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Exploring the history and mythology of the ancient world. Archaeologists and scholars join to discuss ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, and other civilizations of the distant past.
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Ancient History Fangirl

Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy

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An ancient history podcast run by two Millennial women. Misbehaving emperors, poison assassins, mythological mayhem; it’s like if Hardcore History met up with My Favorite Murder in the ancient world, with a heavy helping of booze and laughter.
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The most entertaining and enraging stories from mythology told casually, contemporarily, and (let's be honest) sarcastically. Greek and Roman gods did some pretty weird (and awful) things. Liv focuses on Greek and Roman mythology's (mis)treatment of women, the wild things the gods did, and the all around incredible minds of the ancient world. Gods, goddesses, heroes, monsters, and everything in between. Regular episodes every Tuesday, conversations with authors and scholars or readings of an ...
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The History Extra podcast brings you gripping stories from the past and fascinating historical conversations with the world's leading historical experts. Produced by the team behind BBC History Magazine, History Extra is a free history podcast, with episodes released six times a week. Subscribe now for the real stories behind your favourite films, TV shows and period dramas, as well as compelling insights into lesser-known aspects of the past. We delve into global history stories spanning th ...
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The teachings of Jesus lead us to a better, fuller life. This was true in the ancient world where Jesus first taught, and it’s still true today. But what does it mean to actually practice the way of Jesus in today’s complex, secular world? In this podcast by Practicing the Way, John Mark Comer responds to that important question through his teachings at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. Join us as John Mark provides practical insight on how you can be with Jesus, become like Him and do ...
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Shamanic Voices

Teutonic Healing

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A journey into the heart of shamanism led by a seasoned practitioner with over 40 years of experience, and his journeyman. Delve into the ancient wisdom passed down through generations, debunk new age stereotypes, and explore the transition from the ancient world to the modern.
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A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved ...
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A dive into historical topics from an elevated perspective. New episodes will be out every Wednesday. Find us on our socials:@Historicallyhi on Twitter @historicallyhighpod on Instagram. Don't forget to like, rate, subscribe, and let your friends know what they are missing.
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Against the Lore

Zenia, Flo, Barney and Meg

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Welcome to Against the Lore, the myth-busting ancient history podcast! Each episode, we fact check popular misconceptions around the ancient world. We take a general topic, look at how it worked in ancient history, and show how our modern world has been shaped by things that happened 2000+ years ago. Featuring Barney, Meg and Zenia, our experts on Near Eastern, Greek and Roman history, and Flo, our resident psychopomp. If you don't know what that is, you should probably listen to this podcast.
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History of Persia

Trevor Culley and HoPful Media

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**Ad maintenance in progress on episodes 1-39. 40+ are repaired.**A podcast dedicated to the history of Persia, and the great empires that ruled there beginning with the Achaemenid Empire of Cyrus the Great and the foundation of an imperial legacy that directly impacted ancient civilizations from Rome to China, and everywhere in between. Join me as we explore the cultures, militaries, religions, successes, and failures of some of the greatest empires of the ancient world.
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New Humanists

Ancient Language Institute

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Join the hosts of New Humanists and founders of the Ancient Language Institute, Jonathan Roberts and Ryan Hammill, on their quest to discover what a renewed humanism looks like for the modern world. The Ancient Language Institute is an online language school and think tank, dedicated to changing the way ancient languages are taught.
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Ancient Egypt, from Creation to Cleopatra. This podcast tells the story of ancient Egypt, "in their own words." Using texts, art, and archaeology, we uncover the world of the Nile Valley and its people. Website www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com Email egyptpodcast@gmail.com. Hosted on the Airwave Media Network.
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For more than 40 years bestselling author and historian Peter Hart has interviewed thousands of veterans about their experience of war. Join him and his chum Gary Bain as they explore all aspects of military history, from the ancient world to the Second World War. Pete and Gary don't just tell the history, they bring it to life with the words of the men and women who were there! Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/pete-and-garys-military-history. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privac ...
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Is it a movie podcast? Is it a history podcast? Is it an unholy union of the two? Short answer: yes! Each episode, hosts Colin MacCormack, Elijah Fleming and Christie Vogler break down a new movie about Greece, Rome or the wider ancient world and what works (or doesn’t work) about them. But this isn’t a podcast for nitpicking historical inaccuracies. Rather, it’s a chance to get hot takes on Hollywood films from professional nerds/academics and take a closer look at the relation between our ...
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Take a deep dive into the past as we bring you the very best of BBC History Magazine, Britain’s bestselling history magazine. With a new episode released every Monday, enjoy fascinating and enlightening articles from leading historical experts, covering a broad sweep of the centuries – from the scandals of Georgian society to the horrors of the First World War, revolutions, rebellions, and more.
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Light from the Past: Archaeology, Ancient History, and Biblical Faith with Dewayne Bryant. We will examine archaeological discoveries and get a feel for daily living in the ancient world, all with a view toward applying our findings to the Christian life. This show digs into the past to find spiritual wisdom for the present.
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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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The podcast that transports you to the ancient world and back, with some good conversation along the way. It's not just about ancient Greece. It's about a huge chunk of human history that the Greek texts give us access to: from Egypt and Babylon, to Persia, to Carthage and Rome, we'll sail the wine-dark sea of history with some expert guides at the helm. Topics will include archaeology, literature, and philosophy. New episode every month.
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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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Light Through the Past

Dr. Cyril Jenkins and Ancient Faith Radio

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A Survey of Church History - This podcast will look at the course and development of the Orthodox Church, its struggles with heresy, the empire, and relations to other Christian bodies.
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Throughline is a time machine. Each episode, we travel beyond the headlines to answer the question, "How did we get here?" We use sound and stories to bring history to life and put you into the middle of it. From ancient civilizations to forgotten figures, we take you directly to the moments that shaped our world. Throughline is hosted by Peabody Award-winning journalists Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei. Subscribe to Throughline+. You'll be supporting the history-reframing, perspective- ...
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Ancient Afterlives

Ancient Afterlives

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Ancient Afterlives discusses research on the ancient world and the importance of these ideas for our modern lives. We talk with researchers about their work and ideas. New episodes released every other Thursday.
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The Ancient World Podcast is about the deep Treasures of the Past, the Greek Tradition, the Biblical Stories, the Roman Empire and the Great Rebirth of the Florentine Renaissance. Enjoy!
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Join Dave and Helen as they travel back in time (metaphorically… it’s a podcast) to explore the real history of the people, places and events of the Old Testament, New Testament and everything in between.
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The Classics Podcast

The Classical Association

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Produced by The Classical Association, this podcast features content all about the ancient world - from revision material for students of classical subjects to stories inspired by classical mythology, to interviews with famous voices and people from all walks of life discussing the classical past, there's something for everyone. Follow The Classics Podcast on Instagram at @theclassicalpod so you don't miss out on a single episode Out now: Meet our Experts in Residence
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Welcome to The Bible Sojourner, the podcast that dives into challenging Bible passages, thought-provoking theology, and the cultural intricacies that shape our world. Join Dr. Peter Goeman, a seasoned professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, as he embarks on a captivating journey through the text of Scripture and beyond. Unravel the mysteries behind enigmatic passages and gain a deeper understanding of ancient world and their relevance in our modern lives. The Bible Sojourner is yo ...
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Fan of History

Dan Hörning & Bernie Maopolski

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Dan Horning and Bernie Maopolski discuss the events of ancient history all over the world, decade by decade, starting at 1000 BC and moving forward. We love history! History, History, History! That’s all we think of … History in the morning, History for lunch, History for dinner… even history right before bed! And we talk about all the key people in Ancient History – Julius Caesar, Gilgamesh, Jesus, Budha, Lao Tzu, Confucious, Solon, Pythagoras, Alexander the Great, Plato, Socrates, Aristotl ...
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Welcome! This is for morning shows, bonus-materials and outdoor musings from the Ancient World Podcast! Ancient World is a podcast about the deep Treasures of the Past, from the Greek Philosophy and Myth, the Biblical Stories, the Roman Empire and the Great Rebirth of the Florentine Renaissance!
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OBSESSIONS: Wild Chocolate

iHeartPodcasts and Kaleidoscope

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Forget Willy Wonka and those heart-shaped Valentine’s boxes. OBSESSIONS: Wild Chocolate. is a totally different beast. Join host Rowan Jacobson as he elbows his way through the rain forest, crash lands into cocaine flyaways, and avoids a few too many anaconda, tagging along with modern-day Lara Crofts as they try to get their hands on some of the world’s most ancient– and expensive– cacao.
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4biddenknowledge Podcast

Billy Carson 4biddenknowledge

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Billy Carson AKA 4biddenknowledge shares the untold truth about the worlds ancient past and how it relates to today’s technology and societies ways. From his own experience traveling around the world multiple times, visiting sacred sites, and interviewing natives, 4biddenknowledge has been able to uncover what actually took place in ancient times. He also delves deep into financial literacy, spirituality, metaphysics, and esoteric knowledge in this podcast series. Listen and learn about cons ...
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Fascinating history facts, inspirational stories, and slight exaggerations from the ancient world. Storyteller John Rose shares tales that make history, the Bible, and Mediterranean travel fun and easy to understand.
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The Ancient Texts Podcast seeks to bring ancient source texts straight to your ears. You'll hear from kings and emperors, philosophers and historians as you discover the ancient world as told by those who were there.
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This is actually an audition tape for the “Oprah Winfrey Show” when my book The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation was being considered for Oprah’s Book Club. Unfortunately, the producers thought it was a bit “over the top” for Oprah’s viewers, and listening to it today, I would have to agree. But it is one of my best efforts to ex…
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We all knew Spartacus and his followers would meet a tragic end, but damn if they didn't make it look sexy as hell! Joining us for one final Girls' Night at MWD are the hosts of Ancient History Fangirl podcast, Jenny Williamson and Genn McMenemy. Listen as we laugh and discuss the terrible outfit choices, surfer-boy Julius Caesar's dubious alias , …
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In Xiongnu: The World’s First Nomadic Empire (Oxford UP, 2024), Bryan K. Miller weaves together archaeology and history to chart the course of the Xiongnu empire, which controlled the Eastern Eurasian steppe from ca. 200 BCE to 100 CE. Through a close analysis of both material artifacts and textual sources, Miller centers the nomadic perspective, s…
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Countless things could sicken or injure you in the ancient world, so where did people turn for help? Much like today, there were no shortage of healthcare options: herbs, drugs, surgery, saliva — even a literal hole in the head! Helen and Dave welcome historian Jared Secord to discuss what passed for medical care in the ancient Mediterranean and wh…
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What was the 'black goo' that coated ancient Egyptian mummies? Could ancient Egyptians take a sick day to bury their loved ones? And were ancient cat mummies really used to fertilise the fields of Victorian Britain? In this special episode, public historian and broadcaster Greg Jenner speaks to curator and Egyptologist Dr Campbell Price about the s…
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Why did the French Revolution descend into a spiral of paranoia, finger-pointing and state violence? Were fears of treachery and counter-revolution justified? And how did the guillotine become a symbol of revolutionary justice? Speaking to Danny Bird, historian David Andress answers listener questions about 'the Terror' – a bloodthirsty phase of th…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q3 - what were the reasons for Athenian defeat in the Peloponnesian Wars - and here James talks to Prof. Paul Cartledge and Dr Maria Fragoulaki about…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q3 - what were the reasons for Athenian defeat in the Peloponnesian Wars - and here James talks to Prof. Paul Cartledge and Dr Maria Fragoulaki about…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q3 - what were the reasons for Athenian defeat in the Peloponnesian Wars - and here James talks to Paul and Maria about the Sicilian Expedition, the …
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Regal IMAX Tickets https://www.4biddenknowledge.com/workshop-events Private Mentor Meet and Greet: https://www.4biddenknowledge.com/event-details/live-podcast-q-a-and-a-vip-meet-and-greet-with-elisabeth-and-billy-carson-and-psychic-medium-cortney-kane-sides 2nd Annual 4bidden Conscious Awards Tickets: https://www.4biddenknowledge.com/second-annual-…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q3 - what were the reasons for Athenian defeat in the Peloponnesian Wars - and here James talks to Prof. Paul Cartledge and Dr Maria Fragoulaki about…
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What if serving others is more rewarding than we think? Bethany Allen argues that we often only consider the costs of service, but rarely consider the deeper rewards it brings: lasting joy and fulfillment. She not only encourages us to see and sacrifice for one another in service, but also offers us five principles to guide as we serve. Key Scriptu…
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Liv reads Book 3 of the Fall of Troy, translated by AS Way. After the death of Penthesilea, Memnon, and the Greek Antilochus, Apollo takes his anger out on Achilles. Help keep LTAMB going by subscribing to Liv's Patreon for bonus content! This is not a standard narrative story episode, it's a reading of an ancient source, audiobook style. For regul…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q3 - what were the reasons for Athenian defeat in the Peloponnesian Wars - and here James talks to Prof. Paul Cartledge and Dr Maria Fragoulaki about…
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Smash-hit historical romance Bridgerton returns this week. One of the series' key characters is the elusive Lady Whistledown – a savvy wordsmith with a penchant for causing mayhem among the Regency elite. But did an anonymous gossipmonger like Whistledown really exist in the Regency era? Emily Briffett speaks to public historian Professor Hannah Gr…
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From the fall of the Taliban until its return, people all over Afghanistan planned their lives around Afghan Star. People would pack into apartments. Villages would hook up generators to a single tv so crowds could watch. New Year’s celebrations would come to a halt, all to watch this one show. Over its 15 seasons, Afghan Star spotlighted an Afghan…
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Will there be a future return to animal sacrifices when Christ returns? If that's what the Bible says, how would such a position reconcile with the all-sufficient sacrifice of Jesus on the cross? Peter looks deeply into these questions by analyzing a chapter from Matt Waymeyer on how one can reconcile a future temple and return to sacrifices with t…
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Is there evidence to the tales of Aeneas and the Trojan refugees migrating to Italian shores? Classical Wisdom presents Petros Koutoupis, as he explores this narrative and attempts to shed light on the archaeology of the region during the Late Bronze Age. Petros Koutoupis is an author and independent historical researcher, focusing predominantly on…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q2 - what were the causes of the Peloponnesian Wars - and here James, Polly and Neville sum up and give their opinions about the real causes of the W…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q2 - what were the causes of the Peloponnesian Wars - and here James, Polly and Neville discuss the Megarian Decree. If you want to hear the full epi…
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For nearly thirty years, the South African government held a man it initially labeled prisoner number 46664, the anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. But in 1994, Mandela transformed from the country's 'number one terrorist' into its first Black president, ushering in a new era of democracy. Today, though, many in South Africa see Mandela's part…
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Help keep our podcast going by contributing to our Patreon! Carved from the very living bedrock of the Giza plateau, the Sphinx is shrouded in mystery. Archaeologists believe it’s about 4,500 years old. But there’s a fringe theory—the Sphinx Water Erosion Theory—that suggests it’s much, much older. Join us as we explore this wild theory that comple…
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Pete and Gary revisit one of their most popular but controversial series - the story of Sir Douglas Haig. The third episode tells the story of Haig building an army in the lead-up to the First World War. Visit Gallipoli with Pete and Gary in 2024! Go to https://phbt.uk/ for more information! Presenters: Peter Hart and Gary Bain Publisher: Mat McLac…
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Why did a remote Pacific island become one of the most fiercely fought-over locations in the Second World War? In the fifth and final episode of our series on WW2's Greatest Battles, military historian James Holland speaks to Ellie Cawthorne about the battle of Guadalcanal. He reveals why occupying the island was seen as key to victory in the Pacif…
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We think we know what a "republic" is, but what did the Romans mean with their phrase "res publica"? What about the Italian humanists? And how did they distinguish a republic from a tyranny? We take a look at two more chapters from James Hankins's book, Virtue Politics, a groundbreaking examination of Renaissance political theory. These chapters fo…
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In classic Fan of History style we give you Cyrus the Great's conquest of Babylon. No spoilers... Check it out! Links Herodotus: https://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Herodotus/1d*.html This is a podcast by Dan Hörning and Bernie Maopolski. If you like what we do you can support the Fan of History project on https://www.patreon.com/fan…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q2 - what were the causes of the Peloponnesian Wars - and here James, Polly and Neville discuss the causes of complaint, Thucydides' αιτια. If you wa…
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Step into the realm of shamanic wisdom as we explore the dynamics of modern living in our latest podcast episode. Unraveling the threads of contemporary narcissism, media influence, and the impact of organized religion, we uncover invaluable insights for cultivating healthy relationships in today's world. Join us on a transformative journey as we b…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q2 - what were the causes of the Peloponnesian Wars - and here Prof. Polly Low and Prof. Neville Morley discuss the thirty years peace and consequent…
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To put it plainly Pablo Escobar lived a crazy life. Not many people can say they survived a civil war to go on to create one of the most vicious yet successful drug cartels in history. He beat the odds of a bad upbringing and became one of the richest people in the world. From putting down a guerilla group who made their money by abducting the fami…
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Until recently, the history of sex between men was a taboo topic. But by delving into the historical archive, historian Sir Noel Malcolm has uncovered a more complex story of same-sex relationships and encounters in early modern Europe and the Ottoman world. He speaks to Rebecca Franks about his findings. (Ad) Noel Malcolm is the author of Forbidde…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q2 - what were the causes of the Peloponnesian Wars - and here Prof. Polly Low and Prof. Neville Morley cover the first Peloponnesian War. If you wan…
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It's revision season! Ancient History A Level students (and the rest of you interested folk) - listen now to our bitesize episodes and supercharge your revision. These episodes focus on Interpretation Q2 - what were the causes of the Peloponnesian Wars - and here Prof. Polly Low and Prof. Neville Morley give us an introduction to the sources and hi…
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Today I sit down for an interview with historian Mike Rapport to discuss his latest book: City of Light, City of Shadow: Paris in the Bellé Epoch. In City of Light, City of Shadows, Mike Rapport uncovers a Paris riven by social anxieties and plagued by overlapping epidemics of poverty, political extremism, and anti-Semitism. As the Sacré-Cœur and E…
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