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 smash the old idols he had once worshipped. He was quickly becoming The Prophet's favoured general, who gave him the …

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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 the Prophet of God, Khalid and his family fought tooth and nail to stamp out his movement. …

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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 cowered behind his peacock thrown, in fear of what the Afghan warlord would do next. But all was not well …

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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 century. After his Persian overlord was murdered he threw off the yoke of oppression and declared an independent …

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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 Siege'. This is a historical movie, that tells the story of the Ottoman Siege of Vienna in …

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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. In 1939, his life was turned upside down when Stalin and The Red Army invaded Finland. Rushed …

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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 bottom of the harbour. Outmaneuvered and outplayed by his rival, the War Hero had been stripped of …

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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 with a brilliant eye for military decisions. Despite this, he had received few promotions and had made …

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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, published author, marital arts expert and (of course) an OG History Podcaster. Daniele created the History On Fire podcast in …

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Aug. 23, 2021

Owain Glyndŵr, The Last Prince of Wales (Part 2)

The Welsh have risen! Owain Glyndŵr's rebellion has swept across the the British Isles. As Welsh apprentices abroad down their tools and return home to heed the call, The Prince Of Wales secures an alliance with one of the most …

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Aug. 9, 2021

Owain Glyndŵr, The Last Prince of Wales (Part 1)

We tell the story of Owain Glyndŵr, a Welsh nobleman who sparked a rebellion against the English king in the late 14th century. Glyndŵr’s army was small, but determined, and they managed to win several key battles against the English. …

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July 6, 2021

Season 2 Wrap-up

Season 2 Wrap-up

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July 5, 2021

Pemulwuy, The Aboriginal Freedom Fighter

Pemulwuy was a member of the Bidjigal people, one of the Aboriginal tribes who lived on the east coast of Australia. When the British arrived to colonise his people's ancestral land he fought back. Over 12 years, Pemulwuy led and …

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June 21, 2021

Lapulapu, The Apostate Of Mactan

The Life of Lapulapu, The Filipino National Hero

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June 14, 2021

Forgotten Wars Preview

Forgotten Wars Preview

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June 7, 2021

The Forgotten Colony Of Erik The Red

Eric The Red was a Norwegian farmer in the 10th century. After finding himself incompatible with the rules of civilisation he sailed west looking for a new place to call home in the frigid wastes of Greenland. Now, the ruins …

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May 24, 2021

Valette and The Great Siege of Malta (Part 3)

After a heroic final stand, Fort St Elmo has finally fallen. With the Ottoman navy now streaming into the harbour, the Knights prepare for an assault on three fronts as both sides are pushed past their breaking point. Meanwhile, Valette …

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May 10, 2021

Valette and The Great Siege of Malta (Part 2)

The enormous Ottoman fleet has just been sighted on the horizon of Malta, 'The Greatest Siege Of All Time' has begun! As Dragut, 'The Drawn Sword Of Islam' wrestles command from his underlings, the isolated Fort St Elmo endures one …

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April 26, 2021

Valette and The Great Siege of Malta (Part 1)

"Nothing is more well known than the siege of Malta" - Voltaire In the year 1565 an enormous Ottoman fleet departed Constantinople heading for the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. With around 40,000 troops onboard, the army was tasked with …

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April 12, 2021

The Indian Renaissance of Ram Mohan Roy

Ram Mohan Roy was a Bengali man from the 19th century. After watching a widow burnt alive as part of a Hindu funeral ceremony, he dedicated his life to improving women's rights and restoring pride in Indian identity. He faced …

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April 6, 2021

Afghanistan: Chatting with Madina

In this very special episode, I chat with the Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of Ahmad Shah Duranni, whose story I covered on our Afghanistan episode! Madina and I chat about her lineage, family and enduring legacy …

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March 29, 2021

The Last Stand Of The Maya: The Tale Of Tecun Uman

Elliot tells the story of the destruction of the indigenous Mayan peoples of Guatemala and their leader, Tecun Uman. He shares first hand accounts of The Spanish conquest of The Kʼicheʼ kingdom and the brutal treatment of the Native Americans …

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March 15, 2021

Bokassa I, The Cannibal Emperor Of Africa

We explore the life and legacy of Jean-Bédel Bokassa, better known as Emperor Bokassa. We examine his rise to power, his outrageous spending habits, and his fall from grace. We discuss his obsession with Napoleon and his lust for power …

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March 8, 2021

Collaboration: Chatting With Ollie

In my first collaboration episode I chat with Ollie, an English guy who runs the 'History Emporium And Pals Podcast' We talk Alfred The Great, English History, Podcasting, Personal Passions and the white-washing of the history we get caught in …

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