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A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2022-09-08 02:01:01

Hard Times Minisode (media.mp3)

An update on what is happening and why, in semi real time.


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2022-07-18 19:28:08

Episode 85: Conrad the Salty and Son (media.mp3)

In this episode we look at the first two emperors of the Salina dynasty. What did these rulers of the German Roman Empire do that could have led to the disasters to come? Well, not much. Sorry. Spoilers?


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2022-05-17 20:04:13

Episode 84:The Ottonians (media.mp3)

In today's very inconvenient episode I speed run the Ottonian dynasty from Henry I to Henry II. Confused as to why they are called the Ottonians? You will have to listen to understand! Also reappearing for special cameos: Adelheid! Spoleto! Andrew! Thousands of dead people!


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2022-04-14 16:30:05

Intelligent Speech 2022! (media.mp3)

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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2022-03-28 15:04:35

Episode 83: Medieval Kingship Part 2: The Becoming (media.mp3)

We know it is good to be the king, but how does one becomes the king? Highlights include the revelation that no one has ever known how to placate angry old men at public gatherings.


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2022-03-06 02:48:17

Episode 82: Medieval Kingship Part 1: What is it you...dooo here? (media.mp3)

In this first substantive episode of our new season, I begin an examination of medieval kingship. With surprise guest: Queens.


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2022-02-20 19:50:44

Episode 81: Scrofula with David Montgomery of The Siècle Podcast (media.mp3)

In a continued effort to buy time for research, David Montgomery of the Siècle Podcast and myself discussed Scrofula, a fascinating illness with a surprising relevance for our shows. The most important thing to know going in is that you should probably not Google Scrofula before listening to the episode.


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-12-07 15:03:52

Andrew Pilot Housekeeping Episode (media.mp3)

Please vote for The Two Musketeers here: https://tongal.com/welcome/ngp/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-11-22 05:27:42

Episode 80: An Interview with Zach Twamley (media.mp3)

Do you like books? The Thirty Years War? CambraiWell you will need to listen to this one.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-10-22 15:23:35

Episode 79: Investiture Controversies Introduction (media.mp3)

What is an investiture controversy? What does it have to do with the Early Modern Period? Will this episode have a defenestration? For that last one, yes. But for the rest you will have to listen.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-09-29 22:04:06

Episode 78: Slavery in the Middle Ages Part 4; The Rise of Serfdom (media.mp3)

This Episode wraps up not only our look at slavery in the middle ages, but the entire third season of this show. Zach's new book, Matchlock and the Embassy: http://www.wdfpodcast.com/thevassalstate/ml1 I have read it all at this point and it is very good.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-08-30 18:13:42

Episode 77: Slavery in the Middle Ages Part 3; Transition (media.mp3)

Unfreedom in the middle ages took on a wide variety of forms. In this episode I talk about the ideological shifts that accompanied this change, some examples of the deals that were struck, and one highly amusing example of priestly fraud.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-08-12 19:27:39

New Show Announcement and Episode and W2Housekeeping. Look just listen. (media.mp3)

I am starting a second show! Let me tell you about how it will affect W2W, some changes to Patreon levels, and then you can listen to the first episode!. The main show website is here: https://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/why-tho There is an rss feed but it will take a minute to get on itunes.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-07-20 04:22:55

Episode 76: Slavery in the Middle Ages Part 3, The Economics of Slavery (Redux). (media.mp3)

One would think that the economics of slavery would be simple, but then a person who thought that would clearly not be a fan of this show. https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-06-15 02:19:29

Episode 75: Slavery in the Middle Ages Part II, Teaching an Old Narrative Modern Tricks. (media.mp3)

In this episode we spend a bit of quality time with our friend Marc Boch and discuss why he thought what he thought about slavery and serfdom, why some of it was wrong, and why some of it is still valid. This is a nice, calm episode. Some gentle laughs between friends. A bit of a palette cleanser between last episode and the next. Check out Past Access here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQKBE0TD34qtifjeemA_5g Check out Pontifacts yonder: https://pontifacts.podbean.com/ Be sure to check out our new store: https://knitnfrog.com/collections/wittenberg-to-westphalia-podcast-store/Wittenberg-to-Westphalia-Podcast-Store  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-04-23 13:45:22

Escape! o Intelligent Speech! (media.mp3)

Last year's sessions: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuAmmbvyrD92VvbxWuktX5OnCt_qcibzH This year's conference, go to store to buy tickets: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/1690-2/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-04-03 01:48:28

Episode 74: Slavery Part 1: Theory (media.mp3)

By popular demand, we begin a very detailed look at medieval slavery. This time out we tackle what relevance this conversation has to the modern world, and how we even begin to define slavery, anyway.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-03-01 14:31:33

Episode 73: Living the Life: Modern American Judaisms (media.mp3)

To the horror of many, the "Living the Life" series has returned. This series of episodes aims to provide a very very basic primer into liturgical practices of many modern religions, to help the audience better understand how the stuff we discuss in the past was different. In this episode I interviewed listener Ira, possibly a more palatable interlocutor than my earlier entry in the series. The cool jazz, however, remains. Andrew is an editing genius, and I would not dare to interfere with his vision. https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-02-03 21:53:57

Episode 72, Women in the Middle Ages Part V: An Estate (media.mp3)

After many months we wrap up our look at women in the middle ages with a discussion of what it all means. Spoilers: It isn't about the estate of women, it is about the frames of reference we explored along the way.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2021-01-15 01:42:08

Episode 71: Women in the Middle Ages, Women and the Law Part 2: Land and Marriage (media.mp3)

In today's episode we look at the interaction between marriage, inheritance, and property. This may sound esoteric and boring. And it is. But it tells us an awful lot about how women interacted with this society so eat your acid polka broccoli. European History Podcast List: https://blog.feedspot.com/europe_history_podcasts/ Revolution 1: https://www.erinclarebrown.com/revolution-1 So Andrew tells me the fake genre I made up is a real thing called Acid Polka. The clips are from the songs linked below. they are actually...total bangers. https://youtu.be/4Oj3HVfEdMI https://youtu.be/LsXvwY8GS7o  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-11-16 21:40:53

Episode 70b: More Agoraphobia (media.mp3)

In this episode we address recent events in the podcasting community, and racism in a beloved sci fi franchise. Its not really that fun. But it gets better. The end is good. If you are into that kind of thing. 10 American Presidents: http://www.10usp.com/ The Eastern Border: http://theeasternborder.lv/ The Cannon Ball Podcast: https://thecanonballpodcast.wordpress.com/ American Epistles: https://american-epistles.blubrry.net/ Dreams of Black Wallstreet: https://www.dreamsofblackwallstreet.com/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-11-03 01:28:19

Episode 70a: Podiversiary 2020 Part 1 (media.mp3)

It's 2020. Inevitably, this year's podiversiary is a clip show. But hopefully a fun one? https://play.acast.com/s/theagorapodcastnetwork/weareagora https://cfrri.org/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-10-27 01:52:57

Episode 69: Women part VI, Women and the Law Part 1 (media.mp3)

In today's episode we look at how the law defined the role of women in society, and how it allowed women to interact with the law itself. In the process we will finally start to come to terms with sexual violence. Agora Podcast Network Feed: https://play.acast.com/s/theagorapodcastnetwork/weareagora My support page: https://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html https://youtu.be/vsxyaZhdW1s  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-09-11 02:37:08

This is Episode 68: A Short Discussion of The Law as a Source (media.mp3)

Today is going to be a brief digression into the value of legal codes as a source, which will set us up nicely for the next episode, where we will begin to discuss the status of women in early medieval legal codes. Charlemagne's proclivity for pink frilly party balloons is discussed but ultimately dismissed. History of the Papacy: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/history-of-the-papacy-podcast/id590968693 My Support Page: https://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html Sam Hume's Show: https://paxbritannica.info/ Brehon Law: https://archive.org/details/ancientlaws01hancuoft/page/n7/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/ancientlaws04hancuoft/page/6/mode/2up Irish History Podcast: https://irishhistorypodcast.ie/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-08-16 03:12:10

Episode 67: Women Part III, Welcome to the Working Week (media.mp3)

In today's episode we examine the role women played in the economy of the middle ages. Spoilers: it was pretty big.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-07-29 20:53:55

Episode 66: Wittenberg to Witches (media.mp3)

Ben Jacobs of Wittenberg to Westphalia and Sam Hume of the History of Witchcraft sat down for a chat about witch panics, memes, authority, and the importance of getting angry while also staying calm. https://paxbritannica.info/episode-list/ https://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/ (Ira didn't actually include the NY Times article but we trust him) https://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/blog/episode-48a-catastrophic-disruption-how-the-printing-press-ignited-anti-witch-hysteria-in-early-modern-europe Let me know if I forgot anything Music: Intro music is, as always, See These Bones by Nada Surf. Spective - Bridge Valley P.R. & ChillCat - Soul Child ai means love. - road trip Breezewax - Mother's Earth LZRDSK - flowers LeVirya & Broey. - Inertia Aphrow & Stuffed Tomato - Goodbye ningen - Take You Outside I Am Wolter - Morning Licks Foeniks - Take It Easy RINZ. - Lotus mr. hong & pastels - let's meet at the elevator  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-07-07 02:39:06

Episode 65: Women Part 2, Mary and Eve and Sex Part 2 (media.mp3)

Sex for commoners and nobles and...nuns?  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-06-25 03:12:29

Episode 64: Women Part 2, Mary and Eve and Sex (Part 1) (media.mp3)

The first half of a look at the way women's status in the middle ages was determined by their sexuality. https://www.blackwallstreet-1921.com/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-05-29 02:16:53

Episode 63.5: Housekeeping Minisode (media.mp3)

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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-05-08 02:35:38

Women Part 1: The Fourth Estate? (media.mp3)

In the last few episodes we discussed the issue of groups that do not fit comfortably into the concept of normal that any society sets up. Today we will begin to discuss the most strange and terrifying minority of all: women. Also congrats to Andrew for graduating, yaaaaaaaay!  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-02-10 03:06:12

Episode 62: On the Outside Looking in, on the Inside Looking Out, Part 2 (media.mp3)

In today's episode we discuss the complex set of ideological, political, and economic processes that impacted the lives of non-normative populations in Medieval Europe, and how this affected daily life.  There's a lot going on in this episode, but the most important thing is that Andrew mixed up "Big Band" with "Big Beat," and the result is awesome.  Intermission music: Combustibles - In Da Mood Outro music: ProleteR - April Showers  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-01-25 00:48:31

The Cat in Question: a Minisode (media.mp3)

Today we learn about the cat in question.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2020-01-16 02:30:58

Episode 61: On the Outside Looking in, on the Inside Looking Out I (media.mp3)

How do we deal with difference? This is one of the most fundamental questions humans confront when organizing societies, from the moment on the playground when we realize that the other kids might hold different views from us on things like the rules of baseball, whether or not that was a strike, and whether or not someone has a big stupid face. In the next few episodes we will look at how medieval Europeans dealt with differences of faith, ethnicity, gender, and physical health.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-11-30 03:33:28

Episode 60: Living the Life A Catholic Supplemental: An Interview with Thomas Daly (media.mp3)

In today's episode we interview a genuine lapsed Catholic to learn about the religious life of a normal person in the modern Catholic Church. This is methodologically problematic, but we are going for a flavor not like gospel truth. Andrew had fun editing this one, here's the songs playing in the background: "For You" - Zeeky Beats "Sunsets" Aso "Happiness" - CrazyJazz "Return" - Mingu5 "Your Favorite Place" - Joey Pecoraro "Out For A Walk" - Mingu5 "Waves" - Matt Quentin "Dreams" - Joakim Karud "ill never know _ green tea" - nymano I am hoping these are all under some kind of creative commons license and I'm not gonna get sued. Anyone who wants to sue me can reach me at pankaceplace@gmail.com  Feedback about the show can be directed, as usual, to wittenbergtowestphalia@gmail.com Seriously please stop emailing Andrew about the content that was a joke.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-11-03 01:45:54

Episode 59: Modern Plumbing (media.mp3)

I forgot all the questions I was asked this year, so instead I did an episode about sewage. It's for the best. Please fill out our survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrZYl99TBNyETIsLPXZkeTXHgstTeI_suICs6PZa8X8yK3OQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Check out these organizations: LeAF: https://www.leaf-wageningen.nl/en/leaf/For-whom/Public-sector-NGOs.htm Centre for Science and Environment: https://www.cseindia.org/tag/sewage UN Water: https://www.unwater.org/water-facts/quality-and-wastewater/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-10-10 02:39:05

Episode 58: Living the Life A Catholic (media.mp3)

In today's episode we look at the forces at work on the lived experience of Christianity in the middle ages. Don't forget to take our survey here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScrZYl99TBNyETIsL…/viewform  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-08-31 03:01:54

Episode 57: Class System 3, Commoners 2, Urban Commoners 5: Living Conditions (media.mp3)

An examination of what it was like to live in a medieval city based on issues surrounding public health, crime, and business regulations.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-08-10 03:23:38

Episode 56: The Class System 3, The Commoners 2, Urban Commoners 4, Lifestyles of the Urban Commoners (media.mp3)

A class system within a class system. Imagine!  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-07-04 04:00:09

Episode 55, The Class System 3, The Commoners 2, Cities 3, A Narrative of Urban Development 2 (media.mp3)

I mean the title says it all really.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-05-30 03:55:45

Episode 54: The Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2, Cities Part 2, A Narrative of Urban Development Part 1 (media.mp3)

Episode 54: The Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2, Cities Part 2, A Narrative of Urban Development Part 1. Now there's a title. I should be a show runner on the Netflix. I've got the gift, I tell ya. Oh this episode is about cities and stuff. Flock Chat: https://flickchat.page.link/KdZacien2kGdoYVs7  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-05-15 02:24:34

53.5: Announcements (media.mp3)

Conference Info: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ Flick Chat: https://flickchat.page.link/KdZacien2kGdoYVs7 Are You Going My Way 2: https://play.acast.com/s/theagorapodcastnetwork/areyougoingmywaypart2-electricvehicles?autoplay  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-05-02 02:49:10

Episode 53: Class Structure in the Middle Ages Part 3: Those Who Work Part 2: Urbanism in the Middle Ages Part 1: Urban Theory (media.mp3)

We begin our look at urbanism in the middle ages with a whole bunch of high falutin theory stuff. Be sure to stick around after the outro music for a very important announcement.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-03-31 02:26:42

Episode 52: The Economy Part III, Recovery of a Kind (media.mp3)

In this episode we wrap up our discussion of the European economy by looking at the recovery of the 800s, and the surprising commodity that underpinned this earliest European economic system.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-03-10 02:36:30

Episode 51: The Economy Part 2: European Microeconomy (media.mp3)

In this episode we talk about manors and do a little bit of a walking tour of Europe. So basically I am recapping the entire podcast but from an economic perspective. Look they can't all have pirates. Actually this one has pirates. So that's cool.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-02-27 04:09:46

Episode 50, The Economy Part 1, The Decline and Fall of Whiggish Historical Practices (media.mp3)

The long anticipated start to my discussion of the medieval economy. Contains a surprising number of obscure indie songs from the oughts.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2019-01-28 04:29:14

Episode 49: Topics in Modern Historical Research Methodologies (media.mp3)

In this deeply exciting episode you will be titillated and amazed by a story of high drama. Adventure, drama, good confronting evil, the excitement of a new love. That, or I drone on about how computers have changed historical research for 40 minutes.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-12-15 04:17:32

December Announcements (media.mp3)

No episode this month probably. But check out the Agora feed for a crossover!  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-11-11 19:26:01

Episode 48a: Catastrophic Disruption: How the Printing Press Ignited Anti-Witch Hysteria in Early Modern Europe (media.mp3)

A recording of a talk I gave at the Sound Education Conference. If you can, please check out the website for a PDF of the slide show: http://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-10-15 02:24:22

Episode 47: Podiversiary Q&A (media.mp3)

After five years, we have finally done it! we are having a Q&A. In retrospect now I am a little nervous about a few of the topics, but hopefully you will all enjoy this. Please don't light me on fire.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-10-02 21:57:54

American Scandal From Wondry (media.mp3)

Since the founding of the United States, in every generation, in every field of business, politics, sports and society, we’ve watched in shock as corruption, deceit and desire bring down heroes, titans and those we thought we could trust. In the aftermath, we’re left with too many questions, how did this happen? Who is to blame? American Scandal, a new podcast from Wondery, will answer these questions. They tell the stories of America’s biggest scandals, the who, how and why, to discover what happened, how they changed our country - and what lessons we can learn. I encourage you to subscribe to American Scandal. The first story is a look inside America’s pastime - Baseball - and scandal that changed the way we view our favorite athletes. It’s riveting. And while you’re listening, subscribe to American Scandal on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Help spread the word because these are stories we need hear.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-09-03 18:11:34

Episode 46: Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2: Prima Nocte (media.mp3)

In this episode we delve into the things that really affected the daily lives of the rural peasantry of the middle ages, and dispel some of the grimdark myths that surround them.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-09-02 04:10:55

Sound Education Announcement! (media.mp3)

I am speaking at a thing! Plz Come!  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-08-31 01:47:12

American Innovations (media.mp3)

- A few months ago a new podcast called American Innovations came out it and gave me a different outlook on how the science and technology we use today came to be. - Hosted by popular science author Steven Johnson. He’ll tell you the stories behind DNA, the mapping of the human genome...the rise of the personal computer...artificial intelligence...and more.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-08-10 04:32:10

Episode 45, the Class System Part 3, the Commoners Part 1 (media.mp3)

Today we finally look at the peasantry. After more than a year of promising, here we are.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-06-24 20:49:45

Episode 44: A Tale of Two Gregories Part 1, with Steve Guerra (media.mp3)

This episode is about Gregory. Not that Gregory, the other one. Well, ok, there were sixteen Gregories. At least, sixteen that were popes. Though I guess there were also two anti-popes. You know what? Stop being a pedant and just listen.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-05-28 22:23:26

Episode 43: Class Structure Part 2: Those Who Prayed Part 2 Monks and the Act of Monking (media.mp3)

In this episode we look at the phenomenon of monasticism in Early Medieval Europe. Its's actually a pretty crazy story.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-04-09 02:57:24

Episode 42: The Class System Part 2: Those Who Prayed Part 1: Popes and Bishops and Priests, Oh My! (media.mp3)

In this episode we begin to discuss the clergy, one of the three great classes of the middle ages, by looking at the basic hierarchy of the church.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-03-22 04:01:00

Episode 41b: Tiny Westphalias (media.mp3)

This one...guys I have to be honest. It is mostly about refuse.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-03-22 03:59:19

Episode 41a: Wittenberg to Vampires (media.mp3)

This is part 1 of a very special crossover with Raven from The Tiny Vampires Podcast. It should be a ton of fun, and Part B will be in your feed at the same time or shortly thereafter.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-03-05 03:34:16

Episode 40: The Actual War Bits (media.mp3)

In today's episode we discuss the soldiers of the middle ages, where they came from, how they fought, and where they were going. Spoilers: mostly into crushing debt.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2018-02-11 23:37:24

Episode 39: What is War? (Baby Don't hurt Me) (media.mp3)

Here it is, the esoteric, theoretical discussion of warfare over one thousand years ago that you never knew you wanted. Edited by Andrew  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-11-21 16:26:49

Episode 38: Warfare and the Middle Ages, Part 1 (media.mp3)

In today's episode, we discuss which came first, the chicken of the knight, or the egg of Feudalism. Also I say some unkind things about military history in the popular press.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-11-21 16:01:37

Episode 37: Trav's Big Adventure (media.mp3)

Travis Dow goes to Wittenberg and makes new friends.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-11-13 15:44:25

Episode 36: Marc Bloch (media.mp3)

After a long wait and innumerable technical difficulties, here is the October Podiversiarry Show: the life and times of highly influential historian, Marc Bloch. Edited by Andrew Pfannkuche  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-11-04 19:25:27

A humble request (media.mp3)

We are buying a house, and that costs money. I would appreciate some help in getting across the line. In addition to the usual methods, my wife sells quality knitwear that maybe you would want to buy?  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-10-08 21:30:51

Episode 35: The Class System 3: The Nobility 2: One System to Rule Them All (media.mp3)

In this episode we finish our look at the development of the feudal system of the nobility in the middle ages. Edited by Andrew Pfannkuche.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-08-14 15:54:03

Episode 34: The Class System 2, The Nobility Part 1 (media.mp3)

Today we discuss the origins of feudalism in the middle ages  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-07-22 21:22:11

Episode 33: The Legacy of Augsburg with Ben n Trav (media.mp3)

In this very special episode, Ben n Trav talk about life, girls, the battle of Augsburg, their feelings, and whether or not the middle ages really existed. Features extra content from special guest Der Buddler. Edited as always by the Dank Knight, Andrew.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-07-22 01:19:13

Tides of History (media.mp3)

Check out this sample of a new show! Also, why not take our survey? I need money https://podcastsurvey.typeform.com/to/OX7nLd  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-06-30 03:19:35

Episode 32: Imperator Augustus (media.mp3)

They don't call him Otto the Great because of his standing crust pie recipe if you catch my meaning, although it was legendary. There is a reason Adelheid liked him so much. Pro tip fellas, learn to make a good meat pie and you will never be lonely. because even if it doesn't work out, you will have pie. And really, what has a lady done for you lately that was as good as a pie? In my case the answer is "finally got the baby to sleep" but I am sure some of you don't have ladies as awesome as Di in your life. She is better than pie. Anyway, Otto deposes a pope and becomes a legend. Just listen, OK?  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-05-31 01:00:00

Episode 31: Armageddon (media.mp3)

In today's episode a bloody civil war comes to an unexpected climax. Fun Easter egg: Shout out if you can spot the name I did incorrectly throughout the entire episode and (hopefully) managed to awkwardly replace in post! Edited by Andrew Pfannkuche  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-05-01 02:52:14

Episode 30: Adelheid (media.mp3)

In today's episode Berengar II begins his tragic downfall, damsel in distress Adelheid rescues her damn self, and Otto knocks some heads together, because that is what the Otto do. Please see the show notes for an essay I wrote on Liutprand of Cremona that is longer than the episode itself.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-03-26 17:35:53

Episode 29: Otto the Pretty Good Under the Circumstances (media.mp3)

In today's episode we follow the early career of Henry the Fowler's son Otto. Otto seems like a pretty bright kid, I think he might be going places. In this episode he goes to West Frankia, Denmark, and Bohemia. Nice little trip if you have the time off.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-02-20 04:29:48

Episode 28: Meanwhile, in East Francia (media.mp3)

In today's episode, we discuss events between the death of King Arnulf and the death of Henry the Fowler. Henry did not get his name due to an unfortunate swimming pool incident, nor for pranks involving chickens. Just to clarify.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-01-19 00:46:30

Episode 27: Powerful Women (media.mp3)

As central power in Italy dissolves, Liutprand is confronted with his worst fear: icky smelly girls  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2017-01-01 23:01:36

Episode 27: Berengar the Nudnik (media.mp3)

In today's episode, we look at the life and times of Berengar of Friuli, and answer that age old question: was he the schlemiel, or the schlimazel?  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-12-07 01:39:19

Episode 26: Andrew Brings The Pain (media.mp3)

Today we enjoy a script Andrew wrote for me. Andrew is bringing the smackdown on the Phantom Time Hypothesis; semicolons also appear in this episode.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-12-04 00:53:56

Episode 25: Guideschi Denoumont (media.mp3)

As I sit rocking my child to sleep, we take time out to say goodbye to the Guideschi. We ask questions, like, why did they fall, what happened to them, and, remember Alice?  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-11-14 02:27:12

Episode 24: Elegans Iuvenes (media.mp3)

Guy dies. Arnulf dies. Bingo!  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-10-23 21:28:43

Episode 23: Second Anniversary Food Special (media.mp3)

Today we take a pause from the narrative to celebrate two years of W2W by once again address a topic that is tangential to the show’s main focus: Food.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-10-09 18:08:03

Episode 22: Guy. Ascendant? (media.mp3)

Guy has it all. Power, popularity, family. But no cool regnal name. Alas, some dreams go ever unfulfilled.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-09-05 05:00:00

Episode 21.5: Western Frankish Minisode (media.mp3)

In this week's episode I struggle to see how much French history I can cram into twenty minutes. The answer is about a hundred years as it happens. Rejected ideas for today's episode included naming all the French kings with only one breath, and doing the episode while suspended over a tank full of rabid David Irving fans while local teens threw tennis balls at a target.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-08-27 05:00:00

Episode 21: Guidous Rex Francorum (media.mp3)

Guy III of Spoleto goes on a road trip with his cuz Bishop Gelio and starts crowning himself king of various things. It may seem crazy, but I think you're just jelly, yo.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-07-13 02:50:21

Episode 20: Charles the Who? (media.mp3)

Today we take an in depth look at the final dissolution of the Carolingian Empire. This look is complicated by a variety of factors, not the least of which is the inability of early medieval monks to tell the time.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-06-28 05:12:51

Episode 19: Guy the Rage (media.mp3)

The young son of Lambert has a brief but eventful reign.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-06-09 02:21:58

Episode 18 3/4: WARRIOR BISHOPS! (media.mp3)

A collaborative episode between Ben and Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy Podcast, in which the institution of midieval warrior bishops is explored.   


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-05-23 04:48:36

Housekeeping Minisode (media.mp3)

Short episode with some housekeeping and really not much else.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-04-20 14:00:32

Episode 18: Death and Collapses (media.mp3)

In today's episode the Guideschi's view expands beyond local concerns as they increasingly become embroiled in Imperial politics. They have a lover spat with the pope, but he may have just been stressed because he was pretty sure that there was a Saracen under the couch and Charles the Bald wouldn't come and look. A whole lot of teenagers die conveniently.   


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-03-29 02:04:00

Episode 17: Guideschi Make Good (media.mp3)

In today's episode, a wide variety of Germanic nobles ruling over Italy drop dead/are stabbed. Guy of Spolento enters the scene, does a bunch of things, and then dies. His son Lambert makes some people REALLY mad. Outraged, even. I dunno, guys, the Guideschi may not be nice people.   


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-02-16 16:27:45

Episode 16: Hey Guy! (media.mp3)

A look at the rise of an important family in the politics of Italy in the Early middle ages. So much cooler than it sounds.   


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2016-01-24 21:51:03

Episode 15: Walking Tour Part 9a: Central Europe (media.mp3)

Here we are folks, the start of the last section of the walking tour. This is a big moment, but we aren’t done yet so let’s save the fine words and trembling lips until this whole thing is in the rear-view mirror. This episode focuses on Central Europe, an area core to our series and with a surprising amount of controversy surrounding its early medieval period.         


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2015-11-23 01:07:16

Episode 14: Softball (media.mp3)

1 year anniversary!  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2015-10-18 20:25:25

Episode 13: Where Have All The Merry Romans Gone? (media.mp3)

In today's episode, we track the decline of the Roman administration of Italy in the waning days of the empire. Despite famine, plague, and war after war, you cannot put it on the cart as it is not dead yet. Regulations.   


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2015-09-07 02:26:33

Episode 12: Walking Tour Episode 8: Italy and the Islands Live! (media.mp3)

Ben totaly nerds out on the geology of Italy. The economy is there too I guess but dude this is some crazy stuff.   


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2015-08-23 23:22:58

Episode 11: The Decline and Fall of the Holy Roman Empire (media.mp3)

A pause is taken form the walking tour to look at the political breakup of the empire of Charlemagne. There's a lot of really fun regnal names. The vikings take everyone's stuff.   


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2015-07-08 03:16:49

Episode 10: Walking Tour Part 5: Balkan Infancy (media.mp3)

A look at the geography, economy, and polotics of the Balkans up to 1300. The Hungarians luck out when facing the Mongols. The Byzantines lose track of the ball and the Venetians decide to keep it.   


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2015-05-18 04:46:08

Episode 9: Walking Tour part 4b: Son of Eastern Europe (media.mp3)

Polotical geography of Eastern Europe up to 1300: Jewish steppe warriors. The Northern Crusades. Mongol hordes. The usual.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2015-04-27 00:42:18

Episode 8: Walking Tour Part 4a: Eastern Europe (media.mp3)

The walking tour continues with a look at the grography, ecconomy, and culture of Eastern Europe up to the year 1000. The origins of the Rus. More Vikings.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2015-04-20 03:00:57

Episode 7: Travis Dow Guest Episode on Jan Hus (media.mp3)

I am sick and so friend of the show Travis Dow gives you a whirlwind preview of the Hussite Rebellion.  


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From Wittenberg to Westphalia at 2015-03-08 23:15:07

Episode 6: The Class System (media.mp3)

I take a break from the walking tour in a fit of rage. This is taking way too long you guys. In this episode we look at the class system of the middle ages: our Weberian assumptions, Marx, and the tripartite system of social organization.  


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