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February 26 2014


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February 07 2014


Chris Masters: The Battlelines of News and History - History - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV

Do the ADF really hate the Australian media? http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2013/10/04/3861357.htm

February 05 2014


Dig Set Spike

Posted In: Episodes Subscribe to the Podcast | View all EPISODES >> Episode 18:Dig Set Spike PublishedAug 28,2009 Click the image to listen to this episode... Other Episodes: ← Plummeting Approval Dam! → Music, Footnotes & Ephemera Start off with a piece from the creepy-ass soundtrack to the creepy-ass movie, The Descent. Move onto the intro to Caledonia by Crogmagnon (a favorite record of 1969 psychedelic nonsense of mine). Then, coincidentally, also from 1969, Gilberto Gil’s “Volks, Volkswagen Blue.” Then a couple things smushed together from Elmer Bernstein’s score for The Great Escape (why not). Then a nice piece from the score to whatdyacallit, that Errol Morris/Robert MacNamara documentary. Then Tuba Concerto II (which you can totally follow even if you didn’t see the first Tuba Concerto) by James Gourlay on the British Tuba Concertos album, but I don’t need to tell YOU that. Couple of notes: first, this escape inspired the movie The Great Escape. They of course, made it an allied escape. And, having produced this episode, I can relate: not only does no one want to sit through an hour and a half about clever Nazis, I found it a little weird empathizing (for the purposes of writing the podcast) with homesick members of the Third Reich–but I just love the thing about the river. I love that they screw themselves. Other thing: the captain in the story was eventually caught in Phoenix, though he lived successfully on the lam for some time. The kicker, however, is if you drank a St. Pauli beer back in the heyday of their questionable/skeezy “you never forget your first girl” ad campaigns with the buxom german barmaid, you helped pay Captain Wattenberg’s salary. He was the head of the St. Pauli brewery for decades. Duration [ 5:02 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Tags: 20th Century, Arizona, Cartography, Nautical, P.O.W., Southwest, Submarines, war, WWII 11 Comments | Leave a Comment 11 Comments on Dig Set Spike ward says: Ah, excellent! As soon as I heard “Gila R.” I knew what to expect… I’ve been by there on many a childhood road trip. Did you know that the German POWs in TX, upon seeing armadillos, were baffled by the creatures that they then named “panzer schwein”? Pretty good stuff. Keep up the good work! Posted on August 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm Colin says: Just wanted to let you know you have some fans. Always checking the site for any updates. Posted on September 2, 2009 at 8:59 am Eremita says: This is wonderful. Thank you. Looking forward to future postings — so will be checking back often. Posted on September 2, 2009 at 3:41 pm blackhawkmath says: My daughter and I love these. She wanted to hear the Kitty Cat Spy and the Messrs. Craft again and again. She is in 8th grade. I am a school teacher and I seek to teach my math classes using history and stories told in the way you do it. Keep up the good work. Posted on September 4, 2009 at 9:46 pm Susie Gubengar says: Arrggh!! I wish I knew what happened afterwards with those POW’s just for closure!! Posted on September 9, 2009 at 12:04 pm admin says: Hi Susie, You can click on over to “music footnotes ephemera” page for a little bit of the “what happened next.” thanks for righting in nate Posted on September 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm humberto says: what you do is great thank you Posted on September 10, 2009 at 8:09 am Pingback: Listen to the Gears: 10 | newcurator kayentelve says: The rest of the story!http://home.arcor.de/kriegsgefangene/usa/camps_usa/papago_park.html Posted on September 19, 2009 at 2:51 pm Cecille says: your stories are absolutely lovely! Posted on September 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm StevenG says: Great podcast, as someone who is currently living in southern California, the ephemeral nature of the bodies of water during the summer months. Unfortunately, however, the movie “The Great Escape” was not based on this incident but on the book of the same name by Paul Brickhill documenting an escape by British officers from Stalag Luft III (near Sagan, Poland) in March, 1944. As in the film, most everyone was re-captured and 50 were shot by the SS. Posted on August 8, 2013 at 6:48 pm Leave a Reply Cancel reply Other Episodes: ← Plummeting Approval Dam! → http://thememorypalace.us/2009/08/episode-18-dig-set-spike/

December 04 2013


"The good Italian?"

What happened to the Jews of Italy under the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini? Newly released documents in Italian archives challenge the long held view that Italy was a relatively safe haven for Jews.

November 26 2013


Stoics at war - The Philosopher's Zone - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Recent philosophical debate on war has focused on the idea that you don't just have to fight by the rules; you also have to be fighting in a just cause. But does this ignore much of the moral context of a soldier's life. What binds comrades in arms together? What about stress and what about grief, and what does the ancient Roman philosophy of Stoicism have to tell us about it? http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/stoics-at-war/3196522

October 24 2013


FairMormon Frameworks 7 : Patrick Mason War and Peace

We interview Patrick Mason, one of the editors of the book “War & Peace In Our Time : Mormon Perspectives”. We discuss War and Peace in the scriptures, in our LDS culture, and in our views within our Church community. Patrick and I discuss how a Latter-Day Saint can be a faithful, active, participating Latter-Day Saint while one’s personal beliefs fall anywhere along the spectrum of believing in a “Just War” is condoned by God to the other extreme of being a pacifist. That in reflection there is plenty of room for faith within this issue once we grasp how to navigate our way through scriptures and what is Doctrine.

October 02 2013


How We Kill in War

What is permissible and what is ethical behaviour in war? The American military's use of drones brings with it uncomfortable moral questions. Journalist Naheed Mustafa visits Pakistan and explores the dilemmas posed by drone warfare. http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/podcasts/

September 08 2013


Podcast: What We Know (And Don’t Know) About the Drone War

For this week’s podcast, Cora Currier and Steve Engelberg discuss the Obama administration’s controversial use of drones and how much of the program remains shrouded in secrecy.

May 12 2013


The Mancave Movie Review Podcast

The podcast that reviews the good, the bad and the ugly of movies for men. The movies that man like are the kind of movies we dissect, analyze and have fun talking about. This is the go-to show to find out what are the best movies for men! http://mancavemoviereview.com/young-frankenstein

January 21 2012


All in the Mind 10th Anniversary Special 7: The Marco Polo of Neuroscience - V.S Ramachandran - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Natasha Mitchell has interviewed many of the world’s most celebrated thinkers on the mind over the past decade, and one the most creative is acclaimed neuroscientist and polymath of the brain Professor V.S Ramachandran. Next week, All in the Mind swaps shows and slots for a season of an exciting new show The Body Sphere hosted by Amanda Smith. In April, All in the Mind returns for a season, presented by Lynne Malcolm. Body and mind hook up on ABC Radio National in 2012! 5pm Sundays, 1pm Mondays. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/do-you-read-me-hal-robot-wars-moral-machines-and/3688996

January 14 2012


All in the Mind 10th Anniversary Special 6: The Power of Forgiveness - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela was on South Africa's historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission, chairing many of its tortuous public hearings about atrocities committed in the apartheid era. In an unprecedented dialogue she met with one of apartheid's most abhorrent killers, in jail, to explore forgiveness, psychological redemption and the symbolic language of trauma. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/all-in-the-mind-10th-anniversary-special-6-do-you/3688994

June 24 2011


DocArchive: The Kill Factor: Part Two: 11 June 11

Soldiers who have killed in war at close quarters talk about how it affects them today. They talk frankly about their feelings before, during and after. And they reflect on whether humans are "natural" killers or whether they have to be trained to go against their instinctive repulsion.

DocArchive: The Kill Factor: Part One: 04 June 11

Soldiers who have killed in war at close quarters talk about how it affects them today. They talk frankly about their feelings before, during and after. And they reflect on whether humans are "natural" killers or whether they have to be trained to go against their instinctive repulsion.

June 07 2011


The Third World's War

Public Lectures and Events: podcasts - Podcasts - LSE Speaker: Professor Niall Ferguson Chair: Professor Michael Cox This event was recorded on 24 November 2010 in Old Theatre, Old Building Although never a "hot" war between the superpowers, the Cold War was waged partly through a series of proxy wars in Third World countries from Guatemala to Korea to Vietnam. Although a great deal of attention has been devoted to a select number of U.S. Interventions in the Third World, there is an urgent need to see the "Third World's War" in perspective, showing how successful the Soviet Union was in pursuing a strategy of fomenting revolution and how consistently successive U.S. administrations behaved in response. Professor Niall Ferguson is the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs for the 2010-2011 academic year. http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/podcasts/publicLecturesAndEvents.htm#generated-subheading9

June 03 2011


Can single individuals still shape history? The Case of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden was one of America's most formidable and implacable enemies. And yet no one has written a serious assessment of his influence over world events in the last decade. Michael Scheuer; a former head of CIA's Osama bin Laden Unit provides an objective and authoritative portrait of bin Laden. Michael Scheuer was the chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999 and remained a counterterrorism analyst until 2004. He is the author of many books, including Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terrorism. His latest book is Osama Bin Laden.

April 03 2011


The Weapon

Seventh in a series of recordings to be created and released throughout 2011. Words adapted from "Weapon of Choice" - Jonathan Goodwin: livingchallenged.blogspot.com/2011/03/weapon-of-choice.html Music by Mark J. Hulme 2011. Enjoy, and please share. Purchase: http://music.markjhulme.com

February 21 2011


Caustic Soda: Killer Robots

We discuss robotic threats like the biomass consuming EATR, firearm-wielding TALON and SWORDS, the frighteningly named Multiple Kill Vehicle and iRobot’s “Warrior” model. Also: Robots hitting people FOR SCIENCE, quadrocopters, The Terminator, Cylons, replicants, Westworld and many more robotic threats!

February 03 2011


War of Confusion - The Kleptones

Great introduction, and finally Phil Collins makes sense. Great mashup.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

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