Experience WWI, week-by-week, as it happened exactly 100 years ago.
December 8, 2014 8:27 AM   Subscribe

This podcast, called "The First World War in 261 weeks," began in June and will run for five years, recounting every week's main events.

Links to the podcast:
Podbean
iTunes
Stitcher

From the website:

"Every week of the war a new character, introduced by the main events of that particular week. The series will run from 28 June 2014 (shooting at Sarajevo) till 28 June 2019 (Treaty of Versailles)."

It was originally a Dutch podcast, but has been translated into English.
posted by artsandsci (8 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
 
Has it already been 261 weeks since the last world war? How time flies.
Thanks, will be queueing this up.
posted by phooky at 8:57 AM on December 8, 2014


In 'if you liked X, you'll love Y' news: BBC Radio 4's new series Home Front is a 15-season run of short (12 minute) radio plays, following the lives of characters in a British coastal town, through the course of WWI. All the episodes should be available as podcasts through itunes & other podcast readers. Season one is over, season two has just begun, and the series won't finish until 2018.

Sometimes the historical accuracy is a bit clunky, but it's going to be an extraordinary teaching resource (and has some of the least obnoxious child actors *ever*).
posted by AFII at 9:04 AM on December 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


"Every week of the war a new character, introduced by the main events of that particular week. That character will then be killed in a new and uniquely horrifying manner."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:07 AM on December 8, 2014 [2 favorites]


That character will then be killed in a new and uniquely horrifying manner

No, Game of Thrones isn't back again till next year.
posted by shivohum at 9:29 AM on December 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


In 'if you liked X, you'll love Y' news:

And if you liked Y, you've got to check out Z, where Z=Dan Carlin's 'Hardcore History' podcast, which is running a multipart series on WW1, entitled "Blueprint For Armageddon."
posted by Myca at 11:10 AM on December 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


In this same vein, ZDF has been showing "Today in 1914 - 100 seconds from 100 years ago" for our German-speaking audience. Some really great video/photos.

Link Here
posted by Seeba at 12:19 PM on December 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


The website Mental Floss has been doing similar coverage of the World War I centennial
posted by I am the Walrus at 1:22 PM on December 8, 2014


I've been watching this youtube channel, The Great War, which has been covering a week in each installment and has the benefit of maps. (I'm linking to the total playlist, the first 3 are about the buildup to the war.)
posted by Catblack at 6:52 PM on December 8, 2014 [1 favorite]


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