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Revolutions

Revolutions

http://www.revolutionspodcast.com

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This history podcast is the work of Mike Duncan, who wrote and narrated the epic 'History of Rome' podcast.

So far he has covered the English (very good), American (excellent) and French (very good) revolutions. All in lots of detail, from the 'seeds of change' that led up to the revolutions themselves all the way through to their conclusion (i.e. when the dust settled).

The entertainment value is sometimes a bit variable, as I've alluded to above, but it's never boring - just ranging from 'good' to 'excellent'. Considering that tax policy is often a key ingredient for most revolutions, this is no mean feat!

Mike is highly regarded by all history podcasters having set the standard with the History of Rome. The Revolutions podcast is a worthy successor, bringing to life poorly covered periods of history and looking at some of the more popular topics from a different angle.

Highly recommended.
I've listened to most history podcasts out there and lots of paid-for audiobooks too. HoB podcast is up there with the very best of the lot.

- Content is fascinating and very much outside the well-trodden range of historical topics
- Well-researched and thoughtfully structured
- Beautifully narrated, good pace and clear
- Always careful to present as well-rounded a view as possible

If you love learning about history, then this is definitely one to put to the top of your list.
As an Englishman I find the content not just incredibly interesting but also very fulfilling as I learn the historical origins of the words, grammar and syntax that I use - almost without thinking - every day. It's given me a real insight into my own culture and the way that I communicate with others.

Kevin has an amazing grasp of the subject matter - he even knows English regional dialects really well even though he's from the US! He breaks down what could be extremely dry and tedious subjects - if taught badly - into entertaining, bite-sized episodes along specific themes.

At the moment he has just finished looking at the influence of Viking settlements on Old English prior to the Norman conquest. I never knew that so much of the modern language was derived from these Old Norse influences. Really fascinating. Highly recommended.

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