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Episode 144: Assassination attempts on Fidel Castro

Half-Arsed History

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, learn about all the ridiculous stories behind the times the CIA tried – and failed – to assassinate Fidel Castro, the president of Cuba. https://halfarsedhistory.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/144-assassination-attempts-on-fidel-castro-1.mp3 Download Episode (Right click and select “Save as…”)

35mins

28 Mar 2021

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BBC World Service (Death of Fidel Castro): November 26, 2016

The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Scott G., for the following recording and notes:BBC World Service Reporting on the death of Fidel Castro. Believe these broadcasts were targeted to Africa, but reception was good into Europe that morning. I was listening to these using my home receiver in East Anglia, England, but due to local interference, started recording them using the Twente SDR.Broadcaster: BBCDate of recording: 11/26/2016Starting time: 0700 UTCFrequency: 11.770 & 12.095Location: University of Twente, NetherlandsReceiver and antenna: SDR, Mini-Whip antenna

25 Jan 2021

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Jens Nicolaysen (Shinesty) - Supposedly it's Fidel Castro's Grandma

The Marketing Stir

Jens Nicolaysen, Co-founder and CMO at Shinesty, discusses the irreverent nature of their brand, as well as the strategy involved with advertising offbeat product lines. They also dive into the origins of Jens’ first business selling skateboard wax. Ajay has trouble sleeping, and Vincent receives an unusual email.

45mins

19 Jan 2021

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Today In History - Fidel Castro arrives in Havana after deposing Batista's regime

Today In History

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8 Jan 2021

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S1 What the Dick(tator)?: Fidel Castro

Polliwaffle

Some people say he was a champ others say he was a jerk, but he's leadership style definitely lends itself to: 'Dictator'. Find out how he created a beaut health care and education system and that one time he almost nuked the yanks. Discover why Cuban's eat so many eggs and all the details of her 1st date with Castro. Listen now

25mins

1 Nov 2020

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Simon Hall, "Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s" (Faber and Faber, 2020)

NBN Book of the Day

In his new book Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s (Faber, 2020), Simon Hall, a Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds, colorfully details an extraordinary visit by Fidel Castro to New York in the Autumn of 1960 for the opening of the UN General Assembly.Holding court from the iconic Hotel Theresa in Harlem, Castro's riotous stay in New York saw him connect with leaders from within the local African American community, as well as political and cultural luminaries such as Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nikita Khrushchev, Kwame Nkrumah and Allen Ginsberg. Through exploring the local and global impact of these ten days, Hall recovers Castro's visit as a critical turning point in the trajectory of the Cold War and the development of the 'The Sixties.'Simon Hall is a marketing innovator and lecturer at Pearson Business School (University of Kent).E. James West is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in American History at Northumbria University. He is the author of Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America (Illinois, 2020). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/book-of-the-day

41mins

2 Sep 2020

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Simon Hall, "Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s" (Faber and Faber, 2020)

New Books in African American Studies

In his new book Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s (Faber, 2020), Simon Hall, a Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds, colorfully details an extraordinary visit by Fidel Castro to New York in the Autumn of 1960 for the opening of the UN General Assembly.Holding court from the iconic Hotel Theresa in Harlem, Castro's riotous stay in New York saw him connect with leaders from within the local African American community, as well as political and cultural luminaries such as Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nikita Khrushchev, Kwame Nkrumah and Allen Ginsberg. Through exploring the local and global impact of these ten days, Hall recovers Castro's visit as a critical turning point in the trajectory of the Cold War and the development of the 'The Sixties.'E. James West is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in American History at Northumbria University. He is the author of Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America (Illinois, 2020). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies

41mins

2 Sep 2020

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Simon Hall, "Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s" (Faber and Faber, 2020)

New Books in Latin American Studies

In his new book Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s (Faber, 2020), Simon Hall, a Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds, colorfully details an extraordinary visit by Fidel Castro to New York in the Autumn of 1960 for the opening of the UN General Assembly.Holding court from the iconic Hotel Theresa in Harlem, Castro's riotous stay in New York saw him connect with leaders from within the local African American community, as well as political and cultural luminaries such as Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nikita Khrushchev, Kwame Nkrumah and Allen Ginsberg. Through exploring the local and global impact of these ten days, Hall recovers Castro's visit as a critical turning point in the trajectory of the Cold War and the development of the 'The Sixties.'E. James West is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in American History at Northumbria University. He is the author of Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America (Illinois, 2020). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/latin-american-studies

41mins

2 Sep 2020

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Simon Hall: Fidel Castro in Harlem (1960)

Travels Through Time

In this politically-charged episode of Travels Through Time, Professor Simon Hall takes us on a fascinating tour of the United States in 1960. We watch on as 'the Greensboro Four’ ignite a nation-wide series of sit-ins. We take a visit to see Fidel Castro and his swashbuckling entourage at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem. And we watch as Nixon and Kennedy go head to head in the most famous presidential debate of them all. The subject matter, the scenes and characters that feature in this episode come from Simon Hall's new book, Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s. To be in with a chance of winning a hardback copy of this book and a superb colourised image of Fidel Castro, visit: tttpodcast.com Simon Hall is Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds.Show notesScene One: 1 February 1960; the lunch counter at the F. W. Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina. Scene Two: Evening of Thursday 22 September; the Skyline Lounge, Hotel Theresa, Harlem. Scene Three: 26 September, CBS’s McClurg Court studios, Chicago. Memento: One of Fidel Castro’s cigarsPeople/SocialPresenter: Peter Moore Guest: Simon Hall Producers: Maria Nolan Titles: Jon O Follow us on Twitter: @tttpodcast_ Podcast Partner: ColorGraph So much more at: tttpodcast.com

50mins

28 Aug 2020

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Fidel Castro: El Jefe Maximo

Buzzin' Biographies

Journey through the Cuban Revolution into communist aftermath as Paz and Slavo chronicle the life of Fidel Castro.

1hr 12mins

5 Jul 2020

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