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The Sengoku Archives Podcast

The Sengoku Archives Podcast

By Shawn Dixon
This podcast takes a deeper look at things during Japan's civil war, the Sengoku Jidai, and reviews on things that bring this era to the pop culture spotlight.
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Episode 4: Cao Cao and Oda Nobunaga

The Sengoku Archives Podcast

Episode 4: Cao Cao and Oda Nobunaga

The Sengoku Archives Podcast

Episode 5: Naoe Kanetsugu, Defender of the Uesugi
This week, we are talking about Naoe Kanetsugu, a man who isn't really known to Western audiences, but it well known in Japan. Also included is a reading of the famous document called Naoe-jo, a letter that was written by him to Ieyasu before everything broke out at Sekigahara. The translation I read from is the only translation I know of from Sparrowdreams on Tumblr: Also, we have merch! Check us out here: There is also a link for it on our website at under the "Merch Shop" tab. Go there now and get 15% off your order! (offer ends 8/1/2021) ~Shawn, 7/23/2021 
July 23, 2021
Episode 4: Cao Cao and Oda Nobunaga
Hi everyone! This was a difficult one due to my computer making my web page crash and, because I don't have a sound room, waiting for thunderstorms to pass so I can finish the episode! But here it is! In this episode, we are taking at look at Cao Cao, the Chancellor of the Han Dynasty and King of Wei, to Oda Nobunaga, the first of the Three Unifiers of Japan. I apologize in advance for any mispronunciations of Chinese names for it has been a long time since I have dived into Chinese history. Also, I did mention that there is a translation out there for The Art of War and I have the link for you right here: This translation contains the notes that Cao Cao wrote in his copy of the book and it managed to survive. Hope you all enjoy! ~Shawn 7/16/2021
July 16, 2021
Episode 3: The Many Faces of Saika Magoichi
Welcome back! After glossing over who Saika Magoichi was in last week's episode, I decided to go back and talk about him and why I could not get into last week. It is very complex and confusing but hopefully this clears the air on who Magoichi was. Again, a big thank you goes out to our sponsors and to you, my listeners. We hit 10,000 views last week on the website and I'm so thankful for my fans. It wouldn't have gotten there without you! Stay tuned for next week's episode! ~Shawn 7/8/2021
July 8, 2021
Episode 2: 'Samurai Warriors 2': The Best Game in the Franchise [Sponsored by Anchor]
Welcome back! In this episode, we are going to take a trip down memory lane as I talk about why I believe that 'Samurai Warriors 2' is the best game in the franchise. A big thank you goes to Anchor for sponsoring this episode, the first sponsorship The Sengoku Archives has ever gotten! I'm so excited to see how far we can take this podcast. Thank you all for listening! I couldn't do this without you. ~ Shawn, 6/29/2021
June 29, 2021
Episode 1: Introduction and Overview
Hello everyone! This is the first podcast episode for The Sengoku Archives, a website I created about four years ago that focuses on the Sengoku Jidai (1467-1615). This is a "trailer" for the podcast as I lay out what The Sengoku Archives is, what the goal is for this podcast, and a brief timeline of what happens during these 148 years of war. This is also my first ever podcast, so I hope to have the kinks worked out for the next episode. Thank you for listening! ~Shawn, 6/24/2021
June 24, 2021