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A weekly, Patreon-backed podcast dedicated to bringing world history to your ears. Covers important and less-known events, religions, ideologies, philosophies and discoveries.

A weekly, Patreon-backed podcast dedicated to bringing world history to your ears. Covers important and less-known events, religions, ideologies, philosophies and discoveries.
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A weekly, Patreon-backed podcast dedicated to bringing world history to your ears. Covers important and less-known events, religions, ideologies, philosophies and discoveries.

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English


Episodes

World War 1: 1916

8/14/2018
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Episode 17 is here following the World War 1 series, this time checking and analysing the battles, events and situations faced in the belligerent countries. 1916 was a year of great battles in the Western Front, with the well-remembered Battles of Verdun and the Somme, which were among the largest battles ever fought in... The post World War 1: 1916 appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:22:47

World War 1: 1915

7/30/2018
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Hello lovers of history! Today I continue the WW1 series with the episodes on World War 1 1915, the second year of the war. In episode 16 you will not only hear about battles though, this time is less chronological and more divided into categories compared to last time and I also talk more about... The post World War 1: 1915 appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:28:17

The Ainu people, the natives of Japan

7/20/2018
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Episode 15 out! In this episode I will tell you the story of the Ainu people, the natives of Japan that look very different from the people that we consider Japanese. Learn their origins, how was their society of hunter-gatherers, their animist religion, their form of government and, of course, their history. Hear the... The post The Ainu people, the natives of Japan appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:27:34

The Great Catalan Company

7/17/2018
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Episode 14 is available! In this episode I will tell you the story of the Great Catalan Company, an Almogavar mercenary company of the 14th century. It’s a story that could have been written by George R. R. Martin himself, a story of war, betrayal, vengeance, intrigues within the company and conquest. [SPOILER AND... The post The Great Catalan Company appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:40:23

The history of chocolate

7/16/2018
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I’m sorry it took so much time to release an episode again! Last week I recorded the one I promised about the Great Catalan Company, but while I was just about to finish editing Audacity crushed and all my work was lost. So I will re-record it tomorrow, to hopefully also release it. I’m... The post The history of chocolate appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:20:04

The mad Baron Ungern, Russian khan of Mongolia

6/20/2018
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On episode 12, an almost 30 minutes episode, you will discover the life of Roman Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg, also known as the Mad or Bloody Baron. Although he can be correctly seen as a guy with some kind of mental problem, you have to give Baron Ungern some credit for living a life with... The post The mad Baron Ungern, Russian khan of Mongolia appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:26:52

The Mandate of Heaven and the Five Elements

6/12/2018
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Episode 11 is here! And it’s the first where I talk about an idea, an ancient Chinese political theory that was key to claim political legitimacy. Many of you may have heard the term Mandate of Heaven before, but maybe you don’t know that it has little to do with the European divine right of... The post The Mandate of Heaven and the Five Elements appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:12:47

World War 1: 1914

6/6/2018
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Hello history fans! This is the second episode of the World War 1 series (find the first on the backstory here), about the timeline of events of each front of 1914, the first year of the great war. In this first year the world will discover that war is not the noble thing they dreamed... The post World War 1: 1914 appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:21:14

Cadaver Synod: the bizarre trial of the dead Pope Formosus

5/30/2018
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Hello history fans! On episode 9 I tell you the story of the trial of the corpse of a pope. Yeah, for real. This macabre story is known as the Cadaver Synod and it’s set in a turbulent time for Europe, the late 9th century that sought the collapse of the Carolingian dynasty and the... The post Cadaver Synod: the bizarre trial of the dead Pope Formosus appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:12:43

The wannabe Napoleon: Bokassa I of Central Africa

5/22/2018
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Hello history fans! On episode 8 I talk about a megalomaniac man who thought that he was the new Napoleon, although unlike him he didn’t rule a densely populated and culturally and economically powerful country like him. Instead, Jean-Bédel Bokassa ruled a landlocked country in the middle of Africa with a population of around 4... The post The wannabe Napoleon: Bokassa I of Central Africa appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:15:21

Zenobia and the Crisis of the Third Century

5/15/2018
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Hello history fans! On episode 7 I will tell you a story from a time of turmoil for the Roman Empire. Usurpers, plagues, depopulation, hyperinflation and foreign powers threatend the continuity of the empire. In this episode I talk about the Palmyrene Empire, a breakaway Middle Eastern state led by Zenobia, the Warrior Queen. First... The post Zenobia and the Crisis of the Third Century appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:21:41

The Kingdom of Hawaii

5/8/2018
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Hello, history fans! On this episode, episode 6, I make a quick overview on the Hawaii society of Pre-European discovery, which European discovered the islands and how was the Kingdom of Hawaii born (and how it fell progressively to Western foreign influence, ending with the US annexing the archipelago in 1898). The name of the... The post The Kingdom of Hawaii appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:18:28

Zoroastrianism, the religion that inspired GoT's Lord of Light

5/6/2018
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Hello history fans! This is an episode that I actually planned for June, but I had enough time so I thought about giving you a surprise. Don’t get used to it 😛 In episode 5 I talk for the first time about a religion, starting with one which is pretty unknown in the West: Zoroastrianism.... The post Zoroastrianism, the religion that inspired GoT’s Lord of Light appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:17:47

World War I: Backstory

4/30/2018
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Hello history fans! This is the last launch episode of Sapiens History, episode 4. In this episode I start the World War I series, first talking here about the backstory of the Great War. First I discuss the causes of WW1, but I focus the episode on the timeline of unlucky events that really... The post World War I: Backstory appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:20:56

The lost Kaifeng Jews

4/30/2018
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Hello history fans! In episode 3 I explore one of those topics that most of us ignore. It’s a fascinating story that connects a religion that heavily influenced Western culture with the most prominent power of the East, China. This is the story of the Kaifeng Jews, the most well-known Jewish community of China.... The post The lost Kaifeng Jews appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:19:21

The resistance of Numantia

4/30/2018
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Hello, history fans! In episode 2 I tell you a pretty famous story of my homeland, Spain. This story is set in the period of Roman conquest of Hispania. Numantia was a city regionally important of pre-Roman Hispania. The siege of Numantia, part of the Second Celtiberian War, has been romanticized as it inspired... The post The resistance of Numantia appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:13:47

Introduction and Anatahan’s Japanese holdouts

4/30/2018
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Hello, history fans! This is the first episode of Sapiens History, an episode that starts writing a history by itself. In this episode I make a summary of what I said in the first post of the blog, and I also talk about the story of the Japanese holdouts of the Pacific Ocean island... The post Introduction and Anatahan’s Japanese holdouts appeared first on Sapiens History.

Duration:00:13:50