Join Isadora (a Brit with a degree in History) as she helps to educate two American guys on a little about the history of the house they have all just moved into, and therefor England as a whole. It a really old house! Together they investigate some of the skills passed down for generations, explores some of the weirdest bits of British life and talk science, crime, death and murder.
Semi-educational, and semi-frustrating as Isadora tries to keep them on track, the segways sometimes prove how ignorant they all are, and how you can always learn something you never knew before.
So far they have talked about the geology of the British Isles, Neolithic Man, the Stone Age, and Stonehenge.
Ancient Villa Designs and South-West Roman Signs.
Ben and Adam asked for more information on Roman occupation in South-West England, so Isadora delivered. They talk about nearly a dozen Roman sites in England, the infamous mosaics that everyone dreams of finding, as well as catching people up on the goings on at Longlands, their Tudor house in Dartmoor.
Black Roman History
I generally only realise how uneducated I am about something when I start to learn about it. In this episode we look at People of Color (and primarily those who are Black), and their earliest relationship with Britain. A relationship that included the power of an emperor, the skills of African warriors, and the way that modern science is helping bring these earliest inhabitants to life.
Concrete Foundations of Roman Speculations
Without much direct knowledge of the Roman occupation beyond Exeter, Isadora takes some historic liabilities in imagining life in Devon. Discussing Roman roads, concrete and farming, as well as the recent excavations at Ipplepen and the University of Exeters plea for help with LiDAR
Warrior Queens of a Old School Scene
Isadora takes a moment for girl power and talk about two of Britannia best 1st CE folk heroes. She addresses their relationship with the Romans, their families and their deaths.
The Legendary Tale: Sneak Peak
Isadora and Adam take their history skills(?) to the darker side, investigating the truth behind legends and myths around the globe. If you like it search and subscribe!
Celtic Weddings and Roman Spreading's
Isadora teaches the guys a little about the Roman invasion of Britain (and mispronounces all their names), then moved on to a more social topic of the differences in sex and marriage between the Celts and the invaders.
British History Take
Their take is pretty fun. Isadora knows her stuff, and the guys are funny. Learning a few new bits every epsiode but it's also just a great way to pass time.
The first episode is a little raw, but as they find their groove it becomes a great listen. And I'm learning lots of new 'facts' about British history.
Straight up admitting it's my podcast!
In among the crazy, interupting, and animals are some interesting peices of history, and the story of how we are putting out 100 year old house back together.