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The History of Ancient Greece Podcast is a deep-dive into one of the most influential and fundamental civilization in world history. Hosted by philhellene Ryan Stitt, THOAG spans over two millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Archaic Period, from Classical Greece to the Hellenistic kingdoms, and finally to the Roman conquest, this podcast will tell the history of a fundamental civilization by bringing to life the fascinating stories of all the ancient sources and scholarly interpretations of ...
 
Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel's First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, FF, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, all in order of publication.
 
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DePrayve's reign of terror continues across the city. Can the Werewolf escape the LAPD's clutches in time to pay this Mr. Hyde cat back for that sock in his hairy kisser? And just who the heck is that watching all this play out from the shadows? Plus: Wolfwalkers and Batman B&W Write us: werewolfbynightpodcast@gmail.com…
 
Buck takes Jack to meet a modern-day Dr. Jekyll in the hopes that his research can help contain The Beast, but they're met by a modern-day Mr. Hyde: DePrayve! Comics writer Matt Mair Lowery joins us to talk about this issue and his new sci-fi anthology project on Kickstarter: ThoughtScape Comics #1. Check it out. We'll think you'll dig it as much a…
 
Bailed out of jail by Buck, Jack learns the horrible secret behind the murderous maniac's trail of carnage...and it's a trail that ends at Buck's doorstep. Plus: Moench & Ploog's Planet of the Apes Archive, Vol. 1: Terror on the Planet of the Apes, Matt Fraction & Elsa Charrettier's November, and Werewolf, Ep02: "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf"…
 
We're joined by our friend, indie-rock legend Rebecca Cole (The Minders, Wild Flag, Telekinesis), to talk about Werewolf by Night #22. The Shaggy One escapes Buck's place again. We meet a cracked actor who's looking to make things 'right' with whoever he meets...including our favorite lycanthrope. Get Rebecca's 55 Greetings here. That's Cool, That'…
 
The Modern Prometheus hops a freight train to L.A. in the hopes that the satanic Brotherhood of Ba'al can give him a new body & another chance at life...Lissa hopes they can cure Jack's lycanthropy...while the cult needs new blood & a body to offer as a host for their Dark Lord. this isn't going to end well for anybody.…
 
When Lt. Lou Hackett learns that there was another magic lycanthropy ring where his came from and that Jack Russell took it, he makes a beeline for Colden House and the TWO beasts that are all too happy to tango with him using the streets of L.A. as their dance floor. A wild yarn from Moench is paired w/ dynamite art from Perlin & Colletta for a pu…
 
We're halfway through our WbN journey! To celebrate, we've taken Gerry Conway's two-part prose story ('Panic by Moonlight' & 'Madness Under a Mid-Summer Moon') from the Marvel-Curtis' mag Monsters Unleashed and produced an audio drama, a modern take on an old radio show. We hope you enjoy and don't forget to drink your Ovaltine. For continuity geek…
 
We welcome writer Doug Moench to the WbN Wolfpack and, based on this ish, we're betting Friedrich left him a mug that says, "You DON'T have to be CRAZY to write this comic...BUT IT HELPS!" Jack and Coker are stalked by a new, intelligent lycanthrope. Jack finally meets the infamous Geraldo Kabal (formerly Kabel) and gets a strange new power AND the…
 
Jack takes some much-needed "me time" away from all the noise of rival werewolves and kidnapped sisters and wanders the surf of Mexico's beaches...where he encounters an all-new, all-fuzzy Greer Nelson...with a murder of Hydra agents in tow. Can't a wolf-guy get his head together without having a big plastic hassle from a worldwide terror organizat…
 
Jack & Raymond Coker come clean to each other about their lycanthropic lives. While visiting Mallet Studios pursuing a possible cure, Jack (dogged by his new, less-than-thrilled pack-brother Raymond) encounter another threat...from The Lord of the Undead. Oh, yeah, and Lissa's still kidnapped! We're joined by filmmaker & lifelong comics fan Brad El…
 
Lt. Hackett presses Jack with questions about werewolf activity when California's most powerful witch, Ma Mayhem, attacks on behalf of The Committee. The ensuing battle draws out a SECOND werewolf who also resides in Colden House, resulting in a no-holds-barred hack-n-slash territorial battle that cannot be contained in one swinging singles complex…
 
Back in L.A., Jack tries to find out more about lycanthropy. He's desperate to find a cure, not only for himself, but also for his soon-to-be-18 sister Lissa. Perhaps his strange neighbor Raymond Coker has the answer? And didn't Luther Kane claim to have a cure? The *true* head of The Committee, Baron Thunder, unleashes a modern day golem to stalk …
 
While waiting for a plane home to L.A., Jack & Topaz discover some months have FOUR full moons. The Beast is on the loose in Paris and a new, half-mad hunchback has snatched Topaz and is headed to the Notre-Dame Cathedral...with plans to make this cruel world sorry for treating him like a freak. We welcome new writer Mike Friedrich and bid a fond a…
 
The conclusion of the monstrous battle between werewolf and vampire! We learn more about the Russoff family curse (and you thought *your* family was messed up) from Jack's ancestor's diary which is...a second Darkhold! The 'second book of sins' has deadly implications for the Count and he intends to keep it for himself, at all costs. Topaz helps Ja…
 
Jack and Topaz seek answers about his curse in his homeland, Transylvania! There they cross paths with that region's most famous denizen: Count Dracula! Like the cover says, it's "two of Marvel's most macabre super-stars...in a battle of the monsters!" Written by Marv Wolfman, Pencils by Gene Colan, Inks by Tom Palmer…
 
Our Freaky Friday body-swap tale continues, as The Werewolf fights step-dad Phillip, who's trapped in the monstrous body of the son of Taboo. Phew! They oughtta sell programs (can't tell your Taboos from your Topazes without a program). Also, Taboo's master plan is revealed (just like Wu Tang, it's C.R.E.A.M.) Plus: Two *very* diff't fan reactions …
 
Jack quits couch surfing at Buck's & moves into a swinging singles apartment building where he promptly turns into a monster. Meanwhile, the Hangman protects women from criminal scum permanent-like. He, Jack, and Lissa are on a collision course with chauvinist, violent wackiness. With director Brad Elmore (The Wolfman's Hammer, Bit) Plus: Werewolf …
 
REVEALED: The Committee's plans to use Jack & Lissa to...stimulate a...sluggish economy? Sarnak's identity and where he came from! All while Lou Hackett of the LAPD is doggedly pursuing the trail of Jack's bestial side. Also: The Beast Must Die, Undiscovered Country, Doomsday Clock, Something Is Killing the Children, Bitter Root, and November.…
 
In this episode, we discuss the years 409-406 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenians’ achieving control in the Hellespont and Bosporus, Alcibiades’ triumphant return to Athens, the ascension of Lysander and his bromance with Cyrus, the Athenian defeat at Notium and the disgrace of Alcibiades, Kallikratidas victory over Konon at Mytile…
 
The two writers of the re-imagined Werewolf by Night series joined us to talk about the new book, Red Wolf, slam-bam monster brawls, and how to walk with respect when reinventing a classic property for a new generation of readers. Check out their 4-issue limited series starting October 21st.By Werewolf by Night Podcast
 
In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Curtis Dozier, Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College. He is the producer and host of The Mirror of Antiquity, a podcast featuring classical scholars discussing the intersections of their research, the contemporary world, and their own lives. More importantly to our discu…
 
Comics fan & filmmaker Brad Michael Elmore (Bit, The Wolfman's Hammer) jumped at the chance to be on the show to talk about Marvel's Bronze Age occultism (or 'Saturday morning Satanism,' as he called it), in particular, Issue #4 of Werewolf by Night: The Beast saved Lissa from the Mad Monk, but it's out of the frying pan & into the fire as a crazed…
 
In today's special guest episode, I am joined by Dr Denise Eileen McCoskey, Professor of Classics and affiliate of Black World Studies at Miami (OH) University. She has written extensively on the politics of race and gender in antiquity and is currently at work on a project examining the role of eugenics in early twentieth-century classical scholar…
 
When last we saw the Werewolf, he had been turned to stone by a mutant gorgon on Blackgar's island of horrors. The story continues here in the debut of his own title. W: Gerry Conway A: Mike Ploog Please leave a review! Also mentioned: Night Gallery, Tarpe Mills, Miss Fury, The Pruple Zombie, EC Comics, Graham Ingles, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, Atla…
 
Let's Play Sportsball! Hello, and welcome to episode 355 of The Fantasticast. Each episode, Steve Lacey guides you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. It's time to wrap up one of the longer-running plot lines in the Marvel Universe. It's time to brew a potion, it's time to put things right, it's time to cure the g…
 
Jack meets a curious new ally who also seeks the Darkhold and informs him it might be in his birth-father's Transylvanian castle...which was purchased by one Dr. Miles Blackgar and transported, brick by brick, to an island off the Cali coast. What luck! But, Jack (and his furry other half) couldn't have prepared themselves for the horror they encou…
 
Jack Russell's new and complicated life of lycanthropy & magic curses gets even more heavy when a gang of bikers target his sister Lissa and an even more nefarious couple plot to nab Jack and force him to reveal the location of a forbidden tome from his father's collection: the legendary grimoire...THE DARKHOLD! *Note: Jacob's snazzy new mic was ac…
 
In this episode, we discuss the Second Greco-Punic War (410-406 BC), as hostilities in Sicily draw in Carthage and the Syracusan fleet away from the eastern Aegean and the Hellespont, including Hannibal Mago's first invasion of Sicily and the destruction of Selinus and Himera, the rebellion of Hermocrates, the rise of Dionysius as tyrant of Syracus…
 
In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the shifting of the naval war to the Hellespont, the vigor that the Athenian democracy showed in carrying on the war effort against Sparta and Pharnabazos with victories at Cynossema and Cyzicus, the re-establishment of the radical democracy at Athens, and the tran…
 
And We're Back Hello, and welcome to episode 354 of The Fantasticast. Each episode, Steve Lacey guides you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four. So we're back. Well, one of us is, at least. After eight months off the air and four months of social isolation, the urge to podcast got a bit too much for Steve, and he's …
 
In this special guest episode, Marc DeSantis and I discuss his most recent book, "A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War: Ships, Men and Money in the War at Sea, 431-404 BC". In particular, we talk about the ship designs, naval combat, the financial burden of navies, and the overall war strategies of both sides. Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryo…
 
In this episode, we discuss the years 411-410 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the third and final treaty between the Spartans and Tissaphernes; the comedic plays "Lysistrata" and "Thesmophoriazusai" by Aristophanes; how the Athenians succumbed to civil war for the first time in nearly a century and saw an overthrow of their democracy by what…
 
In this episode, we discuss the years 413-412 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian response at home to the Sicilian Disaster, the Spartan and Theban devastation of Attic agriculture and commerce from Decelea, the dissolution of the "friendship" between Athens and Persia, the Spartans' building up of a navy and encouraging of revolts …
 
In today's special guest episode, I am joined by director and screenwriter Esme von Hoffman (Festival of Cinema NYC 2019 Winner for Best Director) for her film, Ovid and the Art of Love. Esme and I discuss her background with Classics and Roman history, what drew her to make a film about the life of Ovid, her artistic vision in adapting the film to…
 
In this special guest episode, Dr. Owen Rees and I discuss Ancient Greek land warfare in general with lengthy discussions on the definition of a hoplite, its socio-political importance, and the problems surrounding its chronology and historiographic tradition; the problems with the traditional reconstructive models of ancient Greek battles; the imp…
 
In this episode, we discuss the year 413 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the rise of Archelaus to the Macedonian throne, the Spartan establishment of Decelea, the defeats by the Athenian army and navy at Syracuse, and the retreat and ultimate surrender of the Athenians, which brought the Sicilian Expedition to an end Show Notes: http://www.t…
 
In this episode, we discuss the years 415-414 BC of the Peloponnesian War, including the Athenian attempt at blockading Syracuse, the death of Lamachos, the tactical blunders of Nikias, the arrival of Gylippus, and the "Birds" of Aristophanes Show Notes: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com/2020/02/100-sicilian-stalemate.html Intro by Neil Ecka…
 
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