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Jack P Taylor's Political and Historical Curiosities

Apr 30, 2017

In this episode we cover:




Sergei Lavrov,

Iraq and oil-for-food,

Kofi Annan's election,

UNSC expansion,

The International Criminal Court,



Apr 24, 2017

In this episode I cover 60 years of history for OPEC - a tale of oil and power

Covering its founding

How its membership expanded

The oil embargoes of 1967 and 1973

A kidnapping ft. Carlos the Jackal

Oil prices instability in the late 70s and 80s

How OPEC made a $1 trillion in one year

Apr 24, 2017

In today's episode the UN gets out of it's funk. I cover:

The Iran-Iraq war

The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait

How the USSR became the Russian Federation

Yugoslavia and Somalia interventions

Apr 16, 2017

No. 10 Downing Street, and the rest of the street actually, are today's topic. I'll cover:

Why Downing Street is famous,

How Downing Street was built,

Who built Downing Street and why,

Cocks and the Germans,

Sir Robert Walpole's contribution,

How No. 10 was a merger of various houses

How PMs have used 10 Downing...