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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

24 October 2021: Interview about Light On Light Through podcast

26 December 2023: Chuck Todd interviews Paul Levinson about Alternate Realities on The Chuck Toddcast  

Feb 11, 2007

Welcome to Episode 21 of Light On Light Through - How To Research Ancient History for Science Fiction ... I gave a talk on this topic to the Science Fiction Society of Northern New Jersey at the Garden State Plaza Borders Bookstore this evening ... but for all the people in the world who couldn't attend, my two secret ingredients are old Encyclopedia Britannicas (1955 or earlier) and new sources on the Web (quadruple corroborated)...

Plus flashes ... Hank and Jack Bauer ... MSNBC Countdown Board goes ballistic over my critique of Keith Olbermann (because of his attack on 24) ... Lost's recovering ... and iTunes and the Beatles...

And the early-Beatle-like James Harris with a nice home-demo of his song Tonya McCreary...

Helpful links:

  1. my blog posts on many of the flashes
  2. MSNBC Olbermann Countdown Board ... for some reason, most of the posters there don't like me...
  3. you'll love it
  4. Patsy Terrell's podcast - Patsy does the wonderful Light On Light Through - Blubrry id
  5. Tom Marquette interviews me (part 1 - an hour) (part 2 next week)
  6. special preview of Shaun Farrell's podiobook of my novel The Silk Code - chapter one! - you can also hear it at



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Nicole Hansen
almost seventeen years ago

If you are looking for a consultant on ancient Egypt, I am an Egyptologist with a PhD from the University of Chicago and can be contacted through my Website at