Monday, April 18, 2011

Listening ideas for 18 April 2011

The History of Rome
And Then There Were Two
In 313 AD, Maximinus Daia and Licinus fought for control of the Eastern Roman Empire.
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Bay of Pigs invasion
It is 50 years since a band of Cuban exiles attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro with the help of the US government. It was called the Bay of Pigs invasion.
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The China History Podcast
The Qing Dynasty Part 5
We're almost at the end of our Imperial China History Overview. In this segment of the China History Podcast we look at the continued misfortunes in China during the Xianfeng era, as the country is torn apart by the Taiping and Nian rebellions and revolts in the west. The western powers, following the 2nd Opium War, force yet another unequal treaty on the shellshocked Qing government. In these trying times emerge three great China military heroes Zeng Guofan, Li Hongzhang and Zuo Zongtang. The Qing at last face the choice of modernize or lose the mandate of heaven forever. But with the Empress Dowager Cixi preparing to seize power, things are going to be dicey for this last dynasty of imperial China.
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SFF audio
The SFFaudio Podcast #104
Scott, Jesse, and Gregg Margarite talk about two Robert Sheckley short stories, Untouched By Human Hands (aka One Man’s Poison) and Seventh Victim.
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