Sunday 26 March 2023

DutchNews podcast – The Dead Cats and Fallen Emperors Special Edition – Week 8 2023

The murder of the De Witt brothers by Pieter Frits, via Wikimedia Commons

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No regular episode this week, because in a freakish coincidence the entire DutchNews podcast team is away, which we promise has nothing to do with the 10 Russian spies who were expelled from the Netherlands on Tuesday. So to make amends we’re releasing our summer special episode for Patreon backers that features a number of fascinating stories from Dutch history, several of which are remarkably related to current affairs. So if you want to know what a high-ranking German refugee, a giant Russian with a taste for torture, a hungry mob who literally grilled their prime minister and an art forger who conned the Nazis have in common, sit back and let us take you on a tour of these historical highlights.

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