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I, Podius is a twelve episode weekly series in which hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap the BBC miniseries I, Claudius, an adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. John's watched the show before. Elliott's watching for the first time. The miniseries features an obscenely talented ensemble cast, and is – chock full of sex, backstabbing and murder. This ain't your daddy's I, Claudius. Well, actually it is as the series premiered in 1976. But this ain't your daddy's I, Claudius-based podcast! Parental discretion advised.
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Episode 7 "Reign of Terror"

Episode 7 "Reign of Terror"

2020-03-3001:25:201

Sejanus gets his comeuppance but not before getting on the bad side of his lover Livilla! On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode seven of I, Claudius, “Reign of Terror.” An Emperor Tiberius -  empowered Sejanus seeks to continue his climb up the Roman social ladder while Claudius argues with his book publisher about elephants! PLUS, we welcome very special Time-Warp guest Patricia Quinn to the show and ask her about her time on I, Claudius as the passionate and enchanting Livilla. Watch along at home and make sure to follow John and Elliott on Twitter for all of their hot takes that couldn’t make it to air.Do you have a an awkward memory of watching I, Claudius as a kid? Share it with us on Reddit!
Episode 6 "Queen of Heaven"

Episode 6 "Queen of Heaven"

2020-03-2301:41:53

Sejanus gonna Sejanus on Episode 6 of I, Podius! On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode six of I, Claudius, “Queen of Heaven.” A young adult Caligula, played by the talented late John Hurt brings Tiberius a gift of perverted scrolls and super producer Jordan Kauwling joins hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan to discuss the proper way to pronounce the word "goddess." PLUS, we welcome a very special Starfleet guest and ask him about his time on the show.Watch along at home and make sure to follow John and Elliott on Twitter for all of their hot takes that couldn’t make it to air.Do you have a an awkward memory of watching I, Claudius as a kid? Share it with us on Reddit!
Episode 5 "Some Justice"

Episode 5 "Some Justice"

2020-03-1601:31:01

We assemble the Claud Squad for Episode 5 of I, Podius! On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode five of I, Claudius, “Some Justice.”  We meet problem child "Lil' Caligula," John and Elliott introduce the back-door pilot "Piso and Plancina,"  we learn the results of listener Michelle's  I, Claudius Personality Quiz and more!Watch along at home and make sure to follow John and Elliott on Twitter for all of their hot takes that couldn’t make it to air.Do you have a an awkward memory of watching I, Claudius as a kid? Share it with us on Reddit!
Episode 4 "Poison is Queen"

Episode 4 "Poison is Queen"

2020-03-0901:35:42

We celebrate the outstanding performance of Sir Brian Blessed in Episode 4 of I, Podius.  On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode four of I, Claudius, “Poison is Queen.” We say goodbye to a few of our favorite characters and we’re introduced to the cunning and ambitious Sejanus played by a young Sir Patrick Stewart! Plus, more dispatches from the empire from listeners like you, producer Jordan Kauwling gets her mom Avis' reaction to the smoke show that is Patrick Stewart with hair and more!  Watch along at home and make sure to follow John and Elliott on Twitter for all of their hot takes that couldn’t make it to air.
We travel back to Ancient Rome on episode 3 of I, Podius. On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode three of I, Claudius, "What Shall We Do About Claudius." We're introduced to a young adult Claudius played by the great Sir Derek Jacobi who is learning that pragmatism may keep him safe in a world of poisonous figs and deadly grandmothers. Plus, more dispatches from the empire from listeners like you and more! Watch along at home and make sure to follow John and Elliott on Twitter for all of their hot takes that couldn't make it to air.
We trek deep into the weeds of history for episode two of I, Podius! On this episode, hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap episode two of I, Claudius, "Waiting in the Wings." We're introduced to a young Claudius who is up to his ears in prophecies as well as a young Herod Agrippa who's not the Herrod Agrippa you're probably thinking of. Plus, more dispatches from the empire from listeners like you and chance to enter our  Livia Anagram Contest* which is definitely not a real contest and has no prize.  Watch along at home and make sure to follow John and Elliott on Twitter for all of their hot takes that couldn't make it to air.  *Void where prohibited. Prohibited everywhere. Everywhere void.
You’ve watched them tweet about it for months and talk about it on their own respective Maximum Fun podcasts – now the wait is finally over!I, Podius, the twelve episode limited-run series hosted by John Hodgman of the Judge John Hodgman show and Elliott Kalan of The Flop House podcast is here. Each week, John and Elliott will recap an episode of the 1970s BBC miniseries “I, Claudius.” Along for the ride are some very special guests, as well as dispatches from the empire and tons and tons of commentary on ancient Roman history.For our inaugural episode, John and Elliott are recapping and reviewing episode  1/1.A “A Touch of Murder”/”Family Affairs.”Watch along at home and make sure to follow John and Elliott on Twitter for all of their hot takes that couldn’t make it to air.
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2020-02-0602:02

I, Podius is a twelve episode weekly series in which hosts John Hodgman and Elliott Kalan recap the 1970s BBC miniseries I, Claudius, an adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. John's watched the show before. Elliott's watching for the first time. The miniseries features an obscenely talented ensemble cast, and is  – chock full of sex, backstabbing and murder. This ain't your daddy's I, Claudius. Well, actually it is as the series premiered in 1976. But this ain't your daddy's I, Claudius-based podcast! Parental discretion advised.Coming soon to Maximum Fun.
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Daniel Becce

The best! Going to tell all my friends to listen.

Mar 9th
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Clayton Margeson

Already love it!

Feb 17th
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