History in the Making

History in the Making
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HITM uses character focused storytelling to convey the ideas of the past that have shaped us today. We dive into wars and politics to see how the values of nations and their populations have reacted to the world around them. This is social evolution and biography wrapped in storytelling. This is History in the Making.
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S1E25 – A Splendid Rope

The Peloponnesian War comes to a sudden and unexpected end. The defeated will face the fate the victor thinks it deserves.  We witness both timid and brutal approaches to war and are forced to ask: Is there a difference between acting cruelly out of desperation versus cruelty as a matter of course? This episode covers approximately 405 B.C. – 404 B.C.

Episode 21: Down and Out in Paris

Episode 21: Down and Out in Paris The Age of Napoleon

February 23, 2018 • With so many of his political patrons dead, Napoleon's career stalls. He spends some aimless months in the capital trying to improve his situation. He finds high society...

| February 23, 2018

Episode 20: Thermidor

Episode 20: Thermidor The Age of Napoleon

January 31, 2018 • An eclectic episode. Napoleon gets out of jail, fights another battle in northern Italy, and comes tantalizingly close to a triumphant return to Corsica. Other topics include: the...

| January 31, 2018

Episode Nineteen: The Principles of Mountain Warfare

Episode Nineteen: The Principles of Mountain Warfare The Age of Napoleon

January 19, 2018 • Napoleon reports for duty with the Army of Italy, which is fighting a tough campaign in the rugged Alps. André Masséna is introduced. Napoleon's plan and Masséna's daring win...

| January 19, 2018

Episode Eighteen: Vindication

Episode Eighteen: Vindication The Age of Napoleon

January 4, 2018 • Napoleon takes charge as head of artillery for the Army of the Alps, clashes with his incompetent commanders, and finally wins recognition on the battlefield during the Siege of...

| January 4, 2018

Episode Seventeen: A Nation in Arms

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December 15, 2017 • Napoleon finally reports to the regular army, just as France sinks deeper into chaos. The Jacobins come to power and launch The Reign of Terror. The army continues to transform....

| December 15, 2017

Episode Sixteen: Into the Storm

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November 30, 2017 • SURVEY: https://survey.libsyn.com/ageofnapoleon   Napoleon returns to Corsica. The former king is executed; royalists rise up to avenge him. Napoleon fights in his first (real)...

| November 30, 2017

Episode Fifteen: the Mob

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November 22, 2017 • Napoleon bungles his first test as a National Guard officer and bears witness to the revolution's darkest days survey: survey.libsyn.com/ageofnapoleon Patreon:...

| November 22, 2017

A Guide to the Infantry of the Napoleonic Era

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November 10, 2017 • A short episode delving into the organization, equipment, and uniforms of Napoleonic foot-soldiers....

| November 10, 2017

Episode Fourteen: The People’s Army

The Age of Napoleon

October 28, 2017 • Back on the mainland, 1792 saw the revolution face an existential crisis, which gave birth to a new new kind of army. Topics include Count Guibert and his theory of the...

| October 28, 2017

Episode Thirteen: The Coriscan Gracchi

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October 21, 2017 • The Bonaparte brothers launch their political careers with very mixed success, Paoli returns from exile a changed man, and we take a close look at the crooked, violent world of...

| October 21, 2017

Episode Twelve: Long Live the Fatherland

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October 11, 2017 • Napoleon is bored in a peacetime army and fills his time with writing and the study of military theory. He returns to Corsica for the first time since childhood. The revolution...

| October 11, 2017

Episode Eleven: Cadet Paille-au-nez

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September 27, 2017 • Napoleon grows up: surviving military school, coping with the death of his father, and becoming an officer in record time. Also discussed: Bourrienne's problematic 'Memoirs,'...

| September 27, 2017

Episode Ten: As the Fatherland Was Dying

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September 17, 2017 • the life and death of Carlo Bonaparte, Napoleon's childhood, Napoleon leaves home...

| September 17, 2017

Episode Nine: The Iron Soil of Corsica

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August 30, 2017 • Napoleon's roots. Topics include: vendettas, the Corsican War of Independence, Napoleon's hero- Pasquale Paoli, and James Boswell's Corsica cosplay...

| August 30, 2017

Bonus Episode: Robespierre

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August 17, 2017 • Topics include: the life and career of Maximilien Robespierre and The Terror...

| August 17, 2017

Bonus Episode

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August 2, 2017 • Bonus Episode by The Age of Napoleon Podcast...

| August 2, 2017

Bonus Episode: The 28th Messidor of Matt Christman

The Age of Napoleon

July 16, 2017 • A discussion on Karl Marx's '18 Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte' with podcaster, writer, and Marx enthusiast Matt Christman. Topics include Napoleon III's rise to power and why you...

| July 16, 2017

Episode Eight: Fracture

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July 4, 2017 • French society begins to fracture as the Revolution goes off the rails. Topics include the first Bastille Day, the Catholic counter-revolution, the émigrés, the rise of...

| July 4, 2017

Episode Seven: The Undesired

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June 13, 2017 • The road to the French Revolution. The Bastille, the Tennis Court Oath, the Women's March on Versailles, the Great Fear, and Lafayette (yes, that Lafayette)...

| June 13, 2017

Episode Six: The King’s Army

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May 30, 2017 • Topics include: military life in the 18th century, officer culture, battles, desertion, and the life story and real adventures of the poor man of Toggenburg...

| May 30, 2017

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