The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast
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Who was Napoleon Bonaparte? Was he a warmonger? Or was he a brilliant leader who fought desperately to preserve the benefits of the French revolution against the united fury of the monarchs of Europe? Join J. David Markham, President of the International Napoleonic Society and Cameron Reilly as they take you on a journey you will never forget.
||CleanHow To Register For The Premium Episodes||The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast was one of the first history podcast series ever produced. Over 4 years (2006 – 2009) we produced 59 episodes incorporating 100+ hours of content that spans the life and career of one of history’s most fascinating char||12 9 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheck Out The Caesar Show||Here’s a plug for the Life Of Caesar podcast, hosted by Cameron and Ray Harris. It’s been going since Dec ’13, has about 80,000 listeners and ranks in the Top 100 podcasts in the USA, UK, AUS and CAN, so check it out!||15 8 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Markham on Australia’s ABC Radio||Our own J. David Markham was recently interviewed on Australian radio regarding a lock of Napoleon’s hair recently found in Sydney’s town hall. Listen to David’s interview here!||11 3 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarkham And Reilly – The Premium Edition… Survey||download the show As our regular listeners know, for some time now David and I have been thinking about doing a new podcast series in addition to the current Napoleon 101 series. One of the challenges we have with producing a new series, however,||11 9 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #19 – The Peninsula War (Part One)||After the Battle Of Trafalgar (1805), the relationship between Spain (which had previously declared war on France in 1793 and then an alliance in 1795) and France soured. In 1807, Spain was in turmoil, due to infighting between their disinterested Bour.||11 4 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #18 – The Battle Of Trafalgar||Welcome to the tragic Episode 18 of the Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast here on The Podcast Network. Once again, David and I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful feedback and comments we have received since the last episode.||22 3 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #17 – The Battle of Friedland and the Treaty of Tilsit||On this marvelous 17th episode, recorded almost 200 years after the actual events occurred, we examine the final months of the “Fourth Coalition” leading up to the “Treaty of Tilsit”. Russian forces, lead by Count von Bennigsen,||19 2 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #16 – Eylau, Poland and Maria Walewska||After Napoleon completely crushed the Prussians at Jena-Auerstedt, Europe was in shock. Back home in Paris, some were concerned that Napoleon’s continued success might blind him to opportunities for peace. Meanwhile,||19 1 2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #15 – The Battle of Jena-Auerstedt||The twin battles of Jena and Auerstedt (older name: AuerstÃ¤dt) were fought on October 14, 1806 on the plateau west of the river Saale in today’s Germany, between the forces of Napoleon I of France and Frederick William III of Prussia.||29 12 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Show #14 – The Sun of Austerlitz||The Battle of Austerlitz (also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors) was a major engagement in the Napoleonic Wars during the War of the Third Coalition. It was fought on December 2, 1805 about four miles (6.||29 11 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #13 – The War of the Third Coalition||This episode is pretty special – David and I recorded it sitting together, in the same hotel room, same city, same country and, as David likes to point out, on the same day (usually weâ€™re in completely different timezones).||6 11 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #12 – Emperor of the French||Napoleon crowned himself “Emperor Of The French” (as opposed to “Emperor of France”, an important distinction) on 2 December 1804 at Notre Dame de Paris. In this episode, we discuss in detail the events leading up to the Coronation,||27 10 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #11 – Peace With Britian||After the signing of The Treaty of Luneville in February 1801, France was at peace with every country in Europe. Only Britian stood in the way of a total peace. Listen in as JDM and I discuss some of the key events of the following period: William Pitt.||19 9 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #10 – The Battle of Marengo||In this episode we explore First Consul Bonaparte’s failed attempts to make peace with the Kings of England and Austria after he took power in 1799 and the subsequent French campaign into Italy to regain the territory lost to the Austrians since Napol||11 8 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #9 – Domestic Affairs||In 1799, when Napoleon became First Consul of France, he started a series of important domestic reforms which were revolutionary in Europe, many of which survive to this day. In this episode, we depart from Napoleon’s military triumphs and demonstrate||4 8 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #8 – The Coup of 18 Brumaire||When we last left Napoleon he was leaving Egypt in the middle of the night to sail quickly back to a corrupt and floundering Paris. In this episode, we talk about: the corruption of the Directory the various plots to overthrow the Revolutionary Governm.||7 7 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #7 – The Egyptian Campaign||Is it just me or are these shows gradually getting longer? 🙂 When we last left Napoleon, he had concluded the Italian Campaign with the treaty of Campo Formio and was a national hero. In this episode we talk about the Egyptian Campaign of 1798-99: To||28 6 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #6 – The Army of Italy (part two)||When we last left Napoleon, he had taken the helm of the Army of Italy and was proving his brilliance in matters of strategy and tactics. In this episode we discuss: The Battle of Lodi The Kellerman incident The Bridge over Arcola The Papal States The .||22 5 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #5 – The Army of Italy (part one)||Napoleon is made Commander-In-Chief of the Army of France in Italy by Paul Barras in March 1796 (one week before he married Josephine). A couple of days later, he leaves to join his new command. In this episode,||8 5 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #004 – Enter Josephine||We left Napoleon in late 1795, having broken the back of the Paris insurgency with a “whiff of grapeshot”. For his efforts he was made Commander of the Army of the Interior, the largest armed force in France, with the rank of general de division.||1 5 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #003 – Thermidor and A Whiff of Grapeshot!||Napoleon #003 (mp3 – 18Mb – 50mins) In Episode #3 of Napoleon 101, we pick up where we left last time – Napoleon has just won the Battle of Toulon and is made a Brigadier General. He is 24. This brings us to 1794 and the events of the month of||30 3 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #002 – Early life and military career||Napoleon #002 (mp3 – 16Mb – 46mins) In Episode #2 of Napoleon 101, we start the story of Napoleon’s life with his birth in the town of Ajaccio on the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean. We then cover: The political environment of Corsica Hi||24 2 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast #001 – An Introduction||Napoleon 101 #001 (mp3 – 24Mb – 68 mins) An Introduction to The Napoleon 101 Podcast from Cameron Reilly on Vimeo. Welcome to the first episode of Napoleon 101! David and I are very excited about creating this show and the rest of the series.||6 2 2006||Free||View in iTunes|
only for the biased
I like Napoleonic history, from all points of view. And whilst this podcast has some very good backgroung on the man himself, I could not get past ep 11. I was hopping for more than I eventualy got.
The podcasters are very passionate about the material but they are also over the top biased and some of the comments presented as fact are at best half truths presented in in such away as to favour their favorite dictator at the expence of everyone else, especialy Great Briton.
I know that America is still fighting their rebelion against the British and we Aussies love to do a bit of Pom bashing but the presenters are icredibly one sided in their views and have reduced all the other participants to either French cannon fodder (Austria) or small time bit players or British stooges (every one else).
The podcast is great, but I can’t help but find it annoying/disappointing that Cameron is constantly hurrying up David. Cameron always seems in a rush or wanting to finish when in fact there is so much more interesting content to discuss. Just makes it seem like Cameron is not as genuinely interested as he should be. Maybe Dan Carlin will cover Napoloen one day and provide more in depth coverage!
Oldie But Goodie
A fantastic podcast. Having never really been taught anything about Napoleon at school and only becoming curious about him from encountering random facts and watching a bit of British TV I felt I was under informed about this time in history. Having now listen to this podcast and having my uninformed opinion changed I'm so glad I took the time. Not only one of the best stories and eras of history but one of the greatest men to have ever lived. Completely different story and man to what the propaganda would have you believe. Amazing.