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!... Show More

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November 16, 2019 23 min

The most successful dynasty of Babylon, in terms of longevity, is not talked about enough, until now.

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November 10, 2019 18 min

A light hearted look at the History of the World podcast's history on YouTube.

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November 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?

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October 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.

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October 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?

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October 12, 2019 14 min

A short and sweet debrief following the conclusion of volume two, and a look ahead at what is coming soon.

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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.

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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.

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September 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?

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September 14, 2019 41 min

2500000 - 700 BCE - Why did we start killing each other and how come we were so good at it?

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September 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.

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August 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.

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August 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?

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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.

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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?

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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?

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July 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.

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3300 - 1600 BCE - A mysterious, but peaceful and successful trading civilisation.  Their undeciphered script cannot hide some amazing and unique aspects.

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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?

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July 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.

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