Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Arab Spring - A History. Episode 25 - Yom Kippur War

This week we turn to Egypt and Syria for the rise of Sadat and Assad, before turning to the Yom Kippur War and the election of US president Jimmy Carter. https://archive.org/download/TheArabSpring-AHistory.Episode25-YomKippurWar/Episode25.mp3

Monday, 21 July 2014

A History Of - Hannibal. Episode 64 - The Prolonged Battle

This week we bring the narrative into 209, looking at the eventful election of Fabius and Fulvius to the consulship and the three day battle of Canusium. Also features a tangent on Narnia. https://archive.org/download/AHistoryOf-Hannibal.Episode64-TheProlongedBattle/Episode64.mp3

Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Arab Spring - A History. Episode 24 - The Gulf States

This week we turn to the Persian Gulf and talk oil. We take Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates up to 1979, looking at their independence and how they became the oil states. We also look at the Global financial crisis of the 1970s, Saudi Arabia and the rise of Qaddafi. http://archive.org/download/TheArabSpring-AHistory.Episode24-TheGulfStates/Episode24.mp3

Monday, 7 July 2014

A History Of - Hannibal. Episode 63 - Back to Italy

This week we finally return to Italy. We recap just where we were in the narrative in 211, look at the consular elections for 210, the siege of Tarentum and the battle for Salapia. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOf-Hannibal.Episode63-BackToItaly/Episode63.mp3

Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Arab Spring - A History. Episode 23 - The Rise of Saddam

This week we follow the narrative of Iraq through the 1963 revolutions, the regime of Arif, and the Baathist Revolution of 1968. We then take a look at the rise of Saddam Hussein to become president of Iraq in 1979. http://archive.org/download/TheArabSpring-AHistory.Episode23-TheRiseOfSaddam/Episode23.mp3

Sunday, 22 June 2014

A History Of - Hannibal. Episode 62 - War in Greece

Hannibal is back! This week we cover the war in Greece, often called the First Macedonian War. We see just how things faired as the Romans, Macedonians, Achaeans and Aetolians duelled for control of the country. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOf-Hannibal.Episode62-WarInGreece/Episode62.mp3

Sunday, 15 June 2014

The Arab Spring - A History. Episode 22 - An Iraq Divided

The podcast is back! This week we continue to tell the story of Iraq following the July Revolution of 1958. We look at the initial conflict, Qasim's Premiership, and the February 1963 Revolution. http://archive.org/download/TheArabSpring-AHistory.Episode22-AnIraqDivided/Episode22.mp3