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Germany has been a major player in the last 100 years for the world and is well known for its role in World War 2 and creating the world we know today. But how much do you know about the Germany before? Or about the Germany after? Did you know that the German tribes conquered most of Roman Europe and Africa? What about Prussia, the nation to unite Germany, was formerly abolished in 1947? This podcast will cover aspects of culture, politics, military, gender, and day to day life from when we first have findings for the archeological records all the way to modern day.FIRST PODCAST WILL BE OCTOBER 2ND!

Germany has been a major player in the last 100 years for the world and is well known for its role in World War 2 and creating the world we know today. But how much do you know about the Germany before? Or about the Germany after? Did you know that the German tribes conquered most of Roman Europe and Africa? What about Prussia, the nation to unite Germany, was formerly abolished in 1947? This podcast will cover aspects of culture, politics, military, gender, and day to day life from when we first have findings for the archeological records all the way to modern day.FIRST PODCAST WILL BE OCTOBER 2ND!
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Germany has been a major player in the last 100 years for the world and is well known for its role in World War 2 and creating the world we know today. But how much do you know about the Germany before? Or about the Germany after? Did you know that the German tribes conquered most of Roman Europe and Africa? What about Prussia, the nation to unite Germany, was formerly abolished in 1947? This podcast will cover aspects of culture, politics, military, gender, and day to day life from when we first have findings for the archeological records all the way to modern day.FIRST PODCAST WILL BE OCTOBER 2ND!

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Episodes

Episode 37: Arminius Rules and Varus plots

9/17/2019
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In today's episode we discuss what Varus did in the 3 years that he was a governor of Germania. As governor he figures that if this is suppose to be a province of the empire then Germany needs to get to it! Varus decides to launch an aggressive campaign of Romanization within the province. A process that takes decades Varus was trying to fit within a few years and was causing the region to turn against the Roman Empire. Within all of this turmoil steps Arminius who spends the next few years...

Duration:00:30:15

Episode 36: Varus and Arminius enters the picture

9/10/2019
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Chaos abounds for the Romans as the Marcomanni gather a massive army in Bohemia and the once peaceful realm of Illyricum is caught in the flames of rebellion. In this time of crisis Augustus turns to Publius Quinctilius Varus to rule as governor of Germania. Was this a choice based on careful thought or rashful acts? What will this new governor do within the realm and what will he do with the dashing war hero Arminius who has just returned from the fighting in Illyricum?

Duration:00:51:23

Episode 35: Roman Forts

8/27/2019
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Today we step away from the timeline focus of the podcast so far to look at the Romans who would have been involved in the conquest and pacification of Germany. As part of our discussion we look at the Roman's construction of roads and the forts within the province and what role they could have played in the transformation of the Germany into perfect Roman provinces.

Duration:00:35:49

Episode 34: Wrapping up the BCE

8/13/2019
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Drusus dies in 9 BCE and now it is up to his brother Tiberius to finish the job and pacify Germany. However the mission is by no means easy as we discuss the 3 years that Tiberius spent to bring the region to heel. Now that peace has been established we have the arrival of Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, who for the next 6 years will rule Germania. The question is how will this man with a wealth of experience, but a personality rivaling the world's worst tyrants, handles the newest addition to...

Duration:00:32:35

Episode 33: Drusus's Last Adventure

7/30/2019
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Drusus lies dead after 30 days of pain and misery in the forests of Germany. Tiberius, his brother, stands looking over his beloved brother's body and mourns his loss. However Tiberius can not grieve for too long because he is in a crisis. He needs to get his brother safely back to Rome so he can be given a proper funeral. However he is deep in the heart of Germany, surrounded on all sides by hostile tribes, and is relying on an army who is on the verge of breaking down completely. Things...

Duration:00:30:49

Episode 32: Reaching the Elbe and the fall of a hero

7/23/2019
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In today's episode we look at Drusus's fourth and final campaign into Germania. This campaign has the typical battles and setbacks that the Romans are use to but it comes with an extra twist. This time Drusus has gone too far and spirits have intervened. Ghosts walk through the camps delivering omens, wolves howl and women scream throughout the night on all sides in the dark forest, and the sky itself is streaked with the stars racing towards the earth. Meanwhile the Roman army sit in their...

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 31: Height of power and dangerous omens

7/19/2019
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We have our new logo! Send us a message if you would like a t-shirt with the logo on it! For this week's episode we look at Drusus's third campaign and how it was slowed to a crawl thanks to the efforts of the Sugambri and their allies/former enemies the Chatti. However life is not all that bad for Drusus as he receives word that he is going to be made consul and heads home to celebrate with his family. While celebrating the gods send a reminder that Drusus should stop invading Germania....

Duration:00:29:30

Episode 30: The Bees' dire warning

7/9/2019
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In today's episode we explore Rome's reaction to Drusus returning from his first exploration into Germany and how Augustus seems to believe that Germany could be the future. Despite his popularity, Drusus is not done with Germany and has plans for a 2nd campaign the following year. Listen in as we discuss the radically different second trip through Germany where Drusus will have to face some large and hostile Germanic tribes and a foreboding message from the gods' own winged messengers; the...

Duration:00:35:53

Episode 29: Meeting the Locals!

7/2/2019
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Drusus goes out on his first cruise of Germany and explores the mysterious land. For Drusus this is an adventure of a life time. The question is will this be the adventure to end his life? In this campaign he will make allies, fend off enemies and will be ambushed by trees! So much is at stake for Drusus because if he fails or is halted, Augustus may not give him a second chance. Join in as we ride along with this young warrior and see the surprises that await him in Germania.

Duration:00:34:09

Episode 28: Drusus plans the 1st Cruise of Germany

6/25/2019
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Hey everyone! I hope you enjoyed last week's episode! If you would like more send me a message on Facebook, Twitter or email podcastongermany@gmail.com! Today we are back on to our timeline as we discuss Drusus and everything that stands between him and a cruise of a lifetime! So join in and find out how Drusus deals with pesky Gaullic rebels, crushes Sugambri raiders, and figures out where exactly he wants to go on his sightseeing adventure into Germany. Make sure to bring your swim...

Duration:00:32:00

Special Episode: Ludwig II of Bavaria

6/18/2019
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Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Podcast on Germany. This week we took a break from our discussion of Rome's invasion of Germany and instead discussed Ludwig II of Bavaria with Skye from Histories, Mysteries, and Conspiracies. Ludwig is known for a few things. 1. Creating the most beautiful castles in Europe and one of the largest tourist attractions in Germany. 2. Possibly being crazy. 3. Found dead in a lake just the day after he was forced off the throne by a coup d'etat. In this...

Duration:01:05:46

Episode 27: Should we invade?

6/11/2019
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In this episode we look at Augustus's indecision on crossing the Rhine. While Marcus rectified his mistake by pushing the Sicambri back across the Rhine, Augustus starts to build up Gaul. For the next 3 years he will stay in Gaul and the Rhine stays on his mind. While Augustus pauses before making the leap, his stepsons Tiberius and Drusus make a name for themselves clearing the Alps of enemy tribes. Drusus (young, dashing, and highly charismatic) sees Germany as his Gallic campaign to prove...

Duration:00:23:16

Episode 26: Germany on hold

6/4/2019
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Covering from the end of the Gallic Wars 50 BC to 16 BC, this episode explores the silence of the German frontier and what we can glean from the few mentions we have during a period of crisis for Rome involving 3 different civil wars. As we explore the few sources we have, it is clear that the Germans are still a threat to Rome and its newly acquired provinces in Gaul. Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome and grandnephew to Julius Caesar, turns his eyes north and ponders if he should maintain...

Duration:00:33:07

Episode 25: From Villians to Heroes, wrapping up the Gallic Wars

5/21/2019
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Today we wrap up Caesar's campaigns in Gaul and discuss the aftermath of the Rhine expedition. This episode first deals with the failure of Caesar's punitive campaign across the Rhine and his eventual decision to try again. Will Caesar's campaign across the Rhine begin the establishment of Roman control in the region? Will the dreaded Suevi be brought to their knees and cower before the all powerful Caesar? Or are we going to see a repeat of the previous expedition? During the second half of...

Duration:00:40:42

Episode 24: CAESAR CROSSES THE RHINE!!!!!

4/30/2019
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So for the first time, the Romans are going to bring the fight to the Germans. Fires will ravage the lands and the Germans brought to heel! However, through trickery, the Roman army is surrounded and cut off from their supplies. They are left wondering if they can survive the upcoming winter and the hordes baying for their lives! Meanwhile, Caesar struggles with true love as a Suebi woman catches his eye and his heart. Will he learn to love and accept the Suebi or will he continue on his...

Duration:00:27:05

Episode 23: Caesar gets impatient

4/23/2019
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Hello everyone today we are talking about a black mark in Caesar's career. This episode will discuss the arrival of Tencteri and the Usipetes and then their massacre at the hands of the Romans. Caesar has been fighting for 3 years now and has dominance in Gaul. His problem is that the Gauls are unwilling to let him keep it. Stressed by the continuous fighting and raiding in the region, Caesar now faces the problem that two tribes, with elite cavalry, have broken through his static defense of...

Duration:00:32:17

Episode 22: The Rhine: Mercenary Shop and Bandit Haven

4/16/2019
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Hey everyone! This episode is a rather short one as my nose is still a little stuffed however it still is a goody! Right now there is a war going on in Gaul. Chaos is spreading as Julius Caesar enforces his dominion over Gaul. In this time of chaos there is a need for troops and there are a lot of homes that are right for the picking. Well sitting just across the Rhine are bored young men and chiefs who have something to prove. For both Caesar and Gaul the Rhine borderland has become a...

Duration:00:22:26

Episode 21: Battle of Vosges Part 2

4/2/2019
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Hey everyone welcome back to the Podcast on Germany! So last we left off Julius Caesar was outflanked by Ariovistus. However Caesar is not worried he expects that Ariovistus will attack before this becomes a problem. For the next 5 days Caesar will sit there waiting for an attack and wondering what game Ariovistus is playing at. Join in as we discuss the possibilities for Ariovistus's delay, Caesar's attempts to goad out a battle, and the eventual clash that decides who will rule eastern...

Duration:00:33:00

Episode 20: Battle of Vosges Part 1

3/26/2019
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Hey everyone welcome back to the Podcast on Germany! This episode deals with the set up of the battle of Vosges. Julius Caesar and Ariovistus have decided that passing messages to one another is not good enough. Both sides first try to race for control of the territory between them followed by some more smack talk! In the end I think Ariovistus got the better of it. Leave a comment on our twitter or facebook page on who you think had better smack talk!

Duration:00:24:01

Episode 19: Germans in Alsace!

3/20/2019
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Germans have invaded Alsace! For France this would typically be a 'oh not again' moment if this was modern history. However this is in the final years of the Roman Republic. Caesar is considered a hero and savior to the Gauls for destroying the Helvetti. Now he watches as the Sequani and the Arverni plot to over throw Rome's old ally the Aedui and control Eastern and Central Gaul. To succeed in this plan the two tribes call on German mercenaries from the Suebi tribe across the Rhine under...

Duration:00:32:19