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Old January 11th, 2017, 03:32 PM   #11

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Yes, I have that one! This one is well produced (BBC after all) and delivered by a real mathematician, but's only a handful of episodes. My goal at some point is to make my own math history podcast.

It's a long term project though and I won't be starting for some time.

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Check out the In Our Time podcasts on BBC R4, Marcus appears in a few and there's several on Maths.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 03:39 PM   #12

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Welcome DaveK. You mention studying history as a long-term personal program. I think that describes many of our most serous scholars. You don't really think you've done with Rome and Byzantium, do you?
Oh, by no means! I will clarify below.

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Knowing more today than yesterday just opens more doors of inquiry, more interesting stories and enlightening tid-bits. Long-term probably means this is something you'll be doing one way or another when you are as old as I am. It is personally gratifying to know the factual stories behind famous men and times.
And that is the genius of the 5 year plan... It's cyclical!

I have divided history into an acceptable but by no means perfect division of 4 time periods. I spend a year on each of those periods (I'm currently on year 2 of my plan).

Year 5 I will spend studying history in broader sweeps, and "the history of ____" type material. (language, math, transportation, whatever).

Then I start all over again.

I borrowed this scheme from one I found about homeschooling kids, except in this case I am 40 years old and schooling myself. This year I am mostly learning from podcasts, documentaries, and historical fiction for flavor. That's abut as good as I can do given my current time constraints. The next cycle will include more in depth reading material. The third cycle I will start incorporating more primary sources.

No plans on stopping.

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Expect to share some of that knowledge with other members. Some will know far more than you may ever discover, and others will know much less. Be patient and nice with both, and make your enquiries or statements something to look forward to.
Thanks! I've been a forumite for many years here and there and I believe I am usually a pretty positive contributor, TOS abider and non troll-feeder.

BTW, I have a huge collection (70 plus) of history podcasts I'd like to share. (There seems to be a bit of a boom). Where's an appropriate place to put it? Right now it would be a link to a collection I have on Google+, but I'd like to turn it into a post that is readable on this forum rather than going somewhere else.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:24 PM   #13

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Check out the In Our Time podcasts on BBC R4, Marcus appears in a few and there's several on Maths.

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time - Downloads
Yes, got that one too. Actually it was "In Our Time" that sparked my podcast frenzy.

So, ok, collection of podcasts is here but I'd like to organize it in a format that is more helpful to this forum. Perhaps arranged by period or something.


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Welcome, Dave!

If you ever get a yearning for Japanese history, this is a good podcast to check out.
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BTW- Just saw you are in Tampa! I'm from Tampa myself. Great little "big" city.
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Welcome, Dave!

If you ever get a yearning for Japanese history, this is a good podcast to check out.
Yup, got it. Sorry, told you it was a big collection! HOWEVER, it was not easy for me to CHECK if I had it, hence the need to organize the thing.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:57 PM   #17

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BTW- Just saw you are in Tampa! I'm from Tampa myself. Great little "big" city.
Awesome. I'm 2 miles from USF, but I work (temporarily, probably) in the City, around boy scout boulevard and all that (the ugly part!).

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Awesome. I'm 2 miles from USF, but I work (temporarily, probably) in the City, around boy scout boulevard and all that (the ugly part!).

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Lol. That is the ugly part. I lived in South Tampa by the base.
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Old January 12th, 2017, 12:49 AM   #19

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Hello Dave, and Welcome!

To find a niche as a History Buff, is more than making a business plan, it's about loving and thriving upon it. The experience is more intense and rewarding if you immerse yourself, and visualize it, as if you're time traveling into the history pages. But, you can still be a buff, following a business plan, as a cognitive authority on the subjects.

It's much like what would happen if I should take an interest in developing an intense experience with trigonometry. I create a five year plan, and might become a master of the equations, yet approach it robotically, without love for the knowledge.
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Old January 12th, 2017, 01:14 AM   #20

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Hello again Dave! As for myself, I'm a Historian, with a History Degree from UCSC. My areas of special knowledge are twofold: (1) The History and Politics of Armenia; (2) and, Military History.

I'm one of those Civil War Buffs, that people sometimes talk about. I first became interested in the American Civil War when I was 6 years old, but I first researched it seriously when I was 12.
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