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09 February
02 February
26 January

HistoryPodcast 46 – Food Banks


Todays history podcast is from Bob Wright. Bob will be introducing us to the history of food banks. Thanks Bob!

HistoryPodcast 46 – Food Banks.mp3 15:08 – 14MB


Second Harvest Food Bank

Rachel’s Reviews

TV Listings

All Times Pacific

History Channel

Friday 27
8-10pm Boneyard: Where Machines End Their Lives

Sunday 29
7-8pm Digging for the Truth: The Real Temple of Doom
8-10pm The Real Tomb Hunters: Snakes, Curses, and Booby Traps

Wednesday 1
7-8pm Modern Marvels: Alaskan Pipline
9-10pm Modern Marvels: Oil Tankers

History International Channel

Friday 27
7-8pm History Viewpoint: The Germans we Kept
9-9:30pm What the Victorians Did For Us: Social Progress
9:30-10pm What the Romans Did For Us: Ahead of Their Time

Monday 30
8-8:30pm Almanac: Heaven on Earth: Hinduism

Monday 30
8pm The Nuremberg Trials

Discovery Channel

Sunday 29
8pm China Event: First Emperor: The Man Who Made China

Discovery Times

Wendesday 1
10pm Unsolved History: Butch and Sundance

National Geographic

Wednesday 1
8pm National Geographic’s Most Amazing Moments

19 January

HistoryPodcast 45 – Sandra Day O’Connor


Sandra Day O’Connor has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1981. She was the first woman to serve on the Court. Due to her case-by-case approach to jurisprudence and her relatively moderate political views, she was the crucial swing vote of the Court for many of her final years on the bench. In 2004, Forbes Magazine called her the fourth most powerful woman in the United States and the sixth most powerful in the world.

HistoryPodcast 45 – Sandra Day O’Connor.mp3 9:36 – 8.9MB

Related Links

Wikipedia entry

A biography on O’Connor

Another shorter biography on O’Connor article on O’Connor

Related Books

Sandra Day O’Connor : How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice

Lazy B : Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest — by Sandra Day O’Connor

The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice — by Sandra Day O’Connor

TV Listings

All Times Pacific

History Channel

Monday 23
7-8pm Modern Marvels: Silver Mines

Tuesdays 24
7-8pm Modern Marvels: Diamond Mines
10-11pm Modern Marvels: More of the World’s Biggest Machines

Wednesday 25
7-8pm Modern Marvels: US Mints Money Machines

Thursday 26
8-9pm Ancient Discoveries: Ancient Copmuter?
9-10pm Decoding the Past: Secrect Societies

History Channel International

Friday 20
9-9:30pm History Viewpoint: What the Vicotrians did for us: Crime and Punishment
9:30-10pm History Viewpoint: What the Romans did for us: Edge of the Empire

Tuesday 24
8-9pm History Traveler: The Chunnel

Discovery Channel

Sunday 22
8pm Unsolved History: Beyond the Magic Bullet
10pm Munich: The Real Assassins

Discovery Times
Wednesday 25
8-12pm Moments in Time

National Geographic Channel
Tuesday 24
6pm Seconds From Disaster: Mt. St. Helens Eruption

Monday 23
9pm John & Abigail Adams

16 January
12 January

HistoryPodcast 43 – Wyatt Earp


A listener request from Brandon M. Thanks Brandon! Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, was a buffalo hunter, officer of the law, gambler, and saloon-keeper in the Wild West and the U.S. mining frontier from California to Alaska. He is best known for his participation in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral along with Doc Holliday, Virgil Earp, and Morgan Earp.

HistoryPodcast 43 – Wyatt Earp.mp3 7:26 – 7MB


DesertUSA’s biography on Wyatt Earp

Very extensive article on Wikipedia

Wyatt Earp Photo Page

A Ton of Information about Wyatt Earp

How Wyatt Earp Got Buried in a Jewish Cemetery

Earp Family Genealogy


Wyatt Earp (Two-Disc Special Edition) 1994 DVD

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: From Ellsworth to Tombstone DVD

I Married Wyatt Earp DVD

Tombstone DVD

Related Reading

Wyatt Earp: The Biography

Wyatt Earp : The Life Behind the Legend

The Real Wyatt Earp: A Documentary Biography

I Married Wyatt Earp: The Recollections of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp

Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal — by Stuart Lake


Ruby Shuz – Time Will Tell

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08 January

HistoryPodcast 42 – Josiah Franklin


Tom Baker and Nian-Sheng Huang bring us the Father of on of America’s Founding Fathers Josiah Franklin, father of Ben Franklin.

HistoryPodcast 42 – Josiah Franklin.mp3 16:47 – 15.5MB


Franklin’s Father Josiah: Life of a Colonial Boston Tallow Chandler, 1657-1745 (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, V. 90, Pt. 3)


Nirad99 – Will See You

05 January

HistoryPodcast 41 – Bonnie and Clyde


Bonnie and Clyde (Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow) were infamous criminals, known as bank robbers, but who far preferred small stores and gas stations to banks to rob, and who traveled the central United States during the Great Depression, often with various members of the Barrow gang.

HistoryPodcast 41 – Bonnie and Clyde.mp3 11:36 – 10.8MB

Related Links

Wikipedia Article

Photos of the gang

Riding with Bonnie and Clyde by WD Jones

A poem by Bonnie

Bonnie and Clyde Geneology

FBI Famous Case

Griddlecakes Radio


Learn More…

Bonnie and Clyde: The Movie

My Life With Bonnie & Clyde — by Blanche Caldwell Barrow

The Strange History of Bonnie and Clyde — by John Treherne

The Family Story of Bonnie and Clyde — by Phillip W. Steele, Marie Barrow Scoma

Running With Bonnie and Clyde: The Ten Fast Years of Ralph Fults — by John Neal Phillips

Songs Played this Episode

amplifico – All Your Sins

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29 December

HistoryPodcast 40 – Wu Ningkun


Tom Barker and Scott Corbet introduce us to Wu Ningkun, the first Chinese intellectual to be imprisoned by the People’s Republic of China.

HistoryPodcast 40 – Wu Ningkun.mp3 22:24 – 20.7MB

Related Links:

An Interview with Wu Ningkun

A Single Tear : A Family’s Persecution, Love, and Endurance in Communist China — by Yikai Li, Ningkun Wu

22 December

HistoryPodcast 39 – History of Christmas


Christmas is a traditional Christian festival marking the birth of Jesus. Most, although not all, Christians observe this festival on December 25th. However, Christmas is now celebrated as a holiday by many people and cultures besides Christians, and indeed many Christmas traditions originated with pre-Christian observances that were subsumed into Christianity (e.g. Saturnalia, Yule or the Winter Solstice).

In predominantly Christian countries, Christmas has become the most economically significant holiday of the year, and it is also celebrated as a secular holiday in many countries with small Christian populations like Japan. It is largely characterized by gifts being exchanged within families and being brought by Santa Claus, Father Christmas or by other mythical figures. Local and regional Christmas traditions are still rich and varied, despite the widespread influence of American and British Christmas motifs disseminated by globalisation, popular literature, television, and other media.

The word Christmas is a contraction of Christ’s Mass, derived from the Old English Cristes maesse. It is often abbreviated Xmas, the X originates from the Greek letter X (chi) which has often historically been used as an abbreviation for Christ.

HistoryPodcast 39 – Christmas.mp3 22:06 – 20.4MB

Related Links:

Wikipedia’s Christmas Entry

History Channel’s

Christmas website

A Christmas Carol Podcast From Penguin Books

History of Christmas from History News Network

Santa’s Podcast

Related Books:

Inventing Christmas : How Our Holiday Came to Be — by Jock


Christmas in America : A History — by Penne L.


Songs Played this Episode:

Number One Fan – Christmas is here

gidgets ga ga – Christmas Wish

Natalie Brown – Jingle Bells – Public Domain Carol

Geoff Smith – My Own Merry Christmas

Matthew Ebel – Christmas 2004 Live – Walk A Thousand Miles

Jill Parr – Do You Hear What I Hear

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