Friday, October 28, 2005

Bloody Mary

Thursday, October 27, 2005


Halloween’s orgin’s trace all the way back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.... Learn more about Halloween's Origins, Modern Halloween, The Evolution of Halloween as a Holiday, The history of the Jack-O'Lantern, Haloween around the world, Mischief Night, and other random Halloween Facts.

Visit the forums for a script of this show, a recipie for BramBrack, Pumpkin Trivia, and a link to the original War of the World's broadcast.

HistoryPodcast 26 - Halloween History.mp3 19:36 - 18.1 MB

Music Played on this Episode:

Kelly Cavagnuolo - Convicted

Kelly Cavagnuolo - Limbo

Kelly Cavagnuolo - Haunted

retail - halloween

Further Reading:

Halloween: An American Holiday, an American History

Death Makes a Holiday : A Cultural History of Halloween

The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween: Celebrating the Dark Half of the Year

Friday, October 21, 2005

Britain Honors 1805 Battle of Trafalgar

Queen Elizabeth Leads Celebration of 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and its 7,000 Dead

From the article:

"...Queen Elizabeth II lit a beacon Friday to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, in which Britain's Royal Navy defeated the French and Spanish fleets and cemented its naval supremacy for the next century."

Read the whole article at:

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Shanghai Ghetto

In the late 1930's German Jews were trying to escape Nazi persecution, but country after country closed its doors to them. The only place in the world that didn't require entrance visas was the international city of Shanghai. Fleeing for their lives, Jewish refugees journeyed to the exotic city, arriving penny-less and unprepared for life in the Far East. They thought that soon they would find a way to go back to the world they had left. Little did they know that WWII would change their lives forever.

HistoryPodcast 25 - Shanghai Ghetto.mp3 09:55 - 9.5MB


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German and Austrian Refuguees in Shanghai

Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto

Strange Haven: A Jewish Childhood in Wartime Shanghai

Strangers Always: A Jewish Family in Wartime Shanghai

Restoring Jewish Legacy

Movie: Shanghai Ghetto

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Part Three of Introduction to the Balkans Situation Prior to WWI

Hear the last part of this facinating essay. Also, news about the Portable Media Expo, the next few episodes and a promo from redjazz.

HistoryPodcast 24 - Intro to the Balkans: Part 3.mp3


Paul's Essay in PDF - You must have Adobe Arcobat Reader to view this.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Intro to the Balkans Part Two

Episode 23. Intro to the Balkans Part Two. Michelle is now sick, so she is only in the first half of the podcast while I read the second half.

HistoryPodcast - Intro to Balkans Part Two.mp3


Promo Played: Military History Podcast

Promo Played: Matt's Today in History

Alexander Herzen

Peter Kropotkin

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Intro to Balkans Situation Prior to WWI

It is a family Event, as My brother-in-law provides the content and since I am sick my wife fills in her voice which you might recognize from the intro music.

Intro to Balkans Situation Prior to WWI.mp3

Batakovic, Dusan T. The Balkan Piedmont: Serbia and the Yugoslav Question. Institute for Balkan Studies Belgrade. Available: 24 February 2000.

Fay, Sidney. After Sarajevo: The Origins of the World War. Vol. II. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1966.

Judah, Tim. The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1997. The Serbs : History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia, Second Edition

Petrovic, Michael Boro. A History of Modern Serbia: 1804-1918. Vol. II. New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovic, 1976.

Singleton, Frederick Bernard. Short History of the Yugoslav Peoples. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Sowards, Steven W. Twenty-five Lectures on Modern Balkan History (The Balkans in the Age of Nationalism). “Lecture 13: Serbian Nationalism from the "Nacertanije" to the Yugoslav Kingdom”. Available Online. 24 February 2000.

Sowards, Steven W. Twenty-five Lectures on Modern Balkan History (The Balkans in the Age of Nationalism). “Lecture 15: The Balkan causes of World War I”. Available Online. 24 February 2000.