Medieval Radio News

Michael Rank’s History Podcasts

CEU Medieval Radio proudly announces its cooperation with historian, writer and ex-journalist Michael Rank, whose Five Minute History podcasts from now on will be a regular feature on CEU Medieval Radio’s programme.

Kicking off with an episode on ‘How Genghis Khan Conquered the World’ today (July 1) at 7:00 pm CET and 7:00 pm EDT, Michael’s podcasts on medieval and early modern history will appear regularly on CEU Medieval Radio at the same times on Mondays and Tuesdays.

If you are a podcaster yourself on medieval and early modern history and culture or medieval themed games, CEU Medieval Radio is happy to feature you and your podcasts on its stream. Drop us an e-mail at

Who is Michael Rank?

Michael RMichael Rankank is a doctoral candidate in Middle East history. He has studied Turkish, Arabic, Persian, and Armenian, but can still pull out a backwater Midwestern accent if need be. He has also worked as a journalist in Istanbul where he reported on religion and human rights. Among his hobbies are writing about himself in the third person.

Michael has done his best to fill in the gaps of his education left there by public schools. Upon realizing that none of the books that mattered to him were ever a part of his assigned reading in high school and college, he has taken it upon himself to read through Mortimer J. Adler’s Great Books List. Although he has made slow progress in this endeavor, he strives to never stop learning the subjects that edify the mind, are vocationally useful, or completely useless and trivial. And he supports those that desire the same. That’s why he writes the books that he does and hopes that you enjoy them.


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