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Episode 25 Supplemental

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March 25, 2017 · 6:38 am

Episode 24 – A Renaissance Christmas

800px-Pietro_Perugino_cat06For those of you who missed last year’s episode on Christmas here is a rebroadcast of episode 14 on the Christmas traditions of the Renaissance. I hope you enjoy and buon Natale!

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Episode 19 Supplemental

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June 5, 2016 · 12:17 am

19 – Michelangelo: Florence to Rome

Michelangelo's_Pietà,_St_Peter's_Basilica_(1498–99)In this episode we will discuss Michelangelo’s career from his early days as an apprentice to Ghirlandaio in Florence to his first commissions in Rome. We will discuss his rise to stardom with the Pieta and The David. You may view slides for this podcast by visiting www.therenaissancepodcast.com

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June 5, 2016 · 12:00 am

Episode 18 Supplemental


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April 15, 2016 · 12:42 pm

18 – Leonardo da Vinci: Genius

Mona_Lisa,_by_Leonardo_da_Vinci,_from_C2RMF_retouched Only one word adequately describes Leonardo, Genius! We will look the life and work of one of the great minds of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci. You may view the images discussed by visiting www.therenaissancepodcast.com

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April 15, 2016 · 10:23 am

17 – Savonarola: The Bonfires of the Vanities


Last time we left off with the growing power of Savonarola as prior of San Marcos convent in Florence and the crisis Piero is forced to deal with upon the death of his father Lorenzo. The French have invaded Italy and Florence stands alone in opposing them. This episode we pick up the story with Savonarola in control of Florence until he meets his own tragic end.

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March 19, 2016 · 12:00 am

Episode 1 – The Rise of the Medici (video)

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March 2, 2016 · 11:27 pm

16 – Savonarola: The Mad Monk of Florence

Girolamo_Savonarola We will discuss Savonarola, the “Mad Monk” of Florence. The man who would help to hasten the end of Florence’s Golden Age and turn Florence into a theocratic regime that was ironically  both its most autocratic and most democratic phase in history. He would influence artists like Botticelli and Michelangelo with his fiery sermons as well as thousands of Florentines who would follow him.


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February 18, 2016 · 3:42 pm

15 – Lorenzo the Magnificent

Lorenzo_de_Medici2Happy 2016! In this episode we will discuss one of the most important patrons of the Renaissance, Lorenzo de Medici, second only to his Grandfather Cosimo.








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January 10, 2016 · 12:00 am