Living Through History

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Welcome to Living Through History,where we embark on a captivating journey through the events, people, and stories that have shaped the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Join us as we unravel the intricate tapestry of modern history, exploring pivotal moments, cultural shifts, political revolutions, and technological breakthroughs that have defined our contemporary world. With expert interviews, firsthand accounts, and deep dives into archives, Living Through History offers a fresh perspective on the recent past, revealing the fascinating and sometimes surprising connections between yesterday and today. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply curious about how we got to where we are now, this podcast will inspire your curiosity and deepen your understanding of the modern era.

Living Through History

Script: Federico Bettuzzi
Production: Giovanni Zorzi read less
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Episodes

Ghosts on the Shore: The Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
Feb 1 2024
Ghosts on the Shore: The Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
In the common understanding, the term "ghost town" refers to abandoned and forgotten urban settlements. These are communities created by humans for specific purposes, often economic, and left by the communities that once inhabited them once their raison d'être was exhausted. Along the old Gold Rush trail in the Yukon or in mining regions, there are numerous cases of ghost towns that now lie in dust, carrying distant memories of fortune seekers and wealth extractors, now reduced to fragments of heroic or tragic times. However, in Cyprus, there is a particularly unique ghost town, a seaside metropolis emptied in the course of an afternoon by residents and tourists alike, transformed from a holiday destination to a no man's land in the brief span of a few hours.Living Through History,where we embark on a captivating journey through the events, people, and stories that have shaped the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Join us as we unravel the intricate tapestry of modern history, exploring pivotal moments, cultural shifts, political revolutions, and technological breakthroughs that have defined our contemporary world. With expert interviews, firsthand accounts, and deep dives into archives, Living Through History offers a fresh perspective on the recent past, revealing the fascinating and sometimes surprising connections between yesterday and today. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply curious about how we got to where we are now, this podcast will inspire your curiosity and deepen your understanding of the modern era.Script: Federico BettuzziProduction: Giovanni Zorzi
The Assassination Of Bashir Gemayel
Jan 8 2024
The Assassination Of Bashir Gemayel
Friends, a new country will be born in a matter of days. It will be a Lebanon that is strong, secure, and independent. I will be the one to ensure all these promises. As the new president, I assure you that...". The strong voice of the speaker on the stage is overshadowed by a deafening explosion that shakes the building, debris falling from the ceiling, a cloud of dust invading the room, and the floor partially collapsing. The audience screams, a general rush to escape from the scene of the disaster. It takes hours to shed light on what happened, although everyone immediately understands that the tragedy was not caused by an accidental gas leak but by a dynamite attack. Hours in which increasingly confused rumors circulate about the number of victims, and the question everyone is asking is a single one: where is Bashir?Living Through History,where we embark on a captivating journey through the events, people, and stories that have shaped the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Join us as we unravel the intricate tapestry of modern history, exploring pivotal moments, cultural shifts, political revolutions, and technological breakthroughs that have defined our contemporary world. With expert interviews, firsthand accounts, and deep dives into archives, Living Through History offers a fresh perspective on the recent past, revealing the fascinating and sometimes surprising connections between yesterday and today. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply curious about how we got to where we are now, this podcast will inspire your curiosity and deepen your understanding of the modern era.Script: Giovanni ZorziProduction: Giovanni Zorzi
The Mistery Of Gunung Padang - The Oldest Pyramid In The World
Jan 2 2024
The Mistery Of Gunung Padang - The Oldest Pyramid In The World
In this episode, we take you to the heart of Gunung Padang to unveil the story of the world's oldest pyramid and the discovery that is revolutionizing everything we thought we knew about the origins of our history. This extraordinary finding has inevitably sparked a lively debate in the scientific community, with some embracing it enthusiastically, free from prejudices, and others observing it with detachment or skepticism. In this video, we provide an overview of Professor Danny Hilman Natawidjaja's remarkable discovery and all its potential implications. We are confident that, by the end of this wonderful journey, you too will be incredibly fascinated.Living Through History,where we embark on a captivating journey through the events, people, and stories that have shaped the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Join us as we unravel the intricate tapestry of modern history, exploring pivotal moments, cultural shifts, political revolutions, and technological breakthroughs that have defined our contemporary world. With expert interviews, firsthand accounts, and deep dives into archives, Living Through History offers a fresh perspective on the recent past, revealing the fascinating and sometimes surprising connections between yesterday and today. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply curious about how we got to where we are now, this podcast will inspire your curiosity and deepen your understanding of the modern era.Script: Giovanni ZorziProduction: Giovanni Zorzi
The Safra Massacre - The Day of the Long Knives in Lebanon.
Dec 14 2023
The Safra Massacre - The Day of the Long Knives in Lebanon.
On July 7, 1980, a date that would go down in history as the Day of the Long Knives, soldiers of the Kataeb, led by Bashir Gemayel, had waited for Dany Chamoun, son of Camille and absolute commander of the Tigers, to leave the yacht club in Safra, the Tigers' base. They then launched an attack on the facility where the leaders of the rival militia were relaxing. In a morning of rare violence, 83 officers and soldiers of the Chamoun military force were stabbed, machine-gunned, strangled in hotel rooms, or thrown from balconies before being shot on the beach. This event settled the score between the Maronite families, forever altering the dynamics and leading the surviving Tigers to seek recruitment into the Kataeb.Living Through History,where we embark on a captivating journey through the events, people, and stories that have shaped the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Join us as we unravel the intricate tapestry of modern history, exploring pivotal moments, cultural shifts, political revolutions, and technological breakthroughs that have defined our contemporary world. With expert interviews, firsthand accounts, and deep dives into archives, Living Through History offers a fresh perspective on the recent past, revealing the fascinating and sometimes surprising connections between yesterday and today. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply curious about how we got to where we are now, this podcast will inspire your curiosity and deepen your understanding of the modern era.
The SIEGE Of Tel Al-Zataar: The Hill Of THIRST
Nov 29 2023
The SIEGE Of Tel Al-Zataar: The Hill Of THIRST
The siege of Tel al-Zaatar , alternatively known as the massacre of Tel al-Zaatar, was an armed siege of Tel al-Zaatar (meaning Hill of Thyme in Arabic), a fortified, UNRWA-administered refugee camp housing Palestinian refugees in northeastern Beirut, that ended on August 12, 1976 with the massacre of at least 1,500 people.] The siege began in January of 1976 with an attack by Christian Lebanese militias led by the Lebanese Front as part of a wider campaign to expel Palestinians, especially those affiliated with the opposing Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from northern Beirut After five months, the siege turned into a full-scale military assault in June and ended with the massacre in August 1976.Living Through History,where we embark on a captivating journey through the events, people, and stories that have shaped the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Join us as we unravel the intricate tapestry of modern history, exploring pivotal moments, cultural shifts, political revolutions, and technological breakthroughs that have defined our contemporary world. With expert interviews, firsthand accounts, and deep dives into archives, Living Through History offers a fresh perspective on the recent past, revealing the fascinating and sometimes surprising connections between yesterday and today. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply curious about how we got to where we are now, this podcast will inspire your curiosity and deepen your understanding of the modern era.
Born Of a DICTATORSHIP: The Ludendorff-Hitler TRIAL
Nov 11 2023
Born Of a DICTATORSHIP: The Ludendorff-Hitler TRIAL
For the charges of conspiracy and treason, for which she is found guilty, I sentence her to five years of Festungshaft." The judge Georg Neithardt's gavel strike echoes inside the courtroom of the Munich Bavarian court at the conclusion of the trial, where nine individuals are accused of attempting a coup several months earlier to overthrow the democratic Bavarian Republic of Councils. Local newspapers have been covering the topic for over a month, already colloquially referred to as the "Bürgerbräukeller putsch," and have coined a special title for the judicial proceeding: they call it the "Ludendorff-Hitler trial."Living Through History,where we embark on a captivating journey through the events, people, and stories that have shaped the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Join us as we unravel the intricate tapestry of modern history, exploring pivotal moments, cultural shifts, political revolutions, and technological breakthroughs that have defined our contemporary world. With expert interviews, firsthand accounts, and deep dives into archives, Living Through History offers a fresh perspective on the recent past, revealing the fascinating and sometimes surprising connections between yesterday and today. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply curious about how we got to where we are now, this podcast will inspire your curiosity and deepen your understanding of the modern era.Script: Federico BettuzziProduction: Giovanni Zorzi