History of the World podcast
History of the World podcast
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!
21: Vol 2 Ep 21 - The Story of Writing, Part One
Jun 15 • 45 min
20: Vol 2 Ep 20 - SUMMARY - Ancient Egypt
Jun 8 • 52 min
19: Vol 2 Ep 19 - Ancient Egypt: After the New Kingdom
Jun 1 • 45 min
18: Vol 2 Ep 18 - Ancient Egypt: Religion
May 25 • 46 min
17: Vol 2 Ep 17 - BATTLE - The Battle of Kadesh
May 18 • 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 • 52 min
1303 - 1213 BCE - This is first of our special profile episodes which focus on an historical individual. This time it 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 42 min
10: Vol 2 Ep 10 - The Religion of Canaan and Phoenicia
Mar 30 • 49 min
9: Vol 2 Ep 9 - The Phoenicians
Mar 23 • 46 min
8: Vol 2 Ep 8 - BATTLE - The Siege of Lachish
Mar 16 • 48 min
7: Vol 2 Ep 7 - The Assyrian Empire
Mar 9 • 51 min
6: Vol 2 Ep 6 - The Late Bronze Age Collapse
Mar 2 • 46 min
5: Vol 2 Ep 5 - The Hittites
Feb 23 • 38 min
4: Vol 2 Ep 4 - First Babylonian Dynasty ( Hammurabi )
Feb 16 • 39 min
3: Vol 2 Ep 3 - Ur
Feb 9 • 52 min
2: Vol 2 Ep 2 - The Akkadian Empire ( Sargon of Akkad )
Feb 2 • 43 min
1: Vol 2 Ep 1 - Early Dynastic Mesopotamia ( Sumerians )
Jan 26 • 46 min
Unscripted (8) ( Lascaux )
Jan 19 • 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 • 24 min
We take a brief but closer look at some of the diverse theories relating to the construction and meaning of Göbekli Tepe.
Jan 5 • 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.
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 - Predynastic 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 - Early 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 first 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 - Discovery of metals
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.
Oct 20, 2018 • 19 min
A look at some of the correspondance and other podcasts that have inspired the History of the World podcast.
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 first 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 farming
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 cradle 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 emergence of man
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 - Settling the world 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 - Settling the world 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 - Homo sapiens in Africa
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 • 34 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 • 33 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 • 29 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.
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