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I'm Cullen Burke and this is Cauldron! Every two weeks I'll cover the important battles in history and then hash out listener theories and thoughts on how the world would look if the outcome were different.

I'm Cullen Burke and this is Cauldron! Every two weeks I'll cover the important battles in history and then hash out listener theories and thoughts on how the world would look if the outcome were different.
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I'm Cullen Burke and this is Cauldron! Every two weeks I'll cover the important battles in history and then hash out listener theories and thoughts on how the world would look if the outcome were different.

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Episodes

Starvation Island - Guadalcanal Campaign - 7 August 1942 – 9 February 1943

9/11/2019
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Hello again and thanks for listening I'm your host, Cullen. Today we are wrapping up our coverage of the battle of Guadalcanal. From the second battle of Bloody Ridge to the Japanese evacuation of Starvation Island we cover it all. Alright, let's get stuck in! Let's go back 77 years ago. To the steamy rank jungles of the South Pacific. To a place where the kuni grass grows as tall as a man and cuts like a katana. To an island whose name, few knew but soon all would remember. Where...

Duration:00:41:05

Heroics At Henderson Field - Guadalcanal Campaign - 7 August 1942 – 9 February 1943

8/31/2019
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Hello again and thanks for listening I'm your host, Cullen. Today we are covering another massive story so strap in for the long haul, but first some housekeeping. Go to Instagram and Facebook for maps and images and to follow along. Head to iTunes when you get the chance and rate review subscribe! This really does help get the show get heard by more people. As always thanks to melhaks on fivver for the episode artwork! Two quick notes this episode has some Japanese names, I'm going to do my...

Duration:01:15:38

Russia Rising - The Battle of Poltava July 8, 1709

8/9/2019
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Hello again and thanks for listening to Cauldron I'm your host Cullen. Today we have another whopper of a story for you but first some housekeeping. As always check us out on the social media stuff just search Cauldron on Facebook or Instagram. Please rate and review on iTunes, shout out to Persons117 for the latest review! Also, check out Patreon and become a producer for the show. A buck a month helps get research materials, production equipment, and show art. Welcome aboard to our latest...

Duration:01:39:50

One Mans Pee Is Another Mans War - The Marco Polo Bridge Incident July 7-9th 1937

7/15/2019
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Alright, this is the quick and dirty episode for July! Full of information on Japan, China, and the very first shots of the Second World War. From the mid-1800s to the 1930s, Japan was moving faster and faster towards superpower in the East status. By the early '30s, Japan had finally arrived on the big stage. China, on the other hand, was unraveling and had in the 20s only recently started to put itself back together. A series of sometimes bloody sometimes innocuous sometimes staged...

Duration:00:47:49

The Dance of the Dreadnoughts - The Battle of Jutland May 31, 1916 – Jun 1, 1916

6/22/2019
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Here it is, the most significant episode yet, which is fitting considering the topic! We have Dreadnoughts, the Royal Navy, German technical ability, and pretty much anything you'd want to cover on the battle of Jutland. This titanic fistfight between to two most dominant navies of the first half f the 20th century is full of wild little facts and fascinating tales. We also dive a little bit into the reasons the battle happened at all and why it might not have needed to taken place at all....

Duration:01:58:24

The Meat Grinder - The Battle of Hamburger Hill 10-20 May 1969

6/3/2019
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The fighting was intense on Dong Ap Bia (the mountain of the crouching beast), but according to U.S. command, the hill was crucial to the overall success of Operation Apache Snow. Apache Snow’s goal was to clear the A Shau Valley of the enemy. The “crouching beast” moniker was appropriate as the Communist forces were well dug in and ready for a fight. For ten days the two sides smashed and sliced through each other, the U.S. forces finally taking the hill in the 20th. A few short days later,...

Duration:00:59:47

The Virgin Warlord - The Siege of Orleans 1429

5/7/2019
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The 100 Years War was a seesaw clash between the French and English thrones. The first third of the war saw great victories won by the English, at Sluys and Crecy the English forces smashed their continental enemies. After a one-sided peace treaty was declared, the Channel separated foes settled into an uneasy Cold War. With the advent of the Black Death, both sides suffered massive losses to their populations and a shift in the makeup of society. Farmers and land workers tried to find...

Duration:00:57:24

Caesar Lacks Control - The Battle of Thapsus 46 BC

4/23/2019
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Thapsus was a rare battle in that it showed Caesar not as the consummate warlord but as a general that at times had no control over his own army. The action was joined after one of his wings charged the enemy of their own volition and unable to call his men back, Caesar was forced to order an all-out attack. Again at the end of the battle, we see another instance of Caesar having no power over his men when the enemy army collapsed a large number attempted to surrender. In many cases, the...

Duration:01:07:57

The Island of Uncommon Valor - the Battle of Iwo Jima - 1945

4/9/2019
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SEND IN THEORIES!!! - https://www.cauldronpodcast.com/sendustheories The song we used - Eastern Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100682 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ This weeks main source - The Pacific War by William B. Hopkins To support the show got to https://www.patreon.com/user?u=8278347and search Cauldron...

Duration:00:41:36

The Man Made Mountain - The Siege of Cusco 1536-1537

3/24/2019
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By the 1530's the conquest of the so-called new world and the age of discovery were both well underway. The wave upon wave of Spanish and Portuguese adventurers that had been crossing the Atlantic in search of wealth and fame had for decades brought the Christian god and death to the people of Central and South America. From the islands of the Caribbean to the cenotes of the Yucatan, Spanish steel and smallpox had destroyed the unprotected populations of entire cities. The complete lack of...

Duration:00:42:03

The Bombing of Dresden - Justified or War Crime?

3/12/2019
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This episode has been a real eyeopener for me. I knew going in that it would be a tough one to research and that very few facts are agreed upon. I did not know how heated social media can get lol. This was my first run-in with the kind of angry, acidic (often silly and factless) vitriol the internet is home to. Moving forward I will continue to delve into these controversial moments in history but I will do my best to keep the conversation focused. The Red Army was battering the Wehrmacht in...

Duration:01:06:09

The Winter March - The Raid on Deerfield Mass 1704

2/26/2019
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The War of The Spanish Succession for the most part fought in Europe was still a huge, global affair just shy of what we would call a true “World War”. In Colonial America the war took the form of a number of French and Indian Wars mostly being fought in the 13 British Colonies. Queen Anne’s War was one of these and it was fought between the French and British with Native American tribes allied to both sides. By the mid 17th century British colonists in Massachusetts began settling the...

Duration:00:37:09

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel - The Great Commanders Series

2/17/2019
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Born in 1891, General Erwin Rommel, known as the Desert Fox, became one of Nazi Germany's most successful and famous field marshals. Highly decorated in World War One for bravery on the Italian Front, Rommel, even won the Pour le Merite. In the inter-war years, Rommel became a respected military theorist. With the invasion of France Rommel showed his brilliance, love of speed, and need for action early on. Once in Africa Rommel dazzled and befuddled the Allied armies he faced even when...

Duration:00:33:29

Pax Portugal - The Battle of Diu Part 2

2/12/2019
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Hello again and thanks for listening! Today we have a very cool little story about the spice trade, Portuguese exploration, Ottoman galleys and the fight for early global trade. To hear what sources I used and get a sneak peek into next weeks episode stick around until the end. Access it can be argued is one of the most consistent reasons for conflicts around the world and throughout history. Japan wanted access to raw materials in its lead up to WWII, Russia has always wanted access to a...

Duration:00:23:45

Pax Portugal - The Battle of Diu Part 1

2/12/2019
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Hello again and thanks for listening! Today we have a very cool little story about the spice trade, Portuguese exploration, Ottoman galleys and the fight for early global trade. To hear what sources I used and get a sneak peek into next weeks episode stick around until the end. Access it can be argued is one of the most consistent reasons for conflicts around the world and throughout history. Japan wanted access to raw materials in its lead up to WWII, Russia has always wanted access to a...

Duration:00:26:06

Alexander's Big Day Out - The Battle of Chaeronea

2/4/2019
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This time around we head way way back to the Ancient World. On a field in Greece (of course) Philip of Macedon defeated a coalition of Thebans and Athenians, finally asserting himself as the most powerful ruler in the land. His young son Alexander began his military career on the same field and the world would never be the same. From the Sacred Band to the sarissa and everything in between, strap in because we cover a lot in this...

Duration:00:43:14

The End of the Beginning - 2nd Battle of El Alamein: Part 2

1/6/2019
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In this battlecast we cover the events leading up to (and the battle itself obviously lol) the 2nd El Alamein. The desert, Rommel, and Monty (not to mention a whole lot of tank talk) all play key roles in the titanic fight in the sands. Sacrifice, persistence, and ferocity are the watchwords with witch the British 8th Army won the day and showed the Allies that even Hitler’s finest general could be beaten. We also talk about the modern historical controversy as to how important the battle...

Duration:00:38:42

The End of the Beginning - 2nd Battle of El Alamein: Part 1

1/6/2019
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In this battlecast we cover the events leading up to, and the battle itself, at the 2nd El Alamein. The desert, Rommel, and Monty (not to mention a whole lot of tank talk) all play key roles in the titanic fight in the sands. Sacrifice, persistence, and ferocity are the watchwords with witch the British 8th Army won the day and showed the Allies that even Hitler's finest general could be beaten. We also talk about the modern historical controversy as to how important the battle itself was as...

Duration:00:37:56

Byzantium Back On Top… For Now - The Battle of Nineveh

12/3/2018
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In this Quick Hit I cover the victory of the Byzantine army under Heraclius over Persian Sassanid forces. On a plain not far from the rubble of the ancient Assyrian City of Nineveh, Byzantine cataphracts used superior numbers and generalship to bring an end to a decades long war with their eastern enemy. The end of the centuries long conflict known as the Roman-Persian Wars left a power vacuum in the Middle East and it would not be long before that vacuum was filled. An exhausted Byzantium...

Duration:00:17:38

The Battle of Arsuf

11/15/2018
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In this episode Angelo the Armorer and I shoot the shit about one of the greatest battles of the Crusades. We cover the various weapons and methods of fighting used by the Saracens and Franks, as well as doing a deep dive into the historical context of the time period. Clocking in at just a tick over an hour, this was a lot of fun to record and at times we get fairly nerdy so be prepared! Thanks for listening and next up will be the Combat of the 30 sometime later this week.

Duration:01:09:41