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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 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.

Nov 19, 2019

This is the 100th episode of the Random history of Belgium.
"I'm still kicking."

Nov 5, 2019

In Episode 99 of the Random history of Belgium we look at one of the subjects I've very briefly talked about during the Battle for Belgium episodes. Fort Breendonk. A SS-run concentration camp during WWII.
We look at the stories, the victims and a history of the Fort.

Oct 22, 2019

Episode 98 of the Random history of #Belgium podcast: It's one of the most famous and important paintings in the world, commonly known as “the Ghent Altarpiece”. We'll learn more about who made it, what it depicts and what happened to it over the last 5 centuries. #vaneyck2020...

Oct 8, 2019

In Episode 97, the life, death, and travels of Father Damien are the central theme. We'll look at his history, faith, travels to Hawaii and the aftermath of his death, as well as his sainthood.
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