Explaining History
Explaining History
Nov 14, 2020
Rumours, letters and humour in Stalinist Russia 1928-38
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In all totalitarian societies, individuals instinctively find ways of navigating and interacting with a repressive state. In the USSR, rumours, jokes and anonymous letters to the authorities, were often ways of expressing deep seated anger with the Stalinist state, whilst trying to avoid the most severe punishments.


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History of the Netherlands
History of the Netherlands
Republic of Amsterdam Radio
35 - Mary and Margaret
As Charles the Bold spent the final years of his life campaigning, two women became integral parts of Burgundian society and politics - his daughter, Mary of Burgundy, and his wife, Margaret of York. Mary, whose mother Isabella of Bourbon died when she was young, is often portrayed as little more than a pawn in her father’s machinations. Those machinations sent him to an icy demise when Mary was just nineteen years old, however, and she was thrust into the centre of the political upheavals which rocked the Low Countries. But Mary did not face this turmoil alone, because in 1468 her father had married Margaret of York, an English princess who directly linked the political tumult of England during the War of the Roses, with that of Burgundy. These two, step-mother and step-daughter, formed a particular bond which they would need to rely on after Charles’ death in order to protect the Burgundian state from the threats it faced. In this episode we are going to rewind-in-time a little and explore the lives, characters, connections and actions of Mary of Burgundy and Margaret of York before Charles the Bold’s death. With thanks to Tom Eames, Martha Droge, Frank Kooger, Freek van der Hagen and Marc de Kool for their Patreon support. SHOW NOTES: https://www.republicofamsterdamradio.com/episodes/historyofthenetherlands/episode-35-mary-and-margaret PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/historyofthenetherlands TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/historyofNL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1 hr 15 min
History of the Papacy Podcast
History of the Papacy Podcast
Stephen Guerra
Episode 112: Popes, Popes and More Popes with Pontifacts
Description: For this episode, we have a really fun collaboration with another papal history podcast, Pontifacts with Bry and Fry. The history of the popes of Rome is such a nearly infinite topic, which is great because the institution can be looked at in many different ways. I take more of a scatter shot approach. I pick and choose and follow threads in interesting directions. I like the politics, philosophy, theology and big picture of the Church and its leadership. Pontifacts takes the approach of providing biographies of each pope and evaluating them. I think that is really great and I am very glad to be able to collaborate with two people who are extremely passionate about a topic I am passionate about as well. This will definitely be the first of many collaborations with Bry and Fry.   Learn more about our guest: Pontifacts - https://pontifacts.podbean.com You can learn more about the History of Papacy and subscribe at all these great places: http://atozhistorypage.com/ email: steve@atozhistorypage.com http://rss.acast.com/historyofthepapacy https://www.patreon.com/historyofthepapacy https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast/ https://twitter.com/atozhistory   The History of the Papacy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6DO2leym3kizBHW0ZWl-nA   Get Your History of the Papacy Podcast Products Here: https://www.atozhistorypage.com/products   Help out the show by ordering these books from Amazon! https://amzn.com/w/1MUPNYEU65NTF   Music Provided by: "Danse Macabre" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Virtutes Instrumenti" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Virtutes Vocis" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Funeral March for Brass" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "String Impromptu Number 1" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Agnus Dei X - Bitter Suite Kevin MacLeaod (incomptech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/historyofthepapacy.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 min
Cold War Conversations
Cold War Conversations
Ian Sanders
A freedom fighter in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (159)
Charlie was 19 in 1956. A trip home from work by tram ended up with him being thrust into the heart of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, a nationwide revolution against the Hungarian People's Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. I’m in conversation with Charlie and his daughter Angela as Charlie describes how he and his friends attacked the Communist held Budapest radio station and graphically details his experiences and what he saw during those momentous days. He also recalls his escape from Hungary and his later life in Wales and return visit to the country of his birth while it was still within the orbit of the Soviet Union. * I do really need your help to allow me to find the time to continue producing and preserving these Cold War stories. * *I’m asking  listeners to pledge a monthly donation of at least $4, £3 or €3 per month to help keep the podcast on the air, although larger amounts are welcome too. * *As a thank you  you will get the sought after Cold War Conversations drinks coaster and you bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.* *Just go to **https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/* If a financial contribution is not your cup of tea, then you can still help us by leaving written reviews wherever you listen to us as well as sharing us on social media. It really helps us get new guests on the show. I am delighted to welcome Charlie and Angela to our Cold War conversation… There’s further information on this episode including photos and videos in our show notes, which can also be found as a link in your podcast app here. https://coldwarconversations.com/episode159/ If you can’t wait for next week’s episode do visit our Facebook discussion group where guests and listeners continue the Cold War Conversation. Just search Cold War Conversations in Facebook. Thank you very much for listening. It is really appreciated – goodbye. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/coldwarpod)
50 min
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