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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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Jun 25, 2019

The Random history of #Belgium explores one of the main building companies: #besix They're active around the world with a specialization in reinforced concrete. The construction company that built one of the biggest building in the world and most people never heard of is the subject of this episode.

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.