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A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.
 
Witches didn't exist, and yet thousands of people were executed for the crime of witchcraft. Why? The belief in magic and witchcraft has existed in every recorded human culture; this podcast looks at how people explained the inexplicable, turned random acts of nature into conscious acts of mortal or supernatural beings, and how desperate communities took revenge against the suspected perpetrators.
 
Alysia Montano, Molly Huddle and Roisin McGettigan are three Olympians, from 2 countries, including 2 Moms and 1 current pro coming together to talk about the inspiring figures, important topics and interesting stories in women's sports. We care about the landscape and future of our sport of Track and Field and we want to create more media coverage of women's sports in general. We'll be interviewing inspiring athletes, and discussing topics and news in the track world and beyond. Thanks for ...
 
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Todd Wittenberg, our first guest for the special Mental Health Month series, shares his personal journey of mental health recovery, reflecting on how helping others became one of his primary tools to thrive. He shares powerful anecdotes from his life to reflect on how he got to where he is now and offers inspiration to all of us about choosing kind…
 
I am privileged to host today's guest, Antoine Vanner, the historical fiction author of nine books in the "Dawlish Chronicles" - Antoine Vanner found himself flattered when nautical novelist Joan Druett described him as the "The Tom Clancy of historic naval fiction", and I must say, I was quite humbled with this interview. To purchase Mr Vanner's b…
 
Jenna and Dustin invited some special friends and supporters of the podcast to help them wrap up Season 1, talk through some of the themes that emerged, and reflect on the importance of story-telling in both personal growth and fighting stigma. Tune in to hear how we are pulling it all together and what the plans are for the future of Surfacing!…
 
Mim has always been captivated by the letters, diaries and journals of late 19th and early 20th Century women, and how so many of these trailblazing women ultimately set the stage for women’s rights. After years of passionate research, she’s now put pen to paper and her historical fiction novels have finally become a reality. Her debut work “A Spar…
 
Today I am featuring American historical author, Elizabeth Bell, and I must say, just from reading the synopsis of her first book, I am beyond intrigued. I mean, come on, how can you not after reading this catchy blurb from her novel “Necessary Sins” - In antebellum Charleston, a Catholic priest grapples with doubt, his family’s secret African ance…
 
I'd like to welcome historical fantasy author, Marian L. Thorpe, to the show today. Marian's unique approach to historical fiction is that she creates imaginary worlds and then tells the history of them in fiction form. She is the author of "Empire's Legacy" a box set featuring the titles - "Empire's Daughter", "Empire's Hostage", and "Empire's Exi…
 
Our producer Dustin has been sharing pieces of his story throughout this season, as he connects with the guests around some aspect of their stories. We thought it was time for him to surface the whole story, and we are thrilled that he was willing to share so openly for today’s episode. Our hope is that his experiences will inspire and motivate som…
 
In this episode Ro and Molly talk with Michelle Carter who is a three-time Olympian, American Record Holder and Rio Olympic Champion in the shot put. She tells us how this past year has gone, how she harnesses her confidence, her plans outside of track, what it was like during that gold medal throw, her special relationship with her coach and sport…
 
Ben Zupnick shares his story of dealing with anxiety and depression throughout his life, what he has learned through that journey, and why he feels called to share his story to fight stigma. His story will be relatable to many, and we hope that it inspires you to never give up in figuring out what works for you! MHA Resources: http://www.mhawestche…
 
I am happy to have Mark McLaughlin on the show today talking about his sensational books "Throne of Darius" and "Princess of Persia" set during the time of Alexander the Great. This is in conjunction with his author takeover on April 12th at The Historical Fiction Club and his featured spotlight on my blog, The Hist Fic Chickie. Come join us! And b…
 
Today's episode is an author interview with Michael Ross, the author of "Across the Great Divide" and "The Search", books dealing with some of the same issues as today - immigration, sanctuary cities, racial injustice, and social divisions - yet, set in the mid-1800s as his character (and real-life person), Will Crump, deals with a world on the bri…
 
Ginger MacLeod is our guest today. She’s an MHA employee, volunteer and self-described “cheerleader” who has dedicated her life to helping others find meaning and joy in recovery. In the face of childhood adversity, toxic stress, and alcohol addiction, her journey reflects the powerful discovery of her own worth, which she now uses to help others f…
 
I am welcoming to the show today, Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger, the author of "The Girl from the Mountains" and the Reschen Valley Series of books, such as the award-winning collection "Souvenirs from Kiev", to discuss her thoughts on her writing life. You can buy her new books on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Chrystyna-Lucyk-Berger/e/B0764M2XSY…
 
Ever wondered how the ordinary folk viewed Shakespeare in his day or in later generations, all the way up till today? Here are some of my thoughts on the matter and my concerns about our modern generation and the Bard. To view the blog post which corresponds to this episode, visit here: https://histficchickie.com/2021/04/03/how-people-viewed-shakes…
 
By popular demand, we begin a very detailed look at medieval slavery. This time out we tackle what relevance this conversation has to the modern world, and how we even begin to define slavery, anyway. Reconsider: https://reconsidermedia.com/ Intelligent Speech: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
 
Welcome to the podcast, Bruce Bishop, author of "Unconventional Daughters" - a fascinating story set in the 1920s based on some letters Bruce had of a very intriguing family who pushed some of the social boundaries of the "Roaring 20s". You can purchase Bruce's book on Amazon here: Unconventional Daughters is available in paperback or ebook format:…
 
Chloe and Dan invite their pal and fellow student-athlete, Matthew Pagé, to embark on Studio 3’s maiden-voyage (that’s right, this ISN’T a Zoom interview)! After christening the space with hand-sanitizer, they talk about why they are choosing to stay and play one final season as Blazers. Do you really need to finish a 4-year degree in 4 years? Will…
 
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