184 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 music.

Life Of Caesar Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 187 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 music.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

CCRider65 ,

Classic stuff

Love the detail presented, love the tangents they go off on. Best way to learn- laugh and take in the history. I have done Alex the G and now JC looking forward to the rest. Well done lads. CC

Rzagos ,

Limbo History

An enjoyable and in-depth presentation of the history of the Caesars. It gives a great understanding of how events came about and ended the Roman Republic and fostered in the Empire by following the key players.
This podcast has provided some meaning for being stuck in peak hour traffic but, be warned, it is not for young ears or sensitives minds. Each episode is like a game of limbo with Ray and Cam lowering the bar of acceptability and political correctness. I have seen a video of a girl on roller skates skating underneath cars but she has nothing on these two who are more than comfortable discussing the best use of rubber gloves and electric chairs.
If you can overcome these interludes and are interested in Roman History then this podcast is for you and if you listen long enough (Tiberius) you can actually hear Ray answer a history question thrown at him by Cam.

sammich2 ,

Teaching the teacher

I’ve been listening to Ray and Cam’s Life of Caesar since before Caesar was a vampire. I met them both in Melbourne, and can confirm they are top quality people. They are both gentlemen and self taught scholars. I’ve often pondered their words from that evening. I enjoy their other work also. I suggest you get right into it. Dig back to the very beginning to find out why Caesar has to keep his promise to the pirates, why “Caesar don’t ship”, why the Germans have only one tactic, what it means to go Vastatio on someone, and other classics that had me spitting things out at short notice.

I’ve adopted their approach in my high school teaching, minus the really rude bits. That’s how high my opinion is. They make history entertaining by humorously exploiting the follies of past identities, turning them from cold marble busts to flesh and blood people we can all identify with. You’ll love the ultimate gambler Gaius Julius Caesar, the hypocrites Dickero and Cato, and hapless bit players like Hannarbus. They make history even more relevant than it usually is, by pointing out the endless parallels between ancient times and today’s events, and more recent history, in their renaissance and Cold War shows. All this just from reading books adobe reviewer pointed out. That’s all they do people, so don’t be fooled.

You too can become an expert, all you have to do is read a lot of books and do a lot of thinking.

I love the gossipy, irreverent style, and the depth of research. This is definitely not a Cliffs notes of ancient history, as one reviewer alleged, to Cams deep dismay. It has taken hundreds of hours to tell under a century of history so you better get started.

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