Christmas from Another World: The Ancient Music of Kemper Crabb

L.P Hartly famously said, “The past is another country; they do things differently there.” Christmas is the most important holiday in the Western World, but how was it celebrated a thousand years ago – in Hartly’s “other country?” Kemper Crabb opens the book of time and turns the pages back a thousand years with his… Continue reading Christmas from Another World: The Ancient Music of Kemper Crabb

Admiral Yi Sun-sin: Military Genius and Savior of Korea /// 59

Admiral Yi Sun-sin single-handedly safeguarded the entire existence of the Korean people. Without this one man Korean culture, the Korean language, and Korean political independence would have ceased to exist. Sun-sin is one of the greatest military minds in recorded human history. This is his story. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast… Continue reading Admiral Yi Sun-sin: Military Genius and Savior of Korea /// 59

Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the Japanese Invasions of Korea: The Imjin War /// 58

The Imjin War, also known as the Japanese invasions of Korea, were a series of conflicts which took place in Korea after the unification of Japan by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, were killed or enslaved by the samurai invaders. The Korean people may have ceased to exist as an unique people if… Continue reading Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the Japanese Invasions of Korea: The Imjin War /// 58

Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution /// 57

The Cuban Revolution was one of the most important events in military, diplomatic and political history. Here is the story of the men who tore a revolution from nothing, and sent the world to the very brink of nuclear destruction. It’s all here and it’s all free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on… Continue reading Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution /// 57

A Military History of the Cuban Revolution /// 56

During the 1950s, two wealthy brothers named Fidel and Raul Castro, along with their Argentinian medical doctor Che Guevara Lynch, upturned the entire Western hemisphere. Whole industries, where Americans had spent tens of millions of dollars on gambling or prostitution, were suddenly wiped out. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled the advent of Castro’s regime… Continue reading A Military History of the Cuban Revolution /// 56

The Rhodesian Bush War and the Rise and Fall of Zimbabwe /// 55

The Rhodesian Bush War was just the start of modern Zimbabwe’s tragedy. In today’s special double episode we pick up where we left off: in the middle of the bloody Rhodesian Bush War. Tens of thousands of people lost their lives in the conflict. Hundreds of thousands more lost everything they owned in the struggle.… Continue reading The Rhodesian Bush War and the Rise and Fall of Zimbabwe /// 55

The Rhodesian Bush War – a Forgotten African War /// 54

The Rhodesian Bush War was one of the bloodiest conflicts since the Second World War. Tens of thousands were killed. Tens of thousands more were wounded. Hundreds of thousands of African civilians were moved from their ancestral homes and concentrated in “protective villages” – a massive movement of population that in itself demonstrates the tremendous… Continue reading The Rhodesian Bush War – a Forgotten African War /// 54

A Military History of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe: The First Chimurenga /// 53

The First Chimurenga was a near simultaneous uprising by the veteran warriors of the Ndebele tribe and their former serfs of the Shona tribe against the few thousand settlers who had colonized Rhodesia during the first decade of its existence. Tens of thousands of people died – including many women and children – no one… Continue reading A Military History of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe: The First Chimurenga /// 53

A Military History of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe: The First Matabele War /// 52

In 1890, the country of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe did not exist. What did exist were two regions dominated by the Ndebele tribe, a tribe who broke off from the battle-hardened Zulu. The area of modern-day Zimbabwe was called Matabeleland and Mashonaland. The Ndebele ruled over the Shona like Spartans over Helots. In the early 1890s, British settlers… Continue reading A Military History of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe: The First Matabele War /// 52

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and the 2012 Benghazi Attack /// 51

The 2012 Benghazi Attack on two isolated American diplomatic and intelligence compounds is a well-known story to millions of film-viewers across the world. In tonight’s show, a few Americans will battle for their lives against overwhelming odds. It’s a case study of static defense warfare in the modern setting: cut off and alone – hundreds… Continue reading 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and the 2012 Benghazi Attack /// 51