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A look into the history, culture, traditions, and people of the Czech Republic from the eyes of two American expats.

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A look into the history, culture, traditions, and people of the Czech Republic from the eyes of two American expats.

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AMAZING!

By Ehs4291 - Jun 07 2017
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This podcast is simply amazing keep up the good work!!

Love this podcast!

By Sasshley8 - May 18 2017
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Wonderful podcast! Only problem? Now I want to move to Prague.

iTunes Ratings

74 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
7
4
1
0

AMAZING!

By Ehs4291 - Jun 07 2017
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This podcast is simply amazing keep up the good work!!

Love this podcast!

By Sasshley8 - May 18 2017
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Wonderful podcast! Only problem? Now I want to move to Prague.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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bohemican

Latest release on Jan 03, 2021

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Destination: Houska Castle and the Pit to Hell

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Houska Castle is generally known as the most haunted castle in all of Bohemia. A large gash in the limestone rock opened up a "bottomless pit" sometime in the 12th century. A holy chapel was built on the site to cover this "Pit to Hell" and later a castle was constructed to guard against whatever could come out of that hole. Houska Castle welcomes thousands of visitors every year to showcase this structure with a legendary and mysterious past full of paranormal activity.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Jan 29 2014

25mins

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Rank #2: Episode #18: The Velvet Revolution

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November 17, 1989 marks an important benchmark in Czech history. On this day a peaceful student protest in Prague ended in riot police suppression. By week's end some 500,000 people filled the streets to oppose the Communist status quo. The Velvet Revolution ended the Socialist Republic and ushered in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Nov 17 2013

25mins

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Rank #3: A Czech Christmas Krampus

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Pete and Travis back together for another Christmas episode from Prague!!! Tonight we talk about the spooky traditions centered around the season including good old Krampus.

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Dec 17 2019

24mins

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Rank #4: Destination: Cesky Krumlov

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In our first "Destination Special Edition" episode, we will take a tour of beautiful Cesky Krumlov in Southern Bohemia. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a favorite destination for foreign travelers and we will bring you first hand insight to the top spots in this historic town.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Jun 20 2013

22mins

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Rank #5: Episode #13: The Life and Death of Jan Hus

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Jan Hus was a Czech priest and philosopher and was known to be the first church reformer of the early 15th century. His viewpoint on the Catholic Church and her priests sparked a backlash that led to his excommunication and later execution in 1419. The followers of Jan Hus took up arms in his memory and helped to usher in the Thirty Years War. We will examine the life of Jan Hus and the aftermath that ensued; the Hussite War.  

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Jul 15 2013

44mins

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Rank #6: Episode #25: Czech Easter, Passover, and Ancient Traditions

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Springtime has come to the Czech Republic. It is a time of religious observance and ancient Czech traditions. It is not uncommon to see bands of young men stumbling through the town with homemade whips in their hands looking for a young lady to swack. It is also common to see Czechs file into churches and synagogues worshiping with their brothers and sisters in the faith. The Bohemican Podcast ushers in the re-birth of the spring season in all its glory.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Apr 03 2014

29mins

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Rank #7: Episode #19: The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich and the Aftermath

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Operation Anthropoid was organized to rid the Czech people of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, Reinhard Heydrich in May of 1942. The assassination attempt was successful but proved costly. Hitler's retribution was swift and complete as his forces executed those that collaborated with the operation. The small Czech village of Lidice was razed to the ground on June 10, 1942 and soon after several other Czech townships met a similar fate. The assassination of Heydrich is our focus on this episode of the Bohemican Podcast.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Nov 30 2013

48mins

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Rank #8: Episode #14: Prague Spring and Jan Palach

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The late 1960's were a time of social and political upheaval around the world and Prague was no exception. In 1968, the Czechoslovakian people were pushing for more openness with the West and the concept of "Socialism with a face" was in vogue. With the election of reformist Secretary Alexander Dubcek, Moscow had enough and ordered Warsaw Pact forces into Czechoslovakia. All reforms were suspended but the flame of freedom would not perish. The self-immolation of college student Jan Palach in January of 1969 and his death several days later would resonate across the globe.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Aug 04 2013

33mins

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Rank #9: Episode #28: Klement Gottwald: Stalin's Protege in Power

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We examine Czechoslovakia's first Communist President and consistently voted "Worst Czech Leader", Klement Gottwald. What many would call a "true believer" in the socialist construct, Gottwald helped the communist party gain a foot-hold in Czechoslovak politics following World War Two with a political coup backed by Moscow. During this time political rivals were ruined, dissidents were imprisoned in labor camps, and public and secret trials against individuals linked to underground movements were conducted. Gottwald took the actions similar to the pages from Stalin's "playbook". The communists were entrenched in power and the Iron Curtain fell in front of the Czech people. Our spotlight shines upon President Klement Gottwald.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Support: PayPal | Patreon | Podcastnik Shop | Pete Collman Photography

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May 18 2014

12mins

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Rank #10: Episode #31: Battle of Chlum 1866: The Killing Fields of Koniggratz

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The Bohemican Podcast takes to the field of battle for a 2014 re-enactment of the Battle of Chlum. This decisive battle of the Austro-Prussian War took place on July 3, 1866 in the Bohemian fields near Hradec Kralove (Koniggratz). This 19th century “killing field” would see over 40,000 killed, wounded, or captured by battle’s end.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Jul 21 2014

25mins

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Rank #11: Episode #74: Destination: Brno

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Join Pete and Travis for a road trip to Moravia in the Czech Republic to explore the city of Brno. Take in the museums, castle, fireworks, and battle re-enactments that make Brno so unique.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Aug 06 2019

11mins

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Rank #12: Destination: Kutna Hora

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This destination episode takes us to the Medieval silver mining boom town of Kutna Hora just east of Prague. We will lead you through the streets of this amazing town and introduce you to St. Barbara Church, the silver depository of the Italian Court, and the erie bone church ossuary in Sedlec.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Sep 01 2013

17mins

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Rank #13: Czechs and The Great War: Winds of War

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On the first episode of our special Bohemican Podcast series called Czechs in the Great War, we will set the table with the numerous events and conditions that led to the outbreak of World War One. The Czech people are caught in the middle of the conflict and have to choose a side. Some stay loyal to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire while others fight alongside the Russians, the British, or in the French Foreign Legion. The winds of war approach and there is no turning back.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Nov 26 2013

28mins

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Rank #14: Destination: City of Strakonice: Bagpipes, Beer, and Fez Hats

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Every two years, the city Strakonice plays host to the International Bagpipe Festival and the Bohemican Podcast gives you a front seat. We will also look into the other aspects of Strakonice that make this town unique. Grab a Dudak pivo, put on your fez hat, and get ready for some bagpipes.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Aug 31 2014

22mins

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Rank #15: Travis Makes Candy (help!)

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Travis is no longer a tech writer and is now learning how to make candy in Germany, so he can start a business in Oregon. And he has a boyfriend, Toby. Pete Collman is working overtime creating Past Access on YouTube. We could use your help!


→ GoFundMe Candy Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/travis039-handmade-candy

GoFundMe short link (to share) gf.me/u/v48wqx

Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/TravisDow

Support through merch: podastnikshop.com


Podcastnik’s newest project, Past Access: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQKBE0TD34qtifjeemA_5g

Podcastnik audio: https://play.acast.com/s/podcastnik

RSS: https://rss.acast.com/podcastnik

Podcastnik YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXoGtTPofdH5m71SXlGKa2Q

TnT #5kRainbow YouTube (Toby Travis): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx6uaGejU-nanSTEwAwdgNA

Toby’s podcast (German) http://whats-in-your-pants.de/

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Oct 20 2019

17mins

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Rank #16: Episode #26: The Czech Spring Rite of Witch Burning

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The Czechs and Moravians usher in the Spring on the last night of April by burning a "straw witch" at a celebration known as Carodejnice. Celebrated throughout many nations in Europe, the burning of the witches is a time to eat, drink, and be merry.....winter is over. We will look at the beginnings of this ancient festival and of the dark history of the "burning times" to provide the full story of this Walpurgis Night.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Apr 22 2014

19mins

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Rank #17: Bohemican Bedtime Stories: Charles Bridge

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On our first edition of Bohemican Bedtime Stories we will explore several legends about the Charles Bridge in Prague. One of my favorite times of the day is spending the last few moments of the evening reading to my boy. I will read three well-known stories to my son, Nathanael, as we get ready for bedtime. The Builder of Charles Bridge. The Bridge of Eggs and Cream Cheese. Bruncvik's Sword.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Jan 17 2016

17mins

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Rank #18: Episode #53: Tuzeks and Czech Life Behind the Iron Curtain

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On this episode of the Bohemican Podcast, we take a trip back in time and revisit life in Czechoslovakia under communist rule. We will be joined by The Eastern Border podcast host, Kristaps Andrejsons as we discuss the black market, joining the party, keeping your head down, and shopping at the local tuzek.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Apr 03 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #19: Episode #46: Jan Mydlar: Prague's Executioner

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Jan Mydlar led an eventful life in the 17th century. He was well respected at his gruesome occupation as Prague's Old Town executioner. His story is of lost love, a cruel twist of fate, and being a harbinger of the subjugation of the Czech people. Join us as we introduce you to this 17th century man behind the cowl of death, Jan Mydlar.


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Sep 27 2015

30mins

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Rank #20: Episode #57: Czech Food

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An episode way over due. On tonight's Bohemican Podcast, we talk Czech food in many forms and interview Czechs and expats on their favorite dishes. Pull up a chair, grab your favorite pivo, and dig in! Dobro chut


A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit bohemican.com for more on this project and the Czech Republic.

Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link)


Twitter @bohemican | @Travis J Dow | @Podcastnik — Facebook Podcastnik Page — Instagram @podcastnik


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Jun 30 2016

14mins

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