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Reflecting History is an educational history podcast that explores significant historical events and themes without losing track of the ordinary people involved. Covering a wide variety of topics, it explores the connection between history, psychology, and philosophy.
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Analyzing events in history to understand why they happened. The factors that led to various events at different times in history. The show picks certain eras like post-World War II and tries to connect events that happened across the globe around that time.
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In this podcast we interview historians about new topics every week ranging from Ancient Rome to pre historic era to modern history. I myself am not an academic but I always been fascinated by history and always enjoy learning about it. I am trying to make history fun and enjoyable and hopefully you will learn smomething too. New episodes coming out every week on "Well That Aged Well". With "Erlend Hedegart". This podcast is uncut, and unedited.So what you see is what you get. Which means th ...
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The Maritime History Podcast is a chronological look at maritime history and its numerous facets. Beginning with ancient history, the podcast looks at trade, exploration, boat and ship-building, economics, and the relationship between the ocean and the development of society and culture throughout history. Learn more about the podcast at https://maritimehistorypodcast.com.
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Philosophers and Psychologists have often imagined a "blank slate" to put different theories of human nature to the test. What would humanity be if you stripped away all the culture, all the pressures, all the social interactions that shape us on a daily basis? In Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," he takes this idea to the next level by examining chara…
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Tibetan Empire reached its zenith under Songtsen Gampo's descendant Tri Song Detsuen in 755 AD who expanded Tibet politically and economically and promoted Buddhism to bring the nation together. However, about a century after him, the empire collapsed and Tibet entered its traditional "dark age." The Mongols conquered Tibet in 1244 but let the loca…
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at the world of "Ancient Greece". From the world of Homer to the Athenians, to Sparta, to the greek culture, and religion. All this and more on "Well That Aged Well": Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/well-that-aged-well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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THIS WEEK! We are Joined by Professor Roger Griffin. And we discuss the ideology known as Fascism. What is Fascism? What make it so dangerous? And how did Hitler, and Mousolini sucseed with their propoganda? And what about Fascism today? Find out this week on "Well That Aged Well", With "Erlend Hedegart". Support this show http://supporter.acast.co…
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Boeing hid information regarding the MCAS software from its 737-Max flying manual to short circuit the certification. Boeing's cheating cost 346 lives across 2 plane crashes. Volkswagen had a cheat device software in its diesel cars to circumvent the NOX level requirememts in the US and the EU. Wells Fargo opened millions of bank accounts without c…
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THIS WEEK! We discuss Paganism in the Christian World. How did it survive, and what were the relations between Paganism, and Christianity? How did the Reneisance revive Pagan belief? All this and more on "Well That Aged Well", with "Erlend Hedegart". Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/well-that-aged-well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/pr…
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"You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget." Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" imagines a post-apocalyptic world that puts other dystopian atmospheres to shame with its bleak hopelessness. Staring into the darkest parts of the abyss, it asks some of the most basic yet important questions humanity can ask-What is the v…
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THIS WEEK! We discuss Ivan The Terrible. From his unhappy upbringing, to him being the first to take the title Tsar, to his unsucsesfull wars, to the sack of Novgorod. All this and More on "Well That Aged Well". Links to where to find Professor Griffin. Professor Griffins Website: http://www.claregriffin.org/ Read her book "Mixing Medicine, the glo…
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Putin was a working class outsider who rose through the ranks to the Country's top job. Once at the top, Putin consolidated his position by eiminating opposition and giving Russia a strategic economic advantage. Xi was a Princeling who ended up on the wrong side during Mao's time. But Xi believed in Mao and came back, aspiring to be Mao 2.0…
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THIS WEEK! We discuss The Life of Alexander The Great. From the world of Macedonia to his father Philip II, and his upbringing in the Macedonian court, To his campaign towards India, and More. This week on "Well That Aged Well", with "Erlend Hedegart". Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/well-that-aged-well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/…
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THIS WEEK! We discuss what went wrong with the most recent Ridley Scott Movie "Napoleon" movie. How innacurrate is it? What went wrong? And how could it have been made better? The views discussed in this episode are our own. Find Rory Butcher on Twitter/X here: @RMB_History Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/well-that-aged-well. Hosted on…
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In this episode I’m joined by historian Ruby Lal. Ruby is Professor of South Asian history at Emory University and the author of several books, including her latest: "Vagabond Princess: The Great Adventures of Gulbadan." We discuss the Mughal Empire-the descendants of the great nomadic empires of Genghis Khan, the Mongols, and Tamerlane. We talk ab…
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at The Popes, And The Hoenstaufen. We take a look at how the relationship between Barbarossa, and Alexander III, The Anti Pope, and the third crusade. We also take a look at Frederick II, and Pope Gregory IX. Why did the popes dislike the Hoenstaufen? AND A New Mic! Find out this week on "Well That Aged Well", With "Erlend…
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In Part 2 Of The Enlightenment, we take a look at "The Age Of Reason". From the abolishment of Torture, to the enlightened Monarchs, to the view of Slavery, and Colonialism, And much more. On "Well That Aged Well", with "Erlend Hedegart". Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/well-that-aged-well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for mo…
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at The age known as "The Enlightenment". From the world before The Enlightenment, to the end of witchchraft, and superstition, to the philosopher giants, and the scientific revolution. All this, and more this week on "Well That Aged Well", With "Erlend Hedegart". Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/well-that-aged-…
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Traveling salesman Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find out he's been transformed into some sort of hideous bug. The story that follows in Franz Kafka's masterpiece "The Metamorphosis" offers insight into human nature, identity, change, the nature of kindness, and more. Does the mundane and day to day nature of life rob us of our spirituality …
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at The famous French King Louis XIV. From the rise of The Bourbon Dynasty to the upbringing of Louis XIV, to Anne Of Austria and Cardinal Mazzarin. To the building of Verssaille, the war of The Spanish Succession, and the legacy of Louis XIV`s Versaille. All this, and more on "Well That Aged Well". With "Erlend Hedegart". …
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at The Berlin Wall. From the Soviet Invation in 1945 To Soviet Western relations. To the escapees to the west, and the building of The Berlin Wall. And what was it like to live in the East German Regime during The Cold War, and what was the aftermath of the collapse to a transition from Comunism to Capitalism for the Easte…
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at the Avignon Papcy. You probably thought that The Pope have always recided in Rome right? Right? Well what if I told you that for almotst half a century the Popes were cited in The city of Avignon in Provence, in modern days France? This week we take a look at the Papal history of why, and how the Popes ended up in Avign…
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Traveling salesman Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find out he's been transformed into some sort of hideous bug. The story that follows in Franz Kafka's masterpiece "The Metamorphosis" offers insight into human nature, identity, change, the nature of kindness, and more. Does the mundane and day to day nature of life rob us of our spirituality …
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Railway tycoon Leland Stanford lived in Santa Clara Valley and founded Stanford University in 1891. Another prominent Stanford University figure, Frederick Terman. invested heavily in businesses that would base themselves in the area and employ talented young people. One such business was the original start-up, an electrical company started in a ga…
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at The St. Domingue uprising. From the history of how Haiti came to be under French Colonial rule to the Rise of the Haitian leader Toussaint Louverture, and his rise and fall, and the legacy of the St. Domingue revolution. All this, and more on "Well That Aged Well. With "Erlend Hedegart". Support this show http://support…
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at The USSR Under The Stalin Regime, and we take a look at the crimes comitted under Joseph Stalin. From how he rose to power to the Colectivization of Russia, to the Holodomor, the Great Purge, And how The NKVD brought innocent people into the Gulag system to his death in 1953. And is the Current Putin Regime compareable …
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In 1914, American Marines rob Haiti's National Bank of $500,000 in Gold Reserves at th ebehest of the National City Bank. Wall Street looks to topple FDR and replace him with a business friendly Dictator. United Fruit, now Chiquita engineers the ouster of the democratically elected Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala.…
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THIS WEEK! We are taking a look at The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire. We will have a look at what factors brought the Roman Empire to an end. From the christianization of The Empire, and Constantines move to Constantinople, to the external, and internal factors of why and how the Western Roman Empire fell. All this, and more on "Well That Ag…
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Traveling salesman Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find out he's been transformed into some sort of hideous bug. The story that follows in Franz Kafka's masterpiece "The Metamorphosis" offers insight into human nature, identity, change, the nature of kindness, and more. Does the mundane and day to day nature of life rob us of our spirituality …
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at Germanys last Kasier Wilhelm II. From his upbringing, and his relationship with his family to the Ottoman-German alliance and To World War 1 which would lead to his eventual abdication, and how his life would be viewed forever after. All this and more this week on "Well That Aged Well". With "Erlend Hedegart". Support t…
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Strategic mistakes in the Russia-Ukraine relationship or a leadership vision that led to lasting impact. This episode evaluates patterns that emerge from the learnings we've had across the previous 74 episodes. Impact from the whims of a deranged leader or the ego trip of two super powers. Some interesting patterns emerge as we traverse history.…
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This week we take a look at Tudor England. Under the reign of King Henry VIII, and Thomas Cromwell a significant event happened that would lead to the dissolving of the monasteries. But why did it happen? Was it for the reasons we thought they were disolved? And how does this compare to the disolvement of the Habsburg Monasteries under Joseph II? A…
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THIS WEEK! We take a look at the battle that would turn the tide of The Second World War around. The famous D-DAY, and the liberation of Paris. From the planning of Operation Overlord, to the GI`s who participated in this historical event to the liberation in Paris and Charles Degauls famous speech. And what if D-Day had not been the sucsess it bec…
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While not being the book many fans wanted (and still haven’t gotten…), George R.R. Martin’s 2018 “Fire and Blood”, a fictional history prequel to "A Game of Thrones" is worthy of historical examination in its own right. Aside from being a lesson to historians in how to write entertaining, captivating history, it also offers insight into some of the…
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The Panama Papers refer to the 11.5 million leaked encrypted confidential documents that were the property of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The documents were released on April 3, 2016, by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), dubbing them the “Panama Papers.” The document exposed more than 140 politicians from more than 50 countr…
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In this weeks episode we take a look at the Stuart king Charles I. From his upbringing in Scottland to his journey, to London. His trarvel to Spain to meet the infanta Maria Anna, and his marriage to Henrietta Maria, and his friendship with Buckingham. And was Oliver Cromwell the villain history made him out to be? Find out this week on "Well That …
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This week we take a look at The French Revolution. From Talleryand, and Laffayete to the state of France in the late 1780s to the diamond neckless afair, and what the causes of the revolution were and how it came to occur. And was it a social or a poltiical revoloution? Find out this week on "Well That Aged Well". With "Erlend Hedegart". Support th…
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In this episode we talk about how rulers and chronicles use history to justify their rights to rule. NOT everyone we speak about in this episode are tyrants, but those we talk about in this episode have all used history in one way or another to justify their claim to rule their kingdoms. We take a look at how history is used for propoganda purposes…
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Hello everyone, here is a bonus episode from my Patreon feed. Hope you enjoy it. It's been an amazing run for a long time now, so thank you for all the support and appreciation over the years. It means a lot. Hope you have a great year. How do we find meaning in an infinite universe? Is the pursuit of meaning a meaningful pursuit? Can humanity cont…
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This week in our anual christmas special, we talk about ST. Nicholas. From his upbringing, to the council of Nicea to his death. His popular saint stories, and how he came to be as we know him as Santa Claus, and of course. Do we have a favorite Santa Claus movie? Find out this week on "Well That Aged Well". Support this show http://supporter.acast…
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This week we take a look at Charlemagnes sucsessor "Louis The Pious". We take a look at some primary sources such as Notker, The Astronomer, who have written about Louis, and discuss their reliability, as well as the life of Louis, and how he was the beginning of the end of Charlemages empire. And how did he get the nickname "The Pious?" Find out t…
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