A strange and fantastic world sprung up in the wake of Alexander the Great’s conquests. Greek culture melded with everything in sight, creating kingdoms that defied the imagination. This episode focuses particularly on the easternmost Hellenistic kingdoms of Bactria and India, places still unfamiliar to many, but very real indeed.Read more "Exploration Episode: To Persia And Beyond"
Part of why I podcast is to get people excited about history. Thankfully, I’m not alone in my cause. Jesika Arseneau and her team at Museum Musings are getting people excited about going to museums to come face-to-face with history. Jesika likes what I’m doing with my podcast, and the next thing I new, she […]Read more "Museum Musings Interview"
An Arab trader ventures into the chaos of the north, hoping to make his fortune in the Rus city of Kiev before the Mongol hordes arrive. The city is under lockdown as everyone prepares for what many believe to be the legions of hell. Special thanks to Shane Bhunnoo for the intro music!Read more "The Tatar Cometh"
North of the Black Sea, a powerful nation drew inspiration, wealth, and power from the four corners of its world. The origins of the people who came to be known as “the Rus” are hazy, but the legacy they left behind is crystal clear. In this episode, you’ll get a sense for who the Rus […]Read more "Exploration Episode: Born In The North, Forged By The East"
On this special Christmas in the year 800 AD, a certain King of the Franks receives a gift he wasn’t expecting and, with the help of a plucky Roman farmer, learns that he just might have the greatest gift of all to give.Read more "A Very Carolingian Christmas"
If you thought the 18th century was stuffy, you need to think again! Under those powdered wigs were people engaging in all sorts of debauched and hilarious episodes. While Mozart was conquering Europe with his musical masterpieces, Casanova was prowling about, making conquests of a different kind… It was an age of romance, a time […]Read more "Dying For A Coffee In Vienna"
Cities rise, cities fall; such is the course of human history. In this episode, we find ourselves shifting through the current of time, witnessing the final hours of two great cities in the cradle of civilization. Destruction can be wrought by the sword, or by artillery fire; in the end, the result is the same. […]Read more "Babylon Falling"
I just wanted to start by thanking everyone who has listened to the show so far. When I started this, I was an avid fan of a lot of podcasts, but I never thought I’d be able to wrap my head around how to actually do one. I’m still figuring it out as I go, […]Read more "We’re On iTunes!"
In an age where romances echoed through the halls of splendid European courts, where valiant knights went on crusades to far and exotic lands, and where Christianity brought unity to the realms, all seemed well. The High Middle Ages seemed to be the first light to break through the darkness that covered the west after […]Read more "Angevin Anarchy"
You’ve heard of Achilles, Hector, and Priam, but how many others boarded the thousand ships that sailed for Troy? This is the first episode, a test, so to speak, of this podcast series. Let me know what you liked, what I can improve on, or just talk history. Special thanks to: Galvishen Vydellingum: Lead Mixer […]Read more "They Came From The Sea – Pilot Episode"