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Biocast explores the lives behind the most famous (or infamous) people in history.

Biocast Michael Macaulay

    • Geschiedenis

Biocast explores the lives behind the most famous (or infamous) people in history.

    The Life of Leon Trotsky

    The Life of Leon Trotsky

    Leon Trotsky was a leading figure of the Russian Revolution. One of the greatest Marxist thinkers of all time, he changed the world in ways most people don't realize. This is his story.
     
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    Biocast Addendum
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    Website
    Full show notes
     
    Sources:
    Trotsky Biography by Robert Service
    Trotsky Biography by Victor Serge
    Trotsky Biography by Isaac Deutscher
    Trotsky's Autobiography
    Trotsky's Writings
     
    Music
    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Symmetry" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
     
    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Prelude and Action" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
     
    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    "Virtutes Instrumenti" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
     
     
    Check out 'Why Trotsky was Important'

    • 1 u. 46 min.
    The Life of Cleopatra

    The Life of Cleopatra

    Cleopatra was the last monarch of Ptolemaic Egypt. She's notorious for her relationship with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. But who was this powerful woman?
     
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    Sources:
    Cleopatra: A Biography (Women in Antiquity)
    Cleopatra: A Life
    CLEOPATRA: THE EGYPTIAN QUEEN: THE ENTIRE LIFE STORY (Great Biographies)
     
    Music
    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    “Infados” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Music from https://filmmusic.io
    “Five Armies” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Various sound effects & loops from Looperman.com
    Drizzle to Downpour
    Silent partner
    Ibn Al-Noor Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     
     
    Check out 'Cleopatra's Political Compass Results'

    • 1 u.
    The Life of Jefferson Davis

    The Life of Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederate states of America. On top of a hectic political career, his personal life was filled with tragedy. He died in failure and disgrace. This is the story of how it happened.
     
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    Sources:
    Jefferson Davis Biography
    The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government
    A short history of the Confederate states of America
     
    Check out 'Lessons from Jefferson Davis and the Civil War'

    • 55 min.
    The Life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    The Life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    Solzhenitsyn was a devout communist. Until he saw what happened in the gulag firsthand . After that, he spent his life exposing the truth about the Soviet Union.
     
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    Sources:
    Gulag Archipelago
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    Solzhenitsyn Biography
     
    Check out 'The Russian Injustice by the Tsar'

    • 44 min.
    The Life of Joseph Stalin

    The Life of Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin was the dictator of the Soviet Union. A lifelong Marxist, he worked tirelessly to create global communism. Instead, he murdered over a hundred million innocent human beings. This Biocast episode explains why.
     
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    Sources:
    STALIN A Critical Survey of Bolshevism By Boris Souvarine
    Year One of the Russian Revolution by Victor Serge
    Psychopathology of Joseph Stalin
    Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 
     
    Check out 'How Identity Politics Caused WWII'

    • 56 min.
    The Life of Edgar Allan Poe

    The Life of Edgar Allan Poe

    Mystery. Horror. Tragedy. All came to life when Edgar Allan Poe put a pen to paper. Discover the somber story behind one of the greatest horror writers of all time.
     
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    Sources:
    Critical Biography of Edgar Allan Poe
    A Psycho-Analytical Study of Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance
    https://www.eapoe.org/ 
     
    Check out 'The Life of Edgar Allan Poe' documentary!

    • 49 min.

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