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Archive for October, 2007

17 October
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Bastion of the Old Royalty

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Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress The Tower of London
by Kenneth L
http://plusultraspain.blogspot.com/

It towers over the northern bank of the River Thames, four spires rising high into the London skyline, ringed in by two stone walls and a moat. Its imposing façade certainly does nothing to detract from the aura of awe and mystery that surrounds it and clings to its name: the Tower of London. Fortress, palace, high prison, and execution ground are its well-known facets, though it has also served the more obscure roles of armory, treasury, zoo, mint, public records office, observatory, and even home to the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. This compound has been and continues to be England’s storied Swiss Army Knife of governmental applications, a complex that can seemingly serve any conceivable purpose, and has.

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12 October
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HP99 Podcast & New Media Expo 2007

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This episode is a little different. No specific history topic this time, but we do have some great history talk recorded right from the floor of the Podcast & New Media Expo. I sat down with Gregory Lemon from the Myth Show and Bob Wright from Baseball History Podcast and talked history and podcasting. I hope you enjoy this episode, please leave your feedback in the comments. To listed to more from the OC Podcasters at the Expo check out our page on Podango. To hear last years podcast at the expo go to the episode list and download number 80.

NOTE:  A mistake in last weeks episode date makes episode 99 appear before episode 98 in iTunes, so make sure you download this episode.

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11 October
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History Podcast on Twitter

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You can now follow History Podcast on Twitter. Just send a text message to: 40404 (US), 21212 (Canada), or +44 7624801423 (Global) with the message follow historypodcast

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09 October
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Ship of Mystery

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The Mary Celeste
by Christian Petrie

There are many events in history where you mention a name and everyone knows what you are talking about. You mention the name Mary Celeste and many people will recall a ghost ship. The ship where everyone vanished without a trace. However, can they name where it was headed to, how many people vanished, and what happened to it? As with history there is more to it than a name. When you learn the story of the Mary Celeste, you find there’s a lot of history behind the ship originally named Amazon in Nova Scotia that found a final end in Haiti.

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08 October
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Haverhill aka hay-vrill or Hay*v’rul

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Jon wrote me in late January and Marilyn (resident of Haverhill and neighbor to Hannah’s Garrison house) also just sent in an email to let me know the correct pronunciation of Haverhill the town where Hannah Duston was born in HP75.  Thank you both for your email and I hope you continue to listen to the podcast and can forgive a mispronunciation here and there.

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08 October
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1944: Hitler Survives Assassination Attempt

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On July 20, 1944, Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, an aristocratic colonel in the Nazi army attempted to assassinate Hitler.  Originally found on Digg.

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08 October
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Discover the .EDU Underground

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Check out these educational resources…

“Little appreciated outside the world of academia, there are literally thousands of .edu sites bursting with incredibly useful and interesting information and resources. Most of these sites won’t pop up to the surface of the average search engine quest, and so they wait, neglected and underused…until now. Keep reading for a quick tour through the mysterious underground world of .edu.” from Lifehacker

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05 October
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HP98 MK-ULTRA

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I love top secret CIA stories. This one was a lot of fun for me to do.

See more youtube videos on MKULTRA

Who is Donald Ewen Cameron?

Wikipedia article on MKULTRA

Mulroney government

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01 October
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On the Web

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Ed from Telling the Story, post a very flattering article about this podcast. Read More.

Traveling Tech Guy from my home state of California post another complimentary article here.

Episode 81 “The Great Fire of Rome” prompted this post from Phil at From Phil’s View… .

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