January 9, 2020

The Life of Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky was a leading figure of the Russian Revolution. One of the greatest Marxist thinkers of all time, he changed the world in ways most people don't realize. This is his story.

 

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Sources:

Trotsky Biography by Robert Service

Trotsky Biography by Victor Serge

Trotsky Biography by Isaac Deutscher

Trotsky's Autobiography

Trotsky's Writings

 

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"Symmetry" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

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"Prelude and Action" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

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"Virtutes Instrumenti" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

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Check out 'Why Trotsky was Important'

October 19, 2019

The Life of Cleopatra

Cleopatra was the last monarch of Ptolemaic Egypt. She's notorious for her relationship with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. But who was this powerful woman?

 

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Sources:

Cleopatra: A Biography (Women in Antiquity)

Cleopatra: A Life

CLEOPATRA: THE EGYPTIAN QUEEN: THE ENTIRE LIFE STORY (Great Biographies)

 

Music

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“Infados” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

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“Five Armies” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

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Drizzle to Downpour

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Ibn Al-Noor Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Check out 'Cleopatra's Political Compass Results'

Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederate states of America. On top of a hectic political career, his personal life was filled with tragedy. He died in failure and disgrace. This is the story of how it happened.

 

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Jefferson Davis Biography

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

A short history of the Confederate states of America

 

Check out 'Lessons from Jefferson Davis and the Civil War'

Solzhenitsyn was a devout communist. Until he saw what happened in the gulag firsthand . After that, he spent his life exposing the truth about the Soviet Union.

 

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Gulag Archipelago

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Solzhenitsyn Biography

 

Check out 'The Russian Injustice by the Tsar'

Joseph Stalin was the dictator of the Soviet Union. A lifelong Marxist, he worked tirelessly to create global communism. Instead, he murdered over a hundred million innocent human beings. This Biocast episode explains why.

 

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STALIN A Critical Survey of Bolshevism By Boris Souvarine

Year One of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge

Psychopathology of Joseph Stalin

Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 

 

Check out 'How Identity Politics Caused WWII'

Mystery. Horror. Tragedy. All came to life when Edgar Allan Poe put a pen to paper. Discover the somber story behind one of the greatest horror writers of all time.

 

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Sources:

Critical Biography of Edgar Allan Poe

A Psycho-Analytical Study of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance

https://www.eapoe.org/ 

 

Check out 'The Life of Edgar Allan Poe' documentary!

Napoleon Bonaparte is a legendary military figure. He played a key role during the French Revolution & sparked the Napoleonic wars. France has never been the same. Discover the life behind one of history's most powerful dictators.

 

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Sources:

Napoleon A Life

The Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte Complete

https://www.napoleon.org/en/ 

 

Check out 'Practical Advice from Napoleon'

January 21, 2019

The Life of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was the dictator of Nazi Germany during WWII. He is one of the most infamous political leaders in world history. This episode explores his childhood, personality, and what drove him to create the Third Reich.

 

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Mein Kampf

Hitler’s Table Talk

The Young Hitler I Knew

Inside the Third Reich

Hitler: The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer

Analysis of the Personality of Adolph Hitler 

 

Check out 'Who Controlled Hitler'

September 12, 2018

The Life of Nostradamus

Nostradamus is one of the most mysterious men to have ever lived. His predictions are what made him famous, but what about his life story? In this episode of Biocast, we will be diving into the life behind the ominous future seer who predicted the death of Kings.

 

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Sources:

Nostradamus: The Complete Prophesies for the Future

Conversations with Nostradamus: Volume 1

Nostradamus: A Life and Myth

 

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The Insider's Guide To Nostradamus Predictions

August 13, 2018

The Life of Joseph Goebbels

Joseph Goebbels was the infamous minister of propaganda in the Third Reich. His life story contains many valuable lessons, especially given the modern political situation.

 

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Sources

Goebbels: A Biography

Goebbels on the Jews: The Complete Diary Entries - 1923 to 1945

Doctor Goebbels: His Life and Death

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