Noble Blood: a new podcast for history fans

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History fans have a new podcast to enjoy!

I’ve followed Dana Schwartz on Twitter for a few years now and have always found her to be a delight. She hosts Noble Blood, a new podcast produced by iHeartMedia and Lore creator Aaron Mahnke.

“Noble Blood explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between.

The world is full of ill-fated love affairs, bad decisions, and family drama, but for a monarch, the personal will determine the fate of nations.

And when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes tend to mean blood.”

The first episode debuted on July 9th and featured the bloody and tragic end of Marie Antoinette. The podcast feels very much like Aaron Mahnke’s podcasts; lots of brooding background melodies and deadly seriously, dramatic narrative which Dana Schwartz pulls off excellently.

If you’re a fan of history with a touch of morbidity, Noble Blood is definitely worth checking out.



jillianne hamilton headshotJillianne Hamilton is an author, history enthusiast, book lover, and graphic designer. Her debut novel, Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, was shortlisted for the 2016 Prince Edward Island Book Award. Her debut non-fiction book, The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII is now available. She lives in Charlottetown on Canada's beautiful east coast and is working on her debut historical fiction novel.
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