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The John Batchelor Show

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The John Batchelor Show is a breaking-news program that focusses on global politics, economics, war-fighting, hard sciences, space exploration, literature and whimsy. Four hours a night, seven days a week; most rigorous news analysis in the New World; followed daily in 192 countries.

The John Batchelor Show is a breaking-news program that focusses on global politics, economics, war-fighting, hard sciences, space exploration, literature and whimsy. Four hours a night, seven days a week; most rigorous news analysis in the New World; followed daily in 192 countries.

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New York, NY

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The John Batchelor Show is a breaking-news program that focusses on global politics, economics, war-fighting, hard sciences, space exploration, literature and whimsy. Four hours a night, seven days a week; most rigorous news analysis in the New World; followed daily in 192 countries.

Language:

English


Episodes

152: Virus liberated Italy opens for tourism June 3. Lorenzo Fiori.Ansaldo Foundation.

6/2/2020
Photo: Posillipo, Naples, Italy. Date | between 1890 and 1900 http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Virus liberated Italy opens for tourism June 3. Lorenzo Fiori.Ansaldo Foundation. This image is available from the United States Library of Congress (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress) 's Prints and Photographs division (https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/) under the digital ID ppmsc.06566...

Duration:00:12:29

152: The dueling Tsarist and Ottoman empires in Libya, one hundred years later. @Kounalakism @HooverInst

6/2/2020
Photo: Ottoman troops attempting to halt the advancing Russians during the Siege of Ochakov (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Ochakov_(1788)) in 1788 January Suchodolski (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:January_Suchodolski) - http://john-petrov.livejournal.com/655857.html Victory of Ochakiv, 1788 December 17 (December 6 by Julian Calendar), by January Suchodolski Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:January_Suchodolski_-_Ochakiv_siege.jpg) File:January Suchodolski -...

Duration:00:09:48

151: Indiana Hoenlein and the Lost Canaanite clay of a slavemaster Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres

6/2/2020
Image: Map of the Near East by Robert de Vaugondy (1762), indicating Canaan as limited to the Holy Land, to the exclusion of Lebanon and Syria Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: Indiana Hoenlein and the Lost Canaanite clay of a slavemaster. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/six-year-old-boy-discovers-rare-canaanite-tablet-180974984/

Duration:00:06:34

150: Ayatollah not banned by Twitter for genocidal provocations. Malcolm Hoenlein: @conf_of_pres

6/2/2020
Image: Portrait of a Persian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_people) Manichaean Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents, in re: Ayatollah not banned by Twitter for genocidal provocations. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-seeking-to-get-iranian-supreme-leader-kicked-off-twitter/

Duration:00:15:12

149: Politics of the virus. Politics of the GOP. @johnfund @DavidMDrucker

6/1/2020
Image: African-American members of the United States Senate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate) and the United States House of Representatives (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives) : Sen. Hiram Revels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Rhodes_Revels) (R-MS) and Reps. Benjamin Turner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_S._Turner) (R-AL), Robert DeLarge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_C._De_Large) (R-SC), Josiah Walls...

Duration:00:08:18

148: Life in Washington and NYC after the virus and during the demos. @johnfund @DavidMDrucker

6/1/2020
Image: Following their victory at the Battle of Bladensburg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bladensburg) , the British entered Washington, D.C., burning down buildings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Washington) including the White House (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House) . David M Drucker, Washington Examiner, & John Fund, NRO, in re: Weekend of confrontations in DC. A two-day curfew. New York: pathetic; curfew starts three hours too late. Eleven PM curfew grants...

Duration:00:12:17

147: US withdrawal of financial privileges from Hong Kong could sink the mainland economy. @GordonGChang

6/1/2020
Image: The public dining hall (canteen) of people's commune (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_commune) . Prof Arthur, and Gordon Chang, in re: Hong Kong. UK to issue 300,000 visas for entry. Broken trust with Mainland on the treaty. The regime is desperate; the editor’s tweet is absurd. HK protestors love the US. Will not visit the US to foment violence. US is pushing an assembly of English-speaking nations to rebuke China. Stalin in WWI: “Never forget the resiliency of democracies”!...

Duration:00:08:27

146: Beijing is unaware of the ballast-like weight of our Constitution. @GordonGChang

6/1/2020
Image: Chinese chaos finally organized by P'an-ku (Wade Giles), the first living being and the creator of the world out of chaos in some versions of Chinese history/mythology. Prof Arthur, and Gordon Chang, in re: China sees deteriorating relations with the US, and the US interested in matters in Hong Kong, This time, China is actually resorting to fake news on social media platforms. The PLA’s mission statement: First, a general campaign to destroy the US; second, trying to change the...

Duration:00:14:23

145: Mayor DeBlasio doesn’t grasp the situation. Cinematic riots. @harrysiegel

6/1/2020
Image: Wood engraving of the pro-slavery mob setting fire to Gilman & Godfrey's warehouse. Harry Siegel, NY Daily News; Daily Beast; in re: The violence of the last days. New York curfew at 11 PM tonight. National Guard activated. Mayor DeBlasio’s response to the matter: fallen short. Without considering, he lifted the personal stay-at-home; had he not done that, there might not have been violent demos. Molotov cocktails; police cars under siege. He doesn’t seem to have a good grasp of what...

Duration:00:10:19

144: Shutdown closed schools and “created a generation of neurotic children who lack critical thinking.” Scott W Atlas: @SWAtlasHoover

6/1/2020
Image: First Boston Latin School (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Latin_School) House Dr Scott W Atlas, Hoover; in re: Yes, American leaders made decisions out of fear, not science. School closures confined children who have almost zero risk of having the Wuhan flu so they lost school and all that attends that. Two levels are problematic. One is the level of education, which probably could be reversed if there were school over summer, which looks unlikely. Instead, halfway opening with...

Duration:00:09:41

140: 1/4 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.

6/1/2020
Image: Workers leaving the Manhattan Project's Y-12 plant at shift changing time, 1945 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Denise+Kiernan) . Cassandra Campbell (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Cassandra+Campbell) (Narrator), Audible Studios...

Duration:00:12:40

141: 2/4 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.

6/1/2020
Image: Workers in 1943 loading uranium slugs into the X-10 Graphite Reactor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-10_Graphite_Reactor) (now a National Historic Landmark) The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Denise+Kiernan) . Cassandra Campbell...

Duration:00:09:40

142: 3/4 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.

6/1/2020
Image: The core of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molten_Salt_Reactor_Experiment) The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Denise+Kiernan) . Cassandra Campbell (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Cassandra+Campbell) (Narrator), Audible...

Duration:00:15:43

143: 4/4 The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.

6/1/2020
Image: Y-12 Plant, in Oak Ridge TN. The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Denise+Kiernan) . Cassandra Campbell (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Cassandra+Campbell) (Narrator), Audible Studios...

Duration:00:08:29

139: COMPLETE #NewAmericanCivilWar: The Unmaking of the Constitution on the Road to Disorder and Disunion. Michael Vlahos,Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

6/1/2020
Photo: An early 20th century portrayal of Daniel Shays (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Shays) forces fleeing from Federal troops in an attempt to lay siege to the Springfield Arsenal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield_Armory) with only 4 killed and virtually no musket fire; they would regroup later in Amherst, Massachusetts (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amherst,_Massachusetts) Date | circa 1902 Source | The people's history of the world...

Duration:00:19:35

138: 2/2 The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, by Richard McGregor.

5/31/2020
Image: People in the countryside working at night to produce steel. The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, by Richard McGregor (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Richard+McGregor) . Matthew Waterson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_audible_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=audible&field-keywords=Matthew+Waterson) (Narrator), Tantor Audio...

Duration:00:09:47

137: 1/2 The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers, by Richard McGregor.

5/31/2020
Image: Sending government officials to work in the countryside, 1957. [In fact, what happened of course, was that everyone who had a scintilla of education was regarded as a possible traitor to the Lord Mao, so was sent to work at excruciatingly hard labor with minimal food, coats, shoes. Feeding pigs; digging trenches in rocky soil. ". . .Thaxton describes the people's communes as a form of 'apartheid system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_of_apartheid) ' for Chinese farm households....

Duration:00:10:19

136: American Warlords: 12of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

5/31/2020
Photo: A conference session including Clement Attlee (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Attlee) , Ernest Bevin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Bevin) , Vyacheslav Molotov (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyacheslav_Molotov) , William D. Leahy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_D._Leahy) , Joseph E. Davies (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_E._Davies) , James F. Byrnes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_F._Byrnes) , and Harry S. Truman...

Duration:00:10:24

136: American Warlords: 11of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

5/31/2020
Photo: Yalta American Delegation in Livadia Palace from left to right: Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Maj. Gen. L. S. Kuter, Admiral E. J. King, General George C. Marshall, Ambassador Averell Harriman, Admiral William Leahy, and President F. D. Roosevelt. Livadia Palace, Crimea, Russia United States Army Signal Corps - Library of Congress Digital Collectionshttps://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2012646958/ Crimean conference Left to right: Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Maj. Gen....

Duration:00:11:21

136: American Warlords: 10of12: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Jonathan W. Jordan (Author), Malcolm Hillgartner (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc. (Publisher)

5/31/2020
Photo: Winston Churchill at the Second Quebec Conference, September 1944 Churchill and President Roosevelt with Allied chiefs of staff on the the terrace at the Citadel at Quebec, 16 September 1944. Date | September 1944 Source | http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//21/media-21366/large.jpg War Office official photographer, Horton (Maj) Permission (Reusing this file (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia) ) | This image was created and released by the...

Duration:00:09:56