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Random History of Belgium

The Random history of #Belgium is a #historypodcast where I tell stories from our past, in a non-chronological order. These stories can be an event, a person, company or cultural phenomenon from Belgium. 

This to inform, educate and entertain the listeners.

Wars, kings, new beat, movies, inventions, painters, our industry and much, much more. (check the past episodes to get an idea of the subjects). 

Every two weeks, we'll bring you the best stories from our history, without ads, nagging, begging or other interruptions.

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Main reference page:  http://rhob.be  

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Aug 30, 2016

In this multi-part episode, we'll see more in-depth about the early years of the colonisation of Congo free state by king Leopold II of Belgium. This episode might contain stories and situations that are not for the faint of heart. 

Big thanks to the resources I've found on this:

"Congo" by David van Reybrouck

BBC...


Aug 16, 2016

The Random history of Belgium, this week will be about the life and reign of Leopold II.

The second king of Belgium. 

 

It's a little longer episode, but there was jut too much material to cover in 20 min.


Aug 2, 2016

This Episode of the Random history of Belgium deals with the years 1840-1850.
The hunger, the settlers and the correct way to spell "horse"