Interview with Benjamin Bernier from Thugs & Miracles

Thugs & Miracles is one of my favourite History Podcasts and I am very excited to have Benjamin Bernier on for this bonus episode of the History of the Germans. We talked about all sorts of topics, from the motivations to create podcast in the first place, the effort that goes into it, the fascination of early French history, the importance of symbols, in the middle ages and how they are still powerful today if only in different form, whether the “dark ages” were really that violent and what excitement is still to come. And we debate the #1 most important question, was Charlemagne French, German or neither?

I hope you enjoy it.

And if you want to hear me talking about The History of the Germans, head over to Thugs & Miracles (

The music for the show is Flute Sonata in E-flat major, H.545 by Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach (or some claim it as BWV 1031 Johann Sebastian Bach) performed and arranged by Michel Rondeau under Common Creative Licence 3.0.

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