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Project History Cage Match – Episode 1

Project History Cage Match – Episode 1

This is the pilot of a new pet project of ours that will hopefully take off.   Five History Podcasters have gathered in an intellectual Thunder Dome to discuss historical questions and determine who is the greatest. Today’s Topic:  Who was the most influential character in all of history? Roifield Brown – How Jamaica Conquered the World Ray Harris – A History of WWII Jamie Jeffers – The British History Podcast James...

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65 – Dirty Riddles

65 – Dirty Riddles

Ok, so we have been talking about some pretty heavy detail about food and feasts. We know what they were eating, what they were drinking, how the parties were thrown, and why. We know how food played a key role in the economy, and thus how these feasts were a huge show of power. We know about the surroundings, and what they looked like. We even know about the table manners of the attendees of the feasts. But we’ve missed a key...

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64 – All the Small Things

64 – All the Small Things

Today we’re going to cover some interesting side notes regarding the feasts. Talking about the bigger aspects of history is important, but those little facts that rarely get looked at can also help us to understand these people we’ve been getting to know. So this episode is focused upon those overlooked bits. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike this:Like...

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63 – Symbel aka Fancy Feast

63 – Symbel aka Fancy Feast

So there were at least two different kinds of feasts as far as we can tell from the scattered references available to us. There was the Symbel and the Gebeorscipe. The Symbel was the more formal version of feasts. This was the one that had significant social and religious implications and the one that will get the lion’s share of attention in this podcast because it’s just so interesting. The Symbel was a structured and...

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62 – Producing the BHP Full Time, a Proposal

62 – Producing the BHP Full Time, a Proposal

Ok, so right now I’m in a situation where I might need to make some hard choices on where my time goes. The thing is that this has been one of the best experiences of my life, but for financial reasons I might need to go back to law full time. The problem there being that law is one of those jobs that doesn’t leave room for much else. Obviously, I would prefer to continue telling you stories. I think I have a knack for it, and I feel like...

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61 – DRUIDS! (Bonus Episode)

61 – DRUIDS!  (Bonus Episode)

Ok, so we’ve hit 2000 likes on Facebook. So as promised, here’s the bonus episode. We voted for it on, of course, the Facebook site and Druids won. But beware… this is an old episode so there is a lot of “whatnot” in there. So if you’re playing the Whatnot Drinking Game, you might want to use beer… or even near-beer. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailLike...

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60 – Feasting

60 – Feasting

And to begin with, lets do a thought experiment. Imagine, if you will, an Anglo Saxon feasting hall. If you have the chance, pause this and write down a quick description of what it looks like, what people were doing, what was going on, whose feast it was, and who was attending. For bonus points, write down why it was being held. We’re going to spend a few episodes chatting about the culture of feasting and at the end, you can look back...

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