History on Fire
By Daniele Bolelli
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Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
||CleanEPISODE 40 Joan of Arc (Part 2)||At 13 years old, her life was turned upside down when she began hearing voices and having visions of angelic figures delivering her messages. The voices told her that no one on earth—neither knight nor king—could restore the kingdom of France. No on||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 39 Joan of Arc (Part 1)||“The life of Joan is such a flagrant beating of the odds that no facts sufficiently explain the course of it. She was born during one of the most corrupt, demoralized periods of French history; she is considered a religious and military hero, but she||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 38 Monster in the Darkness||What I am going to tell you is one of the craziest serial killer stories that you have never heard of. And there are very good reason why most people have never heard of this.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 37 The 47 Ronin (Part 2)||The tale of the 47 Ronin is one of the most renowned revenge tales to ever come out of Japan. It is the subject of countless books, plays, and movies. It is also a story that has ignited never-ending debates.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 36 The 47 Ronin (Part 1)||The tale of the 47 Ronin is one of the most renowned revenge tales to ever come out of Japan. It is the subject of countless books, plays, and movies. It is also a story that has ignited never-ending debates.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 35 The Magliana Gang (Part 2)||This series is about the rise of a street gang that took over Rome in the 1970s and 1980s. The Magliana gang was not just one of many criminal organizations who operated in Italy.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 34 The Magliana Gang (Part 1)||This series is about the rise of a street gang that took over Rome in the 1970s and 1980s. The Magliana gang was not just one of many criminal organizations who operated in Italy.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 33 On Good and Evil: From My Lai to Sand Creek||What makes seemingly normal men commit horrific acts against civilians during war?||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 32B Anything That Moves (Part 2): The Parallel Stories of Sand Creek and My Lai||I’m not going to lie. This is one of the darkest episodes of History on Fire.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 32A Anything That Moves (Part 1): The Parallel Stories of Sand Creek and My Lai||I’m not going to lie. This is one of the darkest episodes of History on Fire.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 31 Gladiators in Ancient Rome (Part 2): The Spirit of the Gladiator||Ancient Romans were obsessed with gladiatorial combat. In this two-part series, we time-travel back to get a sense of what the Games (of which gladiatorial combat was the main attraction) were like.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 30 Gladiators in Ancient Rome (Part 1): Are You Not Entertained?||Ancient Romans were obsessed with gladiatorial combat. In this two-part series, we time-travel back to get a sense of what the Games (of which gladiatorial combat was the main attraction) were like.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 29 I Drink and I Know Things (Where History and Game of Thrones Intersect)||I always say that history is really no different from Game of Thrones (minus the dragons). The passion, brutality, the joys and heartbreak, human greatness and human pettiness… it’s all there.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 28 Jack Johnson (Part 3): Nobody’s Slave||Washington preached that accepting segregation, keeping one’s head down, and working hard were the best options for black people. Jack Johnson clearly didn’t get the memo.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 27 Jack Johnson (Part 2): The Fight||“Johnson did not care. He had no use for the bourgeois values of thrift and respectability.” Randy Roberts||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 26 Jack Johnson (Part 1): Bad To The Bone||“His story is one of the great dramas not just of American sports, but of all American history.” New York Times||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 25 Roman History with Mike Duncan||Mike Duncan is one of the pioneers of historical podcasting. His “History of Rome” is iconic. And his current “Revolutions” is equally compelling. In this episode, we sit down to chat about Roman history||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 24 The Pirate Queen||At the very beginning of the 1800s, a Chinese woman went from being employed as a prostitute in the floating brothels close to Canton to becoming the leader of the biggest pirate confederacy in modern history. Despite ending up as one of the most succes||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 23 The Conquest of Mexico (Part 4): Tenochtitlan Or Bust||In the 1500s, two highly militaristic peoples fueled by religious ideologies requiring bloodshed clashed with one another.||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 22 The Conquest of Mexico (Part 3): Tenochtitlan Syndrome||The Conquest of Mexico (Part 3): Tenochtitlan Syndrome||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 21 The Conquest of Mexico (Part 2): The Dogs of War||EPISODE 21 The Conquest of Mexico (Part 2): The Dogs of War||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 20 The Conquest of Mexico (Part 1): People Of The Sun||The Conquest of Mexico (Part 1): People Of The Sun||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 19 Featuring Dan Carlin||Featuring Dan Carlin||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 18 The War for the Black Hills (Part 3): Last Stand||The War for the Black Hills (Part 3): Last Stand||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 17 The War for the Black Hills (Part 2): The Long Defeat||The War for the Black Hills (Part 2): The Long Defeat||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 16 The War for the Black Hills (Part 1): The Heart of Everything That Is||The War for the Black Hills (Part 1): The Heart of Everything That Is||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 15 Ted Roosevelt (Part 3): The Man In The Arena||Ted Roosevelt (Part 3): The Man In The Arena||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 14 Ted Roosevelt (Part 2): The Strenuous Life||Ted Roosevelt (Part 2): The Strenuous Life||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 13 Ted Roosevelt (Part 1): The Rough Rider and His Demons||The Rough Rider and His Demons||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 3 The Iceman||This episode focuses on one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the late 20th century: the oldest, fully preserved human body ever found.||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 2 The Slave Wars (Part 2: Spartacus)||One of the most legendary characters in history comes to visit us in this episode: Spartacus!||10/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 The Slave Wars (part 1)||In the space of a few decades, three major slave wars threatened the Roman Republic.||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 Introduction to History on Fire Podcast||In this quick intro, we explore the guiding philosophy of the podcast, Dan Carlin’s influence, and future plans.||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
If you like 'Hardcore History' you will love Danielle!
Both vastly interesting and deeply informative, Danielle Bolelli, a college professor of history and host of the Drunken Taoist continues to flex his academic acumen in a new history podcast! If you enjoy the likes of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History you would be remiss in skipping such a treat.
If you're looking for a great new podcast, this is it. Bolelli is a perennial powerhouse of a podcaster, this new show is not to be missed.
Love and respect Daniele and his work
I have been a long time listener to his original Drunken Taoist podcast. This series was inevitable and I am glad he has made this happen. Starting with a bang "Slave Wars", he starts the podcast in very authentic Bolelli style. He is a good story teller, don't believe me check out his books. This series has the potential to immortalize him in the digital realm. Best to you Daniele.