By Simon the Cannibal
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A mostly weekly exploration of flags. Simon the Cannibal guides you through the world of vexillology and vexillography in his amusing style.
||034: Olympics||Interesting Flags from the Olympics||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||033a: The Commission's Report||Reading the NAVA / Flag Inst. Report.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||033: Portugal||Exploring the flag of Portugal.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||032: Irish Diaspora||More about Irish Flags.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||031: Isle of Ireland||All about Irish Flags.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||030a: Canada LIVE!||A Live Version of Episode 21||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||030: New York, New York||All about the flags of New York||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||029: Interview with Mark, Part Three||Interviewing Mark of the Lowell Flag Project||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||028: Interview with Mark, Part Two||Interviewing Mark of the Lowell Flag Project||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||027: Interview with Mark, Part One||Interviewing Mark of the Lowell Flag Project||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||026: Controversial Flags||Confederates, Nazis, Communists, oh my!||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||025: South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia||Briefly touching on South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia.||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||024: A Tour of Flag Changes||Briefly touching on South Africa, Greenland, Macedonia, and Papua New Guinea.||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||023a: Simon gets Edgy||We take a quick tour around flags.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||023: Changing New Zealand's Flag||A short exploration of the New Zealand Flag Referendum.||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||022: Changing Fiji's Flag||Fiji. Flag. Flap.||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||021: Changing Canada's Flag||The Great Canadian Flag Debate.||1/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||020a: Apologies, the Future, and Hello Internet Flags||The return of the Vexillogicast!||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||020: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland||Three more state flags.||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||019: Sun Flags Part 2||Wrapping up some Interesting Sun Flags||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||018: Sun Flags Part 1||Japan, Bangladesh, Greenland, Palau||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||017: The Jolly Roger||Pirate Flags!||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||016: Micronations and Miscellany||From Sealand to Semaphore.||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||015: Georgia on my Mind||Plus the Country!||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||014: France!||France!||7/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||013: Thirteen Stripes||A few early American flags with 13 Stripes.||7/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||012: Rainbow Flags||Four pride flags and four more!||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||011: Confederate Flags||The three national flags, the battle flags, plus a couple others.||6/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||010: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey||State Flags of the United States.||6/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||009a: Dyes and Seals (short)||Answering some listener questions.||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||009: The Netherlands... and Beyond!||The Dutch Flag and many others.||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||008: What is Vexillology?||The long awaited introductory episode.||6/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||007: Earth Flags||Inspired by the recent hubub about a flag for Earth, Simon weighs in.||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||006: Flag of Iraq||Back to normal - exploring the history of the flag(s) of Iraq.||5/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||005: More with Rafael||Chatting with Rafael about more flags.||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||004: First Interview: Puerto Rico||Chatting with Rafael about the flag of Puerto Rico.||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||003: UK Flag||The UK Flag, plus several variants.||4/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||002: German Flags||The German Flag, plus Berlin and Bavaria.||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||001: Five Early American Flags||Flags that represented the USA from 1775-1818.||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||000: Pilot||Figuring this whole process out.||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
If you like flags, then you’ll enjoy this podcast.
It’s cliché, but it’s true. This is the only podcast of its kind that I know, but I’m happy to say it’s a good one. Simon knows his stuff, and he does an excellent job of keeping his discussions of flags both interesting and objective. He has a great attitude and makes it easy to provide feedback.
I have one recommendation for other listeners: Unless you’re a flag nut like myself and are very familiar with many historical and subnational flags, check out the show notes to see images of the flags to be discussed *before* listening. Simon does an excellent job describing the flags, but you’ll enjoy the show more if you’ve seen the flags yourself. Actually, it’s good advice for everyone because sometimes the topic will be new designs that few have ever seen.
I gave the podcast four stars instead of five because the production level could use improvement, but it’s about as good as you can hope for without an actual budget. I just can’t give rate it the same as a professional podcast with high-level audio quality. The content, however, is great.
Haven't listened yet, but look forward. Happy to see this in the options.
Best accordion intro music for a podcast dedicated to flags yet!
A very informative and entertaining podcast that discusses flags and their history and cultural ties. The clear descriptions of flags allow the podcast to work even if you are unfamiliar with the flags featured.