Who was Napoleon Bonaparte? Was he a warmonger? Or was he a brilliant leader who fought desperately to preserve the benefits of the French revolution against the united fury of the monarchs of Europe? Join J. David Markham, President of the International Napoleonic Society and Cameron Reilly as they take you on a journey you will never forget.
Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #60 – Andrew Roberts, Napoleon The Great
After a break of 3.5 years, WE’RE BACK, BABY! Sir J. David Markham – yes, he’s an actual KNIGHT now (see photo below) – and Cameron Reilly are back with a brand new episode. And what brought the show out of retirement, we hear you ask? The wonderful new 800-page biography by Andrew Roberts “Napoleon The […]
Check Out The Caesar Show
Here’s a plug for the Life Of Caesar podcast, hosted by Cameron and Ray Harris. It’s been going since Dec ’13, has about 80,000 listeners and ranks in the Top 100 podcasts in the USA, UK, AUS and CAN, so check it out!
Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #59 – Napoleon @ The NGV
Hey folks! It’s been nearly 18 months since the last podcast! Can you believe it!? This is a special episode to celebrate and promote a special Napoleonic event that is currently happening in Melbourne – Napoleon: Revolution to Empire. I had the chance today to chat with Sophie Matthiesson, one of the curators at the […]
The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #58 – Wolfe Tone & The Irish Rebellions 1796-98
Welcome back! I know, I know, it’s been 8 months since our last podcast. Sorry folks. On this episode, our special guest is again Nicholas Stark, a 20-year-old wunderkind who David and I first met in Paris back in 2008, and who is studying at West Chester University in Philadelphia and a Fellow of the […]
The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #57 – Haiti Pt 3
And once again we are fortunate to have Nicholas Stark back on the show to finish our series on Napoleon and Haiti. Today we focus on the claims that Napoleon directly ordered atrocities to be committed in Haiti. Did Napoleon, as Claude Ribbe claims, invent the gas chamber? (We find no evidence for that.) Did […]
The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #56 – Nick Stark on Haiti (Part Two)
We’re back with Nicholas Stark to discuss St. Domingo / Haiti and Napoleon’s reinstitution of slavery in 1802. Was Toussaint L’Overture really a “saint” (his name translates as “all saints” or “all souls opening”)? Was Napoleon really a racist? Nick does another amazing job of delving into the primary sources from this period to paint […]
Plenty of juicy details
Yes, there is a strong pro-Napoleon bias in this series but there was a lot about Bonaparte to be biased about. He was a genius and a force of nature. Sadly, such people often end up killing a lot of other people but we are far enough away from that time for their deaths to just be statistics. David and Cameron work well together and provide plenty of Napoleonic gossip and colourful details.
The Napoleon Bonaparte podcast
An informative podcast for those who want an interesting unbiased podcast for those who want to find the real man behind them myths
Really good but it definitely comes across that it’s important to Cameron that the episodes need to be done fast which takes away from things a bit. Other than that though it’s a great listen even 15 years after it was made.