Noble Blood

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Noble Blood


Critic Rating

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.

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Emma Dibdin • New York Times Dec 27, 2022

"...this enormously entertaining scripted nonfiction show, Dana Schwartz delivers deep dives...“Noble Blood” never delivers a rote version of their stories. "

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Score: 4.5

Kevin Chang Barnum • Sep 16, 2019

"If your biggest complaint about high school history class is that it didn’t focus enough on the gory, Game of Thrones-style power struggles of the past, then Noble Blood is the podcast for you. Host Dana Schwartz seems to delight in recounting the death...Schwartz is not afraid to talk about decapitated heads. When the podcast is at its best, it offers a glimpse into the interior lives of people too often dismissed as the lifeless wax of the past. One of the biggest questions facing Noble Blood is how narrowly to focus on the characters’ stories. The major events of humanity are important, but the most compelling scenes of the show reveal that smaller moments can be just as powerful. As Charles II understood, the slightest crack of a breaking branch can change the course of history."

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