102 episodes

Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.

History on Fire Daniele Bolelli

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 5.4K Ratings

Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.

    EPISODE 105: Rationalizing Evil in El Salvador

    EPISODE 105: Rationalizing Evil in El Salvador

    This episode covers some of the things that happened in El Salvador in the 1980s, in particular the story of the massacre at El Mozote, and how policies formulated by the White House supported death squads unleashing hell on civilians.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    EPISODE 104: The Saint and the Death Squads

    EPISODE 104: The Saint and the Death Squads

    This is a story about what happened in El Salvador in the 1970s and 1980s, and the role that democratic as well as republican administrations played in this tale. As much as humanly possible, I’ll try to let the facts speak for themselves and not inject too much of my own commentary.

    • 2 hr 12 min
    [RERUN] EPISODE 65: The Taiping Rebellion (Part 3): A River of Death

    [RERUN] EPISODE 65: The Taiping Rebellion (Part 3): A River of Death

    • 2 hr 22 min
    [RERUN] EPISODE 64: The Taiping Rebellion (Part 2): Jesus’ Chinese Younger Brother

    [RERUN] EPISODE 64: The Taiping Rebellion (Part 2): Jesus’ Chinese Younger Brother

    • 2 hr 15 min
    [RERUN] EPISODE 63: The Taiping Rebellion (Part 1): Drug Dealers and Visionaries

    [RERUN] EPISODE 63: The Taiping Rebellion (Part 1): Drug Dealers and Visionaries

    • 1 hr 26 min
    EPISODE 103: The Lone Samurai, Miyamoto Musashi (Part 2)

    EPISODE 103: The Lone Samurai, Miyamoto Musashi (Part 2)

    In this second and final chapter of this series, I’ll explore some of the key events in the latter parts of Musashi’s life: from the siege of Osaka to the Shimabara Rebellion, from his adopting sons to his grief over the death of his daughter, from his exploration of Zen Buddhism to his writing of the Book of Five Rings, and much more! 

    • 2 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

sammy sour ,

Top tier history podcasting

Daniele is an excellent history podcaster. He is the best history podcaster on Native American history and he’s a great story teller. Elite on every level. Can’t miss pods on the Taiping, Spanish conquest of Mexico and American conquest of the North American west. I Can’t recommend him enough.

MadFantasyFootballer ,

Does it as always!

Love his approach to the stories he presents here. Been a fan since the early days when I first heard you on JRE

Plumi.e ,

How to overcome the impossibility of accent

I am very interested in the information but his accent is so thick I can only catch a few words. I even turned to the slowest recording and it is still mumble jumble in the lowest registers. I intend to give him a few more tries because I love history. His version doesn’t seem so left slanted as others

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