Monthly Archives: January 2011

5 Unlikely Inventors


From Marlon Brando to Harry Houdini, it’s common knowledge that performers are uniquely gifted — but several have also gained reputations as gifted inventors. Tune in to learn more about five of history’s most unlikely inventors. Advertisements

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Madame de Pompadour and Louis XV


Madame de Pompadour was born in Paris in 1721, and eventually became the mistress of King Louis XV. In this episode, Deblina and Sarah describe Madame de Pompadour’s rise to power. Tune in to learn more.

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Hone Heke’s Rebellion


Also known as the Northern War, Hone Heke’s Rebellion took place between in New Zealand over the course of 1845 and 1846. In this podcast, Sarah and Deblina recount the events leading up to the war — as well as … Continue reading

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The Affair of the Poisons


From hemlock to cyanide, poison has unfortunately played an integral part in many of history’s great sagas, But in 17th-century France, the scandal over poisoning reached an unprecedented level. Tune in and learn more.

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19 января – шествие памяти Маркелова и Бабуровой – Лев Пономарёв


19 января в Москве состоится акция памяти двух молодых людей, которых убили только за то, что они были антифашистами. То, что такое могло произойти в центре Москвы средь бела дня, – не шутка. Это позор для нашей страны. Каждого, кого … Continue reading

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Угораздило – Лев Пономарёв


Мной заинтересовался участковый. – Лев Пономарёв

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El Dorado and the River of Despair


Driven by visions of unimaginable riches, Spanish explorers subjugated the cultures of South America and exploit the resources for their masters in Europe. Chief among these visions was the hallowed El Dorado, or the City of Gold. Tune in to … Continue reading

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