Human Circus: Journeys in the Medieval World

Human Circus: Journeys in the Medieval World

Published by: Recorded History Podcast Network
50 Episodes | First Released: Jan 13 '17 | 🇺🇸
A narrative history podcast following the journeys of medieval travellers and their roles in larger historical events. Telling great stories, showing the interconnected nature of the medieval world, and meeting Mongols, Ottomans, Franciscans, merchants, ambassadors, and adventurers along the way.
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Velcro the Cat
Oct 29
Rating:   4
Ads are way too loud

Great content, well researched, and engaging narration. Too bad the ads are significantly louder than the rest of the podcast. I’m ok with ads to support the podcast, but this is ridiculous.

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SoundedHeart
Jul 29
Rating:   10
History with a view!

I love history and the medieval time period is harder to research due to the lack of accountable documentation. When I found this podcast I was a little skeptical but after a few episodes I was impressed. The presenter makes the information digestible and is inflective enough to keep things rolling. All in all if you like history and enjoy learning about strange stuff...give it a shot! I like it and subscribed anyway!

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Dante Spada12
Jul 24
Rating:   4
Great Idea But Needs Better Production

So excited to find this but it is so boring! the subject matter is so great, but the narrator just drones on and on and I can't even. If they punctuated this with pertinant music or varied the tone and narration it would be a lot better. Good luck!

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gd4360
Apr 12
Rating:   2
Blasted by ads

I wouldn’t mind the ads so much if the entire podcast was at that volume. After the second time I had to yank my earbuds out painfully because of the sudden yelling advertisement, I decided this podcast wasn’t worth wrecking my nerves for. I’m pretty sure the ads pay enough so the podcaster could learn to balance the levels or outsource to someone who can. Aside from that I really liked the material.

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Kenmayer
Apr 6
Rating:   10
Such a different look!

This is a great narrative podcast which takes a look at some familiar time periods and cultures in an unexpected way. See medieval cultures through the eyes of visitors and it shows the world has been connected even in the “dark ages”

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Tyrelllloyd2011
Mar 24
Rating:   10
Great!

It’s awesome

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dsusofnazareth
Jan 19
Rating:   10
Journey through the past with a fantastic guide

If you like history or great stories then this is for you. I have listened to all of them and am listening again. There's just enough historical perspective and just enough of Devon Field's perspective. He does a masterful job of putting the story together and of putting it in context.I think my favorite part is the way the stories focus on specific people or events but are also about life in general in that time period. Just go ahead and subscribe.

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mizage
Nov 2 '18
Rating:   10
Excellent format

Very enjoyable to listen to with history and personal narratives novel mixed in.

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wernersfca
Nov 1 '18
Rating:   10
Great audio

Always enjoyed the Middle Ages and travelers stories... highly recommended

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JHinHMB
Oct 11 '18
Rating:   10
Great idea, great stories, well done!

Really interesting, not-so-well known stories from history about the collision of ideas and cultures that resulted from travelers pushing towards unknown horizons. A great addition to the history podcast genre!

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Potential Diamond Buyer
Aug 1 '18
Rating:   10
Really Enjoying These

This podcast does a great job at adding color to some fairly distant chapters in history.The host is talented at picking out the personal moments in firsthand accounts that bring out a relatable presence from ancient firsthand accounts. The interaction between Europeans and the Mongols have been great!Interesting view point compared to some of the more big picture podcasts out there. Really thankful that I found this.

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HistoryDude1492
Jul 26 '18
Rating:   10
A One of A Kind History Podcast!

Devon's passion for Medieval history shines through in every episodes. If you love Medieval history, then this is the podcast for you!

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Langridge dc
Jun 15 '18
Rating:   10
Totally Listenable!

Devon does an amazing job of bringing history alive. Not just reading from a book, but bringing in context from all over. Bravo!!!!

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