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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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Nov 12, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Elijah Bender talks about the new Playstation game Ghost of Tsushima from the perspective of a professional historian.  

Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Featuring an open world, it follows Jin Sakai,...

Aug 27, 2018

We're back with part two of our picks for the top 10 Samurai films of all time, finishing up with our top five, as well as the listener top five.

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Jul 24, 2018

You wanted it, we provided it - our list of the top ten Samurai films of all time.  In this episode, myself, Mike Baker, and Michael Reid give you our top Samurai film picks.  We cover number ten through number six in this episode, and we'll reveal our top five Samurai movies in the next episode.  So put in your...