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Podcast on Germany
41 minutes | May 21, 2021
Episode 66: The Saxon Wars
Join in as we look at the minor brush fire war of Charlemagne's reign that will take 30 years to put out and watch the collapse of the last of the old Germanic tribes.
35 minutes | May 4, 2021
Episode 65: Welcome back to the old country
Join in as we see how the Franks and Saxons get along as neighbors and how 'welcomed' this Christian religion is in the regions outside of Frankish control.
43 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Episode 64: 'Civilized' Barbarians
Join in as we cruise through nearly 300 years of those that lived in central and western Germany and why siblings can never be trusted to work together.
28 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 63: Invasion of Britain and wrap up
Hello all! Welcome back to the show as we wrap up the barbarian invasions and the fall of the western Roman empire with a look of that island on the other side of the channel from modern day France.
52 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
150th anniversary of German Unification
We are in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. A grumpy old man is being crowned as the leader of the newly formed German nation. Listen to this episode to find out how we got to this day!
35 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Special Interview: Katja Hoyer
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the formation of the German Empire we have Katja Hoyer discussing her new book! https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Iron-German-Empire-1871-1918-ebook/dp/B08R9DKRV1
31 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Episode 62: Obligatory episode of the Huns
Finally going to talk about those Huns. Enough people told me to do it so here we go! Final thoughts on them: Over rated. Listen to the episode to find out why.
46 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
What happened to German Americans?
Join in as we look at the disappearance of one of America's largest minority groups within the span of 4 years. A special episode recorded with American History Podcast.
33 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Episode 61: Visigoths in France
Join in as we look at the Visigoth kingdom set up in southern France! The Visigoths who have been center stage for Rome's attention now seem to be settling. But when you got an inspiration for JRR Tolkien's work about to become king of the tribe it definitely is not going to be a quiet time in the region.
35 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Episode 60: Suevi in Spain
Join in as we look at the Suevi who go from one of the smallest Germanic tribes in the Iberian Peninsula to nearly driving the Romans out! Will they leave a lasting legacy in the conquered lands unlike the Vandals or will they disappear into the dustbin of history?
31 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
Episode 59: Vandals who?
Join in as we look at the kings after Geiseric of the Vandals and how, despite lasting 100 years, they leave nothing behind besides their name and a few scraps of metal.
28 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
Month of Germany: Barbarians show overview
Join in as we look over the Netflix new show called Barbarians and how historically accurate it is! (hint: it is not).
43 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Month of Germany: Interview with Michael Kaelin
For our final interview we have Michael Kaelin from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Join in as we discuss German immigration into the US during the 1800s and how these immigrants played a role in controlling who and who could not come to the US from their home countries and informed the US immigration policy that would form in the lead up to 1900.
39 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Month of Germany: Interview with Ezra Gerard
For our 3rd interview of the Month of Germany we have Ezra Gerard at the University of Wisconsin who is working on German Homosexuality. Join in as we look at the 1800s and 1900s study of Homosexuality in Germany and how it shaped our view of it today.
41 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Episode 58: Reign down in Africa
Geiseric decides that Europe does not agree with him or the Vandals and Alans so they are going sailing! Join in as we look at the long life of one of the biggest threats to Rome that does something that no barbarian has ever been able to do before, force the West to accept their terms. Find out how he brings the Western Empire to the peace table time and time again. If you would like to learn more about Pope Leo I's check out Pontifacts episode 47: Leo I (the Great).https://pontifacts.podbean.com/e/47-leo-i-the-great/
53 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Month of Germany: Interview with Kilian Harrer
Join in as we continue the month of Germany with another graduate interview! Kilian Harrer a PhD graduate from University of Wisconsin-Madison shows us how the introduction of the French Republic led to complications in the traditional rival between the Catholics and the Protestants of Western Germany and would form the roots of future conflict that would plague Germany in the 1800s.
81 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Month of Germany: Interview with Chad Gibbs
To celebrate our 2 year anniversary we have released the 1st of 4 interviews conducted with Graduate students within the field of German History. Chad Gibbs, a George L. Mosse Fellow from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explores the horrors of Treblinka camps during the height of Nazi Germany and how the prisoners of this camp were able to use the camp to their advantage to launch a revolt and attempt an escape on August 2nd 1943.
37 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Episode 57: Moving on to Spain
It is time to move off the Italian peninsula. Tribes are trying to settle in Spain and Gaul and make deals with the Roman empire or the rebel leaders who keep popping up. But how can you expect things to go easy if your leader can't even take a bath without being killed?
34 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Episode 56: The Sack of Rome
Join in as we look at the culminating event of the decade! The highlight of these past few episodes we have been hinting at! It is going to be epic! It is the highlight of the century! I am lying! But listen to the episode to find out why.
29 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Special Episode: Lay Down Your Arms
Hello everyone! To signify our return to normal episodes we are doing a special episode on Bertha von Suttner's Lay Down Your Arms. Join in as we explore the book that was considered the championship of the pacifist movement, one of the greatest works in the late 1800s and attacked every fiber of a society that was built around war.
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