Media Mining Digest 190 – July 3, 2015: 3D Printing Trends, African Economy, Asteroid Hazards, Astronauts, Black Plague, Boxer Rebellion, British Scandals, Broadband Overview, Climate Warming, Communications Studies, Cortisol, Data Management, Dr Pinault-Aerospace, Economic Concerns, Energy Futures, Estonia and Russia, Eye in the Sky, Food Supply Basics, Home Food Production, Individual Rights, Interpol, ISIS Background, Learned Helplessness, Methanol, Mexican-American War, Nazi Germany Insider, Negotiation Fallacies, Opium History in China, Podcast Women, Racism in America, Raisin Outlaw, Russo-Japanese War, Shortwave Report, Silencers, Social Media and Pilots, Sugar Concerns, Terrorist Creation, The Super, Two Gun Cohen, Water Management Breakdown, Water Management in Lima, Women in Science, World War One – Canada, WW II Female Agents

The following audio files come from a larger group of 204 for the week. Double or ctrl-click individual highlighted links, below, to get single podcasts.  A zip file of all 53 podcasts converted to 1.5x speed will download here for four months. Older groups of podcasts are discussed at the end of this episode.

3D Printing Tends 53 mins – “On the show this week we explore the future of 3D Printing. To do so, Indre goes to SolidCon—a conference about “Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things”—and talks to people from two companies in attendance: Will Walker, a sculptor, designer, and educator from Formlabs and Kevin Czinger, the founder and CEO of Divergent Microfactories, Inc.” At the link click “Download” then “OK” from the pop-up menu.

African Economy 72 mins – “Morten Jerven of Simon Frasier University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book, Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong. Jerven, who will be joining Noragric at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences this fall, argues that economists have misread the economic history of Africa, ignoring successful episodes of economic growth while trying to explain a perpetual malaise that does not exist. Jerven is critical of many of the attempts to explain growth using econometric techniques and suggests that a richer approach is necessary that is aware of the particular circumstances facing poor countries.” AT the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airplane Automation Issues 31 mins – “On the evening of May 31, 2009, 216 passengers, three pilots, and nine flight attendants boarded an Airbus 330 in Rio de Janeiro. This flight, Air France 447, was headed across the Atlantic to Paris. The take-off was unremarkable. The plane reached a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. The passengers read and watched movies and slept. Everything proceeded normally for several hours. Then, with no communication to the ground or air traffic control, flight 447 suddenly disappeared. Days later, several bodies and some pieces of the plane were found floating in the Atlantic Ocean. But it would be two more years before most of the wreckage was recovered from the ocean’s depths. All 228 people on board had died. The cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorders, however, were intact, and these recordings told a story about how Flight 447 ended up in the bottom of the Atlantic. The story they told was was about what happened when the automated system flying the plane suddenly shut off, and the pilots were left surprised, confused, and ultimately unable to fly their own plane….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asteroid Hazard 39 mins – “Millions of asteroids have struck Earth in the past. The vast majority have been relatively small, equivalent to the impact of a typical hydrogen bomb. But a few have been much larger: in the 100m hydrogen bomb category, destroying much of life on the planet in short order. To discuss the threat we face from asteroids, and how we might protect life on Earth, Ian Sample is joined down the line from Cambridge University by Lord Rees, the astronomer royal, and co-founder of the Centre for Study of Existential Risk. In the studio, is Clemens Rumpf from Southampton University who is a member of the EU’s Stardust Research Network, which studies the space dust and asteroid situation. Also in the studio is Hannah Devlin, the Guardian’s science correspondent.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronaut Jones 52 mins – “In this very special episode of the Talking Space Podcast, we have author and four-time space shuttle astronaut Dr. Tom Jones. With Dr. Jones we discuss his books Sky Walking, Planetology: Unlocking The Secrets of the Solar System, and Hell Hawks!along with his view on where NASA is going and much more! A special thank you to Dr. Jones also for coming on to participate in this interview and giving his insight.” At the link fright-click “Direct download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronaut Mullane 124 mins – “Three time astronaut Mike Mullane talks about his life and book Riding Rockets. Best selling author Rowland White updates us on his space shuttle project and Gene Mikulka from Talking Space discusses space launches, space travel and what’s happening around the solar system.” At the link fright-click “Direct download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Plague Overview 53 mins – “Tens of thousands of Londoners developed painful, apple-sized, pus-filled boils before dying from the dreadful disease within days. But just as the ordeal of the Black Death seemed to be subsiding, the Great Fire struck the city. But did the conflagration actually save the lives of thousands? In this scorcher of a show, we go in search of the cause of the plague, explore the origins of the Great Fire, and ask whether history might repeat itself? “ At the link right-click “Download as mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Boxer Rebellion 60 mins – “The Boxer Rebellion is not a rebellion, and it has nothing to do with boxing, or people that box. However, it is absolutely fascinating, so take a look! I cover the main gripes of the Chinese at this time, and look at why the Boxers were able to rise as quickly as they did. Lemme know what you thought history friends!” At the link find the title, “WDF 15: The Boxer Rebellion ,” right-click beside “Direct download:” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Scandals 39 mins – “This week’s podcast puts the Guardian’s former editor Alan Rusbridger across the table from one of Britain’s most eminent lawyers, the Queen’s Counsel Jeremy Hutchinson, at a Guardian Live event.They discuss how the second half of the 20th century was shaped by confrontations in the high court. Hutchinson recalls the moment Christine Keeler walked into his chambers and conjures up the atmosphere of early 1960s Britain. He remembers how DH Lawrence’s prose made the case against the censor in the Lady Chatterley’s Lover trial, and pays tribute to Edward Snowden in a post-privacy age.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Overview 66 mins – “Broadband is the defining infrastructure of the 21st century, and the impact of high-speed wired and wireless connectivity is just beginning to be realized. The government institution at the forefront of U.S. broadband policy and implementation is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), helmed by Chairman Tom Wheeler. On June 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings and the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who discussed his vision for maximizing the benefits of broadband. Chairman Wheeler’s remarks outlined the ways technology is changing network economics and highlight a series of policies aimed at driving fast, universal, and open broadband in this new environment.” At the link right-click on “Maximizing the benefits of broadband” just above “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming 4 mins – “You’d think that in this day and age, no one would die from heatstroke any more. This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview. What’s the use of all that energy we generate if you can’t power a simple fan to cool down? Well, it’s not that simple. And we’re seeing that play out in Pakistan right now. The country is being blasted by a heat wave, with temperatures well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. And the supply of electricity is inconsistent in Pakistan. That’s a deadly combination. Hundreds have died. “It’s been a challenging four days or so,” says Karachi-based writer and journalist Bina Shah. “I’m still a lot more fortunate than many people in the city who have just been suffering.” The heat hit her hometown hard. Water supplies are pumped with electricity. The power’s been out. So, at times, there’s no water.  It’s been particularly difficult for the blue collar workers. They’re forced to go out into the intense heat. Plus, it’s Ramadan. “That means no food or water from sunrise to sunset,” says Shah. “In these extreme conditions, taking on a challenge like that is deadly.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Communications Studies 20 mins – “This week on The Voice, our host Gabriela Warrior Renaud chats with Tim Schwab, Associate Professor for the Department of Communications Studies at Concordia University, about the Communications Studies program is structured, and what it offers students who are looking to start a career in Communications.”  At the link right-click beside “Direct download:” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cortisol 6 mins – “Brian Clegg investigates a compound that calms inflamed joints and excites the stressed brain: Cortisol” At the link find the title, “Cortisol & Hydrocortisone: Chemistry in its element,” right-click” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Data Management 65 mins – “Universities are drowning in data, not only data produced by their researchers and students, but also data they collect about their communities. Research data are subject to sharing and retention requirements by funding agencies and journals. Data from course management systems, faculty personnel records, security cameras, and social media are being used as indicators for decision making. In this talk Christine L. Borgman — author of the new book “Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World” and Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA — identifies challenges faced by universities in managing and governing these complex categories of data.” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dr Pinault – Aerospace 62 min – “In this special episode, Xtended gets an exclusive interview with one of the most influential people in aerospace today, Dr Lewis Pinault. Covering everything from his life as a Consultant to working for NASA and the UK Government, Dr Lewis shares his views on being short listed for the Mars One flight and what does it feel like to be on the one way flight; space junk and his exciting role for Lunar Mission One.” At the link fright-click “Direct download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Concerns 24 mins – “We ask three economists: Is there some falling anvil that’s about to crush the economy?” At the link find the title, “#634: Worst Case Scenario,” right-click “Media files 20150619_blog_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Futures P2 54 mins – “Wind and water—these are the forces of nature which shape much of our world. But could they be harnessed to power a nation? In sunny South Australia, wind now supplies 30 per cent of the state’s electricity. Ten years ago it supplied none. In this second episode of Energy Futures, looking at Australia’s energy options beyond fossil fuels, Carl Smith gets inside wind turbines and bobs up and down on waves to discover the energy generating potential of wind, ocean waves and hydro-power.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Estonia and Russia 27 mins – “Neal Razzell reports from the Estonian city of Narva, which is in NATO but almost entirely Russian. Could this be the west’s weak spot? Here, the Estonian government says, Moscow is trying to destabilise it by exploiting local grievances – just as NATO says it did in Ukraine. So Estonia is mounting an urgent campaign to win hearts and minds among its Russian population. Ethnic Russians account for a quarter of all Estonians, and most say their economic prospects are best served by living in the west. But many are also profoundly ambivalent about their identity, culturally and linguistically at odds with the majority, and asking questions about what it means to be an Estonian. Produced by Michael Gallagher” At the link find the title, “Estonia’s Russian Problem,” right-click “Media files p02vmcr8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Evolution 52 mins – “It’s hard to imagine the twists and turns of evolution that gave rise to Homo Sapiens. After all, it required geologic time, and the existence of many long-gone species that were once close relatives. That may be one reason why – according to a recent poll – one-third of all Americans reject the theory of evolution. They prefer to believe that humans and other living organisms have existed in their current form since the beginning of time. But if you’ve ever been sick, you’ve been the victim of evolution on a very observable time scale. Nasty viruses and bacteria take full advantage of evolutionary forces to adapt to new hosts. And they can do it quickly. Discover how comparing the deadly 1918 flu virus with variants today may help us prevent the next pandemic. Also, while antibiotic resistance is threatening to become a major health crisis, better understanding of how bacteria evolve their defenses against our drugs may help us out. And the geneticist who sequenced the Neanderthal genome says yes, our hirsute neighbors co-mingled with humans. It’s Skeptic Check … but don’t take our word for it!” At the link right-click “Download file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eye in the Sky 29 mins – “Ross McNutt has a superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash. But should he? In 2004, when casualties in Iraq were rising due to roadside bombs, Ross McNutt and his team came up with an idea. With a small plane and a 44 mega-pixel camera, they figured out how to watch an entire city all at once, all day long. Whenever a bomb detonated, they could zoom onto that spot and then, because this eye in the sky had been there all along, they could scroll back in time and see – literally see – who planted it. After the war, Ross McNutt retired from the airforce, and brought this technology back home with him. Manoush Zomorodi and Alex Goldmark from the podcast “Note to Self” give us the low-down on Ross’s unique brand of persistent surveillance, from Juarez, Mexico to Dayton, Ohio. Then, once we realize what we can do, we wonder whether we should.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Supply Basics 16 mins – “Our food supply is so integral to our lives that few may notice the degree of processing involved. On this episode, Megan Kimble discussed unprocessed foods.” At the link find the title, “Unprocessed — Groks Science Show 2015-06-24,” right-click “Media files groks062515.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Home Food Production 92 mins – “Episode-1592- Ben Hewitt on Nutrient Dense Food Production – Ben and his wife, Penny, along with their two sons, have transformed a worn out Vermont hillside into a thriving homestead, which currently provides more than 90% of their food, along with most of their building materials, all their heating and cooking fuel, and many other essentials. They call their style of homestead scale food production “practiculture,” reflecting the fact that they draw on many different methodologies while always striving to make this work “doable.” They are the authors of the recently-published book The Nourishing Homestead. Ben’s previous book is Home Grown, which explores his experience with the public ed system (he’s a high school dropout) and his family’s experiences “unschooling” their two sons.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Individual Rights 52 mins – “With the Supreme Court ready to rule any day now on gay marriage rights, Brian, Ed and Peter wade into America’s long history of struggles over rights. How have Americans claimed, framed and changed their rights over time? Where do we think “rights” come from anyway… is it God, nature, the government, the founding documents? Join the Guys as they explore moments from the past that reveal how Americans have asserted their rights and — sometimes in the same breath — denied them to others. We have stories about freedom suits, religious liberty, labor law and… smoking rights?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Interpol 27 mins – “Interpol is the world’s biggest and most powerful international policing organisation. Spanning almost every existing country – with the notable exception of North Korea – it carries out vital work in combatting worldwide organised crime. Increasingly important in our globalised era, but lacking in accountability and surrounded with an aura of mystery, it has to cope with new scrutiny. In this age of accountability and transparency, how long can it withstand demands for change” At the link find the title, “Inside Interpol,” right-click “Media files p02vc6nv.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Overview 89 mins – “Though insurgent groups are a fixture of contemporary politics and warfare, the Islamic State or ISIS is unprecedented in its mix of brutality, media savvy, territorial gain, and recruitment. In ISIS: The State of Terror, two of America’s leading experts on violent extremism and terrorism explain the genesis, evolution, and impact of the Islamic State. Drawing on their unique access to intelligence and law enforcement and through their own groundbreaking research, Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger detail ISIS’s strategies and techniques – and challenge our own conceptions of terrorism in a rapidly changing jihadi landscape.” At the link right-click the title, just above “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Learned Helplessness 46 mins – “Stuck in a bad situation, even when the prison doors are left wide open, we sometimes refuse to attempt escape. Why is that? In this episode learn all about the strange phenomenon of learned helplessness and how it keeps people in bad jobs, poor health, terrible relationships, and awful circumstances despite how easy it might be to escape any one of those scenarios with just one more effort. In the episode, you’ll learn how to defeat this psychological trap with advice from psychologists Jennifer Welbourne, who studies attributional styles in the workplace, and Kym Bennett who studies the effects of pessimism on health.” At the link right-click beside “Direct download: and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Methanol 6 mins – “Tempted by a tipple of home-brewed moonshine? Andrew Turley examines the risks associated with drinking methanol.” At the link find the title, “Methanol: Chemistry in its element,” right-click “Media files CIIE_Methanol.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican-American War 57 mins –After a small break, we return with a bang in the form of the 1846-48 war between Mexico and America. It is quite the story! Texas gets looked into, as does Santa Anna, as does Tabasco, so check it out! I also have some pretty exciting news for you all AND a new BEFIT reminder. What more could you possibly want? You are so very welcome my history friends!” At the link find the title, “EP11-Mexican_American War,” right-click beside “Direct download:” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nazi Germany Insider -87 mins – “Episode 100-Nazi Germany from Within – The following is my 100th Episode Celebration. After thanking those who have shared this journey with me, I interview Henry Niemann who grew up in Germany during the Nazi Period and was then drafted near the end of the war. Thank you to everyone who listens to my attempt at bringing this amazing story to the current generation and podcasting world.” At the link right-click “Media files Episode100.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Negotiation Fallacies 14 mins – “You can’t always get what you want – or can you? Stanford Business School professor Margaret Ann Neale argues that you can negotiate successfully; it just takes a little help from science.” At the link find the title, “The Art of Negotiation,” right-click “Media files NealeWebMixReal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opium History in China 40 mins – “In this episode Laszlo examines remarks made by distinguished UCLA Professor of Public Policy Mark Kleiman who had commented on Britain’s participation in the Opium War.  The main point was that the cause of the Opium War was due more to protecting imperial tax revenues and the domestic market than trying to stamp out the opium problem. Opium’s history in China began centuries before, at least during the Tang and maybe as far back as the Eastern Jin.  The focus of this episode is on opium’s history in China prior to the Opium War.” At the link right-click “Download now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcasting Women 46 mins – “Episode 57 is the first episode of Books and Ideas that I have produced in 2015. It is a conversation with experienced podcaster Elsie Escobar. Elsie brings a unique perspective to the question Why Podcast? because she does it all: she hosts and produces 2 shows, works for Libsyn, the company that hosts my shows and many others, and she listens to more podcasts than seems humanly possible.” At the link find the title, “BI 57 Why Podcast? with Elsie Escobar,” right-click “Media files 57-BI-Escobar-au.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in America 47 mins – “Dylann Roof could not have been much more clear about his motives. He chose one of the most prominent black churches in America for his night of terror. He shot nine black church members in cold blood. Eyewitnesses quote him saying you’re “taking over our country. You have to go.” He has reportedly confessed he wanted to start a race war. His online selfie features a Confederate battle flag. What fed all that? What is this nut of hatred? And what about the rest of us? This Hour, On Point: Race in America now and what needs to be said, what needs to be done, after Charleston.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in South Carolina 51 mins – “Investigators continue to sift through evidence about the man who gunned down nine parishioners Wednesday inside an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. What is already clear is that this horrific event lays bare longstanding and lethal contradictions in this country: Mentally deranged individuals have no trouble getting guns, and more than 150 years after the Union defeated the confederacy and freed its slaves, racism lives on. Can this tragedy galvanize the personal and political will needed to face these issues directly and make change across the country?” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the file is included in the blog archive.

Raisin Outlaw 19 mins – “A farmer wanted to sell all his raisins, but the federal government said no. So he took it to the Supreme Court.” At the link find the title, “#478: The Raisin Outlaw,” right-click “Media files 20150624 blog pmoney.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russo-Japanese War 43 mins – “This week we look at the 1904-05 war between a young Japan and a massive Russia. I talk about some interesting Japanese history, Russia’s greatest defeats and I put on a fantastic Russian accent. Trust me. Thanks to all of you for your support, hope you enjoy this one. Be sure to let me know what you thought!” At the link find the title, “WDF 3: The Russo-Japanese War,” right-click beside “Direct download:” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shortwave Report 30 mins – “A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet…. This week’s show features stories from NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio. At the link right-click “Media files swr150626.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silencers 57 mins – “Lane Douglas graduated from UT-Martin in 1975 with an Engineering degree. After a few years as an engineer, he began working in Industrial Sales. He retired in 2011, after 32 years in sales management, the last 12 as Regional Sales Operations Director for MSC Industrial Supply. He opened Southern Silencers, LLC in 2014, a NFA Class 3, silencer business, selling silencers in the State of Tennessee.  His company provides suppressors and nothing else.  They are 100% customer focused and will work hard to help their customers make the right choice for their needs.They also provide all the information you need to complete the necessary ATF paperwork for owning a suppressor and will even complete as much of the paper work for you as the law will allow, to help you make sure you get it done properly.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Media and Pilots 79 mins – “Do you have a social media policy for your career? Welcome to the podcast where we inform, motivate, and give you an inside look at the many aviation careers. Some of our favorite co hosts join us. First , Eric Crump, Aerospace Director at Polk State College and a passionate aviation educator. We also have Tom Wachowski, Corporate Pilot and career advocate. Welcome to the show Eric and Tom!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Concerns 19 mins – “ This installment explores the pleasures and perils of sugar, the viral vegetable kale, and whether kale devotees can have too much of a good thing. With a bonus yarn about a chia seed-induced emergency room visit.” At the link find the title, “Scary Food Stories,” right-click “Media files checkup15062201_ghit.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Creation 9 mins – “There’s an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI. How? Why? In an eye-opening talk, investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental health problems.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

The Super 60 mins – “#323: The Super – In 1980’s New York City, rent is rising: it seems out of control, and residents struggle to keep up. So Jack Hitt helps organize tenants, and threatens a rent strike. This does not go over so well with his building super, who, as it turns out, is a very dangerous man.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Two Gun Cohen 101 mins (2 parts) – “Today I wanted to introduce a sort of lovable rogue who haunted the hotel lobby’s of Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London and Edmonton.  Today’s subject was by no means a historic figure.  In fact, I don’t think you can even call him a bit player.  Nonetheless, Morris Abraham Cohen had a China story that deserves a telling.   Today’s episode will look at his early life, how he ended up in Canada and how he got hooked up with the local Chinese Canadians.  We’ll get as far as the death of Sun Yat-sen in early 1925.  We’ll finish up next time with Morris Cohen’s life after Dr. Sun.  I mainly used Daniel S. Levy’s superb biography: Two-Gun Cohen, A Biography.” At the link right-click “Download now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2 here.

Water Management Breakdown 30 mins – “Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica discusses the panoply of unfortunate water management policies and practices in the West.” At the link find the title, “Abrahm Lustgarten: Water Management Breakdown,” right-click “Media files SC-2015-06-23.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Management in Lima 5 mins – “Lima taps ancient Andean canals to help fight its water shortage.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science 26 mins – “Author and journalist Rachel Swaby discussed a few of the substantial contributions that women have made to science.” At the link find the title, “Girl Power — Groks Science Show 2015-06-17,” right-click “Media files groks061715.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

World War One – Canada 275 mins (5 parts) – “Stories from those who lived to tell them. This series draws on the testimony of 200 Canadians who fought in WW1, recorded by CBC Radio in 1964. The men’s stories are supplemented by letters, war diaries, military reports and poetry.” At the link find the titles, The Bugle and the Passing Bell, Part1 [Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5], right-click beside “Media files…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WW II Female Agents 37 mins – “With us for this episode is writer Kathryn J. Atwood, arthor of Women Heroes of World War II and editor of Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent and it is the later book we will be discussing. The protagonist, Pearl, Code Named Pauline, came from humble beginnings to do her part to as an SOE agent, behind enemies lines in Occupied France, to thwart the Nazi’s before and after D-Day. For all those looking for strong female role models, Mrs. Atwood’s books fit the bill beautifully.” At the link right-click beside “Direct download:” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.




An alphabetic library of 6500 of these hyperlinked descriptions is here and updated quarterly. A file of the podcasts is here , updated weekly, and can be downloaded as a 40+ GB zipped file, or individually (right-click “Podcast Encyclopedia” there to download the zip).  Over 240 feeds used to prepare this blog are harvested with a podcast aggregator. The feeds are available in this opml file which most aggregators can import. A list of the feeds is here.

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