Geeked on History covers the tragically short story of one of the greatest female scientists in history: Augusta Ada Lovelace in this flash edition.
This was a podcast originally recorded for The History Podcasters Network, so you may notice some differences (like no intro track!) but the information is the same quality you’ve come to expect from the show!
In today’s podcast, we get our hands a little dirty on World War 2 history. I know, I know. I used it as a point of pride to say that we tried to avoid covering too many topics in the WWII era, but I feel that this topic qualifies as quality content for Geeked on History ears.
Operation JEDBURGH was an old concept applied with new effectiveness. Gone were the days of security deep within the borders of a rapidly advancing front. When air troop transports can drop covert teams of saboteurs behind your lines, any illusions of safety evaporated like water on a hot summer day.
So nestle in with your choice of summer beverage (I’ll take a Bell’s Oberon, please!) and enjoy the podcast!
Welcome back to all the faithful listeners of the Geeked on history podcast. It’s been about a month, and to celebrate the return of the podcast I have a very special treat for all of you!
The Berlin Airlift was one of the very first major confrontations of the post-war era. Disagreements with how to handle the city of Berlin after Nazi control had been usurped put the gears of the cold war in motion in a renewed ideological conflict that would entangle almost every nation on Earth in one way or another.
The USSR had their sights set on control of the entire European continent, to include Germany and the city of Berlin, which was being shared by the four major allies in World War II.
The Soviet Union had constructed a scheme to supply all of Berlin exclusively by controlling the supply chain into the city from all sides. The United States; not planning on being cut out of the future of the capitol of Germany, decided to try a radical solution to circumventing Soviet ground control. Instead of sending in ground convoys, they would send convoys in the air.
In this week’s episode, I take a divergence from the normal format and interview a veteran I met (by way of absolute luck) to get his viewpoint on the conflict, and understand how the event worked from someone who was on the front lines.
I’d like to send a special thanks out to my veteran friend Bob Gload for taking the time out to sit down with me and discuss his experience and to my good friend Ryan Duff for taking on the task of editor for the podcast. Without either of these two incredible gentlemen, we wouldn’t be able to hear this very special podcast.