A PODCAST LOOKING BACK AT 1,500 YEARS OF HISTORY
- FROM THE FALL OF ROME UNTIL THE FALL OF THE GUILLOTINE -
AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF FRANCE...
"LET US SET OUT THE BEGINNINGS OF THE KINGS OF THE FRANKS AND THEIR ORIGIN AND ALSO THE ORIGINS OF THE PEOPLE AND ITS DEEDS..."
- Chronicle of Fredegar
Thugs and Miracles was inspired by a trip to Versailles in 2016. I found myself standing in front of a huge painting of a barbarian king at the head of the Galerie des Battailes and asked that most dangerous question, "Who is that?" What you hear here is my answer to that question, and all of the other questions that seem to keep spilling out of that one simple musing...
The podcast was founded in 2019 after years of listening to such great history podcasters and storytellers as Dan Carlin, Sebastian Major, Mike Duncan and Patrick Wyman. I truly believe that the story I have found is one that's not widely discussed in the English-speaking world, but deserves to be; I can only hope to do it justice, and if I am even a fraction as entertaining as the guys I mentioned then I believe the story will see me through.