Friday, September 30, 2005

Fukuzawa Yukichi

Another guest podcast from Tom Barker. Fukuzawa Yukichi was an author, motivational speaker, and political theorist whose enlightened ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the period known as the Meiji Era. Please send your feedback about this episode to

HistoryPodcast - Fukuzawa Yukichi.mp3


Book: Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa

Portaits of Modern Japanese Historical Figures

A PDF on Fukuzawa Yukichi - You must have Adobe Arcobat Reader to view this.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary or Mary Mallon, and Irish Immigrant who unwittingly spread Typhoid throughout New York in the early 1900s.

HistoryPodcast - Typhoid Mary.mp3


Wikipedia Article

Book: Typhoid Mary

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Nuclear Disasters

Nuclear Disasters
Nuclear Disasters. Thanks for all your feedback on the show thus far please keep it coming. Some great information in the links below.

HistoryPodcast - Nuclear Disasters.mp3


DVD: The China Syndrome (Special Edition)

Book: Three Mile Island : A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective

Book: Chernobyl Record: The Definitive History of the Chernobyl Catastrophe

Book: Voices From Chernobyl (Lannan Selection)

Wikipedia - Windscale

Nuclear Power Plant Demonstration

World Nuclear Association - Information Brief on Chernobyl

US Nuclear Accidents

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Opium War

Today we have another episode from Tom Barker. This one is on the Opium War. Please send your feedback on this podcast to and I will forward it to Tom. Thanks!

HistoryPodcast - Opium War.mp3


Book: The World That Trade Created : Culture, Society and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present (Paperback)

Book: 1688: A Global History (Paperback)

Ch'ing China: The Opium Wars

China: The First Opium War (1840-42)

China - The Opium War, 1839-42

The Opium War and Decision to Learn from the West

Sunday, September 18, 2005

AH Reginald Buller

AH Reginald Buller
A request from Valerie from Berkley, CA. The famous fungus man from Birmingham. An accomplished mycologist who lead the life of a bachelor professor.

HistoryPodcast - Reginald Buller.mp3

Reginald Buller the Poet-Scientist of Mushroom City

Selected Poetry of A.H. Reginald Buller

Wikipedia article

Thursday, September 15, 2005


Today we have a special from Tom Barker from Kansas. He will be speaking with Bill Tsutsui about Godzilla. We will also play a promo for Matt's Today in History

HistoryPodcast - Godzilla.mp3


Godzilla on My Mind : Fifty Years of the King of Monsters

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Peloponnesian War: Part I

peloponnesian war
Our first podcast done by a listener! Please let us know what you thought. I will forward all emails I receive about this podcast to Tom.

hp15 - Peloponnesian War

The Culture of Sparta

Historical Commentary on the Peloponnesian War

Ancient Athenian Women: A Look at their Lives

Ancient Greece: Athens

Free Course: An Introduction to Classical Athens

The Peloponnesian War (Paperback)

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Henry Knox

Henry Knox
Henry Knox, an American bookseller from Boston became the chief Artillery officer of the Continental Army and most notably the nation's first United States Secretary of War. He was born to Scott-Irish immigrants William and Mary Campbell Knox in Boston on July 25, 1750. His father was a ship's captain, engaged in the West Indies trade until his death in 1762. That same year Henry left school at the age of 12 and worked as a bookstore clerk to support his mother. Later he opened his own bookshop, the London Book Store, in Boston. Largely self-educated as an avid reader, he began to concentrate on military subjects, particularly Artillery.




The Great Raid on Cabanatuan : Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor

Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission

Henry Knox: George Washington's Confidant, General of Artillery, and America's First Secretary of War