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“The Forum” – Another Great Podcast from BBC Four

For years, BBC Four’s “In Our Time” podcast has been my go-to source for material with which to create “Radio MIKE” in preparation for road trips, flights, and long walks. But BBC Four hosts many other interesting programs.¬† “The Forum” … Continue reading

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How I Built This – A Great Podcast

Recently, I’ve enjoyed listening to episodes of a podcast “How I Built This“. It’s about “innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built.” This NPR podcast is created by Guy Raz, who also created the popular … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures

“Hidden Figures” is one of those must-see motion pictures of 2017–the story of black women who¬†provided essential support as computers for NASA. In that day, “computer” was a job title for a human who performed calculations on electro-mechanical devices. They … Continue reading

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The Last Kingdom: Season 2

Finally, Netflix is streaming the second season of “The Last Kingdom“, the dramatization of Bernard Cornwell’s well researched and written “Saxon Tales“. Uhtred, the dispossessed heir of Bebbanburg, a Saxon raised by Danes, finds himself in the service of Alfred, … Continue reading

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