In this episode it’s Domination, Rebellion, and more Domination. We’re finally going to see how the Byzantines rule Bulgaria, and how the Bulgarians feel about being ruled. Your support for these shows in appreciated. Go to to make your regular monthly contribution. Below are the images for this week’s episode. WARNING, SPOILERS! Here is

This episode recaps all the events from Bulgaria’s conversion to Christianity to the epic collapse of the First Bulgarian Empire.

This episode recaps every that has happened since Asparuh first ventured into the Byzantine world until the state he built finally embraced Christianity centuries later.

And so it has come to this…

021 – The Bulgar Slayer

Saturday, 19 December 2015 by

The story of Tsar Samuil comes to a close as one of the most consequential battles of Bulgarian history sends the First Bulgarian Empire towards its end.  

020 – The Tightening Noose

Sunday, 06 December 2015 by

Tsar Samuil fights back as the Byzantine Emperor Basil II campaigns to make the noose tighter…

019 – The Comet Burns The West

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 by

Following the collapse of the Western half of the Bulgarian Empire, the grandson of an Armenian King will take the reigns to fight disaster. But, how long can he succeed? Also, check out our sister podcast Bulgaria Now:

In Episode 18, Bulgaria is caught between the might of the Kievan Rus and the fury of Byzantium. A Centuries old dynasty will fade to dust, but will Bulgaria perish as well? By a thread…

The 10th century was a time of religious radicals. Bulgaria will fight for survival as hermits and heretics reject the very foundations of its power.