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Hyperlinked History- All The World Is A Stage by The Faceless Historian

Due to the completely unexpected success of the special episode of LISTen when I substituted for Stephen, he asked me to join the LISNews Netcast Network! So please join my alter-ego, The Faceless Historian, for a new show. This time, we cover actors, saints, kings, bards, emperors, and war. It's quite a production because, after all, All The World Is A Stage.

So sit back, grab a latte, slip off the shoes, and relax with a little history.

12:37 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History - Moving Along by The Faceless Historian

Welcome to another episode of Hyperlinked History! This time we drop into pre-medieval Japan and explore courtly rulers, samurai, invaders from foreign lands, mythic locales, Popes, empresses, money, stocks, conflagrations, and freight handling.

As you can see, things are really Moving Along.

12:33 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History - Irrational Behaviour by The Faceless Historian

Welcome once again to the pages and stages of history where number crazy mystics meet musicians and mingle with warrior women who offer something of value to early 20th century warfare before that gets taken apart by an Anglicanized American with a penchant for carnival rides.

Sound weird?

Well, it wouldn't be the first time someone accused me of Irrational Behaviour.

15:35 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History - Toilet Training by The Faceless Historian

We have a bit of a special episode for you this time around! Last month, I was chosen to speak at the third Ignite Phoenix event. To fit my talk into the time allowed, I had to pare down the essay to its barest essentials. So this time around, I'm presenting to you the original work, uncut.

So, if you haven't seen the video of my performance, you can find out why we're just now catching up with the Ancient Romans, at least on one small technological front. And if you have seen the video, I hope you enjoy the full presentation.

For all you library types with a passion for your profession, you could do a lot worse than promoting it in front of a group of people willing to hear you out. If you have an Ignite event in your area, you might want to submit a presentation. After all, it's only five minutes.

12:03 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History- At The Gates by The Faceless Historian

My sincere apologies for the tardiness on this episode. We had a family issue come up that necessitated traveling and the chaos that goes with it, so I'm just now getting it online.

This time around, The Faceless Historian ushers you down the aisle of history with some key stops in (THIS... IS...) Sparta(!). Then he provides a dash of poetry and weird books before introducing you to a daughter and a unicycling scientist. Where does it end? Well, I suppose you could use Google to find out.

Sometimes, you don't even know if there is barbarian At The Gates.

13:24 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History- Starting Point by The Faceless Historian

If I'm counting things correctly, this is the tenth episode of Hyperlinked History! Who would've thought I'd squeeze ten episodes out of this thing? I wanted to throw out a quick thank you to all who've listened and I hope you're enjoying the series at least half as much as I enjoy making it. Big thanks to Stephen, Blake, and the gang here at LISNews too! You can't find better folks to work with.

This time around, join me as we take a ride from today's promise of the future to the distant past, over 3,600 years ago. Along the way we'll fly with the Hubble Space Telescope, meet an Austrian scientist, have a couple of revolutions, commit regicide, try communism, play tennis, visit some Gothic churches, liberate Sicily, and visit a library even older than Alexandria.

When you're taking such a long trip, you've really got to have a good Starting Point.

14:38 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History - Building a Following by The Faceless Historian

Hi all, and welcome to the show!

We're off on a truly globe spanning historical adventure this time as we discuss how Egyptian pyramids, Greek historians, Persian mailmen, butt kissing British poets, international trade, samurai, taxes, Ben Franklin, and pneumonia have to do with the cultish devotion to... a soft drink?

Sure it sounds strange now, but it's really all about Building a Following.

19:16 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History - Here, There, and Everywhere by The Faceless Historian

Time for another wild ride through history! This time we begin in Ancient China with a repeating crossbow, explore more northerly kingdoms, invent modern writing, deal with pirates, have a couple of wars, deal with a monarch, meet a legend, and then just maybe we'll give peace a chance.

See, I told you it'd be a heck of a ride. After all we've got to go Here, There, And Everywhere.

Note: My computer recently recovered from a rather nasty crash that took out the video card and an external drive. Because of that, there are a couple of sound glitches in the episode. My apologies for this and the computer situation is currently being addressed... with a hammer.

16:35 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History - High On Life by The Faceless Historian

Hi, hello, and how the heck are you! Welcome back to the annals of history and another trip from one side of the past to the other. Granted we'll be taking a scenic route as we discuss hedonistic Greeks, logical Franciscans, a heretical Pope, an unfortunate construction project, Polish kings, Russian Tsars, and Swiss scientists. We'll talk about the meaning of existence, the secret of life, and then we'll just drop out.

You don't need artificial euphoria when you can just get High On Life.

20:52 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History - Explanations Part One by The Faceless Historian

Hello, everyone and welcome to the first in a series of three special episodes of Hyperlinked History! For the next three episodes, we're going to do something a little different. I'm going to talk about seven people who influenced myself, my work, and my writing. More than that, we'll see how what they say can apply to libraries and library staff. Because these people, in a very real way, explained the world to me, I call this three part series "Explanations."

So join me as we'll meet two teachers, a couple of scientists, two historians (natch), and a nun. This week, we meet the teachers.

13:57 minutes (8 MB)
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Hyperlinked History - Explanations Part Two: The Scientists by The Faceless Historian

Our special three part series, Explanations, continues this week with part two, The Scientists! Join me as I talk about two scientists who changed my views of the world, and the views of millions of other people too. Beyond that, I'll also talk about how what they said, and how they said it, applies to librarians and our profession.

11:08 minutes (7.65 MB)
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Hyperlinked History- Explanations Part Three: The Historians by The Faceless Historian

Welcome to the final episode of the three part Explanations series! This time we cover, what else, the historians and you'll meet three people who influenced my views on history and how it should be presented. There's a short bit at the end regarding the upcoming Hyperlinked History documentary series which will continue to appear here on the LISNews Netcast Network and the Hyperlinked History website.

12:05 minutes (8 MB)
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