The Idea of Greece is a seven-part podcast exploring the Greek Revolution of 1821. This podcast is produced by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and hosted by Georgia Balogiannis. The series is also under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee. Sponsored by Agape Greek Radio. Original music by Demetri Petsalakis. This is not the history you learned in Greek School! Episodes drop every two weeks. The HHF is a national charitable, non-profit organization established in Toronto in 1996. Our mission is to preserve, promote, and advance Hellenic education, culture, and heritage in Canada by funding initiatives that enrich the lives of Hellenic Canadians and philhellenes.
In this episode, Georgia Balogiannis and Professor Sakis Gekas, the HHF Chair in Modern Greek History at York University in Toronto, explore what the area, now known as Greece, looked like before the revolution and the conditions which led Greeks to revolt against the Ottoman Empire in 1821.
Listen to the podcast: Episode One: The Origins of the Revolution