In today's episode Guy looks to have it all. Power, popularity, and family. But, as things do, the new Guideschi Kingdom is about to unravel.
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.
In all seriousness, this episode deals with a very dark time in French history, and I can think of only two that even approach it for their lack of luminousness. On the other hand, the darkness set in motion events that would see France move from the lost cause of the Frankish Empire, to becoming one of the leading states in Europe, centuries later.
Special thanks this week to Ryan Stitt of the History of Ancient Greece Podcast for doing the intro quote. Check out his work, it is awesome.
Greetings. Today our story reached its high point as 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.
Exciting news! Matthew Caws from Nada Surf just got married! Holy crap! Congrats to Both of them!
Also my sister's birthday is today! This is my sister:
We are a very intense family. Enjoy the episode.
Hey folks! many exciting things. Firstly, in today's episode we discuss the fall of Charles' the Fat's empire, with an awesome intro quote read by Gary Stevens from the History in the Bible podcast.
The other exciting thing, if you missed it, is that I participated in a history Podcasters Collage show, This one was on food! I had a lot of fun making it, I hope you enjoy it. The Collage show is here, the regularly scheduled episode is below.
In today's episode, Lambert's young son takes the ducal throne and then takes his dad's army for a joy ride around Italy.
HUZZAH! In today's episode Steve Guerra from the History of the Papacy Podcast joins me to discuss bishops that doth war. It was a lot of fun to do, I hope you like it.
Change is coming. Remember, do not panic. It will probably be scary and unpleasant, but at least if you die it will remind your enemies of the onrushing inevitability of death. Here is what you need to know:
No other episodes for this month, but two next month. Sorry for this.
I am joining Dark Myths Podcast Collective! They have many great shows, including Rumor Flies.
I am Joining Agora Podcast Network! They have many great shows, and will help me pay my bills.
I am going to have to move my podcasting host, you probably won't notice
I am going to have to start advertising, you probably will notice, but it shouldn't be that bad.
I am going to plug another podcast in more detail in each show. I do hope you notive, they are quite talented.
The Map Guy is making me some maps! Yaaay!
Dear friends, here it is, another episode. There is nothing like studying the past in order to gain perspective on your current problems. My wife and I are currently struggling to get thank you notes written for all the stuff we received wen the baby came. If my relatives had been Carolingians, they would probably be trying to arrange convenient hunting accidents so that they could take over my apartment. Joke's on them, though, because there is no way we are getting our security deposit back.
This episode also briefly features a rather interesting woman named Ermengahrd. If she had lived in a different time she would probably have ruled in her own right, but alas. More importantly, her name reminds me of a meme. So I made this. Enjoy,
In today's episode, a wide variety of Germanic nobles ruling over Italy drop dead/are stabbed. Guy of Spolento enters the scene, does a bunch of things, and then dies. His son Lambert makes some people REALLY mad. Outraged, even. I dunno, guys, the Guideschi may not be nice people.
More importantly! We have a new staff member here at W2W. Andrew Pfannkuche will be editing the cast for the forseeable future. He is extremely talented, as I think you will be able to tell by the improved sound quality, lack of obvious audio errors, and light minty scent that will accompany today's episode. This is quite an achievement given the mass of random recorded screaming I delivered to him neigh on a day ago. So keep him in mind for your future audio editing needs, and give him a warm, W2W welcome.
Actually a W2W welcome would probably require some form of medieval torture or lecture on geological phenomenon, so maybe just give him a more generalized warm welcome.
Today we look at the rise of the Guideschi family, a key set of nobles in Italy in the Early middle ages. Of course they start off in Francia, and this is mostly about that. There is loyalty, betrayal, etymology, everything a red blooded history podcast listener desires. It's a bit of a short one, which may be a trend, but was in this case necessitated by difficulties getting my hands on these books. if you have any ideas, please let me know. Alternatively, why not make a donation?
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