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What Role Did Women Play in Ancient Rome?

Women in ancient Rome, whether free or enslaved, played many roles: empress, priestess, goddess, shop owner, midwife, prostitute, daughter, wife ...
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Is Taiwan a Country? Why the US and China Are So Worked Up Over the Island

Frank Zappa famously said, “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline.” Well, Taiwan ...
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Is Taiwan a Country? Why the US and China Are So Worked Up Over the Island

Frank Zappa famously said, “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline.” Well, Taiwan ...
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‘America’s Good Terrorist’ Book Review: A New Look at John Brown

In associating John Brown’s traits with the current meaning of terrorist, he measures up to the profile. He was an ...
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‘Empires of the Normans’ Book Review: The Rest of the Story

English speakers usually associate the Normans with their 1066 conquest of England, the replacement of Saxon rule with the Plantagenet ...
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How Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Organized for Nuclear Disarmament

As a survivor of history’s deadliest atomic bombing, Setsuko Thurlow has a powerful case to make against nuclear weapons. On ...
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Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

Pirates but for a scrap of parchment, American privateers wreaked havoc on British shipping during the Revolution, contributing far more ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: Blood Pressure and Zippers

Tracy and Holly talk about blood pressure and Diuril man. Holly then shares a story of how early fastener sales ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: Blood Pressure and Zippers

Tracy and Holly talk about blood pressure and Diuril man. Holly then shares a story of how early fastener sales ...
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Book Review: ‘A War of Empires’ by Robert Lyman

a war oF empires Japan, India, Burma & Britain: 1941-45 By Robert Lyman. 560 pp. Osprey, 2021. $35. A cover ...
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Saving Gabon’s rainforest

In 2002 Omar Bongo, the president of Gabon, set up a network of national parks to protect the country's forests ...
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The Diary of Anne Frank

In June 1947, one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust - the Diary of Anne Frank - was ...
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The assassination of Bobby Kennedy

In June 1968, US presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy was assassinated shortly after addressing his supporters at the Ambassador Hotel ...
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The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

As the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee weekend, Claire Bowes takes us back to her Coronation in London's Westminster Abbey ...
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The Davidian Revolution

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the impact of David I of Scotland (c1084-1153) on his kingdom and on neighbouring lands ...
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Sarin attack in Syria

In 2013, more than a thousand people are thought to have died in a chemical weapons attack on a suburb ...
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Life in the biggest Syrian refugee camp in the world

It's 10 years since Za’atari refugee camp was set up in Jordan to take in the thousands of people fleeing ...
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Civil Rights activist Ida B Wells

In March 2022 a law was passed in the United States making lynching a federal crime - nearly 120 years ...
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The attack on Lod Airport

In May 1972, Japanese gunmen attacked Lod airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. They were left-wing militants working for a Palestinian ...
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Episode 152: Let it Snow

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. This episode originally appeared ...
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