34 episodes

That's Ancient History: the podcast for all things classical, old & new. Exploring antiquity from its history to its place in today's world. Host and producer Dr Jean Menzies.

That's Ancient History Jean Menzies

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 91 Ratings

That's Ancient History: the podcast for all things classical, old & new. Exploring antiquity from its history to its place in today's world. Host and producer Dr Jean Menzies.

    S.6 E.3 Hera the Mother of Monsters with Jennifer Saint

    S.6 E.3 Hera the Mother of Monsters with Jennifer Saint

    Hera is out now: https://amzn.to/4biSxEN

    Find Jennifer:
    Website: https://www.jennifersaint.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer.saint.author/

    Find Jean:
    Website: https://www.jeanmenzies.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jeansthoughts
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jeansthoughts
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeansthoughts/

    Follow the podcast on X: https://twitter.com/thatsancient

    You can support the podcast via...
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/jeansthoughts
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bookishthoughts

    The Books We Talked About:
    Atalanta: https://amzn.to/3K1mgGc
    The Iliad: https://amzn.to/3UHjACG
    Lilith: https://amzn.to/3yi42Oe
    Women's Lore: https://amzn.to/3QLaUtI

    • 35 min
    S.6 E.2 Reimagining the Oedipus Cycle with Meagan Cleveland

    S.6 E.2 Reimagining the Oedipus Cycle with Meagan Cleveland

    Riddles of the Sphinx is out now: https://amzn.to/43ikAkB
    Check out Meagan...
    Website: https://www.meagancleveland.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littleredreading/
    X: https://twitter.com/MeaganClevelan8

    Follow the podcast on X: https://twitter.com/thatsancient

    Listen to this Podcast on...
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-591915376/classics-is-for-everyone
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0bfJsiS4eV9MN4A3pYMXNt
    Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=1387485444

    The Books We Talked About:
    Sophocles' Theban Plays (Antigone, Oedipus Rex & Oedipus at Colonus): https://amzn.to/48XXXmC
    Statius' Thebiad: https://amzn.to/3vchEJD
    Medea by Eilish Quin: https://www.waterstones.com/book/medea/eilish-quin/9781668020760
    Winter Harvest by Ioanna Papadopoulou: https://www.waterstones.com/book/winter-harvest/ioanna-papadopoulou/9781739234850
    Threads that Bind by Kika Hatzopoulou: https://www.waterstones.com/book/threads-that-bind/kika-hatzopoulou/9780241614648

    You can support my content via...
    Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/jeansthoughts
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bookishthoughts

    • 37 min
    S. 6 E. 1 Classics is for Everyone with Erica Stevenson

    S. 6 E. 1 Classics is for Everyone with Erica Stevenson

    Follow That's Ancient History on X: twitter.com/thatsancient

    In the first episode of season six Dr Jean Menzies chats classics and accessibility with creator and producer of the MoanIn project (Modern Ancients) Erica Stevenson.

    Find Erica & MoanInc:
    Website: https://www.moaninc.co.uk
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/moaninc
    X: https://twitter.com/moaninc

    Find Jean:
    Website: https://www.jeanmenzies.com
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jeansthoughts
    X: https://twitter.com/jeansthoughts

    The Books We Talked About:
    The Iliad: https://amzn.to/3I3MF54
    The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours: https://amzn.to/49nk4E9
    Savage Beasts: https://amzn.to/3I6m5bz

    • 51 min
    S.5 E.4 Writing Greek Myths for Children with Jen Campbell & Jean Menzies

    S.5 E.4 Writing Greek Myths for Children with Jen Campbell & Jean Menzies

    Jen Campbell Interviews Jean Menzies (That's Ancient History host) about her debut children's book Greek Myths, published by DK and illustrated by Katie Ponder.

    Jean's book Greek Myths: https://amzn.to/3IlJHqN

    Also in the series is Norse Myths by Matt Ralphs: https://amzn.to/3FMVKfg

    And you can currently preorder Egyptian Myths by Jean Menzies: https://amzn.to/33S0pz8

    Check out Jen's latest book, The Girl Who Ate Her Brothers and other Gruesome Tales: https://amzn.to/3rCQwNU

    As well as her series on the history of fairytales on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj_-yiIwc8I&t=0s

    • 30 min
    S.5 E.3 Ask a Classicist with my boyfriend: Hobbies, Courting, and Social Life in Antiquity

    S.5 E.3 Ask a Classicist with my boyfriend: Hobbies, Courting, and Social Life in Antiquity

    Just a Couple of Meeples Board Game Review: https://www.instagram.com/justacoupleofmeeples/

    That's Ancient History on twitter: https://twitter.com/thatsancient

    Books Mentioned:
    Aphrodite's Tortoise: https://amzn.to/30NVhux
    The Old Kingdom Series: The Old Kingdom

    • 34 min
    S.5 E.2 Medusa & Modern Women with Jessie Burton

    S.5 E.2 Medusa & Modern Women with Jessie Burton

    In this episode of That's Ancient History Jean talks to author Jessie Burton about her new book Medusa: https://amzn.to/3Guqp2B

    More from Jessie Burton: https://www.jessieburton.co.uk

    Follow That's Ancient History on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thatsancient

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

09Spr0ckeT! ,

Absolutely Adore This

This podcast is amazing! I discovered this podcast via YouTube and it’s so great to learn about things that I am not familiar with and Jean introduces topics in such a lovely accessible way!

CharZhao ,

Refreshing take to history!

Jean makes learning all about ancient history so fun with her approach. A source for beginners and avid fans alike, this podcasts goes in depth on certain aspects of ancient history with the right amount of entertainment that also educates.

GemmaMaynard ,

Classics newbie

What a fab way to learn more. I’m a complete newbie (studied very little at school) but am hooked and have a huge pile of ancient literature i now want to read. Fab podcast

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