I like Ken Burns's doc's. I have the jazz one, the West, and the Civil war one. They all have their critics but I must admit i really enjoy them. Not sure I'll go for this one, though. It's getting ever harder to find the time to watch these things.
My latest thing is to listen to audio courses from The Great Courses. I can get through the courses pretty rapidly on my commute -sometimes up to four / five lectures in a day. I've just downloaded one on the history of espionage!
The other documentary favourites of mine are Dan Carlin's Hardcore Histories. These are immense and very long - but brilliant - podcats. The one on the Russian Front in WW2 and the one on WW1 were just brilliant and worth six hours of anyone's time.
Onechordtrick: I was reading a book this morning. Some of you may remember them, made from dead trees. I needed to know the time so glanced up to the top left corner of the page. Was very confused when it wasn’t there!
Jan 18, 2020 18:52:41 GMT
curmudgeon: Ordered a Chinese takeaway - just picked it up and as I was driving home, I heard the bag rustling and moving!!! I wondered if a rat or mouse had got in the bag - thought I could see a little pair of eyes - looked again and here it was ... A peeking duck!
Jan 18, 2020 19:40:30 GMT
NikGnashers: I was talking to an old WW2 Japanese kamikaze pilot, who said his code name was 'chow mein'. I asked how come he had lived to such an old age, he said "well, I was chicken chow mein"
Jan 29, 2020 13:23:02 GMT
Onechordtrick: When I checked into my hotel last night they upgraded me to a suite. With a panoramic view!
Feb 6, 2020 6:43:18 GMT
Onechordtrick: They did the same thing this week except in Liverpool
Feb 20, 2020 22:54:35 GMT
scorpiodog: I got upgraded at a hotel in Liverpool and ended up with a fab view of the Liver building and the docks. Liverpool waterside is fantastic. No complaints. Never been to Birmingham.
Feb 22, 2020 8:39:06 GMT
Onechordtrick: If the room had been on the other side of the building I’d have had a great view, all I got was a view of the office where I was to spend the next day. On the plus side my planning is rarely so good that I’m that close to my destination when booking a hote
Feb 25, 2020 6:58:50 GMT