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Mer herosner, is a podcast about Armenian history and culture. Every episode your hosts Vic Aslanyan and Mike Balian will be learning about the Armenian rich history by discussing different eras, people, and events. They also invite historians and educators across the world to discuss these topics. The goal is to teach our new generation about our rich history going back 12,000 years. We believe history is the fruit of power, and we cannot allow foreign forces to falsify our history. It is our job to make sure that this and next generation knows and understand who we are as Armenians and what we have given to this world. Subscribe and stay tuned, you will not be disappointed! 

Mer Herosner: Unveiling the History of an Ancient Land Vic Aslanyan, Mike Balian

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    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

Mer herosner, is a podcast about Armenian history and culture. Every episode your hosts Vic Aslanyan and Mike Balian will be learning about the Armenian rich history by discussing different eras, people, and events. They also invite historians and educators across the world to discuss these topics. The goal is to teach our new generation about our rich history going back 12,000 years. We believe history is the fruit of power, and we cannot allow foreign forces to falsify our history. It is our job to make sure that this and next generation knows and understand who we are as Armenians and what we have given to this world. Subscribe and stay tuned, you will not be disappointed! 

    S4: EP12: Warrior Saints: Unveiling Ancient Legends

    S4: EP12: Warrior Saints: Unveiling Ancient Legends

    In this episode of the Mer Herosner podcast, Vic and Mike are joined by the illustrious creator and director, Roger Kupelian, to dive into his groundbreaking Patreon-exclusive webisode series, "Warrior Saints." This series breathes life into the obscured stories of legendary warriors whose valor and strategic genius not only carved the destinies of empires but also left indelible marks on the world's religious landscapes. Don't miss this deep dive into the creative process, inspiration, and historical research behind the scenes of "Warrior Saints," where myth and history collide to reveal the epic tales of these enigmatic figures.

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    • 2 hr 7 min
    S4:EP11: The Rise of Cilicia: Prince Ruben and the Birth of an Armenian Kingdom

    S4:EP11: The Rise of Cilicia: Prince Ruben and the Birth of an Armenian Kingdom

    In this captivating episode of Mer Herosner, we delve into the intriguing origins of the Cilician Kingdom of Armenia, a pivotal chapter in Armenian history. Join Vic and Mike as they explore the ambitious beginnings of this storied realm, focusing on the visionary leader at its heart, Prince Ruben. Discover the challenges and triumphs that marked the birth of a kingdom, from its roots in the Byzantine Empire's fading glory to its emergence as a beacon of Armenian culture and power. Through expert insights and engaging storytelling, we'll uncover how Prince Ruben not only launched a kingdom but also set the stage for a vibrant era of Armenian sovereignty and influence. Don't miss this journey! 

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    • 1 hr
    S4: EP10: Guardians of Heritage: The Fight to Preserve Jerusalem's Armenian Quarter

    S4: EP10: Guardians of Heritage: The Fight to Preserve Jerusalem's Armenian Quarter

    In this episode of Mer Herosner podcast, we delve into the heart of Jerusalem's historic Armenian Quarter with special guests Setrag Balian and Hagop Djernasian, the passionate founders of Save the ArQ. This movement is dedicated to the defense and preservation of one of the oldest continuously inhabited Armenian diaspora communities in the world.

    Join us as Setrag and Hagop share their story of the Armenian Quarter, a place rich in history and culture, yet facing modern challenges. They discuss the inception of Save the ArQ, its mission, and the significance of preserving this unique enclave amidst the dynamic backdrop of Jerusalem.

    Discover the struggles and triumphs they've encountered in advocating for the Armenian Quarter's heritage. This episode will not only sheds light on the cultural importance of the Armenian Quarter but also emphasizes the broader relevance of cultural preservation in today’s rapidly changing world.

    Tune in for a journey through history, culture, and the unwavering spirit of a community determined to safeguard its legacy for future generations. 

    Support by donating to Save the ArQ: https://givebutter.com/ArmenianQuarter?fbclid=IwAR2JtNQGQdMEe0EW3EhrduBwWKLwwT829nyTDiM9AHypX81E_Tk0GMcTe9A

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    • 2 hr 3 min
    S4: EP9: Empire's Edge: The Armenian Saga in Ottoman Times

    S4: EP9: Empire's Edge: The Armenian Saga in Ottoman Times

    In this captivating episode of Mer Herosner podcast, we are thrilled to welcome Armen Manuk-Khaloyan, a distinguished historian and expert on Armenian history during the Ottoman empire. Our journey with Armen delves deep into the rich and complex tapestry of Armenian life in the Ottoman Empire from the mid-19th to early 20th century. 

    Together, we explore the multifaceted aspects of Armenian existence within the empire, uncovering how they lived amidst a diverse socio-economic landscape. Armen's insights shed light on the unique blend of religious practices and traditions that defined Armenian communities, highlighting the coexistence and conflicts within this intricate milieu.

    We also delve into the roles and perceptions of gender in Armenian society, offering a nuanced understanding of their social dynamics. We discuss the burgeoning sense of nationalism that began to shape Armenian identity during this period, setting the stage for significant historical events.

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Real Dad Talk with Chris B and Rob K: Special guest Vic Aslanyan

    Real Dad Talk with Chris B and Rob K: Special guest Vic Aslanyan

    Vic was recently invited to join Chris B and Rob K on their podcast, Real Dad Talk. They had a heartfelt conversation about the joys and challenges of fatherhood, sharing experiences in raising kids in today's world. 
    They discuss their relationships with their own fathers, compare parenting styles, and discussed how to navigate the tricky waters of social media and its impact on our children. 
    Hope you find it as engaging as we did! And don't forget to support and follow the Real Dad Talk podcast on YouTube and your favorite podcast platforms. Thanks for tuning in, and enjoy the episode!

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    • 49 min
    S4:EP8: Assassin Saint: The Story of Soghomon Tehlirian

    S4:EP8: Assassin Saint: The Story of Soghomon Tehlirian

    Join Vic and Mike as they invite special guest, Michael Lee Gavlak to the studio. Michael, is an Emmy Award-winning Hollywood producer. In 2017, he encountered the story of Talaat's assassination and the consequential landmark court case, a tale that surprisingly was new to him. Puzzled by his unfamiliarity with this significant event, and driven by a desire to uncover more, Michael embarked on a journey that led him to an important figure: Zaven, the 88-year-old son of Soghomon Tehlirian. In a remarkable twist of fate, Michael was granted the exclusive rights to Soghomon's life story, but with a crucial mandate: "Tell the truth." Join us as we delve into this fascinating journey with Michael Lee Gavlak.

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    Support The Show https://www.patreon.com/merherosner

    questions? email us at pod@merherosner.com
    Support the showFollow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/merherosner/

    • 2 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

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I am a second generation Armenian in America, my grandparents passed away and I was never able to learn about personal history or their experiences. Thanks for making this podcast 😊

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