62 episodes

For many episodes to come, we'll be exploring the rich history of Poland. From it's humble beginnings, we'll follow the people of Poland as they form their own unique cultural identity, rise into a great European power, cross paths with the Mongol Horde, save Europe from an Ottoman invasion, and do their best to keep their independence firm from one generation to the next.

The History of Poland Podcast Trevor Gilbert

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    • 4.6 • 30 Ratings

For many episodes to come, we'll be exploring the rich history of Poland. From it's humble beginnings, we'll follow the people of Poland as they form their own unique cultural identity, rise into a great European power, cross paths with the Mongol Horde, save Europe from an Ottoman invasion, and do their best to keep their independence firm from one generation to the next.

    Rats!

    Rats!

    We start with the legendary beginnings of the Polish state, face down an army of rats intent on exacting justice, and set the stage for entering the historical era.
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    • 12 min
    Mieszko the First

    Mieszko the First

    We jump from the legendary past into the era of recorded Polish history and meet up with a man named Mieszko, the first historical ruler of Poland. We'll join him as he establishes the original state of Poland, fights against the rascally nobleman Wichmann, and begins the process of converting Poland to Latin Christianity.
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    • 14 min
    The Baptism of Poland

    The Baptism of Poland

    Mieszko continues to turn Poland from an Eastern Pagan state into a Western Christian state. It won't be perfectly smooth sailing, but by the end of his life Mieszko will have left his mark on both Poland and Europe. 
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    • 14 min
    Introducing Bolesław

    Introducing Bolesław

    Mieszko is gone and the seat of power in the early Polish state lies vacant, only to be filled by Mieszko's son Bolesław. His reign will feature some of the most daring exploits for a state that has only recently been formed, but before we get to that, let's get to know a little bit more about Bolesław, his early years, and about a friend he made named Adalbert.
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    • 12 min
    Adalbert's Demise

    Adalbert's Demise

    Adalbert sets off towards Prussia where he meets some fellows who are not at all enthusiastic to see him or his companions. Not to spoil anything, but by the end of his trip I'm guessing that he wished he had brought along those guards Bolesław had lent him. 
    Silver lining: The Congress of Gniezno is the result of Adalbert's missionary journey, which we'll also be covering this week.
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    • 12 min
    Will No One Rid Me of This Turbulent Duke?

    Will No One Rid Me of This Turbulent Duke?

    Bolesław mourns his old friend Emperor Otto III, tries to intervene in the succession crisis in the Empire, picks the losing side, and then ends up in a two-decade war with the Holy Roman Empire that ends with no clear winner.
    It's a long slog for Bolesław, but luckily for us we get to enjoy it from the comfort of our favorite podcast app.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

K_P_Van ,

Entertaining! Highly recommend!

This show great - highly recommend! The narrator weaves together the stories of Polish history in a succinct and entertaining way.

Sleblanc97 ,

So interesting!

Starting listening to this while traveling in Poland, it really helped to enrich my travel experience and gave me a better understanding of this country’s fascinating history!

SQTO ,

Thank you!

It’s so hard to find good Polish history in English. I am a Polish Canadian. My mother never taught us Polish. This podcast has been so great to here. i hope you keep it going.
Thanks, Anton

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