16 episodes

Starting in Florence in the 14th century, a new era began to emerge in the West. People like Petrarch, who re-discovered Cicero’s lost letters, and the new humanists - who valued the study of classical antiquity - ushered in a rebirth, or as we know it today, a “renaissance" - in the study of the arts, the sciences, philosophy, and the theatre. They rediscovered what it meant to be human.

The Renaissance Times Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris

    • History
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Starting in Florence in the 14th century, a new era began to emerge in the West. People like Petrarch, who re-discovered Cicero’s lost letters, and the new humanists - who valued the study of classical antiquity - ushered in a rebirth, or as we know it today, a “renaissance" - in the study of the arts, the sciences, philosophy, and the theatre. They rediscovered what it meant to be human.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

wlorien ,

Warning! This could seriously damage your free time.

Ray and Cam return with what is possibly their most fascinating podcast to date. A tough call as their other podcasts are so good.

Starting with the Christianization of the Roman world, they trace the causes and roots of the Renaissance with their usual flair and laughs. Mixed in with the jokes, for which you will require a very healthy sense of humour, Ray and Cam explore not only the rebirth of logic and enlightened thinking, but they discuss many of the most important questions that any one person could ask themselves.

I teach for a living and this excellent podcast fills my days, and my lessons with colour, great conversations and literally change the way I live my life. - I could recommend it enough. Enjoy!

Liddler ,

The boys are back

Write a review they said, make it clever they said, make it funny they said, obviously they don’t know me.
As always with their podcasts they start waaaay back, so a history of the renaissance has to start in the third century- it is going to be another long one - good!
No music or mashed-up intros yet, not too sweary, but that is bound to change
Looking forward to spending the next few years on this journey

Top Podcasts In History

Listeners Also Subscribed To