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From Not Just the Tudors at 2024-02-22 03:00:35 (unread)

Ghosts & Guardian Angels (media.mp3?tk=eyJ0ayI6ImRlZmF1bHQiLCJhZHMiOnRydWUsInNwb25zIjp0cnVlLCJzdGF0dXMiOiJwdWJsaWMifQ==&sig=5AXPPp8bcn1hcdBY1i6Avubt9zffF5U-4C-PVQTAa84)

In Elizabethan and Stuart England, ghosts weren't supposed to exist. Protestant preachers and writers had banished them - but people continued to see them. So how did our early modern forebears reckon with ghosts and their heavily counterpart, angels?


In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb finds out from Professor Peter Marshall, author of several books on ghosts, beliefs and the dead in Reformation England.


This episode was edited by Ella Blaxill and produced by Rob Weinberg.


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From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-22 00:37:16 (unread)

iMessage gets a major makeover that puts it on equal footing with Signal

How Kybers and ratcheting are boosting the resiliency of Apple's messaging app.

From Empire at 2024-02-22 00:30:00 (unread)

125. The Origin of the Houthis (GLT8597439454.mp3?updated=1708564446)

Since November 2023, the Houthis have been attacking international shipping lanes in the Red Sea. They set off from the Yemeni coastline on speedboats, armed with guns and unmanned drones, often supplied by Iran, and cause havoc. Such has been the chaos of these attacks that Britain, the USA, and other western nations have launched retaliatory airstrikes. But where did this group come from and what do they want? Emerging in the 1990s as a Shia religious movement that rejected the repressive and corrupt rule Yemen faced at the time, the Houthis grew in power and influence. This culminated in a coup in 2014 that made them the de facto ruler of Yemen and started a civil war that has since drawn in Sunni Saudi Arabia, Iran, and many other powers in the region. Listen as William and Anita are joined by Orwell Prize-winning journalist and Yemen specialist Iona Craig to discuss the rise of the Houthis. For bonus episodes, ad-free listening, reading lists, book discounts, a weekly newsletter, and a chat community. Sign up at https://empirepod.supportingcast.fm/ Twitter: @Empirepoduk Email: empirepoduk@gmail.com Goalhangerpodcasts.com Assistant Producer: Anouska Lewis Producer: Callum Hill Exec Producer: Neil Fearn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Entertainment at 2024-02-22 00:10:00 (unread)

Can celebrities dodge jury service? (GLT4734202923.mp3?updated=1708535483)

Could you be judged by Lorraine Kelly or Richard Madeley? Is fame a reason to avoid jury service? Does Richard now have enough knowledge to commit the perfect murder, and why is so much left on the cutting room floor of Hollywood? Your questions answered on The Rest Is Entertainment with Richard Osman and Marina Hyde. Twitter: @restisents Email: therestisentertainment@gmail.com Producer: Neil Fearn Executive Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/trie It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is History at 2024-02-22 00:10:00 (unread)

422. Ancient Carthage: Rise of a Superpower (Part 2) (GLT7946297144.mp3?updated=1708537688)

“An aristocratic republic, secret and well-ordered, where individuals are subject to the harsh laws of the austere and disciplined rich…” The mysterious, wealthy and glamorous city of Carthage flourished between the ninth and second centuries BC, becoming one of the greatest naval and mercantile powers in the world. By the sixth century BC the Carthaginians were a force to be reckoned with, holding off assaults from various Greek rivals, and starting to colonise larger parts of the Mediterranean. Where once there had been a barren wasteland, now stood glittering villas and temples, bustling marketplaces, and vast walls stretching down to the sea. Yet Carthage also had a reputation for violence and cruelty. Bloody human offerings were made to the gods, with hundreds of Carthaginian children cast into the flames, whilst crucifixion was often inflicted on generals who fell short of Carthage’s exacting standards… Join Tom and Dominic as they explore the extraordinary rise of Carthage, a city of blazing innovation and sinister mystique. By the third century BC it seemed that no power could ever rival it. But little did the Carthaginians know that another city, a minnow from an Italian backwater, was on the rise. A city that may even one day challenge her supremacy: Rome. *The Rest Is History LIVE in 2024* Tom and Dominic are back onstage this summer, at Hampton Court Palace in London!  Buy your tickets here: therestishistory.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Assistant Producer: Tabby Syrett Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-02-22 00:10:00 (unread)

222. Question Time: Banning phones in schools and parliament, citizens' assemblies, and American isolationism (GLT9515965299.mp3?updated=1708464427)

Should mobiles be banned from schools and the House of Commons? What is Labour's grand plan for citizens' assemblies really about? Is there growing Russian influence in Britain? Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all this and more in today's episode of The Rest Is Politics: Question Time. TRIP Plus:  Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes.  Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-21 22:01:17 (unread)

Google goes “open AI” with Gemma, a free, open-weights chatbot family

Gemma chatbots can run locally, and they reportedly outperform Meta's Llama 2.

From Newscast at 2024-02-21 21:18:00 (unread)

Disorder Disorder in the House of Commons (p0hd9c2y.mp3)

Today we look at the chaotic scenes in Westminster over Gaza ceasefire votes.

A row erupted after the Commons Speaker allowed MPs to vote on a Labour motion on the Israel-Hamas conflict. The SNP and Conservatives accused Sir Lindsay Hoyle of breaking with precedent for allowing the votes - and chaos ensued.

Plus a row over who said what about government delays in payments to sub-postmasters.

Adam is joined by the BBC’s business editor, Simon Jack and Newsnight’s political editor, Nick Watt to go through both stories.

And a Trident missile has failed during a test for the second time in a row. Adam speaks to the man who revealed the news to the world, the Sun’s defence editor, Jerome Starkey.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Mark Felton Productions at 2024-02-21 19:20:54

The Himmler Solution - Secret Peace Talks With Roosevelt & Churchill

Most people know that Himmler tried to negotiate with the Western Allies in the last weeks of the war in Europe, but few realise that he actually negotiated extensively with the British and Americans going all the way back to 1940 - his aim? Topple Hitler, make himself leader and end the war in the West. It has also been suspected that Himmler had links with the German resistance movement, links nobody talks about today. Find the full story here... Dr. Mark Felton is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton Help support my channel: https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproduction https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions Disclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. Mark Felton Productions does not condone written attacks, insults, racism, sexism, extremism, violence or otherwise questionable comments or material in the 'Comments' section, and reserves the right to delete any comment violating this rule or to block any poster from the channel. Credits: Army Medical Services Museum, Surrey; Military Intelligence Museum, Chicksands, Bedfordshire; Imperial War Museum; US National Archives; Library of Congress; US Department of State; Bobak Ha'Eri; Fornax Sources - 'A Deal with the Nazi Dictatorship?: Himmler's Alleged Peace Emissaries in Autumn 1943', Richard Breitman, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 30, No.3, July 1995 - Himmler's Secret War: The Covert Peace Negotiations of Heinrich Himmler', Gene Mueller, The Journal of Military History, Vol. 70, No. 3, July 2006 - Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers, 1944, General, Volume 1: The Office of the Historian, US Department of State, Washington DC - SS-1: The Unlikely Death of Heinrich Himmler, Hugh Thomas, (London: Fourth Estate, 2001) - 'Reichsfuhrer-SS Himmler Pitches Washington: Dispatch from Wartime Sweden', John H. Waller, Central Intelligence Agency

From The Rest Is Money at 2024-02-21 17:20:00

33. The real story behind the Post Office's fight with Kemi Badenoch (GLT5744438420.mp3?updated=1708535882)

What happened in the row between the Post Office's Henry Staunton and Kemi Badenoch? Why are British companies listing on the American market? Have Tory attitudes towards business changed? Listen as Steph and Robert answer all these questions and more. Email: restismoney@gmail.com X: @TheRestIsMoney Instagram: @TheRestIsMoney TikTok: @RestIsMoney goalhangerpodcasts.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-21 16:57:39

ChatGPT goes temporarily “insane” with unexpected outputs, spooking users

Reddit user: "It's not just you, ChatGPT is having a stroke."

From Schneier on Security at 2024-02-21 12:08:56

Details of a Phone Scam

First-person account of someone who fell for a scam, that started as a fake Amazon service rep and ended with a fake CIA agent, and lost $50,000 cash. And this is not a naive or stupid person.

The details are fascinating. And if you think it couldn’t happen to you, think again. Given the right set of circumstances, it can.

It happened to Cory Doctorow.

From Drachinifel at 2024-02-21 12:00:51

Rottnest Island - The worlds most adorable coastal defence emplacement!

The second port of call during the Shipshape Australia tour of 2023, was Perth, starting off with a visit to thw home of the Quokka! Naval History books, use code 'DRACH' for 25% off - https://www.usni.org/press/books?f%5B0%5D=subject%3A1966 Free naval photos and channel posters - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt 'Legionnaire' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

From More or Less: Behind the Stats at 2024-02-21 09:30:00

Per capita GDP, MP claims and the entire EU budget (p0hd41ls.mp3)

What does per capita GDP tell us about the UK economy? Did the government spend £94bn helping with rising energy prices? Was Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg right about the cost of the EU covid recovery scheme? How did Ben Goldacre persuade scientists to publish all their medical research?

Tim Harford investigates the numbers in the news.

Presenter: Tim Harford Reporters: Nathan Gower and Lucy Proctor Producers: Debbie Richford, Perisha Kudhail, Olga Smirnova Series producer: Tom Colls Production co-ordinator: Katie Morrison Sound mix: Neil Churchill Editor: Richard Vadon

From Emperors of Rome at 2024-02-21 06:08:42

Episode CCXIX - Hispala Faecena and the Bacchanalia Conspiracy (240221-hispala-faecena.mp3)

Hispala Faecena was instrumental in bringing the cult of Bacchus to the attention of Roman authorities, ending a conspiracy that was threatening lives and the rule of law.

Guest:

Dr Emma Southon (Author of 'A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women')

Associate Professor Rhiannon Evans (Classics and Ancient History, La Trobe University).

From The Last Best Hope? at 2024-02-21 05:45:31

How have presidential primaries shaped modern US politics? (media.mp3)

Presidential primaries – the circus that has traditionally wended its way from Iowa to New Hampshire and beyond every four years -- is one of the most distinctive features of American political life. From the insurgent campaigns of Jimmy Carter in 1976 to Barack Obama in 2008 and even Donald Trump in 2016, primaries have enabled the rise of politicians who could never have succeeded under the old boss-controlled system. US political parties are private organisations albeit without the formal membership of parties in other countries, yet their candidate nomination process is regulated by state law. So, how, why, and when did US political parties come to choose their presidential candidates in this way? How have primaries shaped elections and the trajectory of politics? And in a year in which both parties appear set to nominate unpopular candidates, does this reflect the failure of this system for presidential candidate selection? Adam talks about these issues with the leading historian of modern US politics, Professor Julian Zelizer of Princeton University, a CNN contributor and author or editor of fifteen books on political history.

 



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From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-02-21 00:10:00

221. The Killing of Alexei Navalny (GLT9811118700.mp3?updated=1708469328)

What happened at the Munich Security Conference? Will Putin ever be held accountable? How will Trump fund his legal problems and a presidential campaign? Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all these questions and more on today's episode of The Rest Is Politics. 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/restispolitics It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-20 21:29:33

After years of losing, it’s finally feds’ turn to troll ransomware group

Authorities who took down the ransomware group brag about their epic hack.

From Newscast at 2024-02-20 19:54:00

Prince William Intervenes in Israel Gaza + Are Farmers Turning Against the Tories? (p0hd2610.mp3)

Today, we look at Prince William’s calls to end the fighting in Israel and Gaza, as the US warn Israel not to invade the city of Rafah.

The US has vetoed a resolution at the UN demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after proposing its own draft urging a temporary ceasefire. Plus Labour change their stance as they call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire for the first time. To find out why, Adam and Chris speak to international editor Jeremy Bowen.

And Rishi Sunak announces support for farmers as he describes the industry as “in crisis”. Adam is joined by the president of the National Farmers Union, Minette Batters.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-20 14:50:37

Will Smith parodies viral AI-generated video by actually eating spaghetti

Actor pokes fun at 2023 AI video by eating spaghetti messily and claiming it's AI-generated.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-20 14:30:03

LockBit ransomware group taken down in multinational operation

Thousands of domains and servers seized from group responsible for thousands of attacks.

From Schneier on Security at 2024-02-20 12:02:00

Microsoft Is Spying on Users of Its AI Tools

Microsoft announced that it caught Chinese, Russian, and Iranian hackers using its AI tools—presumably coding tools—to improve their hacking abilities.

From their report:

In collaboration with OpenAI, we are sharing threat intelligence showing detected state affiliated adversaries—tracked as Forest Blizzard, Emerald Sleet, Crimson Sandstorm, Charcoal Typhoon, and Salmon Typhoon—using LLMs to augment cyberoperations.

The only way Microsoft or OpenAI would know this would be to spy on chatbot sessions. I’m sure the terms of service—if I bothered to read them—gives them that permission. And of course it’s no surprise that Microsoft and OpenAI (and, presumably, everyone else) are spying on our usage of AI, but this confirms it...

From School of War at 2024-02-20 11:00:00

Ep 111: Prit Buttar on the Siege of Leningrad and War in the East (NEBM7484806594.mp3?updated=1708378321)

Prit Buttar, historian and author of To Besiege a City: Leningrad 1941–42, joins the show to talk about the siege of Leningrad and about the nature of war on the Eastern Front.  ▪️  Times      •      01:56 Introduction      •      02:10 A familiar story     •      06:09 Themes of the Eastern Front      •      13:19 From Tsar to Stalin to Putin     •      11:10 Barbarosa      •      19:45 An immense scale      •      27:29 Doctrinal failure     •      33:17 Inside the Russian mindset       •      37:21 The myth of the “Clean Wehrmacht”     •      40:20 The siege      •      49:15 Who stays?     •      51:18 How did the Germans fail?      •      01:03:25 Staying vigilant Follow along  on Instagram Find a transcript of today’s episode on our School of War Substack Buy the book here - To Besiege a City: Leningrad 1941–42

From Empire at 2024-02-20 00:30:00

124. Saddam Hussein vs The Ayatollah (GLT4202551416.mp3?updated=1708380116)

In September 1980, Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces invaded neighbouring Iran and so began the longest conventional war in modern history. After initial Iraqi successes, a brutal stalemate set in that was reminiscent of the horrors of the First World War. The Iraq-Iran War saw the use of chemical warfare, in 1984 Saddam’s forces unleashed the first recorded use of nerve gas in battle, and there was grinding trench warfare. Iran also pioneered human wave attacks, which merely added to the extreme human toll this war took. After eight long years a ceasefire was reached but both nations were left financially and militarily exhausted. Listen as Anita and William explore this horrific and often forgotten conflict. For bonus episodes, ad-free listening, reading lists, book discounts, a weekly newsletter, and a chat community. Sign up at https://empirepod.supportingcast.fm/ Twitter: @Empirepoduk Email: empirepoduk@gmail.com Goalhangerpodcasts.com Producer: Callum Hill Exec Producer: Neil Fearn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Entertainment at 2024-02-20 00:10:00

Romantasy - the biggest genre you're not aware of? (GLT8260242795.mp3?updated=1708377581)

Richard reveals some juicy details about his forthcoming new book but before then he and Marina delve into the world of 'romantasy', the genre which is taking up space on bookshelves at great pace. Plus a dissection of Dakota Johnson's Madame Web press tour, the return of Formula 1's Drive To Survive and which Gladiator Richard would have on House of Games. Twitter: @restisents Email: therestisentertainment@gmail.com Producer: Neil Fearn Executive Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/trie It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Entertainment at 2024-02-20 00:10:00 (unread)

Romantasy - the biggest genre you're not aware of? (GLT8260242795.mp3?updated=1708434749)

Richard reveals some juicy details about his forthcoming new book but before then he and Marina delve into the world of 'romantasy', the genre which is taking up space on bookshelves at great pace. Plus a dissection of Dakota Johnson's Madame Web press tour, the return of Formula 1's Drive To Survive and which Gladiator Richard would have on House of Games. Twitter: @restisents Email: therestisentertainment@gmail.com Producer: Neil Fearn Executive Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Recommendations; Watch Richard: American Fiction (Cinema) Live Maria: The Hills of California (Harold Pinter Theatre) and A Mirror (Trafalgar Theatre) 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/trie It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Pre-order Richard's new book here - www.wesolvemurders.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-19 21:10:30

Reddit sells training data to unnamed AI company ahead of IPO

If you've posted on Reddit, you're likely feeding the future of AI.

From Analysis at 2024-02-19 21:00:00

How to Dismantle a Democracy (p0hcf1qg.mp3)

Democracies do not die in military coups. They are dismantled slowly, by libel laws, through tax audits, and procedure. Democracies are dismantled by bureaucrats and judges, not by soldiers and heavy-handed policing. It has always been thus, from ancient Rome to present-day Tunisia. The program outlines the tricks of the trade that imperceptibly kill democracies – and how examples in Mexico, Turkey, India and Poland illustrate that the autocratic playbook is nearly always the same.

Presenter: Matt Qvortrup Producer: Bob Howard Editor: Clare Fordham

From Newscast at 2024-02-19 19:53:00

No More Phones 4u School Kids (p0hcwbvp.mp3)

Today, we look at new guidance given to schools on mobile phones + whether citizens’ assemblies could help solve some of the big issues in our democracy.

The government has announced new advice for schools in England to try to stop mobile phone use. To explain what difference it will make, Adam is joined in the studio by the BBC’s education editor, Branwen Jeffreys, former children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield and headteacher Becky Arnold.

And Labour could implement citizens’ assemblies to propose new laws if they win the election. Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting has suggested they may be used to tackle sensitive issues like assisted dying. Adam is joined in the studio by the CEO of Demos, Polly Curtis.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Johnny Baker. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Popcorn In Bed at 2024-02-19 18:46:00

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976) | FIRST TIME WATCHING | MOVIE REACTION

Enjoy our reaction as we watch "All the President's Men" for the first time! You can check out this specific full-length reaction on Patreon here: https://bit.ly/3ww2M91 //🎉 P A T R E O N For all 350+ uncut, full-length movie reactions, early access and behind-the-scenes goodies check out my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/popcorninbed //📮 M A I L PO BOX 547, Provo UT 84603 I open your packages LIVE every few weeks! // 🚇 S U B S C R I B E https://www.youtube.com/c/popcorninbed?sub_confirmation=1 ~3 new videos every week! //👏 F O L L O W Cassie's Instagram: https://bit.ly/3OOTSJc Twitter: https://bit.ly/3KNVxO8 Facebook: https://bit.ly/3QLvcUP Reddit: https://bit.ly/3P6H42p TikTok: https://bit.ly/3smDxnE //👕 M E R C H https://www.popcorninbed.com //📖 C H A P T E R S

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-19 18:15:29

New app always points to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy

iPhone compass app made with AI assistance locates the heart of the Milky Way.

From Mark Felton Productions at 2024-02-19 17:50:23

Relics, Wrecks & Rejects - Israel's First Tanks

When the State of Israel was declared in 1948, the nation had many enemies and few tanks. Desperate for armour, Israeli agents searched Europe for old tanks to buy and transport to Israel. An amazing hodge-lodge of British, French & US tanks was the result, but they were immediately thrown into action as the nation was attacked by its neighbours, resulting in rapid armoured developments. Dr. Mark Felton FRHistS, FRSA is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton Visit my audio book channel 'War Stories with Mark Felton': https://youtu.be/xszsAzbHcPE Help support my channel: https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproduction https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions Disclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. Mark Felton Productions does not condone written attacks, insults, racism, sexism, extremism, violence or otherwise questionable comments or material in the 'Comments' section, and reserves the right to delete any comment violating this rule or to block any poster from the channel. Credits: US National Archives; Library of Congress; Joost J. Bakker; Srdan Popovic; Bukvoed

From TIKhistory at 2024-02-19 17:00:01

“Hitler privatized the industries” is ridiculously misleading

A number of historians have concluded that "Hitler privatized the industries" based purely on the fact that he sold some stocks in the companies. Yes, this would make sense in a normal 'market' economy, but in the totalitarian economy of the Third Reich, this wasn't "privatization" in any sense of the word, and this video will explain why. We'll be explaining what the Betriebsgemeinschaft was, the role of the Betriebsführer and Gefolgschaft, as well as show what happened to the Deutsche Bank and the Reichsbahn, Hjalmar Schacht, Fritz Thyssen and Wilhelm Keppler. This video is discussing events or concepts that are academic, educational and historical in nature. This video is for informational purposes and was created so we may better understand the past and learn from the mistakes others have made. Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tikhistory/ The thumbnail for this video was created by https://www.instagram.com/tessdailyttv/ ⏲️ Videos on Mondays at 5pm GMT (depending on season, check for British Summer Time). - - - - - 📚 BIBLIOGRAPHY / SOURCES 📚 Full list of all my sources https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/114GiK85MPs0v4GKm0izPj3DL2CrlJUdAantx5GQUKn8/edit?usp=sharing - - - - - ⭐ SUPPORT TIK ⭐ This video isn't sponsored. My income comes purely from my Patreons and SubscribeStars, and from YouTube ad revenue. So, if you'd like to support this channel and make these videos possible, please consider becoming a Patreon or SubscribeStar. All supporters who pledge $1 or more will have their names listed in the videos. There are higher tiers too with additional perks, so check out the links below for more details. https://www.patreon.com/TIKhistory https://www.subscribestar.com/tikhistory Thank you to my current supporters! You're AWESOME! - - - - - ABOUT TIK 📝 History isn’t as boring as some people think, and my goal is to get people talking about it. I also want to dispel the myths and distortions that ruin our perception of the past by asking a simple question - “But is this really the case?”. I have a 2:1 Degree in History and a passion for early 20th Century conflicts (mainly WW2). I’m therefore approaching this like I would an academic essay. Lots of sources, quotes, references and so on. Only the truth will do.

From Schneier on Security at 2024-02-19 16:15:17

EU Court of Human Rights Rejects Encryption Backdoors

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that breaking end-to-end encryption by adding backdoors violates human rights:

Seemingly most critically, the [Russian] government told the ECHR that any intrusion on private lives resulting from decrypting messages was “necessary” to combat terrorism in a democratic society. To back up this claim, the government pointed to a 2017 terrorist attack that was “coordinated from abroad through secret chats via Telegram.” The government claimed that a second terrorist attack that year was prevented after the government discovered it was being coordinated through Telegram chats...

From FiveThirtyEight Politics at 2024-02-19 14:00:00

What Comes Next In Trump's Trials (ESP2983129654.mp3?updated=1708132926)

This Presidents Day installment of the 538 Politics podcast grapples with a central question in the 2024 election: What are the legal limits of presidential behavior? Former President Donald Trump is facing 91 criminal charges across four different cases as he campaigns for the White House. Law professor Jessica Roth joins Galen to discuss some of the recent developments in each of the cases and what to expect next. Last week, the judge in the New York hush money case ruled that the trial will begin March 25, meaning it’s now expected to be the first of Trump's cases to be tried. Also, Fulton County DA Fani Willis testified in a hearing to dismiss her from the Georgia election case; the defendants are pushing to have her disqualified on the basis of an alleged conflict of interest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From Not Just the Tudors at 2024-02-19 03:00:12

The Rise and Fall of Britain's Islands (media.mp3?tk=eyJ0ayI6ImRlZmF1bHQiLCJhZHMiOnRydWUsInNwb25zIjp0cnVlLCJzdGF0dXMiOiJwdWJsaWMifQ==&sig=8ptOToGkMLIacGpvywprGXL_yQSh7lVREtivgtP0hSs)

How did Britain's islands become woven into our collective cultural psyche? Traversing Irish poetry, Renaissance drama and Restoration utopias, author Alice Albinia’s research has boldly upturned established truths about Britain, paying homage to the islands' beauty, independence and their suppressed or forgotten histories - including of women rulers.


In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Alice Albinia talks more about her book The Britannias: An Island Quest with Professor Suzannah Lipscomb. 


This episode was edited by Tomos Delargy and produced by Rob Weinberg.


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From Leading at 2024-02-19 00:10:00

60. Anthony Scaramucci: What it's like to be Donald Trump's Communications Director (GLT7170888159.mp3?updated=1708104325)

Would a second Trump presidency be far more right wing? What drives the former US president? Is he trying to do a deal with Taylor Swift? In this week's episode of Leading, Rory and Alastair are joined by Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's former spin doctor, where he answers all these questions and more. Buy tickets now for our October TRIP Election Tour: https://www.aegpresents.co.uk/event/the-rest-is-politics/ TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is History at 2024-02-19 00:10:00

421. Ancient Carthage: Lords of the Sea (Part 1) (GLT1311066631.mp3?updated=1708290653)

“Carthago delenda est.” Carthage must be destroyed: this was the rallying cry of Cato the Elder, the senator endlessly pushing for war against Rome’s sworn enemy, Carthage. But what are the origins of this supposedly decadent and sinister city, and did the Carthaginians really sacrifice their children? Starting as a crafty, seafaring people called the Phoenicians, a mighty mercantile civilisation emerged, who would eventually come to be know as the Carthaginians. But who were the Phoenicians, and why are they so mysterious? From the Bible, the Iliad and the Odyssey, to Herodotus’ account of the Persian Wars, and the conquests of Alexander the Great, their shadow haunts Antiquity… Join Tom and Dominic as they investigate the Phoenicians, the first masters of the Mediterranean. Pioneers of seafaring, craftsmanship and writing, these were the people who gave birth to Rome’s most feared enemy, Carthage. Myths, legends, child-sacrifice, and the rise and fall of civilisations abound. *The Rest Is History LIVE in 2024* Tom and Dominic are back onstage this summer, at Hampton Court Palace in London!  Buy your tickets here: therestishistory.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Assistant Producer: Tabby Syrett Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Ty & That Guy at 2024-02-18 21:30:14

Terminator 2: Judgement Day Deep Dive Review

#tyandthatguy #reaction #review #terminator2 #terminator2 TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY DEEP DIVE REVIEW Ty Franck (one half of James S.A. Corey) and Wes Chatham ('Amos Burton' on The Expanse) finish the Terminator movies (yes there are only 2 that exist) and recap one of the best sequels ever made. 😄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/tyandthatguy 🍎 Listen on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ty-that-guy/id1544619644 🔊 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2EPXLXoqwfdynyhQmRF46M?si=Z59WcKP4TFWIG56eTtEdgQ https://linktr.ee/tyandthatguy #moviereview #moviereviews #moviecritic #moviegeek #movielover #movieexplained #movieaddict #filmreview #filmreviews #filmcritic #filmlover #filmaddicts #react #cinephile #cinema #cinemareview

From Drachinifel at 2024-02-18 15:13:38

The Drydock - Episode 286

00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:08 - How did a County (Kent) class survive 5 (FIVE!!!) Kamikaze aircraft hits? 00:03:53 - How did the 8" guns on the County class ships like Australia compare to the 8" guns on the American heavy cruisers? 00:09:54 - Different construction materials for difference parts of a wooden warship? 00:15:09 - In WW2, how far could torpedoes turn from their launch angle and how far could they run out before they made this turn? 00:17:38 - Was the US Navy particularly bad for friendly fire incidents? 00:22:22 - Besides Yi and Nelson, what are some other examples you can think of where an Admiral won an engagement posthumously? 00:24:00 - What is your favorite moment of the Battle of Trafalgar? 00:26:40 - Was there anything a better admiral could have done to improve the French and Spanish battle performance at Trafalgar? 00:29:52 - Triple 18" on the Tillman's but not the Iowa/Montana's, why? 00:35:36 - You keep mentioning the time period of the channel. What time period is that and why? 00:45:46 - How would building more Olympia's change the USN? 00:49:42 - Of all the Naval Warfare films that you have seen, which in your opinion are the most and least accurate? 00:53:00 - Officer behaviour aboard Suvarov in the Battle of Tsushima? 00:56:23 - What warship could be considered a naval "Swordfish"? 01:00:02 - Battle of the River Plate 1956 movie questions?

From Newscast at 2024-02-18 13:53:00

Can the Tories win back the Reform vote? (p0hcnj9m.mp3)

Today, we look at where the Conservatives go now after big byelection losses in the week, and how the West might respond to the death of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Laura and Paddy are joined by BBC chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman to discuss the challenges the Conservatives face from Reform and Labour’s divisions over a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict.

We also hear from the wives of two politicians in prison. The exiled Belrusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s husband Sergei is being held in Belarus, and Evgenia Kara-Murza’s husband Vladimir Kara-Murza's husband is being held in Russia. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Popcorn In Bed at 2024-02-17 19:55:51

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) | FIRST TIME WATCHING | MOVIE REACTION

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From Newscast at 2024-02-17 16:56:00

Marina Litvinenko on the death of Alexei Navalny (p0hckj01.mp3)

Today, we look at the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and speak to the youngest peer ever to be appointed to the House of Lords.

Laura and Paddy are joined by Marina Litvinenko, the wife of Alexander Litvinenko whose killing in London is suspected to have been carried out by Russian agents in 2006. She discusses how Alexei Navalny’s death reminds her of the murder of her husband.

When asked about how he died, Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin's spokesman, said "medics must somehow figure this out".

And Carmen Smith, soon to become the country’s youngest peer at 27 talks about her joining the House of Lords, and how she wants to see it abolished. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Drachinifel at 2024-02-17 12:00:05

HMS Black Swan - Guide 375

The Black Swan class, sloops of the British Royal Navy, are today's subject. Read more about the ships here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Swan-Class-Sloops-Detailed/dp/1526765969 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conways-Worlds-Fighting-Ships-1922-1946/dp/0851771467 https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Destroyers-Frigates-Second-World/dp/1526702827 Naval History books, use code 'DRACH' for 25% off - https://www.usni.org/press/books?f%5B0%5D=subject%3A1966 Free naval photos and more - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want a shirt/mug/hoodie - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/drachinifels-dockyard/ Want a poster? - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt 'Legionnaire' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

From More or Less: Behind the Stats at 2024-02-17 06:00:00

The digital ‘robots’ unlocking medical data (p0hcdtmn.mp3)

Big medical datasets pose a serious problem. Thousands of patients’ health records are an enormous risk to personal privacy. But they also contain an enormous opportunity – they could show us how to provide better treatments or more effective health policies.

A system called OpenSAFELY has been designed to solve this problem, with the help of a computer code “robot”.

Professor Ben Goldacre, director of the Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science at the University of Oxford, explains how it works. Presenter: Tim Harford Producer: Tom Colls Production co-ordinator: Janet Staples Sound mix: Hal Haines Editor: Charlotte McDonald

From Schneier on Security at 2024-02-16 22:04:11

Friday Squid Blogging: Vegan Squid-Ink Pasta

It uses black beans for color and seaweed for flavor.

As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered.

Read my blog posting guidelines here.

From Mark Felton Productions at 2024-02-16 20:09:23

Stukas Over London - Secret Ju-87 Missions 1941

It is not widely known that, in early 1941, a series of intruder missions were carried out against London using pairs of Junkers Ju87 Stuka dive bombers. Here is the full story... Dr. Mark Felton FRHistS, FRSA is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton Visit my audio book channel 'War Stories with Mark Felton': https://youtu.be/xszsAzbHcPE Help support my channel: https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproduction https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions Disclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. Mark Felton Productions does not condone written attacks, insults, racism, sexism, extremism, violence or otherwise questionable comments or material in the 'Comments' section, and reserves the right to delete any comment violating this rule or to block any poster from the channel. Primary Source: ''The Blitz: Then & Now: Volume 2', Ed. Winston G. Ramsey, (After The Battle: 1990) Credits: US National Archives; Library of Congress; Alan Wilson; Roland Turner

From A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry at 2024-02-16 18:46:14

Collections: Phalanx’s Twilight, Legion’s Triump, Part IIb: Handfuls of Maniples

This is the second part of the second part of the second part of our four part look at the great third and second century BC contest between the Romans and the heirs of Alexander, asking the question, “What can defeat a Macedonian sarisa-phalanx?” Last time, we started looking at the Romans with an in-depth … Continue reading Collections: Phalanx’s Twilight, Legion’s Triump, Part IIb: Handfuls of Maniples

From Newscast at 2024-02-16 18:07:00

Ukrainecast: Alexei Navalny Reported Dead (p0hcfc4z.mp3)

Putin’s main rival, opposition politician Alexei Navalny, is dead according to the Russian prison service.

This is today's Ukrainecast episode, and we thought you might want to listen to it.

BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford, who was herself expelled from Russia, explains what we know so far - and if the Kremlin could face any consequences. And Georgian-Russian writer Boris Akunin, a long-standing critic of Putin and personal friend of Navalny, gives his reaction to the news.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-16 17:23:10

OpenAI collapses media reality with Sora, a photorealistic AI video generator

Hello, cultural singularity—soon, every video you see online could be completely fake.

From The Incomparable Mothership at 2024-02-16 17:00:00

703: Communists? In Berkeley? (78e5b4fb-b8a8-4ce7-a675-37d6be299e53.mp3)

Jason’s favorite movie of 2023 was the gray flipside to “Barbie,” Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer.” And while none of us would exactly call ourselves Nolan fans, this one manages to grapple with a deep subject with great care. It’s got some spectacular scenes that will blow your mind—and a whole lot more scene of men in suits and hats standing around talking....

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-16 16:37:28

DOJ quietly removed Russian malware from routers in US homes and businesses

Feds once again fix up compromised retail routers under court order.

From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-02-16 15:06:00

220. Sunak's by-election disaster, Reform UK gains momentum, and political crisis in Rochdale (GLT5649115842.mp3?updated=1708096364)

Will the rise of Reform UK be the downfall of the Conservatives? How consequential are Labour's by-election victories? Who will win in Rochdale? Join Rory and Alastair for an impromptu Friday episode of The Rest Is Politics as they answer all these questions and more. Buy tickets now to the TRIP Election Tour now: https://www.aegpresents.co.uk/event/the-rest-is-politics/ TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-16 11:30:16

Doing DNS and DHCP for your LAN the old way—the way that works

Are you a sysadmin with control issues who needs a weekend project? Look no further!

From Ink Stained Wretches at 2024-02-16 09:45:00

To Know Hur is to Love Hur (NEBM6118620551.mp3?updated=1708045818)

How dare you question the President’s memory. At the least thats what The New York Times is telling readers this week. We’re breaking down coverage around the Hur report, Tucker and making budget suggestions for CNN. Wretch on! Watch this episode on YouTube Time Stamp: 02:39 Front Page 52:53 Obsessions 1:00:25 Reader Mail  1:03:31 Favorite Items  If you have a story you want us to talk about, e-mail us at wretches@nebulouspodcasts.com. Sign Up for the Newsletter: https://nebulouspodcasts.com/shows/ink-stained-wretches Follow us on Instagram @InkStainedWretches Show Notes:  Axios: Special counsel Robert Hur making plans to testify to GOP panel about Biden WSJ: Let’s See the Biden-Hur Interview Transcript NYT: Opinion | Biden Must Win. But How Can He? NBC News: Biden attacked Hur for asking him when Beau died. That didn't happen, sources say. NYT: Memory Loss Requires Careful Diagnosis, Scientists Say Andrew Sullivan on Substack: The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Syndrome NYPost: Bloodbath at Paramount claims 800 jobs including CBS News journalists embroiled in controversy Commentary Magazine: Don’t Blame Us. We’re Journalists. WSJ: Rafah Is Already in a Humanitarian Crisis. Now, an Israeli Offensive Looms. The Crimson: More Than 30 Harvard Students Hunger Strike for 12 Hours in Solidarity With Brown Protesters  The Hill: Tucker Carlson: Moscow ‘so much nicer than any city in my country’  The Dispatch: The Full Duranty - Kevin D. Williamson NYT: What Is Solo Polyamory, and Does It Just Mean You’re Single? Newsweek: Christian Super Bowl Commercial Outrages Conservatives  WSJ: Men Used to Have Wives. Now They Have Personal Stylists WSJ: What’s the Tooth Fairy Leaving These Days? $100 Bills and Louis Vuitton Bracelets Obsessions:  The Wrap: CNN Looks to Slash Budgets, Star Salaries as Mark Thompson Digs In  Ap News: Democrats embrace tougher border enforcement, seeing Trump's demolition of deal as a 'gift' Favorite Items:  Commentary: The Power Broke Her  WSJ: The $1 Billion Art Collection That’s Tearing a Family Apart

From Newscast at 2024-02-16 08:23:00

By-Election Newscast Special! (p0hc9d14.mp3)

Today, we look at the results from a double by-election day in a special live version of Newscast.

Labour has won two by-elections in Wellingborough and Kingswood, overturning big Conservative majorities in the process. Where does this leave the government? How well did Reform do?

Adam and Paddy are in the studio, Chris is in a messy bedroom, and they are joined by pollster, Scarlett Maguire, Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Peter Kyle. Plus chief political correspondent, Henry Zeffman and political correspondent Iain Watson drop in from Wellingborough and Kingswood.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasha Mayo, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From The Rest Is History at 2024-02-16 00:10:00

420. Britain in 1974: Thatcher Enters the Ring (Part 4) (GLT2799978515.mp3?updated=1707747774)

The horrific Guildford Pub Bombing of Saturday 5th October 1974 sent shockwaves through Britain, worsening the sense of crisis sweeping through the nation. It cast a dark shadow over the election campaign due to take place five days later. Things in Britain had never seemed grimmer, with a general sense of moral and economic panic, weariness and depression. For the fourth time, Labour’s Harold Wilson and the Conservative’s Edward Heath faced, with Wilson able to scrape a three seat majority. But could Wilson really revive the nation? Or would it be up to the new figure emerging from the Conservative Party, a certain Margaret Thatcher… Join Dominic and Tom for the conclusion to their series on one of the maddest years in British history, 1974. With dysfunctional governments, dark conspiracies, economic meltdown and ongoing terrorist attacks, would Britain survive her annus horribilis? *The Rest Is History LIVE in 2024* Tom and Dominic are back onstage this summer, at Hampton Court Palace in London!  Buy your tickets here: therestishistory.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Assistant Producer: Tabby Syrett Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Money at 2024-02-16 00:00:00

32. Dame Irene Hays: Saving Thomas Cook, owning AFC Sunderland, and using AI in business (GLT8898721550.mp3?updated=1708013353)

How can companies use AI to safeguard their employees? Why was Hays hailed as “the hero of the high street”? Do private companies have a social responsibility? Join Steph and Robert as they interview the chair of Hays Travel, Dame Irene Hays, in this episode of The Rest is Money. Email: restismoney@gmail.com X: @TheRestIsMoney Instagram: @TheRestIsMoney TikTok: @RestIsMoney goalhangerpodcasts.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Popcorn In Bed at 2024-02-15 23:01:31

GROSSE POINTE BLANK (1996) | FIRST TIME WATCHING | MOVIE REACTION

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From Americast at 2024-02-15 22:40:00

Putin Says Vote For Joe! (p0hc7zjr.mp3)

Love is in the air…or is it? Vladimir Putin expressed his preference for the next American president on Valentine’s Day - but critics suspect there might be more to his endorsement than meets the eye. His comments come in the wake of Donald Trump’s disparaging declaration against NATO and that Russia should “do whatever the hell they want” to countries that don't pay up.

And after our emergency episode on Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents, we respond to your questions about how, if at all, President Biden could be removed from office.

HOSTS: • Sarah Smith, North America editor • Justin Webb, Radio 4 presenter • Marianna Spring, disinformation and social media correspondent • Anthony Zurcher, North America correspondent

GET IN TOUCH: • Join our online community: https://discord.gg/qSrxqNcmRB • Send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp to +44 330 123 9480 • Email Americast@bbc.co.uk • Or use #Americast

Find out more about our award-winning “undercover voters” here: bbc.in/3lFddSF.

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This episode was made by George Dabby with Rufus Gray, Catherine Fusillo, and Claire Betzer. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The series producer is George Dabby. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Newscast at 2024-02-15 22:00:00

Was The Recession Inevitable? (p0hc7td8.mp3)

Today, we look at whether the UK could have been prevented from falling into a recession?

Official figures show people spending less, doctors' strikes and a fall in school attendance dragged the UK into recession at the end of last year. The figures raise questions over whether Rishi Sunak has met his pledge made last January to grow the economy. Adam and Chris speak to BBC Chief Economics Correspondent Dharshini David and Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation Torsten Bell.

Plus, after taking centre stage at the Superbowl (kind of) is Taylor Swift the most influential person on the planet? Adam and Chris are joined by Vice Editor in chief Zing Tsjeng and Conservative MP & Swiftie Dehenna Davison.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-15 21:33:20

VMware admits sweeping Broadcom changes are worrying customers

Broadcom has cut VMware products, perpetual licenses, and its partner program.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-15 20:45:37

Google upstages itself with Gemini 1.5 AI launch, one week after Ultra 1.0

Google confusingly overshadows its own pro product a week after its last major AI launch.

From The Bottom Line at 2024-02-15 20:31:00

Navigating the Say-Do Gap (p0hc5dpj.mp3)

It’s easy for people to say they want to buy a particular product, perhaps in the name of sustainability. But how often do individuals actually follow through with these well-meaning intentions? Academics regularly observe a difference between what consumers say they want to do and what they actually do. The gap can cause problems for businesses when they're trying to figure out how to serve their customers. Evan Davis is joined by a panel of business leaders to discuss how they bridge this divide.

Guests: Andreas Chatzidakis, professor of marketing in the centre for research into sustainability, Royal Holloway, University of London Jake Pickering, senior manager for agriculture, Waitrose Marsha Smith, deputy CEO, IKEA UK Toby Clark, vice president of insights, Mintel

Production team: Producers: Simon Tulett, and Nick Holland Researcher: Paige Neal-Holder Editor: Matt Willis Sound: Hal Haines Production co-ordinator: Rosie Strawbridge The Bottom Line is produced in partnership with The Open University.

From The Briefing Room at 2024-02-15 20:30:00

The synthetic opioids claiming lives in the UK (p0hc4pbp.mp3)

Deaths from synthetic opioids such as nitazenes and fentanyl are low in the UK but there are fears the problem could escalate and that figures don't show the true picture of the situation. David Aaronovitch explores how dangerous these drugs are, why the opioid crisis is so bad in the US, where they come from and why a shortage of heroin in the UK could mean drug cartels switch to supplying these often fatal alternatives.

Guests: Rick Treble, Forensic chemist, and advisor to the Government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. Dr Caroline Copeland, Director of the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths Alex Steven, Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Kent Sam Quinones, journalist and author of 'Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic'

Production team: Nick Holland, Kirsteen Knight and Charlotte McDonald Production Co-ordinator: Gemma Ashman Sound engineer: Rod Farquhar Editor: Penny Murphy

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-15 20:04:56

Nginx core developer quits project in security dispute, starts “freenginx” fork

Disagreement over security disclosures and bug-fixing priorities led to split.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-15 16:54:09

Nvidia’s “Chat With RTX” is a ChatGPT-style app that runs on your own GPU

Nvidia's local private AI chatbot is a high-profile step toward cloud independence.

From Schneier on Security at 2024-02-15 12:04:45

On the Insecurity of Software Bloat

Good essay on software bloat and the insecurities it causes.

The world ships too much code, most of it by third parties, sometimes unintended, most of it uninspected. Because of this, there is a huge attack surface full of mediocre code. Efforts are ongoing to improve the quality of code itself, but many exploits are due to logic fails, and less progress has been made scanning for those. Meanwhile, great strides could be made by paring down just how much code we expose to the world. This will increase time to market for products, but legislation is around the corner that should force vendors to take security more seriously...

From In Our Time at 2024-02-15 10:15:00

Nefertiti (p0h5fzgk.mp3)

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the woman who inspired one of the best known artefacts from ancient Egypt. The Bust of Nefertiti is multicoloured and symmetrical, about 49cm/18" high and, despite the missing left eye, still holds the gaze of onlookers below its tall, blue, flat topped headdress. Its discovery in 1912 in Amarna was kept quiet at first but its display in Berlin in the 1920s caused a sensation, with replicas sent out across the world. Ever since, as with Tutankhamun perhaps, the concrete facts about Nefertiti herself have barely kept up with the theories, the legends and the speculation, reinvigorated with each new discovery.

With

Aidan Dodson Honorary Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol

Joyce Tyldesley Professor of Egyptology at the University of Manchester

And

Kate Spence Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College

Producer: Simon Tillotson

Reading list:

Dorothea Arnold (ed.), The Royal Women of Amarna: Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996) Norman de Garis Davies, The Rock Tombs of el-Amarna (6 vols. Egypt Exploration Society, 1903-1908) Aidan Dodson, Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb and the Egyptian Counter-reformation. (American University in Cairo Press, 2009 Aidan Dodson, Nefertiti, Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt: her life and afterlife (American University in Cairo Press, 2020)

Aidan Dodson, Tutankhamun: King of Egypt: his life and afterlife (American University in Cairo Press, 2022)

Barry Kemp, The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Amarna and Its People (Thames and Hudson, 2012)

Dominic Montserrat, Akhenaten: History, Fantasy and Ancient Egypt (Routledge, 2002)

Friederike Seyfried (ed.), In the Light of Amarna: 100 Years of the Nefertiti Discovery (Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussamlung Staatlich Museen zu Berlin/ Michael Imhof Verlag, 2013)

Joyce Tyldesley, Tutankhamun: Pharaoh, Icon, Enigma (Headline, 2022)

Joyce Tyldesley, Nefertiti’s Face: The Creation of an Icon (Profile Books, 2018)

Joyce Tyldesley, Nefertiti: Egypt’s Sun Queen (Viking, 1998)

From Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Addendum at 2024-02-15 03:57:00

EP28 Superhumanly Inhuman (dchh-Addendum28-Superhumanly-Inhuman.mp3?dest-id=596146)

This show starts off with an extended discussion of the genocide of Jews in the Holocaust and the associated dangers of extreme governmental power followed by an interview with Holocaust expert and historian Dan Stone.

From Not Just the Tudors at 2024-02-15 03:00:47

Origins of the Condom (media.mp3?tk=eyJ0ayI6ImRlZmF1bHQiLCJhZHMiOnRydWUsInNwb25zIjp0cnVlLCJzdGF0dXMiOiJwdWJsaWMifQ==&sig=Rx_jLUuF5xNjvDaq5qYmtjY3NJTJyOePCok-mwe4_7U)

The first surviving mention of condoms dates from the mid-16th century, in the writings of an Italian anatomist better known for the discovery of the fallopian tubes. Born out of a medical need to prevent the spread of syphilis, the condom was originally made from fabric, normally linen, and later from animal guts.


In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb meets Dr. Kate Stevenson, whose work as a dress historian has taken her on a journey of discovery into the origins of the condom.


**WARNING: This episode contains graphic language and sexual content**


This episode was produced by Rob Weinberg.


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From Empire at 2024-02-15 00:30:00

123. Hezbollah: The Party of God (GLT4317600495.mp3?updated=1707948848)

In June 1982, Israeli tanks rolled over the Lebanese border. Soon after, Iran sent 1,500 Revolutionary Guards into Lebanon to help fight them. Thereafter, funded by Iran but largely manned by Lebanese Shi’ites, Hezbollah established itself as the most powerful militia in Lebanon and the Ayatollah’s most influential proxy. They were among the first Islamic groups in the Middle East to use suicide bombing, assassination and kidnapping. But it did not stop there. In the 1990s, Hezbollah began to morph into a political party too and set itself on the road to being the dominant force in Southern Lebanon it is today. Listen as William and Anita talk to Kim Ghattas about the history of one of the most feared Islamic groups in the Middle East. For bonus episodes, ad-free listening, reading lists, book discounts, a weekly newsletter, and a chat community. Sign up at https://empirepod.supportingcast.fm/ Twitter: @Empirepoduk Email: empirepoduk@gmail.com Goalhangerpodcasts.com Producer: Callum Hill Exec Producer: Neil Fearn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Entertainment at 2024-02-15 00:10:00

What has happened to sketch shows and what doesn't Richard like on TV? (GLT5564196824.mp3?updated=1707925155)

Is their anything Richard doesn't enjoy on TV? Are the personal prizes on Taskmaster really given away and just what has happened to the art of sketch shows? Another question and answer edition of The Rest Is Entertainment shining a light on those topics and more. Twitter: @restisents Email: therestisentertainment@gmail.com Producer: Neil Fearn Executive Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/trie It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-02-15 00:10:00

219. Question Time: Vladimir Putin’s strategy, Labour’s selection headache, and VAT on private schools (GLT8169257038.mp3?updated=1707926572)

Will Azhar Ali still stand as a Labour candidate in the Rochdale by-election? How revealing was Tucker Carlson's interview with Vladimir Putin? Why do politicians seem to see apologising as a sign of weakness? Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all these questions and more in this week's Question Time. TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Producers: Dom Johnson + Nicole Maslen Exec Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is History at 2024-02-15 00:10:00

419. Britain in 1974: Countdown to a Coup (Part 3) (GLT2033018212.mp3?updated=1707747735)

Following a tumultuous election in February 1974, Labour’s Harold Wilson has been re-elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Wilson, an unpretentious, kind man, has inherited a nation in crisis: train strikes in Norfolk, students fighting in Oxford, inflation, an ongoing oil crisis, a terrible cost of living crisis, striking miners, and weekly IRA terrorist attacks. He’s further hindered by his divided minority government, and the dysfunctional environment in Downing Street, in part due to his strange relationship with his private secretary and “political wife”, the frenzied Marcia Williams. What’s more, Wilson is suspected of being a KGB agent by the security services, and increasingly succumbs to paranoia. Is a right wing coup brewing, to put an end to industrial action? Will Wilson really be the man to drag Britain out of these trying circumstances? Join Dominic and Tom as they discuss the first Wilson government of 1974, featuring imploding economies, psycho-sexual dramas, communist conspiracies, madness-inspired nudity, baying unions, and attempted murder…  *The Rest Is History LIVE in 2024* Tom and Dominic are back onstage this summer, at Hampton Court Palace in London!  Buy your tickets here: therestishistory.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Assistant Producer: Tabby Syrett Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Money at 2024-02-15 00:00:00

31. Artificial Intelligence: Britain's battle with the future (GLT2607817316.mp3?updated=1707931493)

Is Britain being left behind in the AI revolution? Will AI improve our lives and make us richer? How should policymakers act to curb the impact on incomes? Listen as Steph and Robert answer all these questions and more.  Email: restismoney@gmail.com X: @TheRestIsMoney Instagram: @TheRestIsMoney TikTok: @RestIsMoney goalhangerpodcasts.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-14 20:41:10

US says AI models can’t hold patents

Inventors must be human, but there's still a condition where AI can officially help.

From Mark Felton Productions at 2024-02-14 20:09:07

Hermann's Last Hit - Göring Bombs Exeter 2021

In February 2021 a huge WW2 German bomb was found and detonated inside the city of Exeter. The circumstances of its discovery and disposal led the explosion being termed by British courts an official act of war by the WW2 German Luftwaffe, making it the last (so far) official German Air Force attack on Britain. Find out the full story here... Dr. Mark Felton FRHistS, FRSA is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Felton Visit my audio book channel 'War Stories with Mark Felton': https://youtu.be/xszsAzbHcPE Help support my channel: https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproduction https://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductions Disclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. Mark Felton Productions does not condone written attacks, insults, racism, sexism, extremism, violence or otherwise questionable comments or material in the 'Comments' section, and reserves the right to delete any comment violating this rule or to block any poster from the channel. Sources: - 'Hitler partly to blame for 2021 blast damage, confirms Court of Appeal', by Michael Cross, 18 December 2023, The Law Society Gazette - ' Insurer wins court fight over University of Exeter bomb damage claim', BBC News, 22 March 2023 - 'Update following detonation of a WW2 bomb on Glenthorne Road, Exeter,' Exeter City Council, 28 February 2021 Credits: US National Archives; Library of Congress; West Midlands Police; BBC; ITV; Radio Exe; Anthony M; Oliver Raupach; Global News; Devon & Cornwall Police; News360; Ministry of Defence

From Newscast at 2024-02-14 18:44:00

Biden, Trump and the Survival of Nato (p0hbycpg.mp3)

Today, we look at whether Nato can survive another Trump presidency, and an investigation into the deepfake of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Nato defence spending has hit a record, as members of the defensive alliance are faced with rising Russian aggression and the potential election of Donald Trump. At a rally in South Carolina, Mr Trump said he would "encourage" Russia to attack any Nato member that did not meet its defence spending quota. Can Nato survive a Trump presidency? To find out, Adam speaks to former Commanding General of US Army Europe Ben Hodges.

Plus, Adam is joined by the BBC’s Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring to discuss how AI could affect our next election. Marianna tells us about her investigation into the deepfake that circulated of London Mayor Sadiq Khan for her new podcast Why Do You Hate Me. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Josh Jenkins, Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Schneier on Security at 2024-02-14 17:01:13

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak:

  • I’m speaking at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2024 in Munich, Germany, on Friday, February 16, 2024.
  • I’m giving a keynote on “AI and Trust” at Generative AI, Free Speech, & Public Discourse. The symposium will be held at Columbia University in New York City and online, at 3 PM ET on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
  • I’m speaking (remotely) on “AI, Trust and Democracy” at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, at noon ET on February 20, 2024. The talk is part of the 2023-2024 Beyond the Web Speaker Series, presented by The Ostrom Workshop and Hamilton Lugar School...

From Schneier on Security at 2024-02-14 12:08:03

Improving the Cryptanalysis of Lattice-Based Public-Key Algorithms

The winner of the Best Paper Award at Crypto this year was a significant improvement to lattice-based cryptanalysis.

This is important, because a bunch of NIST’s post-quantum options base their security on lattice problems.

I worry about standardizing on post-quantum algorithms too quickly. We are still learning a lot about the security of these systems, and this paper is an example of that learning.

News story.

From Drachinifel at 2024-02-14 12:00:15

The Origins of the Torpedo - That which lurks beneath...

Today we take a look at the development of the torpedo from the start of the 19th century to WW1. Sources: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Torpedo-Complete-History-Worlds-Revolutionary/dp/1848322151 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Torpedo-Inventing-Military-Industrial-Complex-Britain/dp/0674725263 https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/1944/february/catamaran-expeditions https://maritime.org/doc/jolie/part1.php https://navalunderseamuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Pre-Torpedo-Era-Report.pdf Naval History books, use code 'DRACH' for 25% off - https://www.usni.org/press/books?f%5B0%5D=subject%3A1966 Free naval photos and channel posters - www.drachinifel.co.uk Want to support the channel? - https://www.patreon.com/Drachinifel Want to talk about ships? https://discord.gg/TYu88mt 'Legionnaire' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

From FiveThirtyEight Politics at 2024-02-14 09:56:12

Democrats Notch A Win In The Battle For The Suburbs (ESP1247582436.mp3?updated=1707904768)

In this late-night installment of the 538 Politics podcast, the crew breaks down the results of the special election in New York's 3rd Congressional District. Democrat Tom Suozzi beat Republican Mazi Pilip in a race to replace former Rep. George Santos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From More or Less: Behind the Stats at 2024-02-14 09:30:00

Debt, students, shark and chips (p0hbt350.mp3)

What is the government’s fiscal rule on the national debt? Are international students stealing places from the UK’s young people? How much social housing is really being built? Do 90% of chip shops sell shark and chips?

Tim Harford investigates some of the numbers in the news.

Presenter: Tim Harford Producers: Nathan Gower and Debbie Richford Series producer: Tom Colls Production coordinator: Janet Staples Sound mix: Rod Farquhar Editor: Charlotte McDonald

From The Rest Is Politics at 2024-02-14 00:10:00

218. Could the Democrats replace Joe Biden? What’s next for Imran Khan? Why are young people deserting British conservatism? (GLT7184815681.mp3?updated=1707854551)

What do Trump’s Nato threats mean for Europe? Could Pakistan’s military have the final say in the election? Why are young people turning against the Conservatives in Britain? Join Rory and Alastair as they answer all these questions and more on today's episode of The Rest Is Politics. TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. Instagram: @restispolitics Twitter: @RestIsPolitics Email: restispolitics@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-13 22:27:40

Broadcom-owned VMware kills the free version of ESXi virtualization software

Software's free version was a good fit for tinkerers and hobbyists.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-13 22:01:00

OpenAI experiments with giving ChatGPT a long-term conversation memory

AI chatbot "memory" will recall facts from previous conversations when enabled.

From Ty & That Guy at 2024-02-13 20:23:22

The Terminator Deep Dive + Top James Cameron

#tyandthatguy #reaction #review #theterminator THE TERMINATOR DEEP DIVE + TOP JAMES CAMERON Ty Franck (one half of James S.A. Corey) and Wes Chatham ('Amos Burton' on The Expanse) finally do a deep dive on one of their favorite movies of all time... The Terminator. Also they talk a lot about Arnold's dong... 😄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/tyandthatguy 🍎 Listen on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ty-that-guy/id1544619644 🔊 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2EPXLXoqwfdynyhQmRF46M?si=Z59WcKP4TFWIG56eTtEdgQ https://linktr.ee/tyandthatguy #moviereview #moviereviews #moviecritic #moviegeek #movielover #movieexplained #movieaddict #filmreview #filmreviews #filmcritic #filmlover #filmaddicts #react #cinephile #cinema #cinemareview

From Schneier on Security at 2024-02-13 20:13:29

A Hacker’s Mind is Out in Paperback

The paperback version of A Hacker’s Mind has just been published. It’s the same book, only a cheaper format.

But—and this is the real reason I am posting this—Amazon has significantly discounted the hardcover to $15 to get rid of its stock. This is much cheaper than I am selling it for, and cheaper even than the paperback. So if you’ve been waiting for a price drop, this is your chance.

From Newscast at 2024-02-13 19:44:00

Steve Wright Tributes + Labour Suspend Another Candidate (p0hbr075.mp3)

Today, we hear tributes to the DJ Steve Wright. We also look Labour’s suspension of a second parliamentary candidate after allegations he made comments about Israel.

Steve Wright, who presented programmes for BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 for more than four decades, has died at the age of 69. We hear from his friends and former colleagues: fellow DJ Tony Blackburn and presenter Nicky Campbell.

Also Labour withdraws support for their candidate in the upcoming Rochdale by-election, Azhar Ali who claimed Israel had allowed the October 7th attacks by Hamas to happen. Mr Ali apologised, saying his comments were “"deeply offensive, ignorant, and false". A second Labour parliamentary candidate has also been suspended for comments he made about Israel. Adam speaks to Professor of Politics at University of Strathclyde, Sir John Curtice, and Times Radio Presenter, Ayesha Hazarika.

You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.scom/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Dave O'Neil. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-13 16:41:06

Nvidia CEO calls for “Sovereign AI” as his firm overtakes Amazon in market value

Driven by AI boom, the two companies are neck-and-neck behind Apple, Microsoft, and Google.

From Schneier on Security at 2024-02-13 12:07:03

Molly White Reviews Blockchain Book

Molly White—of “Web3 is Going Just Great” fame—reviews Chris Dixon’s blockchain solutions book: Read Write Own:

In fact, throughout the entire book, Dixon fails to identify a single blockchain project that has successfully provided a non-speculative service at any kind of scale. The closest he ever comes is when he speaks of how “for decades, technologists have dreamed of building a grassroots internet access provider”. He describes one project that “got further than anyone else”: Helium. He’s right, as long as you ignore the fact that Helium was providing LoRaWAN, not Internet, that by the time he was writing his book Helium hotspots had long since passed the phase where they might generate even enough tokens for their operators to merely break even, and that the network was pulling in somewhere around $1,150 in usage fees a month despite the company being valued at $1.2 billion. Oh, and that the company had widely lied to the public about its supposed big-name clients, and that its executives have been accused of hoarding the project’s token to enrich themselves. But hey, a16z sunk millions into Helium (a fact Dixon never mentions), so might as well try to drum up some new interest!...

From School of War at 2024-02-13 11:20:00

Ep 110: Thomas Mahnken on Net Assessment (NEBM8826342720.mp3?updated=1707792840)

Thomas Mahnken, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joins the show to talk about net assessment and the future of war. ▪️  Times      •      01:39 Introduction      •      02:02 An interesting journey     •      03:33 The Office of Net Assessment      •      09:49 A tool, not a solution      •      13:19 Both quantity and quality matter      •      15:05 Soviet thinking      •      19:20 Leveraging insight      •      23:11 Potential outcomes     •      28:35 “The Houthis have friends.”       •      33:19 Danger and opportunity      •      37:20 The terms of success change     •      43:14 Solving the problem of the moment Follow along  on Instagram Find a transcript of today’s episode on our School of War Substack

From Empire at 2024-02-13 00:30:00

122. Iran & Saudi Arabia: The Rivalry that Split the Islamic World (GLT7158855619.mp3?updated=1707777651)

1979 was the year that set the Islamic world on the path to today. In Iran, the revolution established the nation as a theocracy that sought to defend Shi'ism across the world. In Saudi Arabia, the siege of the Holy Mosque led to the nation embracing a more radical Sunni Islam that it began to export around the world. Almost immediately they began to clash, with great impact across the globe. Listen to William and Anita as they speak with Kim Ghattas about the birth of this rivalry. For bonus episodes, ad-free listening, reading lists, book discounts, a weekly newsletter, and a chat community. Sign up at https://empirepod.supportingcast.fm/ Twitter: @Empirepoduk Email: empirepoduk@gmail.com Goalhangerpodcasts.com Producer: Callum Hill Exec Producer: Neil Fearn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is History at 2024-02-13 00:10:00

418. Britain in 1974: The Crisis Election (Part 2) (GLT9690615062.mp3?updated=1707747695)

Three days after one of the most devastating IRA attacks launched upon British soil, the Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath called an election, in circumstances that had never been more dire. Running against him was the veteran Labour leader, Harold Wilson, now as tired and beleaguered as his rival, and whose party was increasingly divided by internal conflict. Jeremy Thorpe, the charming but reckless leader of the liberal party, had also thrown his hat into the ring. As the election drew closer, the parties were neck and neck, and with the sense of national hysteria and economic chaos rising, escalated by a baying press and the likes of Enoch Powell, the stakes had never been higher. Could the longstanding Labour and Conservative duopoly finally be broken? Join Dominic and Tom for the second part of their series on 1974, one of the most disastrous years in British history, as they discuss the terrible circumstances surrounding the seismic February election, and its momentous outcome.     *The Rest Is History LIVE in 2024* Tom and Dominic are back onstage this summer, at Hampton Court Palace in London!  Buy your tickets here: therestishistory.com Twitter: @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Assistant Producer: Tabby Syrett Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From The Rest Is Entertainment at 2024-02-13 00:10:00

Will Elon Musk buy Disney? (GLT4693045596.mp3?updated=1707772464)

Will the Magic Kingdom soon have a new owner in Elon Musk? What if anything is wrong Gregg Wallace's much maligned Saturday routine? These two questions answered, plus who will win the battle between Universal Music Group and TikTok? Richard and Marina getting into these topics on this edition of The Rest Is Entertainment. Twitter: @restisents Email: therestisentertainment@gmail.com Producer: Neil Fearn Executive Producers: Tony Pastor + Jack Davenport Recommendations; Watch Richard: The Dog House (Channel 4) Live Maria: Macbeth (Donmar theatre) 🌏 Get our exclusive NordVPN deal here ➼ https://nordvpn.com/trie It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! ✅ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

From FiveThirtyEight Politics at 2024-02-13 00:03:25

Who Will Replace George Santos? (ESP4512847899.mp3?updated=1707782704)

Voters in New York's 3rd Congressional District are heading to the polls on Tuesday to choose a replacement for former Rep. George Santos. In this installment of the 538 Politics podcast, the crew discusses the dynamics at play in the most high profile special election this year. They also look at Americans' perceptions of President Joe Biden's age, after a special counsel report described him as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” and they talk about what comes next in the politics of border security. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From FiveThirtyEight Politics at 2024-02-13 00:03:00

The Political Conversation About Biden's Age (ESP4512847899.mp3?updated=1707784394)

Voters in New York's 3rd Congressional District are heading to the polls on Tuesday to choose a replacement for former Rep. George Santos. In this installment of the 538 Politics podcast, the crew discusses the dynamics at play in the most high profile special election this year. They also look at Americans' perceptions of President Joe Biden's age, after a special counsel report described him as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” and they talk about what comes next in the politics of border security. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

From Biz & IT – Ars Technica at 2024-02-12 23:41:17

Ongoing campaign compromises senior execs’ Azure accounts, locks them using MFA

The wide range of employee roles targeted indicates attacker's multifaceted approach.

From Analysis at 2024-02-12 21:00:00

What is 'British culture'? (p0hb16j8.mp3)

'What is "British Culture?” I was born in the UK and have lived here for 40 years, and yet, as a British Asian person, I am constantly told “we are not integrating”. Not integrating into what culture exactly?'

Bushra Shaikh runs a charity, is a business-owner and is also a writer and commentator. When she posted this question on social media, two million people viewed it, she received thousands of replies, but no clear definition of British Culture. Some respondents mentioned the food, while others defined it by quoting literature or history. But those answers were often just lists; of meals. books, names and dates.

Is "culture" a synonym for race? How can British people of colour integrate, and what does that mean?

Americans put their hands on their hearts, gaze at the stars and stripes and identify with freedom, while the French look to liberty, equality, and fraternity, but is there a British equivalent? Bushra speaks to Historians, cultural commentators, as well as both the UK's newest citizens, and people who can trace their British family roots back hundreds of years, to try to find out what British culture means to them.

Presenter: Bushra Shaikh Producers: Ravi Naik and Sean Johnson Editor: Clare Fordham.

Contributors: Robert Colls, emeritus professor of history at De Montfort University Lionel Shriver, novelist and journalist Pen Vogler, food historian and writer Dr Bernard Trafford, retired headteacher and former member of the citizenship advisory group Anton Dani, Conservative councillor and former mayor of Boston Robert Owen, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside Professor Alice Foucart, Principal Investigator, Psycholinguistics, Universidad Nebrija, Madrid Dr Tessa Dunlop, historian and broadcaster Keith Richardson, Author