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Aug. 27, 2021

59 – Charlemagne Junior

Charles the Bald inherits a kingdom in collapse. Yet, his indefatigueable spirit proves legendary.

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Aug. 14, 2021

Lament on the Division of the Empire by Florus of Lyon

A poem on the inter-Frankish violence by Louis the Pious' sons that tore apart Charlemagne's empire.

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Aug. 7, 2021

Silent Village with Robert Pike

A conversation with Robert Pike about Oradour-sur-Glane, which experienced a Nazi massacre in 1944.

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July 31, 2021

58 – The Empire in Pieces

Louis the Pious' sons each fight for what is theirs, tearing apart the Frankish world.

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July 23, 2021

Carolingian Poetry

A dramatic reading of medieval poems.

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July 16, 2021

French Mistresses with Dr.s Christine and Tracy Adams

Dr.s Christine and Tracy Adams. Christine Adams talk about the history of one of France's most important political positions: the royal mistress.

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July 10, 2021

57: The First Louis

How will Louis the Pious rule the great empire left by his legendary father Charlemagne?

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July 8, 2021

Glory and Defeat: The Franco-Prussian War with Jesse Alexander and Ca…

A conversation on the Franco-Prussian War and an exciting project to bring it life!

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July 3, 2021

The Poetry of Venantius Fortunatus

A dramatic readings of poems by the greatest poet of Merovingian Francia.

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June 25, 2021

56: Charlemagne’s Legacy

What influence did Charlemagne have on Francia, Europe & the world?

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June 18, 2021

Notre-Dame in Adaptation: Louise Bertin’s La Esmeralda by Emma Kavana…

Dr. Emma Kavanagh discusses a disaster of a play, and the incredible woman behind it.

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June 12, 2021

55: Mapping the Heavens

The Franks are answering life's big questions: where does God live? What causes lightning? What is our place in the universe?

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June 4, 2021

Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte by Matthew McDonald

Dr. Matthew McDonald tells the story of how one of Napoleon's generals became King of Sweden.

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May 28, 2021

54: The Carolingian Renaissance

A classic episode about one of the greatest periods of learning, construction & art in European history.

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April 11, 2021

The Political Philosophy of Terror as read by Mickey Mouse

“The Political Philosophy of Terror” a speech by Paris Deputy of the National Convention Maximilien Robespierre, delivered to the Convention 5 February 1794. Read, by Mickey Mouse.

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April 9, 2021

Political Crisis in Racine’s “Phèdre” by Ainan Liu

Ainan Liu details an important and historic play by the great Jean Racine.

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April 3, 2021

The Art of Death by Dr. Kaylee Alexander

Death might be permanent, but resting places are not. Learn about the unique way French people died by Dr. Kaylee Alexander.

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March 27, 2021

53 – The Kingdom of God

Charlemagne wanted to create a righteous empire and changed Christianity forever.

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March 16, 2021

52 – Charlemagne’s War Machine

An episode all about Charlemagne's military.

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March 7, 2021

Vaux-le-Vicomte: Power, Greed, Corruption and Versailles by Sophie Hi…

Sophie Higgerson talks about a mansion so grand it made King Louis XIV jealous and inspired Versailles.

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Feb. 27, 2021

51 – Charlemagne: Becoming an Emperor

Charlemagne was already a king. Now he ascends still further and becomes the first emperor in the west in centuries.

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Feb. 20, 2021

French Mythmaking of King Arthur by Aaron Kestle

Aaron Kestle talks about how French mythmakers told stories of King Arthur and how he wasn't just an English hero.

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Feb. 12, 2021

50 – Charlemagne: Conquering Europe

Charlemagne launches wars in all directions and wins them all. Mostly.

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Jan. 30, 2021

49 – Charlemagne: Becoming a King

Charlemagne and his brother vie for power, but only one will become a legend.

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