Sunday, 30 June 2013

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 45 - Philip

This week we turn our attention to the east, to Macedon, and to Philip. Featuring: The full Carthaginian-Macedonian alliance treaty. How many other podcasts offer this kind of entertainment? http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode45-Philip/Episode45.mp3

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Arab Spring: A History. Episode 4 - Father of the Turks

This week in The Arab Spring: A History we finish looking at Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. We look at how Turkey was created through a mixture of political, social and economic reforms, such as the use of political parties, the Latin alphabet and the 1932 Miss Universe Contest. http://archive.org/download/TheArabSpringAHistory.Episode4-FatherOfTheTurks/Episode4.mp3

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A History Of: Alexander the Great - Remastered. Episode 3 - Philip and Macedonians

In this episode we have a quick history of Macedonia, looking at the origins of the Kingdom, and its difficulties throughout the classical period. We look at the rise of Philip, seeing just how and why he was able to dominate Greece in the way he did. Find it on iTunes, or right here. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfAlexanderTheGreat-Remastered.Episode3-PhilipAndThe/Episode3.mp3

Thursday, 20 June 2013

The Arab Spring: A History. Episode 3 - From the Ashes

This week in The Arab Spring: A History we cover the rise of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. We look at his early life, and follow him through World War One and the Turkish Wars of independence. Ataturk may have created a state, but he still needs to create a nation. Find it on iTunes or right here. http://archive.org/download/TheArabSpringAHistory.Episode3-FromTheAshes/Episode3.mp3

Here is Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, on the left.


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A History Of: Alexander - Remastered. Episode 2 - Squabbles

In this episode we have a rapid fire history of classical Greece, looking at the campaigns by Athens against Persia, the rise of the Athenian Empire, the Peloponnesian War, Sparta's rise and fall, the rise of Thebes and ultimately the wars that doomed Greece. Also featuring the Thucydides fan club hour. Find the episode here or on iTunes. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfAlexanderTheGreat-Remastered.Episode2-Squabbles/Episode2.mp3

Sunday, 16 June 2013

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 44 - The Broken City

This week we see Rome broken as news of another crushing defeat arrives in Rome from the north. In addition we tell the story of Petelian resistance to Carthage, ending in disaster. Attempts to make Latin senators, ending in disaster. I also try and explain just what the Roman command structure was like as we enter 215BC. There is no disaster here, but it is rather confusing. Find it here, or on iTunes. http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode44-TheBrokenCity/Episode44.mp3

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Arab Spring: A History. Episode 2 - Ottoman Ruins

This week in The Arab Spring: A History we cover the Ottoman Empire in the years 1876-1919. We cover the Young Ottomans, the Young Turks, the CUP and, the Armenian Genocide, not to mention the small matter of the First World War. The scene is set for the rise of Ataturk next week. Find the episode right here or on iTunes. http://archive.org/download/TheArabSpringAHistory.Episode2-OttomanRuins/Episode2.mp3

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

A History Of: Alexander the Great - Remastered. Episode 1 - Introduction

Hello and welcome to A History Of: Alexander the Great - Remastered. In this episode we will introduce the world Alexander was born into, by looking at the Persians, the Greeks, the Macedonians and taking the historical narrative up to the defeat of the Persians in their invasion of Greece. We will also review our sources. Find the show on iTunes, or right here.

The show's logo is here.


Sunday, 9 June 2013

A History Of: Hannibal. Episode 43 - Frustration!

The new episode of Hannibal is out! This week we see Hannibal move all around Campania, trying desperately to get some allies. Sadly, no one wants to be Hannibal's friends and he becomes very frustrated. Also features is a snippet from my new podcast, The Arab Spring: A History. Find it on iTunes, or right here --> http://archive.org/download/AHistoryOfHannibal.Episode43-Frustration/Episode43.mp3

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Arab Spring: A History. Episode 1 - Introduction.

Hello and welcome to The Arab Spring: A History. In this episode we introduce the series, and have an overview of what we will be covering in the coming weeks. The scene is set in 1900, as we explore why the Ottoman Empire and Qajar Persia had fallen so far behind the West. Find it here or on iTunes. http://archive.org/download/TheArabSpringAHistory.Episode1-Introduction/Episode1.mp3

New Podcast Logo!

The New Logo for 'The Arab Spring: A History'.


Saturday, 1 June 2013

London Date Change and New Podcasts

A PSA. London's date changes from 8th June to 23rd of June, and two new podcasts are announced. A History Of: Alexander the Great - Remastered - from Tuesday 11th June, and The Arab Spring: A History - from Thursday 6th June. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience of the date change, and for the fact that Hannie will no longer be able to join us, but myself, Roifield Brown of How Jamaica Conquered the World and now Robin Pierson of The History of Byzantium will be having a drink at the George Inn from 4PM on Sunday 23rd June. I hope you can join us.