The Americans are coming, but will the war be over by the time they get there? Germany throws everything into a last series of stupendous attacks in the West while hoping to avoid getting burned by a fire in the East they helped fan.
Steven Universe: Historical Friction Season 2, Ep 17
Jamie and Steven put on a play about the founding of Beach City.
“It was the same night, over and over…” A true story of the time it wasn't, from Lithium Springs, Georgia in 1953. [more inside]
This season, You Must Remember This will explore the murders committed in the summer of 1969 by followers of Charles Manson. Today, we'll talk about what was going on in the show business capital that made Manson seem like a relatively normal guy.
Vikings: Breaking Point Season 3, Ep 9
The Vikings hit Paris with a second, more considered, assault. Emperor Charles dithers. Rollo kicks arse. Ecbert does the dirty. [more inside]
Walt Disney changed Hollywood and brought millions of children and adults boundless joy. And yet, Disney's legacy is marred by the common perception that he was also a racist, misogynist and anti-semite.
On July 17th, 1889, the residents of Clayton County, Iowa woke up to news of the worst crime in their history. [more inside]
Imperial temptations and humanitarian nightmares force the United States of the late 19th Century to confront the contradictions between its revolutionary self-image and its expanding national interests.
Vikings: Mercenary Season 3, Ep 1
"Ragnar and Lagertha's fleets depart Kattegat once more for Wessex, but this time they bring settlers. King Ecbert hosts the Vikings and proposes a deal." Season 3 premiere.
Succession issues weaken the Mongol Empire as the grandchildren of Genghis Khan fight over their imperial inheritance. This doesn't stop them from dealing out pain, suffering, and ironically good governance while doing so.
In the Texas border town of Frontera, Sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) digs up the past when he finds an old skull in the desert. As he traces the murder of Sheriff Charlie Wade (Kris Kristofferson) 40 years earlier, Deeds' investigation points toward his late father, the much-loved Deputy Buddy Deeds. Ignoring warnings not to delve any deeper, Sam rekindles a romance with his high school sweetheart while bringing up old tensions in the town and exposing secrets long put to rest. [more inside]
Black Sails: X Season 2, Ep 2
A member of the Walrus crew unexpectedly returns, but finds himself crudely tethered down on a beach. Flint, still stuck in the bowels of the ship, sets his plan in motion to become captain in two days' time by offering advice to Dufresne on a certain route to navigate the gallon through. Meanwhile, Silver tries to make himself indispensable to his crewmates by reading them gossip that the quiet cook Randall witnesses daily aboard the ship. Meeks asks Eleanor to depose of his captain, Ned Low since his unquenchable thirst for power is causing the crew to be reckless. After Jack learns about the intimate encounter between Max and Anne, he accepts it and later proposes his next money-making scheme with them.
The death of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, should have slowed the momentum of Mongol conquests, but instead it accelerated it. This time though, all of Europe is on the Mongol hit list. [more inside]
Sons of Liberty: The Uprising Season 1, Ep 2
From the Boston Tea Party to Lexington Green.
Sons of Liberty: A Dangerous Game Season 1, Ep 1
"As young men, Sam Adams (Ben Barnes), John Adams (Henry Thomas), Paul Revere (Michael Raymond-Jame), John Hancock (Rafe Spall), and Dr. Joseph Warren (Ryan Eggold) join forces as the Sons of Liberty seeking to start a revolution in this three-part miniseries." -- Metacritic [more inside]
The expansion of Genghis Khan's conquests continue, with locations as far apart as Europe and China feeling the bloody effects of Mongol warfare and retribution. Can anything halt the carnage?
The Book of Negroes: Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
CBC's production of Lawrence Hill's acclaimed epic novel begins by introducing 11-year old Aminata Diallo, just as she is stolen from her home in West Africa and forced into slavery. [more inside]
The Mongol leader Genghis Khan displays an unmatched level of strategic genius while moving against both Northern China and the Eastern Islamic world. Both civilizations are left stunned and millions are slaughtered. [more inside]
In one of the most violent outbursts in history a little-known tribe of Eurasian nomads breaks upon the great societies of the Old World like a human tsunami. It may have ushered in the modern era, but at what cost? [more inside]
After many listener requests, Dan examines the issue of the morality of dropping the Atomic Bombs in the Second World War. As usual, he does so in his own unique, unexpected way. [more inside]
What started as a standard podcast episode morphed into an audio book on what used to be called "The Dark Ages" in Europe. Dan gets into many areas he should probably avoid...Gods, Germans, bikers, Jesus... [more inside]
Marco Polo: The Heavenly And Primal Season 1, Ep 10
Kublai has a disagreement. A bloody egg. Fire lances and trebuchets. A bit of a dust up at Xiangyang. An exquisitely jokey scene to end it all. [more inside]
Marco Polo: Prisoners Season 1, Ep 9
AAAHHHHHHHHH! A cute mini-cannon. Impotence rears it’s ugly head. We spend a lot of time preparing for an execution. [more inside]
Marco Polo: Rendering Season 1, Ep 8
An engagement. A revengeful murder. AhLin develops further. Sword dancing. Bone dice are played with. Grisly pots get stirred. Kokachion comes under Marco's protection. Marco gets sucked in. [more inside]
Marco Polo: The Scholar's Pen Season 1, Ep 7
We learn about Sidao and Mei Lin’s history. There are missions for Marco and Hundred Eyes. Khutulun goes stone cold. Preparations for war. [more inside]
Marco Polo: White Moon Season 1, Ep 6
Marco goes all Columbo with Byamba. Khutulun makes a welcome reappearance. We find out who the Blue Princess really is. Hey! let's have another orgy. Sidao takes a hit. [more inside]
Using the two 20th Century "Red Scare" eras as case studies, Dan looks at the fear that can be generated by potentially dangerous ideas and examines the way such powerful mass emotions can cloud human judgment. (2:37:38) [more inside]
Marco Polo: Hashshashin Season 1, Ep 5
Introduction of the assassins and related intrigue - nicely done. Bromance blossoms on the trail. Red kaleidoscope sex scene. Really? I'm lost for words.
Marco Polo: The Fourth Step Season 1, Ep 4
Marco has daddy issues. The Blue Princess is back on. Jia is really cruel. [more inside]
In 1996 Jennifer Ringley started Jennicam.org, where she recorded and broadcast her entire life, 24/7. It made her famous. And then, one day, she disappeared from the internet entirely. What'd she figure out about the perils of living publicly before the rest of us did? Alex Goldman tracks her down.
Marco Polo: Feast Season 1, Ep 3
The Cricket Master gets badass. Jingim is made to wriggle. Blue Princess is out, Khutulun is in. [more inside]
Marco Polo: The Wolf And The Deer Season 1, Ep 2
Marco learns more about the Mongol culture, checks out the spices and is schooled in combat. Mei Lin gets badass. Kublai Khan gets badass. [more inside]
Marco Polo: The Wayfarer Season 1, Ep 1
In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China. [IMDB] [more inside]
An intimate and moving documentary about the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco, told through interviews with just five people who lived through its beginnings. [more inside]
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. [more inside]
The Prisoner: The General Rewatch Season 1, Ep 6
"Speedlearn" is the latest thing in The Village — an entire three-year course of knowledge in three minutes; European History Since Napoleon in 15 seconds. Courses taught by the Professor, and promoted by the General. [more inside]
Call the Midwife: Episode 3 Season 1, Ep 3
Our heroine is assigned to provide home health nursing for a single veteran and gets a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Trixie and Cynthia attend to an emotionally complicated case, and Chummy gets a proposal.
Call the Midwife: Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
The opening of the show introduces it's major characters, sets the historical scene in post-war England, and establishes a tone of woman-centered, bike-powered, socialist-minded tear jerking melodrama and adventure. What's not to love?!
Vikings: The Lord's Prayer Season 2, Ep 10
Ragnar and Lagertha return to Kattegat, where loyalties are tested by King Horik. Season finale.