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A weekly podcast where two brothers each bring a historical character or event to the table, in a lighthearted and accessible introduction to history.

A weekly podcast where two brothers each bring a historical character or event to the table, in a lighthearted and accessible introduction to history.
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United Kingdom

Description:

A weekly podcast where two brothers each bring a historical character or event to the table, in a lighthearted and accessible introduction to history.

Language:

English


Episodes

#13 The Old Man Robert E. Lee

9/17/2017
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This week we have a long discussion on the topic of the American Civil War and the General that lead the Confederates in the conflict. Robert E. Lee.

Duration: 00:53:41


#12 the Revolutionary and the Brother inventors

9/10/2017
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After a week off we're back. First up is the polarizing figure of Fidel Castro. We try and give a somewhat impartial take on the Cuban revolution and Castro's life. In the second half of the podcast we have a look at the inventor brothers that brought us powered flight. The Wright Brothers. Music: "Secret Beers" by Stefan Kartenberg is licensed under CC Attribution (3.0)

Duration: 01:13:42


#11 the Mad Monk and the Genius

8/24/2017
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Michael kicks off the podcast this week with the story of another scientist, arguably the greatest mind of the last 200 years Albert Einstein. And in a change from normal proceedings Michael brings us a second individual to finish off the show, the Mad Monk himself Grigori Rasputin. Music: "Secret Beers" by Stefan Kartenberg is licensed under CC Attribution (3.0)

Duration: 01:03:27


#10 The Seven Kings and The Honey Badger

8/17/2017
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Michael starts off the show this week with an overview of Rome's first 250 years and gives us the lowdown on the seven Kings that ruled the City state before it became a Republic. Sean in the second half introduces us to someone who could very well be the single toughest human being who ever lived. A gentleman that served in the Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2. Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart.

Duration: 01:06:12


#9 The Fearless Harriet Tubman and Simón 'El Libertador' Bolívar

8/10/2017
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This week Sean introduces us to the incredible life of Harriet Tubman, giving us a brief look at the selfless acts of this amazing woman. In the second half of the podcast Michael brings a gentleman who was a main player in the liberation of South America and has a country named after him, Simón Bolívar. Music: "Secret Beers" by Stefan Kartenberg is licensed under CC Attribution (3.0) Includes Fair Use of "Go Down Moses" by Louis Armstrong from the album "Louis and The Good Book"

Duration: 00:58:18


#8 The Deadly Miyamoto Musashi and The War of the Roses ft. Margaret of Anjou

8/3/2017
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In this episode Sean discusses the life and times of the deadly samurai, Miyamoto Musashi. Whilst, Michael gives a brief overview of the War of the Roses, and more specifically, the role of Margaret of Anjou in the war. Music: "Secret Beers" by Stefan Kartenberg is licensed under CC Attribution (3.0)

Duration: 01:01:58


#6 The Rise of Catherine 'The Great' of Russia and 'The Red Baron' Manfred von Richthofen

7/20/2017
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In what is probably our favourite episode so far, we discuss the rise and times of Catherine the Great of Russia, and the almost unbelievable escapades of The Red Baron himself, Manfred von Richthofen. edit: Catherine the Great was the longest reigning *female* ruler in Russian history. Music: "Secret Beers" by Stefan Kartenberg is licensed under CC Attribution (3.0)

Duration: 01:07:32


#5 The Richest of the Rich; Mansa Musa, and Hannibal (Is at the Gates) Barca

7/13/2017
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In this episode we both brought Africans to the table. With the richest of them all, Mansa Musa I of Mali, and the great general, Hannibal Barca of Carthage. Music: "Secret Beers" by Stefan Kartenberg is licensed under CC Attribution (3.0)

Duration: 00:57:03


#4 The Vaccinator and the Terminator! Edward Jenner and Andrew Jackson.

7/6/2017
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In this episode we take a look at Edward Jenner's huge impact upon the world, and the crazy escapades of US President Andrew Jackson. Music: "Secret Beers" by Stefan Kartenberg is licensed under CC Attribution (3.0)

Duration: 00:40:56


#3 **PIRATE SPECIAL** Sir Francis 'El Draque' Drake and the Pirate Queen Ching Shih

7/1/2017
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In a magnificent coincidence, in this episode we both brought pirates to the table. We start by talking about the adventures of Sir Francis Drake, and conclude with the legendary pirate queen, Ching Shih.

Duration: 00:49:42


#1 The 'Crazy' Joan of Arc and recognising Max Planck

7/1/2017
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In our first ever episode we discuss the life of the 'crazy' Joan of Arc and recognise the work of the father of Quantum Mechanics, Max Planck. Music: "Secret Beers" by Stefan Kartenberg is licensed under CC Attribution (3.0)

Duration: 00:32:29