A NSFW LONG-FORM PODCAST ABOUT

THE RENAISSANCE

Exiting The Dark Ages.

Starting in Florence in the 14th century, a new era began to emerge in the West. Humanists like Petrarch, Boccaccio, Poggio, Cosimo de Medici, Alberti, Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, Fra Angelico, Masaccio & Pope Nicholas V studied classical antiquity to usher in a rebirth in the study of the arts, the sciences, and philosophy. The Renaissance saw the decline of the feudal system, the growth of commerce, the invention or application of paper, printing, the compass, and gunpowder. We are telling the story of how it came to be. 

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#157 – Salvator Mundi – Leonardo #45

#157 – Salvator Mundi – Leonardo #45

In 2011, the art world was shocked by the rediscovery of a new Leonardo. A painting known as Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) was accepted by most scholars as being an authentic Leonardo. It had been damaged, overpainted and heavily varnished. Personally I think...

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#157 – Salvator Mundi – Leonardo #45

#157 – Salvator Mundi – Leonardo #45

In 2011, the art world was shocked by the rediscovery of a new Leonardo. A painting known as Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) was accepted by most scholars as being an authentic Leonardo. It had been damaged, overpainted and heavily varnished. Personally I think...

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#156 – Leda & The Swan- Leonardo #44

#156 – Leda & The Swan- Leonardo #44

Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, rapes Leda. Leonardo’s painting of it no longer exists, but we have copies and drawings. Apparently he had no idea what a woman’s breasts looked like.

#155 – Corn Porn – Leonardo #43

#155 – Corn Porn – Leonardo #43

Around 1501, Leonardo started work on one of his great masterpieces: The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne. It’s the most famous painting of an incest lap dance in history. It involves a gay vulture, corn porn and an Egyptian goddess with an erect penis.

#154 – The Yarnwinder  – Leonardo #42

#154 – The Yarnwinder – Leonardo #42

If you’re gonna steal, steal big, that’s what we say. There are dozens of surviving copies of Leonardo’s MADONNA OF THE YARNWINDER. Some done by LDV, others done by his assistants and followers. And there’s been a lot of debate over which one, or which ones, were done by Leonardo. And one of them was even stolen in a brazen daylight heist from a Scottish castle.

#153 – Lady Nutella  – Leonardo #41

#153 – Lady Nutella – Leonardo #41

Leonardo’s lack of interest in finishing Isabella D’este’s portrait tells us a lot about who he was, and what he cared about, on his return to Florence in 1500. Like all good podcasters, he didn’t care about money or fame. He just wanted to work on projects that interested him. And her portrait was not one of those things, despite her fame, power, wealth, beauty, perseverance and love of Nutella.

Welcome To The Renaissance Times Podcast!

This show is different from most other history podcasts in the following ways.

1. There are TWO OF US. This is a conversation, not a lecture.

2. It’s LONG FORM. Which means we will take hundreds of episodes to tell a story. If you want a quick overview, this is not the show for you!

3. It’s NSFW. While we take the history very seriously, we also know that learning is more effective when you’re having fun. Sometimes (okay, quite often) “having fun” for us translates as bad language and dirty jokes. Let’s face it – this history is violent and sexy. This is NOT a child-friendly show, nor is it safe for work.

4. We sometimes CHARGE MONEY. We do this for a living and put a lot of time and effort into making our content. So some of our episodes are free and some require a paid subscription. Feel free to listen to the free ones and then, if you like them, register to listen to the rest. Play Episode 1 now by scrolling down to the podcast app links at the bottom of the page or by going here.

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★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by MarianitaDA from the United States on June 6, 2022

I found this podcast fairly recently when looking for some Renaissance related ones. I tried a few and most were completely boring and hard el follow until I found this one. In a recent episode, I heard Cam saying they do not have female listeners and I thought of letting them know they do. Born and rained a catholic I keep an open mind and laugh at all their comments about religion and women. The good fun and humor balances the amount of historical facts and anecdotes I learn with every episode. I’m planning to listen to heir other podcasts as soon as I’m done with this (which I will miss a lot). Thank you both for doing this, and looking forward to hear more from you soon.
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So worthy

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by The Cam and Ray Story Hour from United States of America on December 5, 2019

I stumbled on The Renaissance Times podcast and gave it a whirl, not knowing how completely I would be submerged into the many podcasts of Cam and Ray. It’s really too bad that the people I know who like history would be put off by the bawdiness, and the people who would love the bawdiness wouldn’t want to have the history, because they’re missing top shelf of each. I’ve now caught up with The Renaissance episodes, have listened to much of The BS Filter, and and whipping my way through the Cold War (Go, HO! Oh, no…) and now I’m itching (in a good way) to get to Napoleon (and then Alexander, and the Caesars…and…). I love Cam’s impersonations and Ray’s…sidekickedness (or whatever, the point is, his penis), and the in-depth so NOT run-of-the-mill history is so refreshing. Then again, the Cold War might never wrap up so I think I’m in for the long haul. I loved the Yalta episodes, by the way, all 25 hours of them. You guys are amazing. So looking forward to the next 20 decades of your podcasts.
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What a Show

★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Timer0988736364 from United States of America on April 8, 2019

This is a great follow-up from a great duo: the savant of WW2 and Napoleon’s leading expert! Sorry, David Markham. … Cam’s crusade against Christianity is brilliant. This show is almost as good as The Cold War: Confessions of Yalta! Join D**k Tickling and the dwarf from Lord of The Rings (after his male pattern baldness kicked in) as they spend the first twenty hours dissecting the turds that brought down the Roman Empire. This show is sure to turn heads, make laughs, and if you pay close attention you will figure out how to avoid eternal damnation! Therefore, this show is necessary for the survival of humanity. For the creators- Also, during the intro song there is this snorting sound (likely from a drum pad or something) that sounds like when Ray starts to laugh through his nose! This is my third subscription from these guys! I’ve gone through the Cold War in February, I caught up to real time for this show in a week, and I’m working on Alexander now! I guess Caesar is all I got left, but I frequent the Augustus show between binges. I’m starting a road trip and trip across Europe, and this will be one of my main sources of education in my time of sorrow travels (Bob Dylan). People of all ages will love this show. I’m 26, they aren’t!, but I love it.
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