Monday, March 28, 2011

Listening ideas for 28 March 2011

The Tolkien Professor
Faerie Course
The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle, Part 1, in which we meet a knight with a funny name and a preternaturally ugly woman.
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New Books In History
Daniel Sidorick, "Condensed Capitalism: Campbell Soup and the Pursuit of Cheap Production in the Twentieth Century"
When I was in college I had a summer job once working in an aircraft factory. My task was to count screws. Nope, I’m not kidding. I put together parts-kits that were then taken to another station “down the line” for assembly. It wasn’t much fun, and it taught me that I did not want [...]
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The History of Rome
The New Game in Town
With the Tetrarchy in shambles, Diocletian will be called out of retirement in 308 AD to help broker a settlement. But the new new order will prove as bad as the old new order.
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Russian Rulers History Podcast
Catherine, The Early Years
Sophie Augusta Fredericka was an unlikely candidate to marry well. We follow her early years before she wed the future Tsar Peter III.
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Omega Tau Podcast
Megacities
Diese Episode ist ein Interview mit Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Alexander Schmidt vom Institut für Stadtplanung und Städtebau der Universität Duisburg-Essen. Wir sprachen allgemein über Eigenschaften von Megacities, über Probleme und Lösungsmöglichkeiten im Bereich von Mobilität, Resourcen und Umweltaspekten. Anhand von vielen Beispielen aus dem Projekt Shanghai : Integrierte Ansätze für eine nachhaltige und energieeffiziente Stadtentwicklung – Stadtform, Mobilität, Bauen und Wohnen wird anschaulich, welche Rolle örtliche und kulturelle Gegebenheiten spielen und und welche Potenziale zur Stadtentwicklung es dort derzeit gibt.
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