A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Russian Revolution Next: ???
10.51- Our Friend
A rapist protected by powerful friends? Who has ever heard of such a thing?
10.50- The Holy Man
Why be an illiterate Siberian peasant when you can be a sought after curiosity in St. Petersburg.
10.49- The Tsarevich
Wherein the gods hate me, but they hated Alexei Romanov even more...
10.48- The Death of Reform
Stolypin's reforms died. Then Stolypin died.
10.47- The Duma of Lords and Lackeys
After re-writing election laws to ensure a Duma he could work with, Prime Minister Stolypin finally had a Duma he could work with.
10.46- The Permanent Revolution
Why have two revolutions when you can have one big long revolution?
Exceptional blend of scholarship and humour
Mike Duncan offers a unique blend of serious scholarship, deft humour, and a love for the themes linking the various revolutions explored in his podcast. Well-recommended for newcomers to these stories, or to History majors (such as myself) rediscovering these historical topics some years after graduation.
I know Mike Duncan from his "History of Rome" podcasts - this podcast is no worse, it is highly recommendable, and grat fun to listen to! Most of the things I know about the history of Haiti come from this podcast, and that is already something. Just great stuff.
A great start to what should be a fascinating series
Highly recommended. I began listening to the History of Rome in 2007 because I was looking for Roman history content. It was such an amazing series that I'll now listen to any podcast Mike Duncan produces, regardless of whether I have any previous knowledge/interest in the topic. Unlike Rome, I don't have any knowledge of the English Revolution (the first one he is covering in this series), but the first two episodes have been fascinating. I'm now quite intrigued by this period and looking forward to seeing how it progresses and ends. For the series as a whole, I'm eagerly awaiting Mike's podcasts about both the revolutions that I have already studied (Russia/China/Cuba) and the ones that I haven't.