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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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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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Fastball firebomb protests Carrie Lam, who arrogates housing for Mainland sick bay. @Michael_Yon

1/27/2020
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Image: Soldier from the Canadian Armed Forces (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Armed_Forces) throwing a Molotov cocktail. Michael Yon (@Michael_Yon), Hong Kong reporter, in re: Wuhan coronavirus. Mainlanders are in effect invading Hong Kong to fill up hospitals. One of the immigrati0n controls is deep inside HK. A young man in a Yankees cap throws firebomb (with a good fastball) in protest of Carrie Lam after the govt announced it would turn the housing complex into a sort of hospital...

Duration:00:08:14

Coronavirus: China to lose 4% GDP; watch for political deaths, too. @GordonGChang

1/27/2020
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Image: People queueing outside a Wuhan pharmacy to buy face masks and medical supplies Gordon Chang, Daily Beast, in re: The Wuhan coronavirus doesn't kill as many as SARS does, but it’s transmissibility [R-naught] is greater. The SCMP (Communist-owned) says: this outbreak will cost 4% of the national GDP. Each ill person will infect 2.8 to 3.6 people. Forty thousand families came together to celebrate Spring Festival, then the Hubei government sponsored a huge festival—clearly, the...

Duration:00:13:56

Ali Mussa DaqDuq hides in fear (for cause) @MPPregent

1/27/2020
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Image: Ali Mussa DaqDuq hides in fear (for cause) @MPPregent Michael P Pregent (@MPPregent), Hudson Institute, in re: Baghdad. DaqDuk: visiting Nasrallah in Lebanon. [Ali Mussa Daqduq (علي موسى دقدوق‎) is a senior Hezbollah leader and senior advisor to Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq leader Qais al-Khazali.] DaqDuk is afraid now that he knows he’s a target; is hiding hither and yon. A slew of upper Iraqis are trying to blame ISIS or Ba'athist remnants for the rocket attack on the US embassy compound....

Duration:00:09:28

Washington’s “peace” with the Taliban? The Taliban laugh. @BillRoggio

1/27/2020
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Image: Taliban religious police (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutaween#Other_groups) beating a woman in Kabul (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabul) on 26 August 2001. Permissions*: see below. Bill Roggio, Long War Journal and FDD; in re: Crash of E11-A in Ghazni; actually, an E-11A BACN (Battlefield Airborne Communications Node). The Taliban did not claim credit for downing the E-11A, as has been reported by some journalists in Afghanistan. The Taliban did, however, claim it “shot down” a...

Duration:00:10:28

4/4 Year Zero: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma.

1/27/2020
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Image: Germany under Allied Occupation. Soviet IS-3 Heavy Tanks pass the saluting base on the Charlottenburg Chaussee in Berlin during the Four Nations VJ Day parade. Year Zero: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma (https://www.amazon.com/Ian-Buruma/e/B001IOBLRS/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) . Gildart Jackson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Gildart+Jackson) (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc....

Duration:00:09:47

3/4 Year Zero: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma.

1/27/2020
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Image: Crowds of French patriots line the Champs Elysees to view Free French tanks and half tracks of General Leclerc's 2nd Armored Division passing through the Arc du Triomphe, after Paris was liberated on August 26, 1944. Among the crowd can be seen banners in support of Charles de Gaulle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_de_Gaulle) . Year Zero: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma (https://www.amazon.com/Ian-Buruma/e/B001IOBLRS/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) . Gildart Jackson...

Duration:00:13:38

2/4 Year Zero: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma.

1/27/2020
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Image: The city of Rotterdam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotterdam) after the German bombing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotterdam_Blitz) during the German invasion of the Netherlands (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Netherlands) in May 1940. Op 14 mei 1940 rond 13.30 uur voerden de Duitsers in het kader van de aanval op Nederland een bombardement op Rotterdam uit. Dit om de eis tot overgave kracht bij te zetten. Foto van de schade met daarop de ruïne van de Laurenskerk in...

Duration:00:10:52

1/4 Year Zero: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma.

1/27/2020
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Image: King Frederick William I of Prussia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_William_I_of_Prussia) built the Palais Schulenburg; it later became It became the Reichskanzlerpalais, the Chancellery of Otto von Bismarck (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_von_Bismarck) and subsequent German Chancellors, the last being Adolf Hitler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler) . Year Zero: A History of 1945, by Ian Buruma...

Duration:00:10:30

The bold or shy personality of a cockroach is a thing. Host

1/27/2020
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Photo: English: The first illustration of Archy. Seen in an advertisement in the New York Tribune on September 11, 1922, introducing the new column. DateFebruary 12, 2012 (original : September 11, 1922) Source This file is lacking source information. Please edit this file's description and provide a source. AuthorGeorge Herriman & Don Marquis / New York Tribune This media file is in the public domain in the United States. http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact...

Duration:00:00:56

Classic "Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost 3200 year-old cheese wheel. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @ThadMcCotter

1/27/2020
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Photo: Lantern Slide Collection: Views, Objects: Egypt. - Apis Tombs, passage showing Sarcophagi Recess, Sakkara., n.d., Brooklyn Museum Archives William Henry Goodyear (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:William_Henry_Goodyear) - Brooklyn Museum, http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/archives/image/5933/image Lantern Slide Collection: Views, Objects: Egypt. Sakkara [selected images]. View 13: Egypt - Apis Tombs, passage showing Sarcophagi Recess, Sakkara., n.d., T. H. McAllister,...

Duration:00:07:00

4/4 An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science, by Edward J. Larson.

1/26/2020
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Image: Flag of Norway An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science, by Edward J. Larson. John Allen Nelson is narrator; Tantor Audio is publisher. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Ice-Shackleton-Antarctic-Science/dp/B0057CEPRK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=edward+larson+empire+office&qid=1580078480&s=audible&sr=1-1-fkmr0 Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents...

Duration:00:07:16

3/4 An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science, by Edward J. Larson.

1/26/2020
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Image: Shackleton embarked on an extensive lecture tour in which he talked about not only his own polar journeys but also about those of Scott and Roald Amundsen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roald_Amundsen) An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science, by Edward J. Larson. John Allen Nelson is narrator; Tantor Audio is publisher. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged...

Duration:00:13:24

2/4 An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science, by Edward J. Larson.

1/26/2020
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Image: Roald Amundsen in Svalbard (1925) An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science, by Edward J. Larson. John Allen Nelson is narrator; Tantor Audio is publisher. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Ice-Shackleton-Antarctic-Science/dp/B0057CEPRK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=edward+larson+empire+office&qid=1580078480&s=audible&sr=1-1-fkmr0 Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An...

Duration:00:10:46

1/4 An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science, by Edward J. Larson.

1/26/2020
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Image: Discovery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RRS_Discovery) in Antarctic waters An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science, by Edward J. Larson. John Allen Nelson is narrator; Tantor Audio is publisher. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Ice-Shackleton-Antarctic-Science/dp/B0057CEPRK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=edward+larson+empire+office&qid=1580078480&s=audible&sr=1-1-fkmr0 Published to coincide with the centenary of the first...

Duration:00:10:16

4/4 Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe.

1/26/2020
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Image: For comparative purposes, an Ecuadorean volcano, Tungurahua, at night, in 1999. Public domain. Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe. John Lescault is narrator. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Island-Fire-Extraordinary-Forgotten-Volcano-dp-B07QZZS52V/dp/B07QZZS52V/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid= Can a single explosion change the course of history? An eruption at the...

Duration:00:08:24

3/4 Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe.

1/26/2020
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Image: Active volcanic areas and systems in Iceland Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe. John Lescault is narrator. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Island-Fire-Extraordinary-Forgotten-Volcano-dp-B07QZZS52V/dp/B07QZZS52V/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid= Can a single explosion change the course of history? An eruption at the end of the 18th century led to years of climate...

Duration:00:12:23

2/4 Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe.

1/26/2020
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Image: Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a village in South Iceland, was the home of Jón Steingrímsson (1728 – 1791), who left contemporary accounts of the effects of the eruption, which was nearby. His reports are extensively quoted in the book Island on Fire. Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe. John Lescault is narrator. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged...

Duration:00:09:40

1/4 Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe.

1/26/2020
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Image: The central fissure of the Laki volcano, Iceland Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe. John Lescault is narrator. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Island-Fire-Extraordinary-Forgotten-Volcano-dp-B07QZZS52V/dp/B07QZZS52V/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid= Can a single explosion change the course of history? An eruption at the end of the 18th century led to years of climate...

Duration:00:10:59

The Eternal Nazi: 1 of 4: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Nicholas Kulish (Author), Souad Mekhennet (Author), Paul Boehmer (Narrator), & 1 more

1/26/2020
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Photo: Title: Cairo, Jerusalem, and Damascus: (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidcairojerusalemda01marg) Year: 1912 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1912) (1910s (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1910) ) Authors: Margoliouth, David Samuel, 1858-1940. (from old catalog)...

Duration:00:12:32

The Eternal Nazi: 2 of 4: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Nicholas Kulish (Author), Souad Mekhennet (Author), Paul Boehmer (Narrator), & 1 more

1/26/2020
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Photo: Title: Cairo, Jerusalem, and Damascus: (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookidcairojerusalemda01marg) Year: 1912 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookyear1912) (1910s (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookdecade1910) ) Authors: Margoliouth, David Samuel, 1858-1940. (from old catalog)...

Duration:00:10:03