Ep. 8: The Bletchley Circle

It’s our first TV series! The Bletchley Circle follows the lives of a group of former code-crackers living life and solving mysteries in Austerity-era Britain. A few notes we found interesting:

*The BBC offers some resources covering the Austerity years here, and you can enjoy a history of SPAM in the UK here. You can also follow Dr. Sarah Mass of the University of Michigan, whose work provided us with a ton of material on the informal market.

*Learn a little about the Official Secrets Act here, or a lot about it here.

*Pay a virtual visit to Bletchley Park (with bonus podcast!) or the National Cryptologic Museum.

*Support the British Royal Legion (which provides vital services to current and members of the British Armed Forces and their families) and honor the women of Bletchley by treating yourself to your own Codebreakers’ Brooch.

*Interested in learning more? Pick up our book recommendations on the wartime black market or the Cambridge Five.

Season 2, Episode 1: "Gettysburg" (1993) Costume Drama Rewind

We're back from our summer break and kicking off our second season with "Gettysburg," the 1993 war epic, directed by Ron Maxwell and starring Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Kevin Conway, and Stephen Lang. Instead of just walking you through each part of the battle, in this episode, we're here to provide some context for what happened during these three days, what the stakes were for the Union and the Confederacy, and what the result meant for the American Civil War going forward.*Despite what "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" may have told you, there appear to have been no actual vampires in the Battle of Gettysburg.
  1. Season 2, Episode 1: "Gettysburg" (1993)
  2. Season 1, Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale
  3. Season 1, Episode 22: Jo March Madness Round 3: "Little Women" (2018) vs. (2019)
  4. Season 1, Episode 21: Jo March Madness Round 2: "Little Women" 1994 vs. 2017
  5. Season 1, Episode 20.5: Jo March Madness Minisode – Louisa May Alcott

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