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Random History of Belgium

The Random history of #Belgium (RhoB) is a #historypodcast about an event, company, person or cultural phenomenon important for Belgian history.

We inform, educate and entertain the listeners with explaining parts of Belgian history in this ad-free, independently produced podcast.

Ranging from playing cards, our royal family, politics, state structure, food, new-beat, movies, inventors, painters, WWII and much, much more... 

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

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Mar 19, 2020

EP107 of the Random history of #Belgium, deals with another food item important to our history, we'll talk about Brussels Chicory, #Witloof or Endives.
We'll look at what it is, how it was discovered and how it's cultivated over time. #BelgianHistory


Mar 6, 2020

EP106 - The 3rd part of our Origins of the Belgian election system episide, and we go through the 1949 to more recent years, the regions gain importance, we see a few notable elections like the one of 1971 and 1991 and their impact, we also look at the evolution of the seat distribution.


Feb 20, 2020

EP105, the 2nd part of the origins of the Belgian election system, we start with 1899 to 1949 and the adaptations made along the way for a more stable and math based seat distribution in parliamant, we go over the social struggles and women's suffrage.


Feb 12, 2020

In this episode in our origins series, we'll look at the origins of the Belgian election system, its evolution and we'll look at the first provisional governement for Belgium. We'll recap some early history and look at the 19th century evoltion of our elections in this first part.


Jan 21, 2020

In EP103 we take a look at speculaas and speculoos, but also one of the biggest brands of biscuits in Belgium: Lotus.
We look at the pastries and company history.