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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.
 
Trickeration is a weekly show that breaks down the boldest and craziest acts of deception in sports. Each show will feature interviews with principle participants in these sporty schemes and deep dives into how and why these attempts to unlevel the playing field ultimately succeeded or failed. Sportswriter Matt Waxman investigates tales of grooved pitches, savage hustles, chilling pranks and more.
 
Jack, in Los Angeles, and Dan, in Cardiff, bring the world some of the weirder, funnier, sillier, sexier, old woman, animal, etc. news that you may not have heard about thanks to all of the other misery taking up everyone’s time. This is that podcast. You're welcome. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thenewswheretheyare/support
 
Chaque semaine, Funding Crush laisse la parole à un acteur majeur de l'écosystème tech, entrepreneurs, investisseurs, journalistes ou scientifiques. On discute concret et on essaye d’aborder des angles nouveaux que ça soit pour comprendre la mission d’un entrepreneur, les différents moments clés de la vie d’une startup (levée de fonds, exit) ou bien aborder les changements que la tech provoque sur notre société et notre manière de travailler.
 
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With closed borders, a totalitarian regime, electricity blackouts and widespread poverty, North Korea is a brutal place to survive; even looking at a foreign media outlet can get a North Korean citizen sent to a concentration camp. So why, in 2011 did leader Kim Jong Il allow Jean Lee, a celebrated American journalist to set up a news bureau in Pyo…
 
Discover how Gary Briggs landed and led the marketing charge at PepsiCo, IBM, eBay, PayPal, Google, Motorola, and Facebook. Learn the chance encounters that changed the trajectory of his life, the unique challenges social media has introduced into society, and where Gary finds an abiding sense of meaning. Legends of Sales and Marketing is produced …
 
On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a surprise military strike upon the United States against the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. Just before 8 a.m., the base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese aircraft as fighters, level, dive bombers, and torpedo bombers descended on the base in two…
 
November 30 2021, Bridgetown, fifty-five years since Barbados’ 1966 Independence, the Royal Standard flag representing the Queen was lowered and Dame Sandra Mason was sworn in as the president of Barbados. The handover ceremony marked the birth of the world’s newest republic. The most easterly of the Caribbean Islands, Barbados was inhabited by its…
 
HBO's Band of Brothers remains one of the greatest mini-series ever made. 20 years after the award-winning series debuted, Dan speaks to Robin Laing who played Edward 'Babe' Heffron about life on set, how they created an entire frozen forest inside an air hanger during a sweltering August and his close relationship with the real Babe Heffron. They'…
 
In this chat, we get into Adam McKay's subversive career, the timeliness (and continued relevance?) of this film AND the dated material in the show, old reviews that really did not dig the film at release and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMTM and get a free trial of Ski…
 
Over 100 years of conflict, two warring nations, five monarchs on either side and countless casualties in a dispute over claims to the throne: in this episode, Gone Medieval's Matt Lewis unravels the numbers. He takes us through the biggest turning points of the Hundred Years’ War chronologically and gives us some insight into the personalities inv…
 
Phil talks with the Ringer's Masked Man David Shoemaker about Flair vs. Funk from the 1989 Great American Bash. We talk about the difference between Funk in a bar fight and Gary Hart in a bar fight, the elite level of 1989 NWA and much more.Phil Schneider による
 
In a special episode of the podcast, Dan and his team hit the road after receiving a call about the discovery of a hoard of rare Iron Age coins, at a secret location in the New Forest. At the St Barbe Museum in Lymington, Dan speaks to the detectorists who made the discovery of a lifetime and to Professor Emeritus Tony King about what these coins a…
 
Please note that this episode contains the use of explicit language right from the very beginning. Ridley Scott, a prolific director and producer, is responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed films of all time. While "Alien" (1979) and "Blade Runner" (1982), are regarded as significantly influential sci-fi films, "Gladiator" (2000) and …
 
Find out how to take a high-flying startup public from the woman who has successfully done it four times. Discover how Denise Persson – former marketing head at Genesys, ON24 and Apigee – and current CMO of Snowflake – builds teams of high performers, scales marketing teams fast, and effectively impacts pipeline. Legends of Sales and Marketing is p…
 
Actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger joins Dan in conversation on today's podcast about Winston Churchill, who was born on this day in 1874. They talk about Arnie's admiration for the former British Prime Minister as a leader and a thinker, how he modelled his own governorship on Churchill while in office from 2003-2011, an…
 
Winston Churchill was many things a writer, politician, journalist, painter but the defining aspect of his career was as a war leader. Warfare infused his life from its very beginning due to his relation to the Duke of Marlborough and a childhood re-enacting the Battle of Waterloo in the ground of Blenheim Palace. As a young man, he saw conflict at…
 
The result of his complicated legacy, the death of South Africa's last apartheid president, F W de Klerk, on November 11 2021 generated a flood of differing assessments. De Klerk wrote himself into the history of South Africa on February 2 1990, when he announced the unbanning of the African National Party (ANC) and other liberation movements, as w…
 
In this episode, we open up the mailbag to answer YOUR questions that were emailed or called in. We always get too many listener questions than we can handle, so we wanted to kick off the holiday season with a big THANK YOU! We break into questions on Drive-Black Widow-Horror Movies as the last frontier for artistic films-Eternal Sunshine-Alien/Apo…
 
From Gladiator to Rome Total War to Star Wars, today the Praetorians are one of the most distinctive military units of Imperial Rome. It was their job to protect the Roman Emperor and his household, a task for which they hold a somewhat ‘chequered’ record (especially when we focus in on the Praetorian Prefects). But what do we know about this unit’…
 
Thomas Kendrick was at the very centre of British Intelligence operations throughout the first half of the twentieth century. He combined a public face of an English gentleman whilst privately masterminding MI6's spy networks throughout Europe. Perhaps his finest hour came in the run-up to the Second World War when stationed in Vienna as a British …
 
Over a million Indian soldiers served during the First World War, but many of the records of the soldiers who fought valiantly for the Allied cause had been lost - hiding their stories from history. Until now. Discovered in a basement of a museum in Lahore, Pakistan, where they had been left unread for 97 years, these newly recovered documents have…
 
The British Monarchy is a thread that has run throughout the history of Britain but over the centuries it has been a constantly evolving institution. From the warrior kings of early England steeped in violence to the largely symbolic constitutional monarch of today, Tracy Borman helps Dan chart how the monarchy has changed and what roles it continu…
 
Everyone who was alive at the time remembers the day President John F. Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas, Texas on the 22 November 1963. On this anniversary Dan gives a moment-by-moment account of the day that shocked the world and speaks to Jefferson Morley, a former Washington Post journalist and leading authority on the subject. They discuss the a…
 
When and why did we start keeping hamsters as pets? When was sign language first used in the UK? If you were planning a bank heist, which historical figures would you call on? These are just some of the burning historical questions that public historian and podcaster, Greg Jenner, is tackling in his new book, Ask A Historian: 50 Surprising Answers …
 
Another Marvel movie! In this chat, the Wisecrack crew - joined by the one and only Lux - talks Chloe Zhao's ETERNALS (2021). We get into the narrative rhythms of Marvel movies, some comic book history, some Marvel-lore-untangling, the religion-mythology narratives in the film - and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explor…
 
At the end of the World War One, around one million citizens of the British Empire had been lost, and the whereabouts of about half of these was unknown. Families could be waiting weeks, months or years to hear whether their loved ones were imprisoned, wounded, missing or dead, if they heard at all. This was the task of the searchers. In the years …
 
Hoaxes and magic were widespread in 18th century Britain. From a woman who claimed to birth rabbits, to a man who said he’d climb into a bottle in front of a live audience, many of the claims sound laughably unbelievable to us today. But at the time, these sorts of hoaxes were widely influential, even drawing in celebrities of the day such as Benja…
 
During World War One, Britain and its empire mobilised soldiers on a hitherto unprecedented scale. That required a huge logistical effort to feed, equip, house and train them. No place reflects these efforts better than Salisbury Plains. Now mainly sleepy villages and farmland, these plains were once home to tens of thousands of men and women who d…
 
This episode of the podcast comes from a show called ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ which is a modern history podcast inspired by the lyrics of the legend that is Billy Joel. In this episode, Dan chats with the wonderful Katie Puckrik and Tom Fordyce about the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, which took place in 1954 in Vietnam. If any place on Earth symbolise…
 
From the great battles such as Dunkirk, historical titans such Alexander the Great and historical oddities such as Henry VIII's enemas Dan speaks to author and historian Dominic Sandbrook about what it is that sparks a passion for history. They also discuss the challenges of writing and podcasting about history and Dominic's new series of books Adv…
 
As the country remembers the sacrifice made by those men and women who have given their lives and health in serving the nation Dan is joined by Sir Max Hastings to examine the ever-changing face of warfare. His new book Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace examines not just the heroism of those who have fought wars over the centuries but also t…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew and special guest Thomas Flight as they discuss Wes Anderson's feature film debut BOTTLE ROCKET (1996)! In this chat, we talk auteur theory in filmmaking, breaking down what makes Wes Anderson's movie so "Wes Anderson-y," gunfights in his style, this film as a debut, and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this…
 
The Spanish infanta Catalina of Aragon was raised to be a Queen, betrothed at the age of three to the heir apparent of the English throne, Arthur Prince of Wales. Eight years after Arthur's death, she became the first of Henry VIII's six wives. Catalina's mother - Queen Isabella I of Castile - was the most influential person in her life. Witness at…
 
Sebastian Faulks is a novelist who really needs no introduction, perhaps most famous for his novel Birdsong, he has written powerfully and poignantly about the impact of war on the human spirit. In this episode of the podcast, he joins Dan to talk about his newest novel Snow Country. Set in Austria in the aftermath of the First World War the novel …
 
Boris Johnson recently stated that the fall of Rome was caused by 'uncontrolled migration' and the image of a mighty empire bought to its knees by hordes of barbarians from the east is certainly a powerful one. It is, however, not true and for many historians, even the idea of the "fall" of the empire is considered dubious. In the west, the empire …
 
Discover the secrets to thinking bigger and leading teams to execute groundbreaking programs from Latané Conant, Chief Market Officer of 6sense and former CMO at Ariba. Find out how this unconventional marketing and sales leader challenges the status quo, delivers breakthrough results, and is putting ‘market’ back into ‘marketing.’ Legends of Sales…
 
The Berlin Wall was an icon of the Cold War and a physical embodiment of the divide between East and West. Its rise and fall was a microcosm of the conflict and its fall marked the beginning of a new post-Cold War world. Today on the podcast Dan is joined by two eyewitnesses to the wall to hear first-hand its physical and psychological impact. Firs…
 
Even after his overthrow and bloody death in 2011, Colonel Gaddafi still looms large over Libya but there is much more to the history of this important and often misunderstood country. It is the 16th largest country on Earth, its capital Tripoli is closer to London than Athens is and Britain's relationship with the country goes back to the 17th cen…
 
In AD132 began the bloody struggle over who would rule a nation. The clash of two ancient cultures was fought between two strong-willed leaders, Hadrian, the cosmopolitan ruler of the vast Roman Empire, and Shim’on, a Jewish military leader who some believed to be the ‘King Messiah’. During the ‘Second Jewish War’ – the highly motivated Jewish mili…
 
Austin and Raymond are joined by special guest Karsten Runquist for this talk on MARRIAGE STORY (2019) directed by Noah Baumbach! In this chat, we get into the complex mess that is a relationship, breaking apart some of the famous scenes in the film, Noah Baumbach as a filmmaker - and more! Enjoy. Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Expl…
 
On 5 November 1605, an audacious plan to decapitate the British state was foiled when Guy Fawkes and nearly a ton of gunpowder were discovered in an undercroft beneath the House of Lords. The plan was to blow up King James I and the majority of the nation's religious and political leadership during the State Opening of Parliament and incite a Catho…
 
Phil talks with writer, cartoonist and famous Twitter person K. Thor Jensen about El Hijo Del Santo vs. Espanto Jr. mascara contra mascara from 8/31/86. We talk about the greatness of Santo's emoting, Espanto having a career match, Disney kid's career arcs much morePhil Schneider による
 
Five centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot in America, the Vikings had already crossed the Atlantic. Using new dating techniques, scientists studying timber buildings at L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Canada’s Newfoundland, have established the Norse settled in AD 1021, 471 years before Columbus’s first voyage. While it’s alread…
 
At the start of the Second World War London was one of the largest and most important cities in the world, a centre of industry, finance and the heart of Britain's empire. It was also an irresistible target for the Luftwaffe and between 1940 and 1945 London would be mercilessly attacked by German aircraft and V-weapons. Thousands were killed and wo…
 
Learn how to build a high-performance sales team from Jon Hunter, former CRO of Micro Focus. Hear what he discovered early in life and at software titans including CA Technologies, OpenText and BMC Software on facing fear head-on, balancing toughness with softness, and tapping into the power of being direct. Legends of Sales and Marketing is produc…
 
It is said that money makes the world goes round and has done for millennia, but what exactly is money and where does it come from? To find out Dan is joined by Jacob Goldstein, American journalist, writer, podcast host and author of: Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing. They explore the concept and form of money from the first coins in the an…
 
George III ruled through an extraordinary period of revolutionary change, political upheaval, gigantic war and scientific, industrial and technological revolution. However, he is now most famous for being the king who lost America and for his mental illness. These two events are undoubtedly important parts of his reign but is George III perhaps the…
 
Ghosts have inspired, fascinated and frightened us for centuries. The belief in the existence of an afterlife, as well as manifestations of the spirits of the dead, is widespread, dating all the way back to pre-literate cultures. Whether we personally ‘believe’ in them or not, we have an awareness of ghosts and the mythologies surrounding them. Dr …
 
Don't hate us but... we didn't LOVE Dune. In this chat, we get into those *spicy* takes, the cinematic influences that led to this film, themes of imperialism, viewing this film through the lens of our 2021 western eyes, and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to…
 
In his lifetime King Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, forged one of the largest empires in ancient history. But it was what happened to Alexander following his demise – his ‘life after death’ - which resulted in one of the great archaeological mysteries of the ancient Mediterranean. Following his death, aged just 32, h…
 
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