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/Film Daily
Andor, Rogue One, Willow, Elf & AI Art

/Film Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 22:38


On the November 30, 2022 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film editor Brad Oman to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Andor and Rogue One. Opening Banter: Willow is out! Here is our brief reaction! In The News: Jeremy: Andor Almost Featured The First-Ever Star Wars F-Bomb Peter (og Eric): Rogue One Writers Gary Whitta And Chris Weitz Reveal Their Idea For An Unmade Star Wars TV ShowWhitta tweeted “Years ago my Rogue One co-writer Chris Weitz and I had a cool idea for a TV show about a Mossad-style (Mow-sad) Rebel team hunting down Imperial war criminals who fled and disappeared after the fall of the Empire. Could have been a cool bookend to R1. We never did anything with it though.”   Mini Water Cooler: Subway's footlong cookies Hello Fresh's Elf tie-in AI Art    All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today's show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.  You can subscribe to /Film Daily on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS).  And please subscribe to our newsletter! Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. Please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, tell your friends and spread the word!  Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Horses in the Morning
Casey's New Horse, Breakaway Breakdown and Limoncello for Nov 28, 2022 by World Equestrian Center

Horses in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 57:40


Auditor Karissa Rene joins us to tell us about her new horse and helping a Uganda student use Art to learn about horsemanship.  Casey Allen, host of the Breakaway Breakdown, joins us to tell us about the latest podcast to be added to the HRN lineup.  Plus, Auditor Flossie shares her family's Limoncello recipe.  Listen in…HORSES IN THE MORNING Episode 3067 – Show Notes and Links:The HORSES IN THE MORNING Crew: Glenn the Geek:  co-host, executive in charge of comic relief, Jamie Jennings:   co-host, director of wacky equestrian adventures, Coach Jenn:  producer, Chaos Control Officer.Title Sponsor:  World Equestrian CenterFeatured Image: HORSES IN THE MORNINGGuest: Auditor Karissa ReneGuest: Auditor FlossieGuest: Casey Allen, Host of The Breakaway BreakdownLink: World Equestrian Center MagazineThere's an App for that!  Download the new FREE Horse Radio Network App for iPhone and AndroidFollow Horse Radio Network on TwitterAdditional support for this podcast provided by Listeners Like You!Time Stamps:04:40 - Daily Whinnies20:00 - Casey Allen27:40 - Karissa Rene36:40 - Auditor Flossie Recipe Limoncello recipe:Ingredients:Zest of 8 Lemons2 Vanilla BeansBottle of Vodka4 cups water3 cups of sugarDirections:Start with a 1 gal pickle jar (Imperial or American gallon is fine). Peelthe zest off of 8 or so lemons and place in the pickle jar. You can maybe peel 10 or so if they are the smaller. Throw in two vanilla beans. Pour in a bottle of vodka (or equivalent amount of moonshine) and let that sit in a dark cabinet for 6 months. Important! No plastic bottles as that ruins the flavor of the alcohol. Making simple syrup:  Boil water and sugar to make the syrup and let it cool to room temperature. Then add to the vodka jar. Mix with a clean spoon and then put it away to sit in the dark cabinet for another month or so.Once it is ready to serve you can pour straight from the main jar or pour it into a prettier jar for serving or gifts. It is great for sipping after a big meal of pasta while all the family and friends sit around talking together.Support the show

Beyond the Breakers
*unlocked* - Prison Hulks, Pt. 3 (February 2022 Bonus Episode)

Beyond the Breakers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 55:32


Here we wrap up our long discussion of prison ships and prison hulks in the British Empire. Listen to Parts 1 and 2 if you haven't already! All three parts have now been unlocked for everyone on the main podcast feed. Sources:Forbes, Thomas R. "Coroners' Inquisitions on the Deaths of Prisoners in the Hulks at Portsmouth, England, in 1817 - 1827." Journal of the History of Medicine, July 1978, pp. 356 - 365Foxhall, Katherine. "From Convicts to Colonists: The Health of Prisoners and the Voyage to Australia, 1823 - 1853." The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vo. 39, no. 1, March 2011, pp. 1 - 19Hobsbawm, E.J. and George Rudé. Captain Swing. Phoenix Press, 2001.James, Jeff. "'Raising Sand, Soil and Gravel' - Pardon Refusers On-Board Prison Hulks (1776 - 1815)." Family & Community History, vol. 20/1, April 2017Townsend, Norma and David Kent. "The Men of the Eleanor, 1831: A Case Study of the Hulks and Voyage to New South Wales." The Great Circle, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 109 - 119Support the show

All Shows Feed | Horse Radio Network
HITM for Nov 28, 2022: Casey's New Horse, Breakaway Breakdown and Limoncello by World Equestrian Center

All Shows Feed | Horse Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 57:40


Auditor Karissa Rene joins us to tell us about her new horse and helping a Uganda student use Art to learn about horsemanship.  Casey Allen, host of the Breakaway Breakdown, joins us to tell us about the latest podcast to be added to the HRN lineup.  Plus, Auditor Flossie shares her family's Limoncello recipe.  Listen in…HORSES IN THE MORNING Episode 3067 – Show Notes and Links:The HORSES IN THE MORNING Crew: Glenn the Geek:  co-host, executive in charge of comic relief, Jamie Jennings:   co-host, director of wacky equestrian adventures, Coach Jenn:  producer, Chaos Control Officer.Title Sponsor:  World Equestrian CenterFeatured Image: HORSES IN THE MORNINGGuest: Auditor Karissa ReneGuest: Auditor FlossieGuest: Casey Allen, Host of The Breakaway BreakdownLink: World Equestrian Center MagazineThere's an App for that!  Download the new FREE Horse Radio Network App for iPhone and AndroidFollow Horse Radio Network on TwitterAdditional support for this podcast provided by Listeners Like You!Time Stamps:04:40 - Daily Whinnies20:00 - Casey Allen27:40 - Karissa Rene36:40 - Auditor Flossie Recipe Limoncello recipe:Ingredients:Zest of 8 Lemons2 Vanilla BeansBottle of Vodka4 cups water3 cups of sugarDirections:Start with a 1 gal pickle jar (Imperial or American gallon is fine). Peelthe zest off of 8 or so lemons and place in the pickle jar. You can maybe peel 10 or so if they are the smaller. Throw in two vanilla beans. Pour in a bottle of vodka (or equivalent amount of moonshine) and let that sit in a dark cabinet for 6 months. Important! No plastic bottles as that ruins the flavor of the alcohol. Making simple syrup:  Boil water and sugar to make the syrup and let it cool to room temperature. Then add to the vodka jar. Mix with a clean spoon and then put it away to sit in the dark cabinet for another month or so.Once it is ready to serve you can pour straight from the main jar or pour it into a prettier jar for serving or gifts. It is great for sipping after a big meal of pasta while all the family and friends sit around talking together.Support the show

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry
41. What's a Wife to Do? | Deaconess Rosie Adle & Rebekah Curtis

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 62:29


Sister duo Rebekah and Rosie, co-authors of Ladylike, join Steph to talk about the vocation of wife. This episode includes the good (the blessings that flow from living biblically as a wife), the bad (how sin affects the relationship of husband and wife), and everything in between (like the importance of forgiveness... and how to get along with your in-laws). Learn what it's like to be a lady, living biblically, as a wife to her husband. Find Ladylike: Living Biblically at cph.org. Learn about LCMS Life Ministry at lcms.org/life, and email us at friendsforlife@lcms.org. Bios: Rebekah Curtis is a housewife, church lady, and school mom. She has written for a variety of websites, magazines, and books. She and her husband have eight children and live in southern Illinois. Rosie Adle is a baptized child of God and a lifelong Lutheran. She thanks the Lord for the joys of being home with her dear family, helping at church, being outside, and caring for others in Christian love. She teaches online deaconess classes for Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Rosie lives in Imperial, Nebraska, just down the street from Zion Lutheran Church, where the Adle family is glad to spend much of their time. Not all the views expressed are necessarily those of the LCMS; please discuss any questions with your pastor.

LightSaber Radio
LSR #123 - Andor Audit - Who Will Escape - Finale Review

LightSaber Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 169:51


In today's episode, Andor Audit - Who Will Escape - Finale Review. The LSR crew has an In-depth and fun discussion about the 12th episode of Andor, Rix Road. In this episode, Cassian returns to Ferrix for Maarva's funeral and learns of Bix's imprisonment from Brasso. Meero and the local Imperial garrison prepare to use the funeral to take in Andor alive for questioning regarding Luthen, whilst Luthen plans to kill Cassian using the Imperial ambush, with Vel and Cinta's assistance. Does this episode have enough depth as an episode to send it into the star wars hall of fame, or did it leave the crew disappointed? Did it give us enough info to make some predictions or did it just leave us hanging? Plus some news about what's going on in the star wars universe. This is one of those episodes you don't want to miss. We hope you enjoy today's show. If you liked the show, please give a five-star rating on whatever platform you use to consume your content. It really does help. If possible, share it with your friends and family. It would be greatly appreciated. And don't forget to subscribe to the show. That way you will be notified every time we release a new episode. As always, thank you for spending your time listening to this podcast. For anyone that would like to be a guest on the show, or has any questions about the show. Please do not hesitate to email us. We would love to hear from you. Follow us on our Social Media for more great content. LightSaber Radio Contact Info You can leave us a voicemail at (314) 877-8288 Social Medias https://linktr.ee/lightsaberradio The story, art, and characters therein are the property of whoever holds the copyright to this material. We do not claim ownership of the source material. This podcast was produced for noncommercial use, to be enjoyed by ourselves, fellow fans, and the original creators as a tribute to Star Wars. Please support the official release. #starwars #starwarspodcast #starwarsfan #themandalorian #maythe4thbewithyou #starwarscelebration #thebadbatch #starwarsday #starwarsvisions #lightsaber #starwarrebels #kenobiTrailer #starwarrebels #starwarsnews #andor lbqpGoWcvEaDCWdyHjPp --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lightsaber-radio/message

Mandalorian Parsec Passion
ANDOR - Episode 12 'Rix Road' - review recap theory explained | Star Wars #Andor Double P HQ

Mandalorian Parsec Passion

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 81:37


Reunited and it feels so good! Sgt. Linus Mosk is back with Syril Karn! Syril Karn is back with Dedra! B2-EMO is back with Brasso! Bix is back! Cassian and Luthen have a face off!  Mon Mothma and Perrin say 'Later Leida!' The Parsec Passion Podcast crew talk the latest Disney+ Star Wars series ANDOR episode 12 'Rix Road'!  What did you think? Let us know @DoublePHQ Twitter / Instagram Facebook.com/DoublePHQ #Andor #CassianAndor #StarWars #MonMothma s1e12 s1e12 Cassian returns home to Ferrix, a tinderbox that is experiencing a spark of rebellion. Musical Analysis by Matt Murdick @musicalconcepts on Twitter Series Directed by Benjamin Caron Toby Haynes Susanna White Series Writing Credits Tony Gilroy ... (created by) Tony Gilroy ... (written by) (5 episodes, 2022) George Lucas ... (based on Star Wars by) Dan Gilroy ... (written by) Beau Willimon ... (written by) Stephen Schiff ... (written by) Series Cast Diego Luna ...  Cassian Andor Stellan Skarsgård ...  Luthen Rael Genevieve O'Reilly ...  Mon Mothma Wilf Scolding Adria Arjona ...  Bix Caleen Alastair Mackenzie ...  Perrin Margaret Clunie Dave Chapman ...  B2EMO Antonio Viña ...  Kassa Fiona Shaw ...  Maarva Andor Kyle Soller ...  Syril Karn Denise Gough ... Dedra Meero Anton Lesser ... Major Partagaz Ben Bailey Smith ... Lieutenant Supervisor Blevin Faye Marsay ... Vel Sartha Varada Sethu ... Cinta Kaz Elizabeth Dulau ... Kleya Marki Bronte Carmichael ... Leida Kathryn Hunter ... Eedy Karn Malcolm Sinclair ... Colonel Yularen Ben Miles ... Tay Kolma Andy Serkis ... Kino Loy Duncan Pow ... Melshi Gary Beadle ... Clem Andor Katrina Nare ... Windi Series Music by Nicholas Britell

KPFA - Behind the News
COP27 climate conference and masculinity and imperial violence

KPFA - Behind the News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 59:58


Environmental journalist Tina Gerhardt on the COP27 climate conference, and Lyle Jeremy Rubin, author of Pain Is Weakness Leaving the Body, on masculinity, the Marines, and imperial violence The post COP27 climate conference and masculinity and imperial violence appeared first on KPFA.

Star Wars Theory
[SPOILERS] ANDOR FINALE BREAKDOWN EPISODE 12 - IT HAS BEGUN

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 17:20


[SPOILERS] We start the final episode off at the Repaak Salyard on Ferrix, where Wilmon Paak builds a pipe bomb with the hologram of his late father next to him to inspire his fight against the empire. as we flip over to Dedra landing in a T4-A lambda class shuttle. Whenever you see one of these, there's usually a high ranking Imperial in there, or Vader or Palpatine themselves with troopers. Bixx is recovering from the torture sessions the ISB put her through.  Cassian's buddy Brasso meets with the guy who told Cassian about his mother's death over the phone, Xan, and reveals to him that Cassian called. They both keep walking to avoid any lurking eyes and ears of the empire, as they know spies are everywhere waiting for Cassian to arrive for Maarva's funeral. We see Cintra walking the streets of Ferrix while Corv is oblivious for the time being. I think it would have been fun to see Palpatine dissolve some of the nay sayers in the senate, including Mon Mothma, or at least have Mas Amedda in there. I would have liked to have seen more Senate scenes, however the end credit scene was delivered nicely with the death star being built. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rolling Dice & Taking Names Gaming Podcast
RDTN Episode 274: Fire & Stone – Siege of Vienna 1683, Brazil – Imperial, Monolyth, Star Wars – The Clone Wars, Oh My Brain, Atlantic Robot League

Rolling Dice & Taking Names Gaming Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 99:41


Tony McReeIntro Arkham Horror Campaign Atlantic Robot League Oh My Brain Ewin Racing Chair Toy Strong Hall of Fame Winners Taste Buds: Fruit Quack Star Wars: The Clone Wars Miniature Market […] The post RDTN Episode 274: Fire & Stone – Siege of Vienna 1683, Brazil – Imperial, Monolyth, Star Wars – The Clone Wars, Oh My Brain, Atlantic Robot League first appeared on Rolling Dice & Taking Names.

Fandom Podcast Network
What A Piece of Junk the FPNet Star Wars Show: Episode 99 Star Wars Andor Episode 11 'Daughter of Ferrix'

Fandom Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 60:52


What A Piece of Junk the FPNet Star Wars Show: Episode 99 Star Wars Andor Episode 11 'Daughter of Ferrix' Watch the video version of this show on the Fandom Podcast Network YouTube Channel Here:  https://youtu.be/xt1YcLTy-es This is the penultimate episode of season 1 of Star Wars Andor - and the episode just before we reach podcast number 100! Andor and his friend Melshi have finished their escape from the Imperial prison and retrieved his money and gun. Mon Mothma continues to deal with the political ramifications of possibly having to sell off her daughter's hand in marriage. And Luthen shows us he's more than just a smooth catchphrase or a pretty face as he lights up some Imperials in a very retro-cool Star Destroyer. Strap in! What A Piece of Junk is THE podcast on the Fandom Podcast Network dedicated to covering everything Star Wars. From the original Star Wars trilogy movies, prequels, sequels, Legends canon, Disney's acquisition of Star Wars and its products, and all the fan favorite content out there, we have you covered. So please make sure to stop on over at your local cantina, grab a drink, cozy on up to your favorite alien (or droid), and get ready to talk Star Wars!   What A Piece Of Junk / Fandom Podcast Network Contact Information: -What A Piece Of Junk a Star Wars Podcast audio podcast master feed: https://fpnet.podbean.com/category/what-a-piece-of-junk-a-star-wars-podcast… - What A Piece Of Junk a Star Wars Podcast Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WhatAPieceOfJunk/ - Email: whatapieceofjunkpod@gmail.com - Twitter: @WhatWars   Fandom Podcast Network Social Media links. - Fandom Podcast Network Audio Master Feed: https://fpnet.podbean.com/ (The FPNet is on Podbean app) - Instagram: @FandomPodcastNetwork  - Twitter: @FanPodNetwork - Fandom Podcast Network is on all major podcast platforms. - Facebook: Fandom Podcast Network: https://www.facebook.com/Fandompodcastnetwork/ What a Piece of Junk Star Wars Podcast Hosts & Guests Contact information:  - Scott Baughman on Twitter: @ScotticusMax / Instagram: @darik_grey - Derrick Marsh on Twitter: @hoodiedm83 - Nathan Miracle on Twitter: @GooeyChewie Fandom Podcast Network Tee Public Store: Please support  the What A Piece Of Junk podcast and the Fandom Podcast Network by visiting our TeePublic store, while wearing your favorite show logos with pride! Tee Public Store: https://www.teepublic.com/user/fandompodcastnetwork  

Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate
Episode Two Hundred - Five

Le Batard & Friends - Mystery Crate

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 68:01


The Shipping Container kicks things off with Billy's doppelgänger, dad clothes, tattoos, the Grid of Death, and the new Weird Al movie. Then, Darth Amin and producer Darth Cornpuzzle are charging countermeasures after being pulled over by Imperial cops in the penultimate episode of Andor. Cassian recovers his stash, Syril steals from his mom, Luthen reassures a paranoid Saw Gerrera and everything is headed towards a climactic finale with Maarva's funeral and the assault on Spellhaus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Le Batard & Friends Network
MC - Episode Two Hundred - Five

Le Batard & Friends Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 68:01


The Shipping Container kicks things off with Billy's doppelgänger, dad clothes, tattoos, the Grid of Death, and the new Weird Al movie. Then, Darth Amin and producer Darth Cornpuzzle are charging countermeasures after being pulled over by Imperial cops in the penultimate episode of Andor. Cassian recovers his stash, Syril steals from his mom, Luthen reassures a paranoid Saw Gerrera and everything is headed towards a climactic finale with Maarva's funeral and the assault on Spellhaus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

China Stories
[The World of Chinese] How China's imperial treasures became a public exhibit

China Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 9:00


Arson, thieving eunuchs, military invasion: the Forbidden City's journey from imperial palace to public museum was anything but smooth.Click here to read the article by Sun Jiahui.Narrated by Sarah Kutulakos.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Cantina Cast
460 - Andor, Episode 11: "Daughter of Ferrix" Breakdown

Cantina Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 127:24


Grief, doubt, and a tightening Imperial noose set the stage for tensions to ignite in the penultimate episode of Andor, Season 1: Daughter of Ferrix. Join Albert & Jonesy as they breakdown all the details from episode 11. Feedback and Promotion: Subscribe on YouTube: Cantina Cast Send feedback and comments to hellothere@cantinacast.com Follow us on Twitter @TheCantinaCast Like us on Facebook: The Cantina Cast Follow us on Instagram: The Cantina Cast Follow us on Tumblr: Cantina Cast Discord Channel: Cantina Cast Channel Ear Glue Media: Web Site Cantina Cast: Web Site Pandora Link: Pandora Call or Text the Cantina Cast: 803-717-CAST Ear Glue Media YouTube: EGM Support the show: Cantina Cast Patreon page TeePublic Store

/Film Daily
Spoiler Discussion: Andor Episode 11 “Daughter of Ferrix”

/Film Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 54:36


On the November 16, 2022 episode of /Film Daily, /Film Editorial Director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film editor Brad Oman and Star Wars expert Bryan Young for a spoiler-filled conversation about Andor episode 11 “Daughter of Ferrix" In The Spoiler Room: Andor episode 11 “Daughter of Ferrix" Feedback Rene in Houston TX writes in “We see Cassian in prison 5 years before Rogue One, but in Rogue One Cassian tells Chirrut that this is the first time he's been in prison (while in Saw's cage when they take Jyn to see Saw).  Surely this was intentional…but I can't figure out the story here, appreciate your thoughts.” Mike in Wokingham, UK: “We all agree that ANDOR has been incredible - but what could they do that would ruin it all in the last episode? Maybe Cassian is about to die and is rescued by Baby Yoda.  Or it turns out that B2EMO was an Imperial spy all along.  Or (of course) Dedra is Cassian's long lost sister and they run off together. What do you think? What would be the worst way to wrap up the season?” Brief reactions Breakdown   Speculation   All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today's show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com.  You can subscribe to /Film Daily on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (RSS).  And please subscribe to our newsletter! Send your feedback, questions, comments and concerns to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please leave your name and general geographic location in case we mention the e-mail on the air. Please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts, tell your friends and spread the word!  Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

Adeptus Ridiculous
IMPERIAL TITAN TYPES: FROM SCOUTS TO GIANTS TO PSY-NIGHTMARES | Warhammer 40k lore feat Kirioth

Adeptus Ridiculous

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 73:29


The Imperium's Titans are mechanical, humanoid-shaped war-machines; some Titan classes reaching up to a hundred feet in height. Their presence inspires nothing but terror - few enemies can stand against them - and only another Titan can equal their power. It is thought that the first Titans were developed on Mars during the Age of Strife in order to combat the Cy-Carnivora.A human pilot, linked directly to the machine via a Throne Mechanicum, controls the movement of a Titan merely through thought. Titans are powered by plasma generators, as nothing else can provide the vast amount of energy required. Energy fields known as void shields are the Imperial Titan's first line of defense. The shields can absorb incoming damage until becoming overloaded. A Titan's limbs move using electrically-motivated fibre bundles which act as synthetic muscles.Support the show

The Star Lores Podcast
Episode 67: The Imperial Navy

The Star Lores Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 46:13


Comprised of over one million vessels, the Imperial fleet led the galaxy in military weaponry and technology, as the long reach of the Empire. We are now on Discord! Visit at: https://discord.gg/h4uMZdmBxh Don't forget to leave a 5 star rating and review and subscribe to this podcast so you get all the new episodes! Reach out to us on social media (instagram, facebook, twitter) or email at starlorespodcast@gmail.com Support the show on patreon.com/starlores --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/starlores/support

1001 Album Club
499 - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Imperial Bedroom

1001 Album Club

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 32:57


In July of 1982 Elvis Costello & The Attractions released their 6th studio album, together. The first to not be produced by Nick Lowe and recorded between November of 1981 and March of 1982 at AIR studios, this aural outing is considered by most to be a high water mark in a career consisting of only high water marks. Lets talk Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Imperial Bedroom!

Podcast Stardust
Episode 489 - Andor, Episode 10 - One Way Out

Podcast Stardust

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 50:18


Cassian Andor and Kino Loy lead a prison break on Narkina 5 when it becomes apparent there is no other way out. Meanwhile, Luthen lays bare his soul and why he does what he does. In this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss: Marva's stubbornness on Ferrix while Cinta and an Imperial spy keeps tabs on things, Mon Mothma's distasteful meeting with the banker (or gangster) Davo Sculdun, Dedra Meero and the ISB's observation of the Rebel ship being brought into Kafreene, Luthen's meeting with ISB Superviser Lonni Jung and Luthen's powerful explanation of why he does what he does, and How Cassian Andor and Kino Loy lead a revolt at the prison on Narkina 5 and the final outcome. Make sure to check out our discussion of episode nine of Andor in episode 486 of Podcast Stardust. 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.

Off-Farm Income
OFI 1541: A Great Chicken Business & National Proficiency Finalist | FFA SAE Edition | Morayah Cupp | Imperial FFA

Off-Farm Income

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 19:05


Morayah Cupp is a 2022 National Proficiency Finalist in the category of  e Services.  She is also an Agricultural Education student at Oklahoma State University and the owner of Mo's Mobile Coops, an innovative chicken rental business outside of Imperial, Nebraska.  Morayah first appeared on the Off-Farm Income Podcast in 2020 on episode #815.  Today she is back to discuss her selection as a National Proficiency Finalist and the experience she just completed at the 95th National FFA Convention.

St. Joseph Evangelization Network Podcast
Home, Church, and Getting Your Family to Mass

St. Joseph Evangelization Network Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022


CTM - Community of Transcendent Men / Monthly Meeting September 27, 2022 / St. Joseph Church, Imperial, MO / Speaker: Steve Miloscia / Home, Church, and Getting Your Family to Mass / - Steve Miloscia - Tuesday, September 27, 2022

St. Joseph Evangelization Network Podcast
Love Your Wife and Show It - CTM 2022.10

St. Joseph Evangelization Network Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022


CTM - Community of Transcendent Men / Monthly Meeting October 25, 2022 / St. Joseph Church, Imperial, MO / Speaker: Deacon Bob Eichelberger / Love Your Wife and Show It - Deacon Bob Eichelberger - Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Intercepted Imperial Transmissions
Intercepted Imperial Transmissions: S3:E53

Intercepted Imperial Transmissions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 68:05


In today's episode, the inevitable passing up of holidays and leaping to Christmas. The Librarian drops some knowledge, and Bruce Wayne is slumming it in Shaolin. Believe it, or not, we don't have any Star Wars to discuss....SOME people haven't caught up with Andor.  :) We pass on some closing opinions on She-Hulk...did K.E.V.I.N. sink its own ship? Wait, I was mstaken, we discuss how Andor's reviews seem to show the series is doing poorly. The Librarian's work peeps get mentioned on a old TV show....you like us, you really like us! The Librarian passes on a theory and Kathleen Kennedy is asked by Disney to stop announcing Star Wars projects BEFORE they get the green light. So, grab some Shaolin Mac n' Cheese, a cold Weißbier and enjoy.  

Mandalorian Parsec Passion
ANDOR - Episode 10 'One Way Out' - review recap theory explained | Star Wars #Andor

Mandalorian Parsec Passion

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 70:20


It's sink or swim for Cassian's prison escape, while Mon Mothma may do the opposite of the unthinkable, that's right, she'll do the thinkable and get rid of Leida!!!  The rebels won't be able to escape their love! The Parsec Passion Podcast crew talk the latest Disney+ Star Wars series ANDOR episode 10 'One Way Out' of this podcast What did you think? Let us know @DoublePHQ Twitter / Instagram Facebook.com/DoublePHQ #Andor #CassianAndor #StarWars #MonMothma s1e10 s1e10 A rare opportunity opens and the time for Cassian and his fellow inmates to act is now. Musical Analysis by Matt Murdick @musicalconcepts on Twitter Series Directed by Benjamin Caron Toby Haynes Susanna White Series Writing Credits Tony Gilroy ... (created by) Tony Gilroy ... (written by) (5 episodes, 2022) George Lucas ... (based on Star Wars by) Dan Gilroy ... (written by) Beau Willimon ... (written by) Stephen Schiff ... (written by) Series Cast Diego Luna ...  Cassian Andor Stellan Skarsgård ...  Luthen Rael Genevieve O'Reilly ...  Mon Mothma Wilf Scolding Adria Arjona ...  Bix Caleen Alastair Mackenzie ...  Perrin Margaret Clunie Dave Chapman ...  B2EMO Antonio Viña ...  Kassa Fiona Shaw ...  Maarva Andor Kyle Soller ...  Syril Karn Denise Gough ... Dedra Meero Anton Lesser ... Major Partagaz Ben Bailey Smith ... Lieutenant Supervisor Blevin Faye Marsay ... Vel Sartha Varada Sethu ... Cinta Kaz Elizabeth Dulau ... Kleya Marki Bronte Carmichael ... Leida Kathryn Hunter ... Eedy Karn Malcolm Sinclair ... Colonel Yularen Ben Miles ... Tay Kolma Andy Serkis ... Kino Loy Duncan Pow ... Melshi Gary Beadle ... Clem Andor Katrina Nare ... Windi Series Music by Nicholas Britell

Mando Vision: A Star Wars Podcast
Star Wars: Andor "One Way Out" (S1E10) *spoilers

Mando Vision: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 41:58


Tom is back to discuss the Imperial plumbing problems on Narkina 5!! Strap on your buckets, let's go!Please follow the show at:Mando_Vision on Twitter and Instagram. Email: MandoVisionTom@gmail.comBecome a Mando Vision Maniac at our PATREON page for exclusive bonus content!Please, like, subscribe and share the show with your friends on all of your favorite podcast platforms and if you can take the time to write a 5-Star review, it will be read on the show! Thank for all the support, please stay safe and take care of each other. Music by Dirty Sweet and used with permission.All audio clips from any “Star Wars” material is copyright of Disney Enterprises Inc. and is only used for the sole purpose of promotion of Disney property and to provide context for talking points. Mando Vision is copyright Thomas Pritchard 2022. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

St. Joseph Evangelization Network Podcast
The Imperial Servant- Queen Elizabeth

St. Joseph Evangelization Network Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022


Host: Ray Gerard / Guest: Matt Laugemann / St. Paul's Letters to America - The Imperial Servant- Remembering Queen Elizabeth II / 2022.10.29 - Matt Laugemann, Ray Gerard - Saturday, October 29, 2022

Adeptus Ridiculous
IMPERIAL TITANS - GOD-ENGINES OF WAR | Warhammer 40k Lore

Adeptus Ridiculous

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 51:26


https://www.patreon.com/AdeptusRidiculoushttps://www.adeptusridiculous.com/https://twitter.com/AdRidiculoushttps://orchideight.com/https://www.collectiblesquids.com/ code: ADRICA Titan, sometimes colloquially called a "god-engine" or "god-machine," is any one of several classes of massive, crewed, robotic combat walkers fielded by the Titan Legions of the Adeptus Mechanicus' Collegia Titanica or by the forces of Chaos' Dark Mechanicum.Originally, this term referred to many types of large combat walkers used by all of the different factions of the Milky Way Galaxy. Titans are always considered the largest and most powerful types of war engines available to the different factions of the galaxy.Titans are the most sacred war machines of the Adeptus Mechanicus and they are thought by the Cult Mechanicus to be the greatest physical embodiments of the Machine God in the material universe, rightly called "god-machines" and "god-engines" by the Tech-priests.Support the show

Hyperspace Theories
Everyone's In Prison in ANDOR

Hyperspace Theories

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 102:01


Episodes eight to ten of Andor center on a common theme: everyone is trapped in a literal or metaphorical prison. In this episode of Hyperspace Theories, Tricia Barr and B.J. Priester discuss how writer Beau Willimon used this theme as the keystone for all of the characters in this story arc. Cassian, of course, spends this arc in the Narkina 5 prison facility, where the Empire uses convict labor in a prison-industrial complex to produce countless components necessary for the military-industrial complex necessary to sustain its galactic tyranny. Kino Loy, played by the amazing Andy Serkis, is both a literal inmate and a metaphorical prisoner of the gamified labor regime within the facility. Others play along too, at least until they realize the game is rigged and they can never “win” their freedom. Beyond Narkina 5, the theme pervades the other characters' stories, too. On Ferrix, we see the ways Bix, Paak, Brasso, and Maarva suffer under Imperial occupation. On Coruscant, Syril thinks his connection with Dedra and the ISB are his ticket upward, only to discover how trapped he remains. Dedra perceives her upward trajectory continuing, but she remains bound within an ISB mindset. Elsewhere on the capital planet, Mon Mothma confronts the reality of her seemingly inescapable personal situation, including a demand for a terrible family sacrifice, and her newly revealed cousin Vel faces a similar personal toll. Luthen Rael, the “axis” of the burgeoning rebellion, struggles to unite the disparate factions of the incipient Rebellion, personified in Saw Gerrera's certainty that he is the only one with clarity of purpose. Despite his machinations and his successful Aldhani heist, Luthen admits that he is trapped by the obligations and burdens of his unbreakable commitment to sacrifice everything for the Rebellion. Cassian, at least, ends the arc by escaping the prison and swimming to shore. Whether any of the other characters can break free of their confinement remains to be seen. Related Links: Fangirls Going Rogue Episode 22.14: Let's Get Ready for Andor Andor's Diego Luna and Genevieve O'Reilly On Fangirls Going Rogue Fangirls Going Rogue Episode 22.16: Andor's Adria Arjona Roundtable Andor: Striving To Get Back To Star Wars' Political Roots REVIEW: Andor Hyperspace Theories: Andor Begins Andor: Fascism and Star Wars Hyperspace Theories: Andor: Where Is It Going? Hyperspace Theories: Andor: The Heist and Its Aftermath

Big Gay Nerds
Big Gay Nerds: Episode 241 (Strike Down Vader 1.2)

Big Gay Nerds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 72:20


Our three would-be assassins have a long way to go before they can Strike Down Vader, and their first stop is the planet Utapau. This formerly contested planet is now firmly under Imperial control, but its governor may have a relic of the past that contains valuable information. Can the misfits talk their way in and out of one of the most secure locations on the planet, even if it means... hanging out with a self-important faux-intellectual colonialist asshole? Content warnings: racism towards fictional cultures, brief mind control, display of a dead body. Music is Demise by Peritune www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1-LuS7oVHY under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

New Books in World Affairs
Richard Overy, "Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945" (Viking, 2022)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 38:15


Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Viking, 2022) to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. As one of Britain's most decorated and respected World War II historians, he argues that this was the "last imperial war," with almost a century-long lead-up of global imperial expansion, which reached its peak in the territorial ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires. Overy also argues for a more global perspective on the war, one that looks broader than the typical focus on military conflict between the Allied and Axis states. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked the war and its protracted aftermath--which extended far beyond 1945. Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece, a new and definitive look at the ultimate struggle over the future of the global order, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books in Military History
Richard Overy, "Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945" (Viking, 2022)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 38:15


Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Viking, 2022) to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. As one of Britain's most decorated and respected World War II historians, he argues that this was the "last imperial war," with almost a century-long lead-up of global imperial expansion, which reached its peak in the territorial ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires. Overy also argues for a more global perspective on the war, one that looks broader than the typical focus on military conflict between the Allied and Axis states. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked the war and its protracted aftermath--which extended far beyond 1945. Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece, a new and definitive look at the ultimate struggle over the future of the global order, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

New Books in History
Richard Overy, "Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945" (Viking, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 38:15


Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Viking, 2022) to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. As one of Britain's most decorated and respected World War II historians, he argues that this was the "last imperial war," with almost a century-long lead-up of global imperial expansion, which reached its peak in the territorial ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires. Overy also argues for a more global perspective on the war, one that looks broader than the typical focus on military conflict between the Allied and Axis states. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked the war and its protracted aftermath--which extended far beyond 1945. Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece, a new and definitive look at the ultimate struggle over the future of the global order, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books Network
Richard Overy, "Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945" (Viking, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 38:15


Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 (Viking, 2022) to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. As one of Britain's most decorated and respected World War II historians, he argues that this was the "last imperial war," with almost a century-long lead-up of global imperial expansion, which reached its peak in the territorial ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires. Overy also argues for a more global perspective on the war, one that looks broader than the typical focus on military conflict between the Allied and Axis states. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked the war and its protracted aftermath--which extended far beyond 1945. Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece, a new and definitive look at the ultimate struggle over the future of the global order, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew. Charles Coutinho, PH. D., Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, received his doctorate from New York University. His area of specialization is 19th and 20th-century European, American diplomatic and political history. He has written for Chatham House's International Affairs, the Institute of Historical Research's Reviews in History and the University of Rouen's online periodical Cercles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Lore Party: A Video Game Lore Podcast
ANDOR Episode 8: Narkina 5

Lore Party: A Video Game Lore Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 57:15


Welcome to Lore Party's special coverage of Andor - the new Star Wars television series now streaming on Disney Plus. In this episode, Kevin and Jaden break down the events of Andor: Episode 8. In this episode, Cassian finds himself in a strange, unfriendly new environment, while the Imperial noose tightens around the people of Ferrix. This is an EXPERT level episode, which means some parts of the discussion may not make sense unless you've played the games. Expect lots of spoilers. EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/loreparty Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Email us: podcast@loreparty.com Slide into our DMs: https://twitter.com/lore_party For more great shows from Lore Party Media head to https://loreparty.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Free Talk Live
FTL Digest 2022-11-06

Free Talk Live

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 59:23


Large number of Twitter users move to Mastodon :: Government savings time :: Imperial versus metric measurement :: D&D game banned in prisons :: The importance of microbiome in your guts :: Vaccinated Jerome gets Covid :: 2022-11-06 Captain Kickass, Nikki, Rich E Rich

A More Civilized Age: A Clone Wars Podcast
49: "Nobody's Listening!" (Andor 09)

A More Civilized Age: A Clone Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 141:07


There are many things about Andor that, push come to shove, I think we could have predicted. Self-sufficient (if selfish) rogue slowly warms to a rebellion? Sure. Imperial bureaucracy tightens its snare around the revolutionary and the uninvolved alike? Definitely. Coruscanti political drama? Probably, hell, they had that in Clone Wars. But there are scenes in this week's Andor that never in one hundred years would we have imagined to have shown up. Here? In Star Wars? No. Couldn't be. Disney wouldn't let it happen.  And yet... here we are.  NEXT TIME: Andor Episode 10 Show Notes #Keero Fancam by Patrick Willems Hosted by Rob Zacny (@RobZacny) Featuring Alicia Acampora (@ali_west), Austin Walker (@austin_walker), and Natalie Watson (@nataliewatson) Produced by Austin Walker Music by Jack de Quidt (@notquitereal) Cover art by Xeecee (@xeeceevevo)

Side Quests Episode 188: Tales of Vesperia with linkhs

"Fun" and Games Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 6:28


Side Quests is back and this episode's host is artist, streamer, and former Imperial knight, linkhs! The game they are talking about today is Tales of Vesperia by Namco Tales Studio and Bandai Namco. You can find this episode's host on twitter or check out all their work here!

Who Watches
Andor & More: Episode 9

Who Watches

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 74:49


Travis, Alex, and special guest Adam Collins examine the Imperial prison system and the career of Andy Serkis. What is the most horrifying piece of Star Wars audio and what is the trajectory of Disney's Cinderella sequels?Follow the the show on Twitter: twitter.com/whowatchespodFollow the show on Facebook: facebook.com/whowatchespodcastFollow the show on Instagram: instagram.com/whowatchespodcast/Watch us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEle...Email the show: @whowatchespodcast@gmail.comFollow Travis: twitter.com/travisfishburnFollow Alex: twitter.com/alexbrunelleFollow Dustin: twitter.com/dustinmeadowsFollow Adam: twitter.com/Aizanthor

The BackCast Podcast
The BackCast Podcast episode 55 with guest Richard Alexander

The BackCast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 40:07


John and Richard sit down with Richard Alexander.  Richard is a Salt Lake City native who has spent a good portion of his adult life collecting and fishing with vintage fly rods and fly reels. Over the years he has joined and participated with online fly-fishing forums buying and selling rods and reels. He began photographing each item as it passed through his hands, creating a rich photo library of the rare and historical items he had grown to love. To share his passion for vintage fly tackle and insight of antique rods and reels, he created the Antique Rod & Reel Library website www.antiquerodandreels.com . The website was designed to help anyone identify the items in their possession by comparing them to the rods and reels in the online library. Richard is always excited about sharing his knowledge and experiences with anyone interested in vintage fly tackle.   Over time, Richard began to identify a niche in today's fly-fishing market. There was a reason people loved these old fishing items, and he would often hear them say, “They just don't make them like they used to.” Richard sought to fix that. Combining his love for flyfishing and passion for the sport, as well as almost forty years of experience in engineering design, machining and manufacturing, the RC Alexander Imperial 125 was born. The Alexander Imperial 125 is a modern evolution of Heddon's Imperial 125 that gives the fisherman the classic look and balance of the vintage reel but the robustness of today's modern materials and machining tolerances. The Alexander Imperial 125 is machined from solid aircraft grade aluminum bar stock with internal components being made from todays lighter stronger alloys. One characteristic of the Alexander Imperial 125 is an agate line guide as found on the original 1924 version of the reel, along with the three-position check adjustment added to the post WWII reels. The Alexander Imperial 125 reel can be ordered in left- or right-hand retrieve and in several Cerakote colors shown on the website https://rcalexanderreels.com .  

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
3.21 Fall and Rise of China: Second Opium War #3: Battles for the Taku Forts

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 46:03


Last time we spoke the reluctant Lord Elgin took up the job as the new emissary to China. Alongside his french counterpart Baron Gross, both men would overlook their military coalitions expedition in China to force the Qing emperor to abide by their treaty and some new demands. They began with a bombardment and occupation of the grand city of Canton and then Ye Mingchen was hunted down and arrested. Ye was replaced with a puppet named Pih-Kwei who would be nominally controlled by the European forces. Now the coalition would fight their way to Beijing to force an audience with Emperor Xianfeng, but something lied in their way, the famous Taku forts at the mouth of the Bei He River. Could the coalition fight past these legendary forts and strangle Beijing  enough to get their demands met?   Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, 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 the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on history of asia 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 where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. #21 This episode is Part 3 of the Second Opium War: battles for the Taku Forts At high tide the Taku Forts were surrounded by water, the Bei He River became something like a natural moat. The entrance to the Bei He River was 200 yards in width, forcing the British and French warships into a bottleneck gauntlet with each shore holding 137 pieces of antiquated artillery. When the invaders arrived, the Qing forces quickly went to work creating earthwork walls with sandbags to bolster the defenses. The Qing forces presumed the European gunboats hulls were too deep and thus they would not risk entering the river until it was very high tide to avoid going aground. That presumption was a grave error as Seymour and Rigault were willing to risk it and mounted a surprise attack at 10am on May 20th. Elgin made one last ditch effort to get Tan to surrender peacefully, but Tan did not even bother to respond to Elgins message. Now in a similar fashion to the first opium war, as you might remember a large problem for the Qing was their outdated artillery. Their cannons were usually immobile, unable to aim at all degrees and angles. The Taku Fort cannons were aimed in such a way to hit warships at high tide, but the British-French force was going to attack during low tide. Alongside the Taku Forts cannons another defensive obstacle was a 7 inch thick boom made out of bamboo. The Europeans opened fire unleashed pure hell upon the forts and when the forts unleashed their own volley, literally all of their shots went over the European masts. To add insult to injury, the British sacrificed one of their ships, the Coromandel to ram into the boom which broke with ease. The Coromandal received a nasty gash in her hull, but the job had been done. As pieces of the boom floated away, the rest of the European armada began to steam through the gap while the Qing helplessly fired their cannons straight over their masts. The French ships Mitraille and Fusee alongside the British Cormorant fired upon 2 of the Taku Forts on the left bank while the French Avalance, Dragonne and British Nimrod fired upon the 3 forts on the right. The Chinese manning Gingalls had much better luck than the cannons, though it also came at the price of making the Europeans laugh watching men fall over from firing each shot. However not all was funny as Gingalls could be properly aimed unlike the cannons and managed to kill 5 British and 6 French while wounding another 61. Then tragedy happened when a gunpowder cache in one of the Taku forts accidentally exploded killing 100 Chinese. Alongside the invaders maelstrom of gunfire and the defenders despair at the futility of their cannons many began to panic. Even before many of the British and French forces began to land ashore, countless Qing forces were deserting the earthen parapet en masse. In desperation seeing his men flee, the Qing commander launched 50 fireboats stuffed with straw at the barbarian ships, only to see the fireships crash into the bank at the bend in the river. Not a single fireship was able to cause damage to the invaders. With the last ditch effort a complete failure, the commander of the Taku Forts went to the Temple of the Sea God and slashed his jugular vein with his sword killing himself.  The Viceroy of Zhili province was banished to the desolate border territory with Russia in the north. As he packed his bags, Emperor Xianfeng condemned the Viceroy's mismanagement of the Taku Fort defense as being “without plan or resource”. Elgin after witnessing the victory over the Taku Forts had a really interesting thing to say “Twenty-four determined men with revolvers, and a sufficient number of cartridges, might walk through China from one end to another.”  Back home in Britain Elgin was being praised and was rewarded likewise with carte blanche for all further military actions and negotiations. The new Prime Minister, Lord Derby, haha looks like those grand speeches worked out for him, well he sent Elgin a congratulatory dispatch “giving me latitude to do anything I choose, if only I will finish the affair.” The very same man who condemned British imperialism the year prior was now a warhawk. Lord Malmesbury became the new foreign minister replacing Lord Clarendon. Back in China, the European gunboats made their way up the Bei He River triumphantly towards the next Qing stronghold, Tianjin. Tianjin was around 30 miles away from Beijing. The 3 Plenipotentiaries stayed further behind at the Taku Forts for their own safety as Seymour and Rigault took the lead. As they steamed up the Bei He River, both the Fusee and Cormorant ran aground numerous time, but the Europeans found some very unlikely allies to help, the local Chinese. Turns out a lot of the populace absolutely hated their Manchu overlords and volunteered their tugboats free of charge to help the Europeans. Apparently when the Europeans tried to pay them many refused if it is to be believed.  On June 4th the European armada arrived at Tianjin without any resistance along the way. The Qing defenders at Tianjin morale was so low they were at the point of surrender. There was also a rumor spreading around that Emperor Xianfeng had been overthrown and replaced by a new dynasty who was willing to simply sign a new treaty with the Europeans. Seymour and Rigault advised Elgin he should stay at the Taku Forts for security, but he disregarded this and came up to the war party on May 26th. Elgin wrote in his diary as he made his way up the river. “Through the night watches, when no Chinaman moves, when the junks cast anchor, we laboured on, cutting ruthlessly and recklessly through that glancing and startled river which, until the last few weeks, no stranger keel had ever furrowed. Whose work are we engaged in, when we burst thus with hideous violence and brutal energy into these darkest and most mysterious recesses of the traditions of the past? I wish I could answer that question in a manner satisfactory to myself. At the same time there is certainly not much to regret in the old civilisation which we are thus scattering to the winds. A dense population, timorous and pauperised, such would seem to be its chief product. “ The Plenipotentiaries were quite surprised when they were met outside Tianjin by a detachment of local Qing officials and merchants who came looking for opium. Yes these were those types of middle men folks who were used to bribes and the lucrative business of moving opium. Despite the rumors, Emperor Xianfeng had not been overthrown, but he was willing to negotiate with the Europeans. Emperor Xianfeng sent commissioners to Tianjin in the hope of stopping the European advance to Beijing. Meanwhile with Tianjin not putting up a fight, Elgin wrote in his diary “[I have] complete military command of the capital of China, without having broken off relations with the neutral powers, and without having interrupted, for a single day, our trade at the different ports of the Empire.” The Europeans were treated with the utmost respect and the lavish temple known as the Supreme Felicity was used as headquarters for the Europeans. The Europeans transformed the temple by creating a bowling alley, they used its myriad of altars for washbasins and placed vanity mirrors in front of statues of the gods. This cultural vandalized would be an appetizer for events in the future. Two emissaries were sent by Emperor Xianfeng, both were commissioners, the first was the 74 year old Guiliang, a senior military officer. The other was a 53 year old Mongolian military officer. They met with the Europeans at the Temple of Oceanic Influences southwest of Tianjin. Elgin arrived on June 4th alongside 50 Royal marines and a band from the warship Calcutta to add some muscle.  The first meeting went…terribly. The commissioners had the authority to negotiate, but lacked carte blanche to finalize any deal. Elgin stormed out of the first meeting, completely blowing off this lavish buffet the Qing had set for the party to celebrate the new peace treaty. Elgin was well known to be courtes, but after spending 6 months in China had quickly learnt the only way to get Qing officials to act was to show some bravado. Elgin even wrote to his wife at the time “I have made up my mind, disgusting as the part is to me, to act the role of the ‘uncontrollably fierce barbarian.'” As Elgin stomped his feet walking off he made a threat that he would soon march upon Beijing, even though in truth the Europeans did not have the land forces to do so. Elgin left his brother to continue negotiations, Lord Frederick Bruce. One of Fredericks interpreters, Horatio Lay decided it was a good idea to use some Sturm und Drang and began to literally scream at the Qing commissioners whenever they talked about clauses in the new treaty. Lay even threatened to lay waste to Beijing and would slap the Emperor himself, this guy had some balls. Lay's abuse of the two commissioners became so bad, the men went around his head to speak to Putiatin and the American envoy William Reed. Reed sent a letter to Elgin asking him to help rein in the tyrannical Lay, but Elgin ignored the letter, wow. Putiatin asked Gros whom he knew had grown very close to Elgin, to intercede, but Gros declined to do so as he feared it would alienate his friendship to Elgin. The Qing then resorted to bribery, they tried to give Lay a horse, but Lay did not change his aggressive stance.  The negotiations were taking very long, it was the typical Chinese strategy of procrastination. Elgin was becoming livid and wrote in his diary about Reed and Putiatin “These sneaking scoundrels do what they can to thwart me and then while affecting to support the Chinese act as their own worst enemies.” Elgin also felt British parliament had failed to back him up. Elgin received a letter from the new Foriegn minister Lord Malmesbury on April the 9th, berating him for not concluding the peace treaty in due time. “A Cabinet has been held today and it is our anxious wish to see this Chinese business settled if it can be done without loss of honour and commercial interests as at present enjoyed. Our reputation is sufficiently vindicated at Canton and we do not look at the chance of a war with the Chinese Empire without much apprehension. I trust therefore that you will not engage us in a contest of this sort if you can possibly avoid it.” The negotiations over the terms of the new treaty stretched for 3 weeks and the Qing were rejecting two clauses the British absolutely wanted: free passage throughout China and for a permanent British and French embassy at the Qing imperial court. The two commissioners stated that accepting either of these would cost the men their lives. Gros and Putiatin began arguing that the permanent embassy point was not critical as long as their ministers had access to Beijing in some form. After much arguing the commissioners conceded to the two points and thus the Treaty of Tianjin was formed. The Europeans made sure to add a clause they henceforth they would no longer be called barbarians in official communications and treaties, though it should be noted the term used by the Chinese literally just meant “those who don't speak Chinese”.  The Treaty of Tianjin opened new ports for trade: Tianjin, Hangzhou and Nanjing. It should be noted the Qing were all too happy to toss Nanjing into the treaty as the Taiping were occupying it as their own capital. Perhaps if they were lucky, the Europeans would go to Nanjing, run into some trouble and attack the Taiping for them! Baron Gros raised concerns over the clauses as he argued Britain would have to bear even more military might to enforce the treaty. As Gros pointed out to Elgin, the Confucious principle, a promise made under duress does not need to be kept. Another item on the treaty clauses was the payment of 2 million taels of silver to Britain for the damage to their factories at Canton and another 2 million in general reparation. The French were to receive 2 million taels as well. Now the warnings Gros made concerned Elgin and he was having second thoughts. One major concern was the idea of extracting he enormous sums of money from what seemed to be an Empire on the verge of Bankruptcy. Elgin wrote back to the foreign minister, concerned that extracting the large sums of money would lead to the toppling of the Manchu rule “Everything we saw around us indicated the penury of the Treasury. To despair, by putting forward pecuniary claims which it could satisfy only by measures that would increase its unpopularity and extend the area of rebellion.” Elgin ended by saying the humiliating treaty would be a large beacon for the Taiping Rebels. William Reed recommended legalizing opium as a clause, arguing the tax revenue from it would benefit the Qing Empire. The British wanted a tariff of only 30 taels and the Cohong merchants supported this. Jardine & Matheson & co released a statement “The use of opium is not a curse, but a comfort and benefit to the hard-working Chinese.” Boy you can't get any more gross than that one. The French for their part performed a study of the opium problem in China. Baron Gros found that users who smoked upto 8 pipes per day had a life expectancy of only 6 years. Casual consumers could expect around 20 years after starting to smoke it, many died around the age of 50 or so. Opium addicts were found to be spending 2/3 ‘s of their income to feed their addiction. The Russians and Americans agreed with the French that the opium trade was horrible. The French however have little to nothing to say about another form of trade they took part in with China, the “pig trade”, that being the enslavement of coolies. Now you have to hear this one, this is so symbolic of the event as a whole. The translator for the treaty took forever because he was an opium addict. You just can't make this stuff up folks. The Russians agreed to the terms first on June 18th Putiantian signed off, making Elgin feel betrayed and abandoned because he still had qualms. What was really important to Russia was the border they shared with the Qing, it had been a source of much conflict. Thus Russia settled with a visiting ambassador to Beijing with no permanent status. Christianity received a formal toleration and the Russians got access to 2 more ports on Taiwan and Hainan. Five days later the Americans signed off on a similar agreement to the Russians. Both the Americans and Russians made sure to include the most favored nations clause in their treaties, which meant that whatever further concessions went to the British and French, they too would enjoy them. Thus the 2 nations who brought zero military aid and did basically nothing reaped the same benefits as the 2 nations shouldering everything, ain't that nice? Putiatin sent Elgin and Gros a copy of Russia's treaty urging them not to topple the manchu rule with too many humiliating concessions. Reed made a similar appeal. Gros reached an agreement on june 23rd and did not hesitate to sign the treaty because he did not want to undercut Elgin's negotiators, preferring to let them finish the job. The French also sought much less than Britain from the Chinese. A week after and the British had still not come to an agreement, Gros became impatient and sent Elgin a letter, that if the British did not sign soon the French would simply sail off. The British were stuck on two key issue; to have a permanent ambassador in Beijing and freedom to travel anywhere in China. The Chinese commissioners desperately sought the aid of Gros and Putiatin, indicating to them the Emperor was going to have them killed if they agreed to the two clauses. Elgin threatened to march on Beijing and it seems the commissioners were forced to give in. On June 26th the British Treaty of Tianjin was ratified. The Chinese would pay 5 million in war reparations, Christian missionaries would be allowed to work unhindered throughout China and 11 ports would be opened for trade. Taxes on imported goods would be set on a follow up meeting at Shanghai, and there 5% was agreed upon. Taxables goods would be silk, brocades and of course opium. The taxation agreement basically made opium legal in China, but without bringing the subject up. The Commissioners signed the treaty, but when they got back to Beijing, take a wild guess, the Emperor rejected the humiliating terms. Now Elgin failed to bring up the issue of the opium trade and its official legalization as were his instructions from Clarendon. Elgin probably felt since Clarendon lost his position he no longer had to respect the order. Clarendons successor Lord Malmesbury did not give a similar order. On July 3rd, 400 men and a naval band serenaded Elgin signing the Treaty of Tianjin at the Temple of Oceanic Influences under some paper lanterns. And despite the fact the commissioners, as they said it, were soon to be beheaded, they invited Elgin to a lavish dinner at the temple after the signing. At the dinner one of the commissioners, Hua Shan gave Elgin copies of some famous poetry. The next day, Baron Gross signed the French treaty but cheekily added some new demands that the commissioners were forced to abide by. He demanded the release of all Chinese christians imprisoned for their faith. Gros sent a triumphant report back home stating “Je suis heureux de pouvoir annoncer aujord-hui à Votre Excellence que la Chine s'ouvre enfin au Christianisme, source réelle de toute civilisation, et au commerce et à l'industrie des nations occidentales.” (“I am happy to be able to announce today to Your Excellence that China has at last opened itself to Christianity, the real source of all civilization, and to trade and the manufactures of the nations of the West.)” Back in Britain Elgins triumph was met with mixed reviews, though most were favorable. Elgins private secretary Laurence Oliphant, noted the impressive cost/benefit ratio of the casualties in his 1860 account of the campaign, ‘Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan': “Hostilities with the Empire of China had terminated with a loss to the British arms of about twenty men killed in action...and a treaty had been signed far more intensive in its scope, and more subversive of imperial prejudices than that concluded fifteen years before, after a bloody and expensive war, which had been protracted over a period of two years.” Karl Marx, yes the Karl Marx, was working at the time as the European correspondent of the New York Tribune wrote a letter to his writing partner Friedrich Engels on some thoughts towards the conflict  “The present Anglo-Chinese Treaty which in my opinion was worked out by Palmerston in conjunction with the Petersburg Cabinet and given to Lord Elgin to take with him on his journey is a mockery from beginning to end.” Karl Marx would have a lot more to say about the Taiping Rebellion, which is quite interesting given the rebellion is considered a proto marxist one. Elgin himself was quite depressed over the ordeal, he wrote this in his diary “I have an instinct in me which loves righteousness and hates iniquity and all this keeps me in a perpetual boil. Though I have been forced to act almost brutally I am China's friend in almost all this.” To try and raise the celebration somewhat, Elgin decided to take 5 ships up the Yangtze River as a demonstration of Britain's naval power and to discourage the Chinese from going back on the new treaty. However news of some raids against Canton forced him to pull be short. The new Viceroy of Canton named Huang had incited a rebellion rallying Canton residents to quote “Go forth in your myriads, then, and take vengeance on the enemies of your Sovereign, imbued with public spirit and fertile in expedients.” In July a group of Cantonese got their hands on some artillery and began to shell the British resident at Whampoa. The Cantonese mob followed this up by performing a raid after they heard about the humiliating terms of the treaty of Tianjin. During a short conference in Shanghai, Elgin demanded Viceroy Huang be removed. On top of the Canton problem, the two commissioners, Guiling and Hua Shan had reneged on the treaty clauses about allowing British ambassadors in Beijing. They sent a letter to Elgin stating that had agreed to such clauses under duress and suggested that future British ambassadors visit Beijing from time to time as diplomatic business warranted. They argued that because of large scale xenophobia in Beijing, they feared for the lives of any British dwelling there. Then 4 days later they added another excuse; they said that to allow British ambassadors to live in Beijing would generate fear and a loss of respect for the Qing government. Such further humiliation might very well topple the Manchu and allow the Taiping to take over. Elgin was somewhat swayed by the Taiping excuse and said he would pass their message onto his foreign officer. Elgin was also in a tough position as the fact a rebellion was occurring in Canton made it seem clear that guaranteeing the safety of British ambassadors in Beijing would not be an easy task. The French concurred with Elgin, that to have ambassadors in Beijing would be dangerous now. In the meantime Elgin had set up a 2 month survey of the Yangtze River using 2 gunboats to demonstrate Britains new right of travel throughout China. The idea had been to see if the local Chinese would obey the treaty clauses. Elgins tour wound up going past the Taiping capital of Nanjing and it is alleged a single cannon perched on a Nanjing wall fired upon Elgin's ships. Elgin's reprisal was pretty brutal, he sent a volley knocking out the Taiping cannon then ordered a 99 minute naval bombardment of Nanjing before sailing on. Eglin had planned to finish the trip by meeting with the Emperor and giving him a letter from Queen Victoria, but the worsening of the Canton situation forced him to pull back south. In February of 1859 Cantonese rebels ambushed and massacred 700 British marines around the countryside of Canton. In retaliation, General van Straubenzee, the military commander of 3000 troops in Canton, hunted down the headquarters of the rebels which they found at Shektsing a few miles south of the city and completely annihilated all those there and razed everything to the ground. The destruction of the rebel camp seems to have worked quite well as suddenly the Emperor sent word to ratify the treaty of Tianjin's clauses and had Huang removed from power and demanded the rebels disband. While Elgin dealt with the renewed China problem, his brother Frederick Bruce returned to Britain with the signed Treaty of Tianjin. Lord Malmesbury rewarded Bruce by naming him the first ambassador to China, a post Elgin would have received, but he was too wary of the post given the circumstances now. Elgin left China in March of 1859, taking the chance to link up and meet his brother in Sri Lanka in April as Bruce was on his way back to China. Now Bruce was not lets say, as great as his brother. He had recently been the Lt-governor of Newfoundland, then the Colonial secretary of Hong Kong. In all honestly a lot of his appointments were merely a result of him being Elgin's brother. But Bruce did have working knowledge of Chinese customs. Bruce arrived back at the mouth of the Bei He River on June 18th of 1859 alongside a force of 16 warships. Admiral Seymour had returned to London and was replaced by Rear-admiral James Hope. Unfortunately it seems Hope was even more racist and hated the Chinese more than Seymour. 3 days later the new American ambassador showed up John E Ward aboard a steamer, the Powhatan. The French representative, Anton de Bourbelon brought 2 warships with him as the French fleet had remained close by in Indo-China. Now Emperor Xianfeng wanted above all else to keep the Europeans the hell out of Beijing. The Emperor suggested right away that they ratify the new treaty at Shanghai, but all 3 of the European powers declined this. Many of the Emperors close advisors wanted to resist the foreigners taking up residence in Beijing. Some of these high ranking officials gave orders for 3 large bamboo booms, 3 feet thick to be strung across the Bei He river to block the foreigners advance. It looked like war was back on the menu and in a vain attempt Bruce tried writing a letter to Beijing politely asking the booms be removed. Well Bruce got no reply and this prompted Admiral Hope to ask permission to blow the booms apart. On June 21st, Hope sent captain Willes aboard a steamer to break through the first boom which went successfully, but the other 2 proved unbreakable. The British tried using some gunpowder but it just couldn't do the job, then to add insult to injury during the night the Qing repaired the first boom.  On June 25th Bruce received a letter from the Viceroy of Zhili, Heng Fu. Heng suggested the ambassadors lodge at Beitang, around 8 miles north of Beijing, basically it was a face saving gesture. The British however were armed to the teeth and had just undergone 3 annoying and long years of negotiations and war and had no patience. Bruce told Admiral Hope to attack the booms again. That afternoon Hope took his flagship Plover and attempted ramming the boom, but this time hit ship was stopped cold. The Qing had learnt a lesson from the previous conflict and this time had made the 2nd and 3rd booms out of full sized tree trunks sling together with heavy chains. As the Plover staled and the other European gunships had to stop just before it, all of a sudden the forts portholes were cast aside to reveal a full complement of 40 cannons and they opened fire. The first salvo took the head right off Plovers bow gunner and 3 other sailors fell wounded. For 3 hours Plover was pulverized. Hope unwisely stood on his deck wearing a gold braid basically showing the Chinese he was a high ranking official. A Qing sharpshooter landed a shot hitting Hope in his thigh. Hope fell on deck and was bound up by a surgeon as the Qing retaliated. For a rather surprising change, the Qing cannons, though still immobile were better aimed and managed to blow Hope's second in command and 8 other sailors to pieces, 22 others were wounded. Plovers hull eventually burst sinking the ship into the mud and this would lead to the deaths of countless crew. Hope believe it or not got up and rowed over to another ship, the Opossum and began standing on its deck in plain sight. Because of his thigh wound he had to hold onto a railing to hold himself upright and that said railing was hit by a Qing cannonball. The railing collapsed and Hope fell breaking several ribs, ouch. This prompted him to turn command over to Captain Shadwell. The Qing volleys managed to disable 5 of the invaders frontal gunships prompting Bruce to order 7 more which were 8 miles away to come forward and replace the damaged ones. By the evening, 5 British warships had been immobilized and 2 had run aground and one was a sitting duck for fort cannons.  The fort guns went silent in the early evening and the British officers took it to mean that the forts garrisons had fled like they had in the previous year. The landing parties surged ahead as planned and that was when disaster struck again. It turned out to be a ruse to entice the landing parties to storm the beach. The landing party soon found out to their horror 2 trenches were dug in front of the walls, filled with water and mud and some large iron spikes behind them. That was bad, but immediately when the marines got off their barges the muddy banks seized their feet leaving them helpless as the forts unleashed carnage upon them. Those lucky enough to make it to the trenches found the muddy water was too thick to swim. Many men in despair clambered beside the base of a fort wall to escape the trenches and gunfire. The Qing began setting off fireworks to illuminate the trapped marines as they fired upon them. Although America said it would remain neutral, Commodore Josiah Tattnall aboard the USS Powhatan was trying to get past the booms as well when he ran into the conflict. Tattnal was a veteran of the war of 1812 and like pretty much any American at the time disliked the British. Tattnal received word that Hope had been shot and upon witnessing the horror show he suddenly cast neutrality to the wind. Tattnal was from Georgia, a loyal southerner with a lets say, strong sense of racial pride…yeah we will call it that. Whatever hate he held for the British was cast aside as he suddenly screamed out “blood is thicker than water, I'd be damned if I stood by and watched white men butchered before my eyes!”. Tattnals charge forward hardly turned the tide of battle, it amount mostly to him towing more British marines forward to their horrific death. Some of his men grabbed and operated some British guns firing at the fort while Tattnall personally tended to Hope. A single american died and the breach of neutrality could have caused a catastrophe, but one thing it did do was set a new tone for British-American friendship. As the London times wrote “Whatever may be the result of the fight, England will never forget the day when the deeds and words of kindly Americans sustained and comforted her stricken warriors on the waters of the Bei He.” Around 7pm, as the Qing set off fireworks to illuminate the area, Captain Shadwell with 50 royal marines and French seamen led by the French commander Tricault landed on some muddy flats outside one of the Taku forts. They clamored through knee deep mud as the defenders rained Gingall fire down upon them at short range. The British-Franco force found themselves literally stuck in the mud, unable to use their wall scaling ladders to get over the fort. Shadwell sent word back to his superior that he and his men were pinned down and requested reinforcements to storm the Taku walls. There was no more fighting men available however, he was eventually order to limp back to the ships. The British and French suffered high casualties. Shadwell was wounded, Tricault was dead, and of the 1000 men who took part in the battle around half were killed or wounded, 29 of them officers. Many men dragged themselves or limped through mud to get back to their ships. A lot of these men were veterans of the Crimean war and had never tasted such defeat. One veteran of the battle of Balaclava said he would rather have relived that battle three times over than suffer the Taku Forts again. The gunboats, Lee, Plover and Cormorant were disabled, the Kestrel sank.  Admiral Hope sent a dispatch to the Admiralty showing his shock at how the Qing performed “Had the opposition they expected been that as usual in Chinese warfare, there is little doubt that the place would have been successfully carried at the point of the bayonet.” To try and save face, Bruce reported back to Britain that the sudden military prowess of the Qing forces at the Taku forts was because Russians were helping them. He alleged based on eyewitness testimony that some men in fur hats and European dress had been seen directing operations atop a Taku fort, it was mere bullshit. The real reason for the Qing victory was because of Prince Senggelinqin. Senggelinqin was a mongol cavalry commander that had helped the Qing crush a large army of Taiping rebels. He was a member of the Borjigin clan and the 26th generation descendant of Qasar, a brother to Genghis Khan. He led Qing forces to smash the Taiping during the Northern Expedition in the southern suburbs of Tianjin. When the Second Opium War broke out he was appointed Imperial commissioner in charge of the defense of Tianjin. Seng rejoiced in his well earned victory. He wrote back to the emperor acknowledging the British and French might return with more ships, but asserted confidently he would thrash them again and again “the pride and vainglory of the barbarians, already under severe trial, will immediately disappear. When that happens, China can then enjoy some decades of peace. The barbarians, already somewhat disillusioned and repentant, may lend themselves to persuasion and be brought under control. If they of their own accord should wholeheartedly become obedient, then peace would be secure and permanent.” The Emperor responded with caution “the foreigners may harbor secret designs and hide themselves around nearby islands, waiting for the arrival of more soldiers and ships for a surprise attack in the night or in a storm” Emperor Xianfeng still shared a sense of relief and expressed hope the foreigners needs for Chinese goods would mean that they could sort out their problems in Shanghai and that there would be no need for ambassadors in Beijing nor new treaties. Seng also pointed out during the battle the Americans got involved. “Although the starting of hostilities was by the English barbarians, France and America's cooperation in the melee is also inescapable.” Seng based his claim off intelligence extracted from a Canadian POW named John Powers. John claimed to be a neutral American in an attempt to escape imprisonment. The Chinese did not free him and instead used him as proof the Americans had abandoned neutrality. Seng much like most Chinese at the time were weak on Western Geography and assumed Canada was part of the United States, sad Canadian noises. At one point an American missionary who spoke Chinese tried to explain to Seng the difference between English and French Canada and the United States, Seng described the experience in a letter to the Qing imperial court. “[The missionary] stated that America contained Englishmen and Frenchmen, and when there was fighting, the flag was the only criterion.” Eventually John was released after a month, the Qing simply did not want to add America to a list of growing enemies. 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.  The battle for the Taku Fort was an absolute catastrophe resulting in humiliation for the Europeans for once. Prince Seng had a grand victory, perhaps now the foreign barbarians would learn their lesson and stop their war. Or perhaps the Europeans would like their wounds and come right back.  

History in the Bible
3.22 The Imperial Church Incorporate II: The Martyr

History in the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 29:12


Justin Martyr is the second of the great Christian figures of the second century. He is one of the earliest for whom we have a substantial biography from the man himself. He wrote at length and often, creating the largest body of Christian literature to his time. Later Christians quoted from him endlessly, and lauded him as a writer, apologist, philosopher, and intellectual. But he introduced a pronounced anti-Jewish animus into Christianity. He also creates the concept of “heresy”, which would bedevil Christianity for centuries. I also discuss two of Justin's successors: Melito and Tatian.

Always Hold On To Star Wars
019: Andor, "Narkina 5"

Always Hold On To Star Wars

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 72:18


Kevonte, Chris and Joey discuss the eighth episode of Andor, "Narkina 5." They talk Imperial prison techniques, the politics of the Empire, a live-action Andy Serkis, and the return of Saw Gerrera!MASTER OR APPRENTICE?Kevonte: MASTERChris: MASTERJoey: MASTERTALLY BOARDCanon Immigrant: 17Droid Saves: 4Heart of Gold: 3"I Have A Bad Feeling About This": 1Lost Limbs: 2Mask of the Sith: 1"May The Force Be With You": 4Monster Attack: 4"NOOOOO!": 1"No One's Ever Really Gone": 2Pitfall: 3Superweapon: 0Artwork by Tom Gehrke: https://tomsart.threadless.com/PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/alwaysmallvilleTWITTER: https://twitter.com/alwaystarwarsFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/alwaysmallvilleEMAIL: maythepodbewithyou@gmail.com

The Hellenistic Age Podcast
Bonus: Anchors Aweigh - The Seleucid Anchor and Imperial Iconography

The Hellenistic Age Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 12:51


The anchor was the most recognizable image associated with the Seleucids, who used it as their dynastic seal to symbolize their royal authority. Its origins are interwoven into the stories of the dynasty's founder, Seleucus I Nicator, as omens and prophecies associated the anchor with his imperial destiny. These stories might have been tied to the now-lost Seleucus Romance, but the anchor continued to be used by later monarchies, a testament to the lasting appeal of Seleucid kingship in the Near East and Central Asia. Episode Notes: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.wordpress.com/2022/11/05/bonus-anchors-aweigh-the-seleucid-anchor-and-imperial-iconography/) Episode Transcript: (https://hellenisticagepodcast.files.wordpress.com/2022/11/bonus-anchors-aweigh-the-seleucid-anchor-and-imperial-iconography-transcript.pdf) Social Media: Twitter (https://twitter.com/HellenisticPod) Facebook (www.facebook.com/hellenisticagepodcast/) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hellenistic_age_podcast/) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/hellenisticagepodcast) Show Merchandise: Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/HellenisticAgePod) Redbubble (https://www.redbubble.com/people/HellenisticPod/shop?asc=u) Donations: Ko-Fi (https://ko-fi.com/hellenisticagepodcast) Amazon Book Wish List (https://tinyurl.com/vfw6ask)

Frames Per Second
Andor - "Nobody's Listening!" (S1, E9)

Frames Per Second

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 64:09


In this episode, we continue on with our weekly recaps of the hit Disney+ original series Andor. We discuss how Andor has adjusted to life in an Imperial prison, we debate whether or not Karn and Officer Mero will become an item, and we give our reactions to the surprise relative of Mon Mothma Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Saint of the Day
Our Holy Father Joannicius the Great, hermit on Mt Olympus (846)

Saint of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 3:17


He was born in Bithynia of peasant stock. He worked as a swineherd, then became an officer in the Imperial army, where he served with such distinction in the war against the Bulgars that the Emperor Constantine VI wanted to take him into his personal service. "But the sight of massacres and horrors of war had brought home to him the vanity of this life. He asked leave of the Emperor to retire from the service, in order to wage unseen warfare in the ranks of the angelic army" (Synaxarion). In the coming years he traveled widely, sometimes living as a hermit, sometimes living in monasteries, more than once founding a monastic community. Wherever he went he lived in stillness, solitude and strict asceticism. He was famed for his spiritual counsel, his prophecies, his many miracles of healing ailments bodily and spiritual, and for his friendship with animals. Once a monk who doubted the Saint's miracles was eating at table with him when a large bear burst in upon them. Joannicius called the bear and it came and lay at his feet; he then told it to lie at the feet of his frightened guest and said "At their creation, the animals looked with veneration on man, who is made in the image of God, and he had no fear of them. We are afraid of them now because we have transgressed God's commandments. If we love the Lord Jesus and keep his commandments, no animal will be able to do us any harm." The monk departed greatly edified.   In the last years of Joannicius' life, when he was about ninety years old, the Emperor Theophilus sought his counsel on the veneration of icons. The Saint's answer was pointed: "Whoever refuses due honor to the images of Christ, of the Mother of God and of the Saints, will not be received into the Kingdom of Heaven, even if he has lived an otherwise blameless life."   Once Joannicius traveled to Constantinople to aid the Patriarch in some matters concerning the order of the Church. When he returned to his hermitage, he found that some jealous monks had set it on fire. Knowing who they were, he nevertheless addressed them kindly and invited them to share with him some food that he had managed to salvage from the fire. He did not attempt to rebuild his hermitage, but, taking the fire as a sign of his impending departure from this life, he traveled to the monastery of Antidion, where he had first entered into the monastic life and there, having predicted the day of his death, he reposed in peace. At the moment of his death, the monks of Mt Olympus saw a pillar of fire ascending from the earth to the sky.   The Saint's relics have been the source of many miracles. His skull is kept and venerated at the Monastery of the Pantocrator on Mt Athos. The widely-used prayer "My hope is the Father; my refuge is the Son; my shelter is the Holy Spirit; O Holy Trinity, glory be to Thee!" is attributed to St Joannicius.

Ion Cannon | Star Wars Entertainment Reviews
Andor Episode 8 “Narkina 5” — Ion Cannon #377

Ion Cannon | Star Wars Entertainment Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022


Join Tom, Stephen, and William as they review Episode 8 of Star Wars: Andor — “Narkina 5.” While lying low, Cassian is swept up in an Imperial crackdown with little more than a false identity as protection. The Empire are unaware of his true past, but send him to toil in a high security prison. […]

Moran-Alytics Podcast
Sal Capaccio & Tim Graham Live From Imperial Pizza (500th Episode)

Moran-Alytics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 53:52


It's a special milestone for Talking Buffalo Podcast, the 500th episode and to celebrate Patrick Moran is joined by the first two guests he's ever had on the show, Sal Capaccio (WGR 550) and Tim Graham (The Athletic) for a conversation taped live at Imperial Pizza in South Buffalo. After devouring wings and other goodies from one of the best places for food in all of Western New York, the guys talk about several topics including how their careers are going, podcasting, working together on a TV show, living in Florida and normalcy with their jobs again. They also talk plenty Buffalo Bills and NFL, including Buffalo making a trade for a running back and bringing back a former safety as well as the Miami Dolphins going all-in on a big trade that landed them Bradley Chubb. Sal and Tim also think Patrick's strange for wanting to start Christmas season right now. All that and much more. Special thanks again to Imperial Pizza for hosting! Make sure to follow Sal on Twitter @SalSports and Tim @ByTimGraham. ♦♦♦♦♦ Follow Patrick Moran/Talking Buffalo Podcast  Twitter:  @PatMoranTweets. Facebook: Talking Buffalo Podcast  YouTube: Talking Buffalo Podcast YouTube Channel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The History of the Twentieth Century
300 The Imperial Way

The History of the Twentieth Century

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 55:09


Dissenting generals kidnap Chiang Kai-shek and force him to negotiate with the Chinese, while in Japan, right-wing radicals in the military consolidate their power.