Monday, July 11, 2011

A Podcast Playlist for 11 July 2011

The Korea Society
The Park Chung Hee Era: The Transformation of South Korea
On May 26th, 2011, Harvard University’s Dr. Ezra Vogel spoke to The Korea Society about the monumental new political history he co-edited, The Park Chung Hee Era: The Transformation of South Korea. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Charles Armstrong, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences and director at the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University in the City of New York.
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Ideas
The Munk Debates - China
Be it resolved that the 21st century will belong to China. Renowned historian and lecturer Niall Ferguson, and the celebrated Chinese economist David D. Li argue for the motion. Speaking against it are CNN foreign affairs commentator and TIME magazine's editor-at-large, Fareed Zakaria, and former US secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. The Munk Debates is an initiative of the Aurea Foundation, a charitable organization founded in 2006 by Peter and Melanie Munk to improve the quality and vitality of public debate in Canada.
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The History of Rome
Julian the Pre-Apostate
After a childhood spent mostly in exile, Juian was elevated to the rank of Caesar in 355. His first assignment was to clear Gaul of Germanic invaders.
(review, feed)

ITV Tour de France Podcast
ITV TDF Stage 9 2011
Another extraordinary day of highs and lows on the Tour. Ned & Chris examine and reflect. (Among others about the Flecha/Hoogerland crash - see video)
(review, feed)

1: The crash


2: How to make the men suffer some more:

He can barely stand on his feet and insist on putting him through the motions. Never before have I seen a cyclist cry for real pain while getting the awards (and the polka dot jersey as well as the combative award as REAL prizes).
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