History of Southeast Asia
By Charles Kimball
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A history of the lands between India, China and Australia.
||CleanEpisode 15, The Elephant Wars, Part 1||The last four episodes have mainly talked about events on Southeast Asia's islands, so now we will return to the mainland and the conflict that we started to cover at the end of Episode 10. Special attention is given to the two most important Burmese ...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14, The Spanish Philippines||In the previous episode we learned how Spain discovered the Philippines, so in this episode Spain will name and conquer the Philippine islands, making them a colony for more than three hundred years. - Here is a map of the Philippines so listeners c...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13, Magellan's Not-so-excellent Adventure||In this episode, a second European nation, Spain, gets involved in Southeast Asia by discovering the Philippines, a part of Southeast Asia that had not gotten much attention previously. Then we will see Spain's attempts to take Indonesia and its valua...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12, The Portuguese Trailblazers||This is the first episode of 2017, and the first episode covering events in the modern era. Here we will meet the Portuguese, the first Europeans to sail across the oceans in large numbers, see how they found Southeast Asia,||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11, The Long Road From Mecca to Manila||There is one more major player in Southeast Asia to introduce before the Europeans arrive, and that player is Islam. This episode will focus on how Islam came to this part of the world, with special emphasis on Malacca,||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10, The Birth of Siam and Laos||We're almost finished looking at Southeast Asia in the Middle Ages. This episode tells how Siam (modern Thailand) and Lan Xang (Laos) got started. And you will get to hear me mangle more names that were never meant to be pronounced by English speakers!||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9, The First Burmese Empire||This episode covers Burma (also called Myanmar) in the Middle Ages, with special emphasis on the Bagan Empire. Visit a city with more than 2,000 pagodas! Learn what makes Theravada Buddhism different from the other Buddhist sects.||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8, The Five Hundred Years War||This episode covers Vietnam from 939 to 1471. During this time two nations existed in the territory of present-day Vietnam (three if you count the Khmers ruling the Mekong delta). Those nations were the Vietnamese state, currently called Dai Viet,||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7, The Khmers||We're now up to the most spectacular civilization in ancient/medieval Southeast Asia. This episode covers Cambodia from 550 to 1431, the golden age of the Khmers, ancestors of today's Cambodians. Here are some maps and pictures to give you a better i...||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6, Pre-Islamic Indonesia||This episode covers Indonesia from the year 600 to 1500, the years when historical records become available, but before most Indonesians converted to Islam (that will be a topic for a future episode). Five major kingdoms dominated the islands during t...||10/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5, Ancient Burma and Nanzhao||For this episode, the main topic is how the nation of Burma, also called Myanmar, got started. We will see the Burmese and tribes related to them settle the north, and we will take a special look at Arakan,||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4, Early Vietnam||This episode will focus on the east coast of the Southeast Asian mainland, going up to 938 A.D. This timeframe covers the beginning of two nations: Vietnam and Champa. Only one of them is around today; guess which one it is. On August 30, 2016,||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3, Mandalas||The first Southeast Asian nations larger than a city-state appeared in or near the first century A.D. In other words, roughly two thousand years ago. This episode will look at Funan, the major state that arose in Cambodia,||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2, The Main Players Arrive||The Southeast Asians you are familiar with came originally from China, in at least five waves of migration: the Austronesians or Malays, the Mon-Khmers, the Vietnamese, the Tibeto-Burmans and the Thais. In this episode we will follow the Malay and Mo...||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1, The First Southeast Asians||Our narrative begins with Southeast Asia in prehistoric times. We will look at Java Man, Solo Man, Wadjak Man, Meganthropus, Gigantopithecus, Homo floresiensis, the Negritos, and the amazing Ban Chiang village in Thailand.||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0, Introduction||Meet the podcaster and get a geographical description of Southeast Asia, before jumping into the historical narrative that will make up the rest of this podcast series.||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast entertaining and no filter, it has helped me start to fill in the glaring gap of knowledge I had of the land between India and China. Althought it is early and a historic narrative format this podcasts feels similar to Laszlo's The China History Pod.
I'm so happy that I came across this podcast as it gives an interesting history of the region.