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Narrative podcast of Czech history for an English-speaking audience

Holiday Wishes and Episode 14 update

Dec 30, 2019

Dear listeners,

let us say we, Mr. & Mrs. Cosmas are very grateful for your continued loyalty and support. 2019 has been a truly historical year for us in more ways than one and we hope you have enjoyed it just as much as we did. We wish you peace, serenity, joy and enough time to listen to even more amazing history...

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...