Best Elizabethan podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Welcome to the ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND FOOD podcast, where amazing things happen.
 
Though it's titled The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the man himself appears only in five scenes in the entire play! However, such is his impact on the events that surrounded him that he still remains the central figure in this psychological drama that combines politics, honor, assassination, betrayal, the lust for power, patriotism and friendship. Set in 44 BC in ancient Rome, it is one of William Shakespeare's early Tragedies. First thought to have been performed in September 1599, William Sha ...
 
Welcome to the Elizabethan England podcast, where amazing things happen.
 
Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.Go to http://www.englandcast.com for more info.
 
The Bible was first translated into English some time in the 7th century by an unnamed monk known to us as the Venerable Bede. This was the Old English version and the work of translation from Vulgate Latin into Middle English was taken up again in the 14th century by the famous religious dissenter John Wycliffe. Modern translations date from the 16th century onwards and these were sourced from Greek and Hebrew versions as well as Latin. Most translations are made by a large group of scholar ...
 
Welcome to Bone Throwers Theater! We are a role playing game actual play podcast. We play both long-term campaigns and one-shot sessions. Our current main campaign is called Angel's Guard. It uses the Mini-Six RPG from Antipaladin Games. It is set in a fantasy realm analogous to Elizabethan England. The party members are a part of the domestic spy network, tasked with rooting out threats against the Crown.Join us every Monday for new episodes of Angel’s Guard. On Thursdays, look out for one- ...
 
The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1582 and 1592. Highly popular and influential in its time, The Spanish Tragedy established a new genre in English theatre, the revenge play or revenge tragedy. Its plot contains several violent murders and includes as one of its characters a personification of Revenge. The Spanish Tragedy was often referred to (or parodied) in works written by other Elizabethan playwrights, including Willia ...
 
On the Nature of Things, written in the first century BCE by Titus Lucretius Carus, is one of the principle expositions on Epicurean philosophy and science to have survived from antiquity. Far from being a dry treatise on the many topics it covers, the original Latin version (entitled De Rerum Natura) was written in the form of an extended poem in hexameter, with a beauty of style that was admired and emulated by his successors, including Ovid and Cicero. The version read here is an English ...
 
 
Director Roland Emmerich, writer John Orloff and actor Rhys Ifans discuss the controversial new film at the Apple Store, Regent Street, in London. Set in the political snake-pit, of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued, academics and brilliant minds, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to, William Shakespeare?
 
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The group fights their way into the "Oubliette of Aphonic Excurciation". Once again, the magic of the Fae seems to be causing many problems yet again. Jorus decides to creatively investigate the phenomena with is own magic, leaving the rest of the group quite confused. System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin Games CAST: Jordan — The Game Master Aaro ...…
 
It’s the second round of Act 1 of this Fiasco. There's a lot of plotting and conspiring going on here, showing just how messed up this little town is. Even the Health Inspector reveals a dark streak. But the darkest of them all just could be the eight year old. But we'll just have to wait and see how it turns out. System: Fiasco CAST: Aaron - L ...…
 
What a session! The interactions thus far in the realm of the Fae have brought out some inner tensions and development within the individual characters. But despite these enormous challenges, the group seem to be more unified and determined than ever. Who Advanced their Character the Most: Jeremy Who has the best Roleplaying: Jeff Who Brought t ...…
 
It’s time for a new one-shot...and it's back to one of our favorites, Fiasco! For the next four weeks, we’ll be in a small New Mexico town where there are sure to be a lot of shenanigans and hijinks in this "Breaking Bad" style play-set. System: Fiasco CAST: Aaron - Larry Larson Elizabeth - Maria Dos Santos Jackie - "Junior" Jeremy - David Lars ...…
 
Hell-Hounds, Elementals, and Angry Bulls... oh my! The party finds it much easier follow the Path of Pain if they walk together... not quite arm in arm, but it's close. We're off the see the wiz... err... save the queen. System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin Games CAST: Jordan — The Game Master Aaron — Brother Benedict Jeff — Demetrius Norden Jere ...…
 
Here's the finale of our Swords Without Master session. The source of the Blood Elves' magic is revealed and our heroes know what relic the are after. But which of them, if any, will make it out unscathed? System: Swords Without Master by Epidiah Ravachol from Worlds Without Master, Issue 3 CAST: Jordan -- The Overmaster Jeff -- Randall Prouse ...…
 
One of the major shifts in the economy from a medieval to an early modern world was the rise of credit. In this episode I look at the history of credit and usury laws in Europe, and how it all began to change during the 16th century. Show notes at englandcast.com Tudorcon: www.TudorCon.info to sign up The Tudor Summit: www.TudorSummit.com to si ...…
 
Before heading to find the "Path of Pain", it might be a good idea to set up camp for the night and get some much needed rest. But is doing anything in the Fae realm really a good idea? We'll find out as a complication is invoked for one of our beloved characters. System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin Games CAST: Jordan -- The Game Master Aaron -- ...…
 
The battle has taken it's toll, and our heroes are offered only a brief respite before a new threat, from above, presents itself. The players get a bit creative and use their tricks to seemingly gain the upper-hand. But will the Overmaster let them off that easy? System: Swords Without Master by Epidiah Ravachol from Worlds Without Master, Issu ...…
 
The group is led to the oracle, where they get a lot of "answers". But will they find any of it useful? Only time will tell as the face their first challenge in the Bae Van Shee realm, a quicksilver river. System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin Games CAST: Jordan -- The Game Master Aaron -- Brother Benedict Jeff -- Demetrius Norden Jeremy -- Grayso ...…
 
This is the audio of Daniele's talk at the September Tudor Summit, talking about Christine de Pizan and medieval literature in general. The next Tudor Summit is March 2 and 3 - registration is free - check it out at TudorSummit.com!
 
Things start to seem a little bleak as an army of Blood Elves prove themselves to be a bit more relentless and ruthless than originally thought, and our heroes find themselves about to be over-run. System: Swords Without Master by Epidiah Ravachol from Worlds Without Master, Issue 3 CAST: Jordan -- The Overmaster Jeff -- Randall Prouse Jeremy - ...…
 
The quest through the land of the Fae begins and the character are shown glimpses of what could be in store for their futures. Some are unfazed, some are shaken. Some are driven forward, and some resist... maybe even a bit obnoxiously. System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin Games CAST: Jordan -- The Game Master Aaron -- Brother Benedict Jeff -- Dem ...…
 
This week, grab a mug of mead, turn up the Tallis, and let's get in the mood to talk about... the history of Valentine's Day! And also, how our Tudor friends would have celebrated. Because if you're going to celebrate the day a saint was killed by Romans, why not add some Tudor history to your candy love hearts? Remember, if you like this show, ...…
 
Well, it wouldn't be Bone Throwers Theater without the occasional flashback, and hints of weird magic going on. System: Swords Without Master by Epidiah Ravachol from Worlds Without Master, Issue 3 CAST: Jordan -- The Overmaster Jeff -- Randall Prouse Jeremy -- Rindesh Tel Johnny -- Minkus Furhaven
 
Christine Hartweg, author of several books on Robert Dudley and Amy Robsart, as well as the blog All Things Robert Dudley, spoke at the Tudor Summit in September 2018. Here's the audio of her talk. Remember, the March Tudor Summit is coming up on the 2 and 3 of March. Learn more at TudorSummit.com to sign up!…
 
Quite a bit happened in the past few episodes, so that makes for some interesting commentary. We recap the tension created, the plates that are still spinning, and how the characters might react as the head into the realm of the Fae . Who Advanced their Character the Most: Jeremy Who has the best Roleplaying: Johnny Who Brought the best Snack: ...…
 
Here's a new one-shot adventure for you, as we try out Swords Without Master. In this first episode we meet the characters, find out what fuels their fight, and quickly get to see them thrown into peril against Blood Elves and the fierce beasts they have tamed. System: Swords Without Master by Epidiah Ravachol from Worlds Without Master, Issue ...…
 
Jorus leads the group through the magical barrier into the cathedral to square off against The Goatman and Naine Rouge. But will their moment of bravery and heroism save the queen? System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin Games CAST: Jordan -- The Game Master Aaron -- Brother Benedict Jeff -- Demetrius Norden Jeremy -- Grayson Digby Johnny -- Jorus Glave…
 
When we think of the 16th century Age of Exploration and Conquest, we often forget that it wasn't just in the Americas where Exploration was happening. This is the century where Ireland was conquered, and in this episode we look at the history of the Tudors in Ireland. Remember, if you like this show, please leave a rating on iTunes. It's the n ...…
 
Since this was our first time playing this system, we spent some time giving our takes on how it stacks up to our previous gaming experiences. Jordan also reveals the details of the real-life story of the Snallygaster that gave this one-shot a local (Maryland) flare. System: Monster of the Week (2nd Edition) by Michael Sands from Evil Hat Games ...…
 
Check out this explosive episode of our Angel's Guard campaign. For real, things really do blow up. The fire and ice lead to some unnatural destruction for the city of Dinium, and the bomb goes off for some interesting character development. None of the characters are quite aware of it yet, but the players are definitely shaken. System: Mini Si ...…
 
The team goes into a smelly cave with giant Snallygaster eggs. Will they make it back out before the real threat arrives? Probably not, but are they clever enough to survive a showdown with the beasts? System: Monster of the Week (2nd Edition) by Michael Sands from Evil Hat Games CAST: Jordan -- The Keeper Aaron -- Alan Scott (The Expert) Elija ...…
 
The party splits (which is always a good thing) to discover more about these magic bones in the Undermarket below, and to find out more about the Rheman fire and Bae Van Shee ice in the city above. In both places, timing is everything, but it appears imminent that the "bombs" will drop... very soon. System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin Games CAST ...…
 
Fresh off of their info gathering session with another local expert, the group gathers some unusual supplies then heads off the High Rock to hunt down the Snallygaster. But in a sticky situation, Jace may have set loose another threat. System: Monster of the Week (2nd Edition) by Michael Sands from Evil Hat Games CAST: Jordan -- The Keeper Aaro ...…
 
In this episode I look at clocks and keeping time in Medieval and Tudor England. And more info at Englandcast.com. If you love this show, please leave a rating or review on iTunes - it's the number one thing you can do to help the show! Tudorcon.info for Tudorcon information. Thanks so much for your listenership, and support!…
 
The rash actions of last session leave the group staring down an angry mob in the Undermarket. Can they escape unscathed? Probably... but with useful information from the leader of the Bae Van Shee cult? That might take a lot of magic. System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin Games CAST: Jordan -- The Game Master Aaron -- Brother Benedict Jeff -- Dem ...…
 
The group reconvenes to share what they have learned so far. They have a lead on someone who might know what the monster is. But would that encounter be more dangerous? System: Monster of the Week (2nd Edition) by Michael Sands from Evil Hat Games CAST: Jordan -- The Keeper Aaron -- Alan Scott (The Expert) Elijah -- Jinn Jackson (The Profession ...…
 
It's time for another commentary episode! Fresh off of the high tension of the last episode's cliffhanger, the group discusses how Jordan is really good at pushing the character's buttons. Jeremy gives some insight on an inspiration for Grayson's personality, and theories start to form about Fae magic and it's roll in the group. Who Advanced th ...…
 
The one-shot adventure begins as news of 2 mysterious deaths in western Maryland circulate the hot sheets. The group convenes at the scene, and one character comes face to face with a perplexing creature. System: Monster of the Week (2nd Edition) by Michael Sands from Evil Hat Games CAST: Jordan -- The Keeper Aaron -- Alan Scott (The Expert) El ...…
 
The group continues to investigate in the Undermarket. Clues about Fae magic are found. But there is a chance encounter with a group of Bae Van Shee fanatics, and the tension is more than one character can tolerate. System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin Games CAST: Jordan -- The Game Master Aaron -- Brother Benedict Jeff -- Demetrius Norden Jeremy ...…
 
For this one-shot, the party jumps into the "Powered by the Apocalypse" style of game play. For those unfamiliar with Monster of the Week, it is a game focusing on, well, hunting monsters. It works along the lines of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural. In this episode, we meet the characters and go over the shared history. Jordan's broth ...…
 
Benedict has decided to talk to the Privy Council. Jorus is concerned that a Rheman monarch, Willem of Orange, may be named to replace the queen. He convinces Lord Cheddar to help avert that. A vote of no confidence is cast.System: Mini Six, from AntiPaladin GamesCAST:Jordan -- The Game MasterAaron -- Brother BenedictJeff -- Demetrius NordenJer ...…
 
If you're like me, you may have had a rather questionable opinion of Charles Brandon. I'll admit it, he hasn't ranked high in my estimation. But historical fiction author Tony Riches - whose work I love - has just written a new book on Charles Brandon, and so we chatted about this Tudor Knight. And I have broadened my opinion of Charles Brandon ...…
 
The finale of Grin is upon us! Doctor Schroeder has taken Taylor to his operating theater. Vivisection is imminent! Will his remaining friends be able to save him? Or will Taylor meet a grisly end? There's only one way to find out. System: Grin from Arcana Games. You can find the rules at www.arcana-games.com/grin. Aaron -- Taylor JamesJeff -- ...…
 
The quest for the key continues! Also, Lord Liverich is now missing. The party debates whether or not they should find him. Greyson decides he wants to convince Benedict to go see if there are more people need rescuing at Parliament. He convinces Benedict quite well. When they get to that area, they notice a distinct lack of people. It seems th ...…
 
Things have become far more Grim on this one shot episode of Grin. We've had a character die. Most of the group get locked into an isolation room with a corpse. Taylor hears a door opening. Could that be something Even more frightening? Listen to find out... if you dare??System: Grin from Arcana Games. You can find the rules at www.arcana-games ...…
 
BTT AG 2.35 CommentaryIt's time for another commentary episode! A lot of things have happened over the last few episodes of play, keeping the players on edge. They discuss how the character behave in a way that they normally wouldn't. He wonders if the magic had something to do with it. Jordan talks about how he used a piece of art to inspire h ...…
 
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