88 episodes

Join veteran podcasters Ray Harris (The World War II Podcast) and Cameron Reilly (The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast) as they go on a journey to discover the true story about the Caesars.



WARNING: This podcast contains jokes, rude words and references to politics and religion. People easily triggered by such things should not listen. You poor snowflakes.

Life Of Caesar Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris

    • History
    • 4.5 • 221 Ratings

Join veteran podcasters Ray Harris (The World War II Podcast) and Cameron Reilly (The Napoleon Bonaparte Podcast) as they go on a journey to discover the true story about the Caesars.



WARNING: This podcast contains jokes, rude words and references to politics and religion. People easily triggered by such things should not listen. You poor snowflakes.

    A Monotony Of Disaster

    A Monotony Of Disaster

    A family commits suicide together to escape Nero’s prosecution, while others just get stabbed to death. But Tacitus’ explanations for Nero’s behaviour still leave us scratching our heads.

    • 30 min
    A Reckless Spirit

    A Reckless Spirit

    Nero launches a series of attacks that result in the demise of certain members of the Roman elite. But why these particular people? And why now? We tease apart Tacitus to try to work out what’s really going on.

    • 48 min
    Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 2)

    Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 2)

    This is the second and final part of our interview with philosopher Michael Tremblay, talking about Seneca and stoicism.

    • 36 min
    Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 1)

    Michael Tremblay On Stoicism (part 1)

    With the recent demise on our show of Nero's favourite Stoic, Seneca, we wanted to go balls deep on Stoicism. To help us out, our guest Michael Tremblay, who has a PhD in philosophy, where he studied Stoic ethics and education, came on and talk to us about the history and ideas behind the philosophy and the importance of Seneca. Here's part one of our discussion.

    • 56 min
    Wife Kicker

    Wife Kicker

    In the year 66, Nero gets taken on a wild goose chase, performs some lovely poetry and harp concerts… oh yeah, and he kicks his wife to death.

    • 44 min
    High Praise

    High Praise

    This episode is brought to you by - legal weed! The Pisonian Conspiracy is over. Rewards are handed out to those who remained loyal. The Senate wants to make Nero a living god.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

imperaror caesar ,

Life of Caesar

Finally onto Claudius!

Rowie Burger ,

Greatest Podcast of All Time

I never would’ve thought that ancient history could be interesting. Now I listen to 2-3 hours of Roman history a day as I commute to and from work. I’m still catching up but I’m already looking forward to Cam and Ray’s other podcasts. Cam and Ray are so good they even pop into your head at inappropriate times, in particular them laughing about the quote “passengers are never allowed on board until the hold is full”.
This podcast is the most entertaining podcast I’ve listened to and is massively binge worthy. Well worth a listen.

Tricycle II ,

And on to Caligula...

Having heard this double act since they made their mark with the original Julius Caius Ceasar, I dread to think how far this will go having such a twisted subject matter.

Having watched ‘ I, Claudius’ inspired by these two, I can only sense Ray is Claudius to Cam’s Caligula.

Only a man with a cunning plan could possibly survive what is being thrashed around and at him.

History? Oh, bit of that too.

Carlos (Sydney)

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