Real Dictators

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 48m. Bisher sind 86 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 16 hours 12 minutes

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episode 41: Idi Amin Part 1: The Butcher of Uganda


From 1971 to 1979, President Idi Amin Dada devastated Uganda. The military dictator sank the economy and deported an entire ethnic class. He slaughtered up to half a million of his fellow citizens. All with the persona of 'Big Daddy', the playful joker. His image as a buffoon, however, belied his extraordinary charisma and his mastery of communication. In a continent ravaged by empire, his bloody tale is part of a much larger story. Let's explore the life of Africa's most infamous son...


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 2021-11-17  56m
 
 

episode 42: Idi Amin Part 2: Warlord In-Waiting...


The curtain falls on the British Empire in Africa. Uganda is free. Idi Amin becomes the right-hand man of the nation's new leader, Milton Obote. Committing unspeakable atrocities against civilians, Amin dodges the law and sets himself up as a rogue arms dealer. Obote had better watch his back. A Noiser production, written & produced by Jeff Dawson. Listen and follow for free wherever you get your pods. Or, listen ad-free with a subscription to the Noiser Network on Apple Podcasts...


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 2021-11-24  45m
 
 

episode 43: Idi Amin Part 3: ‘Big Daddy’ Seizes Power


Amin wages war on Buganda’s king. The administration strengthens its grip on power. But after Obote survives an assassination attempt by mere inches, rumours swirl as to the perpetrator’s identity. Brigadier Amin goes on an army recruitment drive. Soon, Obote must depart Uganda to do business abroad. And when he does, who knows what might happen in his absence... A Noiser production, written & produced by Jeff Dawson. Listen and follow for free wherever you get your pods...


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 2021-12-01  55m
 
 

episode 44: Idi Amin Part 4: Expulsion of the Asians


In a speech, Amin makes an extraordinary announcement – something he claims came to him in a dream. All Ugandans of Asian origin must leave the country within 90 days. Thousands of citizens scramble to respond. Meanwhile, out in the countryside, supporters of Obote are massacred in their hundreds. An army of exiles prepares to launch the first serious attempt on Big Daddy’s rule. A Noiser production, written & produced by Jeff Dawson. Listen and follow for free wherever you get your pods...


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 2021-12-08  42m
 
 

episode 45: Idi Amin Part 5: Husband, Father, Movie Star


We delve into Amin’s private life, taking in his many marriages, mistresses and children. The President makes a triumphant return to the boxing ring, seemingly in his element. He participates in a barely believable film about his own life. But, away from the limelight, the Ugandan people have had enough. A Noiser production, written & produced by Jeff Dawson. Listen and follow for free wherever you get your pods. Or, listen ad-free with a subscription to the Noiser Network on Apple Podcasts...


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 2021-12-15  47m
 
 

episode 46: Idi Amin Part 6: The Entebbe Raid


Four Israeli jets descend on Uganda under cover of night. An audacious commando mission begins. It will spark the beginning of the end for Idi Amin. After a fatally ill-judged war with Tanzania, the tyrant will be ousted. Leaving a grim legacy behind him, he’ll begin a surreal retirement thousands of miles away. A Noiser production, written & produced by Jeff Dawson. Listen and follow for free wherever you get your pods...


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 2021-12-22  58m
 
 

episode 47: Turkmenbashy Part 1: Soviet Stooge, Hermit Tyrant


Turkmenistan in Central Asia. Somewhere unremarkable, you might assume. But you’d be wrong. Away from prying eyes, an extraordinary story unfolded here. In the early 1990s, a man called Saparmurat Niyazov creates a brand-new state from the rubble of the Soviet Union. His regime will be a case study in modern tyranny, filled with bizarre pronouncements and barely believable laws. As ‘Turkmenbashy’, or ‘Head of the Turkmen’, Niyazov rules into the 2000s, turning Turkmenistan into a North Korea 2...


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 2022-01-14  55m
 
 

episode 48: Turkmenbashy Part 2: Putin, Taliban, Internet Shutdown


As the new Turkmen leader, Saparmurat Niyazov has absolute power. He uses it to construct one of history’s most surreal regimes. Rebuilding the capital city in white marble, he puts his own mother at the forefront of public life. A series of absurd policies begins. Even as the War on Terror lands on his doorstep, the tyrant seems unstoppable. But, somehow, opposition will emerge, culminating in a dramatic attempt on his life. A Noiser production, written & produced by Dan Smith...


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 2022-01-26  57m
 
 

episode 49: Adolf Hitler's Day in Court


Munich, Germany. November 1923. The Nazis have just attempted to launch a revolution. But instead, Adolf Hitler now finds himself on the run from the law. Unless he makes it to the border, the firing squad beckons. But in fact, as unlikely as it seems, Hitler is about to take Germany by storm. A Noiser production, written & produced by Jeff Dawson. This is Part 8 of the Hitler Story. You can start listening here. Or, scroll to Season 2 for episodes on Hitler’s early years...


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 2022-02-02  51m
 
 

episode 50: Hitler in Prison & Mein Kampf


Adolf Hitler, now a national celebrity, begins his jail term. Besieged by well-wishers, he has faith his time inside will be short. To keep the Nazi flame burning, he decides to write a new book. “Mein Kampf” will one day make Hitler a best-selling author and a multi-millionaire. But how will it be received right now, in the new thriving Germany? A Noiser production, written & produced by Jeff Dawson. This is Part 9 of the Hitler Story. Scroll to Season 2 for episodes on Hitler’s early years...


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 2022-02-09  44m
 
 
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