The French Revolution & Napoleon
Revolutions – Mike Duncan
Info: This podcast has multiple seasons that cover different historical topics. Episodes are typically between 25-35 minutes. SEASON 3 deals with the French Revolution. This podcast is free.
Mr. Fritzsche’s Listening Advice: The focus of this podcast is the years 1789 to 1799 but it does close with a few episodes on the Napoleonic empire. My advice is to use the titles to find the episode that covers the aspect of the French Revolution that you wish to review. Taking notes of key understandings, events, concepts would be a helpful strategy. As always, the Cornell Notes method is a good idea.
The Age of Napoleon – Everett Rummage
Info: This is the premier podcast on Napoleon. It is a very thorough series on this period of history (to give you an idea….episode 80 is the crowning of Bonaparte as Emperor in 1804…..he’s still around another 10 years!). The series has not been completed and there is a new episode roughly weekly and they are always around 30 minutes in length. This podcast is free.
Mr. Fritzsche’s Listening Advice: Rummage goes into far more detail than you require, so pick and choose episodes based on the title. They are in chronological order, but there are some thematic episodes. Cornell notes are recommended.
Imperial Russia and the Revolutions
Revolutions – Mike Duncan
Info: This podcast has multiple seasons that cover different historical topics. Episodes are typically between 25-35 minutes. SEASON 10 deals with Imperial Russia and the Revolutions. The series has not been completed and there is a new episode roughly weekly and they are always around 30 minutes in length. This podcast is free.
Mr. Fritzsche’s Listening Advice: I highly recommend the first 8 episodes if you want a better understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of the socialist movement. There is a focus on Anarchism and Marxism. These are topics that are really interesting and really helpful but that we don’t have a lot of time to cover. Episodes 12-16 are really good for covering the three Czars we learn about in class. After that, you are best to pick episodes by title as Duncan delved very deep into the Revolution of 1905 and beyond. Cornell notes are recommended.
Hardcore History – Blueprint for Armageddon – Dan Carlin
Info: This is a 22 hour series over six episodes that takes you from the causes of the First World War to the conclusion. Unfortunately, it is NOT free, but maybe you can use your skills to find it online (sorry Mr. Carlin).
Mr. Fritzsche’s Listening Advice: Dan Carlin is an amazing storyteller and these episodes are very interesting. He is especially detailed on the actual fighting of the wars. He has excellent sources and throws in a lot of helpful quotes. It’s a long listen, I only recommend to those of you that are very interested in the Great War. Excellent foundation for our topics Move to Global War and Authoritarian States.
Hardcore History – Supernova in the East – Dan Carlin
Info: This is also a 20+ hour series on Japan and the War in the Pacific. It is free on Spotify.
Mr. Fritzsche’s Listening Advice: The first episode is particularly useful to our Move to Global War: Japan unit. As always, his depictions of the war itself are thorough and his story telling is amazing. Episodes 1-3 are most relevant for us.