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Narrative podcast of Czech history for an English-speaking audience

Dec 5, 2019

The Hussite Wars are over. Peace and freedom of confession were bought at the cost of a fratricidal battle, but both are still fragile as the king-emperor Zikmund died shortly after the Compacts of Basel were declared.

The Czechs have to figure out how to make the small island of tolerance in the heart of Europe last...

Episode 13 delayed

Nov 30, 2019

Due to unfortunate technical difficulties, we have been unable to record episode 13 as planned. We hope to resolve these soon and have the episode for you next week.

Oct 30, 2019

It is 1422. Thrice now the Czechs have beaten a Crusade called to subjugate them under the yoke of Zikmund of Luxemburg and the papacy he controls.

But what will they do with this victory? What *can* they do and how did this happen in the first place? Join us in this action-packed episode concluding the Hussite wars.

Sep 28, 2019

Václav IV., Czech and Roman King, is dead. A stroke killed him only weeks after the tensions between reformists and papal loyalists broke into open conflict.

His heir is his half-brother, Zikmund, King of Hungary and Croatia; but Zikmund had spent the past ten years reconsolidating the fractured Latin church under his...

Aug 30, 2019

The Golden Age of Czech Kingdom is coming to an end.

Between a disease epidemic, economic struggles, political machinations and religious schism, there is enough to weigh down the Luxemburgs' crowned heads. And it is obvious, none of Karel IV.'s sons took after their father. As they fumble through a situation that only...