If you are new to our podcast, here’s a quick FAQ.
What Is It About?
The idea is simple – produce a series of podcast that provide an introduction to the life and career of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, the man who Chateaubriand, the great French writer, called “the mightiest breath of life which ever animated human clay”. This podcast is in many ways a companion piece to J. David Markham’s book “Napoleon For Dummies“.
Who Are We?
J. David Markham: An internationally acclaimed historian, Napoleonic scholar and award-winning author. For over twenty years he has written and lectured about Napoleon and other historical topics. His other interests include Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar/Ancient Rome, and the French Revolution. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Olympia, Washington, USA. David has taught history and other subjects at the university, college and high school levels, and has received numerous teaching awards and recognitions. Since 2008 he has been the President of the International Napoleon Society. From 1996 – 2008, he was the Executive Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief. In that capacity, he has produced a series of International Napoleonic Congresses in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and edited two editions of the journal, Napoleonic Scholarship. David served as President of the Napoleonic Alliance from 2004-2007, and as Executive Vice-President for some years before his terms as president. A collector of some note, he has one of the world’s finest private collections of Napoleonic snuffboxes, as well as a significant collection of miniatures and engravings.
Cameron Reilly: A Napoleon enthusiast for 20 years, Cameron is the Founder and CEO of The Podcast Network, the world’s first podcasting business. He is also the host of “G’Day World” (the very first Australian podcast), as well as several other podcasts on TPN. He has been an digital consultant since 1995, and done hard time with companies such as Microsoft and Ozemail and was recently included in the list of “40 Biggest Players of Australia’s Digital Age” by B&T Magazine.