A lot of history episodes and a lot of film episodes. A few other subjects in between!
Bret Devereaux cancels Saruman. (Helms Deep as ancient military history)
Bret Devereaux is a teaching assistant professor of history at North Carolina State University and is the author of the famous https://acoup.blog The blog covers ancient history generally with military history as the main focus. One of the genius ideas...
Tom Holland scores 300
Tom Holland and Agnes Callard are both on top form reviewing the films 300 and Hero and discussing the history behind them. They unpick the politics too. Macabee Callard and I chip in.If you enjoy the podcast you will definitely enjoy Tom's book,...
The Fate of Rome with Kyle Harper
'They couldn't catch a break'. Invasion, the worst plague in history and climate change. Why the Roman Empire fell. Professor Kyle Harper is a wonderful guide to some really gruesome times. And after listening to the podcast check out his book, The Fate...
David Abulafia and the Boundless Sea
Professor Abulafia has written a wonderful book about 'merchants, explorers, pirates, cartographers and travellers in their quests for spices, gold, ivory, slaves, lands for settlement and knowledge of what lay beyond'. I enjoyed talking to him...
Tyler Cowen rates A Separation
Tyler Cowen discusses A Separation and About Elly with me and Agnes and Abe Callard. Towards the end Tyler grills Abe in a session of underrated/overrated (films).
Alex Tabarrok versus the People (Parasite and Burning reviewed)
In this episode we discussed two Korean films. Parasite and Burning. On the podcast in this episode was Alex Tabarrok who was defending the thesis he outlined in his wonderful blog piece, The Gaslighting of Parasite. Joining me to throw rocks at his...