Notes: Episode 36, The Reformation (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   2:59 – I was incorrect – Switzerland was actually confederated from 26 different cantons. The amount of historical, cultural, religious, and especially language differences in such a small area by strict measurement is really quite astonishing. It is, however, also a microcosm of the Germanic world […]

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36. The Reformation (Part 2)

In this episode we follow some of the non-Lutheran reformers in their early days, as well as the Catholic response to the Reformation and the ensuing religious wars, culminating in the Peace of Westphalia. Gary Hallman returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 35, The Reformation, Part 1

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   8:26 – the diaspora I refer to here is the expulsion of the Jewish people from Judea after a number of revolts during the first and second centuries against the Roman Empire. Before early Christians were seen as a threat against the Romans due to their […]

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35. The Reformation (Part 1)

In this episode, we discuss the roots of Luther’s reformation philosophies, as well as what set Luther apart from other early heresies. Gary Hallman joins as guest.

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Notes: Episode 28, Charlemagne (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   2:26 – I was right! We’re on our third pope now. 4:29 – If you want the long version of this story, I get into some more detail in last month’s episode about the Knights Templar, which you can find here. 12:22 – You know, the […]

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28. Charlemagne (Part 2)

In this episode we focus mainly on Charlemagne’s coronation by Pope Leo III as Roman Emperor and the far-reaching consequences of the act. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 27, Charlemagne (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   6:51 – It looks as though Charlemagne’s date of birth may have been shifted forward several years from 742 to 747 by some chroniclers both to coincide with Easter and to mask the fact that Charlemagne may have been born out of wedlock. 742 is by […]

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27. Charlemagne (Part 1)

In this episode, we discuss the stretch of time between the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the rule of Charlemagne, as well as Charlemagne’s first years of rule. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 17, The Space Race (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information. 4:48 – The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle is the NASA capsule (contracted to Lockheed Martin) that is intended to replace the space shuttle, which has been grounded since 2011, leaving transport of astronauts to the ISS dependant on the Russian Soyuz Launch System. The first unmanned test […]

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17. The Space Race (Part 1)

In this episode, we discuss the origins of the space race between the United States and Soviet Union, from the early experiments of Robert Goddard and the aftermath of the Second World War through to the groundbreaking Mercury and Vostok programs. Kevin Miller returns as guest.

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