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History of the World podcast

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This is the History of the World podcast!!! The incredible story of the human history of the world. Come and join us on this incredible journey!
58 Episodes
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3300 - 1600 BCE - A mysterious, but peaceful and successful trading civilisation.  Their undeciphered script cannot hide some amazing and unique aspects.
1190 BCE? - The Trojan War is a mythological story about a city called Troy which was attacked after a large wooden horse was pulled into the city secretly containing Greek warriors.  Is there any chance that it could be based on truth?
1600 - 1070 BCE - Mythology and archaeology are the ingredients of a good ancient period story and the Mycenaeans are no exception.  The rise and fall of the first civilised mainland Greeks.
2000 - 1450 BCE - Our first European civilisation takes us to the island of Crete in the Mediterranean where we learn of bare breasted ladies, bull-leaping, huge palaces and the ferocious Minotaur in the labrynth.
1200 BCE - 900 CE - Alphabets emerged from early writing systems and were so practical that they evolved and supplanted many of the systems in place around the world.  Find out how.
3300 - 1200 BCE - What is writing and why did people start doing it?  We analyse the earliest known writing systems and read between the lines.
3150 - 30 BCE - A rapid, rollercoaster ride through three thousand years of drama, dynasties, deities, disputes and development.  Who can resist?
1213 - 525 BCE - Just what caused the New Kingdom to collapse and what did Egypt become in the one thousand years between this and Cleopatra?
3100 - 30 BCE - The complex pantheon of Egyptian deities and their links to everyday life and other cultures are explored.
1274 BCE - The Hittites have control of the city of Kadesh, but the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II wants it back.  Find out what happens when Ramesses takes 20,000 men and 2000 chariots into the lands of modern Syria to conquer the city.
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FPS Knifer

What a fantastic resource! When I first found this podcast, I found it so engaging that I was compelled to listen to the entire series in sequence, over the course of a few days. Each episode is so packed with information, I've listened to most of them more than once. Chris is a fantastic presenter and a truly calming presence. I would have loved to have had professors like him back when I was in university. I can highly recommend this show to any person who feels that their knowledge of the progress of human civilization might have some blind spots. Very enlightening!

Jul 5th
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History of the World podcast

FPS Knifer Thank you for such a warm review!

Jul 5th
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E.G. Young

I am consistently amazed at how informative your podcast is. I found you on Castbox and am now into Volume 2. I listen every day. Keep up the good work! Eric from California.

May 7th
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History of the World podcast

E.G. Young Thank you. Your feedback means a great deal. Warmest regards, Chris

May 11th
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E.G. Young

I discovered your podcast about three weeks ago, and I'm hooked. I'm an ancient history and prehistory researcher and writer and I think your podcast is brilliant. I'm at Episode 19 and I've enjoyed them all so far. Keep up the good work. Eric from California

Apr 24th
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History of the World podcast

E.G. Young Thank you so much Eric. This kind review really does mean a lot to me. Warmest regards, Chris @ History of the World podcast

May 4th
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Enerel Narangerel

I love this podcast! hope you the best. Thank you very much

Feb 9th
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History of the World podcast

Enerel Narangerel Thank you Enerel!

Feb 10th
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Yukie Tanaka

Liking it very much! :D A fantastic way to study History + English, thanks a lot!

Oct 18th
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History of the World podcast

Yukie Tanaka Thank you for the positive feedback!

Oct 25th
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Hoi_Pollois

Nope, "descended from monkeys" is where I step off. Apes aren't monkeys.

Oct 4th
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History of the World podcast

Hoi_Pollois Thanks for trying the podcast out Hoi_Pollois. The point that I was trying to make was that 19th Century society believed Darwin was claiming descent from monkeys in his writing. It could actually be true that men descended from monkeys, as apes could very likely have descended from monkeys themselves. I do agree with you that they are clearly distinct in the modern world. Best wishes.

Oct 4th
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Hoi_Pollois

Opening w that Bible verse was off-putting. It quickly makes scientific sense, however, but still. Staying with.

Oct 4th
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Eden Tosch

love this podcast! its a smart layperson interpretation on history and even though i was mainly interested in the palioanthropology part of the history i will continue to listen as Chris gets modern!

Sep 3rd
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History of the World podcast

Eden Tosch Thank you so much for the positive feedback!

Sep 4th
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