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Jack P Taylor's Political and Historical Curiosities

Oct 15, 2017

You may not have heard of Ignaz Semmelweis. 

Yet along with Louis Pasteur and Alexander Fleming he should be seen as one of the most important men in medical history. 

Semmelweis reduced maternal mortality in his clinic by 85%. It was no fluke however as he reproduced the results in another clinic.

Yet his ideas were...


Sep 24, 2017

A good domain can be key to any business and in the porn business they don't come much better than sex.com.

One man, Gary Kremen, realised this early on and registered the site for a bargain $100. It would eventually cost him millions in legal fees as an extraordinary conman named Stephen Cohen would blatantly steal the...


Sep 19, 2017

It has been a little while since I've wrote a briefing. With the upcoming Catalonia Independence Referendum I decided to write another.

I'll cover in this show:

What is happening.

The importance of Catalonia.

Why Catalonia would want independence.

The 2014 referendum.

What's changed since 2014.

The legality of the...


Sep 17, 2017

This week's show details how King Edward VIII was forced to chose between the love he held for his country or his love for Wallis Simpson.

With original audio of speeches by King Edward I will take through this royal scandal that threatened the UK's monarchy and our government.

As ever I hope you enjoy!


Sep 10, 2017

This weeks episode covers the first ever recorded economic speculative bubble.

A period in the Netherlands during the 17th century where one tulip bulb could cost the same as a fashionable house in the Amsterdam. 

The backing track was partly due to my neighbour deciding to do some very loud building work yet I think it...