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Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
 
Welcome to 5 Things I Know Now: A DGH Podcast - the innovative and practical new series from the Dorset Growth Hub. Following on from the first two series of The Dorset Growth Hub podcast, we’re bringing an exciting spin to the format, where top business leaders share the five lessons that helped them find success. We'll be releasing a new episode every couple of weeks, and running live events alongside the episodes so be sure to keep up to date by registering your email at https://www.dorse ...
 
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Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Tireless Curiosity climbs an unknown, unsolved landscape of Mt Gale.. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/points-of-information/curiosity-into-the-mountains/…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Begin private space exploration.September 15, 2021. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com HFN https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/the-real-human-exploration-of-the-solar-system-began-on-september-15-2021/…
 
Photo: NASA's portrait of Curiosity https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission-updates/ Curiosity is a car-sized Mars rover designed to explore the Gale crater on Mars as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. Curiosity was launched from Cape Canaveral on 26 November 2011, at 15:02:00 UTC and landed on Aeolis Palus inside Gale crater on Mars on 6 A…
 
Photo: Opel RAK.1 - World's first public manned flight of a rocket plane on September 30, 1929. Begin private space exploration. September 15, 2021. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com https://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/the-real-human-exploration-of-the-solar-system-began-on-september-15-2021/…
 
Photo: MEMBERS OF HMAS SYDNEY WAVE GREETINGS FROM THE TOP OF AND A SHELL HOLE IN ONE OF THE SHIP'S FUNNELS. THE SAILOR FIFTH FROM THE LEFT IN THE TOP GROUP IS LEADING STOKER THOMAS NEVIN GLACKIN. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AustraliaReport: AUKUS encourages; Covid discourages. Scott Mayman, Brisbane @C…
 
Photo: Col Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur's greatness as a World War II general, career military officer and rehabilitator of Japan is unquestioned. His highly publicized recall by President Harry Truman for insubordinate behavior in Korea, nearly bringing about World War III with China, ranks as the greatest act of outright defiance of an Ame…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. 1813 Macao harbor. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #TheScalaReport: Moral Hazard Warnings at Macau, at Hong Kong, at Shanghai & What is to be done? #TheScalaReport. Chris Riegel @scala CEO, @STRATACACHE https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chinas-house-cards-everg…
 
Photo: Gunners aboard Turkish ship, at posts Turkey Is the New Jihadi Highway, and Erdogan Is the Toll Keeper. @AykanErdemir @FDD The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on five al Qaeda supporters working out of Turkey to provide financial services and travel help to the militant group, the Treasury Department said on Thursday. “These targ…
 
Photo: American black bear (Ursus Americanus) The Black Bears Feast along Lake Tahoe. Jeff Bliss #PacificWatch @JCBlisswNews As people fled the Tahoe region to escape an approaching wildfire, the last thing many did was pull their trash bins out to the curb. But the trash collectors left too. So the bears pigged out, ransacking not only the garbage…
 
Photo: The flying ship. Photographic reproduction of an 18th century etching showing an airship designed by Brazilian Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão. Ship has a bird's head and feathers, a boat-like body in which a man stands looking through a telescope; a flag with crest is attached to the rear of the ship. Reproduction of an 18th century book illust…
 
Photo: Coastal airship Norge. 3/4 N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 2021 "GRIPPING. . . . One of the greatest polar rescue efforts ever mounted." —Wall Street Journal The riveting true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the desperate race to find the survivors…
 
Photo: Arctic explorers preparing for the long winter - historic Cape Sabine and Baffin Bay (79 deg. N. lat.) 2/4 N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing @PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 2021 "GRIPPING. . . . One of the greatest polar rescue efforts ever mounted." —Wall Street Journal The riveting true story of the l…
 
Photo: "Inventio fortunata. Arctic exploration. With an account of Nicholas of Lynn. Read before the American Geographical Society ... May 15th, 1880. Reprinted from the Bulletin of the Society". 1/4 N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia, by Mark Piesing PorterSqBooks. Hardcover – August 31, 2021 "GRIPPING. . . . One of the greatest pola…
 
Photo: Competition, and Amazon’s growing delivery expertise. "Industrial history of the United States, from the earliest settlements to the present time: being a complete survey of American industries, embracing agriculture and horticulture; including the cultivation of cotton, tobacco, wheat; the raising of horses, neat-cattle, etc.; all the impor…
 
Photo: “Looking out for relief.” Satire on the Crown and Government Security Bill; an exchange between the common man, weighed down and fettered by taxes and poverty, and his look-out up a tree, eight questions or statements and eight responses on a rotating circle, viewed through apertures cut in the image. Considerable Tax Hike on Small Business.…
 
Photo: Bedouin refugees 1917 2/2 What Sixty Years of Immigration Represents for Education, Wages, Opportunities. Robert Krol, @Mercatus HFN https://www.mercatus.org/publications/immigration/immigration-and-us-labor-market-outcome Robert Krol, @Mercatus Senior Affiliated Scholar Robert Krol is an emeritus professor of economics at California State U…
 
Photo: immigrants disembarking; 1912 1/2 What Sixty Years of Immigration Represents for Education, Wages, Opportunities. Robert Krol, @Mercatus HFN https://www.mercatus.org/publications/immigration/immigration-and-us-labor-market-outcome Robert Krol, @Mercatus Senior Affiliated Scholar Robert Krol is an emeritus professor of economics at California…
 
Photo: Election and Coronation of the Habsburg Emperor Maximilian II The German Elections look toward Paris. @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/85333By John Batchelor
 
Photo: The Afghan King Amanullah Khan with a group of people in 1927 #AfterAfghanistan: Europe Lessons Not Learned. Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. @Carnegie_Europe Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog. https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/85281?utm_source=ctw&utm_medium=e…
 
Photo: Non-Taliban cricket. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Who knew the Taliban celebrates cricket? @Tunku Varadarajan @WSJOpinion https://www.wsj.com/articles/cricket-ban-afghanistan-team-taliban-islamist-women-rights-sexism-misogyny-australia-11631568330?st=hi60fhwvfqjfrsn&reflink=article_email_share…
 
Photo: "The Combat of Rustam and Ashkabus", Folio 268v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Iran unafraid of IAEA or sanctions in run-up to UNGA and an Iran Deal. Behnam ben Taleblu, @FDD https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-iran-united-nations-tehran-cf…
 
Photo: Patriot's Quick Step . . . This vision, under Johnson, is of a Britain that is faster-moving and more flexible internationally, tilting its focus away from Europe toward Asia and putting its energy into ad hoc alliances and a more robust defense of democratic values to counter threats posed by autocratic regimes such as China and Russia. It …
 
Photo: Scheherazade and the Sultan by the Iranian painter Sani ol molk (1849–1856) . . . The world's powers are now scrambling to exert influence amid the return of the country's Islamist rulers. And in the process two nations from the Arab and Muslim world have been emerging as key mediators and facilitators - Qatar and Turkey. CBS Eye on the Worl…
 
Photo: Justin Trudeau and his good working colleague Xi Jinping CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Erin O'Toole to join AUKUS immediately upon election. @ConradMBlack HFN https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/top-trudeau-rival-otoole-would-push-for-canada-to-join-us-uk-and-australia-security-alliance/ar-AAOwv2b…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1949 Chinese communists celebrate Joseph Stalin's seventieth birthday. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Ex-Im Bank for Stalin, William Bullitt, Cordell Hull, FDR: April, 1934 HFN Union Guy Gets a Seat on Ex-Im Board | National Review https://www.nationalreview.com/…
 
Photo: Chinese sailors. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow What is AUKUS for China? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/a-profound-move-for-both-canberra-and-washington-20210916-p58s5f?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1631761589 "Beijing is denouncing…
 
Photo: Typhoon-class submarine at sea; part of AUKUS. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow What is AUKUS for the US? @RichardFontaine @CNASDC https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/a-profound-move-for-both-canberra-and-washington-20210916-p58s5f?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nc&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=16…
 
Photo: First lady María Eva Duarte, along with her husband, President Perón, checks her dress moments before attending a gala function at the Colón Theater. La primera dama María Eva Duarte, junto a su esposo el presidente Perón, revisa su vestido momentos antes de asistir a una función de gala en el Teatro Colón. . CBS Eye on the World with John B…
 
Photo: Lula Da Silva upbraids his successor, Jair Bolosonaro. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: The Duelling Demonstrations of Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis https://www.nytimes.com/20…
 
Photo: In September of 2006, then-President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela explained that the US president left the scent of the Devil. My firm opinion, as clear as the full moon – irrevocable, absolute, total – is ... that you elect Nicolas Maduro as President. I ask this of you from my heart. He is one of the young leaders with the greatest ability to …
 
Photo: FARC guerrillas marching in formation during the Caguan peace talks (1998–2002) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #NewWorldReport: Colombia Border War. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. @revanellis GLXXG https://colombiareports.com/colombia…
 
Photo: No known restrictions on publication. Stephen Frand Cohen (1938 – 2020), American scholar of Russian studies. @Batchelorshow In joyful memory of my colleague of decades, Professor of Politics Stephen F. Cohen (November 25, 1930- September 18, 2020): Lecture delivered at McCosh 10, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. December 10, 198…
 
Photo: Afghan evacuees entering a Polish C-130 Hercules during Operation Allies Refuge, 17 August 2021. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: August 30, 2021, South Gate of the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, one story of an American citizen refused evacuation by the US State Departme…
 
Photo: DF-31 ballistic missiles . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow PRC building DF-41 silos quickly. Peter Huessy, director of Strategic Deterrent Studies of the Mitchell Institute of the Air Force Association. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://warriormaven.com/global-security/china-nuclea…
 
Photo: Window card for a famous musical of yesteryear, Thoroughly Modern Millie. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Knowns and Unknowns of the Milley revelations. @BillGertz @WashTimes @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/09/did-gen-milley-actually-go-rogue-at-end-o…
 
Photo: The Anglo-Chinese College; from Missionary Sketches XXVIII, January, 1825. CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Australia, United Kingdom and USA (AUKUS) link vs PRC. Rick Fisher, International Assessment Center @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/st…
 
Photo: Mongolian wolf (Canis lupus chanco) pursued by a falcon—who, in fact, is about to.land on and instantly kill the wolf. Screen grab CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Wang Yi Wolf Warrior warns Seoul & What is to be done? . @DavidMaxwell161 @FDD @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill GLXXG https://…
 
Photo: The country around Herat : projected from Major Holditch's map . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Italy rescues soccer players of Herat. Lorenzo Fiori. Ansaldo Foundation HFN https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/09/world/europe/afghanistan-women-soccer-italy.html…
 
Photo: In February 1957, a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, triggering a pandemic (“Asiatic Flu”). It was first reported in Singapore in February 1957, Hong Kong in April 1957, and in coastal cities in the United States in summer 1957. The estimated number of deaths was 1.1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the United States. CBS E…
 
Photo: . Captain Daegan W Page, undated photo released by the Marine Corps. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran of the Global War on Terrorism and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate Floor today to honor the life of Marine Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler Page of Red Oak, Iowa, who was one of the 13 U.S…
 
Photo: Grand Army of the Republic gathering, Seattle, July 4, 1912 ( . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow #AfterAfghanistan: Small town America reserves 13 chairs. SalenaZito.com@DCExaminer https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/americans-mourn-the-dead-in-afghanistan-even-as-the-media-move-on S…
 
Photo: J. Neely Johnson was born in Indiana into a family of prominent Whigs. In 1849, Johnson migrated to California and arrived in Sacramento “dead broke.” His first job was hauling flour from Sacramento to Stockton for $16 a day. On January 9, 1856, Johnson took his oath as Governor–at 30, he was the youngest man ever to assume that office. He w…
 
Photo; Doha Ritz-Carlton* #AfterAfghanistan: Doha's Ritz-Carlton looks like a winner. Gregg Carlstrom @TheEconomist THE TALIBAN-WHISPERERS: America's ignominious exit from Kabul has been a diplomatic boon for Qatar. https://econ.st/3jYEawU .. .. .. * https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/qatar/doha?scid=f6948394-19b6-49ab-8602-b14558651ad3&ppc=ppc&…
 
Photo: Certification by the American Board of Regenerative Medicine (ABRM) 2/2 Doctors on the Flight Deck. Robert Graboyes, @Mercatus For Greater Healthcare Access, License Physicians Like Pilots | Mercatus Center https://www.mercatus.org/publications/healthcare/greater-healthcare-access-license-physicians-pilots…
 
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