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The John Batchelor Show is a hard news-analysis radio program on current events, world history, global politics and natural sciences. Based in New York City for two decades, the show has travelled widely to report, from the Middle East to the South Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula and East Asia.

The John Batchelor Show is a hard news-analysis radio program on current events, world history, global politics and natural sciences. Based in New York City for two decades, the show has travelled widely to report, from the Middle East to the South Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula and East Asia.

Location:

New York, NY

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The John Batchelor Show is a hard news-analysis radio program on current events, world history, global politics and natural sciences. Based in New York City for two decades, the show has travelled widely to report, from the Middle East to the South Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula and East Asia.

Language:

English


Episodes

1389: #PacificWatch: Already Drought Warning in Marin County. @JCBLISS

5/7/2021
Photo: State Prison, San Quentin, Marin Co., Cal. . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #PacificWatch:Already Drought Warning in Marin County. @JCBLISS https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/2021-05-Marin-County-Water-District-restrictions-16153638.php Marin County is first in region to limit outdoor watering with mandatory rules -- The Marin Municipal Water District is imposing more mandatory water restrictions on residents, with the goal of reducing overall...

Duration:00:09:17

1389: After history's pandemics: boom, risk, unrest. Callum Williams, @TheEconomist @econcallum

5/7/2021
Photo: The economy is depicted as a seated woman with a wreath of ears of corn on her head, a scepter in her left hand and a compass in her right hand. Her left arm is leaning on a rudder that steers the economy. In the background beehives on the left, a plowing farmer on the right. . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow After history's pandemics: boom, risk, unrest. Callum Williams, @TheEconomist @econcallum https://econ.st/3eMQOvc

Duration:00:10:09

1389: Moving toward Universal Income. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion

5/7/2021
Photo: Socialist feminists Clara Zetkin and Rosa Luxemburg in 1910. The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Moving toward Universal Income. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-are-killing-the-american-dream-11620251334?mod=hp_opin_pos_2

Duration:00:09:34

1389: Europe rejects Biden's aim to give away vaccine patents. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch

5/7/2021
Photo: Patent medicine labels for Perry Davis & Son, showing view of Providence, R.I., and four patent medicine bottle . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Europe rejects Biden's aim to give away vaccine patents. @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch http://www.henrymillermd.org/25343/waiving-patents-means-waving-goodbye-to-innovation https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-06/merkel-pushes-back-on-vaccine-patent-waiver-in-clash-with-biden

Duration:00:10:09

1389: 2/2: #CivilWar? The Justinian Plague and the Black Death, and Lessons Learned. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

5/7/2021
Photo: Emperor Justinian and Members of His Court . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: #CivilWar? The Justinian Plague and the Black Death, and Lessons Learned. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

Duration:00:06:29

1389: 1/2: #CivilWar? The Justinian Plague and the Black Death, and Lessons Learned. Michael Vlahos Johns Hopkins @JHUWorldCrisis

5/7/2021
Photo: The Barberini Ivory, which is thought to portray Justinian. The Plague of Justinian or Justinianic Plague (541–549 AD) was the beginning of the first plague pandemic, the first Old World pandemic of plague, the contagious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The disease afflicted the entire Mediterranean Basin, Europe, and the Near East, severely affecting the Sasanian Empire and the Byzantine Empire and especially its capital, Constantinople. The New John Batchelor...

Duration:00:12:20

1389: #HotelMars: Why Colonize Outer Space? Rod Pyle, Ad Astra Magazine. David Livingston SpaceShow.com

5/7/2021
Photo: A contour plot of the gravitational potential of the Sun and Earth, showing the five Earth–Sun Lagrange points. The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #HotelMars: Why colonize Outer Space? Rod Pyle, Ad Astra Magazine. David Livingston SpaceShow.com https://adastramagazine.com

Duration:00:10:30

1389: #TheScalaReport: Winston Smith in China: Your TV watches you. Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE

5/7/2021
Photo: The first-edition front cover of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #TheScalaReport: Winston Smith in China: Your TV watches you. Chris Riegel: @ScalaInc @STRATACACHE https://www.protocol.com/china/chinese-smart-tvs-have-hoovered-up-data-without-telling-anybody https://www.economist.com/business/2021/04/29/a-new-type-of-ad-is-heading-for-your-iphone

Duration:00:10:30

1389: 2/2: "Iran is more than Persia." @ProfBShaffer @FDD

5/7/2021
Photo: Some Iranians are not Persians. Mar Elias (Eliya), the Nestorian bishop of the Urmia [home of John Batchelor's ancestors] plain village of Geogtapa, c. 1831 . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: "Iran is more than Persia." @ProfBShaffer @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/04/28/iran-is-more-than-persia/ Introduction: Why Ethnicity in Iran Is Important For most of the Soviet period, the West tended to refer to Soviet citizens as the...

Duration:00:05:35

1389: 1/2: "Iran is more than Persia." @ProfBShaffer @FDD

5/7/2021
Photo:Naqsh-e Rostam, carved into a mountain . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: "Iran is more than Persia." @ProfBShaffer @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/04/28/iran-is-more-than-persia/ Introduction: Why Ethnicity in Iran Is Important For most of the Soviet period, the West tended to refer to Soviet citizens as the “Russians” and assumed that the regime’s efforts to Russify non-Russian citizens across the Soviet Union were successful. Not...

Duration:00:15:04

1389: 2/2: The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space. Ken Croswell. "The Lives of Stars."

5/7/2021
Photo: Interstellar probes (cropped) Spacecraft that are on trajectories to leave the Solar System. The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space. Ken Croswell, The Lives of Stars. Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienceshttps://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2106371118

Duration:00:07:00

1389: 1/2: The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space. Ken Croswell. "The Lives of Stars."

5/7/2021
Photo: This artist's concept shows NASA's Voyager spacecraft against a backdrop of stars. The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: The Voyager twins can still communicate from interstellar space. Ken Croswell. The Lives of Stars. Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienceshttps://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2106371118

Duration:00:11:49

1389: 2/2: Hold Fast: A Novel; Hardcover – May 4, 2021, by J. H. Gelernter

5/7/2021
Photo: portrait of Napoleon. The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 2/2: Hold Fast: A Novel Hardcover – May 4, 2021, by J. H. Gelernter https://www.amazon.com/Hold-Fast-J-H-Gelernter/dp/0393867048 It’s 1803. The Napoleonic Wars are raging, Britain is on her heels, and His Majesty’s Secret Service has just lost its best agent, Thomas Grey. Deeply depressed by his wife’s untimely death, Grey resigns from the service and accepts an offer to join a lumber firm...

Duration:00:09:19

1389: 1/2: Hold Fast: A Novel, Hardcover – May 4, 2021; by J. H. Gelernter

5/7/2021
Photo: . Under the Treaty of Amiens (1802), Britain recognized the French Republic. The consequent peace lasted only one year and was the only period of general peace in Europe between 1793 and 1814. The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow 1/2: Hold Fast: A Novel. Hardcover – May 4, 2021; by J. H. Gelernter https://www.amazon.com/Hold-Fast-J-H-Gelernter/dp/0393867048 It’s 1803. The Napoleonic Wars are raging, Britain is on her heels, and His Majesty’s Secret...

Duration:00:11:19

1389: Surprising vulcanism on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

5/7/2021
Photo: Planet Mars – volatile gases (Curiosity rover, October 2012). The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Surprising vulcanism on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/martian-volcanic-eruption-thought-to-be-only-50000-210000-years-old/

Duration:00:07:02

1389: Starship#15 is the ticket. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

5/7/2021
Photo: SpaceX: The private spaceflight company's latest Starship prototype aced a high-altitude test flight today (May 5), checking every box from takeoff to touchdown for the first time. (SpaceX photo: fair use.) The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Starship#15 is the ticket. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/starship-15-launches-and-lands-successfully/

Duration:00:13:52

1388: Student debt is the "unleashed monster." @VerodeRugy @Mercatus

5/6/2021
Photo: In debt and broke . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow "The Unleashed Monster" of Student Debt. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/u-s-student-loan-program-may-be-facing-a-500-billion-hole/

Duration:00:05:19

1388: Still no free lunch, President Biden. @VerodeRugy @NRO

5/6/2021
Photo: TANSTAAFL: a plan for a new economic world order. (Pierre Dos Utt, 1949.) The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Still no free lunch, President Biden. @VerodeRugy @NRO https://www.mercatus.org/commentary/time-no-different

Duration:00:13:29

1388: Tim Scott, show-stopper. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion

5/6/2021
Photo: Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 2018 — South Carolina Senator Tim Scott. . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Tim Scott, show-stopper. @WJMcGurn @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-afraid-of-tim-scott-11620078729

Duration:00:10:05

1388: China is the threat, espionage to nukes. @DefTechPat

5/6/2021
Photo: The China War 1857. Junks enshrouded in smoke This image shows operations on the Canton River in 1857. In the distance, Chinese junks are obscured by smoke. . The New John Batchelor Show CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow China is the threat, espionage to nukes. @DefTechPat https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/04/fbi-opens-case-chinese-activity-every-10-hours-intel-chiefs-say/173376/

Duration:00:09:19