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A History of Oil, Episode 14 - A Sea of Troubles

Winston Churchill’s famous leap into the "sea of troubles” of Persian Oil.

Direct download: Episode_14_-_A_Sea_of_Troubles.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Turmoil in Persia and the start of British petroleum interests in the Gulf.  

 

Direct download: Episode_13_-_A_Tale_of_Two_Revolutions_Part_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT

A History of Oil, Episode 12 - Tale of Two Revolutions: Part I

Russia's Twilight Empire and the first of two revolutions that would reshape the geopolitical map.

Direct download: Episode_12_-_A_Tale_of_Two_Revolutions_Part_I.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

The Texas oil boom opens with a six ton bang at a place called Spindletop.

 

Direct download: Episode_11_-_This_is_Spindletop.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:58am EDT

A History of Oil, Episode 10 - Long Live the Standard

Like any good thriller, the villain never dies on the first try, allowing Ida Tarbell to pen her revenge.

Direct download: Episode_10_-_Long_Live_the_Standard.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

A History of Oil, Episode 9 - Antitrust

Ohio strikes a blow against Standard, but some anacondas are hard to kill. 

Direct download: Episode_9_-_Antitrust.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

A History of Oil, Episode 8 - The Mighty Clam

Shell Oil’s epic blitz of the Far East.

 

Direct download: Episode_8_-_The_Mighty_Clam.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

A History of Oil, Episode 7 - The Black City

The rise of Russian competition. 

 

Direct download: Episode_7_-_The_Black_City.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

A History of Oil, Episode 6 - Lima Skunk

Standard Oil bites off more than it can chew as a new frontier opens in Northwestern Ohio. historyofoil.typepad.com

Direct download: Episode_6_-_Lima_Skunk.mp3
Category:History -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

A History of Oil, Episode 5 - Pleasant Harmony

The first long distance pipeline tries to break Rockefeller's grip; but is Pennsylvania’s oil running out? historyofoil.typepad.com

 

Direct download: Episode_5_-_Pleasant_Harmony.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT