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A Podcast of Biblical Proportions dives into ancient Hebrew history. Our time machine is the countless texts the ancient Hebrews wrote, including stories, historical accounts, songs, poems, prophecies, laws, rules, and regulations. Most of these texts can be found in the Hebrew Bible, aka the Old Testament or the Tanakh. This English-speaking podcast brings a new perspective to reading the Hebrew Bible — that of the person who wrote it, immersing ourselves in his world and perspective. We st ...
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Digital Hammurabi is the creative outlet for two Assyriologists, Megan Lewis and Joshua Bowen. Driven by a passion for the ancient Near East and the belief that history is both important and relevant to modern life, Megan and Josh aim to break out of the ivory tower of academia and bring ancient Mesopotamia to the world! This podcast brings academic scholarship and interviews with researchers to your brain (via your ears) in an easily-understood format, so you can enjoy fascinating content w ...
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A Taste of the Past

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Culinary historian Linda Pelaccio takes a journey through the history of food. Take a dive into food cultures through history, from ancient Mesopotamia and imperial China to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Tune in as Linda, along with a guest list of culinary chroniclers and enthusiasts, explores the lively links between food cultures of the present and past.
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I'm all about ancient history and this podcast covers ancient Greece, Rome and other cultures from antiquity. From mainstay topics through to the more niche and aimed at all levels of knowledge I think you'll find something good to listen to. Why not have a browse? It would be great to have you join me. More content, including episode notes, on my ancient history website www.ancientblogger.com
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LATEST SERIES: Carchemish (C Episodes) - tracing the life and death of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms; PREVIOUS SERIES: The Ancient World - from the earliest human civilizations down through 500 BC; Rediscovery (R Episodes) - the stories of the modern scholars and adventurers who rediscovered the ancient world; Bloodline (B Episodes) - tracing the descendants of Mark Antony and Cleopatra over ten generations; Thea (T Episodes) - tracing the disintegration of the Seleucid Empire
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Dreams are one of the most valuable and accessible tools available to everyone on the planet. From ancient Mesopotamia to the surface of the moon, dreams have contributed to the psychological evolution of the human race. In this podcast I dive into the very real dreams of individuals across the globe, helping them to understand the subconscious messaging and powerful information encapsulated in each dream experience. Join me on this journey of dreams as I teach the world how to interpret and ...
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Join us in a podcast that looks at the history surrounding the book that has changed the world. Starting from the very beginning of the Bible and going in chronological order, we will dive into not just the history, but events, people, and culture that will bring the pages to life! https://patreon.com/TheHistoryoftheBible To check out all of our podcasts, search Nikao Productions wherever you listen to podcasts!
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Remnants of Ur

Denise and Buddy Wood

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TWENTY-NINE EPISODES that follow along with the chapters of the book, Remnants of Ur. In 2006, God spoke to me and said that I would write a book, entitled, Remnants of Ur, and it would deal with His views on blood sacrifice. After 15 years of researching and spending countless hours in God's presence, I finished the assignment. Come hear us discuss what God has to say to the Christian Church, which is based upon a LIE that God orchestrated the brutal murder of Christ as a human sacrifice to ...
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Garaaga's Children - Volume 1

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From prehistoric time to the present, one blood line has endured. Garaaga's children range from the Indus Valley to Mesopotamia to Jerusalem and beyond, influencing ancient civilizations, mighty crusades, and everyday lives. The stories of the god Garaaga, his half-human progeny, and their supplicants have been passed down through the generations. Leaving a frightful, lustful, body-strewn trail through the ages, Garaaga's children and worshipers have survived to spread their religion around ...
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Step into the captivating world of history with "The Forgotten Timeline," a podcast that takes you on an immersive journey through the annals of time. Join us as we unravel the rich tapestry of human civilization, exploring the stories, events, and individuals that have shaped our world. In each episode, we dive deep into a different era, culture, or pivotal moment in world history, shedding light on the triumphs, challenges, and enduring legacies that continue to resonate today. From the an ...
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Truth can be stranger then fiction, tune in to hear all the weirdly wonderful and sometimes not so wonderful history that has shaped the world into what it is today. From the most wild to the most mundane we find the strange in history you may never have heard about. If you have an idea for an episode please email strangehistorypod@gmail.com
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What we likely all once knew about history, has likely been forgotten. Here, at Smarticus Tells History, we move around the timeline picking up some of the most interesting and sometimes downright weird stories. Stories such as the Rabbit Queen, or how Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian, the Black Plague and many more.They are all true, no matter how quacky and quirky some may seem. We keep them short and mostly to the point. So put your listening ears on, have a beer or two, and learn a thing or two!!!
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Thin End of the Wedge explores life in the ancient Middle East. There are many wonderful stories we can tell about those people, their communities, the gritty reality of their lives, their hopes, fears and beliefs. We can do that through the objects they left behind and the cities where they once lived. Our focus is on the cultures that used cuneiform (“wedge-shaped”) writing, so mostly on ancient Iraq and nearby regions from about 3000 BC to about 100 AD. Thin End of the Wedge brings you ex ...
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Joshua was instructed to destroy all of the people within the land of Canaan. However, because of the desperation of the city, they would make a peace treaty with the Israelites by making them think that they were from a far-off country. Today's episode will cover Chapters 9 and 10 of the Book of Joshua. Welcome to the History of the Bible! If you …
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Who would've thought that a discussion about Benjamin Franklin's quirky eating habits could lead to an unsettling discovery in his London basement? Join Smarticus and I, Phoenix, as we munch through Franklin's amusing cranberry and apple cravings and ponder over his patriotic poultry proposal. But brace yourselves, for our conversation takes an eer…
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The period known as the Axial Age began right after the establishment of the Persian empire. Gil and Dr. Rutger Vos, an evolutionary biologist and history buff, see it as a direct result of Persia's rise. Join our tribe on Patreon! Check out these cool pages on the podcast's website: Home Page Who wrote the Bible: Timeline and authors Ancient maps:…
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Ever wondered about the unsung heroes and quirky tales hidden in the folds of history? Buckle up and join us, Smarticus and Phoenix, as we bring to light the incredible saga of Juliana the Great Dane, a four-legged combatant who sniffed out her spot in World War II history not once, but twice — all with the help of her bladder! This episode isn't j…
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Embark with us on a historical odyssey that brings to light the economic transformation of ancient Egypt, a narrative woven through the actions of legendary figures and the dynamic shifts in trade and currency. Our exploration opens with the arrival of Greek influence, spearheaded by Alexander the Great, whose vision and respect for Egyptian cultur…
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Continuing the ancient Sicily miniseries I pick up with what happened to the tryant Thrasybulus in Syracuse in the 460s BC. There's a lot of civil unrest and democracy finally makes an appearance. Elsewhere on the island one of Sicily's most intriguing sons, a man called Ducetius, makes a play for power. If you're listening where you can leave a re…
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The Late Bronze Age temple at Tell Azekah in the Judean Shephelah has us wondering, why does it face the sun, why is it so small, how often was it used, and how could you possibly have a wedding there? Not that we’re looking for a place, mind you. With an obvious and well deserved a shoutout to Timbuk 3!…
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After the Battle of Ai, in the Book of Joshua, an event is recorded. This event would be the reading of the blessings and curses that Moses would command Joshua to do. However, scholars today cannot figure out the timeline in which the event happened! Welcome to the History of the Bible! If you want to support the show, check out our Patreon Page (…
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This is the most epic story in the Bible. Since most scholars agree it was written in Persian times, what could have inspired the writer of this story? Was there an epic crossing of water in Persian times? To read the Crossing of the Red Sea story as it was written, click here Join our tribe on Patreon! Check out these cool pages on the podcast's w…
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Rune, Seraina, and Gustav discuss their recently completed project on geomapping cuneiform. Where were inscriptions found and where are they now? How many tablets are there? What counts as a tablet anyway? They reveal the challenges of integrating datasets, and explore the potential opened up by knowing where inscriptions really come from. 4:18 GLo…
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Unearth the chilling truths that lurk in the shadows of history as we recount the New England Vampire Panic, where the dread of disease transformed into a fear of the undead. Together with expert folklorists Michael Bell and Paul Barber, we uncover how 18th and 19th-century communities were ensnared in a web of superstition, leading them to disturb…
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Uncover the secrets of a bygone era as we navigate the rise and subsequent eclipse of the Nubian Empire, a civilization that emerged from Egypt's weakened grasp to forge its own path of dominance. King Kashta and his descendants rose to the challenge, leaving an indelible mark on history by claiming the Egyptian throne and birthing the 25th dynasty…
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Today we’re talking about efforts to recreate woolly mammoths, apparently in order to 1) combat climate change, 2) cure cancer, and 3) re-wild the tundra. Our first reactions are, what? But our second reactions are a deep dive into the ethics of paleo-genomic research. Finally, there’s a shoutout to everyone’s favorite giant armadillo tank, Tarkus,…
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The second battle against Ai went very differently than the first one. Once the covenant had been restored between the Israelites and the Lord, the campaign was on again! However, the city itself, Ai, is debated even to this day, causing many to believe that the Battle of Ai has not even happened! Welcome to the History of the Bible! If you want to…
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The first thing God does after finally freeing the Hebrews from their Egyptian captivity is to send them the wrong way. Why? And why are they carrying with them the bones of Joseph? Join our tribe on Patreon! Check out these cool pages on the podcast's website: Home Page Who wrote the Bible: Timeline and authors Ancient maps: easy to follow maps to…
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A Roman medical office in southwestern Turkey has us talking medicine. Were the same instruments used for cataracts and hemorrhoids? What kind of insurance did gladiators have anyway? Our contestants are concerned about sanitary conditions, however. With an inevitable shoutout to Theodoric, Barber of York.…
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The Battle of Jericho was a roaring success! Now it was time to move on to the next target; the City of Ai. However, because of the actions of one man, the mission to conquer the land of Canaan would come to a screaming stop and the Tribes of Israel would suffer. Welcome to the History of the Bible! If you want to support the show, check out our Pa…
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In the second episode on ancient Sicily I turn to the rise of the tyrants and the changing political situation on the island. Covering the period between 600BC and the mid 5th century BC there is a lot to talk about, it's an episode packed with treachery, conquest and even some poetry. If you can leave a review wherever you listen to this please do…
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The Hebrew priests had used Passover to make themselves rich and powerful, and their enemies added new rules meant to persecute the priests into oblivion. Join our tribe on Patreon! Check out these cool pages on the podcast's website: Home Page Who wrote the Bible: Timeline and authors Ancient maps: easy to follow maps to see which empire ruled wha…
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Peruvian gastronomy is one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, consisting of an extensive variety of distinctive dishes characteristic of each city in the country, stemming from the bio diversity of their agriculture. Robert Bradley, author of Eating Peru, talks about the history of the cuisine. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported…
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Embark on an extraordinary voyage back to Ancient Egypt's glorious days with us, where we promise to unveil the splendors of Amenhotep III's rule and the dramatic shifts in society and economy that followed. As we regale you with tales of Nubian conquests and diplomatic marriages during Egypt's ascendance, we'll also reflect upon the reverberations…
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Ever wondered about the enchanting ruins that rival the mystique of the great pyramids? Let's unwrap the secrets of Nan Madal together! Join Smartacus and yours truly, Phoenix, as we journey to the heart of Micronesia and endeavor to untangle the perplexing history of the ancient city dubbed the Venice of the Pacific. Not only will this episode tic…
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In our mini-series into the origins of Passover, we have learned that it has two layers of rules: a universalist seasonal layer, and a nationalistic layer. Let's refresh our memories on how the Passover rules in Exodus, chapters 12-13, were written. Celebrate with us the Barley Chapati Festival of our ancestors! Join our tribe on Patreon! Check out…
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Dr. Teodoro Alstola, a researcher at the University of Helsinki, discusses his work on ancient Near Eastern cultures and the social history of Babylonia in the first millennium BCE. He talks about his research on ancient immigrants, network approaches to historical data sets, and the use of computer-aided study of the Akkadian language. The convers…
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Omar discusses the importance of studying gender as part of assyriology. What are the big themes now, and how did we get here? He focuses on two areas of special interest: masculinity, and eunuchism. What can we expect from the conference on gender studies (GeMANE) hosted in Malta this April? And what is the context of assyriology in Malta? 0:37 In…
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What was sleep like in antiquity and was it really that different from today? Aside from all the sheep next to you, the guy knapping flint at midnight, and having to climb a ladder and run across the rooftops in order to go to the bathroom, that is.By thisweekintheancientneareast
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Often when we hear about the Battle of Jericho, we only think of the walls of the city. Although they were an important part of the battle, they didn’t tell the whole story. A story that can still be seen today buried beneath the earth. Welcome to the History of the Bible! If you want to support the show, check out our Patreon Page (https://patreon…
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Before we get back to Exodus, we need to refresh our memories about who are the people who wrote and edited Exodus. To join our tribal Barley Chapati Festival, click here Join our tribe on Patreon! Check out these cool pages on the podcast's website: Home Page Who wrote the Bible: Timeline and authors Ancient maps: easy to follow maps to see which …
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Step back in time with us and rediscover the jazz-infused world of the 1920s through the captivating eyes of Betty Boop. Your ears won't believe the fascinating origins of this flapper icon, as we unveil her journey from Max Fleischer's drawing board to the hearts of millions. With the help of our co-host phoenix, we'll spill the secrets behind Bet…
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After learning in our Revisiting Genesis episodes that Jeremiah was working for the Babylonians to undermine Jerusalem, we host Bernie from the Fan of History podcast to dive into how rulers used intelligence to further their ambitions Join our tribe on Patreon! Check out these cool pages on the podcast's website: Home Page Who wrote the Bible: Tim…
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Samurai stand as iconic representations of Japan's cultural legacy, and it's commonly believed that they were exclusively Japanese. However, historical records reveal instances of foreigners attaining the esteemed status of samurai. Among the notable cases from the West is that of William Adams, an English navigator who arrived in Japan in 1600 and…
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The musketeers, immortalized by Alexandre Dumas in his thrilling tales of adventure, loyalty, and intrigue, stand as the epitome of heroism and camaraderie in the public imagination. These characters, namely d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, have not only been celebrated in literature but have also captivated audiences worldwide through numer…
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"The Man in the Iron Mask" refers to an individual who was imprisoned around 1669 and was subjected to the harrowing experience of wearing an iron mask, according to lore. This narrative stems from the real-life account of Eustache Dauger. As years passed, this story transformed into legend, and eventually, the legend morphed into myth, captivating…
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A temple dedicated to Alexander the Great at the Mesopotamian site of Girsu has us asking questions. Was this the meta-crossover event of the century or just some guys in an office making some plaques for a foreign chump passing through? Our contestants disagree but give a special shoutout to Molly Pitcher, heroine of the New Jersey Turnpike!…
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Step back into the sands of time with me, Mike D, as we unlock the secrets of an ancient empire's rise from the ashes. Imagine a realm where black eyeliner symbolizes not just beauty, but a complex web of trade and cultural exchange that reaches across continents. We're setting sail on a narrative journey that spans from the Theban-led reunificatio…
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The plans have been given to Joshua on how to conquer the city of Jericho. But have you ever wondered how battles against cities were waged in the Late Bronze Age? What technology was used to conquer cities? Plus, what did the Israelites wield in battle to fight? Welcome to the History of the Bible! If you want to support the show, check out our Pa…
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In our Revisiting Genesis series finale (for now): While in prison, Jeremiah gets a very suspicious visit from his "cousin" - fateful visit that would change the course of history Join our tribe on Patreon! Check out these cool pages on the podcast's website: Home Page Who wrote the Bible: Timeline and authors Ancient maps: easy to follow maps to s…
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Embark on a voyage through the annals of time with us, Smarticus and Phoenix, where you'll uncover the unexpected connections between an ancient university and an empire lost to history. Prepare to be astonished by the revelation that the hallowed halls of Oxford University date back even before the Aztecs laid their first stone in Tenochtitlan. Bu…
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From growing up in a Kibbutz, to a life in New York City where her work sits at the intersection of food, culture, community building, and art, landing her in a profile article in Vogue, Naama Shefi is a leader in promoting the foods of Israel and archiving the recipes of Jewish communities around the world. On this episode, we speak with Naama abo…
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The site of Ur is easily one of the most important in Iraq. In this interview, originally recorded in late 2021, we hear from the person responsible for managing that site. Ali talks about Ur's significance, and its role in local life. What are the plans for the development of this key site? 4:18 introducing Lina 7:02 importance of Ur 7:34 what tou…
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