Updates

historyradio.org At the historyradio.org youtube channel, you can listen to «The Woman from Fes» by Rigmor Solem and some other original content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdEUdl-YTAA07.12.2018 at 08:32 amLike
historyradio.org After a brief holiday, we have started adding new shows again to our radio playlist. This week we have added an essay on Robert Louis Stevenson and a ghost story set in Morocco, by Norwegian writer, Rigmor Solem.06.12.2018 at 04:59 pmLike
historyradio.org Working with history has made me, the editor of this site, a little pensive. Here is a poem on the subject. It's not perfect, but it serves its purpose. (Don't worry, I won't publish many such writings here.)

«When history is made»

Hidden in the shadow of Napoleon’s stallion,
a mother cries and a father despairs.
Grand schemes and trampling boots
intrude on our rooms and climb our stairs.

You were the janitor standing 40 meters
to the left of Martin Luther King
when world suddenly silenced
and his voice yelled «freedom ring».

You sat on the plains of Africa
before and after the West was known,
with a tired baby in your arms,
under a sun that shone and shone.

You did not know Hitler or Churchill,
nor did you publish your dream:
Invisible footsteps to unvisited graves,
and most of what has ever been.

Written by Michael Henrik Wynn
13.11.2018 at 11:01 amLike
historyradio.org We have been trying to make some sense of the listener statistics at historyradio.org. We have come to the embarrassing conclusion that they make no sense at all. All we have been able to deduce is that you don't like Greek tragedies. Other than that, there doesn’t seem to be any correlation between various shows or subjects and the number of listeners. Finding out what sort of radio you want, therefore seems a daunting task. So, we thought we would make this simple: what sort of literary or historical shows would YOU like to listen to?09.11.2018 at 11:06 pmLike
historyradio.org This week has been very productive. We have added two more disaster stories, a short commentary by British WWII politician Lord Halifax, some interviews made during the liberation of the Philippines, a short account of the 1943 plan to kill admiral Yamamoto (photo) and two WWII documentaries (one narrated by Ronald Reagan) to our playlists at historyradio.org.09.11.2018 at 10:22 pmLike