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Samurai Archives Japanese History Podcast

 

Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. Simply stated, our mission is to bridge the gap between the popular and the academic, and to bring the world of academic Japanese history accessible to a wider audience through discussion of topics and authors in an informative but informal manner. We encourage those listeners who want to know more to seek out works by the historians and authors we reference and interview, and to contribute to the conversation. Conversely, we hope scholars can view us as a way to reach a broader, non-specialist audience and raise the bar for general understandings of Japanese history. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.

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Feb 25, 2019

Have you ever wondered where our human propensity for violence and history of warfare comes from?  Why there is such an established history of violence among humans, and why are we so good at killing and conducting war? 

In this episode, we look at the evolutionary psychology that drives our violent behaviors through...


Dec 31, 2018

This episode guest host Jaredd Wilson, the host of the "Martial Thoughts Podcast" introduces you to the Weird Weapons of the Samurai.

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Nov 29, 2018

This episode we continue our look at the relations between Ryukyu (Okinawa), the Shimazu clan, and the Bakufu, and Okinawa's eventual invasion in 1609.

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Oct 30, 2018

This episode we look at the relations between Ryukyu (Okinawa), the Shimazu clan of Satsuma province, and the Bakufu, and Okinawa's eventual invasion in 1609.

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Sep 28, 2018

This episode we talk about the development of tea culture and the tea ceremony during the 15th and 16th century.  Tea as an art began to develop throughout the late 15th and early 16th century into an activity that brought commoners, aristocrats, and Daimyo together in the tea rooms across Japan, and tea masters such as...