In 1983, president Ronald Reagan shocked the world when he announced that the United States was developing an ultra-modern defense system against intercontinental ballistic missiles. Hundreds of billions of dollars were invested in the system’s development – But then, in 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, and with it – the Star Wars initiative. Was Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative the reason for the Soviet Union’s collapse?
This series explores the history and future of podcasting, and each episode will feature a single guest who is a pioneer of podcasting. This time, we’re interviewing Leo Laporte, from This Week In Tech.
Leo Laporte is one of the very first podcasters. In 2005 Leo left – or almost left – traditional radio to start his own podcasting network, centered around cutting edge technology news, called TWIT. TWIT quickly became one of the most successful podcast networks with millions of downloads and award winning show such as This Week In Tech, Security Now and the New Screen Savers.
This series explores the history and future of podcasting, and each episode will feature a single guest who is a pioneer of podcasting. This time, we’re interviewing Jay Soderberg – AKA The Pod Vader. Head of Content at BlogTalkRadio and Host of the Next Fan Up show.
Jay Soderberg started in podcasting back in 2006. Jay’s story is rather unique, since his first steps in podcasting were in the corporate world, whereas the vast majority of podcasters back then were independent creators. We talked about the advantages and disadvantages of podcasting in a corporate environment, Jay’s vision as Head of Content and, of course, the origins of his nickname – the Pod Vader.
This series explores the history and future of podcasting, and each episode will feature a single guest who is a pioneer of podcasting. This time, we’re interviewing Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg – inventor of the popular MP3 format which a critical innovation in Podcasting history.
In the previous part of the episode, we learned how linguists were able to reconstruct bits of the ancient & long lost Indo-European language. In this episode, we’ll discover what can these words tell us about life in the Bronze Age, family ties, and nomadic relationships. We’ll also learn about the links between Genetics & Linguistics: a recent genetic finding that explains the unprecedented success of that language: a single lucky mutation that enabled the Yamna People, as they are called today, to digest milk.
Join authors Ran Levi & Kelly O’Laughlin as they explore a surprising discovery in the field of linguistics. William Jones, a British judge in India, uncovered the existence of an ancient language, the ancestor of an amazing variety of modern languages – from English and French to the Persian Farsi and Indian Sanskrit.
How a single navigation error cost the Royal Navy Four battleships and 1,505 men – and led John Harrison, humble carpenter to solve one of the most difficult & important engineering challenges in maritime history: The Longitude Problem.
In the 19th century, two brave (and some might say – insanely brave) French physicians took to the streets of Hong Kong and Bombay and risked their own lives in the name of ridding Mankind – and the fleas – from their worst nightmare: The Black Death. This is their story and the story of the humankind’s bitter enemy throughout the ages: the Bubonic Plague.