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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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May 14, 2019

EP85 deals with one of the vegetables associated with Brussels (and Belgium) for the longest time: Brussels sprouts, we'll go into the history, genetics, odor, growth, and cultivation of this plant, as well as some cultural aspects.

Apr 30, 2019

EP84 will tell us the story about the AES encryption cipher and the way it came into existence out of the electrical engineering department of a Belgian university. We'll take a closer look at what it is, why it's used worldwide and the history behind it, and a little about how it works.

Apr 16, 2019

In EP83 we're looking into the East-Belgium community, officially called Ostbelgien. We look at how it became a community, why they speak German there and where the territory was shifted to over time. We'll take a helicopter view about Belgian state structure as well to recap this last 5th part on Belgian state structure.

Apr 2, 2019

EP82 of the Random history of Belgium explains the official Brussels-Capital region in Belgium. We look at its history, parliament, government, the language border, the Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde issue and the identity of the region of Brussels-Capital.

Mar 19, 2019

EP81 of the Random history of #Belgium is another part of the "orgins" series. This time we'll take a closer look at the history and many of the aspects of the Southern Belgium region of #Wallonia (one of the three official regions).

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