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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

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    • 4.5, 39 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

4.5 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Mac01743 ,

Hooked

Started my interest with The Renaissance after listening to Walter Isaacson’s Leonardo da Vinci. Found Ray and Cam podcast and immediately signed up after listening to the first episode. Low and behold, 30 hours later, they got into a deap dive into The Renaissance people and art. (To be honest though, I enjoyed the rise of Christianity so much, I wouldn't have minded if the kept going on that). This podcast has given me a real respect for the strides made by these guys and their discoveries effects on math and engineering that dictate our world today.

Now avid listener to Life of Caesar, Three Illusions and The BS Filter and now starting the Cold War and maybe one day Alexander.

Thanks for all the work guys.

P.S. Recent bum f*** Virginia transplant. Always up for whisky and cigars.

Timer0988736364 ,

What a Show

This is a great follow-up from a great duo: the savant of WW2 and Napoleon’s leading expert!
Sorry, David Markham.

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Cam’s crusade against Christianity is brilliant. This show is almost as good as The Cold War: Confessions of Yalta! Join D**k Tickling and the dwarf from Lord of The Rings (after his male pattern baldness kicked in) as they spend the first twenty hours dissecting the turds that brought down the Roman Empire.

This show is sure to turn heads, make laughs, and if you pay close attention you will figure out how to avoid eternal damnation! Therefore, this show is necessary for the survival of humanity.

For the creators- Also, during the intro song there is this snorting sound (likely from a drum pad or something) that sounds like when Ray starts to laugh through his nose!

This is my third subscription from these guys! I’ve gone through the Cold War in February, I caught up to real time for this show in a week, and I’m working on Alexander now! I guess Caesar is all I got left, but I frequent the Augustus show between binges.

I’m starting a road trip and trip across Europe, and this will be one of my main sources of education in my time of sorrow travels (Bob Dylan). People of all ages will love this show. I’m 26, they aren’t!, but I love it.

matt_h84 ,

Another great show from Ray and Cam

It’s a great show if you want to be entertained while you learn

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