Introducing the History Considered Podcast

Posted in Uncategorized by Alex L. on May 5, 2015

Photo credit (edited) -- Wisconsin_Historical_Society_library_reading_room-photo-James-Steakley

It’s been a long while since my last post, but I have not forgotten my beloved blog, HistoryJournal.org. In the meantime, my interest in history has continued although I have been becoming increasingly intrigued by the audio/radio medium. During 2014, my hobby interest in aviation has also grown. I am an avid listener of the Airline Pilot Guy podcast and also actively participate in the flight simulation community on Twitch.tv.

I have wanted to continue my involvement in history reading but also combine it with my latest affinity for the medium of the spoken word and conversation. So I have created an informal podcast about history, called The History Considered Podcast. I plan to continue my blog, HistoryJournal.org, and also make it a hub for updates about the new podcast. It is my hope that each types of medium — written and spoken — will be complimentary to one another and continue my lifelong involvement with reading and talking about history.

I must admit that I have already recorded a couple of episodes of the podcast but have been bashful about posting them here on my blog. This is because the first couple of episodes have had some annoying audio glitches that I plan to resolve as I continue to record weekly episodes of the podcast.

It is also because the podcast is different in style than others that I have encountered. The format of the podcast is very informal, and I want to keep it that way mostly because I want to keep it fun for myself (and hopefully the listeners). I will talk about this more in the podcast itself, but if you listen to an episode, you will see what I mean. I hope you enjoy the episodes of the podcast which I will start posting shortly, and feel free to provide your feedback to me by email: history considered [at] gmail [dot] com.

I hope you all enjoy it and contribute to its conversations!

First skydiver to land without a parachute

Posted in Uncategorized by Alex L. on June 2, 2012

First skydiver to land without a parachute

Gary Connery of England set an amazing record last month. He dived from 3,000 feet in a wing-suit and crash-landed into a “runway” of 18,000 cardboard boxes, becoming the first person to land from great height without a machine or a parachute strapped to him. This throwback to the reckless early days of aviation inspires the imagination even in the age of ubiquitous commercial jets.

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized by Alex L. on March 8, 2009

Welcome to the History Journal blog. My name is Alex and I am a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin majoring in history, economics and classical humanities. I decided to start this blog – a continuation of my older blog, http://trojanwalls.blogspot.com/ – for the sake of writing about what I am reading, engaging in discussion with others, and staving off boredom as I search for a job. Enjoy!