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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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Jun 11, 2019

EP88 of the Random history of Belgium we'll look into the late 80s of the Mobutu regime until the 1997 end. We'll see the widespread corruption, increased economic aid, diplomatic failings and the poverty, as well as the reactions in Belgium. The rebellion and battle of Kolwezi, and the eventual experiments...

Jun 4, 2019

In EP87 we'll talk about the first years of Mobutu's power, the relations with the Belgian government and Belgian companies, we'll talk about the Zaïresation, jets, the Rumble in the Jungle and the regime's fear tactics.

May 28, 2019

EP86 - This episode of the Random history of Belgium continues the history of Belgium and its former colony in middle Africa. We start with the independence of Congo and start to dive into the relationship between Brussels and the regime of Mobutu Sese Seko.
In this first part, we cover the start and coming to power...

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.