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History of the World podcast

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This is the History of the World podcast!!! The incredible story of the human history of the world. Come and join us on this incredible journey!


SPECIAL - The House of Vasa
May 30 • 58 min
1523 - 1668 - The House of Vasa was predominantly the royal house of Sweden, but also of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Its greatest member was Gustavus Adolphus the Great.
24: Vol 3 Ep 24 - SUMMARY - Ancient Greece, Part Two
May 23 • 51 min
336 - 30 BCE - A deeper look at the chronology of the Hellenistic world with special attention to some of the academic advances.
23: Vol 3 Ep 23 - SUMMARY - Ancient Greece, Part One
May 16 • 41 min
1200 - 336 BCE - From the fall of the Mycenaeans, to the rise of Alexander the Great, and everything else in between.
22: Vol 3 Ep 22 - Ancient Greece: Hellenistic Period
May 9 • 42 min
323 - 30 BCE - The sudden imperial expansion of Alexander the Great’s Macedonian kingdom had a profound effect on the vast area’s diverse cultures. This episode explores that effect.
21: Vol 3 Ep 21 - Ancient Greece: The Diadochi
May 2 • 51 min
323 - 281 BCE - Meet Philip III and Alexander IV, Antipater, Craterus, Antigonus, Demetrius, Cassander, Eumenes, Seleucus, Polyperchon, Ptolemy, Lysimachus and Peithon among others.
20: Vol 3 Ep 20 - BATTLE - The Battle of Gaugamela ( 331 BCE )
Apr 25 • 53 min
331 BCE - The inevitable showdown between Alexander the Great and Darius III took place at Gaugamela, in a battle which would change the world as everyone know it forever.
19: Vol 3 Ep 19 - BATTLE - The Battle of Issus ( 333 BCE )
Apr 19 • 42 min
333 BCE - Alexander the Great had ventured deeper into Persian territory than any other invader. So Darius decided to make a surprise move to cut him off from his supply lines entrapping him in a narrow mountain pass.
18: Vol 3 Ep 18 - PROFILE - Alexander the Great
Apr 11 • 42 min
356 - 323 BCE - In our second profile episode, we look at a man who is arguably the greatest military leader ever, the Macedonian king, Alexander the Great.
17: Vol 3 Ep 17 - Ancient Greece: The Rise of Macedon
Apr 4 • 41 min
362 - 335 BCE - With the southern Balkan poleis exhausted through continued warfare, one leader in the north was holding all the cards. This is the story of Philip II of Macedon’s achievements.
16: Vol 3 Ep 16 - Ancient Greece: Classical Greek Culture
Mar 28 • 45 min
510 - 323 BCE - Greek Gods, Olympic Games, Oracle of Delphi, architecture, pottery, Great Dionysia, historians, science, mathematics, philosophy and education all rolled up into one complete episode.
15: Vol 3 Ep 15 - BATTLE - The Battle of Leuctra ( 371 BCE )
Mar 21 • 42 min
With Athens a shadow of its former self, the road to glory was left open to the Spartans, but an old adversary called Thebes would have something to say about it.
14: Vol 3 Ep 14 - Ancient Greece: Peloponnesian War, Part Two
Mar 14 • 46 min
447 - 404 BCE - The conflict reaches a defining climax as natural events and individual decisions involve much of the Greek speaking world. Will it be Athens or Sparta who prevails?
13: Vol 3 Ep 13 - Ancient Greece: Peloponnesian War, Part One
Mar 7 • 43 min
479 - 447 BCE - The Persians had been expelled from the Balkan peninsula. Fate deals its hand to the Greek lands as the region heads towards further conflict.
12: Vol 3 Ep 12 - Second Persian Invasion of Greece, Part Two
Feb 29 • 45 min
480 - 479 BCE - The Achaemenid Persians were now able to march on Athens. Would the Athenians stay and fight, or abandon their city? Would the Spartans assist the Athenians, or would either polis put itself in front of their alliance now that the pressure…
11: Vol 3 Ep 11 - Second Persian Invasion of Greece, Part One
Feb 22 • 48 min
480 BCE - Following defeat at Marathon, the Persians were back. Had the Greeks done enough to prepare for the return and would the interminably militant force of Sparta make the difference?
10: Vol 3 Ep 10 - BATTLE - The Battle of Marathon ( 490 BCE )
Feb 15 • 50 min
490 BCE - The Achaemenid Persians had been succesfully expanding their influence across the known world, but when the Athenians supported a revolt of Greek people within the Persian Empire, the Achaemenids sought revenge.
9: Vol 3 Ep 9 - Ancient Greece: Greek Colonisation
Feb 8 • 44 min
750 - 550 BCE - For a couple of centuries, the people of the Greek poleis all jumped into their boats and scattered in all directions. Where were they going? What were they doing? Why were they doing it?
8: Vol 3 Ep 8 - Ancient Greece: Ancient Athens, Part Two
Feb 1 • 47 min
565 - 493 BCE - The Peisistratid tyranny came under pressure as Athens demanded democracy so vehemently that even the mighty Spartans could not impose their authority over the Athenians.
7: Vol 3 Ep 7 - Ancient Greece: Ancient Athens, Part One
Jan 25 • 38 min
800 - 565 BCE - We walk through the journey of the Greek capital during the Archaic period and discover what this independent city did to avoid tyranny before succumbing to it.
6: Vol 3 Ep 6 - Ancient Greece: Dark Age and Archaic Greece
Jan 18 • 42 min
1200 - 600 BCE - Exactly what did happen in Greece after the Late Bronze Age Collapse and the disappearance of the Mycenaean culture, and what are poleis?
5: Vol 3 Ep 5 - Ancient Persia: Iranian Religion in Antiquity ( Zoroastrianism )
Jan 11 • 41 min
609 BCE - 651 CE - What is Zoroastrianism and how did it originate? Which belief systems did it influence and which belief systems existed alongside it in Iranian lands? How did the Persian elite view and use Zoroastrianism in their respective empires?
4: Vol 3 Ep 4 - Ancient Persia: The Sasanian Empire
Jan 4 • 45 min
226 - 651 CE - The rise of the Persians who would rule their own traditional lands once again, and the journey through the centuries which would lead them to the ultimate climax against the Romans at Constantinople.
3: Vol 3 Ep 3 - Ancient Persia: The Parthian Empire ( & Seleucids )
Dec 28, 2019 • 42 min
329 BCE - 224 CE - Plotting the progress of the Persian Empire after its fall to Alexander the Great, and leading into the incredible and inevitable conflicts with the Romans.
2: Vol 3 Ep 2 - Ancient Persia: The Achaemenid Empire, Part Two
Dec 21, 2019 • 46 min
522 - 329 BCE - A closer look at the dramatic stories of the empire under the rule of Darius the Great, Xerxes I and Darius III.
1: Vol 3 Ep 1 - Ancient Persia: The Achaemenid Empire, Part One
Dec 14, 2019 • 42 min
609 - 522 BCE - This episode will bridge the gap between the fall of the Assyrian Empire and the rise of the Achaemenid Empire including the life of Cyrus the Great.
Unscripted (17) ( The Iron Age )
Dec 8, 2019 • 22 min
With this being the last unofficial episode before next week’s launch of Volume 3, we take a closer look at the period between the Bronze Age and the Classical Age.
Unscripted (16)
Nov 30, 2019 • 17 min
A look forward to the subject matter for Volume 3, plus an announcement regarding when the first episode will come out.
Unscripted (15) ( The First Day Ever )
Nov 23, 2019 • 19 min
On what date, in which year was the first day ever?
Unscripted (14) ( Kassites )
Nov 16, 2019 • 23 min
The most successful dynasty of Babylon, in terms of longevity, is not talked about enough, until now.
Unscripted (13)
Nov 10, 2019 • 18 min
A light hearted look at the History of the World podcast’s history on YouTube.
Unscripted (12) ( Thutmose III )
Nov 3, 2019 • 26 min
How does this great 15th century BCE pharaoh of Egypt stack up to the featured pharaoh of volume two of the podcast, Ramesses II?
Unscripted (11) ( Mitanni )
Oct 27, 2019 • 21 min
More to fill those empty weeks between volumes with a brief reminder about who the Mitanni’s were and what they did.
Unscripted (10) ( Homo luzonensis )
Oct 19, 2019 • 24 min
A new species of hominin was named in 2019 called Homo luzonensis. What is it, and where does it fit into our story of human evolution?
Unscripted (9)
Oct 12, 2019 • 14 min
A short and sweet debrief following the conclusion of volume two, and a look ahead at what is coming soon.
37: Vol 2 Ep 37 - SUMMARY - The Ancient World, Part Two
Oct 5, 2019 • 53 min
1750 - 700 BCE - Continuing the journey through the Bronze Age, crossing over the Late Bronze Age Collapse and into the Iron Age, to a time where history meets the origin of modern religion.
36: Vol 2 Ep 36 - SUMMARY - The Ancient World, Part One
Sep 28, 2019 • 42 min
3000 - 1750 BCE - The rise of powerful kingdoms and civilisations in Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Indus Valley, bronzeworking in Europe and China and long distance trade and construction in the Americas.
35: Vol 2 Ep 35 - Ancient medicine
Sep 21, 2019 • 40 min
10000 - 700 BCE - The Neolithic Revolution was a huge leap forward for humankind, but it came at a price in regard to our health. How did we interpret these new ailments and diseases and how did we combat them?
34: Vol 2 Ep 34 - Ancient weaponry
Sep 14, 2019 • 41 min
2500000 - 700 BCE - Why did we start killing each other and how come we were so good at it?
33: Vol 2 Ep 33 - Archaic Americas
Sep 7, 2019 • 40 min
7000 - 700 BCE - Starting in Mesoamerica, we head south to explore the rainforests, highlands and savannah of South America, before heading to the Arctic tundra and heading south again to the grasslands and woodlands of the modern United States.
32: Vol 2 Ep 32 - Chavín culture
Aug 31, 2019 • 40 min
3500 - 200 BCE - In the mysterious Peruvian highlands, people were gathering from far and wide to take a psychedelic journey into a dark labyrinth to meet the ferocious looking jaguar deity of the Chavin.
31: Vol 2 Ep 31 - The Olmecs
Aug 24, 2019 • 36 min
1600 - 400 BCE - Just what was the Olmec fascination with rubber balls all about? Did the Olmecs copy the Egyptians by constructing the first Mesoamerican pyramid?
30: Vol 2 Ep 30 - Ancient China: Shang dynasty
Aug 17, 2019 • 47 min
1750 - 1046 BCE - Plotting the rise and fall of the Shang dynasty where archaeology meets traditional stories. An incredible bronze age with innovative techniques and the comparison of cultural advances with the rest of the world.
29: Vol 2 Ep 29 - Neolithic cultures of China
Aug 10, 2019 • 42 min
7000 - 1750 BCE - What happened before the Shang dynasty? We have the traditional stories to go by, but does it stack up against the archaeological evidence?
28: Vol 2 Ep 28 - Indo-European languages
Aug 3, 2019 • 42 min
7000 BCE onwards - Proto-Indo-Europeans are believed to have spoken a language ancestral to over four hundred languages of the modern world. Why do we believe this when there is no firm evidence of a Proto-Indo-European language though?
27: Vol 2 Ep 27 - Mohenjo-daro
Jul 27, 2019 • 38 min
2500 - 1600 BCE - The city of Mohenjo-daro has some surprisingly modern civil aspects. This episode explores the discoveries and suggest what they can tell us about the people who lived there.
26: Vol 2 Ep 26 - Indus Valley Civilisation ( Harappans )
Jul 20, 2019 • 42 min
3300 - 1600 BCE - A mysterious, but peaceful and successful trading civilisation. Their undeciphered script cannot hide some amazing and unique aspects.
25: Vol 2 Ep 25 - The Trojan War ( Troy )
Jul 13, 2019 • 45 min
1190 BCE? - The Trojan War is a mythological story about a city called Troy which was attacked after a large wooden horse was pulled into the city secretly containing Greek warriors. Is there any chance that it could be based on truth?
24: Vol 2 Ep 24 - Mycenaean Greece
Jul 6, 2019 • 50 min
1600 - 1070 BCE - Mythology and archaeology are the ingredients of a good ancient period story and the Mycenaeans are no exception. The rise and fall of the first civilised mainland Greeks.
23: Vol 2 Ep 23 - The Minoan civilisation
Jun 29, 2019 • 44 min
2000 - 1450 BCE - Our first European civilisation takes us to the island of Crete in the Mediterranean where we learn of bare breasted ladies, bull-leaping, huge palaces and the ferocious Minotaur in the labrynth.
22: Vol 2 Ep 22 - The History of Writing, Part Two
Jun 22, 2019 • 38 min
1200 BCE - 900 CE - Alphabets emerged from early writing systems and were so practical that they evolved and supplanted many of the systems in place around the world. Find out how.
21: Vol 2 Ep 21 - The History of Writing, Part One
Jun 15, 2019 • 45 min
3300 - 1200 BCE - What is writing and why did people start doing it? We analyse the earliest known writing systems and read between the lines.
20: Vol 2 Ep 20 - SUMMARY - Ancient Egypt
Jun 8, 2019 • 52 min
3150 - 30 BCE - A rapid, rollercoaster ride through three thousand years of drama, dynasties, deities, disputes and development. Who can resist?
19: Vol 2 Ep 19 - Ancient Egypt: Third Intermediate and Late Period
Jun 1, 2019 • 45 min
1213 - 525 BCE - Just what caused the New Kingdom to collapse and what did Egypt become in the one thousand years between this and Cleopatra?
18: Vol 2 Ep 18 - Ancient Egypt: Religion
May 25, 2019 • 46 min
3100 - 30 BCE - The complex pantheon of Egyptian deities and their links to everyday life and other cultures are explored.
17: Vol 2 Ep 17 - BATTLE - The Battle of Kadesh ( 1274 BCE )
May 18, 2019 • 51 min
1274 BCE - The Hittites have control of the city of Kadesh, but the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II wants it back. Find out what happens when Ramesses takes 20,000 men and 2000 chariots into the lands of modern Syria to conquer the city.
16: Vol 2 Ep 16 - PROFILE - Ramesses II
May 11, 2019 • 52 min
1303 - 1213 BCE - This is first of our special profile episodes which focus on an historical individual. This time we are looking at Ramesses II, otherwise known as Ramesses the Great, Pharaoh of the New Kingdom of Egypt.
15: Vol 2 Ep 15 - Ancient Egypt: The New Kingdom
May 4, 2019 • 42 min
1620 - 1324 BCE - More specifically the story of the Eighteenth Dynasty, a golden age in Egyptian history. However, keeping it in the family may not have necessarily been beneficial to the Royal Family.
14: Vol 2 Ep 14 - Ancient Egypt: The Pyramids
Apr 27, 2019 • 49 min
2600 - 1525 BCE - An attempt to decipher the mystery of the last remaining wonder of the ancient world, The Great Pyramid of Giza, as well as all the other pyramids, the people who built them and their motives and methods.
13: Vol 2 Ep 13 - Ancient Egypt: The Middle Kingdom
Apr 20, 2019 • 52 min
2040 - 1640 BCE - A new kingdom emerges in the Egyptian lands, but things are slightly different this time, with the Pharaohs needing to build their reputation by displaying those strong leadership qualities that are needed to keep the Egyptian society…
12: Vol 2 Ep 12 - Ancient Egypt: The Old Kingdom
Apr 13, 2019 • 43 min
3150 - 2134 BCE - From the unification of the Egyptian kingdom through its journey through great prosperity and a golden age of pyramid building, right through to its subsequent fall towards the end of the third millennium BCE.
11: Vol 2 Ep 11 - SUMMARY - The Ancient Near East
Apr 6, 2019 • 42 min
3000 - 700 BCE - We walk together through the entire journey of Mesopotamia, eastern Anatolia and the Levant during the two thousand year plus ancient era of the Near East.
10: Vol 2 Ep 10 - The Religion of Canaan and Phoenicia
Mar 30, 2019 • 49 min
1200 - 516 BCE - Digging deeper into the spiritual side of the geographical area which gave birth to Judaism and how polytheism turned into monotheism. We try to uncover the true identity of God.
9: Vol 2 Ep 9 - The Phoenicians
Mar 23, 2019 • 46 min
1200 - 264 BCE - The expert Mediterranean traders that the Greeks called the Phoenicians, who established the important colony of Carthage, the principal centre of Phoenician politics.
8: Vol 2 Ep 8 - BATTLE - The Siege of Lachish ( 701 BCE )
Mar 16, 2019 • 48 min
701 BCE - Assyria under the rule of Sennacherib needed to subjugate the Kingdom of Judah under the rule of Hezekiah. Sennacherib wanted the Judean capital city of Jerusalem, but first he would need to take the city of Lachish.
7: Vol 2 Ep 7 - The Assyrian Empire
Mar 9, 2019 • 51 min
2000 - 610 BCE - The incredible story of an empire that survived the Late Bronze Age Collapse and then dominated the Near East like no other before, with iron age technology and an aggressive foreign policy.
6: Vol 2 Ep 6 - The Late Bronze Age Collapse
Mar 2, 2019 • 46 min
1200 - 1050 BCE - All of the societies of the Near East either weakened considerably or disappeared altogether. What could have possibly happened to cause this dramatic turn of events?
5: Vol 2 Ep 5 - The Hittites
Feb 23, 2019 • 38 min
1700 - 1200 BCE - The first Indo-Europeans documented arrived in Anatolia and completely changed the face of the Near East, even going toe to toe with the mighty Egyptians, as well as the revived Assyrians.
4: Vol 2 Ep 4 - First Babylonian Dynasty ( Hammurabi )
Feb 16, 2019 • 39 min
1900 - 1595 BCE - Semitic speakers from the west had established their own kingdoms throughout Mesopotamia. The Babylonians became the most powerful of the first half of the second millennium BCE especially under the lawmaker king, Hammurabi.
3: Vol 2 Ep 3 - Ur
Feb 9, 2019 • 52 min
3000 - 2000 BCE - The fascinating rise and fall of this iconic Sumerian city-state and a look at the incredible work of Sir Leonard Woolley.
2: Vol 2 Ep 2 - The Akkadian Empire ( Sargon of Akkad )
Feb 2, 2019 • 43 min
2300 - 2083 BCE - Sargon the Great conquered Sumer and extended what some refer to as the first Empire. This is the story of the earliest known civilised Semitic speakers.
1: Vol 2 Ep 1 - Early Dynastic Mesopotamia ( Sumerians )
Jan 26, 2019 • 46 min
3000 - 2340 BCE - The first known civilisation of Mesopotamia. Separating fact from myth within the first cuneiform writings, and the Sumerian conquest and decline.
Unscripted (8) ( Lascaux )
Jan 19, 2019 • 16 min
We take a brief look at the unignorable prehistoric cave art of Lascaux and why it could have been created.
Unscripted (7) ( Göbekli Tepe )
Jan 13, 2019 • 24 min
We take a brief but closer look at some of the diverse theories relating to the construction and meaning of Göbekli Tepe.
Unscripted (6)
Jan 5, 2019 • 17 min
History of the World podcast welcomes in the New Year with some of your valued messages, an update on the performance of the podcast, and most importantly of all, an announcement about the start of Volume 2.
Unscripted (5) - Review of 2018
Dec 29, 2018 • 17 min
Put on your tuxedo or your evening gown for the prestigious 2018 History of the World podcast awards ceremony.
Unscripted (4) ( Piltdown Man )
Dec 23, 2018 • 18 min
We discuss the incredible story of Piltdown Man as well as provide updates relating to the state of the podcast.
Unscripted (3)
Dec 15, 2018 • 16 min
A brief look forward to the next volume of podcasts focusing on the Ancient World.
24: Vol 1 Ep 24 - SUMMARY - Civilisation
Dec 9, 2018 • 37 min
A summary of the Neolithic period of human history covering the period between 10,000 BCE and 3000 BCE. An attempt to collate all that we have learned from Episodes 15 through to 23.
23: Vol 1 Ep 23 - Neolithic Egypt
Dec 2, 2018 • 37 min
A vital look at how the drying out of the Sahara desert forced populations to congregate and adapt along the Nile’s banks forcing powerful leaders to take the future of Egypt into their own hands.
22: Vol 1 Ep 22 - Neolithic Mesopotamia ( Uruk )
Nov 25, 2018 • 37 min
We explore how all of the Neolithic advances and environmental changes affected the prehistoric peoples and cultures of Mesopotamia previous to the ancient dynastic Sumerian period.
21: Vol 1 Ep 21 - The origin of towns ( Eridu )
Nov 18, 2018 • 36 min
We explore two very fundamental changes to village life in and around the rivers of the Fertile Crescent. Irrigation and the emergence of a class based society.
20: Vol 1 Ep 20 - Megaliths, Part Two ( Stonehenge )
Nov 10, 2018 • 38 min
This week’s podcast centres around Stonehenge, but in order to try to understand this most famous of megaliths, we discuss the Neolithic wonders of the Orkney Islands and the Carnac Stones of Brittany.
19: Vol 1 Ep 19 - Megaliths, Part One ( Göbekli Tepe )
Nov 3, 2018 • 45 min
Göbekli Tepe in the Fertile Crescent appears to have marked the start of a megalithic period which ultimately spread across Europe. Clouded in mystery, we endeavour to uncover the facts.
18: Vol 1 Ep 18 - The origin of metallurgy
Oct 28, 2018 • 45 min
Humans of the Fertile Crescent appear to have started mastering the ability to use metals during the Neolithic period. We meet Ötzi, who was one of the first coppersmiths of Europe.
Unscripted (2)
Oct 20, 2018 • 19 min
A look at some of the correspondence and other podcasts that have inspired the History of the World podcast.
Unscripted (1)
Oct 13, 2018 • 17 min
A brief look at the history and the future of the History of the World podcast.
17: Vol 1 Ep 17 - The origin of villages ( Çatalhöyük / Jericho )
Oct 6, 2018 • 43 min
We talk about the emergence of sedentary lifestyles of the Mesolithic and early Neolithic with the interesting story of Tell Abu Hureyra, before tackling the hugely famous sites of Çatalhöyük and Jericho.
16: Vol 1 Ep 16 - The spread of agriculture
Sep 30, 2018 • 38 min
The big question to be answered, did farming spread or emerge? We travel to Europe, the Indus Valley, the Far East and the Americas to find the answer.
15: Vol 1 Ep 15 - The origin of agriculture
Sep 22, 2018 • 41 min
We try to unravel the mystery of the human transition from the success of nomadic hunter-gathering, to the laborious risks of sedentary agriculture and farming.
14: Vol 1 Ep 14 - SUMMARY - The Paleolithic Age
Sep 15, 2018 • 44 min
We look at at the previous 13 episodes and explore some of the aspects as yet undiscussed including the changing cultures of Old Europe.
13: Vol 1 Ep 13 - Paleolithic art and ritual
Sep 8, 2018 • 40 min
Red ochre, shark teeth, ostrich eggs, lion men, hand stencils, cannibalism, friendly wolves, ritual burials, animal masks and big buttocks.
12: Vol 1 Ep 12 - Hunter-gatherers
Sep 1, 2018 • 39 min
A look back at our changing diet and the ways and means in which we had to evolve ourselves and our technologies to succeed in the ever changing and differing environments of the world.
11: Vol 1 Ep 11 - The spread of Homo sapiens, Part Two
Aug 25, 2018 • 37 min
Modern humans expand to Japan, America and Europe, but what happened when they met the neanderthals for the final time?
10: Vol 1 Ep 10 - The spread of Homo sapiens, Part One
Aug 18, 2018 • 39 min
This podcast is heading for Australia, stopping at Israel, Denisova, Flores and Wallacea. Please remember to pick up all of your belongings.
9: Vol 1 Ep 9 - The origin of Homo sapiens
Aug 11, 2018 • 42 min
Social media indicates that we love talking about ourselves, so let’s do it. Let’s talk about ourselves, the modern human, and how it all started from 300,000 years ago in Africa.
8: Vol 1 Ep 8 - The ice ages
Aug 4, 2018 • 40 min
Find out about the geological science behind glaciation studies, the effect that ice ages have had on our ancestors and the story of Napi being chased across Canada by a sixteen thousand tonne quartzite rock.
7: Vol 1 Ep 7 - The neanderthals
Jul 28, 2018 • 35 min
The highly anticipated neanderthals, our rugged cousin who appeared to be quite brutish but was surprisingly intelligent. Quite possibly someone who would be up for going to a pub quiz with you.
6: Vol 1 Ep 6 - Prehistoric speech and language
Jul 22, 2018 • 29 min
How is it that we can talk? Why are we the only animal that can successfully produce audio podcasts that can be listened to and understood? And who wants to get to know Washoe the chimpanzee?
5: Vol 1 Ep 5 - Lower paleolithic stone tools ( Olduvai Gorge )
Jul 15, 2018 • 31 min
Let us put some flesh on the bones of our prehistoric hominin story, and discover what our ancestors created to get carved flesh from the bones of animals. We investigate the technological advances from over three million years ago up to the last million…
4: Vol 1 Ep 4 - Homo erectus
Jul 8, 2018 • 33 min
Homo erectus, as the name would suggest, is the first fully upright human and it was definitely a migratory species. Find out more about the journeys and advancements of human evolution in this episode.
3: Vol 1 Ep 3 - Homo habilis
Jul 2, 2018 • 31 min
Homo habilis is thought to be the first species of human to have lived. Find out who he was and who else lived around him.
2: Vol 1 Ep 2 - The australopithecines ( Lucy )
Jun 26, 2018 • 36 min
They were alive from around 5 million to 2 million years ago, slowly evolving in East Africa and trying to become human.
1: Vol 1 Ep 1 - Introduction to the Prehistoric World
Jun 24, 2018 • 36 min
This episode introduces the podcast and begins our journey from 66 million years ago through to the first ancestors of modern humans around 6 million years ago.