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.

    • 1 hr 25 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

DrTal ,

I think I know a subject well and Daniele Me so much more about it

Every two or three months I get a wonderful present from History on Fire. Sometimes he will do a deep dive, like the story of Diogenes. Other times he will do Min episodes like the 20+ hours the plains indigenous people. his a martial artist, and you have to hear what he has to say about Bruce Lee and how learning martial arts helped the women fighting for women’s rights in England. The breadth of his topics is amazing.

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

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