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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

65 Ratings
Average Ratings
56
6
2
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.

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

Rank #1: Episode #66: An Interview with Sam Beckwith of PraguePig.com

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Join us for some tea and conversation with writer and satirist Sam Beckwith, the creator of PraguePig.com.
His expat viewpoint provides a perfect mirror to all the Czech stories not reported in the mainstream media. Celebrities, traditions, and the obscure are standard fare on the PraguePig.
Sounds a bit like our Bohemican podcast :-) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 17 2017

25mins

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Rank #2: Episode #3: Rudolph II (Part Two)

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In part two of a two-part program, we focus upon Rudolph II's manic interest in alchemy and the occult. His tolerance of religious practices allowed for an "open door policy" to scientific and artistic outcasts throughout Europa. His interactions and freedoms granted to Prague's Jewish community left a lasting mark upon this mystical city of Bohemia. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 14 2013

31mins

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Rank #3: Episode #4: Na zdravi: Beer in Bohemia

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Na Zdravi­!!! Beer production in Bohemia has a long tradition and several large contributions to the beer drinking world. We will explain the history of Pislner Pivo, talk of the process, and take a "field trip" to a local Prague pub for a first hand account of enjoying this Pivo Paradise.


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Feb 17 2013

39mins

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Rank #4: 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!

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Jun 30 2016

14mins

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Rank #5: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 03 2014

29mins

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Rank #6: Episode #65: The Accidental Hero: Lt. Col. Matt Konop

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It was May 1945 and American forces were freeing the people of western Czechoslovakia from their Nazi overlords.
Lieutenant Colonel Matt Konop led several first contact missions into these Czech towns, mainly armed with his knowledge of the Czech language. Just like that, he became a legend.

Konop's grandson, Patrick Dewane, has kept the memory of this accidental hero alive with his 90-minute, one-man play. We had a chance to talk with him on the eve of his trip to the Czech Republic for liberation weekend 2017.
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May 06 2017

17mins

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Rank #7: Episode #48: Texas Czechs: Come and Take It

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The guys from the "Come and Take It" podcast interview Travis and I about living in the Czech Republic and the contributions that Czech immigrants made to American culture in the great state of Texas. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 11 2015

1hr 21mins

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Rank #8: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 15 2013

44mins

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Rank #9: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 03 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: Bohemican Bedtime Stories 2: Prague Castle

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Join us for our second installment of the telling of Czech legends connected to the Prague Castle area.
We will discuss the stories of the bells of St. Vitus, the mourning of King Charles IV, and the mystery of Prince Wenceslas' mother, Drahomira. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 06 2016

16mins

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Rank #11: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 27 2015

30mins

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Rank #12: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 22 2014

19mins

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Rank #13: Episode #67: Our 5 Year Anniversary Show

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Join Pete and Travis in celebrating our 5 year anniversary for the Bohemican Podcast and the History of Alchemy Podcast. 

Tune-in for our take on the past few years, our thanks to our listeners, and our plans for the Podcastnik Network.

​Thank you all for listening all these years!!!

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Mar 23 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #14: 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.
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Jan 17 2016

17mins

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Rank #15: Episode #51: Cyril, Methodius, and Greater Moravia

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The kingdom of Greater Moravia, in what is today the Czech Republic, was a high water mark for self governance of the Czech, Moravian, and Slovak peoples.
The leadership of several strong rulers of the day and the influence of two Christian brothers, allowed Greater Moravia to thrive for brief moment in history.
Tonight we talk about the influence on religion and language brought by Cyril and Methodius to the Slavic peoples of Central Europe. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 03 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #16: Episode #9: The Knights Templar in Prague

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The Knights Templar have roots across Europe and here in Bohemia. Before their disbanding and punishment inflicted by the Holy Church, the Knights Templar had a foothold in Prague. On this episode, we will walk through Prague and point out what remains of this order and the legends that refuse to die out. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 05 2013

31mins

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Rank #17: Episode #16: Czech Witches, Dungeons, Vampires, and the Occult

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The Czech Republic is a land full of legend and lore. As the days grow short this Fall and the nights last longer, dark stories of witches and vampires seem to creep up among visitors and expats. Halloween is upon us here in Prague and we will examine this recently embraced holiday and the ghost stories that fit the season. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 20 2013

40mins

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Rank #18: Episode #47: Faust and the Devil

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On a special episode of the Bohemican podcast, we welcome the History of Alchemy podcast listeners with a topic focused on alchemy, a deal with the devil, and alchemical legend spanning nearly 600 years. Johannes Faust was more a myth than a man but his legend helped to inspire alchemical discoveries and create unforgettable ghost stories here in Prague well after his supposed death. A modern day archaeological find in Germany may give proof that this man really did exist. Tonight we present the legend of Faust and the Devil. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 28 2015

23mins

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Rank #19: 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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 18 2014

12mins

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Rank #20: Episode #8: The Czech Viewpoint of Foreigners

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The Czech people have been greatly influenced by their European neighbors through the centuries. Many speculate that these influences have colored and shaped their viewpoint on the world around them. Foreign political pressures have, at times, isolated the Czech people from foreign contact and cultural exchange. In the 21st Century, the Czech people continue to struggle with age-old rivalries and exposure to a variety of new challenges on the world stage. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 15 2013

56mins

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