18th Century Podcast

18th Century Podcast

By Cj
Going over anything 18th Century related within (typically) 15-30 min episodes!
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18th Century Podcast: Episode 31 Washington Mini-Series Review
In this unscripted episode I go over the new mini-series created by the History Channel, Washington. Listen to my rambling thoughts on this show. read here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=273
41:41
February 22, 2020
18th Century Podcast Episode 30 King George III's Address To Parliament October 27th, 1775 Regarding the Rebellion In The American Colonies
This speech was delivered by King George III during the year 1775 after the colonies were declared to be in rebellion, to the Parliament of Great-Britain. This speech was read during the opening session of Parliament. read the speech here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=257
07:46
February 15, 2020
18th Century Podcast: Episode 29 The Hiding Place
This episode is short and a bit on the darker side of the 18th Century. After the execution of Major John Andre of the British Military during the War Of American Independence, a poem was found on his persons. I'll be giving a quick backstory to set the scene and then I will read the poem Major John Andre had on him as he died. read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=251
04:14
February 8, 2020
18th Century Podcast: Episode 28 Some Books
In this episode of The 18th Century Podcast, I discuss some of the books I own that are related to the 18th Century. This is an Unscripted episode. read about it here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=248
29:38
February 1, 2020
18th Century Podcast: Episode 27 Timothy Dexter
Imagine this, the village idiot through sheer dumb luck becomes one of the most wealthy men around. Sounds pretty farfetched? Well, I supposes it's time you hear the tale of Lord Timothy Dexter. read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=239
14:47
January 25, 2020
18th Century Podcast: Episode 26 Happy New Year 2020!
Wellcome back to an exciting New Year for the 18th Century Podcast! This is an update episode about where I want to take the show in the new year. Very straightforward, but a bit longer than usual. Happy New Year everyone! Read episode here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=236
35:17
January 18, 2020
18th Century Podcast: Episode 25 Christmas
In this episode of the 18th Century Podcast, I discuss what Christmas was like during the 18th Century. Most of what is discussed in this episode focuses on the English and Colonial traditions, but a couple others are mentioned as well. This will be the last 18th Century Podcast episode of 2019. The show will resume in January of 2020. I do not know the exact date as of yet, but it will be a Saturday. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year. read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=228
16:50
December 14, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 24 Thomas Jefferson Letter To Patsy Dec. 11, 1783
In this episode of the 18th Century Podcast, I read a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to his daughter Patsy. My apologies for no episode the prior week, other work was catching up with me and I did not have time to record an episode. This episode is brief, but I hope it will stisfy you until next week's episode on Christmas in the 18th Century. I still have a few things left to figure out for that episode, but just know it will be on Christmas. But some context for this letter. At the time it was written, Patsy, Thomas Jefferson's eldest surviving daughter was 11 years old at the time this letter was written. read the letter here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=221
03:20
December 7, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 23 Cathrine Miniseries Review
In this episode of the 18th Century Podcast, I give my thoughts on the miniseries Cathrine the Great. There are some good things to say, and some bad things. This is an unscripted episode this week, and the longest episode in this show's history so far! Blog post here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=215
33:53
November 23, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 22 A Letter to a Royal Academy About Farting
In this episode of the 18th Century Podcast, I read an essay Benjamin Franklin wrote about farting in 1781. I think most people forget that people back in the 18th Century were human too, and did have a sense of humor. Benjamin Franklin was known for his humor and I think this lighthearted episode is well needed and deserved. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the soothing sounds of the words of Ben Franklin as he gives his elegant thoughts on farting. read the essay here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=209
08:56
November 16, 2019
18th Century Podcast Update 2
Lots of stuff happening in my life right now, so I’m taking 2 weeks off. I will return!
03:04
November 2, 2019
18th Century Podcast Episode 21 Spycraft
In today's episode, we'll be going over spycraft in the 18th Century. We'll cover some techniques spies would use to conceal their messages, and some notable spies from the 18th Century like Nathan Hale. We'll also discuss some spy activity during Benjamin Franklin's time in Paris. You don't want to miss this one! read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=195
17:36
October 26, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 20 Catherine the Great
In today's episode, we'll be going over the life of Catherine the Great. From being a foreigner of Russia to it's Empress, learn with me about the life of one of Russia's greatest rulers as she brought in it's golden age. read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=186
16:41
October 19, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 19 Culper Letters
In this unscripted episode of the 18th Century Podcast, listen to me stumble reading 3 of the Culper Letters from the American Revolution. The Culper Spy Ring was the first American Spy ring. Read the letters here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=182
20:08
October 12, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 18 English Dinner Party
In today's episode, we will be discussing the subject of the English Dinner Party from the 18th Century. I'll be going over a few recipes too. read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=168
16:29
October 5, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 17 Drinks
In this episode, we will be discussing different kinds of drinks from the 18th Century. I'll be going over a few recipes too. Some of the drinks mentioned will be alcoholic, so if you decide to try one of the alcoholic drinks, please drink responsibly and be of legal age. read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=158
14:24
September 28, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 16 Archduchess Maria Theresa
In this episode, we will be taking a look at the life of Archduchess Maria Theresa. She was involved in one of the key conflicts of the 18th Century, The War Of Austrian Succession. read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=142
14:51
September 21, 2019
18th Century Podcast Episode 15 Secret Societies
In today's episode, we will be taking a look at secret societies.We're going to start the episode discussing a brief overview of the topic, then a few societies in particular. Among those discussed will be The Freemasons, The Hell Fire Club, and The Illuminati. Read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=137
13:41
September 14, 2019
18th Century Podcast Episode 15 Announcement 1
Sorry I didn’t get a chance to finish the script for this weeks episode. So this is on the fly giving an overview of what’s to come.
02:31
September 7, 2019
18th Century Podcast Episode 14 WASHINGTON'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS 1789
In this episode I read George Washington's first Inaugural Address from April 30, 1789.  Read the Address here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=130
11:19
August 31, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 13 Dueling
In this episode of the 18th Century Podcast we'll take a look at dueling. First I'll read the Code Duello, which was practically the instruction manual for duels, then we'll take a look at a brief history of duels, then I'll tell you a little story of a duel which may have happened in 1792 called, The Petticoat Duel.  read script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=125
17:17
August 24, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 12 Mary Wollstonecraft
In this episode of the 18th Century Podcast we'll take a look at the life of Mary Wollstonecraft. Though she was not as famous as her daughter, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. This episode will act as a brief bio for her life and struggles, through failed relationships, traveling to France during the Revolution, and the loss of those closest to her. She was not as towering as other figures of the time, but she still was important. Read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=120
16:14
August 17, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 11 Cannons
In this week's episode we'll be covering Cannons and a little bit about other Artillery as well. I was pressed for time this week, so my apologies for the dip in quality for this week's episode. Read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=115
15:40
August 10, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 10 The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment is perhaps one of the most important philosophical and scientific movements in history. In today's episode we cover a brief history of The Enlightenment, we go over some of it's core ideas, and we'll do a mini bio for John Locke.  read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=109
15:21
August 3, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 9 Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death Speech
I read Patrick Henry's Speech from 1775, Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death. This is probably one of the more famous speeches in American History, and was a pleasure to read. This episode is a bit shorter than our regular episodes. Normal length content will continue next week. read here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=103
08:01
July 27, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 8 Frederick The Great
In this episode of the 18th Century Podcast we're going to take a look at the life of Frederick the Great. We'll take a look at the early life of this Prussian Monarch, his accession to the Throne, the War of Austiran Secession, the Seven Years War, some Domestic Policy, his Personal Life, and his Death. This man was a fascinating figure and a true pleasure to research. read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=91
21:49
July 20, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 7 Games & Gambling
In this episode We'll be taking a look at games and gambling during the 18th Century. Many games they played in the 18th Century are still played today, but some have fallen out of fashion. Gambling was somewhat looked down upon, yet it was still very popular during the time. This was very interesting to research and I hope you enjoy this episode. Read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=75
15:51
July 13, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 6 British Platoon Exercise 1764
I have a special treat for you today! I'll be reading from, A New Manual, And Platoon Exercise: With An Explanation. It's a 1764 British Platoon exercise written by Adjutant General, Edward Harvey. I hope to give you a glimpse into the training of British forces during this time period. Read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=44
25:32
July 6, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 5 Bonus! A Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence
Happy 4th of July! As for this bonus episode I'll be reading The Declaration Of Independence. This episode does not contain the usual Intro and Outro. I only read the Declaration Of Independence. I'll go over the history behind this document and the American Revolution in future episodes. Read here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=67
11:59
July 4, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 4 Gentleman
In this episode we do an overview of what it meant to be a Gentleman in the 18th Century. This was a very important concept for the time. In this episode we'll cover: What is a Gentleman, The Social Gentleman, Gentlemen of War, Dueling. Read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=35
15:08
June 29, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 3 Muskets and Rifles
In this episode of the 18th Century Podcast we take a basic overview of 18th Century Muskets and Rifles. I threw in a little bonus segment too. Topics covered in this episode include: The Flintlock Mechanism, Brown Bess Musket, French Charleville Musket, The American Long Rifle, and our Bonus segment. Read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=19
15:05
June 22, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 2 The Golden Age Of Piracy
Welcome to the second episode of the 18th Century Podcast. In today's episode we'll do a brief overview of The Golden Age Of Piracy in the 18th Century. Topics include: a brief history, Life On A Pirate Ship, And two short stories from Pirates of the time. Read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=14
15:02
June 15, 2019
18th Century Podcast: Episode 1 Introduction
Welcome to the 18th Century Podcast! This is just a brief introduction about the podcast and the plans for it. As we go forward, come along and learn with me about the fascinating time which is, the 18th Century! Read the script here: https://18thcentury.home.blog/?p=56
02:55
June 15, 2019