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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 21 - Man of the Year. Also available from iTunes. Mohammed Mossadegh turns the oil world upside down. Mohammed Mossadegh Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2012 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: War And Rumors of War, Part II. Also available from iTunes. Japan's grab for oil ends badly. War comes to US Soil The First Draft of History Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" address to the U.S. Congress.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 20 - Swords into Plastics. Also available from iTunes. This is how a Reich ends, not necessarily with a bang but a shortage. The Sandman Over Ploiești Caputred in time, 1st LT Robert Sternfels at... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: War And Rumors of War, Part I. Also available from iTunes. War returns as Hitler's gamble in the East goes horribly wrong. Begining of the End: Operation Barbarossa Hitler's Directive No. 21: "The German Armed Forces... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 17 - Going Native. Also available from iTunes. King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia and John Philby alter the oil balance of the planet. King Saud The kind of leader who always took the long... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 16 - Filling Up on the Red Line. Also available from iTunes. Mr. Five Percent Draws a Red Line around Arabia, but will this new oil cartel last? Mr. Five Percent Calouste Gulbenkian Fill'er Up!... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 15 - The First Great War. Also available from iTunes. The sovereignty of oil has finally arrived. And it is going to be a very, brutal reign. The Taube Mistaken for a bird by soldiers... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 14 - A Sea of Troubles. Also available from iTunes. Winston Churchill’s famous leap into the "sea of troubles” of Persian Oil. Young Winston Churchill His fiancée Clementine Hozieron seated the right. God Save the... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 13 - Tale of Two Revolutions: Part II. (Link fixed.) Also available from iTunes. Turmoil in Persia and the start of British petroleum interests in the Gulf. William Knox D'Arcy Holder of the exclusive 60... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 12 - Tale of Two Revolutions, Part I. Also available from iTunes. Russia's Twilight Empire and the first of two revolutions that would reshape the geopolitical map. Henri Wilhelm August Deterding A whirlwind of a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 11 - This is Spindletop. Also available from iTunes. The Texas boom opens with a six ton bang at a place called Spindletop. Spindletop No one, not even in Baku, had ever seen a gusher... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 10 - Long Live the Standard. Also available from iTunes. Like any good thriller, the villain never dies on the first try, allowing Ida Tarbell to pen her revenge. Ida M. Tarbell In 2002, she... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 9 - Antitrust. Also available from iTunes. Ohio strikes a blow against Standard, but some anacondas are hard to kill. Royal Dutch's Oil Play in Sumatra The blaze from the Royal Dutch gasoline fire would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 8 - The Mighty Clam. Also available from iTunes. Shell Oil’s epic blitz of the Far East. The Mighty Clam Flying over Samuel’s fleet of tankers. The Murex Named after the spiked shell of a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 7 – The Black City. Also available from iTunes. The rise of Russian competition. Baku, the City of God "Ateseh Gah Indians Devoted to the Cult of Fire Baku," by Grigori Gagarin. Baku, the Black... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 6 – Lima Skunk. Also available from iTunes. Standard Oil bites off more than it can chew as a new frontier opens in Northwestern Ohio. The Great Krag Well Fire Visible for 40 miles, it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 5 - Pleasant Harmony. Also available from iTunes. The first long distance pipeline tries to break Rockefeller's grip; but is Pennsylvania’s oil running out? The Tidewater Pipeline Credit: explorepahistory.com One share of the Standard Oil... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 4 - The Anaconda Also available from iTunes. The rise of Rockefeller and Standard Oil - both will inspire fear, disgust and admiration. Rockefeller's "Great Anaconda" A Young John D. Rockefeller Just starting out in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 3 - The Finger Snappers. Also available from iTunes. Petroleum Center Built and rebuilt, only to be abandoned when the oil ran dry. The Empire Well The first gusher and also home of the first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 2: Oil Creek. Also available from iTunes. Oil Creek, 1863 James Townsend The man with the money. George Henry Bissell The man with the plan. "Colonel" E.L. Drake The one crazy enough to make it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2010 at A History of Oil
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Like the Episode? Please check out the sponsors. Click here to download the podcast: Episode 1: The Beginning of the Beginning. Also available from iTunes. "Greek Fire" Interested in Greek Fire? Check out this episode of A History of Oil. “Greek Fire” depicted in the Madrid Skylitzes, a 12th century... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at A History of Oil
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