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BONUS! History Fangirl Podcast: the Lost History of Angkor

Wonders of the World

BONUS EPISODE!  In March 2018, Drew Vahrenkamp appeared on Stephanie Craig's History Fangirl podcast to discuss what was once the largest city on earth, in area at least: Angkor, Cambodia. For the upcoming holiday weekend in the US, we are honored to share this episode with you.  Please check out more of Stephanie's interviews with travelers, historians, bloggers and podcasters at https://historyfangirl.com. ** Angkor, along with its most famous temple Angkor Wat, is one of the most unique places in the world. The French claim to have discovered it when Cambodia was part of French Indochina, but like so many “lost” places the locals always knew about it. However, much of what we know about the ancient city comes from inscriptions and other artwork on the temple. And because the jungle climate much of the other information we have about the city may be lost forever, but we do know that it was the largest pre-industrial city in the history of the world. My guest today is Drew Vahrenkamp of the Wonders of the World podcast. We chat about the ancient history of Angkor, how tourism in the city has changed dramatically over the last two decades, and how history lovers grapple with the ancient past of Cambodia, and the more recent reign of the Khmer Rouge.

31 Aug 2018

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The Best of The History Fangirl Podcast's First Year

The History Fangirl Podcast

We did it! Next week will mark a full year of publishing The History Fangirl Podcast, and this week marks the 50th episode, so it felt like the right time to do a retrospective of the first 12 months of the show. My producer picked a handful of his favorite clips (it was too hard for me to pick!) from the past year, and so this episode looks back on some of the fun and fascinating stories my amazing guests have told. As we wrap up this year and focus on the next one, I do want to say that I'm blessed to have had so many smart, insightful and entertaining guests on this show. I'm a travel writer by trade and a history buff by passion, and honestly the guests that have come on have done such a great job of fueling my love of both. I also want to say thanks to all of the listeners who have downloaded the show, reviewed it on your podcast app of choice, or sent me a note to say they enjoyed a particular episode. Putting this show out into the world was a big leap for me, and it's turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences I've had. So thank you.   Episodes featured this week If you haven't heard every single episode of the show (how dare you!), and one of the clips this week interests you, you can check them all out below: The Boston Witch Trials The Colorful History of Lindisfarne The Lost History of the Black Pioneers Barcelona’s Groundbreaking Monument to Trans History The Grand Place The Civil War Defenses of Washington, D.C. The Roman Forum The Oracle of Delphi Connect With Stephanie stephanie@historyfangirl.com https://historyfangirl.com Support Stephanie on Patreon Featuring the song “Places Unseen” by Lee Rosevere. More info and photographs for this episode at: https://historyfangirl.com/the-best-of-the-history-fangirl-podcasts-first-year/

38mins

8 Aug 2018

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BONUS! History Fangirl Podcast: the Grand Place

Wonders of the World

BONUS EPISODE!  In January 2018, Drew Vahrenkamp appeared on Stephanie Craig's History Fangirl podcast to discuss Brussels' glorious central square, the Grand Place. In honor of Belgium's appearance in the Round of 16 of the World Cup, we are honored to share this episode with you.  Please check out more of Stephanie's interviews with travelers, historians, bloggers and podcasters at https://historyfangirl.com. Brussels, Belgium is an often-overlooked city, with neighboring capitals of Amsterdam and Paris stealing the spotlight. But Belgium is definitely much more than just great beer and chocolate. My guest today is Drew Vahrenkamp of The Wonders of the World podcast, and we sit down to chat about Brussels’ La Grand-Place, or Grand Place, the city’s central square. Drew is a self-described Belgiumphile, having studied there while in business school.

2 Jul 2018

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***Bonus Episode of Stephanie Craig's The History Fangirl Podcast: The Oracle of Delphi***

The History of Ancient Greece

Visiting Greece can be overwhelming, with the number of historical landmarks to visit. But the Oracle of Delphi, high up in the mountains, is one of the most beautiful, and most memorable, places to visit. The history of the site is enthralling, the views are enchanting, and everywhere you look, you see echoes of why the Greeks thought this was the home of a god. My guest today is Ryan Stitt of The History of Ancient Greece podcast. Stephanie Craig of The History Fangirl Podcast Website: https://historyfangirl.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyfangirl/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AHistoryFangirl

14 Jan 2018

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Episode 00: Meet Your Hosts of the Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast

Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast

Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast debuts!In this episode, we introduce you to your YBFG hosts, Victoria and Kristen.We talked about our friendship and how we became involved fandom, and what we hope to accomplish with this podcast.We also laid out our 10 Rules of Fangirling Like a Pro - some pro tips next time you’re in a situation to meet a celeb. Finally we played a deviously difficult fandom Would You Rather Game that we plan to play with all of our guests -- we thought it only fair that we take a crack at it ourselves!

28mins

6 Nov 2017

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***Bonus Episode of Stephanie Craig's The History Fangirl Podcast: The Acropolis and the Golden Age of Athens***

The History of Ancient Greece

Guest:  Ryan Stitt of "The History of Ancient Greece" podcast. Stephanie Craig of The History Fangirl Podcast Website: https://historyfangirl.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyfangirl/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AHistoryFangirl

24 Sep 2017