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Announcement—Vietnam Talk

Episode description

Like it says in title, there’s no show this Monday, but there is going to be a show this week.

Rob Morris, Ernie Piper, and I are going to be broadcasting another live show this Thursday from 11am to 2pm EST and this time rather than being tangentially related to what we do here, it’s right up our alley.

The three of us are going to be talking about what still fascinates us in the US (or anywhere else) about the Vietnam War and why, from the bad romance of French colonialism to the failure of the Baby Boomers as a generation to movies like Platoon and Apocalypse Now.

This is probably the first time I’ve given you all enough advanced notice of one of these things to block out the time or get involved, so: do that. I know right in the middle of the work day isn’t going to be easy for most of you, and that’s fine. If you can open up the window behind Excel and tune in, that’s great. If you can’t, get your questions and comments and suggestions to me this week on the site or on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll address them on air.

If YouTube or the rough cut aren’t your thing, this show, like all shows, will be a podcast before too long. Vietnam III is coming either this Monday or next, and this live show will be whatever week that Vietnam III is not.

Come hang out with us, talk to me, tell your friends.

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Vietnam VIII: End of Indo-China

August 1st, 2018

3:51:42

Here it is, the end of the last real battle of the French war: Dien Bien Phu. After this it’s just Geneva and the transition from French ignobility to American monstrosity.

That all comes next time though. For …

Vietnam VII: Dien Bien Phu

July 18th, 2018

2:32:04

Finally we’re here, at the end of the French War, at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.

Some cool show news: we’re registered for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards. Which means I filled out a form at podcastawards.c…

Vietnam VI: Learning Curve

June 25th, 2018

2:38:49

And here we are, finally, finally making it to the end of the French War.

We still have Dien Bien Phu and the denouement to wrap up, which we’ll do in the next episode, maybe in the fastest-ever-produc…

Vietnam V: Giap and de Lattre

June 19th, 2018

2:16:08

I’m trying something a little different with these show notes, especially since, with that interim show about Kennan already done, I don’t have any other story I want to be telling apart from the cast. So I’ve got a c…

Kennan and Cold War Policy

May 22nd, 2018

1:10:38

Like I said at the end of last episode, there were some broader Cold War issues that I wanted to talk about and some history that I wanted to churn through that didn’t quite fit into the framework of the longer shows.…

Vietnam IV: The First Indochina War

May 14th, 2018

3:07:17

We’re getting into the French War proper now, and we’ll make it almost all the way to the outbreak of the war in Korea by the end of this one.

I’ve got some videos whose audio I couldn’t use, for various reason…

SFD Short—Refugees

May 1st, 2018

38:09

Hey folks,

I thought I’d try something new with the show notes this time around and just give you the script. The only time I give this a real thorough proofread for typos, etc, is when I’m recording it, and I …

Vietnam III: The World at War

April 23rd, 2018

2:13:38

Well, we’re making time now, and I hope that keeps up. I’ve got some interesting stuff to show you today. First is the cover image for the show. That’s Ho Chi Minh on the left and Vo Nguyen Giap on the right along wi…

SFD Talk—Vietnam in the US Imagination

April 17th, 2018

1:55:50

Hey folks, in lieu of notes this time, I’m going to give you the full outline that Rob and I were ostensibly working off in the show. Which should be enlightening, especially as we spend a lot of time talkin…

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