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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

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New York, NY

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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

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English


Episodes

A Copernican castle on Venus or Saturn—perhaps @Rand_Simberg @Simberg_Space & Dr. David Livingston @SpaceShow

2/22/2020
Image: Pink skies and mysterious liquid for a moat. (Here: Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England, is surrounded by a water-filled moat.) Hotel Mars, episode n. Rand Simberg, aerospace engineer and author of Safe Is Not an Option: Overcoming the Futile Obsession with ‘Getting Everyone Back Alive’ That Is Killing Our Expansion into Space...

Duration:00:08:09

Real estate market in outer space? @Rand_Simberg @Simberg_Space & Dr. David Livingston @SpaceShow

2/21/2020
Image: Location, location, location. Part of the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Ultra-Deep_Field) image showing a typical section of space containing galaxies interspersed by deep vacuum. Given the finite speed of light (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_of_light) , this view covers the past 13 billion years of the history (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology_of_the_universe) of outer space. Hotel Mars, episode n. Rand Simberg & David Livingston, in re:...

Duration:00:15:34

“Venezuela Puts the Crypt in Cryptocurrency” Mary O’Grady @MaryAnastasiaOG

2/21/2020
Image: A Venezuelan palafito (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palafito) like the ones seen by Amerigo Vespucci (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amerigo_Vespucci) . Stilt houses are houses raised on piles over the surface of the soil or a body of water. They’re built primarily as protection against flooding, and also keep out vermin. The shady space under the house can be used for work or storage. (Venezuela means “little Venice.) Mary Anastasia O’Grady, WSJ, Americas column, in re: Venezuela,...

Duration:00:08:11

Busting up Puerto Rico’s political racket with good governance; with Mary O’Grady @MaryAnastasiaOG

2/21/2020
Image: Map of the departments (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_(country_subdivision)) of Puerto Rico during Spanish provincial times (1886). Mary Anastasia O’Grady, WSJ, Americas column, in re: Puerto Rico

Duration:00:14:16

Rescuing the Electoral College from the Demos: 2 of 2: @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

2/21/2020
Photo: The Plague of Athens (c. 1652–1654) by Michiel Sweerts Michiel Sweerts - Image: http://collections.lacma.org/sites/default/files/remote_images/piction/ma-31770455-O3.jpg Gallery: http://collections.lacma.org/node/183358 archive copy Holland Paintings Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (AC1997.10.1) European Painting Currently on public view: Ahmanson Building, floor 3 The painting is believed to be referring to the plague of Athens or have elements from it (i.e. as per Plague in an...

Duration:00:09:25

Rescuing the Electoral College from the Demos. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

2/21/2020
Photo: Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to Pericles, Aspasia, Alcibiades and Friends, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Alma-Tadema) , 1868, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Museum_%26_Art_Gallery) Lawrence Alma-Tadema (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Lawrence_Alma-Tadema) - Unknown Permission details This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain...

Duration:00:14:23

#NewAmericanCivilWar: 2 of 2: Regicide murders sleep. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

2/21/2020
Photo: Charles (in the dock with his back to the viewer) facing the High Court of Justice, 1649[262] Uncredited engraver - "The Phelps Family of America and their English Ancestors" by Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps and Andrew T. Servin (Eagle Publishing Company of Pittsfield, Massachusetts) 1899. Volume 1. Between pages 54 and 55. [1] Engraving from "Nalson's Record of the Trial of Charles I" in the British Museum. Plate 2 from A True copy of the journal of the High Court of Justice for the...

Duration:00:07:10

#NewAmericanCivilWar: 1 of 2: Regicide murders sleep. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis

2/21/2020
Engraving: Lady Macbeth, Macbeth and the Murder of Duncan (Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act II, Scene II)1825–40; by Charles Rolls (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search#!?q=Charles Rolls&perPage=20&sortBy=Relevance&offset=0&pageSize=0) (see below) #NewAmericanCivilWar: 1 of 2: Regicide murders sleep. Michael Vlahos @JHUWorldCrisis .. Photo: Photo: Henry Corbould (1787–1844) William Shakespeare (–1616) Creator:Charles Rolls Title Lady Macbeth, Macbeth and the Murder of Duncan...

Duration:00:14:07

Eureka! Molecular oxygen at 560 millón light years. Ken Croswell @ScienceNews

2/21/2020
Photo: The extraordinary galaxy UGC 8058, also known as Markarian 231, was discovered in 1969 as part of a survey searching for galaxies with strong ultraviolet radiation. It has long tidal tails and a disturbed shape. Results from the first spectrum showed clear signs of the presence of a powerful quasar in the center that made Markarian 231 unique in the Markarian sample. Markarian 231 has maintained its reputation as an exceptional object since those early observations and continues to be...

Duration:00:10:48

#TheScalaReport: Who owns Huawei & What is to be done? Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS @STRATACACHE

2/21/2020
Photo: Photo of Mao Zedong, ca. 1910s, from Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, Date | circa 1910s Source | Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung ("The Little Red Book") Author | The people's Republic of China Printing Office Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) | Public Domain | This image is now in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact...

Duration:00:12:56

POTUS polls surge & What is to be done? @DevinNunes

2/21/2020
Photo: Conservatives in 1900 ridiculed Bryan's eclectic platform. William Allen Rogers (1854-1931) - Harpers Weekly magazine cover USA 1900 Harpers Weekly magazine cover USA 1900 Political cartoon shows William Jennings Bryan stands with a hammer and pot of glue beside a bizarre hybrid animal on a poorly constructed wheeled platform (labeled "The Fierce DEMOPOPTAM of Kansas City"), representing the Democratic Party platform in the 1900 election, as Uncle Sam looks on. Caption: "He Made It...

Duration:00:08:27

Water returns to the San Joaquin Valley. @DevinNunes

2/21/2020
Photo: Maynard Dixon Description | English: San Joaquin Valley, California-Erosion by Maynard Dixon, 1921, oil on board, 10 1/8 x 13 ½ inches Date | 1921 Source/Photographer | ArtDaily.com Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) | | This work was never published (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Publication) prior to January 1, 2003, and is currently in the public domain...

Duration:00:12:28

The rebuilding of the Clapper-damaged DNI. @SebGorka

2/20/2020
Photo: Richard Grenell, incumbent; acting DNI http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The rebuilding of the Clapper damaged DNI. @SebGorka https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/19/politics/trump-grennell-acting-dni/index.html

Duration:00:13:04

Bloomberg pummeled. @SebGorka

2/20/2020
Photo: From a ceiling in Mike Bloomberg's London home. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Bloomberg pummeled. @SebGorka

Duration:00:07:54

What about the ending of the power of the Commerce Clause? John Yoo, Hoover, Berkeley, @NRO

2/20/2020
Photo: Howard Chandler Christy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Chandler_Christy) 's Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States The Commerce Clause describes an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3). The clause states that the United States Congress shall have power "[t]o regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact...

Duration:00:09:35

Can the Roberts Court reawaken Federalism? John Yoo, Hoover, Berkeley, @NRO

2/20/2020
Photo: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Can the Roberts Court reawaken Federalism? John Yoo, Hoover, Berkeley, @NRO

Duration:00:12:08

Rage against Carrie Lam; & Wuhan virus: Eurasia is closing down. @GordonGChang

2/20/2020
Image: Quarantine operations deployed by mainland Chinese border control. Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, in re: Covid-19: Chinese reporting is spotty to nonexistent. WHO is inadequate. Xi remains cloistered in Beijing along with the rest of the leadership. One or more members of the Hong Kong police force is stricken with the virus, and the HK protestors are rejoicing. I read this as anarchy. Rather, across society there’s opposition to Carrie Lam for bowing to Beijing, and for keeping open the...

Duration:00:08:38

Bloomberg’s most brazen acquisition of votes in the history of the world. @ConradMBlack

2/20/2020
Image: Much cash. Permissions*: see below. Conrad Black, author and publisher; NRO; in re: Bloomberg rents democracy. The Gallup numbers for the president of the US: best ever. “Long time coming.” We can doff our hats to the Dems for having disguised this president’s success; unprecedented efforts to block and obstruct him in ways I’m confident will be found unconstitutional. Polls say, “63% rate the economy as excellent.” Bloomberg’s one fine moment yesterday was calling the others’s...

Duration:00:13:08

China’s bind: no culture of transparency or clarity. Victor Davis Hanson @VDHanson

2/20/2020
Image: Gold stars on a red ground Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover and NRO, in re: The existential threat of the Chinese Communist Party. China has ejected three Wall Street Journal reporters who’ve been doing very careful and accurate reports. A first-generation, post-industrial revolution without culture or regulations of audit or transparency; Members of the HK police are now ill with Covid-19—and the populace are actually rejoicing in that. Xi Jinping has ordered most people to go back to...

Duration:00:06:46

Bloomberg as not a brash New York wolf, but a sheep. Victor Davis Hanson @VDHanson

2/20/2020
Image: Bloomberg as not a brash New York wolf, but a sheep. Victor Davis Hanson @VDHanson Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover and NRO, in re: Last night’s Democratic gathering; Bloomberg’s rather unusual attitudes. Bidenesque? The party is ready to go down in woke flames. Everyone on stage but Bloomberg seemed to demonstrating id. The latter was pleased to remind us that he’s a billionaire; but instead of being a brash and brassy New York wolf, he was a sheep. Was on an apology tour all night....

Duration:00:13:10