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Archive for March, 2006

24 March

HistoryPodcast 54 – Charles Stewart Parnell


Charles Stewart Parnell (June 27, 1846 – October 6, 1891) was an Irish political leader and one of the most important figures in 19th century Ireland and the United Kingdom; William Ewart Gladstone thought him the most remarkable person he had ever met. A future Liberal Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith, described him as one of the three or four greatest men of the nineteenth century, while Lord Haldane described him as the strongest man the British House of Commons had seen in 150 years.

H54 – Charles Stewart Parnell.mp3 15:19 – 14.2MB


Podcast for Good

Wikipedia Article

Clare County Library Also used as source for this podcast

Ireland Information site about Parnell

BBC History of Parnell


James Joyce:
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics)

Ulysses (Vintage International)

Finnegans Wake (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Charles Stewart Parnell;: His love story and political life,

Parnell and Irish nationalism

Charles Stewart Parnell (Compact Irish History)

Bonnie and Clyde:
Ambush: The Real Story of Bonnie and Clyde


Shams – Falling from Grace

The Redline – Beautiful

Meg Allison – Missing Piece

Alex Brooke – Wanna tell you

TV Listings
All Times Pacific

History Channel

Friday 24
10-11pm Caligula: Reign of Madness

Saturday 25
8-9pm Save Our History: Alaska’s Bloodiest Battle
9-11pm Alaska: Big America

Sunday 26
8-9pm Auschwitz: The Forgotten Evidence
9-10pm Standing Tall at Auschwitz

Monday 27
10-11pm Deep Sea Detectives: Great Lakes Ghost Ship

History International Channel

Friday 24
9-10pm Cliff Mummies of the Andes
10-11pm Secret Passages: The Cold War

Monday 27
7:30-8pm History’s Turning Points: 1641 AD: The Marriage of Pocahontas

Discovery Channel

Saturday 25
9pm Mythbusters: Franklin’s Kite

National Geographic Channel

Sunday 26
3-5pm Blackbeard: Terror at Sea

Monday 27
American Experience: Eugene O’Neill

Listener Email

Hello, I just listened to your podcast. I liked it but there are a few errors. First of all you birth dates wrong. bonnie was born in 1909. Clyde in 1910. 2nd Ted rogers killed bucher in hillsboro Clyde was in the car. Ted rogers looked very much like ray hanillton that’s why he was accused of the killing. 3rd Bonnie was not at that dance with clyde. 4th Bonnie never shot that bar in joplin. 5th Blance did 6 years not 10. her sentence was ten. Henry Methvin did not betray Bonnie and Clyde. Ivy Methvin was taking by the posse ( which included ted Hinton Who wrote the book ambush)and was forced to help the posse. After it was over Hinton and hamer Told Ivy Methvin if he keeps his mouth shut and dosn’t tell the F.B.I. they would drop all the his son had in texas. Ted Hinton Tells this in his book. Why would he lie about that. He said they broke the law to get Bonnie and Clyde Hinton tarnist his carrer by atmiting that. read ambush and Bonnie ans Clyde a twenty first update. I hope you correct there errors. Thanks Dave

16 March

HistoryPodcast 53 – Tiananmen Square


The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, also known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, June 4th Incident, or “Political Turmoil between Spring and Summer of 1989” by the Chinese government, were a series of student-led demonstrations in the People’s Republic of China which occurred between April 15, 1989 and June 4, 1989. The protest is named after the location of the forceful suppression of the movement in Tian’anmen Square, Beijing by the People’s Liberation Army. The protestors came from disparate groups, ranging from intellectuals who believed the Communist Party-led government was too corrupt and repressive, to urban workers who believed Chinese economic reform had gone too far and that the resulting rampant inflation and widespread unemployment was threatening their livelihoods.

HP53 – Tiananmen Square.mp3 19:07 – 17.6MB


Wikipedia Article

BBC On This Day

A Film on the event

CNN Indepth Special

Amnesty International

Lots of Pictures

Time Article on the Unknown Rebel (the man who faced the tanks)

Remembering Tiananmen Square


Voices from Tiananmen Square : Beijing Spring and the Democracy Movement

The Tiananmen Papers : The Chinese Leadership’s Decision to Use Force Against Their Own People – In Their Own Words

I’m reading: Tiananmen Square


Rising Sun – (The End of Days Trilogy) Day 1 Beginning

Torchomatic – Raining Colours

Martin Herzberg – Walk for Change

Tems – Afterthought (Tems with Chinafly)

Shams – Falling from Grace

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09 March

HistoryPodcast 52 – History of St. Patrick’s Day


Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17), is the Irish feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (386-493), the patron saint of Ireland. It is a legal holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the overseas territory of Montserrat and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is celebrated worldwide by the Irish and increasingly by many of non-Irish descent. A major parade takes place in Dublin and in most other Irish towns and villages. The five largest parades of recent years have been held in Dublin, New York City, Manchester, Montreal, and Boston. Parades also take place in other places, including London, Paris, Rome, Munich, Moscow, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Copenhagen and throughout the Americas.

HP52 – Saint Patricks Day.mp3 11:33 – 10.7MB


The Music

Brobdingnagian Bards

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02 March

HistoryPodcast 51 – Today in History


1807 Congress abolishes the African slave trade
1925 First numbered highways
1949 Automatic streetlights are introduced
1969 Soviet Union and Chinese armed forces clash
1929 Congress passes the Jones Act
1944 Train passengers suffocate
1944 First televised Academy Awards

HP51 – Today in History


Matt’s Today in History

Lifespring! Podcast

Altlantic Slave Trade Timeline

US Highways Sign History

CNN Cold War Spotlight

Alcohol Prohibition Was A Failure

1944 Academy Awards


Prohibition : Thirteen Years That Changed America

The Cold War : A New History

75 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards

The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas

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