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Best Byzantium podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Byzantium podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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A podcast on European conflicts from the perspective of each side to provide an alternative to the traditional national narratives. Going chronologically from the Ancient Greeks onwards I will describe to some extent how each battle was won or lost by particular decisions, tactics, technology or fortune. But the aim of each main narrative will be to place each battle in the context of the overall history of Europe.
 
SAYER is a narrative fiction podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon. The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate new residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics. New episodes release every other week.
 
Quintus Curtius is an attorney, writer, translator, and former Marine officer. His books deal with a variety of ethical, moral, and character topics, using examples in history, biography, literature, and philosophy. The result is both unique and inspiring. His podcasts are his personal dialogues with listeners. He can be found at www.qcurtius.com
 
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A conversation with Efi Ragia (Hellenic Open University) on coming to grips with social class in Byzantium, a society without a fixed social hierarchy, at least not fixed in terms of hereditary groups. Claims to high (or low) social standing were often rhetorical and fluid. Who were "the powerful"? By what criteria could they be recognized, and how…
 
Recruitment for the First Crusade 1095-1103 from The First Crusaders by J. Riley-Smith How many people went on Crusade? Who were they and who was in charge of them? Why did they go? What does all this mean for Byzantium? Period: 1095-6 Download: Who went on Crusade and why? RSS Feed: The History of Byzantium If you want to send in feedback to the p…
 
Missy Graff Ballone of Wellness for Makers Shares How Artists Can Move to Stay Healthy While the COVID-19 crisis and resulting quarantine have challenged many aspects of our lives, finding positive ways to guide us through to the other side have been inspiring. While scrolling through Instagram one day, I came across Missy Graff Ballone’s feed, Wel…
 
History of the Crusades podcast Sharyn Eastaugh from the History of the Crusades podcast explores why people responded to Urban’s call. Find the History of the Crusades podcast here Period: 1095-6 Download: Why people went on Crusade with Sharyn Eastaugh RSS Feed: The History of Byzantium If you want to send in feedback to the podcast: – Either com…
 
In this episode we continue the discussion from Episode 56 about medical billing in Australia. Almost 500 million Medicare rebates are processed every year and for the most part these are claimed appropriately. But non-compliant billing could be costing the health system over 2 billion dollars annually. The vast majority of this comes down to misun…
 
Pope Urban preaches the Crusade from Cassell’s Illustrated History of England, Volume 1 (highly inaccurate!) We follow Urban as he crosses into France and spends over a year on tour. We talk about the steps he took to prepare for the announcement of the Crusades. Then we break down what we believe he said and why he said it. Period: 1095-6 Download…
 
I hope you’re staying safe and well, and I’m looking forward to when we can return to our places of work, get our hair cut, nails done, and get back to all those services and shops that are part of regular routines. Part of the normal routine this time of year is shopping for the seasonal celebrations, like Mother’s Day and graduations. But, shoppi…
 
Jerusalem in the Nuremburg Chronicle 1493 We briefly talk about events in Jerusalem and the wider Levant on the eve of the First Crusade. Had anything happened there that could have sparked the Crusades? Period: 1050-95 Download: What about Jerusalem? RSS Feed: The History of Byzantium If you want to send in feedback to the podcast: – Either commen…
 
Peter Frankopan, The First Crusade – The Call from the East An interview with Professor Peter Frankopan about his book ‘The First Crusade: The Call from the East.’ Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He specialises in the history of…
 
Pope Urban II (illustration by Chevalier Artaud de Montor 1842) We talk about Pope Urban’s shaky political position on the eve of the Crusade. As well as discussing the wider Papal reform movement and how military violence came to be a part of their plans. Period: 1050-95 Download: What did Urban want? RSS Feed: The History of Byzantium If you want…
 
What did it take, and what did it do to you, to avoid the company of others in Byzantium? How far did you have to pare your life down, and how reliant were you still on networks of support and supply? A conversation with Ellen Muehlberger (University of Michigan: see episode 2) and David Brakke (Ohio State University: see episode 13) about trying t…
 
When things have reached a state of paralysis or gridlock, it is often necessary to shatter the paralysis by taking decisive, muscular action. Real leaders do not sit on their hands and wait to test the prevailing winds of opinion. Have the moral courage to act. Many today who call themselves "leaders" ignore or have forgotten this principle. This …
 
Robert II of Flanders by Henri Decaisne (the son of the man who sent Alexios five hundred Knights) We discuss what Alexios really wanted from the West. Was he surprised by the Crusading army that formed or had he been lobbying for something similar? Period: 1050-95 Download: What did Alexios want? RSS Feed: The History of Byzantium If you want to s…
 
Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, Émile Signol (1847) A quick introduction to the Crusading topic and a discussion of how religious interpretations of historical events can be particularly distorting. Find out more about the Intelligent Speech conference here Period: 1095 Download: Introducing the Crusades RSS Feed: The History of Byzantium If …
 
My guest in this Jewelry Navigator Podcast episode is Alain Simic, founder of Alain Simic (pronounced Ah-lawn Si-mich) whose specialty is portraying images of jewelry, fashion, fine art, and portraiture. Alain’s photography speaks through images, allowing his subject’s voice to share stories and impact the lives of those who see his work. Alain ser…
 
This weekend, I chose to share segments of my podcast interview with Seraphima McLean of Gallery Byzantium. . Her formal background in art history, cast her in the unique role to carry on her family’s Byzantine art jewelry business. Gallery Byzantium integrates art and history inspired by one of the most influential cultures, the Byzantine Empire. …
 
Karin Jacobson is a talented jeweler and artist whose open mind and fabrication techniques allows her to interpret visions into beautiful, wearable jewelry art. Her journey and aesthetic have revealed a unique style that has become unquestionably recognizable as Karin Jacobson Jewelry. I’ve been a fan of her jewelry for a few years now, and the evo…
 
A conversation with Tina Sessa (Ohio State University: see episode 4) and Kyle Harper (University of Oklahoma, author of The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire, Princeton University Press 2017) on the Byzantine reactions to pandemics. What was the threshold of social visibility for a pandemic anyway? What could the government …
 
Coping With the COVID-19 Crisis Using Self-Care Strategies With Dr. Dana Busch Stress. Anxiety. Uncertainty. These are all dark places that become natural responses to stressful and uncertain times, like the COVID-19 health crisis we’re currently experiencing. The reason for this podcast is to invite you to take a step back and use internal cogniti…
 
As we wrap up Women’s History Month in a couple days, today, I share my visit with Noor Shamma, jewelry designer, single mother, and driven career woman. Noor is the epitome of self motivation and drive. She gracefully achieves balance and peace through her persona, jewelry designs, and practices compassion through it all with sustainable practices…
 
A Nomisma Hyperpyron of Alexios I (Ancient.Eu) An Aspron Trachy of Alexios. Dumbarton Oaks Collection (John II on left with Christ [I assume]. Alexios and Irene on right) A Billon Trachy of Alexios I (baldwin.co.uk) A Tetarteron of Alexios (hourmo.eu) We look at events in Constantinople during Alexios’ first fifteen years in power. Including reform…
 
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