About Us

If you or your organisation is looking for innovative and modern ways to explore, learn about, communicate or exhibit any period of history, then contact us, and we’ll have a chat about what we can do!

Republic of Amsterdam Radio is a group of history nerds with a passion for telling stories, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2017 we started our first podcast, Stuff What You Tell Me. This was followed by Free and Fearless: The Story of the First Parool Trial, the product of over a year of research made possible with help from Stichting Democratie en Media. Our latest project is the History of the Netherlands podcast.

Julian Smith spent most of his formative years in Canberra, Australia, and is very happy to not be there anymore. He studied at the University of Sydney majoring in both History AND History & Philosophy of Science (can’t get enough history), before moving to Amsterdam in 2009. Despite giving tours of the city for 8 years by foot, bike and boat, he still can’t shut up about it, so he started making podcasts. His chances of seeing his country lose a world cup final have increased dramatically since becoming a Dutch citizen.


Joe Wegecsanyi grew up in Australia and Germany, studied History and randomly procured his very own EU passport when he was 19. When he was 22 he decided to go travelling for a bit and, making his way from London to Berlin, stopped in Amsterdam to see what all the fuss was about. 10 years later and Berlin is no longer on the cards, but Amsterdam has well and truly become home. Joe spends his days thinking about the effects of 12th century urban development on the nature of modern social narratives and dreaming of turning the Netherlands into a powerhouse of world cricket.


David Cenzer grew up in Sweden but left as a young adult, pursuing his university studies in San Francisco where he earned a degree in Photojournalism. He moved to Amsterdam by accident some 10 years ago and truly believes he has found his ‘home’ after many years of not knowing where it is. David has been the house photographer for TV show Zondag Met Lubach for the last four years. In his ideal world, a game of football would involve 22 players each playing with their own ball.