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Unconventionals Punjabi Podcast Unconventionals

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Welcome to the most unconventional Punjabi podcast out there. Dive into thought-provoking and unique discussions, where we explore topics beyond the norm. Join us for in-depth conversations that challenge the status quo and expand your horizons. Follow now to broaden your perspective with our one-of-a-kind Punjabi podcast content.

    #27 - Gulag: A Hell on Earth

    #27 - Gulag: A Hell on Earth

    In this Episode #27, we delve into the history of the USSR's Gulag camps under Stalin's reign. We explore the brutal realities faced by prisoners, the role of the NKVD, and the policies of Lenin and Stalin that led to widespread suffering and million deaths. Join us as we uncover the harrowing tales of Gulag prisoners and their harsh treatment, shedding light on a chilling chapter of Soviet history.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #26 - NUCLEAR WAR: End of the World?

    #26 - NUCLEAR WAR: End of the World?

    In this Episode #26, we explore the history and impact of nuclear weapons, from the Manhattan Project to the Cold War and present-day nuclear affairs. Learn about thermonuclear bombs, the nuclear arms race, and the devastating power of ICBMs and EMP weapons. We also delve into system glitches and war scenarios. Understand the stark reality of nuclear war, its aftermath, and the urgent need for disarmament.
    Timestamps
    00:00 - Manhattan Project
    02:10 - Einstein and Germany
    04:06 - TNT, Hiroshima & Nagasaki 
    06:24 - Thermonuclear bomb
    08:09 - Nuclear Race
    08:52 - Nuclear Triad, ICBMs
    11:33 - Launch Phases, Nuclear Warheads
    15:06 - Damage
    17:45 - EMP Weapon, Operation Starfish Prime
    21:44 - Submarines are hideous 
    22:34 - Upgrading ICBMs
    23:30 - Nukes Pilling up
    25:40 - Nuclear Deterrence 
    25:58 - Industrial Military Complex
    27:41 - Richard Nixon 
    29:30 - West vs East
    31:24 - Cuban Missile Crisis 
    32:27 - Interceptors 
    40:07 - TSAR Bomb
    43:08 - Satellite Detection
    44:07 - Near misses/System glitches
    46:04 - Reality of Nuclear War
    53:30 - Aftermath
    55:27 - War Maneuvers & Consequences 
    57:53 - India
    01:04:43 - Safe Places
    01:06:58 - Fantasy vs Reality 
    01:07:52 - Nuclear Winter
    01:09:30 - Bunkers
    01:10:44 - Why Exaggerate?
    01:12:00 - Dodging Interceptors 
    01:12:37 - DARPA
    01:14:37 - Devastation 
    01:15:47 - Disarmament 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #25 - ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Conquest of Persian Empire & India

    #25 - ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Conquest of Persian Empire & India

    In Episode #25, we delve into Alexander’s final conquests, from the iconic Battle of Issus to the strategic sieges of Tyre and Gaza. We explore his enigmatic encounters with  an Oracle, the pivotal Battle of Gaugamela, and the dramatic murder of Darius III & Bessus. Witness Alexander's triumph at the Battle of Hydaspes against Porus and debate around it. Also, covering his legendary return through the harsh Gedrosian Desert, and the lingering question: was he a tyrant or a hero? Finally, we confront the mysterious circumstances surrounding Alexander's untimely death in 323 BC.

    Timestamps

    00:00 - Previously covered
    02:26 - Scorched Earth Policy
    05:47 - Battle of Issus (333 BC)
    14:48 - Sieze of Tyre
    19:14 - Sieze of Gaza
    21:19 - Entering Egypt
    21:47 - Oracle Of Ammon
    24:47 - Power Hungry?
    27:28 - Defeat of Sparta
    29:17 - Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)
    41:21 - Burning of Persepolis
    46:24 - Murder of Darius |||
    47:15 - Mutiny among Macedonians
    49:44 - Alexander’s Character
    51:29 - Bessus Killed
    52:32 - Sogdian Rocks & Roxane
    56:36 - Battle of Hydaspes/Jhelum (326 BC)
    01:04:29 - Did Porus Win?
    01:14:50 - Army Withdrawal 
    01:15:36 - Gedrosian Desert
    01:18:35 - Reaching Babylon & Aftermath 
    01:22:20 - Alexander’s Death (323 BC)
    01:23:21 - Cultural Stories
    01:23:58 - Tyrant or Hero?
    01:26:31 - Genghis Khan vs Alexander

    • 1 hr 27 min
    #24 - ALEXANDER THE GREAT: The Making of a King (Philip II, Macedonia & Granicus Conquest).

    #24 - ALEXANDER THE GREAT: The Making of a King (Philip II, Macedonia & Granicus Conquest).

    In Episode #24, Step into the ancient world of Macedonia, nearly 2300 years ago, exploring King Philip II's transformative reign alongside Greece, Sparta and other reigns. Discover the Hellenic League's intricacies, Philip's military reforms like the phalanx formation and sarissa spear, and his wife Olympias's influential role and Greek Gods. Dive into Alexander the Great's upbringing under Aristotle, the dramatic events surrounding Philip II's assassination, and Alexander's swift ascension to power. Unravel the logistics of Alexander's army, pivotal battles like Granicus, and legendary moments such as the Gordian Knot.

    00:00 - Intro
    03:10 - Sources
    05:11 - Early Macedonia
    11:43 - Philip || & Regional Disputes
    15:47 - Hellenic League
    17:38 - Philip ||’s Military Reforms
    19:24 - Phalanx & Oblique Order
    25:34 - Sarissa & Wedge Formation
    30:40 - Hoplite
    31:19 - Alexander’s Early age
    36:33 - League of Corinth
    38:52 - Family Feuds
    41:51 - Philip || Assissination
    45:46 - Olympias & Greek Gods
    46:41 - Greek Heros & Troy
    48:35 - Alexander, Heir to Throne
    50:56 - Securing neighbouring regions
    56:00 - Alexander’s Army Logistics
    59:56 - Entering Asia Minor
    01:05:47 - Battle Of Granicus (334 BC)
    01:14:13 - Coastal Conquests & Naval Fleets
    01:15:15 - Gordian Knot
    01:16:02 - Upcoming Battles

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #23 - Is Earth a FLAT Disc?

    #23 - Is Earth a FLAT Disc?

    In Episode #23, We explore Flat Earth theory, from the historical insights of Eratosthenes and Samuel Rowbotham to the psychological phenomena of confirmation bias and cognitive dissonance, we unpack the complexities surrounding beliefs about our planet's shape. Furthermore, we explore intriguing connections to conspiracy theories, including Anunnaki lore, flat earth models. 

    IN DEPTH

    What is Flat Earth? - Origin - Eratosthenes - Confirmation bias - Cognitive dissonance - Coriolis Effect - Samuel Rowbotham writing Zetetic Astronomy - Azimuthal equidistant projections - Anunnaki Lore - Operation paperclip - NASA - Aviation Industry - Conspiracy theories - Zeta Reticuli

    • 55 min
    #22 - Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha & Ghadar Party

    #22 - Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha & Ghadar Party

    In our latest episode #22, we delve into Kartar Singh Sarabha's life and his role in India's independence struggle with the Ghadar Party. From his upbringing in Punjab to forming the Ghadar Party in California, we uncover Sarabha's journey. Despite facing hardships, he ran the Ghadar newspaper and planned a revolt against British rule during World War I. Sarabha's arrest and execution in 1915 marked the end of his life, but his legacy of courage continues to inspire us.
    IN DEPTH:
    Kartar Singh Sarabha schooling, personality (1896 to 1912) - His trip to California - Racism - Berkeley University - Meeting Ghadari Baabe, Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna, Lala Hardayal, Jwala singh Ji and many others - Ghadar Party and its Plans - Sarabha running Ghadar Newspaper - Sarabha learning to fly Aeroplane - Komagata Maru/Budge Budge incident(April 1914) - World War 1(1914) - Ghadar Party planning for mutiny against British government during WW1 - Spy William Hopkinson - Michael O’ Dwyer - Sarabha Homecoming (1914)- Saraba being backbone of Party - Mishriwala Pull Incident (27 November, 1914) - Hijacking Military Camps - Spy Kirpal Singh - Arrest of Sarabha at Sargodha (March 2, 1915) - Court Trial/Death Sentence  - His Legacy and Inspiration.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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