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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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23 February

HistoryPodcast 50 – Hockey


Ice hockey, referred to simply as “hockey” in Canada and the United States, is a team sport played on ice. It is one of the world’s fastest sports, with players on skates capable of going high speeds on natural or artificial ice surfaces. The most prominent ice hockey nations are Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, and the United States. While there are 64 total members of the International Ice Hockey Federation, those seven nations have traditionally dominated the field for decades. Of the sixty medals awarded in men’s competition at the Olympic level between 1920 and 2002, only six did not go to one of those countries (or a former entity thereof, such as Czechoslovakia or the Soviet Union) and only one such medal was awarded above bronze.

HistoryPodcast 50 – Hockey 6:37 – 6.23MB


Wikipedia Hockey

NHL (National Hockey League)

USA Hockey

The Science of Hockey

Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Statistics Database

Hockey News


Hockey for Dummies

The Boys of Winter : The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

The Greatest Hockey Stories Ever Told : The Finest Writers on Ice (Greatest)

Hockey Tough

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16 February

HIstoryPodcast 49 – Olympics


Thank you for listening to another historypodcast. I hope you enjoy this one. It seemed appropriate for this month.

HP49 – Olympics.mp3 4:34 – 4.37MB


The Official Website of the Olympic Movement

The Worst of the Modern Olympics Was Held … ?
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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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15 December

HistoryPodcast Episode 37 – Sealand


The Principality of Sealand is a micronation (a self-declared, unrecognised state-like entity) located in the North Sea six miles (10 km) off the coast of Essex, United Kingdom.

Coordinates for Sealand:
51° 53’40 N, 1° 28’57 E

HistoryPodcast 37 – Sealand.mp3 20:39 – 19MB

Related Links:

A great history on Guy Maunsell

Government and courts finally admitted that the tower is outside British national territory and not part of the United Kingdom

Sealand – Too good to be True

Sealand National Anthem

Sealand Photos From August 2002

On the Media episode interviews Jonathan Cedar, co-director of a documentary on Sealand

More Audio from the HavenCO people

Welcome to Sealand. Now Bugger Off.Wired Magazine

Official Sealand Website

HavenCo Website

Rebel Sealand Website

Coins of Sealand

Sea Forts

Sealand Movie Under production

Sealand Photos

New Podcast

Related Books:

How to Start Your Own Country — Erwin S. Strauss

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08 December

HistoryPodcast 36 – Ottoman Empire: A Brief History


The Ottoman Empire was an imperial power, centered around the borders of the Mediterranean Sea, that existed from 1299 to 1922. At the height of its power in the 16th century, it included Anatolia, the Middle East, parts of North Africa, much of south-eastern Europe to the Caucasus in the north. It comprised an area of about 19.9 million km², though much of this was under indirect control of the central government. The Empire was situated in the middle of East and West, and interacted throughout its six-century history with both the East and the West.

HistoryPodcast 36 – Ottoman Empire: A Brief History.mp3 8:17 – 7.77MB

Related Links:

The Ottomans – A great resource about the Ottomans.

The Young Turks: Proclamation for the Ottoman Empire

A 1300 Year Struggle for Control of Resources

BBC’s: Religion & Ethics: Islam

All Empires: The Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide

Why the crescent and star are a symbol of Islam

Timeline of Ottoman Empire

Museum stuff


Ottoman Women

Utah University Class

Related Books:

Constantinople — by Philip Mansel

The Ottoman Empire: The Classical Age 1300-1600 — by Halil Inalcik

An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1914 2 volume set (paperback) (Economic & Social History of the Ottoman Empire) — by Halil Inalcik, Suraiya Faroqhi, Bruce McGowan, Donald Quataert, Sevket Pamuk

Ottoman Warfare 1500-1700 — by Rhoads Murphey

The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe (New Approaches to European History) — by Daniel Goffman

The End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1923 — by A.L. Macfie

The Great Powers and the End of the Ottoman Empire — by Marian Kent (Editor)

Suleyman the Magnificent and His Age : The Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern World — by I. Metin Kunt

The Well-Protected Domains : Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire, 1876-1909 — by Selim Deringil

The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 (New Approaches to European History) — by Donald Quataert
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22 November

HistoryPodcast 34 – Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is an annual holiday observed in the United States and Canada. The most common view of its origin is that it was to give thanks to the Judeo-Christian God for the bounty of the autumn harvest. In this episode we will discuss some common misconceptions and the origins of this holiday celebration. This is also the last episode before I go on vacation. I will be back the week of December 5th.

HistoryPodcast 34 – Thanksgiving.mp3 12:24 – 11.5MB


History Channel’s Thanksgiving Information

Wikipedia article

Plimoth Plantation and its Thanksgiving page

Further Reading:

Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong — by James W. Loewen
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20 November

HistoryPodcast 33 – Steven Bantu Biko


Stephen Bantu Biko was a noted nonviolent anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s.

This episode was a request from Bo back in August.

HistoryPodcast 33 – Steven Bantu Biko.mp3 9:02 – 10.5MB


Wikipedia Article Article

South Africa Seminar: A Biography about Biko

Further Reading:

I Write What I Like : Selected Writings — by Steve Biko

Biko — by Donald Woods

Other Related Links:

Movie: Cry Freedom

Music Heard on this Episode

Hungry Lucy – In the Circle

african dope records – black dillinger – big trouble
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09 November

HistoryPodcast 31 – H.P. Lovecraft


This is a request from David Potesta from Chicago, IL. Howard Phillips Lovecraft was an American author of fantasy and horror fiction, noted for giving horror stories a science fiction framework. Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, but his works have become quite important and influential among writers and fans of horror fiction.

HistoryPodcast 31 – H.P. Lovecraft.mp3 13:56 – 12.9MB


Wikipedia Entry

The H.P. Lovecraft Archive

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

Further Reading:

The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

Selected Letters: 1929-1931 (Selected Letters, 1929-1931)

H.P. Lovecraft: A Life

An H. P. Lovecraft Encyclopedia
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