Sunday, January 06, 2013

Oliver Stones Untold History Of The United States

Well it's 2013 and the end of the world will have to wait for now. Thanks for all the encouragement to continue PDR but due to tech/computer issues at the moment and NO budget I haven't been able to produce another show yet so please be patient while I work these issues out. Until then:



I've been watching Oliver Stones Untold History Of The United States 
A ten-part documentary series narrated, directed and produced by Oliver Stone takes a look back at human events that at the time went under reported, but that crucially shaped America's unique and complex history over the 20th century series one covers events from World War 2 to Bush/Obama. 
As I watched this groundbreaking program I realized the audio soundtrack would be and should be played on radio/podcast so I ripped the audio to mp3 and started posting it on Radio4all. So for those stations airing PDR please play this program in place of my show for now till I am up and running again I will be adding the audio/video as they become available here is the first five chapters. keep checking for the rest. Thank you for your patience.


*UPDATE 01-16-13  Chapters 5 - 10 added*


Chapter 1: World War 2
 download audio mp3 58:04


The first chapter explores the birth of the American Empire by focusing on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Through examination of key decisions during World War II, discover unsung heroes such as American Henry Wallace and explore the demonization of the Soviets.

 Chapter 2:  Roosevelt, Truman and Wallace
download audio mp3 57:42

 
Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles replace Truman. Stalin dies but relations with the Soviet Union turn colder. The H-bomb and the doctrine of nuclear annihilation are explored, as are the Korean War and U.S. rearmament. McCarthyism grows and so does the ruthlessness of U.S. policy towards a Third World. Eisenhower emerges as a game changer.


Chapter 3: The Bomb
download audio mp3 57:41
 

The strategies behind the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan are explored as well as the new mythology that emerged from the war. The bombing haunted the Soviets and mistrust towards the Allies grew quickly. The consequences of beginning a process that could end life on the planet are examined.


Chapter 4: The Cold War 1945-1950
download mp3 57:35 

 
The equation changes: specific month-by-month causes of the Cold War emerge and it is not entirely clear who started it. Highlights include Churchill's Iron Curtain speech, the civil war in Greece and the Red Scare that prompts the rise of Joseph McCarthy, the House Un-American Activities Committee and the FBI.



Chapter 5: The 50's Eisenhower the Bomb the 3rd World
download audio 57:31 mp3

 
Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles replace Truman. Stalin dies but relations with the Soviet Union turn colder. The H-bomb and the doctrine of nuclear annihilation are explored, as are the Korean War and U.S. rearmament. McCarthyism grows and so does the ruthlessness of U.S. policy towards a Third World. Eisenhower emerges as a game changer.


Chapter 6 download mp3 57:46
 JFK and the Bay of Pigs; on the brink of total war during Cuban Missile Crisis; early Vietnam; JFK's attempts at peace with Khrushchev; JFK assassinated.

Chapter 7 download mp3 57:31
Johnson, Nixon and Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune
Cataclysm in Vietnam as the war reaches a turning point - there's no going back. The betrayal by Richard Nixon

Chapter 8 download mp3
Reagan
Carter's dreams of change give way to Ronald Reagan. Gorbachev redeems Reagan and fresh opportunities for peace arise. The debate over Reagan's legacy.

Chapter 9 download mp3
Bush & Clinton: Squandered Peace - New World Order
George W. Bush's doctrine of endless war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the continued cannibalization of the U.S. economy. Squandered chances given by the end of the Cold War. A new USA, the National Security Fortress. 

Chapter 10 (Finale) download mp3
Bush Obama Age of Terror (Season Finale)
The meaning of events up to today. Obama and the destiny of the American Empire.


































































































































































































3 comments:

0x29a said...

Hey Bob,

Sorry to hear about the computer issues.

I've listened to the first five episodes, and it's amazing how well they translate to audio-only.

There are only one or two spots in either episode four or five where I can tell something visual is not translating very well, but even with that this could very well have been purely a radio documentary.

Frankly, I don't really feel the need to see some of the surely gruesome images included in the video, anyway.

Thank you!

Producer: Skidmark Bob said...

Yeah, you should definitely watch them. The footage used is astounding! I've been listening on my mp3 player and I catch alot of what I missed kinda like hearing it for the first time again. The JFK and Reagan episodes are really good will up soon.
Cheers
Bob

stalker@earthlink.net said...

Yo BoB,
There seems to be a problem with the mp3 download to chapter 4 (Cold War 1945-1950) both with yours, Radio4 and all over the net...
Is there a REPAIR in the making or can you send me somewhere to download audio??? I have downloaded all the rest so I at least KNOW that this segment is coming up N/G empty!!
I use both windows & FireFox-Y and both are coming up EMPTY...
You are really appreciated out here!
Jan Stalker
(pSsT... Yes!!! The silly man actually married me into it!! hee! hee!... White House & DoJ Loves me!)