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Russian Rulers History Podcast
First we follow the Russian rulers from Rurik to Putin then take to recounting all aspects of Russian history.
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October 2010 Episodes:
Alexis I of Russia
  • Pub Date: Oct 29, 2010
  • Episode 25 - Alexis I and Feodor III
  • Listen:
  • Alexis I and Feodor III begin the slow Westernization of Russia through tumultuous times.
Adam Olearius
  • Pub Date: Oct 22, 2010
  • Slap Shot Episode - The Food and Drink of 17th Century Russians
  • Listen:
  • The writings of Adam Olearius give us an insight into the day to day lives of the Russian people in the 17th Century.
The Cossacks Conquering Siberia
  • Pub Date: Oct 16, 2010
  • Slap Shot Episode - The Cossacks
  • Listen:
  • The Cossacks were a free living peoples who play a big role in Russian history due to their military service.
Tsar Michael Romanov
  • Pub Date: Oct 14, 2010
  • Episode 24 - The Dawn of the Romanov Dynasty
  • Listen:
  • The Time of Troubles is over but Russia needs a new Tsar. A sixteen year old boy, Michael Romanov is selected to lead the nation.
The End of the First False Dmitri
  • Pub Date: Oct 08, 2010
  • Episode 23 - One Dmitri, Two Dmitri, Three Dmitri, More!
  • Listen:
  • Boris Godunov becomes Tsar at the worst possible moment, the beginning of the Time of Troubles. False Dmitri's abound in this weeks podcast.
Tsar Boris Godunov
  • Pub Date: Oct 01, 2010
  • Episode 22 - Feodor I and the ascension of Boris Godunov
  • Listen:
  • Ivan the Terrible is dead replaced by his feeble minded son Feodor. Boris Godunov sits and waits for his turn at being Tsar.