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CHP-100-Laszlo’s 100th Episode Gala with special guest Ray Harris Jr.

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 | 19 comments

Flying in to sunny Southern Cali for the occasion of  Laszlo’s 100th episode was none other than Mr. Ray Harris Jr. of the world renowned History of WWII Podcast.  Ray and Laszlo hung out together in the quaint and lovely town of Claremont, California and recorded this episode the evening of September 4, 2012.  Ray was in a mood to kick back and relax after completing the Battle of Britain series.  So he flew out to L.A. and, after taking in some of the sights, hung out with Laszlo out in his fair town. We’re back to the China history again next time with episode 101. But for this now, it’s about an hour of Laszlo and Ray talking about their podcasting adventures, other history podcasts and whatever else came to mind.  Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to download, listen and email me over the period of the last hundred episodes.


  1. Congrats. I have been listening to you since your early days. I was one of the first ones to post a message on itunes requesting the3 kingdom periods. Cheers.

    Thank you Lazlo

  2. Congratulations on the 100th episode i have been a listener for a relatively short time , and have diligently ploughed through all of the podcasts at a rate of about 8 per night until i had caught up , and never get sick of listening to your narrative .

    to reiterate what Justin said

    Thank you Laszlo


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  4. Laszlo, many congratulations! Thank you very much for this truly wonderful podcast.

  5. Congratulations Laszlo, looking forward to the next 200!

    Thank you for what you have achieved.

  6. Congratulations Laszlo! I have already learned a lot and look forward to learning even more.

    • Thanks Andis! I think I accidentally deleted your email to me. It somehow went to my Spam folder and I hit delete too fast! I have a long trip coming up that will take me to Guangzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou and Shanghai. Next year I’m going to try and get to Wuxi. I’m sure there’s plenty of history there that can be contained in a 45 minute podcast. Take care Andis and thanks!

  7. Thanks and congratulations Laszlo, keep up the good work!

  8. Ray Harris introduced me to your podcast on your 100th episode. Thank you for being so kind to Ray on his visit! Love CHP!

    • We had a great time! Ray is a super guy and I love listening to his show! We’re going to do this again.

  9. Laszlo,

    Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and especially for your enthusiasm. You have shown me so much about a topic I didnt even realize I was interested in. I’ve been dreaming about a trip to China with my Dad, and researching is how I get psyched up for travel. That is what led me to your show. You have made it fun, and you have a knack for having a perspective without having an agenda. And you provide context.

    I’m a fan of history, but not really into the military lens or the listing-of-rulers approach. That is why I think your podcast is consistently the best. You leave the other podcasters that you mention in the dust (except maybe dan Carlin, but you have more content.) I like your non-chronological order, and the concise dynastic overview was also enlightening. And your personal chats give us a glimpse of the human attached to it all, who actually seems like a nice guy. So again, thanks for your gift.
    DP Swain
    San Francisco, CA

    PS I would be very grateful if you could recommend a few of your own favorite spots to visit in China that capture the romance of their history.

  10. It doesn’t seem real that two short months ago we started planning this 3 week trip to China to visit my nephew who teaches english in Kunming. I came across your podcast looking for information. Now, after listening to all 100 podcasts, some more than once, I just cannot thank you enough for making learning exciting. I have traveled before but never took the time to research as much as I have this trip. Thanks to your amazing voice, detailed descriptions and interest I have found a new passion that I think will endure long after the trip. I am trying to learn the language at our local college but that progress is very, very slow. My teacher is from Beijing and we are having some wonderful discussions. With the help of your podcast I can add to the discussions.
    Thank-you, thank-you amazing Laszlo.
    Maureen from Maine

  11. Congratulations on your 100th episode. I’ve listened to them all and look forward to more! Thanks for all your hard work you put into making this podcast. It is one of my favorites and I’ve been spreading the word over on Chinese-forums to my fellow Chinese speaking nerds. Best of luck on many more!

    Matt from Oregon

  12. Congratulations on the progress of your project. Just wanted to say thanks. I’ve enjoyed listening to many of your fine podcasts over the past half year or so.

    I live most of each year in Kunming and have found your podcasts helpful in getting up to speed on Chinese History. You have provided a useful supplement to my study of the Chinese language. Helps provide a cultural context for daily life.

    Keep up the good work.

    • I’m coming to Kunming in 2014 probably….My first trip to Yunnan. I’ll let you know when I get that one booked. I’m thinking of staying a while and just doing a whole bunch of podcasts about the history, the minority peoples and the culture. Can’t wait for that first bowl of 过桥米线!

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