Monthly Archives: September 2007


14
Alas, another long chapter. This one has been split into Absolutism and Constitutionalism. This Podcast is on Absolutism, definitely the most badass of the 2. You will mostly hear about the Louis XIV, the pompous, overweight, love machine (?) of France. Listen to Chapter 16 Part 1: Absolutism mp3 download

Ch. 16 Part 1: Absolutism


10
The second Ch. 16 Podcast. Constitutionalism is the basis for the American governmental system, but our system didn’t begin with a ruthless, Christian-fundamentalist dictator seizing power, beheading the King, and creating a police state. All hail Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England. Listen to Chapter 16 Part 2: Constitutionalism mp3 […]

Ch. 16 Part 2: Constitutionalism


24
In this next chapter, we will take a sharp u-turn from the progress of Constutionalism and talk about the total dictatorships of Austria, Prussia, and Russia. Be prepared for kings who throw enemies to ravenous dogs and emperors who cripple clumsy servants, because this is EASTERN EUROPE! Listen to Chapter […]

Ch. 17 Eastern Europe




20
While the scientific minds of Europe were expanding, so were the social reforms and the enlightened musing of its rulers and educated class. You will hear about Voltaire’s caffeine addiction, Soldier King’s hydrophobic son, and a couple of small wars. Listen to Chapter 18 Part 2: The Enlightenment mp3 download

Ch. 18 Part 2: The Enlightenment




3
The French Revolution is well under way throughout this Podcast. Learn about the megalomaniac Robespierre and why he killed tens of thousands of his countrymen, Marat and his disgusting skin disease, and the ironically named “Committee of Public Safety”. Listen to Chapter 19 Part 2: The French Revolution Part 2 […]

Ch. 19 Part 2: The French Revolution


6
The last part of Ch. 19. Finally. The subject is Napoleon, a man whose rise and fall was so impressive that he may be one of the most interesting people in history. You will hear about how Napoleon seized power, how he maintained and expanded it, and how he eventually […]

Ch. 19 Part 3: Napoleon!