Tuesday, November 22, 2005

HistoryPodcast 34 - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an annual holiday observed in the United States and Canada. The most common view of its origin is that it was to give thanks to the Judeo-Christian God for the bounty of the autumn harvest. In this episode we will discuss some common misconceptions and the origins of this holiday celebration. This is also the last episode before I go on vacation. I will be back the week of December 5th.

HistoryPodcast 34 - Thanksgiving.mp3 12:24 - 11.5MB


History Channel's Thanksgiving Information

Wikipedia article

Plimoth Plantation and its Thanksgiving page

Further Reading:

Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong -- by James W. Loewen

Sunday, November 20, 2005

HistoryPodcast 33 - Steven Bantu Biko

Stephen Bantu Biko was a noted nonviolent anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s.

This episode was a request from Bo back in August.

HistoryPodcast 33 - Steven Bantu Biko.mp3 9:02 - 10.5MB


Wikipedia Article

About.com Article

South Africa Seminar: A Biography about Biko

Further Reading:

I Write What I Like : Selected Writings -- by Steve Biko

Biko -- by Donald Woods

Other Related Links:

Movie: Cry Freedom

Music Heard on this Episode

Hungry Lucy - In the Circle

african dope records - black dillinger - big trouble

Thursday, November 17, 2005

HistoryPodcast 32 - Francis Marion

Please join me in welcoming Christy Croft from the Thinking Southerner. Christy will be introducting us to Francis Marion an American Brigadier General in the American Revolutionary War. He became known as the "Swamp Fox" for his ability to use decoy and ambush tactics to disrupt enemy communications, capture supplies, and free prisoners.

HistoryPodcast 32 - Francis Marion.mp3 15:26 - 17.8MB

Related Links:

The Thinking Southerner

Patriot Resource

Francis Marion

U. S. History

DVD: The Patriot

Further Reading:

Swamp Fox

The Life of General Francis Marion: A Celebrated Partisan Officer, in the Revolutionary War, Against the British and Tories in South Carolina and Georgia

Other Links from this Show

Podcasting For Dummies ® (For Dummies (Computers)

The M Show

Matt's Today in History

OC Register Blog: The Gadgetress Blog

Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Convention - Couldn't make the convention, download the audio of the keynotes and sessions (coming soon) here.

The voice mail number: (206) 339-PAST (7278)

Our Frapper Map - Add yourself now!

Join the conversation in the forums

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

HistoryPodcast 31 - H.P. Lovecraft

This is a request from David Potesta from Chicago, IL. Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author of fantasy and horror fiction, noted for giving horror stories a science fiction framework. Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, but his works have become quite important and influential among writers and fans of horror fiction.

HistoryPodcast 31 - H.P. Lovecraft.mp3 13:56 - 12.9MB


Wikipedia Entry

The H.P. Lovecraft Archive

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

Further Reading:

The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

Selected Letters: 1929-1931 (Selected Letters, 1929-1931)

H.P. Lovecraft: A Life

An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia

Monday, November 07, 2005

HistoryPodcast 30 - Battle of Lexington

From our good friend Ron of Griddlecakes radio. A trip to the past. Thanks Ron!

HistoryPodcast 30 - Battle of Lexington.mp3 31:36 - 29.1MB


Griddlecakes Radio

Wikipedia entry

Thursday, November 03, 2005

HistoryPodcast 29 - Bobby Fischer

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

HistoryPodcast 28 - Rasputin

Our friend from Kansas, Tom Baker introduces us to Grigori Rasputin a Russian mystic with an influence in the later days of Russia's Romanov dynasty. This was a listener request from Bo.

HistoryPodcast 28 - Rasputin.mp3 12:27 - 11.5MB


Poet. Magician. Healer. Prophet. Holy Monk.

The Evil Monk

The Alexander Palace Time Machine - Rasputin

Further Reading:

Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned

The Rasputin File

Plagues and Peoples