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While dying emperors, shifting policies, and vindictive princes keep the capital busy, Admiral Zheng He will manage to sneak in on last joy-ride into the sunset aboard his beloved Treasure Fleet...Time Period Covered:1424-1435 CEMajor Historical Figures:The Hongxi Emperor (Zhu Gaochi) [r. 1424-1425]The Xuande Emperor (Zhu Zhanji) [r. 1425-1435]Zhu …
 
After watching several Faye Dunaway movies, we test Bill's fondness for the actress. The Guys watch Bonnie and Clyde from 1967. Where will it land on the Clemometer?? All music generously provided by: Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage (woatw.com)Rick Bailey, Bill Clem, Ryan White
 
While dying emperors, shifting policies, and vindictive princes keep the capital busy, Admiral Zheng He will manage to sneak in on last joy-ride into the sunset aboard his beloved Treasure Fleet... Time Period Covered: 1424-1435 CE Major Historical Figures: The Hongxi Emperor (Zhu Gaochi) [r. 1424-1425] The Xuande Emperor (Zhu Zhanji) [r. 1425-1435…
 
The Gang dives deeper into the filmography of Kurt Russell and watches the '80s action-sci fi classic Escape from New York. Will Bill like it? Does he like Kurt Russell? Music generously provided by: Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage (woatw.com) Jack The Lumberer by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4808-jack-the-lumberer License: http://…
 
Zheng He's Treasure Fleet finally arrives on the African coast, and the Yongle Emperor celebrates the apex of his reign with the grand opening of Beijing and the Forbidden City. But dark clouds continue to build, but in the emperor's aged, troubled mind, and literally on the horizon... a storm is coming... Time Period Covered: 1416-1424 CE Major Hi…
 
Zheng He's Treasure Fleet finally arrives on the African coast, and the Yongle Emperor celebrates the apex of his reign with the grand opening of Beijing and the Forbidden City. But dark clouds continue to build, but in the emperor's aged, troubled mind, and literally on the horizon... a storm is coming...Time Period Covered:1416-1424 CEMajor Histo…
 
Emperor Xuan is finally emperor. But he knows a good thing when he sees it, and opts to keep Huo Guang on....but Huo Guang can't do 2 things. 1) He cannot live forever 2) He cannot actually control anyone not named "Huo Guang". This is his illustrious final chapter. All that and more.
 
On Rick's suggestion we have Bill watch Big Trouble in Little China. Will Kurt Russel's piercing blue eyes win Bill over? Will the over-the-top high flying pseudo Kung Fu make him love this film? All music generously provided by: Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage (woatw.com)Rick Bailey, Bill Clem, Ryan White
 
The boys watch their third movie in a trilogy of AFI top 100 movies that were first time watches. On screen is Network the Sidney Lumet classic taking a look at television and popular culture. where will it fall on the Clemometer? All music generously provided by: Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage (woatw.com)…
 
Rick assigns Gone With the Wind in our series of top rated movies that none of the boys have seen. Did Scarlett O'Hara's charm and the romance of the antebellum south make the guys fall for this movie classic? Where will it fall on the Clemometer? All music generously provided by: Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage (woatw.com)…
 
Having laid waste to the once glorious city of Baghdad, Hulegu Ilkhan now sets his sights east of the Euphrates, to the fertile lands of Syria and Egypt beyond. But what's to follow will set of a momentous clash in Galilee, at a spring called Ain Jalut, that will shake the very fundaments of history... Time Period Covered: 1258-1260 CE Major Histor…
 
Having laid waste to the once glorious city of Baghdad, Hulegu Ilkhan now sets his sights east of the Euphrates, to the fertile lands of Syria and Egypt beyond. But what's to follow will set of a momentous clash in Galilee, at a spring called Ain Jalut, that will shake the very fundaments of history...Time Period Covered:1258-1260 CEMajor Historica…
 
Huo Guang shows himself to be one of the most important non-Emperors in the Han government to date. Emperor Zhao won't be here for a long time, or even a good time for that matter. A controversial incident gives us something to ponder, a new emperor is so bad unprecedented actions are required..all that and more on this week's episode.…
 
May the SCHWARTZ be with you! The boys watch Spaceballs! the Mel Brooks classic lampoon of Star Wars. Once again Bill has issues... All music generously provided by: Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage (woatw.comRick Bailey, Bill Clem, Ryan White
 
Emperor Wu is gone and now his 8 year old son must become Emperor Zhao. But like all child emperors, a regent runs the government for him. This episode dives into the complex court drama that revolved around the regents and those around the young emperor. All that and more on this episode.
 
The treasure Fleet goes on missions 2-4, resulting in increasingly strange, valuable, and even divine gifts being presented to Great Ming. Time Period Covered: 1407-1415 CE Major Historical Figures Ming: Yongle Emperor (Zhu Di) [r. 1402-1424] Admiral Zheng He [1371-1435] Commodore Yang Min Ma Huan, translator & chronicler [1380-1460] Kingdom of Mal…
 
The treasure Fleet goes on missions 2-4, resulting in increasingly strange, valuable, and even divine gifts being presented to Great Ming.Time Period Covered:1407-1415 CEMajor Historical FiguresMing:Yongle Emperor (Zhu Di) [r. 1402-1424]Admiral Zheng He [1371-1435]Commodore Yang Min Ma Huan, translator & chronicler [1380-1460]Kingdom of Malacca:Kin…
 
The boys attempt to watch The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but there's a catch... do you really think that Bill will like it??? All music generously provided by: Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage (woatw.com)Rick Bailey, Bill Clem, Ryan White
 
A live retelling (wart & all) of Genghis Khan's invasion of Khwarazmia ca. 1221, and the doomed flight of all who stood against his wrath... followed by a Q&A. From the 2021 Intelligent Speech Conference! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
A live retelling (wart & all) of Genghis Khan's invasion of Khwarazmia ca. 1221, and the doomed flight of all who stood against his wrath... followed by a Q&A. From the 2021 Intelligent Speech Conference!Chris Stewart
 
There once was a fleet that put to sea All in name of the Imperial Ming With phoenix sterns, & dragon prows Oh go, my baochuan, go! Soon may the Treasure Fleet moor To bring ceramics & silk galore One day, when the trading is done They’ll take our spice & go Commanded by an admiral So tall he seem unnatural His voice rang out like temple bell To ge…
 
There once was a fleet that put to seaAll in name of the Imperial MingWith phoenix sterns, & dragon prowsOh go, my baochuan, go! Soon may the Treasure Fleet moorTo bring ceramics & silk galoreOne day, when the trading is doneThey’ll take our spice & go Commanded by an admiralSo tall he seem unnaturalHis voice rang out like temple bellTo get those t…
 
The boys dig in to a classic listener suggestion. Smokey and the Bandit is on screen this week, there's no way Bill will like this one.... is there?? All music generously provided by: Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage (woatw.com)Rick Bailey, Bill Clem, Ryan White
 
Zheng He & Co. have left the station and are sailing out! They leave the safety of the Yangtze River and set their compasses southbound and down, first to Fujian, then to Vietnam, Java, Sri Lanka, and finally all the way to India, all in the name of trade and riches. But the return journey will turn out to be anything but a pleasure-cruise. Between…
 
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