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Time for another wild ride through history! This time we begin in Ancient China with a repeating crossbow, explore more northerly kingdoms, invent modern writing, deal with pirates, have a couple of wars, deal with a monarch, meet a legend, and then just maybe we'll give peace a chance.
See, I told you it'd be a heck of a ride. After all we've got to go Here, There, And Everywhere.
Note: My computer recently recovered from a rather nasty crash that took out the video card and an external drive. Because of that, there are a couple of sound glitches in the episode. My apologies for this and the computer situation is currently being addressed... with a hammer.16:35 minutes (8 MB)
On one of my previous shows, I talked about Ignite Phoenix and the whole Ignite thing. Among other things, I said it'd be good for librarians to get into something like this because, in five minutes, you can tell a huge group of people all about your library and/or whatever else you're passionate about.
Dani Cutler, a local Phoenix area podcaster, is working on a series of interviews with people who've presented at Ignite Phoenix. She and I sat down at one of the greatest coffee shops in the Valley of the Sun and talked about libraries and the funny things that happen in them, history, Hyperlinked History, and presenting at Ignite.
So if you have the interest, you can hear my alter ego speak with the lovely and intelligent Dani Cutler over on the Ignite Phoenix Podcast site.
The LISNews Netcast Network schedule for this summer:
June 1: LISTen #74
June 8th: LISTen #75
June 11th: Hyperlinked History
June 15th: LISTen #76
June 18th: Tech for Techies
June 22nd: LISTen #77
June 25th: Hyperlinked History
June 29th: LISTen #78
July 2nd: Tech for Techies
July 6th: LISTen #79
July 9th: Hyperlinked History
July 13th: LISTen #80
July 16th: Tech for Techies
July 20th: LISTen #81
July 23rd: Hyperlinked History
July 27th: LISTen #82
July 30th: Tech for Techies
August 3rd: LISTen #83
August 6th: Hyperlinked History
August 10th: LISTen #84
August 13th: Tech for Techies
August 17th: LISTen #85
August 20th: Hyperlinked History
After August 20th, all network programs will be on hiatus. The hiatus will conclude on September 7th with the return of LISTen. Dates remain tentative as changes can happen. If news breaks out, unannounced specials may be released as necessary.
Hi all, and welcome to the show!
We're off on a truly globe spanning historical adventure this time as we discuss how Egyptian pyramids, Greek historians, Persian mailmen, butt kissing British poets, international trade, samurai, taxes, Ben Franklin, and pneumonia have to do with the cultish devotion to... a soft drink?
Sure it sounds strange now, but it's really all about Building a Following.19:16 minutes (8 MB)
As they've said in broadcasting for years, "Due to circumstances beyond our control," Hyperlinked History will be delayed until next Thursday. Nothing bad, but among those "circumstances" is the fact that my ISP is having issues and I've not had Internet connectivity at my house for just under 14 hours now.
So I leave you with another timeless (aka ancient) broadcasting phrase: "Tune in next week" to find out how ancient tombs for divine kings links through time and history to another cultish fascination... with a soft drink.
If I'm counting things correctly, this is the tenth episode of Hyperlinked History! Who would've thought I'd squeeze ten episodes out of this thing? I wanted to throw out a quick thank you to all who've listened and I hope you're enjoying the series at least half as much as I enjoy making it. Big thanks to Stephen, Blake, and the gang here at LISNews too! You can't find better folks to work with.
This time around, join me as we take a ride from today's promise of the future to the distant past, over 3,600 years ago. Along the way we'll fly with the Hubble Space Telescope, meet an Austrian scientist, have a couple of revolutions, commit regicide, try communism, play tennis, visit some Gothic churches, liberate Sicily, and visit a library even older than Alexandria.
When you're taking such a long trip, you've really got to have a good Starting Point.14:38 minutes (8 MB)
I wanted to send out a heads up to the listeners of the LISNews Netcast Network and fans of Hyperlinked History that I will be changing the day I publish the show online. Due to some schedule changes and the madness that is a summer reading programme, this will be a lot easier for me to get a show up regularly.
Starting this week the show will go online every other Thursday around midnight, Eastern Time. For international folks that's Friday 04:00 UTC.
So when you don't see a show online tomorrow morning, you'll know why. Just wait another 24 hours, that's all!
My sincere apologies for the tardiness on this episode. We had a family issue come up that necessitated traveling and the chaos that goes with it, so I'm just now getting it online.
This time around, The Faceless Historian ushers you down the aisle of history with some key stops in (THIS... IS...) Sparta(!). Then he provides a dash of poetry and weird books before introducing you to a daughter and a unicycling scientist. Where does it end? Well, I suppose you could use Google to find out.
Sometimes, you don't even know if there is barbarian At The Gates.13:24 minutes (8 MB)
Due to extenuating circumstances beyond our control, Hyperlinked History will be delayed this week. The program will post by Thursday morning UTC at the latest.
Transcript of the audio message:
By a unanimous vote, that is to say a four to zero vote, of network producers the LISNews Netcast Network is undertaking a stand down period. The stand down begins at 0430 UTC on April 10th and lasts until 0330 UTC on April 20th. During this ten day stand down, network producers will be hard at work catching up on writing features for release. Network programming will resume with LISTen on April 20th being released on or near 0400 UTC.
For those concerned librarians out there, please do not worry. This wasn't something I dictated. This stand down was initiated on the request of a producer that was put to a vote. Just because the network has an Interim Coordinator does not mean it has a despot ruling it.
I'm Stephen Michael Kellat, Interim Coordinator of the Network. Thank you for listening.1:15 minutes (2.29 MB)