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Simple question I'd say.

Personally, the crown has to go to the rather unbiased In Our Time BBC podcast series as it covers a wide range of topics/sub-topics ranging from philosophy and history to science and religion.

Here are my personal highlights:


The glorious revolution:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00547fk

This so-called revolution took place near the end of the 17th century as parliament wanted to depose the 'tyrannical' and Catholic king James II by inviting a protestant foreign lord and his army. (Dutch William of orange)

As the name suggests, this was a 'bloodless' revolution in much of England and Scotland hence the "glorious" part in the title but that isn't the case in largely Catholic Ireland where it took a shocking and bloody path.

Furthermore, this revolution was a major influence in accelerating the protestant acendncy (economic, political and social wholesale domination of Ireland by minority protestants) which adversely affected Ireland and Northern Ireland to this day (see Irish troubles via Google/wiki)

(Im not bothered to write a synopsis for the other two highlights so I'll just copy pasta:()


The Great Reform Act: (good follow up to The Glorious Revolution)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00flwh9

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Great Reform Act of 1832. The Act redrew the map of British politics in the wake of the Industrial Revolution and is a landmark in British political history.“We must get the suffrage, we must get votes, that we may send the men to Parliament who will do our work for us; …and we must have the country divided so that the little kings of the counties can't do as they like, but must be shaken up in one bag with us.”


The Peasants Revolt:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0038x8s

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381. “When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the Gentleman?" these are the opening words of a rousing sermon, said to be by John Ball, which fires a broadside at the deeply hierarchical nature of fourteenth century England. Ball, along with Wat Tyler, was one of the principal leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt – his sermon ends: "I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty". The subsequent events of June 1381 represent a pivotal and thrilling moment in England’s history, characterised by murder and mayhem, beheadings and betrayal, a boy-King and his absent uncle, and a general riot of destruction and death.


By the way, this isn't a western/euro-centric series as it covers a lot of points in the wider east as well. Here's a recent podcast about maths in the early Islamic world.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08dr5qt
 
watt Tyler ,the chap who started and led the rebellion of the peasants reserves a special place in history .his ancestors become the supporters and hooligans of Spurs and Chelsea .moreover and to the point ,I salute him as a descendant of Somali nomadic earth scientists .

Ps.i watch some London real Interviews when I can .
 
I like to watch dahir calasow. Also all his prediction are funny and he is a qabilist.

I also listen BBC world news on my radio!
 

I bet you still have one of these , look at you ,you macawis-wearing dhulbahante savage .:chrisfreshhah:
I used to listen the radio on my Nokia 206 until I bought samsung s5
I also have radio on my android phone.

Most old people in somalia use the radio you posted. Its cheap and easy to carry. :lol
 

Vanguard

Fino alla morte
watt Tyler ,the chap who started and led the rebellion of the peasants reserves a special place in history .his ancestors become the supporters and hooligans of Spurs and Chelsea .moreover and to the point ,I salute him as a descendant of Somali nomadic earth scientists .

Ps.i watch some London real Interviews when I can .
What kind of autistic reply is this :chrisfreshhah:
 
Interesting points for now.

I got an admission to make, the only REAL podcast that i know of is the In Our Time series unless I include the odd YouTube channels like CrashCourse (rather decent i might add) and CGP grey (in-depth but the guy barely release vids)

So guys of Sspot. Please help me out?
 
What kind of autistic reply is this :chrisfreshhah:
Autism is rampant in the Somali community apparently .this is because most Somalis before 1970 were conceived in 2.5 seconds .in Somali nomadic culture a fellow would go to his wife with only the intention of conceiving offspring .the fellow would prepare himself mentally ,spiritually and physically -mainly by consuming a diet of milk and meat of for weeks . After a deeply study , I have diagnosed Abdi Johnson ,menace and vix r as autistic . Menace is on the extreme spectrum. Ps.there should be no stigma attached to autism .please be respectful .
 

Vanguard

Fino alla morte
Interesting points for now.

I got an admission to make, the only REAL podcast that i know of is the In Our Time series unless I include the odd YouTube channels like CrashCourse (rather decent i might add) and CGP grey (in-depth but the guy barely release vids)

So guys of Sspot. Please help me out?
Depends on what you want? I mainly listen to the three I mentioned. There are other ones I listen to, but they don't pique my interest as much as the other ones.
 

Vanguard

Fino alla morte
Autism is rampant in the Somali community apparently .this is because most Somalis before 1970 were conceived in 2.5 seconds .in Somali nomadic culture a fellow would go to his wife with only the intention of conceiving offspring .the fellow would prepare himself mentally ,spiritually and physically -mainly by consuming a diet of milk and meat of for weeks . After a deeply study , I have diagnosed Abdi Johnson ,menace and vix r as autistic . Menace is on the extreme spectrum. Ps.there should be no stigma attached to autism .please be respectful .
:russ: qofkan yaa fahmaya bal
 
Econtalk by Russ Roberts, The Memory Palace by Nate DiMeo and The Writer's Almanac are my favourites
Econtalk is looking good!

Went through the list by date and found Turning Socialism Against Itself which i may listen to later.

What's is econtalk's political spectrum? (centre, left, right)
 
Depends on what you want? I mainly listen to the three I mentioned. There are other ones I listen to, but they don't pique my interest as much as the other ones.
What i mean is that debating/discussion based podcasts where it revolves around a topic of historical and recent contention when i meant "real" podcasts (I'm selfish only want what i want lol)

Plus I'd like to know any podcast series based on history and/or philosophy.
 

Vanguard

Fino alla morte
Econtalk is looking good!

Went through the list by date and found Turning Socialism Against Itself which i may listen to later.

What's is econtalk's political spectrum? (centre, left, right)
I think left or perhaps centre-left. The host tries his best to conceal his political ideology because of the guests he invites to the show. What I like about this podcast is that he actually challenges their ideas when they don't make sense to him. Whereas, other ones I've tuned into, the hosts just let the guests say what they want.
 

Vanguard

Fino alla morte
What i mean is that debating/discussion based podcasts where it revolves around a topic of historical and recent contention when i meant "real" podcasts (I'm selfish only want what i want lol)

Plus I'd like to know any podcast series based on history and/or philosophy.
The Memory Palace and The Writer's Almanac are history based. A friend of mine has been pestering me to listen to this one called Hardcore History, so you might wanna check those out.

Even The Joe Rogan Experience is not too bad.
 
The Memory Palace and The Writer's Almanac are history based. A friend of mine has been pestering me to listen to this one called Hardcore History, so you might wanna check those out.

Even The Joe Rogan Experience is not too bad.
I too heard about hardcore history but just never got around to it. Might now though.
 

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