64 episodes

Beyond the Big Screen is a podcast about the true story behind the movies you love. We will talk about history, philosophy, religion, art, sports, literature and much more. Movies and media only tell you a small part of the story. In this podcast we will look into a wide variety of topics on the big screen and beyond!

Beyond the Big Screen Stephen Guerra

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Beyond the Big Screen is a podcast about the true story behind the movies you love. We will talk about history, philosophy, religion, art, sports, literature and much more. Movies and media only tell you a small part of the story. In this podcast we will look into a wide variety of topics on the big screen and beyond!

    Coming Soon - Its All about Elizabeth and More!

    Coming Soon - Its All about Elizabeth and More!

    COMING SOON!

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    Music Provided by:
    "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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    • 5 min
    Hollywood Hates History: Agora (2009) with Scott Rank

    Hollywood Hates History: Agora (2009) with Scott Rank

    Title: Hollywood Hates History: Agora (2009)

    Description: Join Scott Rank of the History Unplugged Podcast and Steve to talk about the 2009 film Agora. This movie takes the incredibly complex story of Hypatia of Alexandria and boils it down to something very simplistic and much less interesting. Is that the whole story though? Let’s find out if Hollywood Hates History again!

    Learn More About our Guest:
    Scott Rank of the History Unplugged Podcast
    Historyonthenet.com

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    On Social Media:
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    Music Provided by:
    "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 38 min
    The Real Story of Hypatia and the Destruction of the Library of Alexandria

    The Real Story of Hypatia and the Destruction of the Library of Alexandria

    Title: The Real Story of Hypatia and the Destruction of the Library of Alexandria

    Description: Today Steve is joined by Jonathan Adly, host of the History of the Copts Podcast and Coptic Voices to talk about the complex background and context surrounding the end of antiquity in Roman Egypt. Alexandria was a place of Greco-Roman learning and education, but it was also the home of the native Coptic people who were early adopters of Christianity. Roman Alexandria during late antiquity was a place where Christianity and Greco-Roman Platonic philosophy interacted. Sometimes these interactions were peaceful and sometimes in quarrelsome Alexandria, not so peaceful. Let’s find out how and why!

    Learn More About our Guest:
    Jonathan Adly host of The History of the Copts Podcast and Coptic Voices
    https://historyofthecopts.com/

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    On Social Media:
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    https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast
    https://twitter.com/atozhistory

    Music Provided by:
    "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Coming Soon - Science, Religion, and Conflict in Ancient Egypt

    Coming Soon - Science, Religion, and Conflict in Ancient Egypt

    Science Religion and Conflict in Ancient Egypt

    You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:

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    https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast
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    Music Provided by:
    "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 5 min
    The War over Much More than Jenkin’s Ear with Robert Gaudi

    The War over Much More than Jenkin’s Ear with Robert Gaudi

    Title: The War over Much More than Jenkin’s Ear with Robert Gaudi

    Description: Today we are joined by Robert Gaudi author of The War of Jenkin’s Ear: The Forgotten Struggle for North America and South America: 1739-1742. Robert Gaudi discusses how this war fits into the scope of colonial American and world history. There was a series of wars and conflicts from The 30 Years War to the American Revolution that shaped the trajectory of the history of the United States and the world. We will see that the lose of an ear was just the tipping point for a conflict that involved slavery, a mad Hapsburg king, a major stock market crash and more!

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    Learn More About our Guest:
    Robert Gaudi
    The War of Jenkins' Ear: The Forgotten Struggle for North and South America: 1739-1742

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-War-of-Jenkins-Ear/Robert-Gaudi/9781643138190


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    Music Provided by:
    "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 49 min
    Spies and Traitors at the Highest Levels in the Cold War with Michael Holzman

    Spies and Traitors at the Highest Levels in the Cold War with Michael Holzman

    Title: Spies and Traitors at the Highest Levels in the Cold War with Michael Holzman

    Description: We are joined by Michael Holzman author of Spies and Traitors: Kim Philby, James Angleton and the Friendship and Betrayal that Would Shape MI6, the CIA and the Cold War. We discuss how one person, Kim Philby, could rise through the ranks of the British Intelligence service, yet at the same time was an operative for the Soviet Union. So many secrets were lost to the Soviet Union during this incredibly important time in American, British and world history. See how one man was able to change the course of history, yet nobody knew he was doing it at the time!

    Learn More About our Guest:
    Michael Holzman author of:
    Spies and Traitors: Kim Philby, James Angleton and the Friendship and Betrayal that Would Shape MI6, the CIA and the Cold War
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Spies-and-Traitors/Michael-Holzman/9781643138077

    You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:

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    On Social Media:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage
    https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast
    https://twitter.com/atozhistory

    Music Provided by:
    "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Staceyrcsm ,

Look Behind the Curtain

Incredibly informative. Weaving history and philosophy and culture, this show raises thought-provoking issues that stick with you long after the episode is over. I always learn something I didn’t know. Highly recommended.

OTHERNJ ,

Best of Both History and Film

This is a great podcast. I watch films based on historical events and I just screem, most of the time, at the screen. Real events seem much more interesting than what screen writers come up with. Stephen Guerra interviews guests on a given historical subject and they discuss movies on said event. While it sounds like a cliche, this podcast is both informative and entertaining. And I do not have to scream at my laptop or mp3 player.

Joseph R. ,

Fascinating commentary and information

I’m excited for this podcast—it combines history, ideas, and cinema in an informative way that isn’t pedantic. The host is enthusiastic and well-informed and does a good job interviewing. The interview process helps boost the enthusiasm and expands the information provided.

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