Wu Zetian: The Only Female Ruler in Chinese History
Everything Everywhere | Around the World Travel Blog By Gary Arndt
by Gary Arndt
5h ago
Podcast Transcript In the very long history of China, it has had exactly one female ruler.  She was a woman who managed, against all odds, to inch her way closer to power over a period of years until she reached a point where she could claim power for herself.  By all accounts, she was beautiful, ... Read more The post Wu Zetian: The Only Female Ruler in Chinese History appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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Questions & Answers: Volume 4
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by Gary Arndt
2d ago
Podcast Transcript Every February, podcasters will come out of their hole in the ground. If they find listener questions, it means there will be six more weeks of winter.  As I peeked my head out of the ground this month, I found a plethora of questions, which means that spring is right around the corner….if ... Read more The post Questions & Answers: Volume 4 appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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536: The Worst Year in History
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by Gary Arndt
2d ago
Podcast Transcript There have been many really bad years in world history. There have been World Wars, the Black Death, and horrific natural disasters, all of which have made for very bad years.  However, many historians have come to the conclusion that the worst year in the history of humanity was a year that in ... Read more The post 536: The Worst Year in History appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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The Teapot Dome Scandal
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by Gary Arndt
4d ago
Podcast Transcript In the early 1920s, what was considered to be the largest political scandal in American history became public. Despite the enormous amount of attention given to it in the press at the time, both the scandal and the president that was attached to it, have both been largely forgotten. Yet, the legacy of ... Read more The post The Teapot Dome Scandal appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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The Nation of Vanuatu
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by Gary Arndt
5d ago
Podcast Transcript Located in the southern Pacific Ocean lies the small nation of Vanuatu.  While it shares many features with other Pacific Island nations, there are things about Vanuatu which are unlike any other country in the world.  Its language, religion, and history all have elements that are unlike any other country in the world  ... Read more The post The Nation of Vanuatu appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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All About Volcanoes
Everything Everywhere | Around the World Travel Blog By Gary Arndt
by Gary Arndt
6d ago
Podcast Transcript Volcanoes are some of the most fearsome things in nature.  They are responsible for the largest explosions ever known. They have created entire land masses. They have shaped the Earth’s climate and may have been responsible for mass extinction events during our planet’s history.  Today, as you are listening to this, somewhere on ... Read more The post All About Volcanoes appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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The Invention of the Airplane
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by Gary Arndt
1w ago
Podcast Transcript Humans have probably had the desire to fly ever since they saw the first bird fly in the air.  Flying, as it turned out, was a very challenging problem for creatures without wings.  Throughout the 19th century, many people tackled the problem without success. It wasn’t until the first years of the 20th ... Read more The post The Invention of the Airplane appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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The Statue of Liberty
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by Gary Arndt
1w ago
Podcast Transcript After the US Civil War, the French historian Edouard de Laboulaye floated the idea of creating a large monument to honor the success of the United States in creating and maintaining a democracy.  Almost 20 years later, after significant time in fundraising, design, and construction, the new statue was unveiled to the public ... Read more The post The Statue of Liberty appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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The Battle of Yorktown
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by Gary Arndt
2w ago
Podcast Transcript In 1781, after six years of fighting, the American Revolution came to a dramatic conclusion.  One of the two major British armies in the conflict found themselves trapped on a peninsula near Yorktown, Virginia.  A combination of American and French forces laid siege to the British at Yorktown in what turned out to ... Read more The post The Battle of Yorktown appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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The Speed of Light
Everything Everywhere | Around the World Travel Blog By Gary Arndt
by Gary Arndt
2w ago
Podcast Transcript There is nothing faster in the entire universe than the speed of light. Not only is light the fastest thing, but nothing can ever be faster than light.  For the longest time, humans didn’t even know that light had a speed, and once they figured out that light wasn’t instantaneous, it took several ... Read more The post The Speed of Light appeared first on Everything Everywhere ..read more
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