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Itty Bitty Bombs: Special Platinum Edition

Apr 16, 2015

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Music, Footnotes & Ephemera

The first part is the Kronos Quartet rocking Henryk Gorecki’s String Quartet no. 2. Opus 64 “Quasi una Fantasia.”

Second song is “Berlin by Overnight” by Max Richter.

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7 Comments on Itty Bitty Bombs: Special Platinum Edition

  1. K. Chang says:

    Dear Nick,

    Need to give you a little correction. You mentioned in the beginning that the “communists” destroyed the Yellow River Dams in China to slow down the Japanese. That was wrong. It was the Nationalist government, lead by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, under advice of Chen Guofu, both of which are Nationalist.

    In fact, the Communist guerillas actually attempted to PREVENT the then Nationalist Chinese government from rebuilding the dams in 1946 with the help of UN.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks! Years later, first time anyone pointed that out. Will try to correct it soon.

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  6. Sarah K says:

    I’m curious about the music on this episode. What is it?

  7. GW says:

    I’m curious about the music used here also! Especially the song at 1min through. Any leads would be much appreciated!!