Past Episodes 26 - 30


The mosul dam

The mosul dam

Episode 26 - The Mosul Dam - Impending Collapse? You decide.

Iraq's largest dam was built when Saddam Hussein ruled the country. But the planners did not take care to select an appropriate location and the dam ended up being built atop soft rock. If the dam breaks as many engineers feel it will soon, it could wipe out the cities of Mosul and Baghdad where millions of people live.

 


Queen isabella of castile

Queen isabella of castile

Episode 27 - Queen Isabella of Castile

A brief overview of Castile's most famous Queen. Was she the good hearted founder of the Spanish nation or the cruel instigator of the Spanish Inquisition and the genocide in the Americas?


king leopold of belgium

king leopold of belgium

Episode 28 - King Leopold II of Belgium

A brief overview of Belgium's most notorious ruler. Was he a killer of millions of Africans or the monarch who made Belgium relevant in the colonial competition of the European nations during the 19th century?


an election in africa

an election in africa

Episode 29 - The Population Bomb That Fizzled

In 1968, a Stanford biology professor predicted population growth would outstrip food production. Nations would disappear and 100's of millions of people would die from starvation. It didn't happen that way. Are we finally out of the woods?


"The Children's Crusade"  by Felix Nguyen

"The Children's Crusade"  by Felix Nguyen

Episode 30 - The Children's Crusade

Did tens of thousands of children leave their homes in 13th century western Europe to take up the banner of the cross and fight to secure the Holy Land or is it all just a bunch of hooey?