Republic of Amsterdam Radio is creating history media
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patrons

$33
per creation
Who we are:

Republic of Amsterdam Radio is the creation of Julian Smith and Joe Wegecsanyi. We are two Australians long-ago transplanted to Amsterdam, who discovered a mutual interest in history while working together as city guides. Our aim is to create and promote history media; to produce podcasts and videos that communicate history in a particular way. You can find all our work at republicofamsterdamradio.com

How we got started:

Having worked for 10 years in history communication and presentation, we realised we were pretty good at telling stories. We love podcasts, and decided to make one ourselves.

Thus, our first podcast production Stuff What You Tell Me! was born in 2016.

In it, we explore the incredibly important roles that rebellion and defiance of authority play in the progress of our societies and cultures, by exploring specific stories of small and large scale rebellion.

After two years of making SWYTM, there is now a veritable back-catalogue of episodes for you to get stuck in to.

Coming soon:

Our second project is a three-part podcast series on something called 'the first Parool trial'. This incredible story is about a group of people in the Netherlands during WWII who rebelliously organised a distribution network to illegally deliver anti-Nazi newspapers. They were caught, imprisoned, tortured, tried, sentenced and executed for maintaining dissent in a police-state, under a totalitarian regime.

We were given access to some of these men's final letters; written hours before they were put in front of a firing squad. A year of research, writing and recording followed. Free and Fearless: The Story of the First Parool Trial will begin being released in the second week of January, 2019.

Thirdly, and perhaps most excitingly for us, we have also begun a new project. The History of the Netherlands Podcast is an undertaking which, when we began researching and writing in 2018, we probably did not grasp the true scale of. However, we are now well down the track, and the first episode of this comprehensive journey through 150,000 years of Dutch history should be released in March, 2019.

We do what we do because we love it. We have been lucky enough to receive support from all angles, from both loved ones and strangers, as well as a few golden opportunities. We shall continue! Like always, it will be in our clearly chaotic, yet effective method of ploughing on regardless of the fact that we don't really know what we're doing; we will keep attempting to bring you stories, characters, themes, issues and events from the past, which will hopefully help to give more nuance and insight into those same factors, as they exist in our societies today.

If you enjoy any of our shows, and want to chip in and help us buy more books and resources, or even just help us not have to go outside and work so much during the winter, but instead stay cosy and warm inside, with our heads in books and fingers on keyboards, please consider jumping on our Patreon bandwagon. Every little bit helps!

Rock and Roll, and thanks a lot.

Julian and Joe


Goals
$33 of $300 per creation
This will get each of us a fancy pair of pants, or a nice hat.
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Who we are:

Republic of Amsterdam Radio is the creation of Julian Smith and Joe Wegecsanyi. We are two Australians long-ago transplanted to Amsterdam, who discovered a mutual interest in history while working together as city guides. Our aim is to create and promote history media; to produce podcasts and videos that communicate history in a particular way. You can find all our work at republicofamsterdamradio.com

How we got started:

Having worked for 10 years in history communication and presentation, we realised we were pretty good at telling stories. We love podcasts, and decided to make one ourselves.

Thus, our first podcast production Stuff What You Tell Me! was born in 2016.

In it, we explore the incredibly important roles that rebellion and defiance of authority play in the progress of our societies and cultures, by exploring specific stories of small and large scale rebellion.

After two years of making SWYTM, there is now a veritable back-catalogue of episodes for you to get stuck in to.

Coming soon:

Our second project is a three-part podcast series on something called 'the first Parool trial'. This incredible story is about a group of people in the Netherlands during WWII who rebelliously organised a distribution network to illegally deliver anti-Nazi newspapers. They were caught, imprisoned, tortured, tried, sentenced and executed for maintaining dissent in a police-state, under a totalitarian regime.

We were given access to some of these men's final letters; written hours before they were put in front of a firing squad. A year of research, writing and recording followed. Free and Fearless: The Story of the First Parool Trial will begin being released in the second week of January, 2019.

Thirdly, and perhaps most excitingly for us, we have also begun a new project. The History of the Netherlands Podcast is an undertaking which, when we began researching and writing in 2018, we probably did not grasp the true scale of. However, we are now well down the track, and the first episode of this comprehensive journey through 150,000 years of Dutch history should be released in March, 2019.

We do what we do because we love it. We have been lucky enough to receive support from all angles, from both loved ones and strangers, as well as a few golden opportunities. We shall continue! Like always, it will be in our clearly chaotic, yet effective method of ploughing on regardless of the fact that we don't really know what we're doing; we will keep attempting to bring you stories, characters, themes, issues and events from the past, which will hopefully help to give more nuance and insight into those same factors, as they exist in our societies today.

If you enjoy any of our shows, and want to chip in and help us buy more books and resources, or even just help us not have to go outside and work so much during the winter, but instead stay cosy and warm inside, with our heads in books and fingers on keyboards, please consider jumping on our Patreon bandwagon. Every little bit helps!

Rock and Roll, and thanks a lot.

Julian and Joe


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