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Top 5 Ancient History Podcasts

Feb 27, 2024

The Best Ancient History Podcasts from millions of podcasts available on the Goodpods platform and ranked by listens, ratings, comments, subscriptions and shares.

The Fall of Rome Podcast

34 Episodes

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Avg Length 42m

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Latest episode 5 months ago

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Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped our understanding of one of the most important events in human history. PhD historian and specialist Patrick Wyman brings the cutting edge of history to listeners in plain, relatable English.

A Podcast of Biblical Proportions

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Avg Length 44m

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Latest episode 2 days ago

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A Podcast of Biblical Proportions dives into ancient Hebrew history. Our time machine is the countless texts the ancient Hebrews wrote, including stories, historical accounts, songs, poems, prophecies, laws, rules, and regulations. Most of these texts can be found in the Hebrew Bible, aka the Old Testament or the Tanakh. This English-speaking podcast brings a new perspective to reading the Hebrew Bible — that of the person who wrote it, immersing ourselves in his world and perspective. We started with Genesis chapter 1, and have been proceeding in the order in which the texts appear in the Bible. Join Hebrew-speaking writer and editor Gil Kidron on a journey of biblical proportions into the lives of ordinary people living through extraordinary circumstances. Since Judaism and Christianity came out of their writings, the ended up laying the groundwork for so much of human culture.

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History's Trainwrecks

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History's Trainwrecks

67 Episodes

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Avg Length 23m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

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This is the stuff they never taught us in history class.


Ever wonder why famous historical figures like Aaron Burr, George McClellan, Douglas MacArthur, Cato the Younger, Julius Caesar, and many others fell from the great heights to which they had ascended to end up in death or disgrace?


History's Trainwrecks explores the self-destructive tendencies of historical figures who lose everything even when the prize of a lifetime is in reach, often costing them a treasured place in history.


History is full of trainwrecks, and we can’t look away.


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The Roman World

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The Roman World

50 Episodes

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Avg Length 50m

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Latest episode 10 years ago

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The Roman World introduces students to the society, literature and art of ancient Rome, through a study of its major historical and literary figures, such as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero, Virgil and Ovid. We shall look at Rome’s place in the ancient Mediterranean world, and its connections with ancient Greece and other cultures, such as Egypt and Gaul. Through almost constant warfare, Rome accumulated an enormous Mediterranean empire, and this subject will investigate how this shaped Roman culture, through such topics as the acquisition of slaves and the ability to import luxury objects. We shall also see how the civil conflicts of the first century BCE affected Rome and Roman identity, leading to Caesar, Pompey and others engaging in propaganda wars, as seen through competitive monumental building, and to some self-questioning in the literature of the period. Towards the end of the semester, we shall look at Rome’s lasting influence, and the way that we continue to represent Rome in book and film.

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Emperors of Rome

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Emperors of Rome

233 Episodes

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Avg Length 29m

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Latest episode 6 days ago

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“Great empires are not maintained by timidity.” - Tacitus. A podcast series looking at the rulers of the ancient Roman empire, by Dr Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith.

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Two Friends Talk History

39 Episodes

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Avg Length 53m

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Latest episode 2 months ago

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Two Friends Talk History is a podcast where public historian, Zofia, chats with scholars, archaeologists, researchers and more to explore fascinating histories, look behind the scenes and ask the big question that's missing in much academic discourse: so what? Why is this relevant today? Find me on Instagram at Two Friends Talk History and at ArchaeoArtist.com. Support the Pod @Patreon.com/archaeoartistBuy cool merch @ https://www.redbubble.com/people/TFTHPodcast/shop?asc=u

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History Time

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History Time

85 Episodes

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Avg Length 37m

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Latest episode 2 years ago

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Travel back in time with me to some of the most fascinating moments in human history. Witness colossal sea battles involving tens of thousands of men, take part in pagan blood rituals in the mysterious forests of Northern Europe and engage in highly orchestrated tribal warfare within Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. All this and more from the comfort of your own living room/bus to work/toilet throne

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Historyteller

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Historyteller

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Historyteller is semi-monthly podcast that focuses on weaving true tales from ancient sources with contemporary archaeological data to give a true historical storytelling experience. Current: The History of Carthage

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Ancient Office Hours

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Ancient Office Hours

106 Episodes

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Avg Length 67m

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Latest episode 6 days ago

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Join Lexie Henning as she chats with thought leaders in academia and the entertainment industry about how they got into their field, their current research/projects, and how the ancient world inspires them. Together they strive to connect modern societies to ancient worlds, examine the practicality of going into ancient studies, and talk about why it’s important to fund the humanities. Our goal is to increase access to information about the ancient world and the people who are influenced by it. Get exclusive bonus content (ad free episodes, early releases, and experimental content) on Patreon!

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High School History Recap

103 Episodes

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Avg Length 45m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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The High School History Recap podcast was started by two passionate teachers from South Africa who realised the value of taking history teaching and learning beyond the confines of the textbook and classroom. Their recipe includes constructive conversations with learners and experts alike. William and Colin investigate topics covered in most history classrooms but also ask questions about how best to teach and learn these topics. They cover the "what to teach", "how to teach", "how we learn", and "thinking tools" of history teaching and learning. Find them on any podcast player platform like Apple or Spotify. Let's share the love for history. Find us on Twitter @WilliamHPalk or @C_duPlessis. Our email address is [email protected].
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35 Episodes

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Avg Length 55m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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تاریخ مثل قصه‌ست، قصه‌ها کمک می‌کنند ما عمیق‌تر زندگی کنیم. من علیرضا بنی‌جانی هستم و اینجا از تاریخ حرف می‌زنم؛ از گذشته‌ای که اگه بدونیم می‌تونه حال و آینده‌مون رو بهتر کنه.



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Raising Standards

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Raising Standards

30 Episodes

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Avg Length 48m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

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A rewatch podcast for HBO's Rome with Rhiannon Evans and Matt Smith
Ancient Greece: Myth, Art, War

50 Episodes

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Avg Length 47m

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Latest episode 10 years ago

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In this subject students are introduced to the diversity of the ancient Greek achievement, which has exercised a fundamental and continuing influence upon later European literature and culture. The subject commences with a detailed treatment of Homer's Iliad and the myth of the Trojan war. This is one of the dominant myths in the Greek tradition and is narrated in some detail in epic poetry, in drama, and in art and architecture. We explore how myths are 'read' in their historical context, especially in the contexts of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars of the 5th Century BC. A variety of sources are treated to enable students to build up a picture of Greek society as a whole.

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Epics of Rome

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Epics of Rome

13 Episodes

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Avg Length 44m

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Latest episode 9 years ago

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This subject explores Ancient Roman epic poetry, the literary genre which deals with grand mythical narratives involving heroes, gods, war, and love affairs. Epic was the most prestigious literary form in the ancient world. Roman poets adapted and developed Greek epic, particularly influenced by the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey. Roman epics similarly deal with divine and heroic material, but Roman poets also weave contemporary and topical themes into the mythical subject matter. The primary text for this subject is Ovid's Metamorphoses, which tells many comic tales of the gods in love and encounters between heroes and monsters through a series of transformations. Epics which influenced Ovid will also be studied, such as the Greek epics of Homer, the early Roman epics of Naevius and Ennius, and Virgil's Aeneid, which was the most significant influence on Ovid. We shall also consider Ovid as a major influence upon Western artists and writers, from Shakespeare to David Malouf.
Ancient Greece: City and Society

52 Episodes

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Avg Length 50m

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Latest episode 9 years ago

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This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world through both textual sources and the material evidence of art and archaeology. The period covered runs from the Iron Age world of Archaic Greece through to the late Classical period (roughly from the 8th century to the 4th century BCE). We will concentrate mainly on Athens and mainland Greece, but we will also focus on the Greek expansion into other parts of the Mediterranean world (Sicily and South Italy) in the process of colonisation. Historical texts will be combined with literary sources and archaeology to explore the physical nature of ancient Greek cities and social issues such as the position of women, ethnicity, sexuality and slavery in the ancient Greek world.

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History with Cy

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History with Cy

24 Episodes

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Avg Length 41m

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Latest episode 1 month ago

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Come join me, Cy, as I uncover and explore the stories of the people and places that make up (or made up) our world. Whether through primary sources such as ancient inscriptions or interviews with some of the greatest scholars in the field of ancient and medieval history, this podcast will expose you to historical topics that are rarely covered in depth by others. Many of these programs will be supplements to the videos that appear on the popular History with Cy YouTube channel. You won't want to miss a single episode! Subscribe today!
Ancient Weirdness With Gunnar Hauser

29 Episodes

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Avg Length 23m

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Latest episode 1 year ago

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The “Ancient Weirdness With Gunnar Hauser” podcast is an exploration of obscure people, events, and ideas from ancient history. It will entertain, intrigue, frighten, and amaze you. We will examine tales of ghosts, vampires and other undead, insane generals and philosophers, heroes and cult leaders, athletes and artists, accounts of dreams, and much more. We will cover stories that specialists have known about for a long time, but they are mostly unknown to the general public and you probably won’t learn about them in history classes. The emphasis is on Greece and Rome, but the ancient histories of other regions of the globe will also be fair game.Email Gunnar at [email protected]

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Making History

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Making History

10 Episodes

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Avg Length 20m

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Latest episode 10 years ago

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Making History aims to give students an understanding of the role and importance of historiography (the particular ‘spin’ or interpretation in history) and an awareness of significant historiographical changes in the discipline of history as a whole.