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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 that was important to our history.
This podcast deals with subjects in a non-chronological order.
We inform, educate and entertain the listeners with explaining parts of Belgian history.

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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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.

Jan 3, 2020

With EP102 we visit the 1990s politics during a food scandal, leading to some key moments in political history. We look at what this crisis was all about, how it physically came to be and take a look at the repercussions, political fallout and the key figures playing a role in it.

Dec 20, 2019

EP101 - We look at the mini-state or territory that existed for 100 years within the current Belgian borders: Neutral-Moresnet.
We look at its strange start, the economy, the Mosselman family and the many aspects that made this a special place in between their neighbors like Germany and The Netherlands.