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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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Dec 25, 2018

Episode 75 of the Random #history of Belgium will take a fly-over approach on the place of #chocolate in our history. On this Christmas day we're looking at the the past of bon-bons, pralines, chocolate bars, truffles and a bit of the companies and origins behind these tasty goods.

Dec 11, 2018

In Episode 74 of the Random history of #Belgium , the controversial prime-minister, sausage merchant and allround businessman Paul Vanden Boeynants is our main focus, next to the 1960s strikes, small business regulation and the reshaping of Brussels. #VDB

Nov 27, 2018

In Episode 73 of the Random History of Belgium, we take a first look at our strips, cartoon and comic book culture. We do this by following the career and creations of André Franquin.
We look at his life, work and his importance in comic-book culture.
(Hopefully Gaston Lagaffe will not edit this episode or handle...

Nov 13, 2018

EP72 of the Random history of #Belgium, is the final part of the "Battle for Belgium" campaign of may #1940 , ending with the capitulation and the beginning of the #occupation, we'll look at the final battles, the way the political cards were played (or lack thereof) and the fate of the allied troops, the king of...

Oct 30, 2018

EP71 of RHob is part 9 in the #BattleForBelgium series (which will be 10 parts long) we'll talk about the defence on the Lys (Leie) river, the famous halt-order, new defences for Ypres and Roeselare, the Vinkt massacre, as well as the general situation of the Allied armies in #Belgium and the North of France during...