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18 minutes | Oct 16, 2022
Episode 50 - An Lu Shan part 1
In today's episode we go over the short term causes of the An LuShan rebellion and the events leading up to it. Setting the stage which will ultimately bring the Tang dynasty to it's knees. Hope you enjoy the episode!
28 minutes | Sep 18, 2022
Episode 49 - Tang Xuanzong
Apologies for the long break. Here is the next episode in our chronological story which discusses the Tang dynasty at it's peak under Emperor Xuanzong. Hope you enjoy the episode!
45 minutes | Jul 3, 2022
Remember the Ladies podcast special!
Hey there everyone. Here is my latest episode with Elissa from remember the ladies podcast where we discuss the social impact and legacy of Wu Ze Tian. You can find Elissa here via this link tree: https://linktr.ee/remembertheladies
34 minutes | Jun 5, 2022
Episode 48 - Wu Zetian's reign
Today's episode is about how Wu Zetian maintains her power and the policies she pursued during her time at the top of China's imperial system! It covers 3 main areas of discussion - foreign policy and military endevours, spread of Buddhism and the political reforms she made. Music can be found from this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjWPNa1Ml0&t=1445s
24 minutes | May 22, 2022
Episode 47 - The rise of Wu Zetian
In today's episode, we discuss the rise of China's only female emperor - Wu Zetian. This is the her journey to the top, and in a couple of weeks time we will discuss the acts she commits to get there, and trust me when I say this, it isn't pretty! Please note - there is discussions of sex and the death of a baby inside this episode, so listener discretion is advised. Sound effects and music came from freesound.org and YouTube copyright free sound effects.
25 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
Episode 46 - Tang Taizong part 2
Last time, we discussed Tang Taizong's domestic policies - what about his foreign policy? That's this topic of this week episode! Enjoy the show!
25 minutes | Mar 13, 2022
Episode 45 - Tang Taizong part 1
This episode is all about Tang Taizong's policies when he starts his career as emperor of China. We examine his policies which really shape the Tang dynasty up to be the Middle Kingdom of the world at the time. We look at his lenient policies and his willingness to listen to his advisors. All in all - great leader in my opinion. What's yours? Music came from freesound.org and the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjWPNa1Ml0&t=1445s
29 minutes | Feb 27, 2022
Episode 44 - Brotherly Love
Massive apologies for the delay in this episode, but here we are a month later. In today's episode - we dive into the bitter rivalry that ensued the Tang Dynasty shortly after Li Yuan came to power. We look at the ultimate showdown between Li Shi Min and his brothers - Li Jiancheng and Li Yuanji... Only 1 can be emperor after all! Music on freesound.org , YouTube Sounds and fight music can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gBTKiVqprE Zither music can be found on this track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjWPNa1Ml0&t=1445s
19 minutes | Jan 30, 2022
Episode 43 - The Establishment of the Tang
In today's episode, we take a look at how the Tang managed to overthrow the Sui Dynasty. This is very military-focused so I hope you enjoy the military history! I mentioned a previous episode about the Chinese New Year, be sure to check out the episode via these links: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF24ECWXlG8&list=PLlRR5XXsDlNl7zClPrYvFRo6OZB13Gjk-&index=18 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4pDCWD9CG4669wzTc6Jqqt?si=5122988c5a814e45
17 minutes | Jan 16, 2022
Episode 43 - The Rise of the Tang
In today's episode, we take a look into how the Sui dynasty was beginning to collapse, which paved the way for the almighty Tang dynasty to take it's place. We take a look into the Li family's origins and it's rise to power. Hope you enjoy the episode!
24 minutes | Jan 2, 2022
Episode 42 - The Sui Dynasty
In this episode, we uncover the rise and fall of the short-lived but significant Sui Dynasty. I mentioned social media platforms, so here are the links to them here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ij9ZEEpb27OJA_h8e0GMQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChroniclerhistory Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheChroniclerh1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechroniclerhistory/?hl=en Feel free to email me here: email@example.com
21 minutes | Dec 19, 2021
Episode 41 - The 16 Dynasties/Northern and Southern Dynasties
In this episode, we dive into the period of chaos that China found itself in once again. We will look at how the North and the South were divided as well as how Buddhism managed to get a major foothold within China during this time. Hope you enjoy the episode!
14 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Episode 40 - The Western Jin Dynasty pt 2
This episode discusses how the Wetern Jin dynasty began to tear itself apart after Emperor Wu died and of course the conflict that ensued which is better known as the War of the 8 Princes. Hope you enjoy the episode!
16 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
Episode 39 - Rise of Western Jin
This episode concludes the 3 Kingdoms era and the rise of the Western Jin Dynasty. Sima Yi was for sure taking notes when Cao Cao 'saved' the Han Emperor and employed the same strategy against the Cao family many years later.
117 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
Romance of the 3 Kingdoms special podcast special!
Here is my podcast episode where I discuss the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms with the epic podcaster John Zhu. We look at the different characters in the novel and see if the novel portrays them in a historically accurate way. Be sure to check out John's podcasts here: http://www.outlawsofthemarsh.com/ http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/ P.S - sorry about the length. Was a long conversation!
26 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
Episode 37 - The 3 Kingdoms Period
In today's episode we take an internal look into the 3 Kingdoms which had established themselves once the Han Dynasty began to collapse. It involves internal policies and things that they did besides warring with one another. We end the episode where Sima Yi has began to shine much to the dismay of his employers - the Cao family. Shoutout to John Zhu who will be on my show for the next couple of weeks! http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/ http://www.outlawsofthemarsh.com/
24 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Episode 36 - Establishment of Shu-Han part 2 (Battle of Red Cliff)
In this episode we will take a dive into Liu Bei's time in Jing province and how he managed to establish a power base after getting his ass handed to him by Cao Cao... A LOT! I mention John Zhu in this show, and I will be releasing my discussion with him in a few weeks. But here is his podcast if you want to begin listening to his show as well as mine: http://www.3kingdomspodcast.com/ http://www.outlawsofthemarsh.com/
25 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Episode 35 - Establishment of Shu-Han part 1
In today's episode we dive into the life of Liu Bei and focus on his early career, right up to the point where he meets a man who would change his life. I hope you enjoy this episode! Note to all: Sorry about the lack of sound effects etc. in this episode, but I have been far too busy to be able to muster the time to add these effects in. I will come back to this episode and edit it out, but unfortunately this week life was too hectic. Sorry about that!
29 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Episode 34 - The Establishment of Dong Wu
Sorry for my delay in releasing this episode folks, but here it is!!! This episode covers the exploits of Sun Jian and Sun Ce and then of course Sun Quan who established the kingdom of Wu. Shoutout to my friends at the history rage podcast. You can find their podcast on Apple, Google, Buzzsprout and Spotify!
33 minutes | Oct 3, 2021
History rage special!!!
In today's epsiode I am featured on the History Rage podcast channel. I go away from China's history and look at my heritage in Scottish history. My rage is all about how the movie Braveheart was so historically inaccurate!! You can find the link to history rage on Spotify here. Hope you enjoy the show!
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