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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!
66 Episodes
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2500000 - 700 BCE - Why did we start killing each other and how come we were so good at it?
7000 - 700 BCE - Starting in Mesoamerica, we head south to explore the rainforests, highlands and savannah of South America, before heading to the Arctic tundra and heading south again to the grasslands and woodlands of the modern United States.
3500 - 200 BCE - In the mysterious Peruvian highlands, people were gathering from far and wide to take a psychedelic journey into a dark labyrinth to meet the ferocious looking jaguar deity of the Chavin.
1600 - 400 BCE - Just what was the Olmec fascination with rubber balls all about?  Did the Olmecs copy the Egyptians by constructing the first Mesoamerican pyramid?
1750 - 1046 BCE - Plotting the rise and fall of the Shang dynasty where archaeology meets traditional stories.  An incredible bronze age with innovative techniques and the comparison of cultural advances with the rest of the world.
7000 - 1750 BCE - What happened before the Shang dynasty?  We have the traditional stories to go by, but does it stack up against the archaeological evidence?
7000 BCE onwards - Proto-Indo-Europeans are believed to have spoken a language ancestral to over four hundred languages of the modern world.  Why do we believe this when there is no firm evidence of a Proto-Indo-European language though?
2500 - 1600 BCE - The city of Mohenjo-daro has some surprisingly modern civil aspects. This episode explores the discoveries and suggest what they can tell us about the people who lived there.
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?
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The Derstine

hahaha you're assessment of fertility goddesses fails to notice that worship of the goddess was the first religion with only a minor role for men 😂😂😂. Men didn't even know how reproduction happened. Women obviously understood and put that knowledge to use first. We bled but didn't die. New humans were spawned from our bodies. We likely seemed super human. No men needed, as far as they knew.

Aug 6th
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History of the World podcast

The Derstine I'll have to ask you to write an episode! :)

Aug 6th
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Bishnu Mahali

The Derstine 😁😁

Aug 6th
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Allie

CHRIS: PLEASE DON'T EVER APOLOGIZE FOR A "LONGER THAN USUAL" PODCAST EPISODE! YOU ARE AMAZING & I COULD LISTEN FOREVER. Thank you so much for all your hard work, time & effort constructing this remarkable podcast.

Jul 26th
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History of the World podcast

Allie Thank you!

Jul 26th
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Owen Jenkins

Allie Great! thanks for the effort!

Jul 26th
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Allie

THIS IS THE BEST PODCAST!!! CHRIS IS SO KNOWLEDGEABLE & HIS NARRATIVE STYLE IS EXCEPTIONAL. I subscribe to several history casts & this one is my favorite. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Jul 26th
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History of the World podcast

Allie Thank you so much for the glowing review! I hope that the podcast continues to entertain you.

Jul 26th
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Owen Jenkins

Allie ok, I can have a try. thanks for the sharing

Jul 26th
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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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