On October 8th, 1941, with Stalingrad surrounded, Leningrad besieged, and the Nazis making new gains on Russian territory every day, Joseph Stalin ordered the creation of three new Air Force regiments... the first female aviation military regiments in world history. Led by famed civilian aviator Marina Raskova, these young women, most of whom were between the ages of 17 and 26, would have to transform from flight hobbyists to killer soldiers. The 588th Night Bombers Regiment would earn the nickname “the Night Witches” from the German soldiers they terrorized in the darkness. Flying no-frills wooden planes with ill-fitting uniforms and no parachutes, most runs would happen with three planes, the first two meant to draw attention and enemy fire, with the third being the one to drop the bomb. What made this so dangerous is the fact that the third plane, to avoid detection, would have to cut their engines and glide over their target as quietly as possible. Despite the danger, the Night Witches regiment alone would fly around 30,000 sorties and have 23 of their pilots awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union— and they would definitively help change the tide of the war against the Nazis. The badass story of the Night Witches and their female fighter counterparts, this week, on Timesuck. Want to apply for the Cummins Family Scholarship fund? The application process opens on MARCH 6TH, 2023. To apply click this link!: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/cummins/ Click the "Scholarship Hub America" button. Register to create a Hub account with a unique username and password.Log into your account and complete the questions in the profile section. The list of scholarships will display on the website. Locate the Cummins Family Scholarship Fund application and click the “Apply Now” link to fill out your information! An online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf. It is the student’s responsibility to follow up with their recommender to ensure they submit the information before the deadline. Next start filling out the application by completing all required fields and click the “Save answers” button. If all required data was entered, the Application section in the progress bar at the top of the page will turn green. An error message will display at the top of the page if any fields are missing or have incomplete information. Click the “Next” button at the top of the page and use the Add a Document tool available to upload your documents. Once all documents have been uploaded, click the “Next” button again to review your information before submitting your application. If all information appears correct, click the “Lock and Submit” button and click “OK” to submit your data to Scholarship America for processing. You will receive an email confirmation once the application has been successfully submitted. If you don’t receive the email confirmation, please check your spam or junk mail folder or search for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your application has been received. Questions can be emailed to email@example.comWet Hot Bad Magic Summer Camps are ON SALE! BadMagicMerch.com Bad Magic Productions Monthly Patreon Donation: This month's donation is for $14,740 to Teach For America, a diverse network of leaders who work to confront the injustice of education inequity through teaching.You can learn more about Teach for America or get involved by going to teachforamerica.org An additional $1,640 is being put into the scholarship fund! Thank you to all of our patrons who are able to continue to support not only us but these amazing causes. Teachforamerica.orgGet tour tickets at dancummins.tv Watch the Suck on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KMwq1TzDRc8Merch: https://www.badmagicmerch.comDiscord! https://discord.gg/tqzH89vWant to join the Cult of the Curious private Facebook Group? Go directly to Facebook and search for "Cult of the Curious" in order to locate whatever happens to be our most current page :)For all merch related questions/problems: firstname.lastname@example.org (copy and paste)Please rate and subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere and follow the suck on social media!! @timesuckpodcast on IG and http://www.facebook.com/timesuckpodcastWanna become a Space Lizard? Click here: https://www.patreon.com/timesuckpodcastSign up through Patreon and for $5 a month you get to listen to the Secret Suck, which will drop Thursdays at Noon, PST. You'll also get 20% off of all regular Timesuck merch PLUS access to exclusive Space Lizard merch. You get to vote on two Monday topics each month via the app. And you get the download link for my new comedy album, Feel the Heat. Check the Patreon posts to find out how to download the new album and take advantage of other benefits.
The kkk probably had many programs to "uplift" white people.. Has anyone EVER mentioned that as an afterthought while kinda, in a half assed way legitimizing them as a group? I understand money talks and people will do almost anything to ensure they keep making it. But when some people speak with a forked tongue, it still shocks and saddens me.
the last minute was *chefs kiss*
I'll never understand why one, and only one, community gets to blame their blatant and current racism on other communities historic racism. It's a ludicrous, puerile attitude that shouldn't be accepted or excused. Your racism is your fault. Either hold everyone to the same standard, or admit the reasons why a whole community's adults shouldn't be held to the same standards as everyone else.
Oh snap! This is such a cool story. Excited to listen to this.
love time suck!
Great podcast! I wish I had a history teach teach the way you do! It would Proably be the most popular class in high school!! This podcast does tell the truth about the Spanish. However humans are humans and do commit hetrocities to each other regardless of race. Today's society tends to find it more terrible if a diferent race does it to a different ethnicity from ther own.. Why doesn't violence against there own race have the same effect or outrage!!?? Human life is precious and is terrible when it is terminated violently regardless who commits it!!!! The Indians did fight with each other and did horrible things to each other which included murder, rape, took prisoners and did humans sacrafices(Indigenous people in Mexico some as high as a thousand in a day.) all done to fellow Indians! So my question is: How come when it comes to history this events do not anger people as much as European Colinization..? I am not justifying anyone or to say that one race is better or worse than the other , it's just simple observation. Not sorry for the long message. 3 outta 5 stars wouldn't change a thing!!! love the podcast ! I thinm you and the bad magic crew are bunch of great Meatsacks and Keep on Sucking! Adriel in San Antonio Texas.
California in the 70s was str8 up deadly, so many serial killers!
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I'm getting some strong south park vibes from this episode Dan. love the show. 3 out of 5 stars.
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#BRCC is nothing more than a reactionary group of thugs. Get over your love of the military, dude.
Served our country? Don't think so. The US military serves as the paramilitary for US corporate interests. Last time the military wasn't involved in imperialism was World War 2.
I feel like this episode is when Dan hit his stride with this podcast. Really coming together now!
It's revealing that even the story of a white man actually killing black people cannot be told. Because the narrative of the above reproach gay man cannot be diminished in any way. I love this show. I really like to hear mr Cummins. But I'm really surprised that he told this story. For several years I thought there weren't any stories or topics he'd shy away from or be scared to cover. Not so anymore. I don't blame him though. I probably wouldn't risk it either if I were in his position.
27:32 is an incredible promo 🤣 "we'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge". FANTASTIC
Dan's about 10 years younger than me. Maybe he actually believes these boys and men my age were overtly, blatantly and continually (or even occasionally) discriminated against by the boy scouts, in school, in little league, in the job market, in the housing market. But he would be 100% wrong. Why would you repeat stuff clearly not true just because a black kid tells you it is. It boggles the mind that smart, well intentioned people would repeat that nonsense. It's counterproductive. And dishonest. And actually increases racial tensions.
I love this show. Have listened for years. You cannot believe a lot of the stuff said in this one. I understand times have changed the last several years, but dan would've never said some of these things in say 2020. To effect change, which I'm positive dan would like to and is striving towards towards positives. But if we're not honest about everything, nothing will ever change. At least not for the better. You cannot gloss over violence, criminality, generations not working and being dependent. Saying we too rigidly enforce our laws, will not stop the crime. Just make the crime legal. Saying "if you don't support the police and if you stand against them you'll be in trouble" isn't racist. It's common sense.
really good show.