10 episodes

A podcast about how we've always been idiots

We're Not So Differen‪t‬ Luke Waters & Eleanor Janega

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    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

A podcast about how we've always been idiots

    The Black Death, pt 2

    The Black Death, pt 2

    Luke and Eleanor are back to talk more about the Black Death, including its many recurrences, how it changed life for those who survived, and how it all applies to our lives after during and after the present-day covid pandemic. also, some nice reviews for a change.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Black Death, pt. 1

    The Black Death, pt. 1

    Luke and Eleanor are back to talk about the utter horror of the Black Death, the way our ancestors coped with it, and what we can possibly learn about how to handle what looks like the end of the world.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Crusades

    The Crusades

    Luke and Eleanor return to talk all about the Crusades, Crusader States, and when the whole damn ordeal actually ended. But first, the co-hosts read and discuss a fan review

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Judaism in the Middle Ages

    Judaism in the Middle Ages

    Luke and Eleanor continue their series on medieval religion by focusing on Judaism, including the positives but also the many horrors visited upon the Jews during the Middle Ages that are still being perpetrated today.

    • 58 min
    The Rise of Islam

    The Rise of Islam

    Luke and Eleanor are back to discuss how Islam came to be in the Middle Ages, its rapid spread, the Moorish occupation of Iberia, and much more!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Hegemony of the Catholic Church

    The Hegemony of the Catholic Church

    Luke and Eleanor are back to continue the series on religion in the Middle Ages. This time, they discuss the ever-expanding power of the Medieval Catholic Church, how Christianity began to spread outside of the former Roman Empire, and anti-popes.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Sant_xJordi ,

Excellent Pod!

Love the podcast! This might be extremely niche but I thought your discussion in the last episode about peasants’ rights was really interesting and I would love an episode on the War of the Remences in Catalonia!

Shenanigans17 ,

I can’t stop Listening

Back in college I double majored in History/Psychology. Thanks to my first year seminar class i was introduced to one of my all time favorite professors and ended up with a psydo Medieval focus on the history end of the degree. This podcast brings me back to those classes and how much of a great time I had in them and I can’t recommend it enough.

Manu (ManuclearBomb) ,

Keep rocking Dudes

I’m mostly leaving this review because I’m annoyed by the poor reviews left so far; you two have great chemistry and approach a dense and broad subject matter in a fun and accessible way. Luke’s armchair academics are a great match for Dr. Janega’s disciplines, and I love the jokes and unapologetic leftism. On a personal note this pod has been a great escape in a rough time so thank you both for the excellent content. - Manu

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