The John Batchelor Show

January 1, 2012

Air Date: 
January 01, 2012

In its entirety, it is estimated that M74 is home to about 100 billion stars, making it slightly smaller than our Milky Way.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA


Saturday 905P Eastern Time:
The Liberty Bell (Icons of America) by Gary B. Nash (Feb 22, 2011).
Saturday 920P Eastern Time:  Nash 2 of 2.
Sat 935P Eastern Time: 
James Madison by Richard Brookhiser (Sep 27, 2011).
Sat 950P Eastern Time: Brookhiser 2 of 2.
Saturday 1005P (705P Pacific Time):  
Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell (Jun 14, 2011).
Sat 1020P (720P Pacific Time):  Farrell 2 of 4.
Sat 1035P (735P Pacific Time):  Farrell 3 of 4.
Sat 1050P (750P Pacific Time):  Farrell 4 of 4.
Aurora in Norway, December 30, 2011.
Saturday 1105P (805P Pacific Time): 
Such Men as These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies over Korea by David Sears (Oct 4, 2011).
Sat 1120P (820P Pacific Time): Sears 2 of 4.
Sat 1135P (835P Pacific Time): Sears 3 of 4.
Sat 1150P (850P Pacific Time):  Sears 4 of 4. 
Sat/Sun 1205A (905 Pacific Time):  
A Covert Affair: When Julia and Paul Child joined the OSS they had no way of knowing that their adventures with the spy service would lead them into a ... colleague, a terrifying FBI investigation. by Jennet Conant (Nov 1, 2011).
Sat/Sun  1220A (920 Pacific Time): .
Sat/Sun  1235A (935P Pacific Time):  Lauren Goodrich, Stratfor, re Russia elections and Putin.
Sat/Sun  1250A  (950P Pacific Time): Exeunt.  Jon Macey, Hoover, re the STOCK Act fail.
NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right.
SUNDAY 905P Eastern Time: 
A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness by S. Nassir Ghaemi (Aug 4, 2011).       
SUNDAY 920P Eastern Time: Ghaemi 2 of 2.
Margaret Bourke-White, DPs 1945.
SUNDAY 935P Eastern Time: 
The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War by Ben Shephard (Feb 22, 2011).         
SUNDAY 950P Eastern Time:  Shepherd 2 of 2.        
SUNDAY 1005P (705P Pacific): 
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts (May 17, 2011).        
SUNDAY 1020P (720P Pacific): Roberts 2 of 4.        
SUNDAY 1035P (735P Pacific):  Roberts 3 of 4.      
SUNDAY 1050P (750P Pacific):  Roberts 4 of 4.     
SUNDAY 1105P (805P Pacific): 
Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series by David Pietrusza (Sep 13, 2011).


SUNDAY 1120P (820P Pacific):  Pietrusza 2 of 4.       
SUNDAY 1135P (835P Pacific):  Pietrusza 3 of 4.       
SUNDAY 1150P (850P Pacific): Pietrusza 4 of 4.         
Sat/Sun 1205A (905 Pacific):
Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy by Seth Fletcher (May 10, 2011).         
Sat/Sun 1220A (920 Pacific):  Fletcher 2 of 2.      
Sat/SUNDAY 1235A (935P Pacific): Ed Crooks, FT, re: New investment in America.       
Sat/SUNDAY 1250A  (950P Pacific): Exeunt Michael Kranish, Boston Globe, Newt vs Mitt, the way back machine.
DPs 1945-6.