Tom Rhodes Radio Smart Camp is a festival of ideas, knowledge, stories, books & adventures. I have been a comedian for more than 30 years. I travel the world doing comedy. I almost drowned in Thailand, got maced in Paris and had my own Late Night Talkshow in the Netherlands. Whenever I can I will sh… read more
250 The Terrors of Danton (II)
Get yourself a bowl of popcorn and pour some red wine for this epic episode of the French Revolution and the life of Danton and his eventual beheading by the guillotine. Danton said "Public opinion is a whore and posterity is nonsense!" Little did he know then that I would do my longest podcast ever on him and the events from his life. Continuing my homage to the Stanley Loomis book 'Paris In The Terror' here is part two of the three part series I am doing on this formidable period in human history when people showed themselves and who they truly were once they threw off the chains that had bound them and were allowed to do whatever they wanted to do. Learn all about The Festival Of Reason that will never allow you to look at the Notre Dame the same ever again. And the tiresome words of Virtue and Vicious that came to define the measuring scale if people were friends of the revolution or against it. I highlighted many great passages from this book and I read them to you and discuss in detail with Ashna this amazing human drama that is known as the French Revolution. Here for you now, it is my pleasure to present to you the life and execution of George-Jacques Danton.