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A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.

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A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.

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When will he get to the Reformation?

By mrjohnjhedrick - Jan 10 2020
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I’ve been patient waiting for this podcast to actually get to the Reformation topic. We are stuck in the early Middle Ages and the last episode was on a French historian. I think he will never get to the Reformation. In addition, episode 60 displayed that the host and the “Catholic Expert” guest, know about as much about the Catholic faith as someone who showed up to mass for Christmas and Easter. Try a little research before recording.

5 Star

By Frieherr von Riemer - Oct 03 2017
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In-depth and well researched.

iTunes Ratings

146 Ratings
Average Ratings
127
9
4
2
4

When will he get to the Reformation?

By mrjohnjhedrick - Jan 10 2020
Read more
I’ve been patient waiting for this podcast to actually get to the Reformation topic. We are stuck in the early Middle Ages and the last episode was on a French historian. I think he will never get to the Reformation. In addition, episode 60 displayed that the host and the “Catholic Expert” guest, know about as much about the Catholic faith as someone who showed up to mass for Christmas and Easter. Try a little research before recording.

5 Star

By Frieherr von Riemer - Oct 03 2017
Read more
In-depth and well researched.
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Wittenberg to Westphalia

Latest release on Nov 30, 2019

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A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.

Rank #1: Episode 38: Warfare and the Middle Ages, Part 1

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In today's episode, we discuss which came first, the chicken of the knight, or the egg of Feudalism. Also I say some unkind things about military history in the popular press.

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Nov 21 2017

39mins

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Rank #2: Episode 13: Where Have All The Merry Romans Gone?

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In today's episode, we track the decline of the Roman administration of Italy in the waning days of the empire. Despite famine, plague, and war after war, you cannot put it on the cart as it is not dead yet. Regulations. 

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Oct 18 2015

1hr 27mins

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Rank #3: Episode 3: Walking Tour Part 1: Iberia and Greater France

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We begin our story with the walking tour, and we begin our walking tour with Iberia and Greater France. Their geography, ecconomy, and political composition in 1300.

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Dec 31 2014

41mins

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Rank #4: Episode 11: The Decline and Fall of the Holy Roman Empire

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A pause is taken form the walking tour to look at the political breakup of the empire of Charlemagne. There's a lot of really fun regnal names. The vikings take everyone's stuff. 

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Aug 23 2015

47mins

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Rank #5: Episode 18 3/4: WARRIOR BISHOPS!

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A collaborative episode between Ben and Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy Podcast, in which the institution of midieval warrior bishops is explored. 

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Jun 09 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #6: Episode 46: Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2: Prima Nocte

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In this episode we delve into the things that really affected the daily lives of the rural peasantry of the middle ages, and dispel some of the grimdark myths that surround them.

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Sep 03 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #7: Episode 42: The Class System Part 2: Those Who Prayed Part 1: Popes and Bishops and Priests, Oh My!

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In this episode we begin to discuss the clergy, one of the three great classes of the middle ages, by looking at the basic hierarchy of the church.

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Apr 09 2018

30mins

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Rank #8: Episode 55, The Class System 3, The Commoners 2, Cities 3, A Narrative of Urban Development 2

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I mean the title says it all really.

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Jul 04 2019

59mins

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Rank #9: Episode 20: Charles the Who?

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Today we take an in depth look at the final dissolution of the Carolingian Empire. This look is complicated by a variety of factors, not the least of which is the inability of early medieval monks to tell the time.

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Jul 13 2016

25mins

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Rank #10: Episode 50, The Economy Part 1, The Decline and Fall of Whiggish Historical Practices

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The long anticipated start to my discussion of the medieval economy. Contains a surprising number of obscure indie songs from the oughts.

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Feb 27 2019

45mins

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Rank #11: Episode 27: Berengar the Nudnik

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In today's episode, we look at the life and times of Berengar of Friuli, and answer that age old question: was he the schlemiel, or the schlimazel?

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Jan 01 2017

47mins

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Rank #12: Episode 18: Death and Collapses

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In today's episode the Guideschi's view expands beyond local concerns as they increasingly become embroiled in Imperial politics. They have a lover spat with the pope, but he may have just been stressed because he was pretty sure that there was a Saracen under the couch and Charles the Bald wouldn't come and look. A whole lot of teenagers die conveniently. 

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Apr 20 2016

29mins

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Rank #13: Episode 34: The Class System 2, The Nobility Part 1

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Today we discuss the origins of feudalism in the middle ages For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 14 2017

26mins

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Rank #14: Episode 27: Powerful Women

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As central power in Italy dissolves, Liutprand is confronted with his worst fear: icky smelly girls For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 19 2017

49mins

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Rank #15: Episode 19: Guy the Rage

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The young son of Lambert has a brief but eventful reign.

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Jun 28 2016

23mins

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Rank #16: Episode 21: Guidous Rex Francorum

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Guy III of Spoleto goes on a road trip with his cuz Bishop Gelio and starts crowning himself king of various things. It may seem crazy, but I think you're just jelly, yo.

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Aug 27 2016

29mins

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Rank #17: Episode 53: Class Structure in the Middle Ages Part 3: Those Who Work Part 2: Urbanism in the Middle Ages Part 1: Urban Theory

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We begin our look at urbanism in the middle ages with a whole bunch of high falutin theory stuff. Be sure to stick around after the outro music for a very important announcement.

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May 02 2019

41mins

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Rank #18: Episode 4: Walking Tour Part 2: The British Isles

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The walking tour continues with the insanely complex British Isles, primarily Britain and Ireland. We take a look at geography, ecconomic advantages and disadvantages, and political makup in 1300.

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Feb 03 2015

42mins

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Rank #19: Episode 10: Walking Tour Part 5: Balkan Infancy

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A look at the geography, economy, and polotics of the Balkans up to 1300. The Hungarians luck out when facing the Mongols. The Byzantines lose track of the ball and the Venetians decide to keep it. 

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Jul 08 2015

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: Episode 21.5: Western Frankish Minisode

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In this week's episode I struggle to see how much French history I can cram into twenty minutes. The answer is about a hundred years as it happens. Rejected ideas for today's episode included naming all the French kings with only one breath, and doing the episode while suspended over a tank full of rabid David Irving fans while local teens threw tennis balls at a target.

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Sep 05 2016

21mins

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Episode 60: Living the Life A Catholic Supplemental: An Interview with Thomas Daly

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In today's episode we interview a genuine lapsed Catholic to learn about the religious life of a normal person in the modern Catholic Church. This is methodologically problematic, but we are going for a flavor not like gospel truth.


Andrew had fun editing this one, here's the songs playing in the background:


"For You" - Zeeky Beats

"Sunsets" Aso

"Happiness" - CrazyJazz

"Return" - Mingu5

"Your Favorite Place" - Joey Pecoraro

"Out For A Walk" - Mingu5

"Waves" - Matt Quentin

"Dreams" - Joakim Karud

"ill never know _ green tea" - nymano


I am hoping these are all under some kind of creative commons license and I'm not gonna get sued. Anyone who wants to sue me can reach me at pankaceplace@gmail.com 


Feedback about the show can be directed, as usual, to wittenbergtowestphalia@gmail.com


Seriously please stop emailing Andrew about the content that was a joke.

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Nov 30 2019

39mins

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Episode 59: Modern Plumbing

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I forgot all the questions I was asked this year, so instead I did an episode about sewage. It's for the best.


Please fill out our survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrZYl99TBNyETIsLPXZkeTXHgstTeI_suICs6PZa8X8yK3OQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


Check out these organizations:


LeAF: https://www.leaf-wageningen.nl/en/leaf/For-whom/Public-sector-NGOs.htm

Centre for Science and Environment: https://www.cseindia.org/tag/sewage

UN Water: https://www.unwater.org/water-facts/quality-and-wastewater/

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Nov 03 2019

32mins

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Episode 58: Living the Life A Catholic

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In today's episode we look at the forces at work on the lived experience of Christianity in the middle ages.


Don't forget to take our survey here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScrZYl99TBNyETIsL…/viewform

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Oct 10 2019

48mins

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Episode 57: Class System 3, Commoners 2, Urban Commoners 5: Living Conditions

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An examination of what it was like to live in a medieval city based on issues surrounding public health, crime, and business regulations.

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Aug 31 2019

1hr 5mins

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Episode 56: The Class System 3, The Commoners 2, Urban Commoners 4, Lifestyles of the Urban Commoners

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A class system within a class system. Imagine!

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Aug 10 2019

39mins

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Episode 55, The Class System 3, The Commoners 2, Cities 3, A Narrative of Urban Development 2

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I mean the title says it all really.

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Jul 04 2019

59mins

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Episode 54: The Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2, Cities Part 2, A Narrative of Urban Development Part 1

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Episode 54: The Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2, Cities Part 2, A Narrative of Urban Development Part 1. Now there's a title. I should be a show runner on the Netflix. I've got the gift, I tell ya.


Oh this episode is about cities and stuff.


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May 30 2019

44mins

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53.5: Announcements

May 15 2019

3mins

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Episode 53: Class Structure in the Middle Ages Part 3: Those Who Work Part 2: Urbanism in the Middle Ages Part 1: Urban Theory

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We begin our look at urbanism in the middle ages with a whole bunch of high falutin theory stuff. Be sure to stick around after the outro music for a very important announcement.

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May 02 2019

41mins

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Episode 52: The Economy Part III, Recovery of a Kind

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In this episode we wrap up our discussion of the European economy by looking at the recovery of the 800s, and the surprising commodity that underpinned this earliest European economic system.

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Mar 31 2019

52mins

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Episode 51: The Economy Part 2: European Microeconomy

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In this episode we talk about manors and do a little bit of a walking tour of Europe. So basically I am recapping the entire podcast but from an economic perspective. Look they can't all have pirates. Actually this one has pirates. So that's cool.

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Mar 10 2019

44mins

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Episode 50, The Economy Part 1, The Decline and Fall of Whiggish Historical Practices

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The long anticipated start to my discussion of the medieval economy. Contains a surprising number of obscure indie songs from the oughts.

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Feb 27 2019

45mins

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Episode 49: Topics in Modern Historical Research Methodologies

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In this deeply exciting episode you will be titillated and amazed by a story of high drama. Adventure, drama, good confronting evil, the excitement of a new love. That, or I drone on about how computers have changed historical research for 40 minutes.

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Jan 28 2019

41mins

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December Announcements

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No episode this month probably. But check out the Agora feed for a crossover!

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Dec 15 2018

4mins

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Episode 48a: Catastrophic Disruption: How the Printing Press Ignited Anti-Witch Hysteria in Early Modern Europe

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A recording of a talk I gave at the Sound Education Conference. If you can, please check out the website for a PDF of the slide show: http://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/

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Nov 11 2018

36mins

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Episode 47: Podiversiary Q&A

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After five years, we have finally done it! we are having a Q&A. In retrospect now I am a little nervous about a few of the topics, but hopefully you will all enjoy this. Please don't light me on fire.

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Oct 15 2018

1hr 10mins

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American Scandal From Wondry

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Since the founding of the United States, in every generation, in every field of business, politics, sports and society, we’ve watched in shock as corruption, deceit and desire bring down heroes, titans and those we thought we could trust.


In the aftermath, we’re left with too many questions, how did this happen? Who is to blame?


American Scandal, a new podcast from Wondery, will answer these questions. They tell the stories of America’s biggest scandals, the who, how and why, to discover what happened, how they changed our country - and what lessons we can learn.


I encourage you to subscribe to American Scandal. The first story is a look inside America’s pastime - Baseball - and scandal that changed the way we view our favorite athletes. It’s riveting. And while you’re listening, subscribe to American Scandal on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Help spread the word because these are stories we need hear.



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Oct 02 2018

16mins

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Episode 46: Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2: Prima Nocte

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In this episode we delve into the things that really affected the daily lives of the rural peasantry of the middle ages, and dispel some of the grimdark myths that surround them.

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Sep 03 2018

1hr 26mins

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Sound Education Announcement!

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I am speaking at a thing! Plz Come!

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Sep 02 2018

2mins

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American Innovations

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  • A few months ago a new podcast called American Innovations came out it and gave me a different outlook on how the science and technology we use today came to be.


  • Hosted by popular science author Steven Johnson.


He’ll tell you the stories behind DNA, the mapping of the human genome...the rise of the personal computer...artificial intelligence...and more.


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Aug 31 2018

8mins

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iTunes Ratings

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When will he get to the Reformation?

By mrjohnjhedrick - Jan 10 2020
Read more
I’ve been patient waiting for this podcast to actually get to the Reformation topic. We are stuck in the early Middle Ages and the last episode was on a French historian. I think he will never get to the Reformation. In addition, episode 60 displayed that the host and the “Catholic Expert” guest, know about as much about the Catholic faith as someone who showed up to mass for Christmas and Easter. Try a little research before recording.

5 Star

By Frieherr von Riemer - Oct 03 2017
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In-depth and well researched.