EXPANDING OUR KNOWLEDGE ON GERMANY
History for all, and for all some fun
Germany has been a major player in the last 100 years for the world and is well known for its role in World War 2 and creating the world we know today. But how much do you know about the Germany before? Or about the Germany after? Did you know that the German tribes conquered most of Roman Europe and Africa? Did you know that Queen Louise of Prussia was a symbol of resistance against Napoleon? Join us as we discuss the history of Germany and turn it from dry tales into relatable and personal stories of people not so different from you or me. This podcast will cover aspects of culture, politics, military, gender, and day to day life from when we first have findings for the archeological records all the way to modern day.
The episodes are supposed to be listened to in order so make sure to start with episode 1 and work your way through up to the newest episode. I hope you enjoy as we explore the center of Europe.
January 12, 2021
Finally going to talk about those Huns. Enough people told me to do it so here we go! Final thoughts on them: Over rated. Listen to the episode to find out why.
NEWS FOR PODCAST ON GERMANY
Hey so update! There will not be a normal episode this week. Instead there will be a special interview this week and another next week! I hope that makes up for a small break between our normal episodes.
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ABOUT THE PODCAST AND MYSELF
My name is Jacob Collier and I am the creator of the Podcast on Germany. Podcast on Germany was created in order to provide a fun and interesting discussion on German history. This podcast wants to expand on our common knowledge of Germany and its past and turn it from the dry pages of your textbooks into real life stories. The names and dates will have faces and meanings while the past becomes something that we can understand and appreciate. Those involved in the history will be shown as real life humans not story book characters that we could never be. All of this is important to show that history is something that we take part of every day, even without realizing it. It also serves as a reminder that history is life. What happened to those mentioned within the podcast can happen to you as well. We can end up being just as great if we try, or just as terrible if we are not careful, as those names mentioned within those long classes back in high school.
I received my Master's degree in Modern European History focusing on Imperial German diplomacy in 2017 from Texas Tech University. I can read German but do not bother to ask me to speak it. Language has never been my gift. I have spent 3 years reading and researching German history and was lucky enough to go visit Berlin, Potsdam, and Vienna back in May 2018. I have always enjoyed reading the histories and I look forward to sharing it with you.
ON THIS DAY!
Important events and people on this day in German History:
Today in 1830 Albert Bierstadt was born in Solingen. His family moved to the US when he was a year old and in 1851 he would begin his career as an artist.
While doing most of his painting in New York, Albert traveled west finding inspiration in the frontier of the US. His paintings reflected his love of the west and would actually serve to coax many people to try their fortunes out there.
His work gained him significant notoriety in Europe and in America. This included a private meeting with Queen Victoria to show off two landscape paintings he just finished. Outside of painting he spent time as a surveyor and explorer of the American West and was initially drafted into the US army during the Civil war. However he was able to use his skills to aid in US war effort and avoided front line duty.
By the 1870s his work fell out of favor and by the time of his death his name was forgotten by the art world.