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The best podcasts for Ancient History and Archaeology

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Who am I?

Producer and historian specialising in archaeology and ancient history. Author of The Young Alexander: The Making of Alexander the Great (2022). I studied archaeology and ancient history at university and then went on to become a factual documentary director and producer. I’m now a writer and podcaster.

My Show

What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

History by the Pint covers all things history and archaeology, in the time it takes to drink a pint. I co-host the show with museum curator Glynn Davis and lecturer and researcher Dr Chris Siwicki. We met 20 years ago studying Rome and now we work across the media, museums and academia. It’s this mix of experience that, we hope, produces a unique and well informed podcast. Expect lots of chats about the Romans!

What is my podcast playlist about?

This list covers my favourite podcasts that feature ancient history and archaeology. It hopes to provide a good range of content and formats for people on the look out for new podcasts about the past.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. The Rest Is History

Why this podcast?

Great all-rounder and good accessible history. The hosts have a great range of knowledge and make you feel like one of the gang.

The Rest Is History

The Rest Is History

Goalhanger Podcasts

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5.0

The world’s most popular history podcast, with Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook. Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community. Here are some of our favourite episodes to get you started: WATERGATE/NIXON apple.co/3JrVl5h ALEXANDER THE GREAT apple.co/3Q4FaNk HARDCORE HISTORY'S DAN CARLIN apple.co/3vqkGa3 PUTIN & RUSSIA apple.co/3zMtLfX

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36 Listeners

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2. In Our Time: History

Why this podcast?

This series is still the gold standard for expert ancient history and archaeology chat. A diverse range of topics are discussed and, although often pretty full-on, the content is great.

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Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.

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4 Listeners

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3. The Ancients

Why this podcast?

Fantastic series that covers the full gamut of ancient history. There are regular new episodes and always something interesting to learn.

The Ancients

The Ancients

History Hit

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4.3

A podcast for all ancient history fans! The Ancients is dedicated to discussing our distant past. Featuring interviews with historians and archaeologists, each episode covers a specific theme from antiquity. From Neolithic Britain to the Fall of Rome. Hosted by Tristan Hughes.

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15 Listeners

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4. You're Dead to Me

Why this podcast?

A fun mix of history and chat, a great way into to many fascinating historical topics. Historians provide the info and comedians the jokes, a great combo.,

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5.0

The comedy podcast that takes history seriously. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.

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59 Listeners

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5. The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed

Why this podcast?

A really exciting archaeology podcast network featuring lots of informative content. Give it a listen.

The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed

The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed

Archaeology Podcast Network

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5.0

Find shows from Cultural Resource Management Archaeology to technology to anarchy to whatever. We cover it all in this feed.

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