Wittenberg to Westphalia

A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 41m. Bisher sind 75 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 3 Wochen erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts

episode 62: Episode 62: On the Outside Looking in, on the Inside Looking Out, Part 2

In today's episode we discuss the complex set of ideological, political, and economic processes that impacted the lives of non-normative populations in Medieval Europe, and how this affected daily life.  There's a lot going on in t...



The Cat in Question: a Minisode

Today we learn about the cat in question.


 2020-01-25  11m

episode 61: Episode 61: On the Outside Looking in, on the Inside Looking Out I

How do we deal with difference? This is one of the most fundamental questions humans confront when organizing societies, from the moment on the playground when we realize that the other kids might hold different views from us on things like the rules o...


 2020-01-16  49m

episode 60: Episode 60: Living the Life A Catholic Supplemental: An Interview with Thomas Daly

In today's episode we interview a genuine lapsed Catholic to learn about the religious life of a normal person in the modern Catholic Church. This is methodologically problematic, but we are going for a flavor not like gospel truth. Andrew had f...


 2019-11-30  39m

episode 59: Episode 59: Modern Plumbing

I forgot all the questions I was asked this year, so instead I did an episode about sewage. It's for the best. Please fill out our survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrZYl99TBNyETIsLPXZkeTXHgstTeI_suICs6PZa8X8yK3OQ/viewform?usp=sf...


 2019-11-03  32m

episode 58: Episode 58: Living the Life A Catholic

In today's episode we look at the forces at work on the lived experience of Christianity in the middle ages. Don't forget to take our survey here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScrZYl99TBNyETIsL…/viewform


 2019-10-10  48m

episode 57: Episode 57: Class System 3, Commoners 2, Urban Commoners 5: Living Conditions

An examination of what it was like to live in a medieval city based on issues surrounding public health, crime, and business regulations.


 2019-08-31  1h5m

 2019-08-10  39m

 2019-07-04  59m

episode 54: Episode 54: The Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2, Cities Part 2, A Narrative of Urban Development Part 1

Episode 54: The Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2, Cities Part 2, A Narrative of Urban Development Part 1. Now there's a title. I should be a show runner on the Netflix. I've got the gift, I tell ya. Oh this episode is about cities ...


 2019-05-30  44m