Here it is, the episode where we finally talk about the thing you have all been waiting for. The counterweight trebuchet. And not just what it is or how it worked, the real stuff that the public wants to know: where it is, what it is thinking about, whether it is thinking about you, who it is with. So put on that green trebuchet t-shirt and get ready to be flung into the middle ages!
Here it is, the esoteric, theoretical discussion of warfare over one thousand years ago that you never knew you wanted.
I am sorry.
Here is where the audio clip came from, it is a pretty interesting thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsXMe8H6iyc
In today's episode, we discuss which came first, the chicken of the knight, or the egg of Feudalism. Personally, I am comfortable with the idea that they go together, in a kind of society quiche. Also I say some unkind things about military history in the popular press.
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In today's episode, Travis Dow goes to Wittenberg, home of the world famous Hundertwasserschule, a school built by famous architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. While there he makes a lot of friends.
I am going to be posting two episodes back to back, and then radio silence till January. Sorry for the gap, but when we reach the other side we will be in a new place! yay!
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After a long wait and innumerable technical difficulties, here it is the October Podiversiarry Show. As the title implies, this show is a review of the life and times of highly influential historian, Marc Bloch. I think this is one of our better episodes, even if it isn't quite up to the threshold of perfection we wanted. In the process of making this episode, Andrew and I both nearly had nervous breakdowns, so I think it is pretty good under the circumstances. Huge shout out to all the podcasters who helped out with this one, namely Thomas Daly, Roifield Brown, Zach Twamley, Sharyn Eastaugh, Steve Guerra, and Jerry Landry.
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In this episode we finish our look at the development of the feudal system of the nobility in the middle ages.
As I mention in the episode, The apartment we were going to move into fell through. Like a week before the move in date. So, we have rage-quit apartment hunting, and are now neck deep in the process of buying a small, cheap house in a place with a good school system. That is a big part of the delay in the episode, thank you all for your patience and generosity. More to come this month.
Way back in Episode 6 I promised more episodes on the class system. Well, here we are. Enjoy!
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To the episode. I am gonna be honest guys. this one really got away from me. this is an hour and thirty seven minutes of history podcasting goodness. Travis Dow and myself talk about life, girls, the battle of Augsburg, our feelings, and whether or not the middle ages really existed. There is even extra content from special guest Der Buddler. I am really not sure if you are ready for this episode. Maybe I should cut it up? nah. That seems like extra work. Anyway, the legalities of having a listener's head explode from too much quality content are still pretty unsettled. I can probably get away with it. Just, remember to take precautions. Stay hydrated, remember to take lots of breaks. Maybe put on a headband if you get a headache.
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