The Half Life of Brian: A Bri-ef History of Modern Times

Carlberg Modern History

Father & son podcast. Dad has kept a diary since 1987 daily-chronicling the events local, global, critical & trivial. Listen to our history & the world’s here:

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Half Life of Brian - Dad’s Diaries
Trailer 1 min 5 sec

All Episodes

1996: Dingdong Merrily on Bri & Merry Christmas! The penultimate HLOB of 2020 arrives in festive time courtesy of the 4th wise man & his sacred son. Brian Down with the Kidz is back for Christmas & topics from the Spice Girls, to Euro 96, Wheelie bins to the Taliban all get the diary treatment from your second favourite JC & legendary bearded old man this holiday season! Connect to our social media here https://linktr.ee/halflifeofbrian Tropestormers: https://linktr.ee/tropestormers

Dec 2020

1 hr 28 min

Forget the US election. Only one man’s campaign is worth your seal of approval - Brian’s back for his 1995 diary. London gangsters, the trial of the century. A Prime minister. A bomb. Massacres & worse still fiendish plot to cash in on the no.1 toy that Christmas & the greatest action movie never made. HLOB is back to talk the year that was... 1995. www.brianstormers.net or https://linkt.ree/halflifeofbrian. Visit our sister, film podcast via https://linkt.ree/tropestormers for our Avengers: Endgame episode!

Nov 2020

1 hr 22 min

The year is 1994. After a bit of a break the first decade of Dad continues its saga. Controversial presidents, dictators, civil wars came & went in 1994 - not to mention the mystic sociopolitical powers of a certain diarist’s facial hair. Keegan’s Newcastle. The Boy Band. Kareoke. The Simba & Mufasa of history podcasts explore it all. Connect to our social media here https://linktr.ee/halflifeofbrian Tropestormers: https://linktr.ee/tropestormers

Sep 2020

1 hr 25 min

The podcast 65 mill...33 years in the making is back for 1993. Your faithful fossil and dino obsessive combo is back to talk the events of a monster year in history, movies and the death of many a celebrity. Who was David Karesh? How did James react to REAL dinosaurs? How easy was it to get into the cockpit of a flight in 1993? All this & more... https://twitter.com/halflifeofbrian https://www.facebook.com/halflifeofbrian/ https://www.instagram.com/halflifeofbrian/ Glitch by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trope-stormers-assassins-pop-culture-conventions-in/id1462950212

Jul 2020

1 hr 22 min

As we move into 92 - Brian and James are back with another bombtrack recap of a year in which the US faced civil unrest, a scandalous POTUS enters the scene & the Queen faces PR headache. Sound familiar? All that’s missing is her corona-nation! Oh and Brian gets deep... https://twitter.com/halflifeofbrian https://www.facebook.com/halflifeofbrian/ https://www.instagram.com/halflifeofbrian/ Glitch by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Jun 2020

1 hr 28 min

Our 1st history podcast of life BBC - Before Brian Carlberg. We talk after 8th May or VE Day in the UK. But what actually happened in the lead up? Where was the war fought and won/lost. How does it compare to 8th May in 1992? Brian tells all... Indicative reading: Rise & Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer and Barbarossa by David Glantz. Glitch by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

May 2020

22 min 2 sec

With the era of Grunge & Guns & Roses upon us Brian is rocking on with his 1991 efforts. James is at school with the Middle East in turmoil and the Cold War and the Soviets history. More quizzes. Sheeran, Mercury, Capra, Grandma - all feature along with some dubious historical quotes. Instagram & Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/halflifeofbrian/ Glitch by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

May 2020

1 hr 4 min

The 80’s are over and James’ formative years begin. Brian is powering on with the diaries and 1990 is here for your listening pleasure. Germany is reunited, Thatcher’s Iron reign is over and latecomer Alan royally betrays James. Find out what links a family holiday to Saddam Hussein and what made grown man cry in Italy. 1990 had it all... Instagram & Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/halflifeofbrian Glitch by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Apr 2020

54 min 20 sec

1989 - the 80’s are on their way out but the diary entries are in. What links Chinese democracy protests with Newquay? What do a Monty Python star, Newcastle United & the USSR have in common? The Carlbergs hit the small screen too! This and more from your new favourite father-son duo. Instagram & Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/halflifeofbrian Glitch by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Apr 2020

55 min 23 sec

The difficult second album is here - 1988. Super guns and super sons on the horizon, analysis of the sporting year and Brian summarises the history of a midlands town and the Middle East barely pausing for breath. A wild Alan appears. A toast ban, Brian’s own action movie story and monkeys all feature...Instagram & Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/halflifeofbrian Glitch by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Apr 2020

1 hr 6 min

1987 - A Half-Life Is Born - Dad’s first diary is dusted off and a saga 33 years in the making begins. Who was born? Died? Any we miss or any we definitely won’t? Why do Trekkies in the Midlands hate James? And via Brian himself, the greatest battle in history never told unfolds in a 1980’s English back garden... Instagram & Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/halflifeofbrian Glitch by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Mar 2020

49 min 44 sec

A snapshot of the father son podcast bringing local history and that of the world together. Dad has kept a diary since 1987 daily-chronicling the events local, global, critical & trivial. Listen to a pod for each year and subscribe. Follow us too. https://mobile.twitter.com/halflifeofbrian

Mar 2020

1 min 5 sec