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Could you survive and thrive if you were sent back in time? Would you invent electricity in ancient Rome, or perhaps teach Napoleon rock & roll?
Well now you can find out!


Join our hosts Ryan, Tan and Keon in PastMaster – the time-travelling, history-bending, role-playing show. It’s simple. We've given an AI the rules of the game and it acts as our narrator and guide. Each week we navigate to a different era and find out if we've got what it takes to reshape history.


Will it be historically accurate?
Will any of it make sense?
Will we master the past?
Tune in and find out!

PastMaster: Reshaping History With AI PastMaster

    • History
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Could you survive and thrive if you were sent back in time? Would you invent electricity in ancient Rome, or perhaps teach Napoleon rock & roll?
Well now you can find out!


Join our hosts Ryan, Tan and Keon in PastMaster – the time-travelling, history-bending, role-playing show. It’s simple. We've given an AI the rules of the game and it acts as our narrator and guide. Each week we navigate to a different era and find out if we've got what it takes to reshape history.


Will it be historically accurate?
Will any of it make sense?
Will we master the past?
Tune in and find out!

    S3E4: Sunil Patel's Roman Rampage [~150 BCE]

    S3E4: Sunil Patel's Roman Rampage [~150 BCE]

    Comedian and actor Sunil Patel (Alice & Jack (C4) The Witchfinder (BBC), This Time with Alan Partridge (BBC), Stath Lets Flats (C4)) is back in the hot seat for another blast through the past.
    As our first guest back in Season 1 Sunil is a veteran of exploring the markets and brothels of history’s muddy waters. This time he’s headed back to Rome to make a name for himself amongst the Roman elite.

    But will GameMaster allow him to wander around punching senators without consequences?
    And what game-changing invention can possibly top the enigmatic "Patel's Box" from Season 1?

    If you were stuck in the past what item would you bring? Sunil reckons a camera phone. But the battery would die pretty quick. No, the best thing to bring back would surely be Tan's suggestion of the Ultimate Guide To Rebuilding Civilisation


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    • 46 min
    S3E3: AgathAI ChristiGPT – Can we make a compelling murder mystery drama? [1928 CE]

    S3E3: AgathAI ChristiGPT – Can we make a compelling murder mystery drama? [1928 CE]

    First Sherlock Holmes then Hercule Poirot and now Inspector Klaus.

    Keon pits himself against the greatest crime-solving detectives in a special MurderMysteryMaster edition of PastMaster.

    We've powered up GameMaster to deliver a veritable Cluedo feast of a whodunnit. But will we ever find out who delivered the fate of the recently deceased Lord Jasper Cavendish Brown?



    Tune in and find out

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    • 34 min
    S3E2: “A Whole New (smoke-free) World” - Saving Walt Disney (ft Verbal Diorama’s Em McGowan)

    S3E2: “A Whole New (smoke-free) World” - Saving Walt Disney (ft Verbal Diorama’s Em McGowan)

    Disney's "Dark Ages" typically encompasses the late 1960s to the late 1980s. During this time the quality and success of Disney animated films suffered and it wasn’t until 1989’s The Little Mermaid that things turned around.

    But what happened? Why was one of the most successful studios of all time in decline?

    The answer likely lies with the man himself, Walt Disney, whose untimely death at 65 left the company struggling to find creative leadership that could fill his shoes.

    It turns out that Mr Disney liked a cigarette or three and probably didn’t live the healthiest lifestyle.

    What would have happened had Walt not died? Would things be different? Would the Dark Ages of Disney never come to be? Today’s guest, Em McGowan from the film-history podcast Verbal Diorama, is on a mission to find out.

    Can she stop Walt Disney from smoking and encourage a healthier lifestyle? Will Disney be saved?

    Tune in and find out



    [NOTE. Apologies for some slight technical issues with the video of this episode]



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    • 41 min
    S3E1: Hard Mode 2.0 – Can Tan become a god in Ancient Sparta? [~500 BCE]

    S3E1: Hard Mode 2.0 – Can Tan become a god in Ancient Sparta? [~500 BCE]

    We're back with Season 3 of PastMaster!

    This week's episode is PastHard with a Vengeance as Ryan tries to turn the tables on Tan with his version of a harder, stricter game.

    Tan gets sent back to Ancient Sparta against his wishes and has to survive amongst the muscle-bound warriors with only the movie 300 starring Gerard Butler as his reference point material.

    Will he survive? Or will he be smited and ridiculed? Tune in and find out.



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    • 47 min
    Season 3 Trailer – Past Hard with a Vengance

    Season 3 Trailer – Past Hard with a Vengance

    The PastMaster crew are back with Season 3. And it's promising to be more Past-ery and more AI-y than ever before.



    Featuring upgraded GameMasters, Murder Mystery solving, Regency period dramas, Walt Disney, Samurais, Area 51, Cockneys, Drug Lords and so much more



    We've also got a whole slew of guests this season including fellow podcasters Verbal Diorama and Fetch the Smelling salts. Plus comedians Sunil Patel, Nick Horseman and more.



    You can also see our lovely faces as we attempt to film each episode to varying degrees of success!



    So buckle up and get ready for more PastMaster adventures



    - Ryan, Tan and Keon



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    • 4 min
    S2E13: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Season 2 Finale

    S2E13: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Season 2 Finale

    Looking back on highlights of season 2, Ryan, Keon and Tan pick out the good, the bad and the tremendously ugly.

    Phallic AI art and GameMaster’s double standards feature prominently, alongside successes such as ‘hard mode’, the mission to dismantle the Berlin Conference and improvements in AI over the course of the series.

    ‘King George’ makes his debut as the voice of GameMaster, and we also hear stories of chilli disaster from our hosts.

    Also includes as a teaser for what is coming up in season 3.

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Gazzinho ,

A good laugh!

This is a fun listen, with laugh out loud moments and good banter between the hosts as they journey through time with an AI guide. Definitely worth digging into these!

salt_n_vinegar ,

How would you fare in a different era?

I’ve just binged the first three episodes and I’m loving this podcast! The chemistry between the hosts is contagious, and their witty banter has kept me laughing throughout each episode. More please!

Brisktopher ,

So good!!

How far into the future do I need to go so that I can listen to ALL episodes of PastMaster, I WANT MORE!!

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