The Real Middle Ages Podcast

By Aron Miller

On Going since Feb 2017 • Updated bimonthy

The Real Middle Ages podcast is a podcast all about the European medieval period. Join me as I explore different characters and themes throughout the middle ages that demonstrate the human experience.

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  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Oct 2017

This is part one of a two part Halloween special on Witchcraft, sorcery and magic in the middle ages. In this episode we take a look at the story of how Pope John XXII was the target of a group of assassins who tried using magic as their murder weapon. Pope John XXII. Pope John XXII and his papal court. A map of southern France. The papal palace at the city of Avignon.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 09 Oct 2017

This is part one of a two part Halloween special on Witchcraft, sorcery and magic in the middle ages. In this episode we take a look at the story of how Pope John XXII was the target of a group of assassins who tried using magic as their murder weapon. Pope John XXII. Pope John XXII and his papal court. A map of southern France. The papal palace at the city of Avignon.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 28 Sep 2017

In this episode we take a look at the Rus state after the death of Svyatoslav. The warrior prince left three sons to inherit his lands and affairs quickly devolved into civil war.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 68 Minutes 29 Aug 2017

In this episode we take a look at the many military campaigns of Prince Svyatoslav. Svyatoslav and the Rus invade Bulgaria. Svyatoslav and the Byzantine Emperor John meet in person. Svyatoslav killed by the Pechenegs on the Dnieper.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 11 Aug 2017

In this episode we look at the second half of Olga's regency as she converts to the Eastern Orthodox Christianity. An artists interpretation of Olga being baptized Olga meeting with Constantine VII. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 22 Jul 2017

In this episode we take a look at the successor to the Rus throne after the murder of Igor. A more modern depiction of Olga. Olga watching while the Derevlian nobles were burned in a bath house. Olga when she first comes upon Igor's body.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 25 Jun 2017

In this episode we take a look at the second half of Igor's reign as he tries to hold together the Rus after the loss to the Byzantines.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 03 Jun 2017

In this episode we will take a look at the first part of Igor's reign as he sets out to take the Rus to new heights. A depiction of Igor. Greek fire being shot from one boat to another.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 07 May 2017

In this episode we take a look at the reign of Oleg after the death of Rurik and see lands of the Rus grow.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 20 Apr 2017

In this episode we explore the how Rurik might have been buried through the accounts of the Arab diplomat and adventurer Ibn Fadlan.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 06 Apr 2017

In this episode we talk about the raid of 860 on the city of Constantinople by the Rus Vikings. Rus at the city walls. Photius dipping the vestments in the sea. And here is the Skillandbonesradio podcast by Brad, Kevin and Loren. http://skillandbonesradio.blogspot.com/. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 31 Mar 2017

In this episode we take a look at the founding of the Rus kingdom by Rurik, talk about his reign and where the Rus kingdom may have been. A Statue of Rurik And a basic map of the general area of the early Rus. . .

  Direct Link   Download 62 Minutes 31 Mar 2017

In this episode I talk about the Russian Primary Chronicle, archaeology, and the beginning of the Viking age. Some of the major trade routes for the Vikings. The beautiful Oseberg ship in Oslo.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 28 Mar 2017

In episode 3 I talk about the end of the middle ages and a number of dates that historians have used to describe the transition from medieval period to the early modern age. This episode acts as a bookend for the podcast as I wont go past my chosen date for the middle ages.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 28 Mar 2017

In episode 2 I talk about the end of the western roman empire and the very beginning of the middle ages. This episode will act as a beginning point to help frame the rest of the podcast.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 14 Minutes 28 Mar 2017

This episode is a introduction for myself and how the podcast will be structured for future episodes. If you are not interested in an introduction and want to skip right into some history start with episode 2.. . .

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