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Archive for April, 2008

17 April
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Podcasters on TV

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Tom Coyne and Lance Armstrong are interviewed on television. Watch the segment below:

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16 April
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Food History: History of Yoghurt

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I’ve always been interested in food history.  If you are like me and watch the food network when the history channel is playing a re-run, then you might enjoy this website.  Here is just an example of what you can find at Food History Blog.

The exact origin of making fermented milk could be date from some 10000 – 15000 years ago. It might dates back to pre-Biblical times, and Moses reputedly partook of it on his way to promised Land.

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15 April
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Mike Wallace Interviews

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Christian writes in via email to say…

Jason,

I heard about a website that you might want to post on historyonair.com. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/film/holdings/wallace/
It is a series of old interviews Mike Wallace that was just made
public. Very interesting.

I look at some of these last night and they actually are very cool. Thank you for sharing Christian!

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14 April
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1908 Olympics, London

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I found this very cool article via History Buff.

The 1908 London Games were not just the first truly global Olympics. They also stand as a downright embarrassment to the blundering Olympic grandees of today. For example, there was no trouble with the Olympic torch relay for the simple reason there wasn’t one. The whole charade of parading the flame was a ritual invented for the Nazis’s 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Read the whole article at Daily Mail.

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11 April
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HP111 – Cleopatra

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Another great episode script submitted by Fiona Skepper. It took me a long time to get this one out, but here it is. I hope you all enjoy it. Please leave your comments in this posting.

More information about Cleopatra…

Cleopatra – the Last Pharaoh – Prudence J. Jones – Haus Publishing London 2006
Nefertiti and Cleopatra: Queen-Monarchs of Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra VII – http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cleopatra_VII

Apr. 1, 2008 – Cleopatra’s Suicide by Snake a Myth? – Read the article at Discovery News

HP111 - Cleopatra

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11 April
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“Learn While Jogging”

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DearMYRTLE writes…

The following is the outline (and a few of the graphics) from one of DearMYRTLE’s five presentations made last week at Brigham Young University’s Computerized Genealogy Conference. Several readers have asked, so here it is…WHAT IS A PODCAST?

Mentioned among other great podcasts was HISTORY PODCAST!

History Podcast (particularly Small pox in Hawaii & Philippine-American War) http://www.historyonair.com

Thank you  MYRTLE!

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10 April
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Was Da Vinci’s Mom a Slave?

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Leonardo Da Vinci, regarded by many as the greatest genius of the Renaissance, was the son of a humble slave girl and had at least 21 half-siblings, according to compelling new evidence unveiled in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday.

Read the whole article at Discovery News

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09 April
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Poop Fossil Pushes Back Date for Earliest Americans

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Originally this article was from the AP, but the link here will point to Discovery News. It seems that human waste was found in a cave in Oregon and dated to 1,000 years before the Clovis people. Pretty big discovery!

Discovered in a cave in Oregon, fossil feces yielded DNA indicating these early residents were related to people living in Siberia and East Asia, according to a report in Thursday’s online edition of the journal Science.

“This is the first time we have been able to get dates that are undeniably human, and they are 1,000 years before Clovis,” said Dennis L. Jenkins, a University of Oregon archaeologist, referring to the Clovis culture, well known for its unique spear-points that have been studied previously.

Read the rest on Discovery News.

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08 April
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Francis Marion

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I found this cool article on a blog I will be checking more often now. It is called Obscure History, great name right? Just the kind of thing that I like to cover for podcast episodes. There is a great article there now about Francis Marion, you may remember this topic from episode 32.

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07 April
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History of Stonehenge

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This is a really cool flash animation with a concise history of Stonehenge from the BBC. It is a must see.

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