Sunday, September 12, 2010

Heads-up for 12 September 2010

Binge Thinking History Podcast
Ironclads, Big Guns and the road to World War One
Sails are finally done away with as steam power takes over and the race between armour and guns gets under way. Pax Britannia turns maps of the world red as the Americans, Japanese and Germans aspire to have navies just like the British; the road to World War One begins.
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Mahabharata Podcast
Episode 23 - Into the Forest, part 1
This episode covers the Pandava's departure for the forest and the initial fears of theKauravas as they considered what they had done. As things washed out, only the five brothers, Draupadi and a gaggle of Brahmins went into the forest. Yuddistira did some yoga and some austerities and memorized the 108 names of Surya, and was able to get the Sun God to give him the ability to magically feed everyone while they were in the forest.
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Tapestry (CBC)
September 12, 2010 - Hope
We open our season with a program about hope. Joan Chittister, Benedictine nun and author of more than 40 books, weighs in on what hope means in tough times: "Hope is marble", Sister Joan says. "Hope is not marshmallow". Neil Pasricha, blogger about all things awesome, drops by the studio, and writer Teri Degler will share her story about finding hope when she least expected it. Last but not least, we'll treat you to some of the wisdom of the English novelist Terry Pratchett.
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