"Five Minutes of Fire": China's Under Martial Law, Rock and Roller Cola Wars

Season 4 | Episode 38
5m | Jan 23, 2024

Immerse yourself in the historical symphony of "Five Minutes of Fire," the podcast series unraveling the layers within Billy Joel's timeless anthem, "We Didn't Start the Fire." Join us twice a day for a succinct and captivating exploration of the historical names and events that have etched themselves into the 20th-century narrative.

In today's episode, the flames of history roar with the echoes of the Tiananmen Square events of 1989, a defining moment in the struggle for freedom that captivated the world. We then pivot to the business battlegrounds with the Coke and Pepsi Wars of the 80s, a fizz-filled rivalry that shaped the beverage industry.

In just five minutes, we'll guide you through these historical snapshots, providing context, anecdotes, and a deeper understanding of the individuals and events that defined their times. Whether you're a devoted Billy Joel fan or someone eager to explore the stories behind the lyrics, "Five Minutes of Fire" is your daily ticket to historical enlightenment.

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