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Jack P Taylor's Political and Historical Curiosities

Mar 5, 2018

The Academy Awards/Oscars are the culmination of the Hollywood award season and celebrates the prior years greatest cinematic accomplishments.

In this episode I look at what the Academy Awards are, their history, what they recognise, what films are eligible, and how they are nominated.

Sample Official Screen Credits...

Feb 11, 2018

Countries do not change their name often, and far less often their alphabet. 

Kazakhstan will soon be doing both to become Qazaqstan.

In this episode I cover the why, what, when, who, and how of this change.

Jan 22, 2018

REGULATION (EU) No 1151/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 November 2012 on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs - is an incredibly curious piece of legislation.

The Dave Law, as I call it, looks to protect producers of quality food stuffs and consumers of them - making sure...

Dec 25, 2017

Merry christmas everyone!

A fiendishly difficult christmas quiz for you all based on my past episodes - anything better than 50% and you deserve to be on Santa's good list.

Let us know how you got on, and of course have a wonderful Christmas!

Dec 7, 2017

Please don't think I have an obsession with sewers.

In this episode I look at work of Bazalgette, the former Chief Engineer of the London Metropolitan Board of Works, a man who â€śprobably did more good, and saved more lives, than any single Victorian public official”.

Bazalgette probably may claim more credit for...