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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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162 Ratings
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By Dirtychek - May 20 2020
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This podcast is such a gem. So much good information in a delightful format. The host has so much humility too. This makes for such an enjoyable experience. Keep it up!!

Just plain wonderful!

By danimal303 - Feb 25 2020
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Benjamin takes a light hearted approach to serious history and doesn't hurry in the process. This podcast seems grounded on solid research but is presented with wit an a human touch. This is a real person sharing knowledge not a scholar delivering dry facts and concepts in a monotone.

iTunes Ratings

162 Ratings
Average Ratings
140
10
6
2
4

Up there with the best

By Dirtychek - May 20 2020
Read more
This podcast is such a gem. So much good information in a delightful format. The host has so much humility too. This makes for such an enjoyable experience. Keep it up!!

Just plain wonderful!

By danimal303 - Feb 25 2020
Read more
Benjamin takes a light hearted approach to serious history and doesn't hurry in the process. This podcast seems grounded on solid research but is presented with wit an a human touch. This is a real person sharing knowledge not a scholar delivering dry facts and concepts in a monotone.
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Wittenberg to Westphalia

Latest release on Jul 29, 2020

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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 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.


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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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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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.


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Oct 10 2019

48mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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  

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Aug 14 2017

26mins

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Rank #11: Episode 44: A Tale of Two Gregories Part 1, with Steve Guerra

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This episode is about Gregory. Not that Gregory, the other one. Well, ok, there were sixteen Gregories. At least, sixteen that were popes. Though I guess there were also two anti-popes. You know what? Stop being a pedant and just listen.

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Jun 24 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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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Rank #14: 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 #15: Episode 27: Powerful Women

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As central power in Italy dissolves, Liutprand is confronted with his worst fear: icky smelly girls  

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Jan 19 2017

49mins

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Rank #16: Episode 31: Armageddon

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In today's episode a bloody civil war comes to an unexpected climax. Fun Easter egg: Shout out if you can spot the name I did incorrectly throughout the entire episode and (hopefully) managed to awkwardly replace in post! Edited by Andrew Pfannkuche

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May 31 2017

38mins

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Rank #17: 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 #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 33: The Legacy of Augsburg with Ben n Trav

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In this very special episode, Ben n Trav talk about life, girls, the battle of Augsburg, their feelings, and whether or not the middle ages really existed. Features extra content from special guest Der Buddler. Edited as always by the Dank Knight, Andrew.  

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Jul 22 2017

1hr 37mins

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Rank #20: 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 66: Wittenberg to Witches

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Ben Jacobs of Wittenberg to Westphalia and Sam Hume of the History of Witchcraft sat down for a chat about witch panics, memes, authority, and the importance of getting angry while also staying calm.


https://paxbritannica.info/episode-list/

https://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/

(Ira didn't actually include the NY Times article but we trust him)

https://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/blog/episode-48a-catastrophic-disruption-how-the-printing-press-ignited-anti-witch-hysteria-in-early-modern-europe

Let me know if I forgot anything


Music:

Intro music is, as always, See These Bones by Nada Surf.

Spective - Bridge Valley

P.R. & ChillCat - Soul Child

ai means love. - road trip

Breezewax - Mother's Earth

LZRDSK - flowers

LeVirya & Broey. - Inertia

Aphrow & Stuffed Tomato - Goodbye

ningen - Take You Outside

I Am Wolter - Morning Licks

Foeniks - Take It Easy

RINZ. - Lotus

mr. hong & pastels - let's meet at the elevator

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Jul 29 2020

36mins

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Episode 65: Women Part 2, Mary and Eve and Sex Part 2

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Sex for commoners and nobles and...nuns?

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Jul 07 2020

43mins

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Episode 64: Women Part 2, Mary and Eve and Sex (Part 1)

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The first half of a look at the way women's status in the middle ages was determined by their sexuality.


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Jun 25 2020

36mins

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Episode 63.5: Housekeeping Minisode

May 29 2020

7mins

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Women Part 1: The Fourth Estate?

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In the last few episodes we discussed the issue of groups that do not fit comfortably into the concept of normal that any society sets up. Today we will begin to discuss the most strange and terrifying minority of all: women.


Also congrats to Andrew for graduating, yaaaaaaaay!

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May 08 2020

36mins

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Episode 62: On the Outside Looking in, on the Inside Looking Out, Part 2

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In today's episode we discuss the complex set of ideological, political, and economic processes that impacted the lives of non-normative populations in Medieval Europe, and how this affected daily life. 


There's a lot going on in this episode, but the most important thing is that Andrew mixed up "Big Band" with "Big Beat," and the result is awesome. 


Intermission music: Combustibles - In Da Mood

Outro music: ProleteR - April Showers

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Feb 10 2020

1hr 29mins

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The Cat in Question: a Minisode

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Today we learn about the cat in question.

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Jan 25 2020

11mins

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Episode 61: On the Outside Looking in, on the Inside Looking Out I

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How do we deal with difference? This is one of the most fundamental questions humans confront when organizing societies, from the moment on the playground when we realize that the other kids might hold different views from us on things like the rules of baseball, whether or not that was a strike, and whether or not someone has a big stupid face. In the next few episodes we will look at how medieval Europeans dealt with differences of faith, ethnicity, gender, and physical health.

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Jan 16 2020

49mins

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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.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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.


Flock Chat: https://flickchat.page.link/KdZacien2kGdoYVs7

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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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iTunes Ratings

162 Ratings
Average Ratings
140
10
6
2
4

Up there with the best

By Dirtychek - May 20 2020
Read more
This podcast is such a gem. So much good information in a delightful format. The host has so much humility too. This makes for such an enjoyable experience. Keep it up!!

Just plain wonderful!

By danimal303 - Feb 25 2020
Read more
Benjamin takes a light hearted approach to serious history and doesn't hurry in the process. This podcast seems grounded on solid research but is presented with wit an a human touch. This is a real person sharing knowledge not a scholar delivering dry facts and concepts in a monotone.