CLASSIC: Alternative History and You
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Why do some people believe the Middle Ages never happened? Can we really trust our calendars? Do current world powers have a compelling interest in suppressing our knowledge of the past? Listen in and learn more with Matt and Ben in this week's classic episode.

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Behind the Bastards
Behind the Bastards
iHeartRadio
Part One: How The U.S.A. Murdered Panama
Robert is joined by Chelsea Manning to discuss the bastardly history of United States and Panama. FOOTNOTES: 1.    https://www.amazon.com/Emperors-Jungle-American-Encounters-Interactions/dp/0822330989 2.    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-12-22-mn-6183-story.html 3.    https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/manuel-noriega-a-thug-of-a-different-era 4.    https://www.americanheritage.com/content/panama-holiday 5.    https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/us-to-clean-up-race-test-chemical-weapon-relics-on-panama-island/3007758.article 6.    https://www.envio.org.ni/articulo/1386  7.    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/teachers/lesson_plans/pdfs/unit8_4.pdf 8.    https://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/americas-devious-dream-roosevelt-and-the-panama-canal/ 9.    https://www.americanheritage.com/content/panama-holiday 10. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.2968/058004014  11. https://www.npr.org/2015/06/22/415194765/u-s-troops-tested-by-race-in-secret-world-war-ii-chemical-experiments  12. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2016/1/31/the-truth-behind-us-operation-just-cause-in-panama 13. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/12/our-forgotten-invasion-panama-key-understanding-us-foreign-policy-today/ 14. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/panama-noriega-operation-just-cause-reagan-imperialism Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
1 hr 11 min
Criminal
Criminal
Criminal & Radiotopia
Episode 159: Spiritual Developments
One Sunday afternoon, a man named William Mumler decided to take a self portrait. He said he was alone in the photography studio, but as the photograph developed, he saw something very strange—the image of someone else, sitting beside him. Louis Kaplan’s book is The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you’d like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com with the episode name and number. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: * Article Article is offering our listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more. to claim, visit article.com/criminal and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. * Better Help Get 10% off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal * Headspace Go to headspace.com/criminal for a free one-month trial. * Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving * Simplisafe Visit SimpliSafe.com/criminal to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s holiday savings. * Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. * Sun Basket $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout. * Virtue Labs Visit virtuelabs.com and use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. * Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
39 min
Timesuck with Dan Cummins
Timesuck with Dan Cummins
Dan Cummins
233 - Blackwater and the US Private Military Industry
Blackwater. Now known as Academi. Once known as Xe Services. A private military company. One of many PMCs very active in Iraq and Afghanistan in the first decade of this century. One of many employers of "security contractors" contracted by the Department of Defense, or State Department, or the CIA to work alongside - or sometimes in place of - active military personnel in war zones around the world. What, exactly, do companies like Blackwater do? Is it a good or bad idea to privatize the military? Are PMCs a new thing? When did they become part of the military-industrial complex? We explore these questions and more and also dig into the life of Erik Prince and his family. Erik launched Blackwater, and he and his family seem to be just as controversial as the PMC he ran. A LOT to unpack here today. Hope you find it as interesting as I do.  Thanks for helping Bad Magic Productions give $12,500 this month to the USC Shoah Foundation.  Click the link to learn more: https://sfi.usc.edu/ Watch the Suck on YouTube: https://youtu.be/etGJgW9ekTU Merch  - https://badmagicmerch.com/   Discord! https://discord.gg/tqzH89v COTC private FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cultofthecurious/ For all merch related questions/problems: store@badmagicproductions.com (copy and paste) Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG and http://www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcast Wanna become a Space Lizard? We're over 10,000 strong! Click here: https://www.patreon.com/timesuckpodcast  Sign up through Patreon and for $5 a month you get to listen to the Secret Suck, which will drop Thursdays at Noon, PST. You'll also get 20% off of all regular Timesuck merch PLUS access to exclusive Space Lizard merch. You get to vote on two Monday topics each month via the app. And you get the download link for my new comedy album, Feel the Heat. Check the Patreon posts to find out how to download the new album and take advantage of other benefits. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2 hr 24 min
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