140 posts tagged with history.
Displaying 101 through 140 of 140. Subscribe:

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 55 - Blueprint for Armageddon VI

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.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 8, 2015 - 2 comments

Steven Universe: Historical Friction  Season 2, Ep 17

Jamie and Steven put on a play about the founding of Beach City.
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 16, 2015 - 16 comments

Podcast: the memory palace: Episode 67: Every Night Ever

“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]
posted by Going To Maine on Jun 30, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: You Must Remember This: 44: Charles Manson’s Hollywood, Part 1

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.
posted by Tevin on May 26, 2015 - 6 comments

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]
posted by unliteral on Apr 17, 2015 - 16 comments

Podcast: You Must Remember This: 39: Star Wars Episode XIII: Walt Disney

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.
posted by Tevin on Mar 31, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: the memory palace: Episode 65: Two-Dimensional Projectile Motions Problems

The story of the Human Cannonball [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Mar 17, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: Criminal: Episode 16: Poster Boy

On July 17th, 1889, the residents of Clayton County, Iowa woke up to news of the worst crime in their history. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Mar 2, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 49 - The American Peril

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.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 22, 2015 - 0 comments

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.
posted by homunculus on Feb 20, 2015 - 14 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 47 - Wrath of the Khans V

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.
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 10, 2015 - 0 comments

Movie: Lone Star

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]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 4, 2015 - 10 comments

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.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 3, 2015 - 6 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 46 - Wrath of the Khans IV

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]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 2, 2015 - 0 comments

Sons of Liberty: The Uprising  Season 1, Ep 2

From the Boston Tea Party to Lexington Green.
posted by Countess Elena on Jan 26, 2015 - 1 comment

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]
posted by Countess Elena on Jan 26, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 45 - Wrath of the Khans III

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?
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 26, 2015 - 0 comments

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]
posted by chapps on Jan 25, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 44 - Wrath of the Khans II

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]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 19, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 43 - Wrath of the Khans I

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]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 12, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 42 - (BLITZ) Logical Insanity

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]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 5, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 41 - Thor's Angels

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]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 29, 2014 - 7 comments

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]
posted by unliteral on Dec 26, 2014 - 1 comment

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]
posted by unliteral on Dec 22, 2014 - 5 comments

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]
posted by unliteral on Dec 22, 2014 - 2 comments

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]
posted by unliteral on Dec 22, 2014 - 1 comment

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]
posted by unliteral on Dec 22, 2014 - 2 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 40 - (BLITZ) Radical Thoughts

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]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 22, 2014 - 12 comments

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.
posted by unliteral on Dec 20, 2014 - 4 comments

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]
posted by unliteral on Dec 18, 2014 - 2 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #5 Jennicam

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.
posted by mathowie on Dec 17, 2014 - 14 comments

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]
posted by unliteral on Dec 17, 2014 - 2 comments

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]
posted by unliteral on Dec 16, 2014 - 6 comments

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]
posted by unliteral on Dec 15, 2014 - 10 comments

Movie: We Were Here

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]
posted by latkes on Dec 8, 2014 - 1 comment

Movie: The King's Speech

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]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 21, 2014 - 8 comments

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]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 11, 2014 - 8 comments

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.
posted by latkes on Jun 6, 2014 - 9 comments

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?!
posted by latkes on May 21, 2014 - 57 comments

Vikings: The Lord's Prayer  Season 2, Ep 10

Ragnar and Lagertha return to Kattegat, where loyalties are tested by King Horik. Season finale.
posted by homunculus on May 7, 2014 - 19 comments

Page: 1 2 3