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A podcast about the history of ancient Greece for people new to and familiar with Ancient Greek history.The Casting Through Ancient Greece podcast will focus on telling the story of Ancient Greece starting from the pre history through Archaic Greece, Classical Greece and up to the Hellenistic period. Featured throughout the podcast series will be Major events such as the Greek and Persian wars, The Peloponnesian war and Alexander the Greats war against Persia. www.castingthroughancientgreece ...
 
A podcast covering disasters of all kinds throughout history. From tornadoes and earthquakes to mining disasters and arson. From the perspective of a professional fire investigator, I provide the history of the area, a breakdown of how and why the disaster occurs, a timeline of the event, and the resulting aftermath. Sometimes delving into the specific failure mechanisms that occurred if the disaster (or disasters) did not come from nature. Listen along as we go through them together.
 
Welcome to Kalliope's Sanctum, a biweekly story podcast hosted by writer Sylvia V. Linsteadt. This podcast is dedicated to Kalliope, primordial and first Muse of epic poetry and ecstatic song in ancient Greece. This podcast is a place of sanctuary for her oldest stories. It is a return to the wild garden, to the spring, to the ground of being & the source of inspiration in the Earth. Here, we honor Kalliope as Muse of Earth. Here, you will find some of the stories beneath the stories of Old ...
 
Imagine yourself dining with Socrates, Plato, or Pythagoras... maybe even Cicero and Julius Caesar...being a soldier marching with Alexander's the Great army in the vast Persian empire discovering new foods... or try and picture the richness of fruits and vegetables in the lush Hanging Gardens of Babylon...what foods did our ancestors ate? How did all begin? Why am I so hooked on ancient recipes and ingredients? Is the food delicious? Wholesome? Do you need to know? I think so! Recipes, ingr ...
 
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This is a teaser of the bonus episode, The Atlantis Minoan Connection found over on Patreon. Over on Patroen I had a little fun with the latest bonus episode looking at the connections between the tale of Atlantis to the Bronze Age civilisation of the Minoans. I also look into the areas that don't support these connections, other areas that have be…
 
Did you know that you could use cinnamon buds as spice in food? Well I didn't either before my interview with Dr Christopher Monk! Is Forme of Cury the oldest complete collection of recipes from England? This book was originally commissioned by Richard II and compiled by his master cooks, with the assent of his physicians and philosophers at court,…
 
EP271 - Amazon Q2 2021 Earnings Recap Jason is back on the road and has some retail store visit reports: Bed Bath & Beyond Flagship in Chelsea Harry Potter Store New York Google New York Neighborhood Goods Starbucks Reserve New York Amazon Q2 2021 Earnings Recap Episode 271 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday July 30, 2021. http://jas…
 
EP270 - Micro Service based commerce with Kelly Goetsch Kelly Goetsch (@kellygoetsch) is Chief Product Officer at CommerceTools a leading MicroService based e-commerce platform, he is also the Chairman and co-founder of the MACH Alliance, a non-profit organization formed help enterprise organizations to take advantage of open tech ecosystems that a…
 
In this interview Episode I sit down and chat with the author Mark Adams about his book, "Meet me in Atlantis". We talk about his experiences and what he learnt about Plato's tale of the lost city of Atlantis. He also talks about the many people he met during his research for the book and where he also tells their stories. MARK ADAMS is the author …
 
The pudding is a dish very difficult to be described, because of the several sorts there are of it: flour, milk, eggs, butter, sugar, suet, marrow, raising, etc are the most common ingredients...They make them fifty several ways: BLESSED BE HE THAT INVENTED PUDDING for it is a manna that hits the palates of all sorts of people... Ah what an excelle…
 
EP269 - New CEOs at Amazon and Instacart, Other news Breaking News: Instacart has appointed Facebook executive Fidji Simo as its new CEO Amazon News Jeff Bezos steps down Amazon offers it’s multi-channel fulfillment (MCF) to Big Commerce customers Other News Shopify Unite 2021 Instagram leans into commerce Nike earnings Warby Parker IPO Episode 269…
 
This week's episode covers the Buffalo Creek Disaster in Buffalo Creek, West Virginia in 1972. Before listening to this episode, there is some in depth talking of survivor guilt and PTSD. I don't want any listeners to have any issues listening to this episode and if you feel you need to talk to someone, please reach out or call the National Suicide…
 
A fascinating chat with archaeologist, culinary historian and historical cookbook author Ursula Janssen! An all around brilliant talented human being then, that her passion is history and transmitting this through her ancient cooking! Garum made of Barley. From middle east. In the Arab times. Food of of Mesopotamia and Biblical Times. The Arabic in…
 
We have now reached the end of the Greco-Persian Wars, but with most of our sources focusing on the Greek experience and perhaps not giving us a completely accurate picture of the Persians. In this episode we are going to delve deeper into Persia’s experience in the Wars, look at their motivations and what led them to, ultimately being unsuccessful…
 
EP268 - Amazon Prime Day Recap with ChannelAdvisor CEO David Spitz David Spitz (@davidspitz) is the CEO of ChannelAdvisor. He joins us this week to share ChannelAdvisor data from Amazon Prime Day 2021. Amazon Prime day was launched in 2015 to celebrate Amazon’s 20th anniversary, and has become a world-wide summer shopping event. The length of the e…
 
Synopsis: In the wake of the Sea Peoples, the Hittite Great King Kuzi-Teshub focuses on rebuilding and strengthening his kingdom. A powerful new threat soon emerges in the form of King Tiglath-Pileser I of Assyria. “In the service of my Lord Ashur, my chariots and warriors I assembled; I set out on my march. In front of my strong men I went to the …
 
The Persian Empire had launched its first invasion against Greece in 492 BC after their involvement in the Ionian revolt. The campaign that came across the Aegean Sea would fall short of capturing Athens in 490 BC at the Bay of Marathon, seeing the invaders withdraw back into the empire. Though, Greece was not forgotten, Xerxes the new king launchi…
 
EP267 - Deep Dive into Food Commerce with Matt Newberg of HNGRY Matt Newberg (@thenewb) is the founder of HNGRY (hngry.tv). In this episode we deep dive into the rapidly changing digital grocery and digital restaurant industries. Topics Covered: Changes in competition between grocery, QSR, and fast casual. Digital restaurant marketplaces (Door Dash…
 
EP266 - Minoan CEO Marc Hostovsky on Native Retail Marc Hostovsky, CEO of Monoan an innovative “Native Retail” concept. Monoan makes it easy for consumers to natively purchase products that they have tried and loved during hospitality experiences. Such as buying the bedding used in a boutique hotel room you are staying at. Marc founded Monoan after…
 
This is the fourth and final part of my novella The Dark Country, set on the imagined, Greek-inspired island of Kefthyra. In it, a maiden, mother and crone call forth the old language, and the snakes that live in the Earth, to try to overthrow a colonial empire. See Episode 11 for part one.I am sharing the full novella in four parts over the spring…
 
First off I really hope you’ve been enjoying “The Ancient World – Carchemish.” From the beginning I’ve touted this as a series on the Neo-Hittite kingdoms. But since the first Neo-Hittite kingdom was centered on Carchemish, I thought it’d be fun to start the series with the original Hittite conquest of the city under Suppiluliuma I. Which gave me a…
 
The Hellenic league had now been victorious in two major engagements of 479 BC, at Plataea on the Greek mainland and Mycale in Persian territory. This would effectively see the end of the Persian invasion, and the Greeks victorious. Though, this was not immediately apparent and measures would be taken in the years to come to make sure they would no…
 
Synopsis: The Sea Peoples cut a swath of devastation across the Levant before their final confrontation with the pharaoh Ramesses III of Egypt. The Hittite Great King Suppiluliuma II abandons the capital of Hattusas before its final destruction. “Regarding what you wrote me before: ‘Enemy ships were observed at sea!’ If it is true that ships were o…
 
This is part three of my novella The Dark Country, set on the imagined, Greek-inspired island of Kefthyra. In it, a maiden, mother and crone call forth the old language, and the snakes that live in the Earth, to try to overthrow a colonial empire. See Episode 11 for part one.I am sharing the full novella in four parts over the spring & summer seaso…
 
Jeff Murray is a pen and ink artist that creates intricate works on canvas inspired by exploration and travel. He resides and has setup a studio in a rural setting in the UK where he can peruse his passion in a peaceful environment. Many of Jeff's works explore the various cities and continents of the world from a very unique perspective. While he …
 
EP265 - News and Listener Questions Amazon News Amazon acquisition of MGM DC attorney general sues Amazon on antitrust grounds Amazon limited FBA access Amazon addressing review fraud Amazon Prime Day likely June 21 and 22 Other News Perch (from Episode 252) raises $775M Walmart testing a new livestream format Fedex struggling with late deliveries …
 
Burmese food writer turned activist MiMi Aye has been raising awareness about the crisis in Myanmar since the coup in February. MiMi’s award-winning book ‘MANDALAY: Recipes & Tales from a Burmese Kitchen’ is loved by Nigella Lawson and was chosen by The Observer, The FT, and The Mail on Sunday as one of their Best Books of 2019. MiMi also co-hosts …
 
The battle of Plataea had been fought and won on the plains of Boeotia, seeing the Persian land forces finally defeated. Though, this wasn’t the end of the campaign, there was still yet another battle to be fought. Tradition would have it that it took place on the very same day as the victory at Plataea. This would see a transition in operations, n…
 
Synopsis: The Great King Tudhaliya’s sons, Arnuwanda and Suppiluliuma, take power in a time of growing famine. The collapse of Mycenaean Greece intensifies the predations of Aegean and Mediterranean pirates, who threaten Hittite grain shipments and ally with the Libyans to launch an invasion of Egypt. Among the earliest victims of the seaborne inva…
 
EP264 - Retail Earnings, E-Commerce Quarterly Data US Dept of Commerce Data April Sales – Flat vs. March 2021, up 41% vs. April 2020 (severely Covid impacted month). Many categories were wildly up, most notably Apparel which was up 727% vs the same month last year. Q1 E-Commerce – Up 7.7% vs Q4 2020, up 39.1% vs Q1 2020. Retail Q1 Earnings Walmart …
 
EP263 - Amazon Unbound Author Brad Stone In 2014 Brad Stone wrote the seminal biography of Amazon, "The Everything Store." In it, he discovered Jeff Bezos birth father, and even earned a negative review on Amazon, from Amazon's co-founder Mckinsey Scott (then McKinsy Bezos). Brad is also a Senior Executive Editor with Bloomberg News, and can be fou…
 
For this episode I take a break from our narrative to bring you a collaboration that I had teamed up with Steve from Spartan History Podcast to record. We went into this conversation without any scripts and just a rough plan of what we wanted to cover. Steve’s series, Spartan History Podcast, takes a deep dive into the history of the Spartans, begi…
 
Synopsis: Hattusili III’s diplomacy with the pharaoh Ramesses II culminates in the world’s first peace treaty. After his death, his son Tudhaliya IV drives out the Ahhiyawans, then defends northern Syria against Assyrian aggression. “The Kings who are my equals in rank are the King of Egypt, the King of Babylonia, the King of Assyria, [and the King…
 
Kokoretsi! The first love that lasts forever. It's delicious, its bloody and it requires patience and knowledge. Real heroes don't wear capes. They make kokoretsi. Thank you father! Kokoretsi is a traditional Easter delicacy, that Greeks usually make and eat on Easter Sunday, together with the other traditional dish: Spit roast lamb over charcoal f…
 
EP262 - Amazon Q1 Earnings It's Q1 earning season. We recap Amazon, EBay, and Shopify Q1 earnings reports. We also lightly touch on Google and Facebook earnings and cover some other Amazon news. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-F…
 
I just wanted to give you a quick update about my “The Bronze Age” course on avid.fm. First off, I’m happy to report that we’ve exceeded the threshold for launching the course – so it is officially happening. Thank you so much to everyone who’s already signed up; trust me, it’s going to be lots of fun. Second, if you haven’t had the chance to sign …
 
As the sun rose over the plains of Boeotia, the battle of Plataea would now finally be decided this day. The various Greek wings had got underway and began falling back in three sections, the centre having made its way back to Plataea. The Spartan wing had finally moved off leaving a rear-guard force to protect their withdrawal or the protesting Sp…
 
Synopsis: King Muwatalli II relocates the Hittite capital to the new royal city of Tarhuntassa near the Mediterranean coast, then faces off against the young pharaoh Ramesses II in the Battle of Qadesh. After Muwatalli’s death, his son and brother – Urhi-Teshub and Hattusili – contend for the Hittite throne. “For seven years I submitted to the king…
 
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