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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.
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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

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English


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1/2 Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, by Thor Hanson

11/18/2019
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Image: Feather variations. Public domain. Plumes. Illustré par Adolphe Millot (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Adolphe_Millot&action=edit&redlink=1) dans Larousse pour tous [1907-1910]. Aigle, Hibou, Goura, Argus, Paon, Autruche, Canard, Dindon, Pintade, Aigrette, Faisan etc. . Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, by Thor Hanson (https://www.amazon.com/Thor-Hanson/e/B001IXPR2O/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), with Andy Ingalls...

Duration:00:11:47

2/2 Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, by Thor Hanson

11/18/2019
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Image: Mexican featherwork (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_featherwork) painting of Isidore the Laborer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isidore_the_Laborer) made from duck, hummingbird and canary feathers. This style of painting, popular during the Novohispanic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Spain) era, integrates featherwork of pre-Hispanic origin with Christian iconography. 18th century, Museo Soumaya (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museo_Soumaya) . Public domain. . Feathers: The...

Duration:00:09:42

1/2 A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, by Lawrence M. Krauss

11/18/2019
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Image/Cosmology: Scenographia Systematis Copernicani, engraving . A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, by Lawrence M. Krauss (Author, Narrator), Simon Vance (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged https://www.amazon.com/Universe-Nothing-There-Something-Rather-dp-B006VPAX3W/dp/B006VPAX3W/ref=mtaudiodownload?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1550113245...

Duration:00:10:16

2/2 A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, by Lawrence M. Krauss

11/18/2019
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Image/Cosmogony: written on this Sumerian tablet are parts of the creation epic Eridu Genesis. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumerian_creation_myth) Public domain. . A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing, by Lawrence M. Krauss (Author, Narrator), Simon Vance (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher). Audible Audiobook – Unabridged...

Duration:00:09:15

1 /2 The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, by Tim Wu

11/18/2019
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Image: Dropbox traffic infrastructure: Edge network. Dropbox has more than half a billion registered users who together utilize over an exabyte of data (https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2016/05/inside-the-magic-pocket/) and petabytes of corresponding metadata. To support all of that, Dropbox has built an extensive network of points of presence (PoPs) around the world, called Edge. Fair use. .. .. .. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, by Tim Wu...

Duration:00:09:53

2 /2 The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, by Tim Wu

11/18/2019
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Image: Thirty-five Years of the Internet, 1969–2004. Stamp of Azerbaijan, 2004. Public domain. .. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, by Tim Wu (https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Wu/e/B003A51ISA/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), with Marc Vietor (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Marc+Vietor) (Narrator), Audible Studios (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_3?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Audible+Studios)...

Duration:00:10:45

Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall—from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness, by Frank Brady

11/18/2019
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Image: William Lombardy and Bobby Fischer analyzing, with Jack Collins looking on; published in Chess Life, January 1968. Public domain. .. Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall—from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness, by Frank Brady (https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Brady/e/B001H6WLL2/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), with Ray Porter (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Ray+Porter) (Narrator), Blackstone Audio, Inc....

Duration:00:18:48

The Lost World of the Old Ones: 1 of 4: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest 1st Edition. by David Roberts (Author)

11/18/2019
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Photo: View of the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde (now a national park), Colorado, ca.1900 Photograph of a view of the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde (now a national park), Colorado, ca.1900. A complex of primitive square houses, made of stones (or adobe), is situated in a large overhanging cave-like recess in the canyon wall. Many of the houses have square windows and several of the houses have holes punctured through their walls. Within the recess and on the canyon walls are carved openings or...

Duration:00:10:36

The Lost World of the Old Ones: 2 of 4: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest 1st Edition. by David Roberts (Author)

11/18/2019
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Photo: Authors: James, George Wharton, 1858-1923 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookauthorJames__George_Wharton__1858_1923) Subjects: New Mexico -- Description and travel (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/booksubjectNew_Mexico____Description_and_travel) Publisher: Boston : The Page company (https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/tags/bookpublisherBoston___The_Page_company) Contributing Library: University of...

Duration:00:10:17

The Lost World of the Old Ones: 3 of 4: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest 1st Edition. by David Roberts (Author)

11/18/2019
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Photo: Zeke Johnson (pictured) was the first custodian of Natural Bridges National Monument in the early 1900's. This rock formation, called the Goblet of Venus, is no longer standing. NPS photo http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Lost World of the Old Ones: 3 of 4: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest 1st Edition. by David Roberts (https://www.amazon.com/David-Roberts/e/B004MO65OA/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author)...

Duration:00:13:32

The Lost World of the Old Ones: 4 of 4: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest 1st Edition. by David Roberts (Author)

11/18/2019
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Photo: Visitors can hike to Horse Collar Ruin, but should respect heritage and policy by not touching or entering the site. NPS photo http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow The Lost World of the Old Ones: 4 of 4: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest 1st Edition. by David Roberts (https://www.amazon.com/David-Roberts/e/B004MO65OA/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author)...

Duration:00:08:17

Proto-Brexit: King John: 8 of 8: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Marc Morris (Author), Ralph Lister (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

11/17/2019
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Photo: Jurist (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurist) Edward Coke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Coke) made extensive political use of Magna Carta. attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, after Cornelius Johnson - http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f360/larig2/Edward_cokecopy.jpg Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), 12 3/4 in. x 9 in. (324 mm x 229 mm), More information (http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait.php?LinkID=mp68603&page=3&rNo=21&role=sit) Permission details...

Duration:00:08:53

Proto-Brexit: King John: 6 of 8: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Marc Morris (Author), Ralph Lister (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

11/17/2019
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Photo: 1297 version of the Great Charter, on display in the National Archives Building (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Archives_Building) in Washington, D.C. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.) Uploaded by J.delanoy (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:J.delanoy) . - http://www.rarebookreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/07-magna-carta_for-email.jpg. The 1297 version of Magna Carta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta) , one of four originals of the document....

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Proto-Brexit: King John: 5 of 8: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Marc Morris (Author), Ralph Lister (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

11/17/2019
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Photo: The 1225 version of Magna Carta issued by Henry III (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_III_of_England) , held in the National Archives (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_National_Archives_(United_Kingdom)) Originally uploaded by Oldie (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Oldie&action=edit&redlink=1) . - Retrieved from [1] (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/e/ee/20080317012813!Magna_Carta_%28British_Library_Cotton_MS_Augustus_II.106%29.jpg) . The...

Duration:00:10:22

Proto-Brexit: King John: 7 of 8: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Marc Morris (Author), Ralph Lister (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

11/17/2019
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Photo: Magna carta cum statutis angliae (Great Charter with English Statutes), early 14th-century Unknown. - [3] (https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/world/images/s68p1.jpg) ; uploaded by John Vandenberg (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:John_Vandenberg) on 21 August 2007. The Magna Carta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta) from Magna Charta cum Statutis Angliae (Great Charter with English Statutes), a miniature manuscript book of English statutes on vellum with capitals in red and...

Duration:00:13:31

Proto-Brexit: King John: 4 of 8: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Marc Morris (Author), Ralph Lister (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

11/17/2019
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Photo: The Charter of the Forest, 1217, held by the British Library 13th century original is anonymous; photograph by British Library - http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-forest-charter-of-1225 Additional Charter 24712. Released under British Library copyright statement "Public Domain Mark 1.0" at https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/, see http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-forest-charter-of-1225 for more details. Public Domain...

Duration:00:08:43

Proto-Brexit: King John: 3 of 8: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Marc Morris (Author), Ralph Lister (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

11/17/2019
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Photo: The Articles of the Barons, 1215, held by the British Library (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Library) 13th original, anonymous; photograph by British Library - http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-articles-of-the-barons Additional MS 4838 + seal Released under British Library copyright statement "Public Domain Mark 1.0" at https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/, see http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-articles-of-the-barons for more details. Public Domain...

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Proto-Brexit: King John: 2 of 8: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Marc Morris (Author), Ralph Lister (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

11/17/2019
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Photo: A contemporaneous mural of Pope Innocent III (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Innocent_III) Unknown - Fresco at the cloister Sacro Speco Pope Innocent III (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pope_Innocent_III) wearing a Y-shaped pallium (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pallium) . Permission details Public domainView more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta#) Public Domain (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Innozenz3.jpg) view terms File:Innozenz3.jpg...

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Proto-Brexit: King John: 1 of 8: Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England: The Road to Magna Carta Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Marc Morris (Author), Ralph Lister (Narrator), Tantor Audio (Publisher)

11/17/2019
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Photo: The Magna Carta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta) (originally known as the Charter of Liberties) of 1215, written in iron gall ink on parchment in medieval Latin, using standard abbreviations of the period, authenticated with the Great Seal of King John (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/John_of_England) . The original wax seal was lost over the centuries.[1] (http://www.bl.uk/treasures/magnacarta/basics/basics.html) This document is held at the British Library and is...

Duration:00:10:44

1/4 Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, by Sean B. Carroll

11/17/2019
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Image: The book, itself. . Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, by Sean B. Carroll The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the Twentieth Century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius. In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary,...

Duration:00:10:38