is a listener to the show who got in touch with her incredible story. If you have an amazing survival story of your own that you’d like to put forward for the show, let us know. Drop us an email at support@noiser.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices