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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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Westwood One

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The bull market ignores Covid-19. @BrettArends @Marketwatch

2/19/2020
Photo: An aurochs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs) bull in a cave painting in Lascaux (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lascaux) , France (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The bull market ignores Covid-19. @BrettArends @Marketwatch

Duration:00:12:31

Court of world opinion of the fragile PRC. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast Jonathan Ward, author, "China's Vision of Victory."

2/19/2020
Photo: Picture of a young George Seldes for a Chicago Tribune filecard. Seldes was an American investigative journalist (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investigative_journalist) , foreign correspondent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_correspondent) , editor, author, and media critic best known for the publication of the newsletter In Fact from 1940 to 1950. He used his journalism to fight injustice and justify reform. In 1922, he interviewed Vladimir Lenin...

Duration:00:11:16

The PRC fails the supply chain. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast Curtis Ellis @AmericaFirstPolicies.org https://www.wsj.com/articles/commentary-supply-chain-risks-from-the-coronavirus-demand-immediate-action-11582054704

2/19/2020
Image: Some (additional) descriptions for the supply chain http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The PRC fails the supply chain. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast Curits Ellis @AmericaFirstPolicies.org https://www.wsj.com/articles/commentary-supply-chain-risks-from-the-coronavirus-demand-immediate-action-11582054704

Duration:00:09:57

Wealth tax beggars the nation. @VerodeRugy Veronique de Rugy

2/19/2020
Image: http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Wealth tax beggars the nation. @VerodeRugy https://www.mercatus.org/publications/government-spending/revisiting-proposal-wealth-tax

Duration:00:11:16

Complete conversation with the newly elected MP from Nagorno-Karabakh. Tural Ganjaliyev. Christopher Nixon Cox.

2/19/2020
Photo: The building of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan Original architectural work: unknown Depiction: Interfase (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Interfase) - Own photo of uploader The building of National Assembly of Azerbaijan in Baku. Public Domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_building_of_National_Assembly_of_Azerbaijan.jpg) File:The building of National Assembly of Azerbaijan.jpg http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter:...

Duration:00:22:43

Hong Kong hotels are in failure because of Covid-19. Michael_Yon

2/19/2020
Image: Traditional Chinese medicine Michael Yon, Michael_Yon, East Asian reporter; in re: Hong Kong hotels are in single-digit occupancy; travellers down over 90%. Sending staff home on unpaid, extended leave. Not all will be able to survive in this environment; and certainly cannot service their highly-leveraged debt. Scattered small businesses won't survive. Many of the pharmacies have been hurting since the fall, since many of their customers have been Mainlanders. Here in Thailand, the...

Duration:00:08:41

Five Eyes at risk. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

2/19/2020
Image: The nations of the Five Eyes Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, in Perth, Australia; in re: Anent the Five Eyes: Australia has emphatically said NO to Huawei; probably also New Zealand, and definitely the US has also rejected Huawei; Canada is wobbly because Trudeau is so warmly amiable to China and Xi Jinping; Boris Johnson is ambivalent. Five Eyes have been in trouble for some time and not known it. The agreement has been allowed to atrophy because of the massive intell...

Duration:00:13:07

Will the PLA navy put a base in the Philippines? James Holmes @NavalWarCollege

2/19/2020
Image: Philippines James Holmes, first holder of the Wylie Chair of Maritime Strategy at the Naval War College and blogger at The Naval Diplomat (https://navaldiplomat.com/), in re: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-philippines-alliance-dying-123841 Xi Jinping thinks he can simply buy off the Filipino elite, and then in effect dismantle the Philippines;

Duration:00:09:09

Taiwan unsure of the damage done by Covid-19. Stephen Yates, 葉望輝, @YatesDCIA , @dciadvisory

2/19/2020
Image: 中華民國衛生福利部,Ministry of Health and Welfare, ROC (https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%AD%E8%8F%AF%E6%B0%91%E5%9C%8B%E8%A1%9B%E7%94%9F%E7%A6%8F%E5%88%A9%E9%83%A8) , Stephen Yates, former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney and currently CEO of DC International Advisory, in re: Taiwan and the coronavirus epidemic. The current virus news in Taiwan about the virus: Taiwanese are vigilant, and indignant for having been excluded from international fora on the virus....

Duration:00:10:47

There are no vaccines imminent or even likely for Covid-19; Dr Henry Miller @henryimiller

2/19/2020
Image: Dr Jenner performing his first vaccination on James Phipps, a boy of age 8. May 14th, 1796. Painting by Ernest Board (early 20th century). There are no vaccines imminent or even likely for Covid-19; Dr Henry Miller @henryimiller Dr Henry Miller, Pacific Research Institute; in re: Anti-malarial drug, or stem cell medicine? The corona virus has spikes around its edges, so needs a protein around it. Need to distinguish between drugs to treat ill people, and vaccines. Vaccines go to huge...

Duration:00:10:37

Russia manipulates the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; Brenda Shaffer (@ProfBShaffer)

2/19/2020
Image: Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation Russia manipulates the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; Brenda Shaffer (@ProfBShaffer) Brenda Shaffer, Georgetown University, in re: Armenia and Azerbaijan have been consistenltly in confrontation over Nagorno-Karabakh since Christmas 1991, when Armenia invaded it. Twenty-nine years. At the Munich Security Conference, Pashinyian and Aliyev sat on the same stage with a coordinator between them to discuss matters, including Nagorno-Karabakh. Does Armenia...

Duration:00:11:49

China picks a Mars landing ; Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

2/19/2020
Image: A Mars map. This map, color-coded for minerals (CRISM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISM) ) and annotated, shows a rover's traverse up to about 2010 with some nearby features noted.

Duration:00:07:03

Bezos builds a rocket factory; Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

2/19/2020
Image: Rocket is from Italian rocchetto, "bobbin". Early rocketry: A British battalion was defeated during the Battle of Guntur by the forces of Hyder Ali, who effectively utilized Mysorean rockets and rocket artillery against the closely-massed British forces. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Duration:00:12:44

Tales of the New Cold War: 2 of 2: Putin's Russia aims to modernize. Stephen F. Cohen @NYUniversity @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

2/18/2020
photo: Русский: Спасо-Преображенский (Староярмарочный) собор Date | 1900s Source | http://www.museum.ru/ Author | М. Дмитриев. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Tales of the New Cold War: 2 of 2: Putin's Russia aims to modernize. Stephen F. Cohen @NYUniversity @Princeton eastwestaccord.com. https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/02/04/putin-has-a-multibillion-dollar-plan-to-modernize-russian-cities-a64384

Duration:00:21:53

Tales of the New Cold War: 1 of 2: Putin's Russia aims to modernize. Stephen F. Cohen @NYUniversity @Princeton eastwestaccord.com.

2/18/2020
Photo: Main road in Nizhny Novgorod, about 1900. Hauptstraße von Nischny Nowgorod Date | 1905/2008 Source | Aus: Hanns von Zobeltitz: Rauchware. Ein Kapitel von Pelzen und dem Pelzhandel. Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte, XX. Jahrgang 1905/1906 1. Bd., S. 403 (from own possession) Author | unknown/--Kuerschner (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Kuerschner) 20:07, 2. February 2008 (UTC) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow...

Duration:00:14:52

The Zimmermann Telegram: 4 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (Author)

2/18/2020
Photo: 1917 political cartoon about the Zimmermann Telegram http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Zimmermann Telegram: 4 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Boghardt/e/B001K8TLX8/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author)

Duration:00:09:38

The Zimmermann Telegram: 3 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (Author)

2/18/2020
Photo: "Exploding in his Hands" http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Zimmermann Telegram: 3 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Boghardt/e/B001K8TLX8/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author)

Duration:00:12:59

The Zimmermann Telegram: 2 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (Author)

2/18/2020
Photo: A portion of the Telegram as decrypted by British Naval Intelligence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Naval_Intelligence) codebreakers. The word Arizona was not in the German codebook and thus had to be split into phonetic syllables. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Zimmermann Telegram: 2 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt...

Duration:00:09:43

The Zimmermann Telegram: 1 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October 15, 2012 by Thomas Boghardt (Author)

2/18/2020
Photo: The Zimmermann Telegram as it was sent from Washington (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.) to Ambassador Heinrich von Eckardt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_von_Eckardt) (who was the German ambassador to Mexico (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico) ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Zimmermann Telegram: 1 of 4: Intelligence, Diplomacy, and America’s Entry into World War I Hardcover – October...

Duration:00:12:02

Judy Shelton; & Fed cringes at, “Why do we need a central bank?” @josephsternberg @WSJOpinion

2/18/2020
Image: Image: Frankfurt, financial capital of Germany. Joseph Sternberg, author, The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials' Economic Future; and WSJ editorial board; in re: Judy Shelton’s nomination to the Federal Reserve Board in the Senate is under abeyance. Where’s productivity? Why does Judy Shelton think that even if we work as hard as we can, we can’t match the productivity of our parents’s (or grandparents’s) generation: because we need to return to some form...

Duration:00:10:35