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#165: The Greedy Sykes-Picot Agreement

7/1/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest James Brandon discuss the disastrous Sykes-Picot Agreement concerning the establishment of an Arab nation.

Duration:00:25:17

#164: Lawrence—Bottle-Washer, Office Boy Pencil-Sharpener and Pen-Wiper

6/24/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest James Brandon discuss T. E. Lawrence’s expert skills working for the Cairo Intelligence office.

Duration:00:27:51

#163: Lawrence on Assignment in Cairo, Part 2

6/17/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest James Brandon continue their discussion of T. E. Lawrence on assignment in Cairo, the brain trust, Lawrence’s dislike of Cairo, and his unique ability to assess military strategy.

Duration:00:27:38

#162: Lawrence on Assignment in Cairo

6/10/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest James Brandon discuss Lawrence’s unusual entrance into the military at the beginning of World War I, the Winston Churchill–Earl Kitchener tension over strategy, and Lawrence's friction with military commanders.

Duration:00:26:18

#161: Espionage at Carchemish

6/3/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss T. E. Lawrence’s extra-archaeological activities—the construction of the exhibition house—and his gun-running and espionage adventures as preparation for the Arab revolt against the Turks.

Duration:00:28:13

#160: Dig Challenges at Carchemish

5/27/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss the Carchemish dig challenges, how T. E. Lawrence won the hearts of the Arabs, and his experience with the raucous Kurds.

Duration:00:27:02

#159: Young Lawrence and Carchemish, Part 2

5/20/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss T. E. Lawrence’s Arabic language education, Carchemish as his preparation for the Arab revolt against the Turks, and the young Lawrence in his element.

Duration:00:26:53

#158: Young Lawrence and Carchemish

5/13/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss T. E. Lawrence’s association with famed archaeologist David Hogarth, why the British were so interested in Carchemish, and Lawrence’s ability to get his own way.

Duration:00:27:27

#157: Lawrence at Oxford

5/6/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss T. E. Lawrence’s early years at Oxford.

Duration:00:26:29

#156: Lawrence’s Late Teen Years

4/29/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss T. E. Lawrence’s troubled late teen years, his stint in the regular army, his desire to be free of the discipline of his mother, Sarah, and his cottage hideaway.

Duration:00:26:51

#155: Lawrence’s Family Life, Part 2

4/22/2019
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Host Dennis Leap, along with guest Deborah Leap, discuss T. E. Lawrence’s life as a child and teenager, taken from Chapter 3, “The Family Romance,” of Michael Korda’s Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia.

Duration:00:27:36

#154: Lawrence’s Family Life, Part 1

4/15/2019
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Host Dennis Leap, along with guest Deborah Leap, discuss the unconventional relationship between T. E. Lawrence’s parents, taken from Chapter 3 of Michael Korda’s The Family Romance.

Duration:00:27:13

#153: The Lawrence Legend Begins, Part 2

4/8/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and the 60 Plus One Panel, Deborah Leap and James Brandon, discuss the adverse geographic conditions for the invasion of Aqaba, the problems with the British Army working with Arabs, and the endemic problems of the Arabs.

Duration:00:27:58

#152: Aqaba: The Lawrence Legend Begins

4/1/2019
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Host Dennis Leap and the 60 Plus One Panel, Deborah Leap and James Brandon, discuss the Sykes-Pico Agreement and the strategic importance of taking the port city of Aqaba away from the Turks.

Duration:00:26:48

#151: Hero’s Cast of Supporting Characters, Part 2

3/25/2019
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Host Dennis Leap discusses the politicians and military personnel associated with T.E. Lawrence as he fought in the Arabic war against the Turks.

Duration:00:28:05

#150: Hero’s Cast of Supporting Characters

3/18/2019
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Host Dennis Leap discusses the politicians and military personnel who associated with T. E. Lawrence when he fought in the Arabic war against the Turks.

Duration:00:26:29

#149: Hero Finds His Arabic Hero, Part 2

3/11/2019
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Host Dennis Leap describes the development of the strong bond between Lawrence and Feisal, as recounted in Michael Korda’s book Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia.

Duration:00:27:14

#148: Hero Finds His Arabic Hero

3/4/2019
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Host Dennis Leap discusses the first meeting between T. E. Lawrence and Emir Feisal, as discussed in Michael Korda’s book Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia.

Duration:00:26:46

#147: Who Is This Extraordinary Pip-squeak?, Part 2

2/25/2019
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Host Dennis Leap discusses T. E. Lawrence’s leadership skills—his fearlessness, strong will, ability to think deeply, skill at sizing up the character of others, and more—from Chapter 1 of Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, by Michael Korda.

Duration:00:26:23

#146: Who Is This Extraordinary Pip-squeak?

2/18/2019
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Host Dennis Leap discusses the historical background behind Chapter 1 of Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, by Michael Korda.

Duration:00:27:09