Monthly archives: August, 2013

Between Birds of Prey #88 – Revolution

This episode of Between Birds of Prey is inspired by the current revolutions and counter-revolutions in Egypt. With this events in mind I created a playlist – using real historical events, songs and speeches – that represents a fictitious fascist regime, a people’s revolution that brings it down, the forming of a new government and its…


Between Birds of Prey #87 – Crime & Punishment

The episode of Between Birds of Prey for this week is inspired in the book “Crime & Punishment” by the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoievsky. There are free digital editions of this book, so here is one from the Gutenberg project: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2554 Note that on the right we have a photograph of the first edition as a…


Between Birds of Prey #86 – Quinto Império

In the 14th of August 1385 took place the Battle of Aljubarrota between the Kingdom of Portugal and the Crown of Castile. We celebrate one of the most important moments in the History of Portugal with a program dedicated to the “Quinto Império” – a concept of a global Portuguese empire with spiritual and temporal…


Between Birds of Prey #85 – Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

On the 6th of August 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Today we will remember that day 68 years ago and all its consequences, with an episode inspired by the life of Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist leader of the Manhattan Project and main responsible for the creation…