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Great history podcast. I liked it so much I bought the book!
Pyrenees1965 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/30/21
This podcast is really well put together, presented and researched and this type of content enables the laziest of historians to become knowledgable whilst at the gym, walking the dog or at the desk - basically anywhere! Great job Zack!
Birmingham bluenose via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/30/21
Zack's unique take on these historic events is fantastic. He is a legitimate historian but not bound to the preexisting prejudices of the Industrial History Complex. WWI was GREAT, the 30 Years War was totally awesome, but The Korean War was TOTALLY REVOLUTIONARY! Turns the establishment...Read full review »
Dadwithacameraphone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/21
In 2018 I got so bored and annoyed by that Versailles-Project, that I deleted the podcast. By chance I hit the show again and the 30years war series is quite good. The podcast has returned to its high level of the pre-2018-era.
Nomen Nominatur via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/02/21
I love listening to this podcast. I always look forward to it coming out. the narrator has a soothing voice and he very insightful when it comes to a certain matters of European history. I recommend it to everyone.
usiddons via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/21
A great podcast if you want to get deep into the machinations behind the main protagonists of the 30 years war. Really well researched and a fascinating listen.
john trevelyan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/07/21
Zach’s enthusiastic narration of a wide range of European history in tremendous detail is entertaining.
Arthur909 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/21
A very detailed look at specific parts of history. Production is great, voice and accent are very pleasing.
Raccou via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 03/24/21
I have never left a review for anything, but since discovering Zack I simply had to. This pod takes the time to hit the finer points of a narrative that tie the loose ends together in a way that turns history into reality. I know these “characters” because of the time and effort Zack puts into...Read full review »
Shahs aghast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/21
Zack is great, and the material and delivery is super informative and entertaining. Love this!
CharZhao via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/20
Readers of history often encounter a line like 'In the years before war, relations between the two powers deteriorated.' In this podcast Zack Twomely spends hours lovingly expanding that summary into an epic - detailing exactly how misunderstandings lead to rattled sabers and finally...Read full review »
A.P.Harte via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/24/20
Organized, detailed look at periods of history that are often neglected.
timritterbusch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/20
Zach T and history go together like..... I can’t think of anything witty but great host and great show.
Mandingoski via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/20
Wow - be listening for years now. He knows history inside and out. Speaks well plus sounds like he always has a smile on his face. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 top 5 podcasts Please put a link to your web page so I can join. I want to buy a shirt and mug. Thanks
DarwinAU via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/09/20
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Alcunhasjk via Apple Podcasts · Portugal · 03/31/20
I stumbled on this podcast and I’m so glad I did. I know this podcast isn’t for everybody but Zach brings a point of view and a narrative that I have not encountered anywhere else. I love the style, the cadence of his voice and all the detail this podcast goes into.
Damian4776 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/20
Zack has a genuine love for history which comes through in the podcast. He is sincere and unassuming and passionate in his love for the subject. He really has a strong grasp of 17th-century diplomacy and politics, and since I’m a history teacher, his podcast has been a goldmine in my own research...Read full review »
James G Barnard via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/20
At first I found the long intros and chat a bit wearing but the more I listen the more I’ve warmed to Zack’s style. So interesting to get behind the war histories and understand so much more of what led to them in the first place.
Sascal via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/25/19
I’ve just spent a good 40 minutes hearing about book releases and mixed-up scheduling, only to get about 30 seconds of actual history in. As someone trying to make a decision on a new history podcast, I’m unsubscribing and walking away from this one with nothing more than a book release advert.
Helyiosintathyspokker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/19
Check out the July Crisis and Versailles chapters. Thankssss Zack!
Markus4409 via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 10/30/19
Zach has such a pleasant voice and makes history really facinating. I listen on the way home from work to wind-down.
Douglas Hulkhater via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/19
I love history and know a lot of history, but Zack brings incredible research and a new perpsective on each topic. I've learned so much. My favorite is the July Crisis on the lead up to WWI. I was totally in the Germans started it end of story camp when I started the podcast. But the day...Read full review »
Jimmy S is laughing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/19
Every episode is well constructed and informative, very entertaining as well. My only complaint is that sometimes the host almost seems to have the mic on his lips because every p, t, b, or other hard consonant sounds like they're going to blow out my speakers.Read full review »
EddieMik88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/19
other history podcasts podcasts created so far. To mirror events 100 years ago on a day-to-day basis is absolutely fantastic. This is a masterpiece. Obvious & logical when you think back but someone had to put it in place & carry out a daunting project. To take on the July Crisis and then...Read full review »
CatalanRL rules via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 07/08/19
The host is so prolific, it is hard to keep up. He has even come up with a unique way for the listener to get up close and personal with the historical subject. I still have a lot to learn and I think I want to learn it from Zack Twamley.
TBCarls via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/19
This is, without doubt, the best out there. WDF provides an incredibly detailed and thoroughly researched look at episodes in the past which rarely get a great deal of attention. It's not just 'Hitler and the Henrys', although the series on the July Crisis and Versailles certainly...Read full review »
Sjw030980 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/02/19
Focusing on diplomacy is a way of looking at history from a different perspective. Zach finds his voice about 25 episodes in. His remasters episodes are fantastic.
BWarnock via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/19
I heard Zach first on History of England and followed him to his own podcast. I have listened to a lot of them over a short period of time and have been really impressed.
wmark63 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/19
A great podcast that illuminates all the wonderful bankroll dealing and politics that goes into diplomatic relations. Highly recommend the July Crisis, Easter Rising, the Korean War and the current Versailles Anniversary project
sneferuplz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/19
This is one of the most well researched and entertaining podcasts out there
matt_h84 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/19
Zach imparts a great sense of history as learning and exploration. He is not hide bound by any preconceptions. Really entertaining.
agisiv via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/04/19
This is a groundbreaking podcast, and not only does it have some of the most thorough and interesting history content there is, Zack's bookending of WW I with the July Crisis and his Versailles series is a scholarly effort with a poetic elegance. The "day by day" production is a real...Read full review »
dgetzin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/18
Aside from the early audio issues (seems standard for start ups)Twamley’s “I am not gonna talk about battles, this is diplomacy” stance is a little annoying. Not a play-by-play, but battles inform the diplomatic situation. He doesn’t come across as likable but the info is good, and I don’t mind...Read full review »
Curteousjonesjr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/18
Consistently outstanding and engaging.
Yongestreet via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/29/18
This podcast has a refreshing perspective on parts of history I thought I knew well. Example is the Korean War... great! One critique is the song of the week, I am just not a fan. But it won’t stop me from listening of course! Great work.
Lebensaar via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/23/18
Exhaustively researched and delivered with charisma and passion. Each subject is taken on with an open mind and no conclusions are reached without a great deal of thought put into them. Every Irish person should listen to the 1916 rising series. Fingers crossed for an Irish war of independence...Read full review »
Una8010208 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/20/18
Whilst Zack doesn't always follow a path I agree with, he always has an interesting and reasoned take on a subject. He is remarkably balanced and helps expose often forgotten aspects of even well known conflicts. Keep it up.Read full review »
BigGareth via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/14/18
I find this a comprehensive, well researched podcast. Gives a lot of detail and not afraid to have an interpretation which may not fit with the generally accepted view. History to make you think, which is exactly how it should be
Linda1878 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/18
If you’re only going to subscribe and listen to one podcast then When Diplomacy Fails need to be that podcast.
KindaKyle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/18
I love this podcast. It’s totally accessible and doesn’t lecture. Everything is made accessible what ever your level of scholarship and can give Zac nothing but praise. Thank you for clarifying so many things for me.
Eeergh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/12/18
Each series has been excellent
LUKE via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/12/18
Informative, knowledgable, very detailed and scrupulously careful to indicate where there are differences of historical opinion. One of the best. Thanks, Zack, for all your hard work and long may it continue.
KateMS101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/12/18
Zack takes us on a never ending cavalcade of historical diplomacy, and what happens when the diplomacy fails. His wit, story telling, and well researched topics will have you coming back for more. Thanksssss.
The Jongleur via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/12/18
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