Author Archives: Andrew Mence


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Shows listened to (at time of review): All up to 11/5/14 Creator(s): Mike Duncan Where to Find: iTunes, Website Premise: Mike Duncan tells the story of world revolutions in a chronological order. Things done right: Duncan has a style and a polished format that tells the story in a clear and easy to follow manner. He  is able to weave a very ... Read More »

Twilight Histories Podcast

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The Twilight Histories is a podcast that should be listened to in the dark… Inspired by the Twilight Zone and Hardcore History, this show will leave you with a shiver down your spine. You are a time traveler sent to a strange and exotic land, sometimes historical, sometimes from an alternate thread in reality. You must somehow survive the Black ... Read More »

Hardcore History

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In “Hardcore History” the very unconventional Dan Carlin takes his “Martian”, outside-the-box way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This is a difficult-to-classify show that has a rather ... Read More »

How Jamaica Conquered the World

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The small island of Jamaica has forged a new type of empire, an intangible realm of which there are no physical monuments. There is no official political or economic sphere of Jamaican influence but when it comes to popular culture its global reach is immense, far exceeding the reasonable expectation for a nation of just over 2.7 million people. For ... Read More »

The South African History Podcast

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Mark Groenewald tells the story of the rich history of South Africa. From the first humans that walked the earth to the Portuguese sailors that rounded the Cape to the present day. Nelson Mandela played a pivotal role in the recent history of South Africa but the podcast unveils some of the hidden truths and secrets behind the stories that ... Read More »

The History of Rome

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The History of Rome, often abbreviated THoR, is an award-winning weekly podcast created by Mike Duncan which aired between 2007 and 2012. In the 2010 podcast awards, THoR won best educational podcast. THoR covers the time period from the origin of the Roman Kingdom to the Fall of the Western Roman Empire, focusing on the most accepted chain of events according to historical consensus. The show ... Read More »

History of Philosophy

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Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU Munich, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, without any gaps. The History of Philosophy Podcast Website Read More »

The History of WWII Podcast

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Ray Harris Jr. has a degree in history from James Madison University. He’s been obsessed with the events and people from WWII since he first learned of them. He’s been waiting years for someone to do a podcast on WWII and couldn’t wait any longer. Listen to this sample: Visit the website: The History of WWII Podcast Read More »

History of Alchemy Podcast

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Travis and Pete bring Alchemy to life in a pleasant and informative format, which goes above and beyond anyone else attempting to bring the “Great Art” to the web. For those who are curious; these guys provide a great outline and ideas for further investigation. For those who are already learned; these guys will provide you with entertaining conversation, thoughts ... Read More »

Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean

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The Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast explores social and religious life in the Greco-Roman world, especially early Christianity including the New Testament. Half-hour episodes are released bi-weekly from September to June (with a summer break in July and August). These episodes are not scripted; they are edited versions of improvised lectures from point-form notes. Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean ... Read More »