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Podcast: Hitler’s Final Moments Recounted

Adolf Hitler killed himself on April 30th 1945 at the age of 56. He had taken shelter in a bunker beneath his government headquarters as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. The BBC Witness History podcast has gathered chilling firsthand accounts of his death from the BBC’s archives.

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Podcast: ‘Public Health on Call’

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore has a superb podcast entitled Public Health On Call focusing on the novel coronavirus spreading worldwide. Past episode topics have included when we can expect a vaccine, an interview with historian, author and expert about the 1918 influenza pandemic John Barry and Covid-19 and the law. The information is reliable and presented calmly, which […]

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Coronavirus: Helpful Podcast

The On the Media podcast interviews author and science journalist Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance about the spread of COVID-19. I found it helpful, although I prefer hearing from scientists rather than journalists. Garrett was a consultant for the gripping, educational and entertaining 2011 […]

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Staples to Offer Podcast Studio Rental

Staples, the office supply store, is getting ready to offer the rental of podcast studio time for $60 an hour. The service is called Staples Connect and is launching in the Boston area on February 5, 2020. Len Edgerly of The Kindle Chronicles deviated from his normal topic of ebooks to interview the Staples employees […]

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Om Interviews WordPress Founder

Om Malik interviews Matt Mullenweg. Matt is the founder of Automattic and co-creator of WordPress. Matt discusses the beginning of WordPress, the growing importance of open source in the age of cloud, lessons he’s learned as a founder and more. True Ventures Foundation podcast

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Audiobook: ‘Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations’

Retired Admiral William H. McRaven was involved in high profile special operations missions, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.  He narrates the audiobook skillfully. I felt as though I was sitting in my living room hearing Admiral McRaven tell tales that […]

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Learning About Iran

In the Christmas Day 2019 episode of the Intelligence Matters podcast, host and former acting CIA director Michael Morell interviewed Barbara Slavin, the director of the “Future of Iran Initiative” at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank. This Initiative convenes experts, policy makers, activists and other stakeholders to discuss United States policy toward Iran […]

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Podcast: Antisemitism in the United States

This episode of the People of the Pod podcast has two interesting segments: An interview with Jeff Finkelstein, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, about how the Pittsburgh Jewish community is doing one year after the attack; and A discussion with Avi Mayer, AJC’s Managing Director of Global Communications, about the […]

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Podcast: Attack on German Synagogue, Historic Pact with Gulf States, New Book on Israeli Prime Ministers — People of the Pod

The attack on a German Synagogue in Halle and other issues are discussed on the People of the Pod podcast. People of the Pod is a weekly podcast analyzing global affairs through a Jewish lens. A partnership between AJC and The Times of Israel, People of the Pod examines political events, the people driving them, and what […]