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Aug. 1, 2022

Caesar's Worst Nightmare | Part 3: Vae Victis

"A last alliance against tyranny - the battle for free Gaul" Gaul hung by a thread. As Rome’s grip tightened around their h…

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July 18, 2022

Caesar's Worst Nightmare | Part 2: Gaul Strikes Back

‘Rome made a desert, and called it peace’. Caesar’s first foray into Gaul had been an overwhelming success. He had vanquish…

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July 4, 2022

Vercingetorix, Caesar's Worst Nightmare | Part 1: Veni, Vidi, Vici

"I am a free man, of a free state" When Julius Caesar became Governor of Gaul in 58BC he dreamt of fame, fortune and legacy. …

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June 20, 2022

The 21 Year Long Siege Of Candia (With Professor Buttigieg)

In this special episode I'm joined by Professor Emanuel Buttigieg from The University Of Malta! The Professor shares wit…

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June 6, 2022

The Last Muslim King Of Spain, Part 3: Thy Kingdom Come

"He bore the impending demise of his religion, culture and way of life" Boabdil had earned his bloody throne. But there was li…

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May 23, 2022

The Last Muslim King Of Spain, Part 2: Eye Of The Storm

"Stop, stop! Don't kill him you fool, that's the Moorish King!" Boabdil's path to the throne had not been easy. He had been pr…

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May 9, 2022

The Last Muslim King Of Spain, Part 1: Kingdom In Crisis

"You cry like a woman, for what you couldn't defend as a man" Boabdil was heir to a dying kingdom. In the 15th cent…

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April 25, 2022

'Saviour' of The Reconquista: El Cid (Part 2)

"In Spain's rich history, El Cid is remembered above all others". El Cid was down but not out! After sacking King Alfonso's…

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April 11, 2022

'Saviour' of The Reconquista: El Cid (Part 1)

"...This man, the scourge of his time, by his appetite for glory, by the prudent steadfastness of his character, and by his heroi…

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March 28, 2022

Gothic Redemption: Pelayo of Asturias

"In this tiny mountain hamlet, history was about to be made." In 722AD a Muslim army marched into the frosty mountains of Astu…

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March 1, 2022

Season 3 Wrap-up

Season 3 Wrap-up

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Feb. 21, 2022

The Mutiny That Founded A Nation (Bounty Mutiny of 1789), Part 2

The crew of the HMS Bounty were free from their hated captain, but what now? Their old lives were over. And the ferocious Poly…

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Feb. 7, 2022

The Mutiny That Founded A Nation (Bounty Mutiny of 1789), Part 1

“Of all the sea tales told down the ages, none has held its mystique so long as the mutiny on board HMS Bounty” In the year of…

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Jan. 24, 2022

Last Of The Romans: Aurelian (Part 2)

"Thus died Aurelian, an emperor who was necessary rather than good". Aurelian had accomplished more in two years than lesser Emp…

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Jan. 10, 2022

Last Of The Romans: Aurelian (Part 1)

In the late third century, The Roman empire teetered on the brink of total collapse. Barbarian hordes pour over the deserted b…

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Dec. 20, 2021

The Sword Of Allah, Khalid ibn al-Walid (Part 2)

Khalid ibn al-Walid's life had taken a full 360 turn. Throwing family tradition aside he'd embraced Islam and helped Muhammad …

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Dec. 6, 2021

The Sword Of Allah, Khalid ibn al-Walid (Part 1)

Khalid was a member of the aristocracy in the Arabian trading city of Mecca. When a local named Muhammad began claiming he was…

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Nov. 22, 2021

The Last Afghan Empire of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Part 2)

Ahmad Shah Durrani had made his mark. Every tribesman in Afghanistan recognised him as King. In Delhi, the Grand Mughal cow…

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Nov. 8, 2021

The Last Afghan Empire of Ahmad Shah Durrani (Part 1)

Who was Ahmad Shah Durrani? Ahmad Shah Durrani was an Afghan chieftain who rose to power leading Persian armies in the 18th ce…

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Oct. 25, 2021

Movie Review: The Day Of The Siege (1683 Siege of Vienna)

In this special episode I sit down with three other history podcasters and discuss the 2012 Movie '11 September 1683, Day of the …

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Oct. 11, 2021

The Deadliest Sniper In History, Simo Hayha

Simo Häyhä was a Finnish farmer born in the 1900's, known around his village for his wickedly sharp aim with a hunting rifle. …

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Sept. 27, 2021

The Invincible Admiral, Yi Sun-sin (Part 2)

While Admiral Yi Sun-sin languishes in a filthy prison cell, the once invincible Korean navy he had built lay in ruins at the bot…

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Sept. 13, 2021

The Invincible Admiral, Yi Sun-sin (Part 1)

Yi Sun-sin was a Korean soldier in the 16th century. Throughout his career he had built up a reputation as an exemplary leader…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Chat with Daniele Bolelli

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to sit down with some podcasting royalty! Daniele Bolelli is university professor, …

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