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MSB is a weekly Gundam podcast for new fans, old fans, and not yet fans. Nina (a Gundam first-timer) and Thom (a lifelong Gundam fan) analyze, review, and research all 40-years of the iconic sci-fi anime mega-franchise Mobile Suit Gundam in the order it was made. We research its influences, examine its themes, and discuss how each piece of the Gundam canon fits within the changing context in Japan and the world, from 1979 to today. Part history podcast, part discussion podcast, all Gundam po ...
 
Daily world news in clear English. Seven minutes of the most important stories in slow, intermediate English. For English learners, teachers, and people with English as a second language. If you want to know today's world news of politics, business, natural events and human rights in clear, easy English, then SEND7 is for you, every morning. For episodes, transcripts and more, see www.send7.org
 
RKINA is the North American office of Rissho Kosei-Kai in Japan. We are a global Buddhist movement of everyday people, who wish to apply the Buddhist teachings in our daily lives. By studying basic buddhist concepts and the Lotus Sutra, we cultivate our hearts and mind, practicing the bodhisattva way to bring peace to our families, communities, countries, and to the world. www.rkina.org
 
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World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 8th September 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Myanmar opposition "war". Japan contaminated vaccines. Afghanistan Taliban government. India Nipah virus. Vietnam restriction jail. El Salvador bitcoin. Brazil Bolsonaro protests. Guinea coup. Egypt human rights abuses. UK raises tax. Spain swapped ba…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 20th September 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Afghanistan Taliban no secondary for girls. Philippines Pacquiao for president. Russia election. Canada election. US sends Haitians back. Mexico AMLO for Latin alliance. France Australia problems. Spain volcano. Algeria Bouteflika dies. Niger desert fes…
 
Professor David Stevenson answers listener questions on the 1919-20 conference that sought to resolve the aftermath of the First World War In the latest episode in our series on history’s biggest topics, Professor David Stevenson explores the 1919–20 conference that sought to resolve the aftermath of the First World War, and whose legacy has been f…
 
Archaeologist and television presenter Neil Oliver discusses his new book, The Story of the World in 100 Moments, which explores the whole of human history through just 100 milestone events. (Ad) Neil Oliver is the author of The Story of the World in 100 Moments (Bantam Press, 2021). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Story-World-100-…
 
Ian Keable describes some of the most audacious, bizarre and inventive pranks that fooled Georgian Britain From a woman who seemingly gave birth to rabbits to a man who claimed he could climb inside a wine bottle, Ian Keable – author of The Century of Deception – describes some of the most audacious, bizarre and inventive pranks that fooled Georgia…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 17th September 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Afghanistan UN aid. Indonesia PM negligent. Australia nuclear submarines. Kenya drought. Daesh West Africa leader killed. Morocco old clothes. Haiti political crisis. Venezuela judiciary. Italy health pass. Netherlands new old van Gogh. Send your opinio…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 8th August 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: UK cabinet reshuffle. UK terrorist case. USA olympic abuse trial. Haiti PM ban. Pakistan shelters Afghan footballers. Afghanistan PM injury allegations. Nigeria Twitter ban. Mauritius COVID rise. Send your opinion or experience by email to podcast@send7.o…
 
Nancy Goldstone discusses the 18th-century family saga of Habsburg empress Maria Theresa, and her equally formidable daughters Nancy Goldstone discusses the 18th-century family saga of Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa and her equally formidable daughters (including Marie Antoinette) who married into royal houses around Europe. (Ad) Nancy Goldstone is…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 15th September 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Africa unvaccinated. Guinea coup talks. Haiti PM accused in President murder. US California recall election. Argentina primary elections. Russia Syria Putin Assad meeting. China delta outbreak. Spain energy bills. Nordic left winning. Send your opini…
 
Clive Aslet, author of The Story of the Country House: A History of Places and People, reveals how Britain’s attitude to its stately piles has reflected the nation’s evolving political and economic landscape over the past 2,000 years. (Ad) Clive Aslet is the author of The Story of the Country House: A History of Places and People (Yale, 2021). Buy …
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 14th August 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: UN Afghanistan pledge. UK children vaccination. Rwanda opposition hunger strike. Nigeria prison break. Peru leader burial. US white supremacy arrest. India dengue outbreak. Bangladesh schools re-open. UK cancer trials. Send your opinion or experience by e…
 
Journalist and author Charlie English shares the story of a remarkable collection of artworks by psychiatric patients in Weimar Germany and also explores the devastating impact of Nazism on modernist art and people with mental illnesses. (Ad) Charlie English is the author of The Gallery of Miracles and Madness: Insanity, Art and Hitler’s first Mass…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 13th September 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: US 9/11 memorials. Peru Shining Path founder dead. Afghanistan women can learn but can't play. Philippines Duterte for Vice. Morocco new Prime Minister named. Guinea Conde is OK. Belarus selling EU access to Iraqis. UK vaccine passports. France covers t…
 
In the latest episode in our series on history’s biggest topics, Professor Jill Burke tackles listener questions and internet search queries on the Borgias, from rumours of incest and the Banquet of the Chestnuts to the forgotten triumphs Pope Alexander VI. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Sarah Gristwood considers how the Tudor monarchs used medieval ideas about courtly love for their own ends In medieval Europe, the nobility were entranced with courtly love, a genre of literature that saw chivalrous knights performing heroic deeds to protect and serve their lovers. But as Sarah Gristwood argues, these tropes later captured the hear…
 
Tristram Hunt, author of The Radical Potter, discusses the life and work of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), from his groundbreaking ceramic creations and enterprising business ventures to his political radicalism. (Ad) Tristram Hunt is the author of The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain (Allen Lane, 2021). Buy it now fr…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 10th September 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Guinea coup leaders visited. Morocco election surprise. Afghanistan Ghani apologizes. Lebanon cash card for crisis. Hong Kong Tiananmen museum raided. India project displacements. US government sues Texas. Nicaragua more opposition arrested. Europe high…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 9th August 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Afghanistan women protests. Indonesia prison fire. El Salvador bitcoin protests. Mexico earthquake. US statue removed. Guinea political prisoners released. Ethiopia Tigray killings. France terror attack trial. UK PM defends cuts. China exam changes. Send …
 
Historian Richard Broome, author of Aboriginal Australians, discusses the experiences of Australia’s indigenous peoples after the arrival of white settlers, uncovering stories of exploitation and oppression, but also of agency and cultural independence. (Ad) Richard Broome is the author of Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788 (Fifth Edition…
 
How does a history degree help you suss out fake news? How have history students been affected by covid-19? And are history degrees still valued as much as they once were? On today’s podcast, a panel of experts consider these questions and more, as they tackle the big issues facing history higher education in 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 7th August 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Afghanistan Taliban declares victory. Australia vaccine deal. Guinea coup new government. Tunisian politician jailed. UK forces in Afghanistan. Netherlands MH17 trial. Mexico Columbus statue. US Labour Day. Mars rocks collected. Send your opinion or experi…
 
Interned in a remote, forbidding prisoner of war camp at the height of the First World War, two British officers turned to an unlikely tool in their bid to escape – a ouija board. Margalit Fox, author of The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History, tells their story. (Ad) Margalit Fox is the author …
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 6th September 2021. *Apologies for the sound problem in today's podcast.* Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Afghanistan Panjshir valley. Japan PM to go. Iraq attacks. New Zealand attacker identified. Guinea coup. Zambia female speaker. El Salvador retires judges. US storm deaths. Montenegro church protests.…
 
Why did the Spanish Armada set sail? What ships were used by the fleets? And did Queen Elizabeth I really give a famous speech at Tilbury? In our latest ‘Everything you wanted to know’ episode, Robert Hutchinson answers your questions on the Tudor era’s most famous maritime face-off. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Historian Saul David discusses SBS – Silent Warriors, his new authorised history of the Special Boat Service in the Second World War. He explains how this daring maritime unit played a crucial role in Allied victory and highlights some of its most spectacular operations. (Ad) Sauld David is the author of SBS - Silent Warriors: The Authorised Wartim…
 
Dan Jones explores the similarities and differences between the medieval experience and our lives today In what ways was the medieval era surprisingly modern? Dan Jones, whose latest book is Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages, reveals the similarities and differences between the medieval experience and our lives today. (Ad) Dan Jo…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Friday 3rd September 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Listen to English Across The Pond podcast on your podcast app, or go to https://www.englishacrossthepond.com/ Today: US Hurricane Ida. Texas abortions. Venezuela opposition in vote. Qatar talks on Afghanistan. Philippines health protests. Thailand protests. Eth…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 2nd September 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: US General on Afghanistan. Brazil energy crisis. Ivory Coast host arrested. Nigeria school abduction. UK troops Afghanistan. Denmark impeachment trial. North Korea vaccines. India schools re-open. Ronaldo world record. Send your opinion or experience b…
 
David Potter, author of Disruption: Why Things Change, analyses the causes of huge events that altered human history and guides us on a tour of radical transformation in western history, taking in the Black Death, Adolf Hitler, the printing press and the perils of complacency. (Ad) David Potter is the author of Disruption: Why Things Change (OUP, 2…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 1st September 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Listen to accented podcast - search your podcast app for "Accented" or follow this link: https://accented.buzzsprout.com/ Stephen is a guest on episode 40. Today: Afghanistan Taliban declare independence. China gaming limits. Bangladesh sentences murderers o…
 
Sixty years ago EH Carr’s groundbreaking book, What is History?, explored how we should study the past. Now his great-granddaughter, Helen Carr, has teamed up with Suzannah Lipscomb to edit a new volume, What is History, Now?. Here, they discuss the importance and challenges of writing history in the 21st century. (Ad) Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipsc…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Tuesday 31st August 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Afghanistan US evacuation. India vaccine rise. Africa missing people. Ghana shooters. Peru boat crash. US hate crimes. Paris speed limit. Europe COVID warning. Insect decline. Send your opinion or experience by email to podcast@send7.org or send an audio …
 
An outpouring of bestselling novels and poems flowed from Walter Scott’s pen – from Waverley to Rob Roy. In fact, his writing was so influential that it helped overhaul the world’s view of Scotland, making it synonymous with the Highlands, romantic landscapes and clan honour. Annika Bautz discusses the writer’s work and the impact he had on percept…
 
World News in 7 minutes. Monday 30th August 2021. Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: Afghanistan evacuations and bombings. Japan Moderna suspension. India rape charges. Germany elections. Montenegro cocaine. Libya government infighting. Burkina Faso Mali malaria testing. US California governor recall. Chile snow. Peru ties the knot. Send y…
 
In the latest episode in our series on history’s biggest topics, Annie Gray tackles listener questions on culinary history, from Tudor breakfast and the oldest recipe books to long-forgotten foods and the surprisingly long history of vegetarianism. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Through canny political manoeuvrings and passionate affairs, the Boleyns catapulted themselves from the sidelines of the Tudor court to the very apex of power. Dr Owen Emmerson, who recently appeared in the BBC docudrama The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family, traces the clan’s meteoric rise – and crushing fall. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-…
 
Which stories and historical periods should we be seeing dramatised on screen? What influence can historians have on how these stories are told? And how much does historical accuracy really matter to audiences? On today’s podcast, a panel of experts – Amanda-Rae Prescott, Anthony Delaney and Maddy Pelling – tackle the big questions surrounding peri…
 
Cecily Neville, mother of Richard III, is typically glossed over in the story of the Wars of Roses. But behind the scenes, she fought her own war, using intrigue, manipulation and the power of words to support her family’s struggle for power. Annie Garthwaite discusses her new novel, Cecily, following the extraordinary life of this forgotten matria…
 
When did the first professional police force come into being? Why do the British police largely not carry guns? And what was the point of police boxes? In our latest ‘Everything you wanted to know’ episode, Chris Williams answers your questions on the history of law enforcement in Britain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Andrew Lownie discusses his new book Traitor King, which delves into the lives of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson after the abdication crisis of 1936. The discussion ranges from their sympathies for the agents and aims of Nazi Germany to their opulent and eccentric post-war lifestyle. (Ad) Andrew Lownie is the author of Traitor King: The Scandalous …
 
Hester Barron and Claire Langhamer discuss their new book, Class of ’37, which looks at what we can learn from essays written in 1937 by 12- and 13-year-old girls from Bolton. (Ad) Hester Barron and Claire Langhamer are the authors of Class of '37: Voices from Working-Class Girlhood (Metro, 2021). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cl…
 
Eric Berkowitz describes the lengths to which rulers – from the first Chinese emperor to Henry VIII – have gone to suppress freedom of speech Humans have been attempting to stamp out free speech for millennia. Eric Berkowitz discusses the inglorious history of censorship – from the first Chinese emperor to Henry VIII – and explains why he believes …
 
Fatima Manji talks about her new book Hidden Heritage: Rediscovering Britain’s Lost Love of the Orient, which explores the objects and landmarks that are often obscured by the traditional stories told in many heritage sites, and how they point to a more complex British history. (Ad) Fatima Manji is the author of Hidden Heritage: Rediscovering Brita…
 
This is SEND7 - Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes. We are taking a short break at the moment. We will return on Monday the 30th August, telling you the most important stories in the world, Monday to Friday, in simple, clear English. You can receive an email reminder by going to send7.org/subscribe. I’m Stephen Devincenzi and I will see you on …
 
Paul Kenyon discusses his book Children of the Night, which charts the story of modern Romania, and its colourful, chaotic and often corrupt leaders – from unstable playboy King Carol II, to communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. (Ad) Paul Kenyon is the author of Children of the Night: The Strange and Epic Story of Modern Romania (Head of Zeus, 2021…
 
In the latest episode in our series tackling history’s biggest topics, Dr Rory Naismith, author of Early Medieval Britain, c500–1000, responds to listener questions and popular internet search queries on Britain in the early Middle Ages. (Ad) Rory Naismith is the author of Early Medieval Britain c500-1000 (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Buy it …
 
From bewitched cars and mail-order charms to murder investigations, Will Pooley delves into the surprising history of witchcraft in France from the Revolution to the Second World War, revealing how supernatural beliefs adapted to a modernising society. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
As we approach the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s construction, Major General Sir Robert Corbett and journalists Mark Wood and Alastair Stewart discuss their memories of the divided city and the dramatic events of November 1989. The discussion is chaired by the author Iain MacGregor. (Ad) Iain MacGregor is the author of Checkpoint Charlie: T…
 
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