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A look into the history, culture, traditions, and people of the Czech Republic from the eyes of two American expats.

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      Episode #66: An Interview with Sam Beckwith of PraguePig.com


      Join us for some tea and conversation with writer and satirist Sam Beckwith, the creator of PraguePig.com. His expat viewpoint provides a perfect mirror to all the Czech stories not reported in the mainstream media. Celebrities, traditions, and the obscure are standard fare on the PraguePig. Sounds a bit like our Bohemican podcast :-)


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      35m
       2017-09-17

      Introducing Tides of History


      History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme, said Mark Twain. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the modern world: history ebbs and flows over the centuries, driven by great tides of economic, social, political, religious, and cultural change that shape the world and everyone who lives on it. In this new series from Wondery, PhD historian Patrick Wyman (Fall of Rome) brings the cutting edge of that history to listeners in plain, relatable English. Premieres July 20th.


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      23m
       2017-07-22

      Episode #65: The Accidental Hero: Lt. Col. Matt Konop


      It was May 1945 and American forces were freeing the people of western Czechoslovakia from their Nazi overlords. Lieutenant Colonel Matt Konop led several first contact missions into these Czech towns, mainly armed with his knowledge of the Czech language. Just like that, he became a legend. Konop's grandson, Patrick Dewane, has kept the memory of this accidental hero alive with his 90-minute, one-man play. We had a chance to talk with him on the eve of his trip to the Czech Republic for...


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      27m
       2017-05-06

      Episode #64: (ČARODEJNICE) The Spring Czech Tradition of Witch Burning


      Every April 30th, Czechs celebrate the coming of Spring by burning a straw witch that symbolizes the hard months of winter. This ancient tradition has roots in many European nations, including Germany, Sweden, and Finland. Grab a beer, a brat to roast, and join us for a night by the bonfire. Čarodejnice is here!


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      20m
       2017-05-02

      Episode #63: To Dance the Night Away: Czech Ball Season


      It is not just Vienna who has all the fun during the winter Ball season. Prague and cities all across the Czech Republic hold magnificent Balls in February and March. Tonight we will take you through all the steps of getting ready for the Ball, from dance lessons to proper attire. Lace up those dancing shoes, put on your long white gloves, and get ready to dance the night away.


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      24m
       2017-02-19

      Episode #62: 2017 Preview Show


      Join us of a recap of 2016 and preview for what is to come in 2017 on the Bohemican Podcast. Pete and Travis will go over show stats, top 5 shows, and read emails to the program.


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      31m
       2017-01-16

      Episode #61: Veselé Vánoce: A Czech Christmas


      It is Christmastime again in the Czech Republic and we will take you on a tour of the Prague Christmas market and offer you a seat at the Christmas Eve dinner table. Join Pete and his children as they wait for the Christmas carp and avoid the golden pig. Tune in and you will see what that means. Veselé Vánoce!!!


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      23m
       2017-01-05

      Episode #60: Celebrating Saint Martin's Day


      Tonight we will walk you through the Saint Martin's Day traditions, instruct you on how to cook a traditional roasted goose, and provide you a seat at the table for young wine and a roasted goose celebration in downtown Prague. ​ Get your handcrafted lanterns ready....we explore the celebrations of Saint Martin's Day.


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      40m
       2016-11-18

      Episode #59: Anthropoid Movie Review


      The Bohemican Podcast reviews the Sean Ellis film "Anthropoid" after the Prague film premiere on September 28, 2016. We talk of the historical background of the movie and how the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich had an immeasurable effect on the Nazi hierarchy and the Czech lands.


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      50m
       2016-10-08

      Episode #58: Our American Trip


      Welcome to a special travel journal of our trip back home to America. On this episode, my kids and I will provide insight to the differences between Czech and American culture and highlight our vacation stops in D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Michigan. This is our American vacation!


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      23m
       2016-08-13