HP110: Langston Hughes

HP110: Langston Hughes

This episode is a guest recorded podcast from Jim. I hope you enjoy this episode.

I have been very busy with my day job recently. But don’t worry the podcast is not going anywhere.

Here are some of the sources that Jim used on the podcast:

Biondi, Lawrence, “Black History Month Calls Us to Unite in Mind, Heart and Soul” St. Louis University website http://www.slu.edu/readstory/newsinfo/1106.html

King, Martin Luther. “I Have a Dream” Page by Page Books http://www.pagebypagebooks.com

HP109: Smallpox in Hawaii

HP109: Smallpox in Hawaii

This is a request from Brandon Midgett for a topic about the 1800’s outbreak of smallpox on the Hawaiian islands. There is not a lot of information on the Internet about this subject, so I used two great books as my main sources. Below are links to the books and the few websites I did use for information. Thanks for listening!

The Hawaiian word for smallpox is ma’i pu’upu’u li’ili’i (the sickness with many little pimples).*

Sources:

Gavan Daws’ Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands
John Tayman’s The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
http://www.hawaii.edu/nhcoe/Sept99_newsletter.html#pox*
http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h43-pa.html
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/smallpox/article_em.htm
http://dermatology.about.com/cs/smallpox/a/smallpoxhx.htm

HP108: Elizabeth Part 3

HP108: Elizabeth Part 3

Another great script from Fiona means another episode of History Podcast on Elizabeth I. I hope you all enjoy this episode and please leave comments for Fiona on this posts. Thank you. There may be no more episodes until 2008. Please check out the ‘Episodes List’ for older episodes in the meantime. Happy Holidays!

Sources:

Elizabeth – David Starkey
Elizabeth the Queen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Colony
www.elizabethi.org/us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Devereux%2C_2nd_Earl_of_Essex
http://ageofpirates.com/article.php?English_Privateers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privateer

HP106: Assassins

HP106: Assassins

This request was from listener Naif from Kuwait. The game Assassin’s Creed is being released soon and Naif wants to know more about Assassins. They have an very old history that I found interesting while doing the research for this podcast. I hope you all enjoy it. Happy holidays and thanks for listening!

Sources:

etymonline.com

How to Kill: The Definitive History of the Assassin

The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

HP105: Elizabeth Part 2

HP105: Elizabeth Part 2

Another episode written by Fiona Skepper. Thank you very much Fiona. I hope everyone else enjoys this one as much as I did. Please leave your comments for Fiona and I on this posts. Thank you.

Sources:

Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne (P.S.)

A History of Britain : At the Edge of the World, 3500 B.C.-1603 A.D

I, Elizabeth: A Novel

HP104: Harlem Renaissance

HP104: Harlem Renaissance

This episode was a request via email from Brandon M. For much more information on the Harlem Renaissance check out the links below and this cool YouTube Video.

Books:

HP103: Elizabeth The Early Years

HP103: Elizabeth The Early Years

In this episode I read a topic sent in from Fiona Skepper, a listener from Melbourne, Australia. Fiona did a great job compiling this episodes script on the early life of Elizabeth I. Please leave your feedback for Fiona in the comments.

Sources:

Elizabeth I the Word of a Prince
Children of England
Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII
Elizabeth
Elizabeth I
A History of Britain : At the Edge of the World, 3500 B.C.-1603 A.D
www.elizabethi.org/us/earlyyears
www.britannia.com/history/monarchs/mon45.html

HP101: Byzantine Empire

HP101: Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire, a request form John Birkhead via email. John is also a podcaster. You can listen to his podcast at desertcastshow.com.

This is a very big topic and this episode is just an introduction to this vast subject. Please see the links below for more information about the Byzantine Empire. To find out how to can help those in Southern California currently battling the fires, please visit the Red Cross.

Web Links:

Wikipedia article

Online class on this subject open to the public via Boise State University

Lots of resources listed here via Fordham University

Downloadable lectures from Anders.com

Books from Amazon.com:

The Byzantine Empire

History of the Byzantine Empire: Vol. 1, 324-1453

A History of the Byzantine State and Society