Category Archives: History

Strategic Defense Initiative - Curious Minds Podcast

Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense (SDI) Initiative, AKA – “Star Wars” | Curious Minds Podcast

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?


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Nuclear Deterrence cold war By Aviation Technology Space Channel
Vintage Nuclear Preparedness Educational Film from 1950’s By Radiation Prevention
President Ronald Reagan Introduces SDI on March 23, 1983 By High Frontier
2014 FTG 06b By MDAbmds
The Blueshift (Kxmode Remix) – Dorris Terrible by kxmode
BNA – DARK DANCE INTRO
alxdmusic – jade by alxd
Falling of the Berlin Wall 1989 By Video CC Comercial

Leo Laporte & Ran Levi | Curious Minds Podcast

Heroes Of Podcasting #3: Leo Laporte, This Week In Tech | Curious Minds Podcast

Leo Laporte & Ran Levi | Curious Minds Podcast
Leo Laporte & Ran Levi

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.


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Heroes Of Podcasting #2: Jay Soderberg (The PodVader), VP of BlogTalkRadio | Curious Minds Podcast

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.


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Heroes Of Podcasting #1: Inventor of MP3, Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg | Curious Minds Podcast

Inventor of mp3 - Curious Minds Podcast

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.


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Cloud Of Sense by Everknew
Welcome [Free/Libre music] by CyberSDF

The Indo-European Language, Pt. 2: Linguistics & Genetics| Curious Minds Podcast

Yamna Indo-European Langugue - Curious Minds PodcastIn 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.

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Ancient Cavern II By Carlos Carty
Tribal By t-hinkwear
Tribal By Alex Shavez

The Indo-European Language, Pt. 1 | Curious Minds

William Jones - Curious Minds PodcastJoin 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.

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outbrain engineering: CMPod the molecular clock

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Film Noir Pre-Show By Josh Stovall
Kanmonyo By Miguel Mendez
Raag Misra Khamaj Sitar By Auburnsangeet
Four Experiments for Piano: II, Presto By Steven O’Brien

The Longitude Problem - Curious Minds Podcast

The Longitude Problem (Maritime History) | Curious Minds

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.

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Thunderstorm By thinkbolt
Ship Bell 2 By Copyright Free Soundeffects
Crash SE By Nick Judy
Heavy Rain By Meejah Sound FX and Assets
Act Three By Audionatuix
Oud Music By Arab Instruments

The Bubonic Plague | Curious Minds

The Plague - Curious Minds PodcastIn 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.

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outbrain - the bobunic plauge - curious minds podcast

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https://soundcloud.com/myuu/facing-darkness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZd-lo6aEEI
https://soundcloud.com/myuu/grotesque-fantasia
https://soundcloud.com/myuu/living-in-the-dark

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/middle_ages/black_01.shtml
http://www.themiddleages.net/plague.html
http://archive.armstrong.edu/Initiatives/history_journal/history_journal_the_death_toll_of_justinians_plague_and_its_effects_on
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/17/world/unmasking-horror-a-special-report-japan-confronting-gruesome-war-atrocity.html?pagewanted=all
https://contagions.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/japanese-use-of-plague-during-world-war-ii/