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Noble Blood

Author Dana Schwartz 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. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood.

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Recent Episodes of Noble Blood


The Corpse on Trial

The Corpse on Trial

When Pope Stephen was putting his predecessor on trial, there were signs that what he was doing wasn't quite right. For one, in the middle of the trial, an earthquake shook Rome. For another, his opponent was a dead body.

Support Noble Blood:
— Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon
— Noble Blood merch
— Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'

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Episode 181 21 May 2024 32m and 36s


The Affair of the Diamond Necklace

The Affair of the Diamond Necklace

Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy was a French countess with a dubious claim to nobility and one brilliant idea: she was going to steal a diamond necklace from Louis XVI. After weaseling her way into court, Jeanne impersonates Marie Antoinette in a series of letters, starts a tabloid scandal, and inadvertently lights the fuse of the French Revolution.

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On the Very Special Episodes podcast, we tell one incredible story each week. Follow us down a different rabbit hole every Wednesday.

Hosted by Dana Schwartz, Zaron Burnett, Jason English
Research, Writing, and Interviews for t...

Episode 15 18 May 2024 1h, 12s


The Female Pharaoh

The Female Pharaoh

From wife and sister of a Pharaoh, to regent to eventually Pharaoh in her own right, Hatshepsut is one of the most compelling figures of the ancient world, a woman who sought to preserve her legacy in real time by carving her accomplishments in stone.

Support Noble Blood:

— Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

— Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'

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Episode 180 14 May 2024 33m and 20s


Death and the King's Favorite (with Benjamin Woolley)

Death and the King's Favorite (with Benjamin Woolley)

George Villiers was in his early twenties when he caught the eye of King James the VI and I. Almost immediately, George became an intimate "favorite," catapulted into a new title and world of courtly power. Whether the relationship between the two men was sexual is still a question historians debate, but the thing that can't be denied is that their relationship would have deadly consequences. Dana is joined by author Benjamin Woolley, whose book The King's Assassin inspired the new television series Mary & George.

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Episode 179 7 May 2024 42m and 32s


The Nun of Monza, Part 2

The Nun of Monza, Part 2

CW: murder, gore.

Sister Virgina (born Marianna) had made a terrible choice in secret lovers. When a young secular boarder at the convent where she was a nun threatened to expose her illicit relationship with a neighboring nobleman, the man killed the young boarder. Together they tried to cover up the crime, but there would be no way for Marianna to run from her sins forever.

Support Noble Blood:

— Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

— Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'

Se...

Episode 178 30 April 2024 42m and 36s


The Nun of Monza, Part 1

The Nun of Monza, Part 1

For plenty of young women in the early modern era, if their families couldn't afford their dowries, they simply shipped them off to a nunnery. That was the case for Marianna, a young girl who rose in the ranks of her monastery as an exemplary nun... until she crossed paths with the rakish nobleman who lived in the estate next door.

Support Noble Blood:
— Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon
— Noble Blood merch
— Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'

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Episode 177 23 April 2024 43m and 45s


Lucretia as a Symbol

Lucretia as a Symbol

Why did the Roman Empire do away with kings? Simone de Beauvior would write that, through women, "certain historical events have been set off, but the women have been pretexts rather than agents. The suicide of Lucretia has had value only as symbol." CW: Sexual assault, suicide

Support Noble Blood:
— Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon
— Noble Blood merch
— Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'

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Episode 176 16 April 2024 42m and 12s


A Grand Duchess Above the Barber Shop

A Grand Duchess Above the Barber Shop

History is fascinated by the possible escape of Anastasia Romanov, the Grand Duchess killed alongside her family in the Russian Revolution. But there was a Grand Duchess that DID escape - Anastasia's aunt, Olga Alexandrovna, who would hold onto hope that her favorite niece escaped as well.

Support Noble Blood:

— Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

— Noble Blood merch

— Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'

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Episode 175 9 April 2024 27m and 30s


Spider-Man's Surreal Adventures on Broadway

Spider-Man's Surreal Adventures on Broadway

Very Special Episodes is a new podcast hosted by Dana Schwartz, Zaron Burnett, and Jason English. Follow us down a different rabbit hole every Wednesday.

In 2011, after many delays, one of the most anticipated musicals in theater history finally opened on Broadway. The show was Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The powerhouse creative team included an up-and-coming playwright, a MacArthur Genius, and Bono. But its downfall would be long and treacherous. Here's the story of what went wrong — and why we're still pushing for a revival.

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Episode 7 6 April 2024 1h, 4m and 10s


The Daring Prison Break of the Emperor in Exile

The Daring Prison Break of the Emperor in Exile

When a coalition of European nations invaded Paris in 1815, they offered Napoleon what they believed to be very generous terms of surrender: he would keep his head, but be exiled to a life as Emperor of the insignificant island of Elba off the coast of Italy. Though Napoleon claimed to be content with the thought of retirement, less than 11 months later, he had returned to France and reclaimed his throne.

Support Noble Blood:

— Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

— Noble Blood merch!

— Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and its se...

Episode 174 2 April 2024 44m and 35s

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