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Archive for October, 2007

31 October
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Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween to everyone.  Please check out our Halloween episode in the episode list to hear about the history of Halloween.  We hope everyone has a fun and safe day and night.

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28 October
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UC Berkeley Podcasts

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Oliver G. Writes…

Jason, I wanted to draw your attention to the history lessons that can be downloaded from the UC Berkeley website. I particularly enjoyed History 5 (Europe Civilization) and Infosys C103, History of Information (delivered by the iSchool, a very interesting school BTW). You can easily find those via iTunesU.

The “History of Information” series contains a small yet particulary intriguing bit about how the notion of and convention around TIME have changed over… time.

What about a podcast on the history of time (I know it sounds ironic but it is fascinating, e.g. Gregorian calendar, GMT, atomic clock)?

Best regards,

Olivier

Oliver, sounds great. Thanks for the links. And I will add your email to the blog so others can hear about these great podcasts. I’ll put your requests on the list.

Other history podcasts from Berkeley:
History 4A The Ancient Mediterranean World
History 167B The Rise and Fall of the Second Reich (three day delay)

A list of all Berkeley’s podcasts.

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27 October
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The History of Buddha

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27 October
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Who’s Listening? Male or Female

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Listener Gender

Well, no big surprises here. Guys are geeks and geeks listen to podcasts. Whatever gender you are, we are happy to have you listening to the podcast. And we can all take this as a reminder to let our female friends know about the wonder of podcasts. Is history a topic that men are more interested in? Thoughts, opinions post them in the comments.

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26 October
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HP101 – Byzantine Empire

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The Byzantine Empire, a request form John Birkhead via email. John is also a podcaster. You can listen to his podcast at desertcastshow.com.

This is a very big topic and this episode is just an introduction to this vast subject. Please see the links below for more information about the Byzantine Empire. To find out how to can help those in Southern California currently battling the fires, please visit the Red Cross.

Web Links:

Wikipedia article

Online class on this subject open to the public via Boise State University

Lots of resources listed here via Fordham University

Downloadable lectures from Anders.com

Books from Amazon.com:

The Byzantine Empire

History of the Byzantine Empire: Vol. 1, 324-1453

A History of the Byzantine State and Society

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26 October
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A War Lost in History

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The Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)
by Christian Petrie

The Russo-Turkish War of 1877 to 1878 was the last war fought between the Russians and the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. This war was primarily fought between the Russians and the Ottoman Empire over the issue of the Balkans. The origins of the war started almost a decade before the war began.

Read more…

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25 October
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History Podcast mentioned in good company

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Good Company!Yesterday Lab Rats.TV Blog added us to their “Friendly Competition” section on the right side bar! What an honor to be listed with those other amazing podcasts. Check out the podcasts on this list they are amazing!

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19 October
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HP100 – Happy Birthday History Podcast

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A big, big thank you to all the listeners for making today possible. Today is the day we release our 100th episode! No history in this episode, just a little talk between Michelle (my wife) and I about History Podcast and what it means to us. I hope you all enjoy this episode and stay tuned for HP101, where I promise we will get back to the history.

Show Notes:

Lab Rats Episode 45 – Watch Jason be interviewed at the Portable Media Expo in 2006.

Podcasting For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) – History Podcast is mentioned on page 291..”History Podcast is completely devoted to history for the lovers of history. This is a feed you will want to subscribe to.”

People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present (P.S.) – One of Jason’s favorite history books. The prefect holiday gift.

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your History Textbook Got Wrong – A fascinating tour through history’s greatest lies. I recommend it!

Michelle’s Favorite Books:

Matisse and Picasso: The Story of their Rivalry and Friendship

Uffizi: The Great Masterpieces

Vatican Museums by Inglese (Sorry, there is not listing in Amazon for this title)

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19 October
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History Podcast on Last.fm

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I have been a user of last.fm for a long time, it just never occurred to me that I might appear there.  Thank you to all the last.fm users who are listening!  Very cool!

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17 October
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Who’s Listening?

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This will be the first installment of “Who’s Listening?”. In these posts I will put up some information that all of the listeners provided via a survey that I had up on the old website.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! I will post more data as soon as I have time to put it together.  There was a lot!

Today, here is the information on the age groups of listeners that took the survey.  Looks like the show is attracting a lot of younger people. Nice to see you are all interested in history.

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