Legends of the Old West podcast

Over the past couple of years I’ve really gotten into podcasts and found a really good one a couple of weeks ago.

Legends of the Old West is the main page through the production company and it’s listed as being available on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocketcasts, Podcast Addict, Castbox, BeyondPod, Podbean, Downcast, PlayerFM, Breaker, RadioPublic and I found it on Spotify as well.

The first “season” is composed of several stand alone episodes on different subjects including several interviews related to Longmire and Deadwood. The rest of the seasons follow one subject or theme. I’ve listened to Seasons 1-4 over the past couple of weeks and have really enjoyed it.

Cavaliers and Roundheads and Revolutions! Oh my!

Last year I found Mike Duncan’s The History of Rome podcast. So far I’m about 35 episodes in and I like it very much. A couple of weeks ago I found his other podcast Revolutions. The first series covers the English Civil War (1642-51), The Protectorate (1653-59) and The Restoration (1660).

With that in mind, this video from the Royal Armouries caught my eye when it came up at the end of another video I was watching. I really wish the audio quality was better, but it is what it is.

Enjoy!

Thunderbolt Thursday

P-47D-11-RE Thunderbolt aircraft Serial 42-75452 of the 374th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, based at Bottisham Airfield, England

P-47D-11-RE Thunderbolt aircraft Serial 42-75452 of the 374th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, based at Bottisham Airfield, England

It’s been a while since the last Thunderbolt Thursday.  Since we’re off tomorrow for Good Friday, does that make this Thunderbolt Thursday: Friday Came Early Edition?

In case I don’t get around to posting anything for a bit, have a Happy Easter!

Sexy Vamps!

Vampire formation flypast to mark the completion of the No. 61 Pilots Course at No. 2 Flight Training School (2FTS) at RAAF

RAAF de Havilland Vampire formation flypast to mark the completion of the No. 61 Pilots Course at No. 2 Flight Training School (2FTS) at RAAF Pearce in Western Australia on August 17th, 1967

Sometime in the early 90s a new magazine for plastic model builders hit the market.  I don’t remember the name anymore but IIRC it was primarily for aircraft modellers.  What I DO remember is a Vampire on the cover with the heading “Sexy Vamps!”.

Mom later told me I was about to catch hell for bringing “that kind” of magazine home until she realized it was about model airplanes…