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Saint Constantine was born in 272, the son of Constantius Chlorus, ruler of the western part of the Roman Empire, and St Helen. When his father died in 306 he was proclaimed successor to the throne. The empire was ruled at that time by several Caesars, each with his own territory. When Constantine learned that the Caesars Maxentius and Maximinus had joined against him, he marched on Italy. It was there that, on the eve of a decisive battle outside Rome, he saw in the sky a radiant Cross with the words "In this sign conquer." He ordered that a battle-standard be made bearing the image of a cross and inscribed with the Name of Jesus Christ. The following day he and his forces attacked and won a spectacular victory. He entered Rome in triumph and in 312 was proclaimed "Emperor of the West" by the Senate. (His brother-in-law Licinius ruled in the East.) Soon thereafter he issued his "Edict of Milan," whereby Christianity was officially tolerated for the first time, and persecution of Christians ceased. (Many believe, mistakenly, that the Edict made Christianity the only legal religion; in fact, it proclaimed freedom of religion throughout the Empire). Licinius, though he pretended to accept the Edict, soon began persecuting Christians in his domain. In response, Constantine fought and defeated him in 324, becoming sole Emperor of the entire Roman Empire. In 324 he laid the foundations of a new capital in the town of Byzantium; in 330 he inaugurated the new capital city, naming it "New Rome" and "Constantinople." In 325 he called the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea, attending its sessions himself. Shortly before his repose in 337, he received Holy Baptism; he died on Holy Pentecost, at the age of sixty-five, and was interred in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. St Constantine's holy mother Helen, in her role as "Augusta" of the Empire, founded countless churches. She traveled to Jerusalem and found the True Cross on which the Lord was crucified. In the Holy Land she established churches at the sites of Christ's Nativity and burial, which still stand today in much-modified form. She died at about eighty years of age.
There is a great disturbance in the Force as Darth Dersley takes to the Emperor's throne to review and grade HHE Ep. 71 'Wood in the Star Wars Galaxy during the High Republic'. Will he award Ryan a ceremonial medal or find it a load of old Bantha Poodoo? Find out now on: THE VERDICT! Chapters 00:00 Intro 02:21 Gungi & Buckets of Blood 07:01 Inspirations for Star Wars 10:53 Simon the Killer Ewok 14:31 Mardji the Award-Winning Elephant 18:43 Jake M. Wood 23:25 The Verdict 26:57 Outro Contact https://linktr.ee/hhepodcast http://hhepodcast.com
In an attempt to recover from a hectic Golden Week on and off the pitch, Jon Steele and James Taylor met for a review of J2 matchday 14 and a chat about the state of the league so far. In part 1, Jon reviews 5 games (start to 13:10), and in part 2 James takes care of the other 6 games (13:10 to 20:15). In part 3 they worked their way down the J2 table, with some in-depth discussion of Gunma (to 30:10), Kofu (to 35:20), Iwata (to 39:10), Mito (to 44:10), Yamaguchi (to 52:30), and Omiya (to 1:04:40), plus brief comments on other teams along the way. They also previewed the derby-filled round 15 fixtures (to 1:12:10). In J-Talk: Short Corner, Mike Innes rounds up the qualifiers for the Emperor's Cup involving J3 teams (to 1:20:25) and looks ahead to round 10 of the league campaign (1:20:25 to end).
The two saints were brothers, born in Thessalonica. St Methodius, the elder brother, served as a soldier for ten years before becoming a monk. Cyril was librarian at the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople; then he too became a monk. Their first missionary work was not among the Slavs: When the king of the Khazars (a Mongol people who then inhabited much of what is now Russia) petitioned the Emperor Michael to sent teachers to instruct his people, the Emperor chose Cyril and Methodius as his emissaries. They converted the Khazar king to the Christian faith, along with many of his nobles and commoners. When King Rostislav of Moravia likewise sought teachers of the Christian faith, Cyril and Methodius were again sent forth. This time they devised an alphabet for the Slavic language and used it to translate many of the Greek service books into the language of the people. (In theory, the Orthodox people have always been privileged to hear the Church's services in their own tongue, though often attachment to dead languages has prevented this ideal from becoming reality.) Both brothers were repeatedly attacked by Germanic priests of the region, who opposed the use of the common tongue in the liturgy. At different times, both brothers were forced to appeal for exoneration and protection to the Pope of Rome, who supported them warmly each time. After the two Saints reposed, attacks on their work continued, and their disciples were eventually driven from Moravia. The disciples, fleeing southward, found a warmer welcome among the southern Slavic peoples, and their work bore much fruit in Bulgaria (including modern-day Serbia) and other countries. And, of course, the alphabet that they devised, called Cyrillic after St Cyril, remains the standard alphabet of both the Slavonic service books of the Church and the Slavic languages of today.
Known for its snarky videos and scathing websites directed at exposing animal rights groups, Berman and Co may have new leadership, but its purpose remains: speaking truth to power and revealing the hypocrisy of those bent on eliminating zoos, aquariums and animals in human care. The organization's new executive director, Jack Hubbard, discusses their new website EnvironmentandWelfare.com, which includes easy to access "activist" profiles, issue briefs, and videos to assist consumers and animal attractions push back on the false narratives promoted by well-funded activist groups. Animal Care Software
SCARED TO DEATH IS EXPLICIT IN EVERY WAY. PLEASE TAKE CARE WHILE LISTENING. Kicking it off with a great story, Dan shares something NOT found from some online post. Or from any articles. This tale is based on some supposedly true stories. Sophie Evans found all this. She was clearly on the same page as I was last week, when it came to worrying about how modern technology and paranormal horror can collide today. His second story is a little one. Just a peek into the rumors that India's Bhangarh Fort is not just haunted, but curse. We'll look at two origin stories for the curse, and at a few claims of paranormal encounters. Lynze shares story of a family haunting turned attachment that started in New York and has traveled to North Carolina. Her last tale about a possible skinwalker had Dan in stitches. Not the usual aim here but that's how it shook out!New Merch: For merch this week, a terrifying depiction of a poor soul's face burning alive. It's hard to imaging a more terrifying death that being literally scorched. The new 'Flaming Face' mini collection includes a tee, coffee mug, and wall canvas. This one truly looks gross but in the best of ways. Melting eye sockets, flaming bubbling skin... clearly this person is going through it. Head on over to badmagicmerch.com and grab your beautifully disgusting merch today! Bad Magic Productions Monthly Patreon Donation: On both Scared To Death and Timesuck, we talk about a lot of death in a variety of ways. And while we as a people have a fascination with murder mystery, at the end of the day, the deceased was someone's son, wife, grandmother, uncle and so on. When a family looses a loved one in a cold case, the affects of it are painful in ways we can't understand. The DNA Doe Project is a non profit with a simple humanitarian mission: to identify John and Jane Does using investigative genetic genealogy. We want help give some healing to those who has suffered such significant loss. Our donation amount is TBD right now as we are recording this in the early weeks of April. To learn more, please visit dnadoeproject.org Standup:If you want to see a very different side of Dan than you see here and possibly see Lynze in the crowd, his last two dates of the Spring are coming up FAST! Bloomington and Madison, you are up! Go to dancummins.tv for ticket links to shows!Thank you for continuing to send in your stories, Creeps and Peepers!**Please keep doing so. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.orgSend everything else to email@example.comWant to be a Patron? Get episodes AD-FREE, listen and watch before they are released to anyone else, bonus episodes, a 20% merch discount, additional content, and more! Learn more by visiting: https://www.patreon.com/scaredtodeathpodcastPlease rate, review, and subscribe anywhere you listen. Thank you for listening!Follow the show on social media: @scaredtodeathpodcast on Facebook and IGWatch this episode: https://youtu.be/aOIaN3QdE_AWebsite: https://scaredtodeathpodcast.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/](https://www.facebook.com/scaredtodeathpodcast/)Instagram: https://bit.ly/2miPLf5Mailing Address:Scared to Deathc/o Timesuck PodcastPO Box 3891Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816Video/Audio by Bad Magic ProductionsAdditional music production by Jeffrey MontoyaAdditional music production by Zach CohenVarious free audio provided byhttp://freesound.orgOpening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened. Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."
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The drama time jumps to the 30th year of Emperor Qian Long's reign and we are now focused on the princes in the palace. Ying Luo has given birth to the 15th prince as well as several other children in the palace while also raising the 5th prince who adores his adoptive mother. Meanwhile, the Empress Nala, who has become hyper focused on maintaining her youthful look, has to contend with Yuan Chun Wang's badgering that she should act to ensure that her son, the 12th prince becomes the next Emperor.
This week Mike speaks with Lisa Baker; author of 3 published children's books (with more to come), who has also come back from 8 months of travelling around the world, to talk about her process and her travels! In more detail, the conversation starts with Lisa explaining why she wrote the books and how she got into her teaching career, before delving into how Lisa wrote the books and what the books are about, how Lisa teaches children, the need for a “thirst for knowledge” and how teaching has impacted her life outside of her career. Halfway through, the conversation then shifts to how Lisa & her husband managed to travel for 8 months, how the travelling has changed their perspectives and how important it's been for personal growth, her future in publishing and more! Lisa's site: https://readingrhythmsandrhymes.com - @ReadingRhythmsAndRhymes (Instagram & Facebook) Book titles: “In All of Your Days Have You Seen the Ways an Animal Plays an Instrument?”, “Gertrude the Cow Gets In Trouble Somehow” & “Mom, What's That Sound?” Sign up to the Pop Culture Collective newsletter here to keep up to date with Dan, Mike & Ria's many releases: https://pccnewsletter.com Check out Mike's Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan's “Afterthoughts” a week, plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat The previous episode of GCC (ep 192) was the sixth episode of Disney Discussions, where Mike, Megan, Ria & Spider-Dan discussed 3 underrated animated Disney films from the early 2000s; Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire & Treasure Planet! Listen to them give their thoughts on each movie, talk about the humour, animation, characters, their box office performances and why they think these films aren't held in the same regard as other animated Disney movies! Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-125 are out now; the last episode was a review of Jedi: Battle Scars, the week prior was ep 125 which featured the second half of the Han Solo & Chewbacca series and the episode before that was Mike's Battle of Jedha audiodrama review! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters & Crimson Reign crossovers, every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more - https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion Mike recently guested on: Where I'm From by Alyson Shelton, where he read out a poem he wrote: https://youtu.be/kl-E9a-6XIo Stevie B's Star Wars Podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/McbWHBMZQxM Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4 Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify
The Eye of Horus | A Warhammer 30K Horus Heresy Podcast
Welcome to Warmonger, a weekly HH gaming meta podcast on the Eye of Horus Podcast Network. This episode premieres 5 days early on the Eye of Horus Patreon.The Divisio Assassinorum was a shadowy organisation of assassin temples, part of the Emperor's own household and sent on missions where the resources of the Imperial Army, Astartes, or any of the myriad armed wings of the Imperium might be too heavy handed, and the subtlety of a knife in the back is more rewarding than all out drop pod assault. These shadowy weapons would be turned against the traitors in due course. Can they take on Astarte characters and actually assassinate them? Are they worth their points? Is their equipment still top notch? Lets find out...Investigate our Corporate Dirtbags!Versatile Terrainhttps://www.versatileterrain.co.uk/Grimdark Terrainhttps://grimdarkterrain.com/Crystal Fortresshttps://www.crystal-fortress.com/Skeleton Games and Terrainhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW9xvWgc18i-_a5WfcMeBWwBlack Label Paintinghttps://www.facebook.com/blacklabelpaintimg/Quartermasterhttps://itunes.apple.com/au/app/quartermaster-5/id879731050EOH PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/eyeofhoruspodcastThe Push for Beta Garmon Global Campaign!https://linktr.ee/thedabpodcast30K GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR:https://www.facebook.com/groups/147669179268284/
This week Katerina, Daniel and I discuss chapters 11 - 13 of The Unholy Consult. Are we ready for the end of this series or is it dragging on too long?Connect with me:Steve Talks Books YouTube ChannelVeroEvent CalendarDiscussion ForumTwitterPodcastSteve Talks MoviesMy Mountain Biking Channel
Phew, that was a hectic 'holiday' period (especially on the J.League beat)! To help everyone catch up with a breathless midweek of J2 and J3 action, JTET is back and banging with Jon Steele and Mike Innes at the controls. First of all, Jon looks back at the Wednesday afternoon J2 matches, comprising Round 13 of the season (Start to 15:15). There's also a brief-but-hopefully-useful preview of this Sunday's Round 14 games too (15:15 to 17:30). After that, Mike 'The Magic' Innes has the J3 lowdown from a busy Wednesday and Thursday programme, which made up Round 9 of the third tier season (18:00 to 24:00). Mike also casts his forensic eye over this weekend's Emperor's Cup qualifying matches that involve J3 teams (24:00 to Finish). We hope everyone had a nice Golden Week break, and enjoys this mini-pod! JTET will be back again (with a 'regular' episode) next week.
He was a soldier in the Roman army during the reign of Julian the Apostate. Like many soldiers, he was a secret Christian, serving under the Imperial commander Bacchus when his troops battled the Franks. A mighty Frankish soldier, like Goliath, challenged the Romans to send one of their company out to do single combat with him. The commander sent Barbarus, who prayed to the Lord and overcame the Frankish giant, after which the Frankish army was easily vanquished. The commander then ordered a triumph in celebration of victory, including a public sacrifice to the Roman idols. At the sacrifice, the commander noticed that Barbarus was standing aside and asked him why: Barbarus revealed that he was a Christian and could not make sacrifice to the idols. The commander reported this to the unbelieving Emperor, who ordered that Barbarus be put to torture. Barbarus endured many cruel torments with serenity and courage. During his tortures, many wonders were seen, and many of his fellow-soldiers embraced the Christian faith. Three of these were Bacchus, Barbarus' commander; Callimachus; and Dionysius. All three were beheaded for confessing Christ, then Barbarus himself attained the Martyr's crown through beheading.
Missing Real with Mike D'Arrigo
The original (and arguably, the best) "conclusion" to the Skywalker saga (lookin' at you, Episode IX!), 1983's near-perfect Star Wars episode VI (that's "6" to anyone unfamiliar with Roman numerals in this day and age) was a pretty satisfying wrap-up to the cliffhanger ending of The Empire Strikes Back. After a 3 year wait, we finally got to see the fate of our heroes and were introduced to some new, dreaded characters to boo at (Jabba, The Emperor, Ewoks). While somewhat lacking in imagination (another Death Star? Really?), and peddling in soft-core space porn (Slave Leia), Jedi ultimately delivered the goods and remains an essential part of our favorite space adventure franchise. With or without "Yub Nub". Join me, and I will complete your training. This podcast is a blast. Or maybe...it's a trap!
Max Pearson presents a collection of this week's Witness History episodes from the BBC World Service. We hear about the Scottish students who removed the 'Stone of Destiny' from Westminster Abbey in London. Former King Simeon II of Bulgaria explains how he went from child King to Prime Minister of his country. Also, why the body of Oliver Cromwell was dug up and executed in the UK in 1661. The son of Jean-Bédel Bokassa explains why his father proclaimed himself Emperor of the Central African Republic. Plus the story of the King found under a car park in England. Professor Cindy McCreery speaks to Max about royal thefts and repurposing of regal items. Contributors: Ian Hamilton, student who removed the 'Stone of Destiny. Cindy McCreery, Associate Professor in History at the University of Sydney. Charles Spencer, historian. Dr Gabriel Heaton, specialist at Sotheby's auction house. Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, former King and former Prime Minister of Bulgaria. Jean-Charles Bokassa, son of Jean-Béddel Bokassa. Dr Richard Buckley OBE, leader of the team which dug up Richard III's remains. (Photo: Jean-Béddel Bokassa after he crowned himself Emperor Credit: Getty Images)
Rise, my friends. PATHWAYS is the podcast chronicling the Dark Lords of the Sith throughout their comic book exploits. Hosts Russell and Anne battle technical difficulties and tell their STAR WARS journeys before jumping into Darth Vader vol. 2 #1 & 2 by Charles Soule Moments after the end of Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader is sent on a simple, but difficult, mission. Find a lightsaber.
She was born in Tarsus (home of the Apostle Paul). Though her parents were prominent pagans, she heard of Christ from Christians in that city, and her heart was filled with love for the Savior. The Emperor Diocletian visited Tarsus, and during his stay the Emperor's son and heir fell in love with Pelagia and wished to marry her. To her parents' complete amazement, Pelagia replied that she was already promised to her betrothed, Christ the Lord. She then fled her parents' house and went to the holy Bishop Linus, who instructed her in the Faith and baptized her. Pelagia then gave away all her many possessions, returned home, and told her parents that she was baptised. The Emperor's son, despairing of marryng her, killed himself. Pelagia's mother then denounced her daughter to the Emperor, who summoned her for trial. When Pelagia freely confessed her unwavering faith in Christ, the Emperor condemned her to be burned in a metal ox heated by fire. An account of her martyrdom says that, entering the ox with prayers of thanksgiving on her lips, she instantly melted like wax. Bishop Linus, who had baptised her, found a few of her bones and buried them on a hill near Tarsus. During the reign of the Emperor Constantine Copronymus (741-775), a church was built there in her honor.
The Under the Hive of Madness Crew is back at it, digging even deeper into the lore of the Unification Wars! This week Gobbo, Marky, and ChuckerFly look over the rest of the Techno-Barbarian States before exploring the Thunder-Warriors in a bit more detail. Don't worry along the way the boys get sidetracked by the Lack of OSHA Standards in Star Wars, callbacks to earlier episodes, arguing about the scale of Humans to Space Marines to the Emperor... and even lost in the geography of Old Earth. Under the Hive of Madness is a Warhammer 40k Podcast diving into the Horror and Grimdark elements of the setting, so expect some adult themes, adult language, and more than a handful of Khorney Jokes! They hunt in packs, along the forgotten paths of the Frosthollow, and in the Sump... if you see one 4 Armed Emperor, the others probably already have you. Dead to Rights... Email the show at, UndertheHiveofMadness@gmail.com or GymDarkGaming@gmail.com. Discord Community: GymDark GamingPlease support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/UndertheHiveofMadnessFind Us Around the Web: https://linktr.ee/underthehive or our Website: Underthehiveofmadness.com
Jean-Bédel Bokassa crowned himself Emperor of the Central African Republic in a lavish ceremony on 4 December 1977. He'd already been president for several years since taking power in a military coup - but he wanted more. In 2018, Janet Ball spoke to his son Jean-Charles Bokassa. (Photo: Jean-Bédel Bokassa at his coronation. Credit: Pierre Guillaud / AFP via Getty Images)
The bois discuss Evil Dead Rise, The Doom Generation, Daddy Long Legs, comic book movies, and more! Join our Patreon for bonus episodes, deleted scenes, Discord access, and more: https://www.patreon.com/therearetoomanymovies Merch: https://www.toomanymovies.com/shop Call our hotline and leave a message: 214-699-9076 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therearetoomanymovies/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@therearetoomanymovies Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7lwOlPvIGdlmr6XjnLIAkG?si=4e3d882515824466 Subscribe on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/there-are-too-many-movies/id1455789421 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/therearetoomanymovies Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tatmmpod 00:00 - Cold Open 02:18 - Intro 09:50 - Physical Media Minute 17:35 - The Doom Generation 20:13 - Evil Dead 2013 21:13 - The Death of Dick Long 25:47 - Comic Book Movies 30:31 - Daddy Long Legs 35:22 - 10 Cloverfield Lane 38:53 - Midsommar 39:26 - Horror Director Debate 42:46 - Midsommar (cont) 44:31 - Up In The Air 49:51 - John Mulaney 52:16 - Emperor's New Groove 54:08 - Birds & Vertigo 01:01:47 - Evil Dead Rise 01:42:05 - Is It Cinema? 01:43:15 - Ranking The Evil Dead Movies 01:44:22 - DMT (Dumb Movie Title) 01:46:41 - Outro --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theraretoomanymovies/support
It's too late to apologize if you're not ready to try again with Timbaland. One of the greatest music producers of our time talks about turning rain into friggin musical lemonade in this week's memoir. Prepare to make a playlist. Join our Geneva Community to chat with the other worms!!!! Shop Merch before it sells out! https://celebritymemoirclub.limitedrun.com/ Join the Patreon for new episodes every Thursday! https://www.patreon.com/celebritymemoirbookclub Follow us on Twitter @cmbc_podcast and Instagram @celebritymemoirbookclub Art by @adrianne_manpearl and theme song by @ashleesimpsonross
Healing The Spirit: Astrology, Archetypes & Artmaking
What does curiosity feel like in your body? Where are we holding ourselves back from our innate curiosity? How may curiosity bring tenderness into our reality? How may we resource ourselves back into a state of genuine curiosity? In this offering, I'm sharing my personal notes and contemplations about the week ahead. Combining astrology, tarot, the Akashic & Cosmic Body perspectives, and guidance from my sacred ancestors, healing guides and my own spirit, I hope these messages will serve you as you walk your path.While this contemplation was inspired by the energy and the astrology of the week of 05.01.23, I also offer the possibility that that the message here is relevant for you - even if you found the episode sometime in the future. This week, the Venus in Gemini activates a few aspects before moving into Cancer. In addition, we have a lunar eclipse in Scorpio. Try the incredible breathwork and meditation app Open for 30 days free using this special link. I pulled three cards for the week: Divine Wisdom, The Emperor, and Page of Cups from The Moonchild Tarot. You can see the photo here.If this episode calls to you, I have some spots available for astrology readings and I invite you to click here to book an astrology reading or click here to book an Akashic reading with me.This podcast is hosted, produced, and edited by Jonathan Koe. Theme music is also composed by me! Connect with me through my newsletter, my Instagram @nate_qi, and my music. For podcast-related inquiries, email me at email@example.com.
An incredible short story that encourages us to live our truth!
After Ying Luo hits rock bottom, Imperial Concubine Shun or Chen Bi furthers her plan by creating the opportunity for Ying Luo to escape with Fu Heng from the palace. She sets it all up with both Ying Luo and Fu Heng and then immediately turns around and tells the Emperor. The day of the supposed escape, the Emperor stops the water tank Ying Luo was going to use to escape only to find her eunuch hidden inside. Ying Luo and Fu Heng both arrive separately to uncover Chen Bi's true motivations. Turns out, Chen Bi was selected as a pawn to enter the palace and hates Fu Heng for saving her life.
2023 brings another episode of Disney Discussions and this time it's Mike's pick, so the gang are watching 3 underrated animated Disney movies from the early 2000s; Emperor's New Groove, Atlantis: The Lost Empire & Treasure Planet! Listen to them give their thoughts on each movie, talk about the humour, animation, characters, their box office performances and why they think these films aren't held in the same regard as other animated Disney movies! The Emperor's New Groove, Yzma's deleted song: https://youtu.be/wbIoa4zA9Vg Pre-save the Teddy's Bear Picnic Of Blood & Carnage by Derek Esoteric, with Dan & Ria here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/derekesoteric/teddy-bears-picnic-of-blood--carnage-feat-spider-dan--the-secret-bores If you missed them, go back and listen to their previous Disney Discussions; the first, second, fourth & fifth are episodes 155, 163, 176 & 180 of Genuine Chit-Chat and their third discussion is on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores in late September 2022: https://pod.fo/e/143657! Or you can visit this YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcO1Ib_BGD8ajqsEDJPAYC0DSuIUqa26e Ria's Twitter & Instagram: @RiaCarrogan – Ria's Femme On Collective is found on any podcast feed and here: https://femmeon.show, plus she can be found on the feed of Comics In Motion here: https://anchor.fm/comics-in-motion-podcast You can find Spider-Dan's show, Patreon & further information on his website https://spiderdanandthesecretbores.com or follow him on social media: Twitter: @Dan_Bores – Instagram: @Spiderdansecretbores Find Megan on Instagram: @GrittsGetsFit or at https://Patreon.com/GenuineChitChat Sign up to the Pop Culture Collective newsletter here to keep up to date with Dan, Mike & Ria's many releases: https://pccnewsletter.com Check out Mike's Patreon, where he releases at least 1 episode of his & Megan's “Afterthoughts” a week, plus there are unsplit full-length episodes of GCC and more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at http://patreon.com/genuinechitchat The previous episode of GCC (ep 191) Mike spoke with Shaun Hamilton; writer of the book “When your Partner Says #MeToo: Your Role And Responsibilities In Their Recovery Process”, to talk about the book itself, what a someone's role is when their partner is attempting to recover from sexual violence, his definition of recovery and his wife's experience with Rapid Resolution Therapy, plus other related topics – this is an intense, but incredibly important listen. Find Mike's other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion or on GCC's YouTube channel. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-125 are out now; ep 125 featured the second half of the Han Solo & Chewbacca series, the week before that was Mike's Battle of Jedha audiodrama review and the week before that was ep 124 which focused on The Duel (from Visions) prequel comic! Previous episodes include the War Of The Bounty Hunters & Crimson Reign crossovers, every other canon Star Wars comic by Marvel, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, full High Republic coverage (book reviews & comics) & much more - https://podfollow.com/comicsinmotion Mike recently guested on: Where I'm From by Alyson Shelton, where he read out a poem he wrote: https://youtu.be/kl-E9a-6XIo Stevie B's Star Wars Podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/McbWHBMZQxM Indie Comics Spotlight to talk Miracleman Books 1-4: https://pod.fo/e/156d91 Ike's Flame podcast to talk about The High Republic here: https://pod.fo/e/143ce4 Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – YouTube – Stitcher – Podbean – Spotify
Brave the desolate heights and sit at the shiny, metal plated feet of the Emperor of the Tarot as he preaches, plans and prognosticates upon his thick rocky slab of a throne carved with the horny headed Rams of Aries. We discuss the murderous divine right of kings, the mythological lineage of Caesar, the Crux Ansata and The Emperor's long historical association with rams going all the way back to ancient Mesopotamia and of course Egypt. In the extended episode we discuss the occult power of the number 4, magick beards, The Emperor's path on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the hieroglyphic origins of the card's Hebrew letter association, the secrets of alchemy, bees, honey and even some related Easter eggs hidden in Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut," thank you and enjoy the show!On this week's episode we discuss:-Matriarchal Lineage-The Golden Bough-The Myth of Aeneas-The Sacred Grove at Lake Nemi-Zodiacal Aries-Jupiter, Zeus and Amon!-Egyptian God Khnum-Banebjed-Kherty-The Imperial Throne-The Crux AnsataIn the extended show available at www.Patreon.com/TheWholeRabbit we go further down the rabbit hole to discuss:-The Qabbalistic Tree of Life-Chesed-The Number 4-The Globe Cross-Imperial Crown-The Path of Tzaddi or Heh-Sandor Svaost-Egyptian Hieroglyphs-Alchemy-Sulpher-Each host is responsible for writing and creating the content they present.Where to find The Whole Rabbit:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0AnJZhmPzaby04afmEWOAVInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_whole_rabbitTwitter: https://twitter.com/1WholeRabbitSources:The Book of Thoth, Aleister CrowleyThe Book of The Law, Aleister CrowleyMystical Kabbalah, Dione FortuneChicken Qabalah, Lon Milo DuqetteTammuzid's relationship to Ram'shttps://www.academia.edu/503952/The_Image_of_DumuziVirgil's Aeneidhttps://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Latin/VirgilAeneidI.phpEgypt:https://www.scribd.com/document/469031551/The-Iconography-of-the-God-Banebdjedet&http://drbeekeeper.com/2013/02/bees-throughout-the-ages-bees-in-ancient-egypt/Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer:https://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/frazer/gb05202.htmHieroglyphs:https://www.amazon.com/Egyptian-grammar-Being-introduction-hieroglyphs/dp/B0007K0UQC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=36I8XLBF37UF2&keywords=gardiner+hieroglyphs&qid=1682585856&sprefix=gardiners+hieroglyph%2Caps%2C380&sr=8-1Support the show
Katerina, Daniel and I begin the last book in the Aspect Emperor series! We discuss chapters 6 - 10 in this episode. Will we agree on this set of chapters?Watch on YouTubeConnect with me:Steve Talks Books YouTube ChannelVeroEvent CalendarDiscussion ForumTwitterPodcastSteve Talks MoviesMy Mountain Biking Channel
Jon Steele and James Taylor teamed up to review J2 matchday 11. In part 1, Jon covers Levain Cup matches featuring Shimizu and Iwata and Saturday's league games, and in part 2 James rounds up Sunday's games. In part 3 they discussed 3 games in detail: Nagasaki v Akita, Fujieda v Sendai, and Tochigi v Iwaki, and looked ahead to the start of the busy Golden Week football schedule. Then in J-Talk: Short Corner, Mike Innes has details of J3 teams who were involved in qualifiers for the Emperor's Cup and a preview of J3 round 8. 00:00 to 14:30 Jon's roundup 14:30 to 20:00 James' roundup 20:00 to 29:35 Nagasaki v Akita 29:35 to 39:20 Fujieda v Sendai 39:20 to 49:50 Tochigi v Iwaki 49:50 to 58:25 Matchday 12 preview 58:25 to end J-Talk: Short Corner (Mike)
Empires, Anarchy & Other Notable Moments
This is the fourth of eight episodes in a series detailing the life of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The setting for this episode is Egypt as Napoleon fears the inevitable failure that would have come with the Directory's desire for a cross-channel invasion of England. Napoleon swiftly conquers Egypt after the battle of the pyramids before the Turks and English rally to repel the Frenchman. Upon his return, Napoleon begins to unleash the 18 Brumaire; the coup that will see him crowned as Emperor. Contact the show at firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to financially support the show, please use the following paypal link. Or remit PayPal payment to @Lowery80 Any support is greatly appreciated and will be used to make future episodes of the show even better. Expect new shows to drop on Wednesday morning except for during the Winter Break period and Summer. Music is licensed through Epidemic Sound
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The word of the day is charmed, because the Sixers just might be charmed right now. The Bucks are on the verge of elimination, the Celtics failed to close out their series, and the Sixers are already in the 2nd round. They discuss the Hawks upsetting the Celtics, if they an force a game 7, how everything is coming up Sixers right now, and the NFL draft, in their opening segment (0:00). They talk more about the draft, if the Eagles would be better off trading down, up, or staying pat, and if it is better to have a lot of decent picks, or a few great picks (12:37). Jen gets a surprise with the bounce back music in the next segment, they continue the conversation about what it would be best for the Eagles to trade up or down, and Tyrone shares a story about someone he ran into who was adamant they need a new LT (21:40). Tyrone dubs himself the Emperor, and lays down the law for what the rules and expectations would be under his rule, starting with people having to be more logical about sports, and they get into more draft talk (42:30). Daze Zangaro joins the show to previews the Eagles draft (1:04:18). They talk more about the draft (1:25:30). Jayson Stark joins the show to weigh in on the Phillies bringing Bryce Harper back this fast (1:46:14). They check in to see what is brewing with Jen Scordo (1:59:58). They take calls, talk draft, and debate whether bands that have none of the original members should still be allowed to use the original bands name (2:09:18).
He came from a noble Gothic family. Like St George, he was an officer in the imperial army. He lived a life of great purity, fasted greatly, and often visited imprisoned Christians. Because of this his Christian faith became known, and when he was summoned before the Emperor, he boldly confessed his faith. He was tortured in many ways, but emerged unharmed. Seeing this miracle, seventy of his fellow-soldiers confessed Christ and were beheaded at the Emperor's command. Sabbas himself was condemned to death by drowning, and gave his soul to God in 272.
"George, this truly great and glorious Martyr of Christ, was born of a father from Cappadocia and a mother from Palestine. Being a military tribune, or chiliarch (that is, a commander of a thousand troops), he was illustrious in battle and highly honored for his courage. When he learned that the Emperor Diocletian was preparing a persecution of the Christians, Saint George presented himself publicly before the Emperor and denounced him. When threats and promises could not move him from his steadfast confession, he was put to unheard-of tortures, which he endured with great bravery, overcoming them by his faith and love towards Christ. By the wondrous signs that took place in his contest, he guided many to the knowledge of the truth, including Queen Alexandra, wife of Diocletion, and was finally beheaded in 296 in Nicomedia." (Great Horologion) The Empress Alexandra, along with a pagan priest who confessed Christ due to George's witness, were executed together with the Great Martyr. St Alexandra is commemorated on April 21/May 4. Neither the Great Horologion nor the Prologue, nor the Church's services to St George, mention the most popular story of St George, his slaying of a dragon. Though many icons of the Saint show him mounted on horseback, slaying a dragon with a spear, the story is thought by many to be legendary, and the dragon in the icon symbolic.
In episode 62, the tide turns against Wei Ying Luo. Shun Pin successfully manipulates the Empress Dowager and even the Emperor against Wei Ying Luo. Wei Ying Luo is essentially left for dead as the creepy Yuan Chun Wang makes sure that she is given no sustenance. Shun Pin turns her gaze towards Fu Heng and plants the seeds of possibilities with Wei Ying Luo. What is Shun Pin's end game? Listen to our latest podcast episode to find out!
Katerina, Daniel and I begin the last book in the Aspect Emperor series! We discuss chapters 1 - 5 in this episode. Will we improve our intro's and outro's? Watch on YouTubeConnect with me:Steve Talks Books YouTube ChannelVeroEvent CalendarDiscussion ForumTwitterPodcastSteve Talks MoviesMy Mountain Biking Channel
EMPEROR OF THE NORTH rides (haha) a thin line between two distinct tracks (lmao): “Mythological self-seriousness with a sort of ironic bent” and “formulaic and cheesy early thriller fare”. Lee Marvin's A No. 1 and Keith Carradine's Cigaret face off against a cartoonishly evil Ernest Borgnine as Shack, the psychotically disgruntled company man with a hatchet (or hammer) for hobos. It's all a bit MAD MAX (1979), but not quite as fantastical or sincerely angry. It's more of a spectacle than a statement, but there's a good bit of value in that, and we try to get that engine going in this episode! Watch EMPEROR OF THE NORTH on the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/1973emperorofthenorth Get tickets to BROUGHT TO LIFE BY ERNEST BORGNINE (April 2023): https://www.trylon.org/films/category/brought-to-life-by-ernest-borgnine/ Get tickets to “BLOODY SAM” PECKINPAH (May at the Trylon): https://www.trylon.org/films/category/bloody-sam-peckinpah/ Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trylovepodcast and email us at email@example.com to get in touch! Buy tickets and support the Trylon at https://www.trylon.org/. Theme: "Raindrops" by Huma-Huma/"No Smoking" PSA by John Waters. Outro music: "A Man and A Train" written by Frank DeVol and Hal David and performed by Marty Robbins from the EMPEROR OF THE NORTH soundtrack. Timestamps 0:00 - Episode 223: EMPEROR OF THE NORTH (1973) 5:09 - The episode actually starts (it's all kind of #GamesPod up until this point) 9:06 - What worked and didn't 16:21 - Physicality in EMPEROR OF THE NORTH 23:40 - Finding meaning beyond “survival” 36:05 - The joyful absurdity of EMPEROR OF THE NORTH 38:58 - Ironic mythologizing or cloying preachiness? 45:28 - The Junk Drawer 55:37 - Good Grief, Give Me a GIF! 59:12 - Jason's Hobo Vernacular Game
Our Boss Dan, aka The Emperor, joined the show to share a really cool story with Loei and Julia. Grant's Dirt Alert: The Kardashians Return to E! Well sort of... Twitter's Blue Check marks are gone and it's time to pay! Plus, we have a big update surrounding Jonathan Majors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In many episodes of the podcast, the Water Colors team likes to talk about rare, and often expensive, fish. In this episode: Ben, Amy, and Charles talk about some really cool, cheap fishes. Corrections: - In this episode, we mentioned there being 5 species in the genus Sundadanio. There are currently 8 described species in the genus. - In this episode, we mentioned that Sundadanio rasboras are native to Borneo. They are also native to Sumatra. Fishes Mentioned in This Episode: - Dwarf anchor catfish (Erethistes jerdoni) - Neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) - Dwarf emerald danios (Celestichthys erythromicron) - Celestial pearl danio (Celestichthys margaritatus) - Neon blue rasbora (Sundadanio goblinus) - Neon red rasbora (Sundadanio rubellus) - Neon green rasbora (Sundadanio axelrodi) - Cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) - Blue chameleon badis (Badis badis) - Scarlet badis (Dario dario) - Black tiger badis (Dario tigris) - Flame badis (Dario hysginon) - Dwarf green barb (Pethia phutunio) - Rosy barb (Pethia conchonius) - Brown tailed pencilfish (Nannostomus eques) - Green striped pencilfish (Nannostomus marilynae) - Beckford's pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi) - Sparkling gourami (Trichopsis pumila) - Giant sparkling gourami (Trichopsis schalleri) - Croaking gourami (Trichopsis vittata) - Coral red pencilfish (Nannostomus mortenthaleri) - Purple pencilfish (Nannostomus rubrocaudatus) - "Really Red" pencilfish (Nannostomus sp. "Really Red") - Zipper kuhli loach (Pangio cuneovirgata) - Kuhli loach (Pangio oblonga) - Black kuhli loach (Pangio oblonga) - Bumblebee goby (Brachygobius nunus) - Betta imbellis - Apistogramma spp. - Blue paradise fish (Macropodus opercularis) - Blind cave tetra (Astyanax mexicanus) - Buenos Aires tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi) - Dwarf red rasbora (Microrasbora rubescens) - Salt and pepper cory (Corydoras habrosus) - Pygmy cory (Corydoras pygmaeus) - Black skirt tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) - Glowlight danio (Celestichthys choprae) - Giant danio (Devario aequipinnatus) - Black molly (Poecilia sphenops) - Sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna) - Convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) - Rummynose tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri) - Blue platy (Xiphophorus variatus) - Parrot cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus × Vieja melanurus) - Lemon tetra (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis) - Serpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques) - Emperor tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri) - Albino cory (Corydoras aeneus) - Green neon tetra (Paracheirodon simulans) - Clown killifish (Epiplatys annulatus) - Daisy's ricefish (Oryzias woworae) - Mekong ricefish (Oryzias mekongensis) - Songkhram ricefish (Oryzias songkhramensis) - Phoenix rasbora (Boraras merah) - Chili rasbora (Boraras brigittae) - Exclamation point rasbora (Boraras urophthalmoides) - Dwarf hatchetfish (Carnegiella myersi) - Platinum hatchetfish (Thoracocharax stellatus) - Silver hatchetfish (Gasteropelecus sternicla) - Marble hatchetfish (Carnegiella strigata) - Archerfish (Toxotes spp.) - Micropoecilia picta - Poecilia parae - Pearl danio (Danio albolineatus) - Firemouth meeki (Thorichthys meeki)
Welcome to Star Wars Reactions!Hosts Aaron Harris and David Modders sit down to share their reactions to the season 3 finale of The Mandalorian entitled “The Return”! Listen in as they break down the episode and to hear their very different opinions on the finale as well as their thoughts on everything from Grogu to Gideon clones and so much more!Plus David continues talking about mentoring within The Mandalorian with an all new Psychology Corner while Aaron shares not one but two Star Wars Dad Jokes of the Week!Talking Points:Initial ReactionsBo Katan, Darksaber in hand, flying into battle w/ Mandalorians against Gideon's troopers!!Grogu's returning/growing Force powers.Gideon's insidious plans separate from The Emperor's plans.Grogu saving Din & Bo from death.Biblical undertones most of this season in the form of bringing the tribes together, getting to the Promised Land, and being “saved” from sure death (Grogu w/ Din & Bo).Din adopting Grogu & new adventures to come!Final ReactionsStar Wars Reactions: Elegant discussions for a more civilized age!Follow us on Twitter!Follow us on Facebook!Follow us on Instagram!Follow us on Pinterest!Subscribe on YouTube!Follow Aaron and David on Twitter!Follow David on Instagram!
The Pacific War - week by week
Last time we spoke about the situation in the north pacific and the grand conclusion of the Chindits Operation Longcloth. The battle of the Komandorski islands had basically put a nail in the coffin that was the Aleutian islands campaign for japan. They could not hope to resupply Attu and Kiska properly, therefore America had a free hand to build up to invade them. Also the crazed Onion man Wingate had taken his boys in the fray of Burma and they paid heavily for it. Yes despite all the glory and fame that the propaganda perpetuated the operation had done, in reality, Wingate had sacrifice many lives for little gain. His erratic behavior led to dangerous decision making which took a toll on the men. In the end what can be said of the operation was it atleast provided something positive to boost morale for the British in the far east. But today we are going to speak about the falling of a major giant of the pacific war. This episode is Operation Vengeance Welcome to the Pacific War Podcast Week by Week, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about world war two? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on world war two and much more so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel you can find a few videos all the way from the Opium Wars of the 1800's until the end of the Pacific War in 1945. Now two weeks ago I covered Operation I-Go and you may have noticed I sprinkled a bit of foreshadowing information here and there. But to catch you back up to speed so to say let me just summarize those events and the dire circumstances what person would find himself in. It can easily be deduced by early 1943, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto knew Japan was staggering towards a catastrophic defeat. Rather ironically, he was one of those figures in Japan that tossed as much as his political influence could against the decision to go to war with america. He warned his high ranking colleagues of the great industrial might America held and that it would inevitably overwhelm Japan. His obsession over a decisive naval victory was driven mostly because he knew the only possible way for Japan to come out of WW2 positively was to bring America to the negotiating table as early as possible. But how does one do that exactly? Well Japan held a significant advantage over America in 1941, their Pacific Fleet was by far larger, vastly better trained and held considerable technological advantages. Thus like a game of Axis & Allies, a game I have been playing since I was a teenager and hope to livestream now and then for audiences like yourself, well like a good old game of Axis & Allies if you are the Axis you typically toss the kitchen sink at the offset of the war hoping to break the allies before their productive advantage gradually wins them the board. Yamamoto engineered the raid on Pearl Harbor to smash the US Pacific fleet enough to thwart them of any offensives for 6 months at minimum, though he definitely hoped for a year. After that his plan had always been to force america into a naval surface battle in the hopes of taking out their fleet and forcing them to negotiate. If they did not negotiate after that, well he hoped to buy Japan enough time to build a complex defensive perimeter which perhaps could be used to bleed Americans dry and thus gradually get them to come to terms. Well his obsession for the grand naval battle led him into a trap. Yes, a critical thing the Japanese overlooked during most of the Pacific War was code breaking. The Cryptanalysts at Station Hypo did miracles breaking the JN-25 code, leading them to deduce Admiral Yamamoto's operation MI was directed at Midway atoll. They had knowledge of the locations, the units and the timetables and they used this intelligence to set up a major trap for the combined fleet. The June 1942 disaster at Midway had been a major gambit aimed at forcing the war to an early conclusion, a gambit which fell apart. The losses at Midway meant the war was not to be a prolonged one, though it might surprise many of you to know, the chance of another decisive naval battle was not all but lost, it would just be harder to configure. Regardless the overall viewpoint after the failure at Midway now meant Japan had to fight a war of attrition, something Japan could not hope to win. Yamamoto had obsessed himself and countless other high ranking figures that Midway was to be the decisive battle, but in reality it fell upon Guadalcanal. Yes the battle for Guadalcanal emerged the decisive battle they had all sought, but the Japanese high command were late to this conclusion. The Americans basically snuck onto the island in an extremely bold manner, forcing what became a horrifying bloody war. In the end the Americans won the battle for Guadalcanal and because of Japan's lackluster planning, this simultaneously led to the major loss of the Buna-Gona-Sanananda front as well. New Guinea and the Solomons were intertwined and Japan kept fumbling back and forth between them which inevitably was leading to them losing both. After the loss at Guadalcanal, Japan had lost the initiative for the Pacific War, now America was in the drivers seat. The battle of the Bismarck Sea proved to the Japanese high command, their sealanes were no longer safe. America was dominating Japan's ability to move men and supplies across the ocean through a war of attrition using airpower and submarines. The Japanese planners understood the allies were going to advance in two prongs; one through New Guinea and the other up the central and northern solomons. For the allies to advance, they required the construction of airfields along the way to provide air superiority to cover their surface fleets and transports of men and supplies. Japan had been massively depleted of ships, aircraft, trained men, resources in general, but one thing they still had an advantage over the allies was their airfields scattered about the Pacific. On March 15th Japanese high command in Tokyo demanded plans be made to build a new defensive strategy in the central Pacific. The main idea was to build a stronger defensive perimeter emanating from Rabaul. Thus on the morning of April 3rd of 1943, Admirals Yamamoto and Ugaki, accompanied by more than a dozen officers of the combined Fleet staff boarded two Kawanishi flying boats and headed for Rabaul. Yamamoto and the high ranking figures scoured their maps and came up with what was needed to be done to meet this new demand. They needed to hinder the American airpowers advance up the Solomons and New Guinea, this meant hitting allied forward airfields. Four locations were chosen: Guadalcanal, Oro Bay, Port Moresby and Milne Bay. It was to be called Operation I-GO Sakusen and would be the responsibility of the IJN. Admirals Yamamoto and Jinichi Kusaka established temporary headquarters on Rabaul and began planning. The planning led to an incredible concentration of Japanese airpower. The 11th airfleet and 4 aircraft carriers of the 3rd fleet: Zuikaku, Zuiho, Junyo and Hiyo would amass a force of 224 aircraft. The airpower was going to be used to smash the 4 targets and then they would be dispersed to several airfields to mount a new defensive perimeter. They would be sent to places like Buka and Kahili on Bougainville and Ballale in the Shortland Islands. Admiral Yamamoto would personally supervise Operation I-GO as he took up quarters on a cottage high on a hill behind the town of Rabaul. He spent weeks inspecting airfields and other military installations, meeting with local army and navy commanders at various headquarters scattered about New Britain. As was his typical behavior, he bid farewell to departing air squadrons waving his hat to them. For 10 consecutive days, Japanese bombers and fighters hit their designated targets. More than 200 aircraft attacked Guadalcanal on April 7th, a raid larger than any attempted during the 5 month battle over the island. The Japanese pilots came back with extremely exaggerated claims of success. They claimed to have destroyed dozens of ships and hundreds of aircraft. In reality operation I-Go amounted to the destruction of 25 aircraft, 1 destroyer, 1 corvette, 1 oil tanker and 2 transports. The Japanese had lost around 40 aircraft for this. The Japanese high command including Yamamoto and even Emperor Hirohito bought the success stories. Hirohito send word stating “Please convey my satisfaction to the Commander in Chief, Combined Fleet, and tell him to enlarge the war result more than ever.” On the other side of the conflict, General Kenney had a more damning critique of the way Yamamoto used his air forces during Operation I-Go, “… the way he [Yamamoto] had failed to take advantage of his superiority in numbers and position since the first couple of months of the war was a disgrace to the airman's profession.” The reality was, the aircrews were not the same types that raided Pearl Harbor in 1941, no these men in 1943 were forgive me to say, kind of the bottom of the barrel types. Sure there remained some veterans and experiences men, but far and too few to trained what should have been a brand new generation of Japanese airpower. Japan had squandered their veterans and now she was paying a heavy price for it. On October 25th of 1942, Rear-Admiral Ugaki had written this in his diary “every time it rained heavily, about ten planes were damaged due to skidding.” The Japanese airfields were no match for the American Seabees who were performing miracles across the pacific building superior fields for their airpower. By contrast the Japanese could not hope to match this, they lacked resources and trained personnel. Operation I-GO in the end costed the allies advance 10 days. Yamamoto had his spirits lifted somewhat by Operation I-GO believing it to be a triumph. He announced he would conduct a one-day tour of forward bases at Buin, Ballale and Shortland Island set for April the 18th and this is where our story truly begins. Yamamoto's tour was sent over the radio waves using the JN-25D naval cypher to the 11th air flotilla and the 26th air flotilla. Admiral Yamamoto's operations officer Commander Yasuji Watanabe would go on the record complaining that the information about Yamamoto's visit to the Ballalae Airfield should had been done by courier and not by radio, but the communications officer replied “this code only went into effect on april 1st and cannot be broken”. The message was picked up by three stations of the “Magic” apparatus, the United States cryptanalysis project. One of the three stations ironically was the same team responsible for breaking the codes that led to Midway, station Hypo at Pearl Harbor. Major Alva B. Lasswell, a duty officer at Joseph Rochefort's Combat Intelligence Unit Station HYPO deciphered it and pronounced it to be a "jackpot". The message contained highly detailed information and it was easy to deduce the message was about Yamamoto. It contained his departure time: April 18, 06:00 Japanese Standard Time, 08:00 Guadalcanal Time set for Ballale, 08:00 Japanese Standard Time, 10:00 Guadalcanal Time.; his aircraft which was a G4M Betty and the number of his escorts, 6 Zeros; as well as the entire itinerary for his tour. Admiral Yamamoto's plane was going to be heading over the southern end of Bougainville on the morning of the 18th, a location that happened to be just within the fighter range of Henderson Field. Alva Bryan Lasswell and intelligence officer Jasper Holmes took the decrypted message to CINCPAC headquarters and handed it to the fleet intelligence officer Ed Layton who tossed it upon Admiral Nimitz desk a few minutes after 8 on April 14. Nimitz scrutinized the chart on his wall and confirmed himself that Yamamoto's plane would enter airspace that could be reached by american fighters from Henderson. “He asked Layton “Do we try to get him?”. The question honestly was a tough one. Was it wrong to target the combined fleet chief based on some sort of convention upon military chivalry? Like most naval officers, Nimitz had interacted socially with Japanese officers during the interwar years. Nimitz was not a particularly vengeful nor bloody-minded man. In era's past, an American flag or general officer would certainly refuse to have his rival commander assassinated. For you American listeners, can you conceive George Washington ordering a hit on William Howe? How about Robert E Lee ordering a hit on Ulysses Grant? However war in the 20th century was not like the previous centuries. Hell even by the standards of the war in europe, the Pacific War was unbelievably more brutal. Honestly if you wanted a good book on the subject of how brutal the Pacific war was, try John D Dowers “War without Mercy: Race & Power in the Pacific War”. Now during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, cough cough if you want to hear about that one check out my Youtube channel, the IJA and IJN had strictly adhered to the rules of war. Russian prisoners were housed well, fed well, provided good medical care, given cigarettes and alcohol, the 2nd one very important to russians as we know haha. Those who died within captivity were even buried with military honors. During WW1 the Japanese took German prisoners after the siege of Tsingtau and treated them extremely well in Japan, let them parade the country with a band and such. In fact the treatment of the German POW's had a small hand to play in how Japan got into bed with Germany later, and honestly to this very day Japan and Germany have this special relationship. However, Japan certainly did not bring this type of chivalrous etiquette into the Pacific War. Nimitz may have hesitated to give the order, but he knew full well of the Japanese actions in China, the Philippines, Malaya, Hong Kong, the East Indies, the Solomons. I guess you can say barbarity dishes out barbarity. Yet aside from the morality question, was it wise to kill Yamamoto? This was after all the man who planned and executed the disastrous Midway offensive losing 4 aircraft carriers with nearly all their aircraft. Yamamoto had also mismanaged the guadalcanal campaign by deploying air and troop reinforcements in piecemeals. He arguably was doing a good job losing the war. Layton knew Yamamoto personally and argued that he was the best-respected military leader in Japan and that his death “He's unique among their people… Aside from the Emperor, probably no man in Japan is so important to civilian morale. [His absence] would demoralize the fighting navy. You know Japanese psychology; it would stun the nation.”. Layton said to Nimitz “You know, Admiral Nimitz, it would be just as if they shot you down. There isn't anybody to replace you”. To this Nimitz smiled amusingly and replied “it's down in Halsey's bailiwick, if there's a way, he'll find it. All right, we'll try it”. Thus sealed the fate of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. Thus Admiral Nimitz sent a “your eyes only” message to Admiral Halsey, alerting him to the situation and ordering a fighter interception with the concluding remarks “best of luck and good hunting”. Codenamed Operation Vengeance approved on the 14th, the assassination of Admiral Yamamoto was done under utmost secrecy to protect the cryptanalysis teams. It just so happened Halsey had already been informed of the operation in a chance encounter in Melbourne Australia. He was inspecting naval facilities in the city and dropped by the communications intelligence office where a yeoman named Kenneth Boulier was working on one of the draft decrypts. Halsey came to his desk and asked “what are you working on son?”. And when Boulier explained, Halsey raised his voice and addressed the entire unit “Goddamit, you people knock off this Yamamoto business! I'm going to get that sonofabitch myself!”. I guess one can say he was enthusiastic about the job. Halsey informed his subordinate air commanders, Admirals Aubrey Fitch and Marc Mitscher about the details of Operation vengeance. Southern Bougainville was roughly 400 miles away from Henderson field and the aircraft would need to take a roundabout route to evade detection. Thus the mission would require 1000 miles or so of flying, a range that would test the capabilities of even the longest legged American fighters. AirSols commander Mitscher called for a secret meeting of his staff on April 16th to figure out the logistics of the operation. It was determined that to intercept Yamamoto's flight, they should use Lockheed P-38 Lightnings which held a comparable range to that of the Zero fighter, though it would not alone be enough. They would need to use a lean fuel mixture and drop tanks to barely make the long flight. It was going to be quite tight, thus the timing had to be precise, or else the aircraft would burn their fuel while waiting for the enemy to make their appearance. Major John Mitchell of the 339th fighter squadron was assigned the commander of 18 P-38's piloted by handpicked airmen. 4 P-38's would be designated as “killers”, ie: the guys who would target Yamamoto's G4M Betty, while the other pilots would cover them against the Zero escorts. The killers were to be Captain Thomas Lanphier, Lieutenants Rex Barber, Joseph Moore and James McLanahan. They were going to intercept Yamamoto in the air just south of Empress August Bay. Now the direct flight to Bougainville meant crossing over or very close to Japanese held islands which held observers. This meant they would need to veer far out to sea to avoid any visual contact made by Japanese coastwatchers. Likewise they would skim the ocean at wave-top height to avoid detection by Japanese radar. Mitchell plotted their missions course to remain at least 50 miles offshore. This also meant they would have no landmarks to use as checkpoints: it would have to be dead reckoning the entire way, flying by airspeed, clock and compass under strict radio silence for over 2 hours, until they saw the Bougainville coast. The strike force would depart guadalcanl at 7:20. Even after all the precision and planning, the lightning force would only have around 15 minutes to shoot down Yamamoto, this was a extremely tight one. Mitchell gave the odds of the operation succeeded about a thousand to one. Back over in Rabaul commanders like Admirals Ozawa and Jojima were trying to change Yamamotos mind about making the tour to the forward airbases thinking he was taking a large risk. Adamiral Ozawa argued with Captain Kameto Kuroshima, a senior member of Yamamoto's staff “If he insists on going, six fighters are nothing like enough. Tell the chief of staff that he can have as many of my planes as he likes.” Admiral Ugaki who was sick in the hospital with dengue ever tried to send a message to Yamamoto to not go on the tour. That message though it did not make it to Yamamoto directly was interceived by Admiral Jojima. Admiral Jojima argued “what a damn fool thing to do, to send such a long and detailed message about the activities of the Commander of the combined fleet so near the front. This kind of thing must stop” Jojima had actually flown over to Rabaul to stop Yamamoto, but Yamamoto did not back down. Yamamoto was a stickler for punctuality, he alongside his party arrived to Rabaul's Lakuni field a few minutes before 6am Japan time, thus around 8am rabaul time. The party wore their field green khai uniforms and airmens boots, aside from Yamamoto who wore his customary white dress uniform, with his usual white gloves carrying his ceremonial sword. Yamamoto climbed into one of the two G4M Betty medium bmbers and Ugaki climbed into the other. Yamamoto's Betty had the number 323 painted on its vertical stablizer. The planes roared down the runway and climbed. The weather was clear, with excellent visibility above and below the high ceiling. The aircraft leveled out at 6500 with the bombers holding a close formation, enough for Ugaki to clearly see Yamamoto through the windshield of the other plane. The fighters hung out at 8200 feet above them and around a mile around them. The formation headed southeast making its first landfall on the southern tip of new ireland, then south along the coast of Bougainville, past the Japanese bases at Buka and Kieta, then on to Ballale. Ugaki began to nod off as the group began its descent towards Ballale. Major Mitchells strike group launched at 7:10 guadalcanal time, seeing 2 lightnings fail as a result of a blown tire for one and a fuel transfer problem for the other. Both aircraft were part of the killers team, thus Lieutenants Besby Holmes and Raymond Hine, were replaced with Joseph Moore and James McLanahan. Not a great way to start such a precise mission by any means. As they made the first leg of their route, the P-38's descended to 50 feet to avoid radar detection while the pilots had to endure extremely hot temperatures due to the sea level. The temperature was above 90 degrees as the sun blazed through their Perspex canopies causing the pilots to sweat like pigs. The P-38 was a high altitude fighter and its canopy could not open in flight to regulate the cockpit temperature. Thus instead it kind of acted like a convection oven, building up heat as the sun beat down on it. With nothing but hte sight of rolling waves for over 2 hours, the pilots could have very well dozed off. After 55 minutes of hte first leg, Mitchell turned right to 290 degrees then after another 27 minutes, 305 degrees. 38 minutes after this another 20 degree turn to make the 40 mile leg to the south edge of Empress Bay, all using clocks & compass. As they crossed the bay they turned 90 degrees and were around 4 minutes from their calculated interception point. The lightnings began to close in and made sight of the southwest corner of Bougainville. In an act of extraordinary navigation they hit the precise location intended at 9:34am, a single minute ahead of schedule. Right on top of them, passing serenly overhead was the Yamamoto and unfortuntately for him, security was quite lax. You see the Japanese held air superiority at Buin, thus they did not anticipate any enemy action. Alongside this the escort zero's had their radiots stripped out to reduce their weight. This meant they would not be able to communicate with the Betty's. Ugaki's Betty was carrying its regular armament of 3 13mm guns and 1 20mm gun, but because of the weight of the munition boxes, only a single belt was filled up for each. As for Yamamoto's Betty, there does not seem to be evidence it was armed at all. Mitchell was shocked to see the two Betty bombers, the intelligence had told them one. This somewhat disrupted his plan not knowing where the escorts were hiding, futhermore 2 lightnings piloted by Lieutenants Besby Holmes and Raymond Hine had to pull out when their belly tanks were released and it caused a technical problem. Thus Mitchell had only half the fighters as planned and now faced double the Betty's. He did not know which Betty was Yamamoto's, but with icy resolve he did not improvise the plan and ordered Captain Lamphier to attack as planned stating “he's your meat, tom”. The rest of the lightnings climbed to perform CAP actions as Mitchell expected the Japanese air base at Kahili to toss some zeros over to greet Yamamoto. None would come, another toss of the dice of fate as it were. As Ugaki recounts the event, at 9:43 he was awoken when his plane suddenly began a steep diving turn. The pilot was unsure what was happening, but all of a sudden evasive maneuvers of the Zero escorts alerted him something was wrong. The dark green canopy of the jungle hills were closing in on them as the gunnery opened up the gun ports to prepare firing. Between the rushing wind from the openings and the guns things were incredibly noisy. Ugaki told the pilot to try and remain with Yamamoto's plane, but it was too late. As Ugaki's plane banked south he caught a glimpse of Yamamoto's plane “staggering southward, just brushing the jungle top with reduced speed, emitting black smoke and flames.” Ugaki lost visual contact for some time then only saw a column of smoke rising rom the jungle. Ugaki's pilot flew over Cape Moira and out to sea, descending steadily to gain speed. Two lightnings were on their ass and some .50 caliber rounds slammed into their wings and fuselage. The pilot frantically trid pulling up, but his propellers dug into the sea causing the Betty to roll hard to the left. Ugaki was tossed from his seat and slammed agianst an interior bulkhead. As water flooded the aircraft he thought “this is the end of Ugaki”. But luckily for him, and 3 other passengers they managed to get free and swim to the beach as they were helped ashore by Japanese soldiers and transported to Buin. Despite his miraculous survival, Ugaki's injuries were severe, including a severed radial artery and compound fracture of the right arm, which would leave him out of action until 1944 From the American point of few, they came upon the Japanese formation catching them by complete surprise. The escorting Zeros were flying above the bombers, scanning hte horizon ahead of them to the south and now suspected American fighters would be approaching them from behind at a lower altitude. There are quite a few accounts of how this went down, but by all of them Lamphier climbed to the left, going nose to nose with 3 escorting Zeros, while Lt Rex Barber banked to the right. In response all 6 of the Zeros made a straight dive from their higer altitude position to get between the bombers and the lightnings. Rather than firing directly at the American fighters, they kept their firing infront of the lightnings trying to prevent their line of sight meeting up with the bombers. With the eruption of the choas, both Betty's accelerated into their dives, distancing themselves. One plane banked right going southwest towards the shoreline while the other banked left going east. Now what follows next has actually been a fight going on for decades with all participants going to their grave swearing their perspective was the legitimate account of the event. Lamphier's story, which is by far the most well known, states he quickly engaged the 3 diving Zeros to the left, managing to shoot down one before twisting away to attack the Betty's. He found the lead Betty skimming the jungle, heading for Kahili and dived in pursuit of it. With the other 2 zeros chasing to cut him off, Lamphier held course and fired a long steady burst across the Betty's course of flight. He watched the Betty's right engine and right wing catch on fire and in his words “the bomber's wing tore off. The bomber plunged into the jungle. It exploded. That was the end of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.” While racing out over the open sea towards Moila Point, Ugaki himself was horrified to see the funeral pyre of Yamamoto's crashed bomber. But at the same time, Rex Barber tells a different story. Rex claims Lamphier's initial maneuver going to the left was smart, as it allowed Barber the opportunity to attack the bombers without the Zeroes being on his tail. Thus Rex banked sharply to the right to fall in behind one of the Betty's. At around 1000 feet above the jungle canopy, Rex opened fire, aiming over the fuselage at the right engine. Rex could see chunks of the Betty's engine and fires emerge as he continued to ranke the Bettey with his guns, until the Betty suddenly stopped in mid-air, nearly colliding with him before crashing into the jungle below. Rex also claimed the Betty did not fire back at all. The zero escorts however did catch up to him, but the sudden appearance of Lt's Besby Holmes and Raymond Hine saved him as they shot down the 3 zeros. Heading to the coasts, Holmes and Hine pursued the remaining Betty and fired upon it scoring some hits. Rex also dropped in behind what is assumed to be Ugaki's Betty firing a burst over it before it hit the water. Holmes claimed to have shot down Ugaki's Betty by himself. Rex states that “Holmes rounds must have hit the tanks and filled the bomber swings with gas fumes, because the ship exploded in his face”. As Rex flew through the black smoke and debris a large chunk of the Betty hit his right wing cutting out his turbo supercharger intercooler. Meanwhile Holmes and Hine were dog fighting two more Zeros. Holmes would claim to have shot one of the zeros down, making his total around 3 Zeros and one betty; Hine's lightning was damaged in the fight forcing him to head east out to sea with smoke trailing his engine. Hine would be last seen around 9:40am, he was to be the only allied casualty of operation Vengeance. With both Betty's down, the mission was done and Mitchell ordered a withdrawal. The lightning's each headed home individually, operating at the limit of their range and suffering the hot weather. The controversy over who shot down Yamamoto's aircraft would begin the moment the pilots got back to base. In the words of Lt Julius Jacobson “there were 15 of us who survived, and as far as who did the effective shooting, who cares?” Yamamoto's plane had gone down about 4 miles inland, in a remote part of the jungle. Search parties took over a day to find the wreck. On April 20th they found the wrecked aircraft, there were no survivors. According to eyewitness testimony, Yamamoto was found sitting upright, still strapped to his seat, with one white gloved hand resting upon his katana. Yamamoto's watch had stopped at 0745hrs. A bullet had entered his lower jaw and went out from his temple; another pierced his shoulder blade. Yamamoto's body was wrapped in banyan leaves and carried down a trail to the mouth of the Wamai River, where it was taken to Buin by sea. His body would be cremated alongside the 11 other men aboard that Betty, in a pit filled with brushwood and gasoline and his ashes were flown back to Truk and deposited on a Buddhist altar in the Musashi's war operations room. New's of Yamamoto's death was at first restricted to a small circle of ranking officers, and passageways around the operations room and the commander in chiefs cabin were placed off limits. But the truth eventually leaked out to the crew of Musashi. Admiral Ugaki was seen in bandages holding a white box containing Yamamoto's ashes as he came aboard and the smell of incense wafted from his cabin. Admiral Mineichi Koga was named the new commander in chief. For over a month the news was kept under wraps. On May 22nd, Yamamoto's death was heard on the NHK news. The announcer broke into tears as he read the announcement. A special train carried the slain admiral's ashes from Yokosuka to Tokyo. An imperial party, including members of the royal household and family greeted its arrival at Ueno Station. As diarist Kiyoshi Kiyosawa noted “There is widespread sentiment of dark foreboding about the future course of the war”. Admiral Yamamoto was awarded posthumously the Grand Order of the Chrysanthemum, first class and the rank of Fleet admiral. His funeral was held on June 5th, the first anniversary of the battle of Midway, which also coincided with the funeral of the legendary Admiral Togo Heihachiro, 9 years previously. It was held in Hibiya park with hundreds of thousands coming to pay their respects. Pallbearers were selected from among the petty officers of the Musashi, carrying his casket draped in white cloth past the Diet and Imperial Palace. The Navy band played Chopin's funeral march as the casket was driven to Tama Cemetery where it was placed in a grave alongside that of Admiral Togo. Some sought to make a Yamamoto shrine, but his close friend Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai said “Yamamoto hated that kind of thing. If you deified him, he'd be more embarrassed than anybody else”. The new commander in chief of the combined fleet, Admiral Koga Mineichi would later say “There was only one Yamamoto and no one is able to replace him. His loss is an unsupportable blow to us.” I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me. Operation Vengeance was a success, leading to the death of the legendary, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. Would his death help or worsen the allied war effort? For that question to be answered only time could tell.
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Aries New Moon Hybrid Solar Eclipse I advocate. I initiate. I uplift. The Aries New Moon Eclipse is upon us. This is a potent time to embrace new beginnings and courageously blaze forward with purpose. With the Sun and Moon meeting at the Anaretic degree of Aries (29º), we are being called to connect to the most mature expression of Aries – the grounded warrior – one who takes bold action in the name of growth, love and expansion. Use the Emperor in the tarot to meditate on this soul-potential for Aries. This eclipse is is the first eclipse in the sign of Aries in roughly 8 years. This eclipse marks the beginning of the Aries-Libra eclipse cycle, which will extend through 2025. This signifies the activation of the North Node of Fate in Aries. This is a reminder to pause. To take a deep breath. The Aries parts of our chart and our heart will be growing over the next 2 years, so there is no need to rush the process. However, you may find fateful realignments or sudden flashes of insight that come to you over the next two weeks that will indicate to you the ways in which you are being called to step into your personal power more now than ever before. The Aries North Node encourages you to persevere, to be the leader of your own life and to initiate change in the direction of greater consciousness. How might you more fully embrace your unique identity? How might you be more true to yourself? In what ways are you being called to take bold action in the pursuit of greater healing? On this Aries New Moon podcast episode we are joined by special guest Bruna Maia. In our conversation we cover the following topics: Life as an Aries Sun in 9th House Chiron + Jupiter in Aries Understanding the Anaretic degree Aries North Node Aries Esoteric Phrase Lilith in Leo, and more! A bit about Bruna: She has been studying Archetypal, Psychological & Esoteric Astrology since 2017 and has a full-time Astrology practice in Northern California. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and offers Astrology readings in 3 languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Bruna is an Aries Sun, Leo Moon, Cancer Rising and is a member of Heidi Rose Robbins Astrology Team. You can follow Bruna on instagram at @bru_maia. Readings: As far as readings, right now I have just a few more time-slots available for this Spring. So if you know you'd like a deep-dive astrology reading or tarot healing sessions over the next two months, you can use the links provided to book a session. Holding space one-on-one for readings is one of my most favorite parts of my job. It is always such an honor to get to connect with you in this way. Mentorships: As far as 6-month mentorships, Spring and Summer mentorships are booked up! I am initiating those over the next month. If you filled out an application or sent me an email in regards to mentorships and you haven't heard back yet, thank you for your patience. I am a bit behind on emails because of the retreat and Eclipse season. I will be getting back to you by the end of the week. I am also accepting applications for mentorships that will start this Autumn. If you know you would like to work with me long-term later this year, please send me an email or fill out an application to be put on the Wait List. Wishing for you an illuminating Aries New Moon Eclipse. OTHER LINKS Podcast: iTunes, Spotify, or Podbean About Jeff Hinshaw Patreon for Cosmic Cousins Astrology Mentorship Astrology Reading Tarot Healing Session Sign-up for Mailing List + Newsletter
Marvel author Neil Kleid joins the pod to talk about his upcoming novel release called - The Phoenix Chase. A soaring space adventure starring Kid Omega and the Starjammers in Sh'ar Space from Aconyte Books. To reflect on the book, Neil chose X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1 to x-read with us as it was one of his research tools when crafting his story.Neil has written several comic books and graphic novels; adapted Jack London's novel Call of the Wild into sequentials for Penguin Books; did the opposite for the seminal Marvel Comics' storyline Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt; and co-authored Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim, a novel based on the award-winning comic book series. Savor, his culinary adventure graphic novel with John Broglia and Frank Reynoso, was released by Dark Horse Comics. His X-Men stories, School of X and The Phoenix Chase are available through Aconyte Books.Find us on the AIPT Podcast Network. Follow our show to be alerted when new episodes appear the first and third Wednesday of the month. Check us out on social media @xreadspodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For business inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at https://aiptcomics.com
The Dark Angels were the I Legion of the twenty original Space Marine Legions. Their Primarch is Lion El'Jonson. Though they claim complete allegiance and service to the Emperor of Mankind, their actions and secret goals at times seem at odds with that professed loyalty, as the Dark Angels strive above all other things to atone for an ancient crime of betrayal committed over 10,000 standard years ago during the Horus Heresy, when some of their brethren were turned to the side of Chaos. These traitors are known to those few Dark Angels granted knowledge of their existence as the "Fallen Angels" or just "The Fallen." In the eyes of the Chapter's leaders, there is only one way that the Chapter can ever atone for its shame, restoring its honour and trust in the eyes of the Emperor -- all of the Fallen must be found and either made to repent their ancient sin, or slain. Support the show
In part four of our year-long series examining Return of the Jedi, the Emperor arrives at the Death Star, Luke visits Master Yoda, and the Rebel Alliance plans their assault. We are joined by Ross Hollebon of the Album Cockpit Podcast and Fantatracks.com. This episode covers the segment of Return of the Jedi that runs from 0:37:05 to 0:51:33 on Disney+. On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss: Luke's departure from Tatooine while Han, Leia, Lando, and the droids leave on the Millennium Falcon, The Emperor's arrival at the Death Star and conversation with Darth Vader, Luke's return to Dagobah to complete his training with Jedi Master Yoda, Luke's discussion of Yoda's final words, and The Rebel Alliance briefing for the attack on the Death Star. Thanks for joining us for another episode! Subscribe to Podcast Stardust for all your Star Wars news, reviews, and discussion wherever you get your podcasts. And please leave us a five star review on Apple Podcasts. Find Jay and her cosplay adventures on J.Snips Cosplay on Instagram. Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube. T-shirts, hoodies, stickers, masks, and posters are available on TeePublic. Find all episodes on RetroZap.com.